Events & Workshops

July 1, to August 11, 2017

Garage in the House
Friday 4 August, 7.00pm -10.00pm

Listen to the best of old skool garage played by live sets from Kiss FM DJ Pioneer and Supa D. Originally inspired by the sound system culture and later Jungle, DJ Pioneer has taken the Black British music to a new level. A radio personality, producer, DJ and now owner of his own record label, Pioneer’s role in promoting, producing, and developing the Black sound in Britain is immeasurable.

From UK garage to funky house, DJ Pioneer is renowned for bringing the sound of the UK streets through the soundwaves of Pure Magic, London Underground, Y2K, and Dejavu radio stations, and now Kiss FM. Household name Supa D will be joining us, playing his epic collection of UK garage and soulful house. Since making his way through the underground scene of music in 2005, Supa D has produced a number of album compilations with Rinse FM, Jetstar records, and Ministry of Sound, before

setting up an independent record label SOTU with longstanding friend DJ Pioneer in 2012. Having travelled all around the world from Miami to Ibiza, Amsterdam to Malia and Jamaica, Black Cultural Archives brings Supa D and DJ Pioneer to Brixton, Windrush Square as we celebrate their contribution to the Black sound in Britain.

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Hip Hop Producers Roll Call presented by Black Male Beats
Friday 11 August, 7.00pm-10.00pm

Streamed Live from Black Cultural Archives, we celebrate contemporary Black British talent in hip-hop and rap through a grand roll call showcasing their best productions and profiles.

Since the beginning of the 21st century a wave of producers have paved the way for new sounds in hip-hop. Often hidden in the background, there is a need to recognise the influence that producers have played in development of the Black Sound in Britain and the recent upsurge of independent musicians. With increasing access to music technologies and digital platforms we are now witnessing the rise of independent producers marked by their ability to set up their own studios and establish their own enterprise.

Plus, if you are an aspiring producer, exclusive workshop with the Director of Beat Club will provide you with a breakdown of music production.

Live stream via Black Cultural Archives Facebook. Like us on Facebook and tune in on the day.

Poetic Unity and Black Cultural Archives present The Poets Corner
Every Wednesday, 6.30pm-9.00pm

South London’s ONLY weekly poetry event ‘The Poets Corner’ has fast become one of the leading poetry night’s in London. Unique for its amazing atmosphere, welcoming audience and sensual spoken word it is now about to get even bigger.

From Wednesday 26 April, The Poets Corner will run monthly specials, which will have featured artists, a blend of different music genre’s and other forms of artistry which will blend with meet poetry on the last Wednesday of each month. The first special will be ‘The Poets Corner meets Neo-Soul’, and the regular programme of The Poets Corner will run on the other Wednesdays as usual.

Poetic Unity is a registered charity which serves to teach young people alternative ways of learning through poetry and provides safe and friendly environments for young people to perform and unite with their peers.

Every Wednesday, £5
Last Wednesday of the month The Poets Corner Meets special, £7
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If you would like to be considered to perform email: or sign up for open mic at 6.30pm (limited spots available). To find out more about Poetic Unity visit and follow Poetic Unity on Facebook and @poetic_unity on Twitter.
Music Workshops

Sir Lloyd Coxsone’s DJ Selector and MC Masterclass
Saturday 1 and 8 July, 2.00pm – 5.00pm

Interested in learning how to DJ? Join us for an exclusive workshop delivered by Sir Lloyd Coxsone renowned for his Outernational Sound System. You will learn how to mix, coordinate and select a variety of different sounds: from reggae to hip-hop, grime or afrobeats. From this workshop you will learn all the basic skills and functions of CD turntables, holding and controlling the mic and how to control a crowd. Plus, you will get a chance to learn how to toast and MC over the tracks you will be playing.

Feel free to bring your own selection of CDs for the workshop.

Saturday 1 July, 2.00pm-5.00pm for ages 11-15 years. Saturday 8 July, 2.00pm-5.00pm for ages 16-21 years.

Free, booking is essential. To express your interest and book a space email or 020 3757 8500.

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