Our brutalist band, Royal Boil Alice, will perform at London’s Southbank Centre as part of Concrete Dreams Weekend, which will reveal the stories of Southbank Centre’s 1960s buildings and their early artistic beginnings like never before.
The group worked together to develop the piece, ‘Echoes in Time’, which is inspired by the brutalist architecture of the Queen Elizabeth Hall on London’s South Bank and the early concerts that were staged there. It is simultaneously a look into the past and a glimpse of what’s to come.
This is a new commission from Drake Music and Southbank Centre. The commission was awarded to musicians from the pioneering arts organisation Club Soda, which creates opportunities for people with learning disabilities to be happy and social, creative and productive.
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We’re really excited about this one!
The Mumbly Wolfs album launch and live show featuring Alan Courtis. The new album (limited edition only 100 copies available) will be on sale for just £5.
These amazing guest musicians will be performing:
Just £5 on the door. Bar inside. Wheelchair accessible venue.
Club Soda performers will be taking part in I AM AN ARTIST on November 10th at Croydon Clocktower. An event showcasing the talents of performers with disabilities. The Carbonators will perform as well as several DJs from the Soda Crew. Tickets are FREE but must be booked in advance from firstname.lastname@example.org.
A song written by members of Club Soda’s The Beat Band, has been chosen by Graeae to feature on their online protest song hub. Footage of the song being performed live at Soda Beat earlier in the year, has been made into a lyric video to make it fully accessible for Deaf and hard of hearing audiences (see the video below). To see all the chosen songs from across the UK, go to: http://graeae.org/protest-song-hub/
- aged 18 years or over and who live at home with family, carers, or
- who live on their own and find it difficult to get out and about
Priority will go to people who get little or no funded support.
After several trips to the archives at the Southbank Centre, as well as numerous workshops and recording sessions, a ‘supergroup’ of musicians from various Club Soda bands (and especially named Royal Boil Alice for this project), wrote and recorded a site responsive piece of music called ‘Echoes in Time’. The following film captures the piece in all its glory.
This year our fundraiser is being supported by Hoodoos and will take place at Croydon Conference Centre. There’s over 9 hours of live music, interspersed with Soda Crew DJs and the crazy raffle!
Here’s the fantastic line-up:
The Nine Lives
Junk Time Party
The Beat Band
Tickets are just £5 on the door. See all you lovely people there!
19 MAR – 16 APR // MORDEN HALL PARK, STABLE YARD GALLERY (FOLLOW SIGNS TO THE STABLE YARD)
EXHIBITION OPENING // SUN 19 MAR, 12-2PM
Turf Projects presents an exhibition by the Club Soda Pop Artists at Morden Hall Park’s Stable Yard Gallery. ‘Weft and Warp’ is a collaborative work inspired by the historical textiles industries that existed along the River Wandle, which were at their height in the 18th and 19th centuries.
The river provided power for the mills used in the production of calico, natural dyes and fabric printing. Some of the most celebrated textiles printers and manufacturers working along the Wandle were William Kilburn, William Morris and Arthur Liberty. The Club Soda Pop Artists have hand dyed calico with indigo, using the traditional Japanese technique of Arashi Shibori, which creates a pattern that resembles moving water. This has then been embellished with embroidery and printing using industrial objects.
With thanks to Wandle Industrial Museum, Morden Hall Park, Croydon Council, Arts Council England and our volunteers, Jacinta Bridge, Mattina Hiwaizi, Jasmine Popper and Meg Southwood.
/ WITH WORK BY
Angela Rebecca Carrett
Loraine Ann O’Shaughnessy
Robert Leslie Lovejoy
The Stable Yard Gallery,
Morden Hall Road
You can get a tram from outside East Croydon station. Get a tram going towards Wimbledon. Get off at the stop Phipps Bridge, which is at the gates to the park.
Nearest stop is Morden (Northern Line), then 500 yards walk along Aberconway Road.
There is free parking available.