CHEESE & WINE PAIRING - FREE - SOLD OUT
May
14
to May 27

CHEESE & WINE PAIRING - FREE - SOLD OUT

In celebration of London Wine Week our bar manager, Adrian Calderbank, will be hosting a Cheese & Wine Pairing evening in The Roseberry Room. Adrian will take you on a tour of Britain, discussing cheeses from a variety of regions across the country that cover many styles, production techniques and types of dairy animal. Each cheese will be served with matching wines and accompaniments to get your taste buds tingling!

This is a members only event.
To reserve a space please email signup@thedepartmentstore.com

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Martin Green
May
17
to May 18

Martin Green

Martin Green is a DJ and Curator. He ran the legendary 90s nightclub Smashing, has compiled 30 albums and kickstarted the lounge music revival. He has DJ-ed internationally including events for Prada, Pucci, White Cube and Anish Kapoor. 

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WORLD WHISKEY DAY - FREE - SOLD OUT
May
18
3:00 PM15:00

WORLD WHISKEY DAY - FREE - SOLD OUT

World Whisky Day is upon us and it’s all about making whiskey accessible for everyone - we are never exclusive or prescriptive about our drinks Upstairs! Pull up a chair at the high tables and enjoy a dram while discussing the history of whiskey, it's production and pairings with our whiskey connoisseur. We have 4 samples for you to try and to top it all off we'll be ending the evening with a delicious cocktail based on your favourite sample! Bar snacks will be available for purchase, which might be a good idea with all that whiskey!

Members are welcome to bring one guest.
To reserve a space please email signup@thedepartmentstore.com

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Tim Cronin
May
19
3:00 PM15:00

Tim Cronin

Tim Cronin is a lively and engaging soloist (a modern day one man band) who combines piano, guitar, looping and vocals to entertain the audience. His musical forays were born out of a childhood love for all things blues, folk and soul. Having grown up absorbing parental influences such as The Beatles and Stevie Wonder, Tim was always destined for a career exploring his own musical and emotional outpourings. Fast forward a number of years and Cronin is taking those formative influences and combining them with the likes of Bon Iver, John Mayer and Coldplay, creating his own individual sound.

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URBAN GOLF RE-LAUNCH PARTY - FREE - SOLD OUT
May
22
6:00 PM18:00

URBAN GOLF RE-LAUNCH PARTY - FREE - SOLD OUT

Urban Golf, 12 Smithfield St, EC1A 9LA

Golf is the greatest game in the world, and it’s especially good when you combine it with great music and the finest libations. Whether you are a fanatic, part-timer, not-enough-timer or you've never picked up a club before – we say: come in, grab a beer and enjoy the game right in the heart of London!

Squire & Partners, owners of Urban Golf, are excited to invite Upstairs members to the re-launch of Urban Golf Smithfield, the home of golf in the City of London since 2006. The space has been reimagined to create the ultimate venue for golf and grooves, where you can sharpen your swing in our custom designed simulator booths or perfect your putt in the 160 degree curved screen bunker. 

We have limited places reserved for Upstairs members so join us for a social evening of great music, food, drink and of course, golf!

Members are welcome to bring one guest.
To reserve a space please email signup@thedepartmentstore.com

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TAROT CARD WORKSHOP - FREE - SOLD OUT
May
22
6:30 PM18:30

TAROT CARD WORKSHOP - FREE - SOLD OUT

Join us as we unravel the mystery surrounding Tarot cards in this beginners workshop, hosted by Tarot card reader and Upstairs member, Tahlee Johnson. Tahlee will be giving you an introduction into the complex world of Tarot reading with a brief history of its origins and an overview of the cards, their symbolism and the numerology contained within. The session will include an exercise completed in pairs in a safe and comfortable environment. You will receive an arrival cocktail and bar snacks will be available.

Members are welcome to bring one guest.
To reserve a space please email signup@thedepartmentstore.com

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Karen Lane
May
26
3:00 PM15:00

Karen Lane

Originally from Perth, Lane has self-produced 6 albums to critical acclaim. Her debut “Once In A Lifetime” (2002) garnered the attention and positive reviews of the International jazz press and radio play in the UK, Japan, USA and Canada.

When Karen first hit the UK Scene she was quickly recognized by Michael Parkinson regularly being featured on his BBC Radio and Jazz FM.

 In 2018 Lane released PASSARIM in Paris at the Sunset Club, followed by a support slot for Deodato at Ronnie Scott’s.  Career highlights have included International Jazz festivals, regular slots at Pizza Express Jazz Club, and selling out the main room at Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club.  Karen has been delighted to find herself singing in places she’d never imagined she would visit: including Sicily, Portofino, Nice, Monte Carlo, Evian, Berlin, Cape Town and Bucharest. In November 2018 she played a sold out show at The Elgar Room Royal Albert Hall as part of the London Jazz Festival.

https://soundcloud.com/karen-lane-1
TWITTER: @krushgroover1 - Karen Lane https://twitter.com
www.karenlanejazz.com

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BRIXTON CHAMBER ORCHESTRA - LIVE LOUNGE - £15
Jun
1
to Jun 14

BRIXTON CHAMBER ORCHESTRA - LIVE LOUNGE - £15

Downstairs, 248 Ferndale Road, SW9 8FR

Downstairs at The Department Store is proud to be hosting the fantastic Brixton Chamber Orchestra's 'Live Lounge', where principal instrumentalists will be joined by a handful of incredible vocalists for a programme of imaginative and colourful covers by MD Matthew O’Keeffe.

Brixton Chamber Orchestra is a versatile group of classically–trained musicians, with young professionals and talented amateurs playing side by side. They specialise in classical music but play music of all types, including pop, gospel and grime. They revel in surprising and unlikely collaborations and are known for playing in unexpected places. Working with music charities and schools in Lambeth, they want to help bring new audiences to classical music and encourage more people to take up an instrument! 

Your ticket will include a drink on arrival. 
Members are welcome to buy a maximum of four tickets.
To purchase a ticket, please click here. To receive the password for this page please email signup@thedepartmentstore.com

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Martin John
May
12
3:00 PM15:00

Martin John

Considered one of the finest vocalists in both the UK and Ireland, and part of the Top Ten Album selling swing group 'Jack Pack', Martin John is a renowned musician who offers both a slick and polished Swing show or an Acoustic guitar and Vocal experience

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EDD K
May
10
to May 11

EDD K

Collector of golden age hip-hop through to soulful house music via any genre in between that has a groove, Edd will be sure to get you moving.

Edd’s selections have been heard at venues from Brilliant Corners to Village Underground, stations from Balamii to NTS, and festival stages from Czech Republic to Croatia.

Friday Night: https://www.mixcloud.com/mixmotel/mixmotel-27-ek/
Sunday Afternoon: https://www.mixcloud.com/groovement/edd-mystery-selections-jaunes-oct-2015/

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Karen Lane
May
5
3:00 PM15:00

Karen Lane

Originally from Perth, Lane has self-produced 6 albums to critical acclaim. Her debut “Once In A Lifetime” (2002) garnered the attention and positive reviews of the International jazz press and radio play in the UK, Japan, USA and Canada.

When Karen first hit the UK Scene she was quickly recognized by Michael Parkinson regularly being featured on his BBC Radio and Jazz FM.

 In 2018 Lane released PASSARIM in Paris at the Sunset Club, followed by a support slot for Deodato at Ronnie Scott’s.  Career highlights have included International Jazz festivals, regular slots at Pizza Express Jazz Club, and selling out the main room at Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club.  Karen has been delighted to find herself singing in places she’d never imagined she would visit: including Sicily, Portofino, Nice, Monte Carlo, Evian, Berlin, Cape Town and Bucharest. In November 2018 she played a sold out show at The Elgar Room Royal Albert Hall as part of the London Jazz Festival.

https://soundcloud.com/karen-lane-1
TWITTER: @krushgroover1 - Karen Lane https://twitter.com
www.karenlanejazz.com

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CINCO DE MAYO - FREE
May
5
11:00 AM11:00

CINCO DE MAYO - FREE

We're celebrating the first bank holiday of May with Mexican flair! Join us Upstairs for Cinco De Mayo, a holiday that celebrates the Battle of Puebla, and a jolly good excuse for a party! We are being inspired by all things Mexican as we offer our members a free cocktail and selection of canapés from 3pm. In true Cinco De Mayo style there will be live music from 2.30pm that is guaranteed to get you off your seat! We're making the most of the bank holiday and staying open until 10pm, so pop up for a drink or book a table!

To book a table call 020 3598 6970
or email bookings@thedepartmentstore.com

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THE MEN WHO FELL TO EARTH
May
3
to May 4

THE MEN WHO FELL TO EARTH

TheMenWhoFell2Earth are all about dance floors. Between them they’ve racked up (too many) years of running clubs, falling out of clubs and, of course, playing records in clubs. They’re the co-creators of the seminal West End gay indie disco night, Rebel Rebel and the long running East London dance party, TheMenWhoFell2Earth. They’re obsessed with seven inch singles, special disco maxi 12” versions and making people dance. 

 @themenwhofell2earth
https://www.mixcloud.com/TheMenWhoFell2Earth2/
https://soundcloud.com/themenwhofell2earth

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London Bronze Casting 'The Collection' - FREE
May
1
to May 13

London Bronze Casting 'The Collection' - FREE

Downstairs at The Department Store, 248 Ferndale Road

During London Craft Week Squire & Partners will be hosting London Bronze Casting ‘The Collection’, a showcase of 25 artworks in bronze by contemporary artists and designers. The works - including ‘Slave’ by Toby Ziegler, ‘The Astronomer’ by Studio Toogood and ‘Power Object (Section 1 No.1)’ by Thomas J Price - share a commonality; being complex, innovative castings that push the boundaries of standard artwork produced at a foundry. 

The exhibition is open daily in our sister space, Downstairs at The Department Store, so please do come and check it out!

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Royce Cronin
Apr
28
3:00 PM15:00

Royce Cronin

A regular musical presence on the South London scene, Royce’s eclectic mix of influence  and experience make for a great solo set of classics and curve balls. He can take a request as easily as play a stripped down version of a track you’ve never heard of. A nicely put together covers set where Bowie, Prince and Alabama Shakes might meet and not take themselves too seriously.

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London Marathon
Apr
28
11:00 AM11:00

London Marathon

Wishing all our marathon runners the best of luck this Sunday, you are all heroes! Come by after the race with your medal and claim your free celebratory drink! We will be showing the race in the restaurant without sound.

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DJ H-BO$$
Apr
26
to Apr 27

DJ H-BO$$

We are looking forward to this Friday when Henry Squire, Upstairs owner and partner of Squire & Partners by day, King of fancy dress and floor fillers by night, will be taking over the DJ booth as his alter ego, DJ H-BO$$! Henry will be playing all the classics from 10.30pm, so expect a riotous night of drinks and dancing...

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BADGER'S VELVET UNDERGROUND - FREE WITH ENTRY CODE
Apr
26
to Apr 27

BADGER'S VELVET UNDERGROUND - FREE WITH ENTRY CODE

Friday 26th April, 6pm - 8.30pm
Satruday 27th April, 9.30am - 5.30pm
Location: 248 Ferndale Road


Badger’s Velvet Underground pop-up market continues to expand with a number of new designers joining the group and we will be hosting the sale Downstairs at The Department Store. New to the collective includes the fabulous Kitty Clogs, an independent footwear brand, Bee Potion skincare, Miranda Berrow Ceramics and many more fantastic designers, full listings and further information can be found here.

Sign up to Badger's Velvet Underground mailing list
for free entry quoting, FREE ENTRY in the offer codes box.

If you are already on the Badger's Velvet Underground mailing
list, simply email with Free Entry April 19 in the subject.

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POETRY WORKSHOP - FREE
Apr
23
6:30 PM18:30

POETRY WORKSHOP - FREE

We are very excited to host our first Poetry Workshop in honour of World Book Night, a national celebration of reading and books, and the difference that reading can make to people's lives. The workshop will be run by award winning poet, author and Upstairs member, Tamar Yoseloff. Tamar has been teaching poetry and prose writing since 1997. In that time, she has tutored both beginning and established writers.

The evening will begin with a welcome cocktail, reading and open discussion, followed by a series of exercises led by Tamar, allowing you can unleash your inner poet and learn the principles of poetry writing. After this Tamar will do a reading of her own work. 

If you are an avid bookworm or just interested in learning the basics, this evening promises to be a wonderful night of learning and literary discovery for writers of all levels! 

This is a members only event.
To reserve a space please email signup@thedepartmentstore.com

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Martin Green
Apr
21
3:00 PM15:00

Martin Green

Martin Green is a DJ and Curator. He ran the legendary 90s nightclub Smashing, has compiled 30 albums and kickstarted the lounge music revival. He has DJ-ed internationally including events for Prada, Pucci, White Cube and Anish Kapoor. 

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EGG PAINTING WORKSHOP - FREE
Apr
17
6:30 PM18:30

EGG PAINTING WORKSHOP - FREE

Make your Easter eggs-tra special this year and join us at our Egg Painting Workshop. You will be able to design your own Easter eggs whilst chatting with your fellow Upstairs members and sipping on an egg-stravagant chocolate cocktail.

This fun workshop, hosted by Upstairs regular Kazvare Made It will leave you in the Easter mood - plus you'll get to take home your own amazing creations ready for Easter Sunday!

This is a members only event.
To reserve a space please email signup@thedepartmentstore.com

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RECORD STORE DAY - FREE
Apr
13
11:00 AM11:00

RECORD STORE DAY - FREE

Location: 246 Ferndale Road

Pure Vinyl, located on the ground floor of The Department Store, will be one of the thousands of independent record shops all across the UK coming together to celebrate their unique culture. Pure Vinyl specialises in soul, reggae, hip-hop, jazz, rock and World Music, and has regular visitors from all over the UK, as well as Turkey, Italy, Japan, Singapore and even North London!

Owners Claudia and Paul, friends and Upstairs members, will be putting together an incredible line up throughout the day, so grab some beers and come down to celebrate what has become one of the biggest annual events on the music calendar. 

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Conor Lynch
Apr
12
to Apr 13

Conor Lynch

Inspired by the early disco and house sounds of New York, San Francisco & Chicago, Conor has been DJing since the early 00’s, playing at most major venues and festivals in Ireland and all over Europe inc. Londons legendary Horse Meat Disco, Paloma Bar in Berlin, Vice City in Antwerp, festivals Dimensions (Croatia), Snowbombing (Austria), Lost & Found (Malta) and many more.

He was also one of the main men behind The Twisted Pepper and The Bernard Shaw in Dublin, the Bodytonic label and has played alongside the likes of Daniel Wang, Horse Meat Disco, Francois K, Theo Parrish, Optimo, MCDE and Joy O.

@conorldisco
http://mixcloud.com/conorl
http://twitter.com/conorldisco
http://instagram.com/conorldisco

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Tim Cronin
Apr
7
3:00 PM15:00

Tim Cronin

Tim Cronin is a lively and engaging soloist (a modern day one man band) who combines piano, guitar, looping and vocals to entertain the audience. His musical forays were born out of a childhood love for all things blues, folk and soul. Having grown up absorbing parental influences such as The Beatles and Stevie Wonder, Tim was always destined for a career exploring his own musical and emotional outpourings. Fast forward a number of years and Cronin is taking those formative influences and combining them with the likes of Bon Iver, John Mayer and Coldplay, creating his own individual sound.

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Have You Ever Been Mellow?
Apr
5
to Apr 6

Have You Ever Been Mellow?

DJ Trés Bien and Mellow Tone play soft rock, sweet soul and middle-of-the-road pop from the ‘70s and ‘80s. Veterans of the West End’s Retro Bar with their 'Have You Never Been Mellow?' Sunday soirées, expect to dance to Dolly Parton disco and retro remixes of the likes of Fleetwood Mac. Plus there's always room for a little bit of Lionel Richie. Singalongs are encouraged, especially during the Power Ballads Power Hour! @mellowclubldn

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WRAPPING PAPER & GREETINGS CARD WORKSHOP - FREE
Apr
3
6:30 PM18:30

WRAPPING PAPER & GREETINGS CARD WORKSHOP - FREE

Design your own wrapping paper and greetings cards with printed textile designer Samantha Warren in this fun and creative workshop. During this hands-on event you will receive a welcome cocktail and Samantha will share her experimental techniques using wax resist, stencils and paints.

Samantha has over 10 years experience designing printed textiles for the fashion industry. She owns a lifestyle brand, which sells to audiences worldwide and has been stocked in prestigious design institutions including The Royal Academy of Arts, The British Museum, Dulwich Picture Gallery and The Fashion and Textile Museum.

This is a members only event.
To reserve a space please email signup@thedepartmentstore.com

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MOTHER'S DAY - FREE WITH A RESTAURANT RESERVATION
Mar
31
11:00 AM11:00

MOTHER'S DAY - FREE WITH A RESTAURANT RESERVATION

We will be celebrating motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers and women in society on Sunday 31st. Join us for Sunday lunch with the ones you love, over looking the Brixton rooftops. If you make a restaurant booking on Mother's Day, we will treat the women in your group to a delicious dessert on the house!

To book a table call 020 3598 6970
or email bookings@thedepartmentstore.com

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Chris de Buerre
Mar
29
to Mar 30

Chris de Buerre

Chris de Buerre has been playing a mixture of funky disco-based party tunes for longer than he can remember for Homodrop, Bender! Midnight Riot Radio, Duckie, Fruité, Dalston Superstore, Cybil’s House, Athena 80s, Men Inc., The Cock Tavern, The Tiger E9, 06 St Chads Place, Madame Jo-Jos and The Edge Soho.

 @instahartiss

https://www.mixcloud.com/chris_de_buerre/
https://soundcloud.com/chris-de-beurre
https://www.facebook.com/chrisdebuerre/

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Royce Cronin
Mar
24
3:00 PM15:00

Royce Cronin

A regular musical presence on the South London scene, Royce’s eclectic mix of influence  and experience make for a great solo set of classics and curve balls. He can take a request as easily as play a stripped down version of a track you’ve never heard of. A nicely put together covers set where Bowie, Prince and Alabama Shakes might meet and not take themselves too seriously.

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Don Mac
Mar
22
to Mar 23

Don Mac

Don is the ex-resident spinner at the now legendary The End night club. He has played some epic parties there including the closing night in the main room and have spun everywhere from Ibiza to Australia. He has played with the likes of Layo & Bushwacka!, Laurent Garnier, Sven Vath, Richie Hawtin, Green Velvet, Slam, Jeff Mills, Ben Watt, Darren Emerson, Mr C and many others. 

Don now just plays for pleasure and is into mixing up everything from disco, funk, house, chug, nu-disco, 80s new-wave and Balearic.

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FLOWER CROWN WORKSHOP - SOLD OUT
Mar
20
6:30 PM18:30

FLOWER CROWN WORKSHOP - SOLD OUT

March 20th marks the Spring Equinox, a true indicator that warmer, sunnier days have come. Many flowering plants bloom at this time of year and we will be celebrating this with a flower crown workshop in The Roseberry Room. After a relaxed, sociable evening, hosted by Lucy Squire, you will leave with a beautiful flower crown made by your own fair hands! 

@lucy_squire_flowers

This is a members only event.
To reserve a space please email signup@thedepartmentstore.com

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Rob Davey
Mar
15
to Mar 16

Rob Davey

Rob has been writing music, producing, DJ’ing for almost two decades. He has co-produced 5 Artist Albums, countless compilations and has held numerous DJ residencies at Night Clubs all over the world, including Pacha Ibiza, Womb Tokyo, Saturday Sessions at MOS, The End, Turnmills and many more.

 As one half of the British duo Mutiny uk, they have achieved many Underground Hit Records over the years including two National Top 40 successes with ’Secrets’ and ‘The Virus’ as well as having remixed tracks for artists such as Stereo MC’s, Basement Jaxx, Sophie Ellis Baxtor & Robbie Williams to name but a few. @robmutinypics 

https://www.mixcloud.com/robmutiny3/

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ST. PADDY'S DAY SUPPER - £30
Mar
14
7:00 PM19:00

ST. PADDY'S DAY SUPPER - £30

Kick off your Paddy's day celebrations with an Irish Cèilidh, Downstairs at The Department Store. You will be greeted on the night with a cocktail followed by a two course dinner, Irish folk music and traditional dancing lead by Cèilidh band, Bowreed, who will guide you through the steps. Get your dancing shoes on and prepare to be charmed by the Irish! 

Dress Code: Go Green!

Members can purchase a maximum of 4 tickets.
To purchase tickets please click here

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A Night with John Illsley - The Life & Times of Dire Straits
Mar
11
7:00 PM19:00

A Night with John Illsley - The Life & Times of Dire Straits

Founder member and bass player of Dire Straits, John Illsley was a crucial part of one of the biggest bands of all time, selling over 120 million albums and spending 1,100 weeks in the UK album charts.

The band received countless awards including 4 Grammies, 3 Brits, plus a coveted induction to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2018. John knows what it takes to be starting out, what it’s like when you’ve arrived and what a roller coaster it can be! 

John will be joined by old friend and Dire Straits co-manager Paul Cummins to talk about those heady times, a Q&A plus live renditions of those Dire Straits classics with members of his band.

The show promises to be a fascinating eye-opener with some wonderful music thrown in. An utterly entertaining, insightful and unique night out.

Tickets are £43.23, members can purchase up to two tickets. 
To buy a ticket please click here.

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Peter Cogavin
Mar
10
3:00 PM15:00

Peter Cogavin

An accomplished singer-songwriter in his own right, Peter Cogavin has performed live for over a decade all over Europe. His style passes from 60s Pop and Blues standards to modern classics & folk ballads. His original songs which he recorded with his former group ‘Pete and Folks’ saw him perform on national television in France, where his music is still regularly play-listed on radio. In 2017, his new group, ‘the Hobosapiens’ released their debut EP, and he continues to perform in concert with them for select international dates. Equipped with an acoustic guitar and a golden voice, Peter manages to connect with crowds through his varied repertoire and his disarmingly earnest and original interpretations of great songs.

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MARDI GRAS - FAT TUESDAY! - FREE
Mar
5
5:00 PM17:00

MARDI GRAS - FAT TUESDAY! - FREE

Mardi Gras, which is translated from French to mean Fat Tuesday, is the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the fasting of Lent. Come and celebrate with all the colour and passion of Mardi Gras, Upstairs at The Department Store.

We are offering our members a free, New Orleans inspired cocktail and selection of canapés! Pop up for a drink or book a table to feast with us before Lent! 

To book a table call 020 3598 6970
or email bookings@thedepartmentstore.com

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EDD K
Mar
1
to Mar 2

EDD K

Collector of golden age hip-hop through to soulful house music via any genre in between that has a groove, Edd will be sure to get you moving.

Edd’s selections have been heard at venues from Brilliant Corners to Village Underground, stations from Balamii to NTS, and festival stages from Czech Republic to Croatia.

Friday Night: https://www.mixcloud.com/mixmotel/mixmotel-27-ek/
Sunday Afternoon: https://www.mixcloud.com/groovement/edd-mystery-selections-jaunes-oct-2015/

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