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MAP Studio Cafe, Kentish Town, London - December 2017 newsletter.

Friday, December 01, 2017

Map Studio Cafe December Newsletter

Hello Friends!
Please take a moment to read up on the exciting events happening at MAP during December!

Events in December;

03/12 - Untamed Thinkers: Morality - 2pm Free Entry
Come along and sharpen your intellect on concepts that lie outside of general chit-chat. Hosted by LaToyah Gill (The Untamed Artist), the forum will comprise of presentations and discussions which focus on academic, theoretical and speculative topics. The relaxed cafe atmosphere presents the ideal setting for first-time speakers and the less confident to practice debating amongst like-minded friends. Discussions will be conducted openly and freely, devoid of dogmatism. Guests are invited/encouraged to bring materials (essays, literature, papers, poetry etc) to share and aid the discussions. Topic: Truths?

05/12 - Cafe Sessions W. Andrew Abaria - 11am Free Entry
Andrew Abaria is creative entrepreneur and musical performer whose songs, life coaching workshops, and yoga programming have taken him all over the world. As a musician, Andrew is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter based out of Los Angeles, CA and York, PA.  He is a graduate of the USC Thornton School of Music, and has performed at marquee venues all over Los Angeles like the Shrine Theatre, El Rey, and Ford Amphitheater.  A touring musician since 2013, Andrew has had his songs and arrangements performed in over 20 US states, Hungary, and South Africa. 

07/12 - Abstract Word - 8pm £5 Entry
A chance to see the unique blend of music & spoken word fused with vocal & poetic verse that is the signature of Abstract Word who have been performing this ‘abstract narration’ style since 1995. Performing a long side the poets will be long time ‘Jazz Jam’ collaborator Oliver Stains on 8 string guitar plus Trombone & Saxophones provided by Richmond Trew + other Horn Players.

10/12 - MAP Studio Youth Project Final - 6pm £5 entry
O ver the last few months MAP Music Project has featured various youth organisations competing for the chance to host their own gig at MAP Studio Cafe. Come along to support the winning artists.

16/12 - Vlad Miller – Notes From Underground - 8pm £7 Advance £8 on the door
Vlad Miller and notes from underground is a band that has lasted the course of time, using Vlad’s compositions as a starting point for a collaborative repertoire.  Largely stimulated by jazz and Russian music traditions, strong melodies weave into colourful improvisation.  The effect that ‘Notes From Underground’ want to have on their listeners is immediate, direct, and accessible in the best sense. They want their music to grab your ears and your body and not let go until you’ve been variously pulverised, pummelled, or pleasured into submission.

17/12 - Art? Or Politics? It’s a riot…’ - 5pm £5 Entry
Spicy music, sweet and sour poetry, and piquant thoughts – all genres stirred into tasty and provocative evening for the heart and mind. Each event has a very loose focus, from the role of art in politics, to migration and women’s issues, and features brief contributions both from both topnotch performers and from newcomers who simply want to share something special. Hosted by author, playwright, poet and songwriter John Farndon, This free-wheeling event will be focussing on Religion/Commerce.

17/12 - Soca Sundays - 7pm £5 Entry
Dine and wine at MAP Studio Cafe on Soca Sundays! With DJs: Dj Fats, Zoomer D, Soca Massive, and live steel pans played by Pan Fever UK and special guest Trinidad Rio. Featuring a 3 course menu of Trinidadian cuisine.

All in addition to our regular recurring events:

Every Friday is REGGAE NIGHT, a free entry event where DJ’s ROOTS TING and LEPKE spin their encyclopaedic library of classic reggae dubplates.

At 4pm on 10/12, MAP’s Soviet Cinema season commemorates the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Russian Revolution by showing Wolfgang Becker’s Good Bye Lenin! introduced by Dr Louis Bayman, Lecturer in Film Studies at University of Southampton.

On Wednesdays we have CHESS CLUB a great way of meeting new local people while brushing up your chess skills! All ages and skill levels welcome starting at 4:30.

Followed by The Lost Film Society, screening lost films of old and the obscure; Films that make you think, question and get you all fired up!
Check out the MAP Facebook for regular updates.

We also have our free open mic night THE ARTERY, is on Thursday 14th – open to all-comers and audiences focussing mainly on acoustic music, but there are no rules! Compèred by Laurence Wood and talented songster Toby Nuttall. The Artery creates a warm and supportive atmosphere where performers young and old, new or experienced will be listened to and appreciated.

For those of you that don’t know, we have a fantastic RECORDING STUDIO with a great mix of vintage and modern gear and very reasonable rates! Also visit our website, for additional information here.

Looking for a Venue? MAP is available to hire for private parties, weddings, concerts, film shoots, record industry showcases, theatre productions, workshops, corporate events, film screenings, conferences and meetings. We offer a range of catering solutions from a simple buffet to three course meals with Champagne,  with two fully stocked bars, draught beer and full PA system. We can cater for up to 80 people seated or 120 standing. please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.

Map Studio Cafe
46 Grafton Rd,

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