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Live in the Library presents…

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e5 Roasthouse and Poplar Union join forces every Friday night, providing you with freshly made stone-baked pizza and live music sessions specially curated each week.

Taking place in our cosy Library space, the evenings celebrate local artists and showcase some of the most talented musicians and bands coming out of London.

Every 2nd Friday of the month, we host an open mic night, inviting performers to showcase originals, covers, songs, stories, poems, or jokes to our supportive audience. Come and get involved!

See below for upcoming line ups, or visit our Facebook page for full details of our Live in the Library gigs.

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UPCOMING GIGS


August


Friday 16 August:

States of Exotica | Harry Forshaw | Archna J

South London psyche guitarist and record producer Oliver Thomas collaborates with musical friends Antony Flynn, Taku the MC and Rodney Roodt. A blend of shimmering acid guitar grooves, harmonious vocals and electronic flourishes.

Plus DJ set from Harry Forshaw and support from Archna J.


Friday 23 August:

Youssef Kahn & Mahamaya Seal

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A night of South Asian music from Tabla player, Youssef Kahn, and singer, Mahamaya Seal.


Friday 30 August:

Folk On Mondays present: Elisabeth Flett 

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Her own compositions on the fiddle are incredibly sophisticated and were beautifully executed ” Jenni Flett, Love Music, Love Life

Virtuoso violinist and all-round accomplished musician” Josey De Rossi, One Stop Arts

Elisabeth’s solo was greeted with loud applause from a delighted audience” Chipping Sodbury Music Society


September


Friday 6 September:

Faye Houston

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Leading member of the UK’s dub reggae scene, Faye Houston, released her much anticipated debut solo EP this June. Her lyrics talk of love, loss, emotional difficulty, dark times, and lessons learned. Faye and her guitarist, Mike Shirley, have played in acclaimed Brighton dub reggae outfit Resonators for over ten years, selling out landmark venues in UK and across Europe.


Friday 13 September:

Open Mic open mic, Poplar Union, East London, Live in the Library, free gigs, Poplar
Artists and performers are invited to express themselves with originals, covers, songs, stories, poems, jokes or sounds. Hosted by Tom Price-Stephens, a versatile Welsh singer of songs and previous host of InSpiral’s popular Camden Open Mic.

Sign up on the night from 6.30pm.


Friday 27 September:

Folk On Monday present: Anna MacDonald

Anna MacDonald is a multi-instrumentalist singer and songwriter whose celtic roots shine through her songs whether sung in Scots, English or Gaelic. Anna plays a set of original music complimented with Gaelic songs, traditional and not so traditional folk songs played on either guitar or Clarsach.


October


Friday 4 October:

LyricL presents…

Friday 11 October:

OpenMic

Friday 18 October:

SoundsUniversal Choir with Lyn

Friday 25 October:

Jali Bakary Konteh


November


Friday 1 November:

LyricL presents

Friday 8 November:

OpenMic 

Friday 15 November:

Grand Union Re:Gen Band

Friday 22 November:

TBC

Friday 29 November:

TBC


December


Friday 6 December:

LyricL presents…

Friday 13 December:

OpenMic

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Pizza & gig deal!

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Why not pre-order a pizza & drink from e5 Roasthouse for just £10 when booking you’re ticket for Live in the Library online? That’s dinner and a gig for £10! Bargain.

Next date: Fri 23 August Pizza from 6pm | Music from 7.45pm

Free

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