Curation

Beatroots is delighted to be curating the music for Painted Ladies, the first Friday Late at the Old Royal Naval College on Friday 17th November, 7 - 10pm.

Be seduced by the drama of the beautiful Painted Hall at this late event for all the senses featuring music from Lilith Ai, a singer/songwriter at the forefront of the riot grrrl revival and member of the Fight Like A Girl collective, who performs poignant tales of modern city life. Meanwhile DJ Marcia Carr, of the Ladyz DJs crew and curator of Girlz B Like, promises to get us all on the dance floor with her deep, soulful, jazzy sets encompassing tech house, Afro, gospel house, disco, broken beat, nu jazz and dubstep.

Tickets: £12 (£10 concessions). Book here.

Previous events:

We were delighted to be partnered with the William Morris Gallery to co-curate two of their Late events in December 2016 and February 2017.

WMG Lates are bi-monthly after-hours events that provide a chance to experience the Gallery in a relaxed adult atmosphere. Visit the special exhibitions and have opportunity to sample some of the best art, music, poetry and performance in London.

WMG Late: Rise Up

Thursday 1st December 2016, 6.30 - 10.30pm

Inspired by the Gallery's exhibition A World to Win, the night explored the sound of contemporary protest with Hattie Collins and Olivia Rose talking about their new book This Is Grime, Artist in Residence Daniel Baker interviewing grime academic Monique Charles and hip hop/grime artist Lemzi and MCs performing live. DJ collective General Echo Sound System provided the soundtrack, students from Waltham Forest College exhibited their own punk-inspired creations and University of the Arts Alumni and Arts Activists Jill Kennedy McNeill and Summer Oxley invited you to join them in a hands on Arts Attack.

Lemzi and MC collective performing liveHattie Collins, Olivia Rose, Monique Charles, Daniel Baker and Lemzi in conversation

Top: Lemzi and MCs performing a live cypher set in the Tea Rooms. Bottom: Hattie Collins, Olivia Rose, Monique Charles, Daniel Baker and Lemzi in conversation.

WMG Late: India

Thursday 2nd February 2017, 6.30 - 10.30pm

This event explored William Morris’s fascination with Indian textiles and in particular the high quality craftsmanship, beauty of design and intensity of colour that had such an impact on William Morris’s designs.

Akademi kathak artist Parbati Chaudhury performed a piece she had choreographed especially for the evening, accompanied by tabla player, Amritpal Singh Rasiya. Through a series of technical dances they explored colour through costume, craftsmanship through their technique and precision and virtuosity and design through the choreography and interplay between tabla and dancer.

Parbati Chaudhuri

Top: Parbati Chaudhury. Bottom: Amritpal Singh Rasiya.