Not So Popular is a collective of young writers and artists, who put on events, create cultural content and aim to provide a platform for creative work.
Not So Popular and Sister Sounds DJs bring you a night of old skool classics, r&b remixes + new vibes <3 celebrating the female vocalists who made them great.
want some CRAZY LOVE this summer? don't be HEARTBROKEN, head to GARAGE GIRLS for A LITTLE BIT OF LUCK and lots of SWEETEST TABOOS. Yeah we got ya.
GARAGE GIRLS DJS
Sister Sounds DJs
OH ANNIE OH
+ more TBC
Expect the gr8s from:
Ms Dynamite | Shola Ama | Mis-Teeq | Kele Le Roc | Lisa Maffia | Katy B | Sweet Female Attitude | H "Two" O | T2 | Architechs | Gemma Fox | Lady Leshurr | Shystie | Neneh Cherry | 3 of a Kind | Anne Marie | Glamma Kid | Tina Moore | Love Assasins | MJ Cole | Artful Dodger | Kat Blu | Mya | Colour Girl | Tink | RAY BLK | Niche | + LOADS MORE
#PEAKS - a night of talking, art and DJs.
WHY DIY? curated by Not So Popular and Milk and Honey ♥
We've always been amazed and inspired by the prolific output of DIY zine making in the UK alone. We've even published a few ourselves. This event will explore what drives people to get DIY and how to get started.
Free Entry [Donations on the night welcome!]
Megan and Molly from Hotdog, an all female, trans inclusive literary and art magazine.
Isaac of Diaspora Drama Zine, which celebrates creative and offbeat people of colour living in cyber space.
Georgia from GIRLS / CLUB, a zine made by and for self-identifying women.
Zahra of Swanzy dot biz and Roadfemme zine, who creates postivie empowerment through clothes, a youth organisation and zine.
Chaired by Jade from Not So Popular, a DIY collective, and editor of LETS START A PUSSY RIOT & Celia from Milk and Honey, a quarterly feminist art zine.
Visuals: Ella Deacy
Live artist: Kayleigh Handley performing 'D.I.YouTube'
[Live Performance,Instructional YouTube video & Debris] Duration 12 mins
SHE Choir London
Sister Sounds DJs
This week's theme is BALKAN STORIES, curated by Nataša Cordeaux.
A B O U T
Balkan tongues, visions & sounds will takeover Joyeux Bordel for a night of creative storytelling through experimental poetry, fusion music & collaborative photography.
P R O G R A M M E
6.30pm: Doors Open
7pm: Jovana Backović (Talk)
7.30pm: Jovana Backović & Jasmina Stosić (Live Performance: ORPHEA)
8pm: Ana Seferović, Nik Jovčić-Sas & Sanja Bergerbaum Maričić
(Fusion Performance: Poetic Voices, Violin & Visuals)
8.45pm: Nataša Cordeaux (Poetry & Talk)
9pm: Op Sa! Balkan Band
10pm+: Mingling and Dj set.
Please note: Julian Plaka, Olivera Indić & Milica Nikolić's photographic works will be on show throughout the evening.
W O R D S
Jovana Backovic (Talk)
Belgrade born composer/singer/academic will explore how we interpret individual musical identity, meaning and the socio-cultural value of the Balkans. She will look at the ways Balkan oral tradition and its derivations are seen today, both from within and outside the region, touching on the problems of artistic identity and the meaning of her musical practice in relation to different contexts.
Ana Seferovic (Poetry)
She has written three collections of poetry: Duboki kontinent (Deep Continent,2000), Beskrajna zabava (Endless Entertainment,2004) and Zvezda od prah-šećera (A Star Made of Icing Sugar, 2012).
Nataša Cordeaux (Poetry)
Producer of Portrait Srbija film & poet.
M U S I C
Nik Jovčić-Sas (aka. The Incredible Gipsy Nik)
Violinist & LGBTQ+ activist.
Op Sa! Balkan Band
Bringing their own passionate brand of Balkan music, influenced by the roots of the Serbian Kolo and the Turkish čoček, this fiery travelling party is an addictive blend of wild beats, gypsy flair and modern sound.
L I V E P E R F O R M A N C E
Singer Jovana Backović and singer/actress Jasmina Stosić focus on the contemporary creative approach to traditional singing and melodies from the Balkans. Next to being an interpreter of traditional melodies, Jasmina brings strong theatrical and storytelling element into the performance, making Orphea a crossover between theatre and music.
E X H I B I T I O N
Milica Nikolić - 'Daydreaming Serbia'
She is active in the fields of culture heritage, documentary photography and graphic design exploring everywhere from Serbia and Macedonia to UK, Germany to Japan.
"Always seeking for the inner energy of people, hidden messages of the cities, taking the breath and weightiness of the great outdoors on my captures."
Olivera Inđić - 'Stories from the City, Stories from…the Balkans'
Belgrade-born painter and photographer, Olivia has taken part in numerous collective and solo exhibitions from Paris to Venice, Istanbul to Kyoto.
“There are many people who use words better than I do. My field is visual. Actually, the one that doesn’t slip away from me... If the photo can tell the story by itself.. it's better!”
A series of photographs capturing the untold migration journey from Italy home to Albania where image captures 'kitsch objects that have a story buried behind.'
Sanja Bergerbaum Maričić
An artist, photographer and a poet, born in Zagreb, Croatia. Now based in Switzerland, she spent her wild youth as a refugee in Belgrade where she studied Slavic languages and literature.
A night of interruption, disorientation and noise, curated by Hannah Evans and Ellie Green. We will be interrogating the role noise plays, as a music genre and otherwise, in our lives as occupants of the city. From Merzbow to Ade Fakile, we will look into how noise can be both a way to sink into the daily grind and how it can effectively stage a jarring interruption to it. Is the city lost? Are we? What do we do with the lost and sound?
Panel Discussion @ 6.30pm- 7pm
Ellie Green: Noise enthusiast, academic wannabe, owns a plectrum once used by Keiji Haino
Joseph Burnett: Music journalist
Rusty Nail: Maker of noise, producer of sorts, currently hitting drums, samplers, and scrap metal for Dogfeet.
Hannah Thompson: Sound artist
John Parry: Audio / Video