INTRODUCTION TO HANDWRITING ANALYSIS - FREE
Jul
10
to Jul 12

INTRODUCTION TO HANDWRITING ANALYSIS - FREE

Did you know that every time you write you are sending signals from your brain to the paper? That from your handwriting you can decipher what makes you tick, how you deal with conflict, how you process information and even your strengths and weaknesses?

This fascinating workshop is run by Beverley East, Graphologist, Forensic Document Examiner, Author President of Strokes & Slants as well as being an Upstairs member! During the evening you will learn the skills needed to identify the character and personality of an individual through their handwriting and the secrets hidden in a signature! If you are interested in learning more, Beverley will also be selling her book, 'Mr Write, A New Slant On Selecting The Perfect Mate' for £10, cash purchases only.

Please note that this workshop is an introduction to deciphering handwriting and you will not receive a personal analysis on the night.

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

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THE MEN WHO FELL TO EARTH
Jul
12
to Jul 13

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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WIMBLEDON FINALS WEEKEND - FREE
Jul
13
to Jul 14

WIMBLEDON FINALS WEEKEND - FREE

We are getting whipped up for Wimbledon this year in time for the final weekend of the tournament! Pop Upstairs where you will be able to watch the tennis, enjoy a Jug of Pimms for just £15 and gorge yourselves on strawberries and cream! We will also be putting on a quintessentially British Eton Mess special in the restaurant.

We will be showing the Ladies' Singles Final, Men's Doubles Final and Ladies' Doubles Final on Saturday and the Men's Singles Final and Mixed Doubles Final on Sunday in the restaurant without sound.

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

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PETER COGAVIN
Jul
14
3:00 PM15:00

PETER COGAVIN

An accomplished singer-songwriter in his own right, Pete 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, Pete manages to connect with crowds through his varied repertoire and his disarmingly earnest and original interpretations of great songs.

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Martin Green
Jul
19
to Jul 20

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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Karen Lane
Jul
21
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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MEMBERS SUMMER DRINKS PARTY - FREE
Jul
25
to Jul 26

MEMBERS SUMMER DRINKS PARTY - FREE

Given the success of our Members Welcome Party in February, Upstairs' owner, and founding partner of Squire & Partners, Michael Squire, would like to invite you to a Summer Drinks Party!

We open as usual from 5pm, with drinks and canapés being served between 7pm - 8pm, to the tune of a live band! It will be a wonderful opportunity to meet and get to know your fellow members, Michael, and all the Upstairs staff who will be in attendance. Michael will be giving a speech which will begin at 7.45pm.

Please note that due to this event we will not be taking restaurant bookings prior to 8.30pm.

We would love for as many members as possible to be there, however, space is limited so please be sure to RSVP below to guarantee entry.

Members are welcome to bring 1 guest.
To reserve a space please email signup@thedepartmentstore.com

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HIIT WITH MILO AND THE BULL - £10
Jul
27
10:00 AM10:00

HIIT WITH MILO AND THE BULL - £10

Downstairs, 248 Ferndale Road, SW9 8FR

We will be hosting a HIIT class Downstairs at The Department Store run by Upstairs member George Lowe of Milo and the Bull. Milo and the Bull have a simple, honest and holistic approach to health and fitness with high energy, intense conditioning sessions that provide a fat burning combination of cardiovascular and strength work.

To get your energy back for the day ahead, the class will be followed by brunch Upstairs at 11.30am consisting of a choice of Spicy Avocado Toast with Poached Egg, Buckwheat Granola with Yoghurt & Berries or Huevos Rancheros, Lime Crema & Coriander.

Members are welcome to bring 1 guest.
To purchase a ticket, please click here.
The password is HIIT@TDS

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Tim Cronin
Jul
28
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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Royce Cronin
Jul
7
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 PRIDE - FREE
Jul
5
to Jul 7

LONDON PRIDE - FREE

Last year Pride brought more than a million people together on the streets of London for the UK's biggest LGBTQ+ celebration!

If you are hoping to avoid the crowds in Soho this year, we will have our own helping of rainbow flags and fun-loving atmosphere kicking off on Friday night with a DJ performance from 10.30pm. We will also be offering our own uniquely designed Pride Cocktail all weekend to celebrate LGBTQ+ love in all its forms!

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

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SEXY LAMP BY KATIE ARNSTEIN
Jul
3
7:00 PM19:00

SEXY LAMP BY KATIE ARNSTEIN

SEXY LAMP BY KATIE ARNSTEIN - £5.98
Wednesday 3rd July, 7pm - 9pm
Downstairs, 248 Ferndale Road, SW9 8FR

Upstairs is proud to present an exclusive sneak preview of Sexy Lamp, a performance by Katie Arnstein, before it debuts at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Winner of Show of the Week at VAULT festival 2019, Sexy Lamp brilliantly combines comedy, original songs and storytelling to shine a bright light on how ridiculous the entertainment industry can be, and why Katie is refusing to stay in the dark.

Katie was a cherished member of the Upstairs kitchen team when we first opened, and we are pleased to be supporting her in taking her show to Edinburgh. All ticket proceeds and 10% of bar sales will go towards funding her journey!

“Throughly entertaining” Lyn Gardner
“Genius” ★★★★★ VoiceMag UK
“Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant” ★★★★★ Within Her Words
“She really is one to watch.” Ought to be Clowns
“Polished storytelling” Broadway World

Show of the Week VAULT Festival 2019
Pleasance Pick of VAULT Festival 2019

Members are welcome to buy a maximum of four tickets.
To purchase a ticket, please click here.

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GLASTONBURY BBQ & BEER - £10
Jun
29
1:00 PM13:00

GLASTONBURY BBQ & BEER - £10

Summer in England wouldn't be the same without the grit and glitter of festival season, so dust off your flower crown and join us for a BBQ and a beer on the terrace for just £10. If you didn't get tickets for Glastonbury this year, don't worry, we will be showing the highlights in the restaurant (without sound for your visual entertainment) and will have our own live music to rival the Pyramid Stage from 3pm, so you too can dance until the sun goes down!

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

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Karen Lane
Jun
23
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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Conor Lynch
Jun
21
to Jun 22

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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TRANSITION CULTURE SERIES: SUMMER - FREE
Jun
19
6:30 PM18:30

TRANSITION CULTURE SERIES: SUMMER - FREE

We are excited to announce the start of our Transition Culture Series, an art and architecture salon, hosted by Upstairs member and editor-at-large, Michael Barnett. The evening will begin with a summer cocktail while you chat with fellow Upstairs members. Michael will then be joined by three guest speakers from the creative world, each speaking passionately about their industry, giving us an insightful look into their world. The talks will conclude with a stunning operatic performance by Marie Angle, a classically trained singer who has performed all over the world.

Guest speakers include; Heidi Locher, an award winning architect, fine artist and video artist, who will be speaking about the effect architecture has on our daily lives. Chris Roche, a photographer who has spent five years traveling the globe exploring different faith traditions, who will talk about his latest exhibition, Devotion, and Britta Sigglelkow, who coaches and consults architects and designers. Britta will discuss the tools needed for the creative process and the benefits of thinking inside the box. The talks will include Q&A sessions.

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

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Martin John
Jun
16
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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FATHER'S DAY
Jun
16
11:00 AM11:00

FATHER'S DAY

Father's Day is an opportunity to celebrate, not only dads, but all the men in our lives, so join us for Sunday lunch with the men you love and who inspire you. If you make a restaurant booking on Father's Day, we will give the men in your group a little treat on the day for being so brilliant!

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

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Have You Ever Been Mellow?
Jun
14
to Jun 15

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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Tim Cronin
Jun
9
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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WORLD GIN DAY - FREE
Jun
6
6:30 PM18:30

WORLD GIN DAY - FREE

World Gin Day is a global celebration of all things gin and we will be hosting a gin tasting with the great Cocktail Kate! The evening will cover the history of gin, its different flavours and botanicals and guests will be able to choose their own garnishes from our kitchen garden on the terrace!

Kate is a Gin Guild member and has led gin masterclasses from London to Cape Town. She has spent the past two years working with gin distilleries to create make your own gin workshops alongside building the Gin Journey brand. She also finds time to curate cocktail content for Jamie Oliver’s YouTube channel.

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

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BRIXTON CHAMBER ORCHESTRA - LIVE LOUNGE - £15
Jun
1
7:00 PM19:00

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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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