Saturday 12 December; Absent Kelly presents Carl Barat DJ set.





Indie hero, man of the moment and Libertines legend Carl Barat will be returning to one of London’s coolest underground venues, the Amersham Arms this December after a sold out night of Indie floor fillers earlier this year.


It’s arguably been the biggest year the Libs have ever had! The band played a storming set at Glastonbury, headline sets at Reading and Leeds as well as numerous other big festivals across the globe and have been on front pages of music magazines up and down the country in the lead up to their critically acclaimed and much anticipated first album in ten years, “Anthems for Doomed Youth”.


The Libertines lads are seriously hot property right now, having just announced a string of huge arena shows for next year, which makes it even more special that Carl is taking the time out of his non-stop schedule to join us, so you should too, to party like the good old days and enjoy some music when the lights go out.

7pm – 3am - £12 OTD / £10 ADV

NYE: This Feeling / Jack Rocks THE ENEMY / THE RIFLES, The Magic Mod (magician) w/ X Radio DJs

this feeling is kicking off 2016 with the usual massive dosage of rock ’n’ roll…

Double headliner action from The Rifles (acoustic) and The Enemy (acoustic) with additional entertainment from magician, The Magic Mod and a party on the decks from Radio X DJs

Tickets and info;

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23rd November Happy Mondays presents Simon Munnery




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Tuesdays. HANG THE DJ. Its open decks! Free Entry!

Weekly Open Decks nights! Advance slots via then invite your friends to your set tweet @TheAmershamArms

Open Mic Night at Amersham Arms!

Am Open MicWeekly Wednesday 
and Musicians Social. 
7.30pm to midnight
if you are playing!


Thurs 26th Nov EAVI XIV


Fluxtrio + Yearning Kru + Phantom Chips + Gorenidal + Chi Po-Hao + Spacer Woman + Team GBH

EAVI is back for the 14th instalment, bringing homemade electronics, bleeding edge electronic music, free improvisation and more to the Amersham Arms.

Phantom Chips artist photo

Phantom Chips

Phantom Chips aka Tara Pattenden is a multimedia artist working with analog electronics, field recordings and soft circuitry. She plays homemade tape manipulators and lunetta style electronics. Her work explores tactile interaction with a particular interest in creating clumsy and awkward interfaces. She makes other worldly monsters embedding them with sonic devices to create wearable, tactile sound machines.

Phantom Chips tour dates

Friday 27th Nov 2015 : Absent Kelly – Introducing

Absent Kelly Introducing: Sahara Dam + The Parkas + Twin + Monk + Handsome Jack’s Showband

Doors 7pm – click here to buy tickets.


This November, promoters Absent Kelly return to the Amersham Arms to fill it’s stage with some of the best Alternative Rock and Indie from London and beyond.

On the evening’s bill is Sahara Dam. Sahara Dam are a female fronted Alt/Rock quartet from Reading. The delicate yet powerful vocals of frontwoman, Hannah are a stark contrast to the heavy and dark guitars, but somehow works perfectly. Despite being fairly new to the scene, the band have already played on some of London’s best grass roots stages, including The Workshop, Spice of Life and Alleycat.

Joining us from Kent to provide support is the Parkas, playing Britpop inspired Indie Rock, or ‘Modern Mod’, that has been gaining them a fair bit of attention at the moment. The band’s debut single “Home” has just been released and has already been picked up by BBC Introducing as well as being chosen to perform at this year’s Isle of Wight Festival. With plenty more in the pipeline, we recommend you keep your eye on these guys, we’re sure they’re gonna be huge pretty soon!

Another Kent band on the bill is Twin, an Alt/Indie quartet, who specialise in Jam-esque jaunty Indie tunes with a country/bluesy edge. The band have already gained attention, playing on the stages of the best known grass roots venues the Capital has to offer, including 229, Surya and the Lexington. The band’s latest EP “Instant Coffee with Sour Cream” is available to listen to on the band’s Soundcloud and it’s a corker. We strongly recommend a listen.

We’ll also be joined by Monk. This London based band play psych inspired alt/rock that draws on many different styles that can be heard throughout their set, with elements of shoegaze, ska and prog all mixing together to produce something undeniably Monk. The band haven’t been on the scene long but have already impressed crowds at some of London’s staple grass roots venues including the Comedy, the New Cross Inn and the Brixton Windmill.

Opening the show is is Handsome Jack’s Showband. Having played together for a number of years, this London quartet are no strangers to the stage and play a mixture of originals and covers of some of your favourite rock classics, as well as some you wouldn’t expect. Over the years, the band have played at many London staple venues including the Bird’s Nest and the Dublin Castle and provided everyone with a right good time at ‘Chilled Out in a Field Festival’ this summer. Prepare to dance.



Introducing emerging bands, last Fridays of the month!



27th November – MANIFEST, Feeling And Form, art exhibition

Manifest - Feeling and Form

27th November 2015 Manifest – Feeling and Form

WHIP IT! – Every Friday Night!

South East London’s after-party!

Hip-Hop, Electro, Rock n Roll, Indie weekly until 3am Saturday morning!

Drinks Deals. Free Entry.

28 November THE TAPESTRY & guests play THIS FEELING

The Tapestry (photographed by Duncan Stafford), Jackals Rose, The Harlots, Isles

Bands 8pm – 11pm, This Feeling DJs 11pm till 3am
£3 adv (Q jump / guaranteed entry)/£4 door - Free Jack & coke to first 50 in.
info / free downloads :

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Wednesday 2nd December – K-Ink Live (Fund Raiser)

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Hello good people we are putting on a fundraiser to help give peckhams newest tattoo and arts platform a push forward . What better way to do this than getting our friends together to play some music and raise a little hell! £5 On The Door
The Mantis Opera
DJs Mock and Milli

Thursday December 3rd 2015, Climax Presents

Live Music 6pm-11pm – ticket info

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Sat 5th December : The Scummy Mummies Christmas Special!

Back By Demand!

Ho Ho Ho It’s the Scummy Mummies Xmas Show. Sat 5 Dec, 7.30pm

Tix £6 @scummymummies 

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Sat 5th December ‘SAINT NICK’ A Christmas Comedy


Upstairs Gallery Theatre – tickets available from Theatre

Saint Nick is a new festive comedy from Me.Him Theatre, which follows the story of travelling pipe cleaner salesman, Nick, and his desperate attempts to get home for Christmas before his boss steals his family.

Friday 11th December : the end of the year END OF THE TRAIL Party!

End Of The Trail Rcords, the independent record label taking the future of the music industry by storm. So, it’s recommended that you get here and get involved.

18+ Event, Entry is £5 guestlist (ask the bands) or £6 On The Door

For Pre gig networking look out for the facebook event. Doors 7pm, live show starts 7.30pm.


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“I’ve got a lot of love for End Of The Trail Records. They are starting to become one of my favourite labels. I think they’re brilliant. I think their roster is just stellar. They’re doing some really great work at the moment”

(Christian Carlisle – BBC Introducing,Sheffield).


“Genuinely in it for the music.” (Louder Than War)


“Breaking the label mould.” (Record Of The Day)


“Echoing the grandeur of Factory Records.” (NARC)


“The Independent label most likely to.” (TheZineUK)


“The 21st Century has it’s own Rough Trade meets Heavenly meets Factory meets Creation Records label – it’s called ‘End Of The Trail’ Records and thanks to them, the Uniqulture Roadshow got a foot in the door at @AltEscape Festival (The Greater Escape!) last year and found some new favourite bands. This year, we were back, and still checking out the brilliance of Pink Cigar and Spears on their stage at that event. Can’t feckin’ stay away. Reputations are being made at these showcases, I kid you not.”  (RocklandsTV blog)

Sunday 13th December 2015 Brockley Ukelele Group

Brockley Ukelele Group

@BrockleyUke #FREE London’s fave Ukebox, will uke your fave tunes!

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14 Dec : Heavy Highness + Maya Yianni + Tommy

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Wednesday 16th December; Operesque Opera’s Big Fat Xmas Kiss on the lips!

Big Fat Xmas Kiss on the Lips

Tickets and info


An Evening of Opera and Carols as you’ve never seen it before. This is going to be WON-DER-FUL! 

#opera #lgbt @OperesqueOpera

18th December : London Pub Theatres Christmas Challenge



To see three pub theatre shows by 18 December with a meet up on the last one.


A special Christmas edition of BARE ESSENTIALS presented by Encompass Productions: Featuring a diverse range of short plays ranging from moving dramas to hilarious comedies – there’s something for everyone! London’s best reviewed new writing night!

★★★★★ LondonTheatre1 ★★★★ Everything Theatre ★★★★ Theatre Bubble ★★★★ Grumpy Gay Critic ★★★★ Female Arts

Amersham Arms, 388 New Cross Road, London SE14 6TY
18 December 2015 at 19.30pm (please arrive early and stay to chat afterwards)
Nearest Overground: New Cross (2min walk) & New Cross Gate (5min walk)
Our discounted tickets are £8 (plus booking fee of £1.47)
Information and Box Office:

The main idea is to keep with the spirit of adventure; to introduce yourself to new experiences and meet up with other pub theatre challenge people at the final venue.

1. Book up the third venue using the exclusive link above and this will ensure you are identified as a member of the challenge group
2. Include one pub theatre in your own vicinity
3. Include at least one pub theatre that you have never been to before
4. Tweet about your visit (reviews & pictures) of your experiences to @pubtheatres1 and send
longer reviews to for inclusion on our blog.

1. You will find top tips for current shows in our favourites:
2. The London pub theatres and links to their websites can be found here:

We will be at the final venue and look forward to meeting you!


Discover traditional pub theatres in London and the UK supporting cutting edge performances,new writing and emerging theatre companies.  Great night out!

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