Two videos for King’s Geography

Over the spring/summer lockdown of 2020 I was asked to produce two videos for King’s Geography. The first was an edit of some video footage taken by staff on the undergraduate field trip to Spain earlier this academic year. As a lot of the video clips and images were shot in ‘Portrait’ I used split-screen to include as much content as possible.

The second was a farewell video for the graduating Class of 2020 unable to participate in the usual graduation celebrations. Here I edited together student/staff footage and imagery along with handwritten and video messages shot at home by academic and professional services staff.

You can view both videos on the @kclgeography Instagram here and here.

British Academy Summer Showcase

Another exciting project I worked on this summer was a collaboration with Dr Luke Dickens at King’s Geography on an essay film about Joan Littlewood’s Fun Palace. The essay film spliced together outtakes and footage from Littlewood’s 1965 film Pleasure with cinematographer Walter Lassally which imagined the Fun Palace for an audience which included the Beatles, the Kray Twins, and Francis Bacon.

The film was shown alongside architectural drawings at Luke’s interactive exhibit at the British Academy Summer Showcase in June. 

Unfortunately we aren’t allowed to host the film online, but you can read all about the project and exhibit here. Luke tweets @urbanmargins

#forcuriousminds #FunPalace #JoanLittlewood #Pleasure

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UCL Urban Laboratory Cities Imaginaries 2019

In May this year I was invited to photograph UCL Urban Laboratory’s two-part Cities Imaginaries event. The first was a keynote lecture by Dr Sonjah Stanley Niaah (University of the West Indies), the second a ‘Performance Lab’ of panels, music and poetry at the Bloomsbury Theatre “exploring how performance cultures help shape transnational urban narratives”. Photos here and here.

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UCL Urban Laboratory City, Essay, Film Symposium

In June earlier this year, I was invited back to UCL Urban Laboratory to photograph their City, Essay, Film symposium.

“Bringing together filmmakers, researchers, and critics, this one-day symposium considered the interstices of literary, cinematic and urban culture through the lenses of pioneering film essayists and a new generation of artists producing experimental documentary works as polemic and critique on the city.”

Images: here

Further information: www.ucl.ac.uk/urban-lab/node/9519

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Unmoored Cities: Radical Urban Futures and Climate Catastrophes

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In May 2018 I was asked to shoot The Bartlett School of Architecture’s one-day symposium exploring climate change and its impact on cities across the globe. The day was packed with range of speakers from multiple disciplines and featured a mix of panel sessions and key note addresses. Some of the images also appear in a write-up of the symposium by Paul Dobraszczyk.

David Olusoga: Cities Imaginaries

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Earlier this year I had the pleasure of capturing another UCL Urban Laboratory event, David Olusoga’s Cities Imaginaries lecture on how Britain’s cities were born with a ‘housing problem’ already hard-wired into them. Here is a link to the gallery.

Student-led conference report and photos – ‘(Im)mobility: Dialectics of Movement, Power and Resistance’

As part of my PhD I recently co-organised a student-led conference funded by the London Arts and Humanities Partnership and hosted by the London School of Economics PhD Academy.  A write-up of the conference, co-authored by Sara De Martin of King’s Classics Department, can be found below. An album of my images from the conference are available on the LAHP website.

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Photographs of UCL urban lab event ‘Edge – Situated Practice in Art, Architecture and Urbanism’, October 2017

In October 2017 I was invited by the UCL urban lab to photograph the ‘Edge’ part of their trio of symposia on three locations in the South of England connected by the HS1 railway. Keynotes by eminent practitioners Jill Magid and Do Ho Suh book-ended the day hosted at London’s leading technology innovation destination Plexal, situated in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The photographs are hosted on UCL urban lab’s Flickr page, here.

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Do Ho Suh’s keynote lecture

London Arts and Humanities Partnership Annual Research Day

A selection of my shots from the LAHP Annual Research day in May of this year in the strategically located Southbank Centre terrace rooms are viewable at this link.  The theme of the day was ‘Rhetoric and Rights’, and we were particularly pleased to receive a keynote from Christopher Campbell, the literary manager of the Royal Court Theatre.

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Engaged Urbanism: Cities and Methodologies launch at the Free Word Centre

Another ‘catch up’ post from a project late last year.  This time it’s the photos from the UCL Urban Lab ‘Engaged Urbanism’ book launch at the Free Word Centre, Farringdon.  It was great to see old colleagues and peers from my Urban Studies MSc and to capture the book contributors in a space made for critical thinking. The full stream of photos is available here on Twitter.  And you can check out what the Urban Lab and Free Word Centre are about here and here.

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King’s College London Geography Year 1 Thames Boat Trip video

I was invited to shoot the department’s annual Thames boat cruise last year.  This is the result! It was great to be able to shoot on the GoPro for a change!

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’80 Years of Bass Weejuns’ party

Throwback to this time last year when I was invited down to Carnaby St, Soho to shoot the 80th birthday party of a shoe, the Bass Weejun.  I shot their East London store opening a while back so it was great to be invited down for a second time. The full album of photos can be viewed on the G.H. Bass Facebook page here.

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Video for the National CLT Network

Earlier this year I attended the sell-out National Community Land Trust Network National Conference and put together this video for them. Watch it here!

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Guðrun&Guðrun pop-up

In Autumn last year, luxury knitwear brand Guðrun&Guðrun popped up at a store on Redchurch Street, E2 to showcase their hand-made collection from the Faroe Islands.  I was invited to bring my camera down and capture the opening.  Here’s what it looked like.

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Unwanted presents DJ Format at the Yard, Hackney Wick

In April this year I took some shots for the Unwanted crew who had the inimitable DJ Format on the decks in Hackney Wick’s local theatre – The Yard.  A hard space to photograph but a great party and I hope I did it justice.  View here.

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Video: Expressing Anger through Art: British Sikh Artists on 1984

Here’s the outcome of the project I’ve been working on with Jasjit Singh of University of Leeds and Helen Limon of Newcastle University – an AHRC funded short documentary about British Sikh artists’ responses to the storming of the storming of the Golden Temple in June 1984 in Amritsar, India.  I worked on the camera, sound and editing and you can watch the culmination of the project below.

UCL Urban Laboratory – Sonic Utopias

My photographs from the last month Stadtklang event: screening of The Last Angel of History (John Akomfrah 1996) followed by discussion with Kodwo Eshun and NTS Radio DJs.  See here.

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Working as a Video Artist for (R)agency

Towards the end of 2015 I took part in the project ‘(R)agency? The Creative Practices of Anger‘.  Working as part of a multidisciplinary network of artists, writers and academics the project explored the productive and transformative potential of anger.  I had the pleasure to collaborate with Jasjit Singh, an academic from the University of Leeds on a short film exploring creative responses by young Sikh artists and activists to the Storming of the Golden Temple in Amritsar, 1984.

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GH Bass Spitalfields pop-up

Some photos from back in November 2015 of the opening night of the GH Bass Spitalfields pop-up!

 

Urban Lab + London Symposium

Some photos from the recent ‘Global Urban Higher Education The Challenges and Pitfalls of Internationalisation’  symposium at UCL.  Activities included a keynote from Adrian Lahoud and walking tours of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and the City of London led by Peter Rees and Louis Moreno.

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ASICS Tiger GEL LYTE-III 25th Anniversary bash at Kachette, Shoreditch

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See my shots from the exclusive East London sneaker-heads party here!

Aldwych Station

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KERB Street Food @ King’s Cross

Some shots I took for a postgraduate report on KERB lunchtime market in Granary Square, King’s Cross.  You can now find the market in its new location, round the corner at Cubitt Square.  Visit http://www.kerbfood.com

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Lisbon

I spent my birthday in the Portuguese capital earlier this month – here are a few shots encompassing Empire, architecture and an offering from the Botanical Garden of the University of Libson

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Zero : One : Nine at the Science Museum!

Fun and frolics at the Science Museum last month for the Sex and Sexuality late evening, featuring ‘Come Together’, an interactive installation work from the highly talented artist Zero : One : Nine.

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Seeing in New Year 2014/15

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Some shots with my 50mm f1.4

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Video for Marques Almeida AW14 shoot in Hunger Magazine

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See my video for Masha Mel’s Marques Almeida AW14 shoot here.  Video link can be found at the bottom of the page.

Large collaboration on this so shouts to Chris Beck, George B, NJ Stone and Ani RC, and a first time appearance for Ray Burstone, expect big things.

Folkestone Triennial

A few shots from a wet and windy day at the Folkestone Triennial.

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Going Underground

A few of my shots (eggs, carrots and fish) have been chosen for the recent advertising campaign across more than 20 Central London Underground stations by Hubbub

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ROOM 55 ROOM SERVICE

I put together a promotional video for collaborators Nathalie Limon and Gabriella Rosa Bertin who are coming to the end of their residency at Stour Space. Check them out and watch the video here.  Filmed by myself and Christian Beck (http://cargocollective.com/chrisbeck/OGSW)

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A film for King’s Cultural Institute

Watch this film I produced for King’s Cultural Institute in association with Somerset House, Artsadmin and LIFT.

The Cultural Institute at King’s connects the college with practitioners, producers, policy makers and participants across arts and culture creating space where conventions are challenged and original perspectives emerge.

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Kyoto: Japan in four Pictures

On a recent trip to Kyoto I tried to capture four characteristics of Japan – it’s ageing population; love of shopping; penchant for traditional dress and abundance of cyclits – in four pictures

Gangnam Style?

In Seoul’s Gangnam district – known for its international outlook and high standard of living – lies Guryong village.

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Podcast for King’s College London

Decent bit of coverage here from the Geography department showing an interest in how I combine filming and photography with studying… See here

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Noryangjin Fish Market, Seoul

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Watch A little short I filmed for ZERO:ONE:NINE @ Blitz

Publication in May issue of VOGUE CHINA

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Finally got my hands on a copy of Vogue China May issue, in which a few of my photos from Huishan Zhang’s Dorchester Collection party @ Le Meurice, Paris Fashion Week have been published…

Zero: One: Nine presents Lurid Nights Lucid Days x Gold Coat

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Go and see the artwork and collection from Zero: One: Nine and GOLD COAT @ Blitz London, Hanbury Street. Major props to these two homies for all their seriously hard work – looks amazing

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Martin Ron @ Mead Carney promo video

See what to expect from Argentinian Martin Ron in this video I put together for Mead Carney gallery, Mayfair here.

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Interview with the Turner twins for Intrepid Explorers at the Royal Geographical Society

The result of a recent project I did for the seminar group Intrepid Explorers.  The Turner twins will be trekking across Greenland for Spinal Research.  See the 7 minute interview with the twin explorers here!

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Hackney Wick Take Back

See what I saw at the Hackney Wick Takeback event Saturday 5th April @ Swan Wharf, Hackney Wick…

This was an event following on from the Hackney Wick Takeover earlier in the year.

K3 featuring strongly once again with Gabriella Rosa Bertin’s ‘Charnia’ expanded documentary piece and Cats Licking Postcards pop-up interactive installation (both featured) as well as my time lapse video from the Hackney WickED festival!

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Camera battle…

Locked in at the Hackney Wick Take Back @ Swan’s Wharf this weekend! More to follow.

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Friday Late flickr Stream

Shots of my video Hackney WickED Time Lapse featured in this great set of photos from last months takeover at the V&A… see HERE

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jacobfnphotography @ the V&A!

A shot here from the packed Sackler Centre at the V&A last friday. My video was playing on the screen pictured below, alongside the likes of Vinyl Pimp, London’s Perverted Children, The Beatbox Collective and more… Thank you to everybody who came down to support!

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GOLD COAT @ V&A Hackney Wick takeover

Flying the flag for K3 at the Hackney Wick takeover, Late at the V&A last Friday was Nathalie Limon, tailoress and GOLD COAT founder. See photos of her beautiful coat made from fabrics and dyes associated with the industrial history of Hackney Wick // http://www.nathalielimon.com

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Marina Hoermanseder @ Fashion Scout, London Fashion Week

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Hackney Wick takeover @ the V&A

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Really excited I’ve been invited to showcase my video ‘Hackney WickED time lapse’ at the Friday Late: Hackney Wick Takeover @ the V&A at the end of the month! The video will be alongside a menagerie of other visual aural and interactive delights…
Very chuffed with this… come along if you can

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Working for a think tank – some shots for KCL Think Tank Society

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A few shots from a recent event of theirs featuring speakers from Chatham House, Reform and IPPR. See here Read More

Huishan Zhang Spring/Summer 2014 LFW Presentation

Video for Huishan Zhang’s presentation at London Fashion Week last September…
Really excited for the upcoming AW show in February at The Dorchester Hotel. View here.

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Brunei short

Hot off the press… a  short from my time at University Brunei Darussalam in Summer 2013. Watch here.

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Bespoke(n)

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Project alert…
I’m very glad and excited to be involved in theBespoken writing and tailoring Arts Council England funded project!
I will be providing a moving image accompaniment to the tailor and writers…
Website here: http://bit.ly/JDoLhB
and crowd funder here: http://bit.ly/19Mij3X

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2013 in pictures

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Globalisation in Borneo…

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Up close and up high

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Recent filming projects

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So FINALLY got some decent workspace together… and as proof here are a couple of academia-based projects I’ve been working on recently at King’s.  First my footage from the ESRC Festival of Social Science held this year at the college for the first time, edited together excellently by Susanna Hellden.  And secondly, a series of videos recapping the 2012 School of Natural & Mathematical Sciences Christmas Lecture series in advance of their 2013 lectures earlier this month.

Museu Blau

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Bunker de Horta

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LUXURY TAX opening & SUITCASE issue launch @ Mead Carney

Shots from last weeks party featuring New York street artist Alec Monopoly and the launch of Issue No.5 of Suitcase Magazine here… and press here!

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Shots from XOOOOX Private View Event @ Mead Carney

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Video for XOOOOX Beauty Will Come Beauty Will Go Exhibition @ Mead Carney, Mayfair

Watch it here.

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Hackney WickED time lapse

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Time lapse effort from the recent Hackney WickED Festival – Watch HERE

TRUST India video

Shot back in December in Tamil Nadu, Southern India… lost a LOT of footage from the trip so took a while to put together… better late than never… Many thanks to Richard D’Silva too!

Watch here!

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K3 timelapse

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Click here to watch a at a short time-lapse taken during a big sort-out of our warehouse space in Hackney Wick.

Jaunt> w/Moomin and Christopher Rau @ Basing House, London

Brilliant party. See here.

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Interview for BBE Records with Terry Hunter

Watch an interview for BBE Records with Terry Hunter here!
Terry is a great guy and it was really great to catch up with him at Phonica Records, Soho ahead of his Bang compilation release.

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The Iban people

In 2013 I spent several days in Temburong during a three-week study abroad programme in Brunei. A day’s travel by powerboat, bus and canoe from the capital, Bandar Seri Begawan took us deep into the Ulu Temburong National Park into the lush heart of Borneo.  There we spent time learning about the endangered species that live just miles away from the threat of impending deforestation. A short trip down river returned us to the stilted long-houses of the Iban tribe, one of the last remaining Animist tribes of Brunei.

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Borneo Rainforest

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BBE Records release video

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New video of YESKING playing their album release party at Floripa, London. Watch it here!
NB: some problems with a ‘wobble’ effect as a result of uploading… not sure why… Embrace and Enjoy!

fabric calling…

talabotapr2013This Saturday I was invited to shoot across all three rooms at fabric.  See the results here!

Adam Shelton and Subb-an B2B

fabric got in touch to see if they could use my image on their website. See it here

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Short from Berlin last Autumn…

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“I don’t want to be someone looking from the other side of the window you know?”.  Watch it here.

Film for KCL Geography Department…

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See my short film from a trip to Kerala last December here!

Publication in WEM environment magazine!

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21st Celebrations @ the Town Wall

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Children pause for a photograph whilst washing, Tamil Nadu, India

Exhibition shots

A few shots from my upcoming exhibition @ TRUST Children’s Home, India.

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Filming Progess

I was recently asked to shoot and produce a film for the King’s College London Geography department 1st year fieldtrip.  You can see the full, finished work on their website here.

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Fresh Air with Phase 2, Finsbury Park

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Jaunt> with Marcel Dettmann

Enter Berlin’s finest

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Shots from Jaunt> One Records Showcase

see shots from Friday’s party in Newcastle’s Cosmic Ballroom here!

Short film from Vietnam


Shot over a 5 day summer camp in Northern Vietnam with my Nikon 50mm F/1.8

Watch it here!

Bamboozled

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Bonsai Forest

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Photos from Ape-x with Joy Orbison and Deetron @ Cosmic Ballroom!

See my photos from last fridays cracking Ape-x end of year bash at Cosmic here!

 

The Bug and Flowdan at WHQ!

See me photos from Inertia on thursday night here!

London reflections

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Canal dwellers

Cartwright Gardens WC1

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Promo video for Nocturnal Playground

Watch my promo for Newcastle house and techno night Nocturnal Playground here!

Capturing shapes @ Jaunt>

Photos from Jaunt> and Friends with Mono_cult at Basing House on Saturday here!

Shots from Nina Kraviz at Jaunt>

And here’s a link to the shots from Jaunt’s Easter Special last week with the impressive Nina Kraviz!

Ralph Lawson and Mark E play Ape-x

See my photos from Ape-x and That Old Chesnut @ Cosmic Ballroom, Newcastle here!


Celebrations at the Cooperage, Newcastle

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SOAS African/Columbian night

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Primrose Hill Panorama

Old Wardour

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Four:Four Presents… DJ Mes, South, Manchester

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Ape-x 4th Birthday Bash with Shonky and Dan Ghenacia, Cosmic Ballroom, Newcastle

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Botanic Gardens, Oxford

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