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EartH reveals first anniversary celebrations


The Worldwide FM third birthday, Shabaka Hutchings’ OneFest, Jay Electronica and an all-dayer are planned to celebrate EartH’s first anniversary. From Friday, September 13th to Sunday, September 29th the Hackney venue the celbration programme will include music, talks, comedy, poetry and community events.

Jay Electronica will play his first London show in three years, the Worldwide FM 3rd birthday will feature live sessions and DJ sets and Mercury Prize Nominee Shabaka Hutchings will curate OneFest, offering educational talks and collaborations featuring Maisha, Nat Birchall and Dave Okumu.

Experimental electronic night Superstition will take EartH’s L-ISA Hyperreal Sound technology by L-Acoustics for a spin with Anthony Child Samuel Kerridge and Mind Against. Reginald D Hunter, a community event with The Big London Flea and Cheer Up Love Zine Fair plus a EartH all day even offering free entry to the entire venue and a behind-the-scenes of the building will be part of the series.

EartH and Village Underground founder, Auro Foxcroft, said: “One year in, 200 shows on, we’ve evolved from a pigeon-filled art deco ruin to a new arts venue. It’s been a rollercoaster ride to bring this place back from the brink and to fill it with creativity, and people, and life once again. The building has come a long way and the construction work has just moved underground: we’re about to renovate the basements into EartH Studios, full of music-making equipment and inspiring education facilities.

“We’re opening up our spaces - in particular our new iteration of EartH Kitchen, which will be launching in September - for the communities around us to use, along with a low cost ticketing scheme for local young people. We’re excited to continue focusing on building our programmes with artists from around the globe over EartH’s second year, breathing even more life into our ever-expanding cultural centre.”

EartH anniversary listings below. For tickets and details go to earthackney.co.uk.

EartH First Anniversary listings

September 13th - Hackney Comedy Experience with Reginald D Hunter
14th - Superstition Presents: Mind Against
18th - Superstition Presents: Anthony Child + Samuel Kerridge
20th - Jay Electronica
21st - Shabaka Hutchings’ OneFest with Maisha, Nat Birchall, Okumu, more TBA
22nd - EartH All-Dayer
28th - Worldwide FM’s 3rd Birthday
29th - The Big London Flea (Hall) + Cheer Up Love Zine Fair (Kitchen)

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