The collaboration between Constant Flux & DIY Space For London continues… this time involving the great people at Cut A Rug who have been booking inclusive gigs in South London for a while now. We’ve all joined forces to bring you… Friendship Never Ends Fest #2!
It’s on the 25th November at DIY Space For London With Charla Fantasma, The Carbonators, Joy-rides and Catherine O’Rourke all playing – it’s going to be a great night, all the details are below…
We also have the details for our second film screening, Heavy Load, below too! Check out all the events we have planned for In-Sight: Access and disability in DIY.
Friendship Never Ends Fest #2
Returns for it’s third year! Working with Constant Flux , Cut A Rug and Certitude we’re proud to present…
Charla Fantasma is a three-piece girl gang playing ghostly tunes while trying not to freak themselves out.
The Carbonators are based in Croydon and began as an echo-rock band that formed in 2011, initially to perform alongside the legendary Damo Suzuki (ex-CAN). Since then they have honed their own unique blend of Digital Blues, Punk/New Wave and Soul music. The band play rock n roll, punk, blues, soul and free jazz / improvised music all mixed up into good phonics.
Joy-Rides have been going for over 11 years without compromising or practicing and have now swollen to 7 people who make noises, 2 of whom are a big booming rumbling rhythm unit and one is primordial keyboards and one is a sex-toy guitar and one is a dying-whale trumpet and one is a fire-alarm electric violin and 2 people assertively vocalising epigrammatic mantra phrases and there’s a big noise and there’s shouting and it is theatrical and spectacular and visual and intense and everyone gets very excited not least the audience. They have a pact to play at least one gig a year forever.
Reverb-heavy 80’s influenced pop from an enigmatic DIY artist that has been recording and performing in and around Brighton and London for years.
Catherine O’Rouke: 20:00
The Carbonators: 21:15
Charla Fantasma: 22:00
Night runs until: 23:00
£5 on the door / carers free / nobody turned away for lack of funds
Tuesday 6th December 2016
Screening at 8:15pm
Night runs until 11pm
£4 in advance / £5 on the door / carers free
Flat access / Accessible toilets
Full access info: diyspaceforlondon.org/
Constant Flux & DIY Space For London are proud to present a screening of Heavy Load.
The film was the inspiration for the film-makers of our previous screening – The Punk Syndrome. Heavy Load is about the Brighton punk band of the same name, Lewes’ answer to the Ramones, a punk outfit subject to the inflammatory mix of ego, fantasy, and desire that fuels any emerging band.
Made up of musicians with and without learning disabilities, making the bands survival a precarious negotiation between two different worlds: on the one hand the institutional timetable of day centres, work placements and social workers; on the other the chaotic slacker life of rehearsal rooms, studios and gigs.
Shot over two years as the band record their first album The Queen Mothers Dead, the film is a comedy of conflicting ambitions, capturing the sweat and romance of playing in a band as they move out of the ghetto of disability club nights to test whether their dreams can survive in the mainstream.
It also charts the emergence of the charity they set-up to combat the lack of support for people with learning disabilities to have active social lives – Stay Up Late – which is celebrating it’s 10 year anniversary this year! Check out the amazing work they do here – www.stayuplate.org