7th - 9th June, 12pm - 7pm
A carefully curated 3 day festival delivered by a host of national and international artists, writers and illustrators. Elcaf 2019 will be celebrating its eighth edition with its largest programme of talks, workshops, screenings, and masterclasses.
Entry is Free
Inspired by Dowland’s melancholic song Flow my tears, and the heart-breaking stories of refugees which are never far from the news, Grammy nominated vocal ensemble Stile Antico and Dartington Arts, commissioned poet Peter Oswald to create texts for Dowland’s instrumental Lachrimae pavans.
Between the pavans, London-based Syrian musician Rihab Azar intersperses partly improvised music for oud. The programme also includes a new work by Giles Swayne and performances by Woven Gold, a remarkable choir of refugees and asylum seekers.
Folk Dance, but not as we know it…
Fusing the vibes of a New Orleans marching band with the highland fling. The Brass Band Ceilidh mixes traditional Scottish reels, funky dance moves and a 10 piece brass band.
Probably the world's first Brass Band Ceilidh, get it while it's hot! Music from Brasstermind and Dance Callers from Cut A Shine.
12 - 3pm
£5 per human
An afternoon of fun trad dance for all the family and all ages. There will be dances for very small ones (3-5), slightly larger ones (6-8), and dances for little ones to do with their parents too.... for tiny ones there will be a soft play corner and bubbles for everyone!
Folk of the World celebrates the beauty, richness and diversity of music from refugee cultures and raises awareness of the challenges refugees and asylum seekers face in the UK.
Native Sun is a London based band consisting of bilingual rapper and refugee Mohammed Yahya, born in Mozambique, South East Africa and singer-song writer Sarina Leah born in London with Caribbean roots.
Preloved Kilo are back! Stocked and run by Preloved Vintage Wholesale. Come straight to the wholesaler for bargain prices.
6 tonnes of Preloved, Retro and Vintage clothing @ £15 per kilo!
Hackney Proms are relaxed and informal Sunday performances where everyone is welcome, from babies to great-grandparents.
Come and hear the brilliant and eclectic band Kabantu. Truly a win for all ages; you can expect some amazing instrumental playing, professional level whistling and singing in Zulu. Bring your kids, your mates and your dancing shoes for an afternoon of family friendly fun. The vibe will be upbeat and the music uplifting!
Thirty Three Thirty Three and Kammer Klang present..
Alvin Lucier and the Ever Present Orchestra
Since the mid-1960s, Alvin Lucier has produced a range of important compositions that have influenced the culture of experimental music and the sonic arts. In 1966, along with Robert Ashley, David Behrman and Gordon Mumma, he co-founded the Sonic Arts Union. Alvin was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music.
Soul & Sound proudly present @Home with Mica Paris. Come and see Mica perform some of her greatest hits and hear stories from the singer-songwriter’s life and long spanning career. Hosted by Munya Chawawa; audience members will be able to ask questions and engage with Mica in an intimate, up close and personal way like never before.
LCV returns to Round Chapel for a massive Christmas Party Gig. All your Christmas favourites plus singalong party classics; Aretha Franklin, Toto, Michael Jackson, Queen and more! With guest choir Goldsmiths University Vocal Ensemble and UK beatbox vice-champion BeatFox supporting.
An afternoon of fun for all the family and all ages. There will be dances for very small ones (3-5), slightly larger ones (6-8), and dances for little ones to do with their parents too.... for tiny ones there will be a softplay corner and bubbles for everyone!
CONFESSIONS is a spatial opera performed in the dark; focusing on the expansion of possibilities offered by acoustic surroundings and its impact upon the human imagination.
CONFESSIONS was awarded the Golden Stage Cross for best music and the Musical Nail of The Year award by the Lithuanian Composers’ Union in 2016.
A 5 day festival showcasing approximately 230 casks of ale, foreign & bottled beers and 30 ciders. Food, wine and soft drinks will also be available.
Brought to you by the East London & City branch of CAMRA; the campaign for Real Ale.
Described recently by Donovan as “The next generation” and counting the likes of Billy Bragg, Tim Minchin and Frank Turner amongst his fans, it seems the rambling songwriter who cut his teeth haunting the open mics of south London is finally getting the attention he deserves. Don’t miss him at the Round Chapel this autumn.
Hackney Proms is a family-friendly concert series presenting brilliant live music on Sunday mornings.
She'Koyokh will be performing live, bringing London's best Balkan sound to you as part of the Hackney Proms. Bring your kids, your mates, and your dancing shoes. If you fancy a musical morning that feels like a festival, this is the gig for you.