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Juju's celebrates diversity, culture and excellence in the arts and entertainment.

What's On
Juju's celebrates diversity, culture and excellence in the arts and entertainment. Keep a close eye on our events calendar for updates (spontaneity can be a hazard).
Upcoming Listings
Juju's is delighted to announce our new collaboration with The Project for Study of the 21st Century: https://projects21.org/

In the coming months PS21 will be bringing us an excellent series of events exploring current topics through talks and open discussion with expert panels. Kicking off in September, with Globalisation, Identity and Politics:

From Brexit to the rise of Donald Trump and the far right, politics in the West has rarely felt more unpredictable. The Project for Study of the 21st Century pulls together an expert panel to look behind the headlines into what is driving this anger, what it means and where it might go from here. Will the United States ever have a 'normal' president again? Will everyone just keep getting angrier? How dangerous is the Far Right? And what are the real underlying drivers of this unsettling new era?

Peter Apps [moderator] - Global Affairs Columnist, Reuters News

John Raines - Head of Political Risk, IHS Markit. Former US Treasury, State Department and World Bank official

Julia Ebner - Research Fellow, Institute for Strategic Dialogue. Author of "The Rage – The Vicious Circle Between Islamist and Far Right Extremism"

Emmanuel Akinwotu - London and Lagos-based journalist writing on British and Nigerian politics and beyond

Jonn Elledge - Journalist, New Statesman and Citimetric. Presenter, Fubar Radio
Doors: 6 pm / Event starts: 8.30 pm

Juju's Presents: Guy Pratt is "The Inglourious Bassterd"

Join legendary English bassist Guy Pratt (Pink Floyd) on a riotous rollicking recounting of a Rock’n’Roll life!!

Live stand up show with DJ set by Gus Robertson.

Poppie's Fish and Chips served till 11pm...

Come lush up amongst the palms and enjoy Juju's Happy Hour with our resident DJ Ben Skerritt providing progressive electronic vibes. Bespoke cocktails and Crate Brewery craft beer on tap enjoyed in our outdoor bar.
Sambroso Sambroso is organising a collection for Cuba and for those affected by the recent Hurricane Irma at their next Cuban Carnival. Donated items will be taken to Cuba over the next few weeks and given to local aid organisations.

Useful items: batteries, medicines, vitamins, toiletries, clothes. If it's easier for you to contribute by giving some money, that's fine too. No sharp or heavy items please. We will have a collection box at the door of each event so you can give your donations when you arrive. Thank you!

12:00pm DJ- Javier La Maquina De Cuba with the best Cuban Salsa and Latino America in videos.

1:30pm HAVANA LONDRES Dance Classes!
www.havanalondres.co.uk

1:30 - 2:30 PM - DESPELOTE (All Levels)
Body movement & reggaeton vibes! - Havana Londres style!
Come and learn how to add moves, grooves & atitude to your freestyling!

3:00 - 4:00 PM - RUEDA DE CASINO (Improvers +)
You know how crazy our ruedas can get... So come and learn how we do it! It's fast, it's fun and you will love it!
(Please note: To do this class you need to know how to dance rueda already)

£5 per class

5:00pm - Jesus Cutino's Band

8:00pm - Jesus Cutino's Band

FRESH & AUTHENTIC CUBAN FOOD ALL DAY!
YOOF Club is a Retro Video Game Competition and on Tuesday 26th September players will be competing on Street Fighter 2: Turbo on the SNES.

As usual we'll be playing on a huge projector screen, we'll have LIVE commentary throughout, and the overall winner will receive a cash prize and bespoke SNES controller medal.

Entry to the venue is FREE but if you want to compete then you pay £5 to enter and the overall winner takes the pot!

Sign up for the competition from 6:30pm.
Competition starts at 7:30pm.

Warm up games available from 6pm - 7:25pm.

They'll be drinks promos and fish n' chips to chow down on.

On the night we'll also be running a 1 player PILOTWINGS challenge. Highest score wins a prize.

For more information contact: steven@yoofclub.com
Fool’s Gold: Clothing Swap & Sale

Tuesday 3rd October
Doors open 6pm

Join us for a quality clothing swap and sale event about finding value in otherwise forgotten places. An evening of pop-up sales, up-cycled food, drinks and live music in aid of WasteAid!

Throughout the evening we’ll be selling high quality pre-loved clothes at affordable prices. For an even better deal, you can exchange those forgotten pieces at the back of your wardrobe for tokens proportionate to their value.

You know that dress that’s been buried in your wardrobe for too long? Too nice to chuck, but never quite the occasion to wear? We’re here to help bring back it’s value.

If you don’t have anything to swap, still come along, grab a drink and have a browse.

We’d love to connect: find us on facebook or follow us on instagram at @foolsgoldevents
Calling all lovers of theatre, cabaret, comedy, dance, new writing, spoken word and more! Juju's are delighted to announce their latest collaboration with performance company Trip Hazards.

Trip Hazards events aim to provide a platform for performers of all disciplines to showcase their work in the creative heart of East London. So whether you’re a first time performer or beginning to emerge as a company, whether you’re a solo-artist or a group, whether you’re a writer, theatre-maker, dancer or musician or don’t like labels at all, we hope that Trip Hazards can be of some use to you: whether that’s through meeting new people, expanding your networks or testing fresh material.

6pm - 7pm: Welcome drinks
7pm - 9pm: Performance slots and discussions
9pm - 11.30pm: Live music & DJ set

Food & Drink: HAPPY HOUR (2 beers or 2 glasses of organic wine for £6) will be available between 6pm-8pm. Fish, chips and mushy peas can be ordered from Juju's food pop-up with Poppie's Fish & Chips.

For more information please contact Alissa at triphazardstheatre@gmail.com.

@alissa_ajy
www.alissaajycooper.com
Doors 7.30 PM, Music starts 8.30 PM

Launch party for 'Holding Hands’, the new single from The Magic Lantern. Support from dreamy instrumental experimentalists Spindle Ensemble.

The Magic Lantern

The Magic Lantern is the musical moniker of Jamie Doe, a rising start of London's diverse music scene. A songwriter and composer drawing on jazz, folk and contemporary music, his third album 'To The Islands' was written following a tumultuous journey to Australia, after nearly 10 years away and explores memory and hope in a world of near constant uncertainty. ‘To The Islands’ is due for release in the spring of 2017/18.

For this single launch party for 'Holding Hands' The Magic Lantern will be performing with quartet accompanied by saxophone trio.

“Very, very special” – Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music

“Intriguing, compelling and exceptional. A man to watch” – The Guardian

www.the-magic.lantern.co.uk

Spindle Ensemble

The Spindle Ensemble are an experimental acoustic instrumental group from Bristol, formed in 2016. They play original compositions combining elements of Classical, Folk and Jazz, creating music of a cinematic nature. The compositions are deliberately interpretable, leaving room for improvisation and playful interaction between the musicians. Influences and comparisons include Moondog, Somei Satoh and Eric Satie.

Spindle Ensemble is part of the Bristol based musical collective ‘Bloom’.

Daniel Inzani – piano, accordion, celtic harp
Caelia Lunniss – violin
Harriet Riley – marimba, vibraphone
Jo Silverston – cello, musical saw

‘Beautiful sounds, definitely a band to watch’ - Fiona Talkington on BBC Radio 3, Late Junction

www.facebook.com/spindleensemble
https://spindleensemble.bandcamp.com/
7pm to 9pm

Gather your friends and set your sights on gaining some mindful party power that will see you through Monday-itis and beyond in superstar style!

Wash away your Monday blues with a completely new way to kick off the week. Host Chrissy Bray is both a mindfulness teacher and party expert – yes it’s possible to be both! She will be taking people on a magic carpet ride where mindfulness and music mesh together for an experience that will fuel your mind, body and soul.

The night will kick off with Chrissy’s insights into simple ways you can bring mindfulness into every day life and how it can help you find love, nurture relationships, achieve kick ass career goals and elevate your health. Then as the sun goes down the music will turn up with a series of interactive musical games that will bring everyone together on the dance floor in a joyous experience that will help you connect with your abundant and creative superstar self.

Step away from the Netflix void and instead revive yourself in a way that will nourish and replenish you for the week ahead!

Please note: You know those really spiritual, relaxed mung bean style gatherings? This isn't that.

• Make Monday your favourite night of the week
• Kick start your week with an energised state of mind
• Connect with like-minded people
• Get your body moving and your brain buzzing
• Discover simple mindfulness techniques
• This event does not contain nuts
Doors open: 7 pm / Talk starts: 7.30 pm

The body and the soul are traditionally perceived as separate entities within Western culture. However, Beate Peter will argue that dance has the potential to unite them. Drawing on Carl Gustav Jung, who distinguishes between personal unconscious and collective unconscious, she will argue that dance allows us to access our collective unconscious and consequently, a more fully discovered self.

Accessing the unconscious through dance is commonly practised within tribal societies, particularly in shamanic dances, in which a demon is thought to speak through an individual who is being possessed. In such a case, the dancer could be seen as expressing an internal voice, for example their own self and soul, rather than an external demonic force. Dance provides an opportunity to discover our self more completely, embracing the unconscious part of our identities through the physicality of our bodies.

Peter’s research in electronic dance music argues the same. Electronic music facilitates this kind of dance-discovery. Its musical features allow the release of emotions within a community of dancers, where the body becomes the soul, and the individual becomes the collective.

Tickets below:
Juju's and The TribeDem bring you the first of many new events, showcasing Grime innovatively crossing over with other genres.

Open Mic Cypher:
If you wanna practice or show your mic man skills, feel free to jump on the open mic cypher and shell it!

Live Performance:
We've brought Hip Hop producer NO-Q (ldn/tokyo) & Grime MC REBEL SIMPSON (LDN) together to collaborate and mix both of their sounds to create something different...

NO-Q - https://soundcloud.com/no-q

Rebel Simpson - https://soundcloud.com/rebelsimpsonmusic

DJ Set:
JUJU (the tribedem / the spot LDN) will be spinning a few bangers to end the night.

https://soundcloud.com/juju-scissorhands
Sambroso Sambroso is inviting you to Party for 11 hours non stop...

12:00pm DJ- Javier La Maquina De Cuba with the best Cuban Salsa and Latino America in videos

FRESH & AUTHENTIC CUBAN FOOD ALL DAY!

5:00pm - Gerardo & Su Rumbache Live

8:00pm - Gerardo & Su Rumbache Live

Doors: 7 p m / Talk starts: 7.30 p m

Neil Young once sang, ‘It's better to burn out than fade away.’ Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison all exited this mortal coil at an early age, attaining mythical cultural and immortal status that only death can provide. Their demise was originally viewed as occupational tragedies, victims to the excesses of drug and alcohol that sadly often are a part of the rock and roll lifestyle. Kurt Cobain’s suicide in 1994, however, highlighted a strange commonality that these icons shared: they all had been just 27 years old when they passed away.

Why We Love the 27 Club examines the phenomena of the death at this specific age, and why seemingly so many of our most creative and inspiring artists seem to burn out, as Young so prophetically said, at this particular moment in their career. What implication does this age hold, both for the artist and for our culture? Why are we- the fans left behind- enthralled with the myth iteself? How does an early and heartbreaking passing of some of our most beloved stars impact the perceived assumptions for our own lives? And is the ‘27 Club’ even a real thing, or simply a strange coincidence that has been blown out of context by our own fear of mortality? Why We Love the 27 Club delves into these issues by exploring the complicated relationships between celebrity, death, artistry and expectation, providing a unique and provocative investigation into how technology, media and humanistic need for guidance are forming novel ways of expressing value, forging self and finding significance in an uncertain world.

Dr. Jennifer Otter Bickerdike is a media and music academic and author, specializing in fan culture, the cult of dead celebrity, music and music heritage. She has written and presented extensively on fandom and media, using her experience as a former American music industry and Silicon Valley executive to explore a range of societal issues and behaviors. Jen's recent appearances include TruTV, BBC Radio 6 Music, BBC 4, Camp Bestival, Bestival at Goldsmiths University of London , Channel 4, Bass Guitar Magazine, Absolute Radio, The Guardian, Manchester Off The Record, Liverpool Sound City and Classic Album Sundays.

A ritual of personal transformation, ‘Anosis’ explores three emotional states relating to water; the concepts of sinking, floating and flying.

The audience dives into a visual environment, tracking the dancer’s transition across the three states and utilizing the ‘model of affect’ as a roadmap. The circumplex model used in neuroscience proposes that all affective states arise from two fundamental neurophysiological systems, one related to pleasure and displeasure and the other to arousal and deactivation.

‘Anosis’, the Greek word for buoyancy, describes the force which lifts us up, counteracting what brings us down until we reach equilibrium. The body becomes the vessel carrying us through the struggle of processing what we experience in our lives. This journey from sinking to flying is a continual cycle that traces old patterns and carves new paths.

‘Dance-as-design’ brings together the four disciplines of dance, music, fashion and architectural design and integrates scientific theories. Georgia Tegou’s research and practice blurs the boundaries of dance and movement with visual and spatial arts, highlighting their interdependent relationship.
A ritual of personal transformation, ‘Anosis’ explores three emotional states relating to water; the concepts of sinking, floating and flying.

The audience dives into a visual environment, tracking the dancer’s transition across the three states and utilizing the ‘model of affect’ as a roadmap. The circumplex model used in neuroscience proposes that all affective states arise from two fundamental neurophysiological systems, one related to pleasure and displeasure and the other to arousal and deactivation.

‘Anosis’, the Greek word for buoyancy, describes the force which lifts us up, counteracting what brings us down until we reach equilibrium. The body becomes the vessel carrying us through the struggle of processing what we experience in our lives. This journey from sinking to flying is a continual cycle that traces old patterns and carves new paths.

‘Dance-as-design’ brings together the four disciplines of dance, music, fashion and architectural design and integrates scientific theories. Georgia Tegou’s research and practice blurs the boundaries of dance and movement with visual and spatial arts, highlighting their interdependent relationship.

JUJU'S PRESENTS: CULTURAL TRAFFIC


Juju's has teamed with artist and punk historian Toby Mott to bring you the UK's first annual fair for dealers in counter culture and independent producers to trade books, zines, catalogues, vinyls and tapes in both current and obsolete format.

By bringing together pioneering contemporary publishing with vintage counter culture and out-of-print material, Cultural Traffic paves an express connection between yesterday's cultural artefacts and the latent collectables of tomorrow.

Open and free for all to visit Cultural Traffic offers the public an opportunity to engage in the past, present, and future of counter culture at an affordable level. It is a market for the culturally inquisitive as well as showcasing a unique perspective on counter cultures pre-internet roots.

Toby Mott who says: "Cultural Traffic is a fascinating window into the flourishing post-digital zine scene."

Mott's expansive collection of punk ephemera, The Mott Collection, has been exhibited internationally and his most recent publications are: Oh So Pretty: Punk in Print 1976-80, Phaidon, Showboat: Punk/Sex/Bodies, Dashwood Books and Skinhead: An Archive, Ditto Press.



PRESS



Juju's Presents: ACT
Actor- Chorus- Text Training

Juju's proudly presents the ACT training program, in collaboration with Moon Fool Theatre Company.

The ACT training workshops, developed and run by Moon Fool founder and Director Anna-Helena McLean, provide actors with drop in sessions, regular training, and the opportunity to engage in intensive workshops and residencies before participating in in-house productions at Juju's.

This approach to theatre effectively combines the native folkloric, esoteric, classical and contemporary in a comprehensive, accessible and mind-blowing way.

'Company' ethos is encouraged in participants, with trust, mutuality, and a sense of communality emerging through collective practice.

The method: ACT is a learned method of interweaving music, movement, poetry, and story in any given spatial location. The training exercises in musicality and physicality incorporate:
-  Gardzienice Company methodology
-  Acrobatic partner and counterbalance techniques
-  The art of gesture with hand, body and chorus
-  Polyphonic singing of indigenous folk and gypsy music from across the Globe, as well as original composition
-  Dynamic speech work with physically charged interpretation

The ACT ensemble is currently developing a performance for this year's East London Fringe Festival. More details to be announced soon.

" A world class theatre creator /  Director with an uncanny ability to synthesize her music and physical actor training into full out, lush production." -  Kristen Schmidt, Founding Director, Walkabout Theatre, Chicago

" Moon Fool has fused together a unique theatrical practice that is proven ground-breaking and world class" -  Dexter Bullard, Head of Graduate Acting, The Theatre School, DePaul University

" Ensemble work at its very best" -  Kevin Green, New City Stage

For application to the program please email admin@moonfool.com