The flyer says it all. Well, nearly. What it doesn’t say is that The Foundry, that most venerable and respected of public houses, that shining gateway to the East, that bastion of positive neo-liberalism and boundry-burning art, that couth purveyor of exotic sounds, that magnet for ‘choice characters of a grittier mettle’, is currently fighting a late battle for nothing else but it’s very existence. It’s foe? The familiar, distorted face of corporate development, gentrification and ‘progress’. By God, the system itself! So it is an honour and a coup that the LCEF and the couriers have been given its rooms on the 18th to fight for and celebrate what is important. The community. And Christmas?! ..
Inside, Cities In The Dark will be presenting their finely-honed visual platter of pedal-powered light shows, duelling projectors and for those who missed it first time around, a very special screening of their Ugandan odyssey filmings, Africat. Dj’s throughout the night on rotation including Nutzo, Sleepy, Baba Jonah and Akeley bringing all your favourite pop tunes and fresh off the ticker, by public demand, a rare exclusive, MC Ben Rapattack and his Sunken Heads crew will be bringing us a taste of their much-hyped live hip-hop review. And all through Too Up Soundsystem’s most tastiest, bottom heavy PA with absolutely no neighbours to have to please. Did we mention the rotating dancefloor??
Plus, as if that wasn’t enough, over two rooms, a dedicated Art Show showcasing the cream of the London courier communities creative talents. Painting, photography, drawing, sculpture and much more..
Free entry to all!