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

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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).
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Doors: 7pm Talk starts: 7.30pm

Love’s been around a long time. As an evolutionary anthropologist Dr. Anna Machin is fascinated by what makes us fall in love and what keeps us there. In this talk she will use the results of cutting edge research from the fields of neuroscience, genetics, evolutionary theory and psychology to peel back the levels of explanation to reveal what we know about human love. Why do we need love in our lives? How can love be a source of such intense euphoria but at the same time be so incredibly painful? Why are some people better at staying in relationships than others? How come short, bald millionaires can pull supermodels? And is it really the case that love is addictive? She will explain how a wonderful cocktail of chemicals motivates us to form relationships, how a complex mix of our genetics and psychology combine to influence how we feel when we are in love and how neuroscience may be able to prove that love truly is blind.

Dr. Anna Machin is an evolutionary anthropologist, writer and broadcaster. She is fascinated by the science behind close human relationships; those between lovers, friends, parents and children. She is a visiting academic at the University of Oxford where she researches human social behavior and is a regular contributor to TV, radio and print including two seasons of “Married at First Sight” (Channel 4) and the upcoming series “Meet the Humans” (BBC Earth).

LDN Talks is a new concept which aims to re-invent your after work drinks. We've pulled together an impressive array of leading entrepreneurs, intellectuals and bright thinkers to leave you feeling inspired.
It's the official Christmas season opener night at Juju's! Come along to get in festive spirits with beats from DJ Ben Skerritt and feast on our delightful Christmas cocktail menu...
It's that time again... Our favourite old time rag band join us for our favrouite monthly live music and swing dance night!

Juju’s Presents: The Cable Street Rag Band

A monthly evening of rollicking jazz, ragtime and old time blues from the 1920s and 30s. Dance shoes: get ‘em on yer feet.

Let Ewan Bleach and his motley crew take you on a musical journey on the first Saturday of every month at the beautiful Juju’s Bar & Stage with a wild, bohemian night of roaring swing jazz and dancing. This week we're ringing in the festive season, so grab one of our new winter cocktails at the bar and let the good times roll...

Ewan Bleach and Will Scott: reeds
Louisa Jones: bass and vocals
Dakota Jim Ydstie: accordion and vocals
John Kelly: guitar
Charlie Wheatley: banjo =
It’s official, winter is warming up! The snow has fallen, the temperatures have dropped, but we are keeping the home fires BURNING, Ballroom style! Kartel Garçon invites you to the ultimate Christmas vogue spectacular. It’s time to EAT and there’s space for everyone at the table - are you hungry?

COMMENTATOR:
ICON JACK MIZRAHI (NYC)

DJs:
JAY JAY REVLON // KARTEL GARCON

JUDGES:
TWIGGY PUCCI GARÇON
MOTHER PRECIOUS EBONY
HARLI KHAN
NOA MIZRAHI

WE WILL ALSO BE CELEBRATING AARON, BAM BAM & TWIGGY GARÇONS BIRTHDAYS ON THE NIGHT! ♥

Earlybird Tickets £12 / More on the door

Doors open to Competitors: 5pm
(No registration needed, just turn up for 5pm on the night)

General Entry: 6PM

The ball will start on time! There will also be an afterparty once the ball has finished at a nearby venue, less than 5mins walk away. All those that have purchased tickets will be admitted for free with wrist- bands. There will also be a safe space to put belongings for those that were walking the main function. #TheSlayBellBall

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EUROPEAN RUNWAY (OTA): 1 TROPHY
‘The Feast of Saturnalia’
The pagan festival of light leads us into the Winter Solstice, with an abundance of candles traditionally used to signify the quest for truth and knowledge. Bring it to the 21st century by illuminating the runway and lead the girls into the the winter season, think reflective metallic or even LED. Who's going to be the brightest bitch in the room?

AMERICAN RUNWAY (OTA): 1 TROPHY
‘Waxing of the Light’
The moon's path is at its highest North and it's the longest night of the year. Bring it in all black like the night sky and include an accessory that represents a shining element of the cosmos. Think moon, stars or that undiscovered planet.

DESIGNER’S DELIGHT (OTA): 1 TROPHY
‘Winter Beast’
Winter has fallen and all the Earthly beasts have gone into hibernation. Let your imagination run wild and create an outfit inspired by the mythical horned creatures of winter, ensuring your effect will protect you from the snow. A headpiece is mandatory.

LABELS (OTA): 1 TROPHY
‘Sky’s the limit’
Your sugar daddy/mummy has had to return to their family home this Christmas but don’t fear, they have left you with their platinum AMEX. It’s time to spend those winter blues away with some much needed retail therapy. Show the judges just how generous daddy or mummy have been this Christmas. #WheresMyCrown

FACE (OTA): 1 TROPHY
‘Coldest Winter’
In freezing cold temperatures the flesh turns purple before it dies. You may be dead but you're giving us life! Incorporate purple into your makeup and give us beauty that bites. Serve it to the judges in an all white look with a prop of your choice.

SEX SIREN: 1 TROPHY
'Holy War'
(FF): ’There's something about Mary’
Take a page from the Old Testament either as the Virgin Mary or Miss Magdalene. Take us back to BC but keep it all the way sexy.

(MF): ‘Oh Lord' Go Jesus it's your birthday. It's the second cumming and the judges want to see more. Can you rise to the occasion and have us screaming your name. You are the body of Christ, ohhh lord what a body, I wish I could call it my own. Keep it all the way sexy with a look inspired by the birthday boy himself, Jesus Christ.

EXECUTIVE vs. SCHOOLBOY REALNESS (OTA): 1 TROPHY

EXECUTIVE REALNESS: You are the CEO of Hamleys, the oldest and largest toy shop in the world. Gadgets and trinkets may be your bread and butter, but when it comes to business, YOU DON’T PLAY. From the boardroom to the Ballroom bring your A-game to the judges in your sharpest silhouette and sell us the product that has all the children gagging this season.

SCHOOL BOY REALNESS: 'It's Christmas at the boarding school and everyone is opening their presents. You will not be outdone by the Bertrands and Bartholomews this year and hope that Mummy and Daddy dearest have sent you this season's must-have plaything. Bring it to the judges in your seasonal school blazer, shorts, and toy of the year.'

OLD WAY (OTA): 1 TROPHY
‘Blizzard of Vengeance’
No festive season would be complete without a showdown in the snow! From ‘Lady Snowblood’ to Hero’s ‘Flying Snow’, the tainted, bitter ice is not a scene for Christmas cheer but the stage for your bloody retribution. Defend your honour by taking inspiration from these deadly vigilantes - come dressed for revenge in shades of white and blue, with a generous (and mandatory) touch of blood.

NEW WAY (OTA): 1 TROPHY
'Green with envy'
'The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season.
Now please don't ask why, no one quite knows the reason.' Pay homage to the Grinch and his furry green coat. Show us your stretch in a green look with a touch of faux fur.

HAND PERFORMANCE (OTA): 1 TROPHY
We're all about the Christmas cheer this year we don't just want to see your hands we want to hear them too. T'was the night before Xmas, when all thro' the house... tell us a story in a festive glove of your choice Jingle Bells are mandatory.

DRAG PERFORMANCE (LIP-SYNC): 1 TROPHY
‘Christmas No:1’s’
DRAG QUEENS: We all know Christmas doesn’t officially arrive until Mariah Carey says/mimes so and that’s just the way it’s been since 1994. You will gift the judges and audience with a rendition of her festive classic ‘ All I Want For Christmas Is You’. Bring it in a look inspired by the accompanying video and don’t forget to brush up on other Christmas classics for the final battle, where you will be required to lip-sync a random track from our Christmas catalogue.

DRAG KINGS: You will pay homage this Christmas to a queer icon. In celebration of George Michael's life and illustrious career, you will gift the judges and audience with a rendition of "Last Christmas" by Wham. Bring it in a look inspired by the accompanying video and again brush up on those Christmas classics for the final battle, where you will be required to lip-sync a random track from our Christmas catalogue.

BIZARRE (OTA): 1 TROPHY
‘X days until Christmas’
In many major cities the Christmas season is heralded by the unveiling of the iconic window displays from major department stores such as Selfridges, Harrods, Bloomingdales and Macy’s. With this in mind, you are the Christmas window display of a major department store, you have been planned over a year in advance in order to outdo your rivals. You will not be limited by the pane of glass, your window display must travel down the runway to greet the awaiting judges.

VOGUE FEMME (OTA): 1 TROPHY
Soft and Cunt vs. Dramatics
'A Tale of Love and War'
On the twelfth day of Christmas, my soap opera gave to me: An iconic Christmas day wedding special. Think Eastenders!
Everyone loves a soap opera cliffhanger. In this episode, will the bride (Miss Soft & Cunt) finally get her man down the aisle or will her disloyal maid of honour (Miss Dramatics) have other ideas? Watch the drama unfold in what is promised to be a truly nail-biting Christmas episode.

THE BRIDE: (Soft & Cunt) Mandatory: A wedding veil and all white look accompanied by a garter.

THE MAID OF HONOUR: (Dramatics) Mandatory:
Like her mood, she is dressed in a scarlet coloured dress, come fuck me pumps and is holding the brides bouquet.
Topical discussion and Christmas party in conjunction with Young Professionals in Foreign Policy and the Project for Study of the 21st Century. More details to follow.
Doors will be open to the public and a collection of pay what you can.

ACT SHOWCASE, 1.30 PM

Culminating one brilliant year in residence at Juju’s, hosting drop in/regular/intensive training for diverse actors, exploring choral singing, ensemble performance and physical storytelling. Director Anna-Helena McLean will lead an immersive 30 minute journey into her acclaimed production STORM to give participating audiences a taste of her ACT practice and giving the actors an opportunity to showcase their stunning achievements.

Core performances by Andrea Foà, Hraban Luyat, Laila Mnii, Giampiero Sanna, Victoria Watson

Music by Anna-Helena McLean, Holly Robinson, Rowan Sawday

Supported by members of the ACT trainee ensemble

Links:

https://youtu.be/uND1XPG9Whc

https://youtu.be/B8fcAHSrNPA

DAY AND NIGHT WINTER CONCERT, 3 PM

Vocal wonderment, soaring harmonies and old stories with new tunes.

Day and Night are a collective of musicians working with traditional and original folk songs from around the world. Every gig is unique as all the songs are learned, arranged and performed live in one day and one night.

Choir includes Dizraeli, Cherry Franklin, Alexios Ioannou, Rosanna Lowe, Rachel Rose Reid, Holly Robinson, Oscar Zito

Links:

https://youtube/PAL2CwDAu0U

https://wearedayandnight.bandcamp.com/
Doors: 7pm, Talk starts: 7.30pm

Norman Ohler joins us for an exclusive LDN Talks event to provide a funny, yet factual account of the drug use epidemic in the Third Reich. Based on his non-fiction bestseller, Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany.

The sensational account of the overwhelming role of drug-taking in the third reich; from Hitler and his entourage to ordinary troops and housewives.

Norman Ohler investigates the murky, chaotic world of drug use in the Third Reich. Ohler's book is the first to show how the entire Nazi regime was a perfomance society permeated with drugs: cocaine, heroin, morphine and methamphetamines, the last of these crucial to troops' resilience and partly explaining German victory in 1940.

Ohler is explicit that drugs cannot explain Third Reich ideology, but their promiscuous use impaired and confused decision making, with drastic effects on Hitler and his entourage, who, as the war turned against Germany, took refuge in ever more poorly understood cocktails of stimulants. This chemical euphoria changes how we should think about the Nazi high command and its ability to understand the situation it found itself in by 1944 to 5.

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