June 24, 2018
Isengard Promotions Presents:
HOODED MENACE (Finland) – Special intimate show!
Sunday 24th June
The Black Heart
3 Greenland Place
SeeTickets : https://www.seetickets.com/tour/hooded-menace-witchsorrow-coltsblood
Or email IsengardPromotions@gmail.com to buy through PayPal/transfer (no booking fees)
Also coming up:
07/05 – AuraNoir(Norway) Degial(Sweden) Taphos(Denmark)
16/08-SadisticIntent(USA) / GraveMiasma / Salute
Local accommodation for those travelling:
June 23, 2018
Seek Destroy & The Ugly Scenes + one more
June 21, 2018
Tax avoiding property giant Delancey and University of the Arts London (UAL) have partnered for a development plan which will see the Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre demolished and replaced with luxury housing and a new building for UAL’s London College of Communication (LCC) turfing out the working class and largely Latin traders and wider community from the Elephant. This is social cleansing and would only result in the further gentrification of Southwark.
In January Southwark’s Planning Committee rejected the plan after community pressure. Later that month the committee re-met to decide and submit their reasons for refusal but widespread opposition and scrutiny pressured Delaney into postponing
the final vote till the summer and later making some concessions including an increase in the social housing commitment and assurance the bingo would remain.
This is testament to what’s possible when we organise and take action but
there’s still a long way to go and much to win, 7% social housing is an
increase but still shamefully low.
The vote on the revised development plan is likely to take place in July so this is our final opportunity to once again come together, make our demands known and push for a vital increase in social housing, affordable retail units and compensation for all traders and meaningful involvement and accountability for the people who live, work and study in the Elephant.
June 19, 2018
After discussions at the last reading group moved into ideas around education, what is it for and what is a ‘good’ education, this reading group looks at some texts on anarchist pedagogies. We’ve selected a few which cover both theory and practical examples.
Come and join us for a discussion of these texts on the 3rd Tuesday (19th June) at 7pm at Freedom Bookshop. The texts themselves are fairly short (8 pages for one- cheers, Colin!) so shouldn’t be too onerous and all available online as pdfs.
Colin Ward, Schools no longer (In Anarchy in Action, p.79 https://libcom.org/files/Ward_-_Anarchy_in_Action_3.pdf)
Judith Suissa, Anarchism goes to school (Escuela Moderna and the Ferrer School) p75-88 (in Anarchism and Education: A philosophical perspective http://rebels-library.org/files/anarchismandeducation.pdf)
Jeffery Shantz, Learning to Win: Anarchist Infrastructures of Resistance (in Anarchist Pedagogies http://rebels-library.org/files/anarchistpedagogies.pdf)
Justin Mueller, Anarchism, the State, and the Role of Education (in Anarchist Pedagogies http://rebels-library.org/files/anarchistpedagogies.pdf)
June 15, 2018 – June 16, 2018
Dog of Man bring the sound of the filth stricken basement, fizzing electric accordion and angular guitar together in a glorious cacophony of bitcrushed, ambient and melodic acid-punk that will leave your jaw hanging beside your pasty white ankles. https://dogofman.bandcamp.com/
Ham Legion play a collision of beaming up beat power pop, with grinding grungy outbursts, dramatic changes of mood, tonnes of vocals, sudden passages of twistingly epic prog then moments of restrained delivery and somber reflection. https://ham-legion.bandcamp.com
Crystal Piss: Local band playing garage punk. Piss to the wall, fuck em all! https://crystalpiss.bandcamp.com/releases
Hemming Tong: Bromley contingent reject plays garage punk/punk rock/post punk/new wave on vinyl!
Free before 9pm, £3 after
Instagram: @foxandfirkin | Twitter: @FoxFirkin
www.foxfirkin.com | 316 Lewisham High St, SE13 6JZ
June 13, 2018
Freedom Press Presents: Albert Meltzer’s The London Anarchists 1935-1955 book launch and gig, featuring Gab De La Vega & Efa Supertramp
Join us in Angel Alley at Freedom Bookshop as we celebrate the publication of Albert Meltzer’s The Anarchists in London: 1935-1955. Meltzer was a contributor to Freedom and was a founding member of the Anarchist Black Cross.
“At the beginning of the 1930s British anarchism was barely clinging on as great movements happened elsewhere. By the mid-1960s however all that had changed. The movement was on the up, with hundreds of groups and dozens of publications to its name in a vibrant scene that would go on to make a major impact.
This is a story of the in-between years. Of solidarity with the Spanish anarchists as they fought Franco, clashes with Mosley’s fascist blackshirts, internment by the British State as it sought to crush internal dissent, of repression in a febrile post-war environment, and the bubbling pot as public sentiment turned against militarism and war.”
We will be keeping the bookshop open late, and socialising in the Angel Alley, there will be an amazing collective dinner provided. We are lucky to have a couple of amazing anarchist musicians coming to play in the alleyway so come along, have dinner and a drink with us, grab yourself a copy of the book, and support the local and travelling artists!
We are suggesting a £3* donation on the evening to go toward the performers’ travel costs, and if you purchase a copy of the book on the night then we’ll take £3 off the cover price. Any further money raised will go toward the Freedom Building Repair Fund.
*No-one will be turned away for lack of funds, if you don’t have a few quid to put in don’t worry, come down and enjoy the music and a meal with us anyway!
GAB DE LA VEGA (Italy)
After years of playing punk and hardcore, Gab De La Vega started his solo project, putting The Smashrooms hardcore punk aside for a while and taking up an acoustic guitar.
Minimal and direct melodies, where the punk three-chords theory meets vaguely folk veins.
Stories of real lives, political practice, criticism and theories, some daily life glimpse and personal thoughts come along with the warm sound of the acoustic guitar, soundtrack of a journey, told with self-criticism and self-irony.
I Want Nothing: https://youtu.be/nlVCF-ftNSk
Against The Grain: https://youtu.be/ItKfkHp0CC4
EFA SUPERTRAMP (Wales)
Efa Supertramp is a folk punk grrrl armed with just an acoustic guitar and a powerful voice. With her passionate attitude for performing and DIY culture, she’s been making a name for herself in the underground punk and folk scene with her truthful attitude to life and politics. Originally from Wales, now based in London, Efa sings in both English and Welsh, her mother-tongue language. Her songs are angry but uplifting, she hates money, power, greed and inequality, but loves living life as free as she can.
Drawing much of her inspiration from social justice issues, Efa has been regularly touring around the European continent since 2012, playing in squats, living rooms, protests, street corners, bars and festivals; supporting punk legends such as The Damned, Viv Albertine and TV Smith. Her debut album “Rhyddid Yw Y Freuddwyd” (Freedom is the Dream) was released in 2015, through her label AFIACH.
June 9, 2018
THE BUS STATION LOONIES, ANARCHISTWOOD, THE SPUNK, P.C.F.
June 9, 2018 – June 10, 2018
Presented by The Fighting Cocks Bar & Live Music Venue and Bangers Embrace Presents HM Queen Elizabeth II official birthday celebrations with-
Sinful Maggie – Formed in 2015 and set out to show people that you could have a punk band with an accordion and not play Folk, Gypsy or Celtic Punk. Brothers Charlie and Russ Draper had been writing together for years, but without a band, the songs remained unheard. With the addition of Briony Ireland, a rose between two thorns, and Ollie Beaton, the bloke who holds two sticks, the band was ready to take their fast and furious punk rock on the road playing along side bands like The Mistakes and Self Abuse, but have since shared bills with Maid of Ace, The Real McKenzies, The Rumjacks, Buzzcocks and Slaves. The band makes no bones about wearing their influences on their sleeves, often being likened to early Rancid with a bit of The Clash and some early Dropkick Murphys to boot, but that doesn’t mean they don’t bring something fresh to the scene.
The band’s self-titled debut album is out now on all major digital platforms and CD. They will be up and down the country all year so come and catch them in Kingston when they stop at The Fighting Cocks.
Support from Kingston oi punk trailblazers Scandal-streetpunk and making their FC debut are melodic street punks The Drunken Ramblings from West London oi oi!
Lets show ol’ Lizzie how the punks party!
DOORS 8pm…ish (No earlier!)
Late bar open till 1am
Sponsored by Fireball UK
The Fighting Cocks is an 18+ bar and venue-
PLEASE BRING ID TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT
El Diablo Promotions presents:
Green Lung combine crushing heaviness with soaring hooks, summoning up the proto-metal spectres of Black Sabbath and Pentagram, the psychedelic heft of heavy prog and the anthemic gloom of Danzig and Type O Negative; all the while dragging those influences into the 21st Century and sculpting them into a sound that is entirely their own.
Hailing from South London and made up of vocalist Tom Templar, guitarist Scott Masson, bassist Andrew Cave and drummer Matt Wiseman, the band released their debut EP, Free the Witch, in February 2018.
Cavalli are the very essence of horses, in fact Cavalli means horses, in every sense of the word ‘means’. Galloping playfully like a cubed, wild stallion, Cavalli are a hugantic rock made of solid blood. The sign at the gate reads Beware- Cavalli.
Music as heavy as fuck, as made by Edu (Cavalli) Tom (First) and Colm (Lamo).
Wychhound are a genre defying band. A band you cant cage or define. There are no walls or rules here… Wychhound draw on each others influences to create their unique blend of heavy melodic riff-laden tunes, that will take you on an unforgettable journey… With their debut self-titled EP, sonically captured by Jaime Gomez Arellano (Cathedral, Electric Wizard, Ghost) in tow, Wychhound are here.
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