ALTAR_NATIVE presents "SOOTHSAYERS + support"

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A unique chance to hear SOOTHSAYERS artfully mixing in funk and Afrobeat to their deep dub in the stunning settings of a Grade 1 listed church....

Date & time

Date:24 January 2020

Time:7pm to 11.30pm

Event Details

Liverpool Grove

Post code:SE17 2HH




Open hours:19.00 - 23.00


ABOUT ALTAR_NATIVE: This concert is the third in the ALTAR_NATIVE series in the stunning surroundings of the Sir John Soane designed Grade 1 listed St Peter’s Church, Walworth. Thanks to a “Grass Roots Music” grant from Arts Council England, promoters LOUIE LOUIE are able able to present live music & workshops in the community ABOUT THE ARTISTS: SOOTHSAYERS’ live performances are where the band take their organic unique and universally uplifting afro - dub sound to the next level combining high quality musicianship with a lyrical message, warm sonics and irresistible dance grooves. They have performed at an impressive list of festivals, venues and theatres including Rototom Festival (Spain), The North Sea Jazz Festival, Dhaka World Music Festival, London Jazz Festival, Glastonbury, Barbados World Music Festival. Live radio sessions include BBC Radio 3, BBC radio London, BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service. SOOTHSAYERS’ reputation as a great live band and innovative studio producers has led to collaborations with top quality artists including a host of world famous Jamaicans like Johnny Clarke, Cornel Campbell, Michael Prophet, Little Roy as well as great work with UK based artists Mad Professor, Dennis Bovell, Earl 16 and Manasseh. SOOTHSAYERS’ band leaders Idris Rahman and Robin Hopcraft have also lent their skills to an array of other projects including Jerry Dammers Spatial AKA, Arun Ghosh, Aswad, Anoushka Shankar, “Fela” The Musical and the National Theatre and many more. Throughout the performance, artist OSCAR ROMP will be sketching the musicians ... and the finished artwork will be auctioned then and there after the gig to raise funds for the Robes project, a charity who provide shelter for people who find themselves homeless in London. ABOUT THE VENUE: St Peter's, Walworth is a grade one listed church designed by the celebrated Georgian architect, Sir John Soane. Since its construction in 1825, St Peter's has been at the heart of the community serving the needs of local people. The building was significantly damaged by bombing in the Second World War but was restored to it's former glory in the 1950s. One significant survival of the bombing was the magnificent Bechstein piano which is still played to this day. Father Michael Robinson, Assistant Curate of St Peter's Walworth said, "We are delighted to be part of this exciting collaboration of community and music, bringing together so many different cultural influences into a sacred space."   ABOUT THE PROMOTER: Louie Louie is a café/bar/restaurant hybrid on the Walworth Road SE17. Coffee & contemporary food by day meets cocktails, hifi music & neighbourhood dining by night. We have very kindly been allowed to set up a bar + food stall INSIDE the church featuring draft beer c/o local brewers Orbit and vegan food prepared by Louie Louie. FRI 24 JANUARY 2020 7-11 SOOTHSAYERS + SUPPORT ST PETER’S CHURCH, LONDON SE17 2HH TICKETS FROM £10 VIA EVENTBRITE > CASH TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED FROM LOUIE LOUIE, 347 Walworth Road, SE17 2AL FOR MORE INFO PLEASE CONTACT


By Bus:all Walworth Road buses

By Tube:E & C

By Train:E & C



Access for wheelchair usersAccess for wheelchair users

Adapted toiletAdapted toilet

Assistance dogAssistance dogs welcome

The church has steps up to the main entrance but also a ramp & lift

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