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February 2016

Category: World
Date: Saturday 6 February 2016 At: 7:30PM

London Tribes at The Forge celebrate the birth of the great Bob Marley with an exciting collaboration between one of London's most innovative bands Soothsayers reggae founding father Dennis Bovell. With Afrospot All Stars.

Prices: £8.00

Category: World
Date: Sunday 7 February 2016 At: 2:00PM

A live dub tutorial showing the fundamental principles of recording and mixing, discussing the concept of versions, alternative mixes and how to cut dub plates and specials. Workshop from 2.00-6.00 then club night from 7.00pm.

Prices: £4.00 to £26.00

Category: Contemporary
Date: Tuesday 9 February 2016 At: 7:00PM

Federico Albanese's compositions are airy and cinematic, blending classical music, pop and psychedelia. Federico will be back in the UK in February, performing music from new album The Blue Hour, out January 2016. With suport from ARTHUR JEFFES & MARK SPRINGER

Prices: £15.00

Category: Contemporary
Date: Wednesday 10 February 2016 At: 7:30PM

Contemporary chamber music ensemble rarescale, formed by flute specialist Carla Rees in 2003, presents new chamber works alongside more established works from the ensemble’s repertoire.

Prices: £10.00 to £12.00

Category: World
Date: Friday 12 February 2016 At: 6:00PM

Sambroso Sambroso presents: live Cuban music, hot beats from guest Cuban DJs, PLUS Cuban sandwiches from The Forge Cantina. Come and immerse yourself in Havana nightlife. With special guests CUBAN COMBINATION. Free before 8pm / £5 after 8pm

Prices: £0.00

Category: Pop, Rock & Indie
Date: Saturday 13 February 2016 At: 7:00PM

Sauna Youth are an evolving band of future humans making truly irregular punk, not quite comparable to anything else. This last year has been an amazing time for the band, seeing them release a widely applauded split record with their sister band Monotony.

Prices: £8.00

Category: World
Date: Sunday 14 February 2016 At: 1:00PM

Join Reggae Roast at The Forge for a special Valentine's Day edition of their monthly bass-fuelled serving of reggae, rum and delicious Jamaican roast dinners. FREE ENTRY

Prices: £0.00

Category: Contemporary
Date: Tuesday 16 February 2016 At: 8:00PM

The Hermes Experiment will explore ways in which aural experiences have been influenced by visual stimuli. The programme will be led by new commissions that respond to a visual element, as interpreted by composers Kate Whitley and Soosan Lolavar.

Prices: £10.00 to £12.00

Category: Pop, Rock & Indie
Date: Wednesday 17 February 2016 At: 8:00PM

After their sold out show in December The Irrepressibles return to The Forge to perform their acclaimed intimate show. For just 2 nights, on 17 and 18 February The Irrepressibles present Nude : Landscapes

Prices: £14.00 to £18.00

Category: Pop, Rock & Indie
Date: Thursday 18 February 2016 At: 8:00PM

After their sold out show in December The Irrepressibles return to The Forge to perform their acclaimed intimate show. For just 2 nights, on 17 and 18 February The Irrepressibles present Nude : Landscapes

Prices: £14.00 to £18.00

Category: World
Date: Friday 19 February 2016 At: 7:00PM

The legendary 16-piece percussion phenomenon from Buenos Aires is coming to The Forge for an exclusive and intimate 2-night run to celebrate their 10th anniversary.

Prices: £12.00

Category: Talks & Workshops
Date: Saturday 20 February 2016 At: 1:00PM

Salena Godden has been described as ‘The doyenne of the spoken word scene’. Join her for a masterclass focusing on authenticity, being your own narrator and telling your own stories with your own original voice.

Prices: £20.00

Category: World
Date: Saturday 20 February 2016 At: 7:00PM

The legendary 16-piece percussion phenomenon from Buenos Aires is coming to The Forge for an exclusive and intimate 2-night run to celebrate their 10th anniversary.

Prices: £12.00

Category: World
Date: Sunday 21 February 2016 At: 2:00PM

Join us for an authentic Cuban party featuring the best Cuban musicians in London, beats from DJ Javier La Rosa plus delicious Cuban food! With GERARDO & SU RUMBACHE + MARTHA GALARRAGA and PROYECTO REPARTO ROYAL. FREE ENTRY

Prices: £0.00

Date: Tuesday 23 February 2016 At: 7:00PM

£8 online, £10 on the door. Out-Spoken invites the UK’s leading poets, rappers, and musicians to share their art at a monthly showcase.

Prices: £5.00 to £8.00

Date: Wednesday 24 February 2016 At: 7:30PM

Crick Crack Club presents: The remarkable storyteller, Jan Blake, and blues guitarist, Matt Chandler, tell the blues. Join them for a night in the very fine company of those who've got the blues, those who defy the blues, those who cure them, and those who cause them.

Prices: £10.00

Category: Pop, Rock & Indie
Date: Thursday 25 February 2016 At: 7:00PM

The Swiss music agency presents a selection of its most current artists at The Forge. A unique opportunity to discover some of the most exciting musicians now emerging from Switzerland and the deepdive-universe.

Prices: £6.00

Category: World
Date: Friday 26 February 2016 At: 6:00PM

Sambroso Sambroso presents: live Cuban music, hot beats from guest Cuban DJs, PLUS Cuban sandwiches from The Forge Cantina. Come and immerse yourself in Havana nightlife. Free before 8pm / £5 after 8pm

Prices: £0.00

Category: Pop, Rock & Indie
Date: Saturday 27 February 2016 At: 7:00PM

Join us for an evening with the Yorkshire-born singer songwriter, whose 2015 successes soundtracked a glorious year for British sport, and whose latest single The One has become a Radio 2 favourite.

Prices: £15.00

March 2016

Category: World
Date: Friday 4 March 2016 At: 6:00PM

Sambroso Sambroso presents: live Cuban music, hot beats from guest Cuban DJs, PLUS Cuban sandwiches from The Forge Cantina. Come and immerse yourself in Havana nightlife. Free before 8pm / £5 after 8pm

Prices: £5.00

Category: World
Date: Saturday 5 March 2016 At: 8:00PM

Ginga is a night of Kizomba, Zouk and Afrobeats in the heart of Camden Town, organised by #1 Afro-Luso promoters Kizomba UK, and now celebrating 1 year at The Forge! Free before 9pm / £5 after

Prices: £5.00

Category: Folk
Date: Tuesday 8 March 2016 At: 8:00PM

4Square’s trademark show features fiddle playing, clog dancing, virtuosic mandolin, piano and percussion. The result is an infusion of folk, jazz, latin, and any other musical style they feel the inclination to absorb.

Prices: £10.00 to £12.00

Category: Contemporary
Date: Wednesday 9 March 2016 At: 7:30PM

Join us for an exciting evening of new music and film! The concert will showcase a selection of new works by young composers, plus a screening of new animation shorts, created during the annual collaborative project between the Royal Academy of Music and the Bristol School of Animation.

Prices: £7.00 to £10.00

Category: Folk
Date: Thursday 10 March 2016 At: 7:00PM

The musical alias of New York-based anti-folk hero Ed Hamell, Hamell on Trial is a one-man punk band that plays loud, fast music informed by politics, passion, energy and intelligence.

Prices: £16.00

Category: World
Date: Friday 11 March 2016 At: 6:00PM

Sambroso Sambroso presents: live Cuban music, hot beats from guest Cuban DJs, PLUS Cuban sandwiches from The Forge Cantina. Come and immerse yourself in Havana nightlife. Free before 8pm / £5 after 8pm

Prices: £5.00

Category: Folk
Date: Wednesday 16 March 2016 At: 7:00PM

Originally from Lincolnshire, folk singer-songwriter Callaghan plays piano and guitar and delivers a stunning vocal which earns frequent comparisons with artists like Sarah McLachlan and Emmy Lou Harris. With support from Charlie Hole.

Prices: £15.50

Category: Folk
Date: Friday 18 March 2016 At: 7:00PM

Einar speaks about his approach to Norse historical music and the concept behind Wardruna’s ongoing Runaljod trilogy and demonstrates a selection of the oldest Nordic instruments, while BARDSPEC is the ambient project from Enslaved composer and guitarist Ivar Bjørnson.

Prices: £13.00

Category: World
Date: Sunday 20 March 2016 At: 2:00PM

Join us for an authentic Cuban party featuring the best Cuban musicians in London, beats from DJ Javier La Rosa plus delicious Cuban food! FREE ENTRY

Prices: £0.00

Category: Classical
Date: Tuesday 22 March 2016 At: 7:30PM

Bobby Chen and Patrik Kleemola present some of the most intimate and exquisite music ever written for guitar and piano, including Beethoven’s very last piano work, some absolutely evocative Brazilian vignettes by Villa-Lobos, and a unique UK premiere of a piece from Finland.

Prices: £10.00 to £12.00

Date: Wednesday 23 March 2016 At: 7:30PM

Crick Crack Club presents: Through history, legend, and fairytale, Hugh Lupton tells of the extraordinary story of Arthur Ransome. As the boundaries between fairytale and reality twist and fade, our various heroes put their faith in the power of a stone talisman to get them home.

Prices: £10.00

Category: World
Date: Friday 25 March 2016 At: 6:00PM

Sambroso Sambroso presents: live Cuban music, hot beats from guest Cuban DJs, PLUS Cuban sandwiches from The Forge Cantina. Come and immerse yourself in Havana nightlife. Free before 8pm / £5 after 8pm

Prices: £5.00

Date: Tuesday 29 March 2016 At: 7:00PM

£8 online, £10 on the door. Out-Spoken invites the UK’s leading poets, rappers, and musicians to share their art at a monthly showcase.

Prices: £5.00 to £8.00

Category: Pop, Rock & Indie
Date: Wednesday 30 March 2016 At: 7:00PM

Nathan Grisdale is swiftly becoming a phenomenon in the pop and rnb world – a singer songwriter from Preston, he has captured the hearts of many. Join Nathan, a piano and an acoustic guitar as he goes back to basics. £10 advance / £13 on the door

Prices: £10.00

Category: World
Date: Thursday 31 March 2016 At: 7:00PM

Singer songwriter Tanya Wells joins creative forces with maestro tabla player Shahbaz Hussain for a performance including original songs as well as music from the Indian subcontinent.

Prices: £6.00 to £10.00

April 2016

Category: World
Date: Friday 1 April 2016 At: 6:00PM

Sambroso Sambroso presents: live Cuban music, hot beats from guest Cuban DJs, PLUS Cuban sandwiches from The Forge Cantina. Come and immerse yourself in Havana nightlife. Free before 8pm / £5 after 8pm

Prices: £5.00

Category: Folk
Date: Wednesday 6 April 2016 At: 7:00PM

Céu, meaning “sky” or “heaven”, is a multiple Grammy nominated artist who first became known in the UK in 2005 upon release of her eponymously titled debut album. £17.50 in advance / £20 on the door

Prices: £19.00

Category: World
Date: Friday 8 April 2016 At: 6:00PM

Sambroso Sambroso presents: live Cuban music, hot beats from guest Cuban DJs, PLUS Cuban sandwiches from The Forge Cantina. Come and immerse yourself in Havana nightlife. Free before 8pm / £5 after 8pm

Prices: £5.00

Category: Pop, Rock & Indie
Date: Thursday 14 April 2016 At: 7:00PM

In January 2011, Orcadian singer-songwriter Erland Cooper brought together his Erland & The Carnival band mate Simon Tong and singer/orchestral arranger Hannah Peel to form a new group, The Magnetic North. With support from Benedict Benjamin.

Prices: £12.00

Category: World
Date: Friday 15 April 2016 At: 6:00PM

Sambroso Sambroso presents: live Cuban music, hot beats from guest Cuban DJs, PLUS Cuban sandwiches from The Forge Cantina. Come and immerse yourself in Havana nightlife. Free before 8pm / £5 after 8pm

Prices: £5.00

Category: World
Date: Saturday 16 April 2016 At: 7:30PM

London Tribes presents: London-based Lokkhi Terra tear up the music rule book, mixing afro, latin, jazz, funk and cross-cultural improvisations. Free before 8pm / £5 after

Prices: £5.00

Category: World
Date: Sunday 17 April 2016 At: 2:00PM

Join us for an authentic Cuban party featuring the best Cuban musicians in London, beats from DJ Javier La Rosa plus delicious Cuban food! FREE ENTRY

Prices: £5.00

Date: Wednesday 20 April 2016 At: 7:00PM

£8 online, £10 on the door. Out-Spoken invites the UK’s leading poets, rappers, and musicians to share their art at a monthly showcase.

Prices: £5.00 to £8.00

Category: World
Date: Friday 22 April 2016 At: 6:00PM

Sambroso Sambroso presents: live Cuban music, hot beats from guest Cuban DJs, PLUS Cuban sandwiches from The Forge Cantina. Come and immerse yourself in Havana nightlife. Free before 8pm / £5 after 8pm

Prices: £5.00

Category: Pop, Rock & Indie
Date: Tuesday 26 April 2016 At: 7:00PM

The Family Tree Tour: Ben Cooper crafts albums like an author writes a tome, extolling subtle Southern Gothic and magic realist tales with a soundtrack of jangling guitar, layered strings, and syncopated rhythms.

Prices: £17.50

Category: Pop, Rock & Indie
Date: Wednesday 27 April 2016 At: 7:00PM

The Family Tree Tour: Ben Cooper crafts albums like an author writes a tome, extolling subtle Southern Gothic and magic realist tales with a soundtrack of jangling guitar, layered strings, and syncopated rhythms.

Prices: £17.50

Category: Pop, Rock & Indie
Date: Thursday 28 April 2016 At: 7:00PM

The Family Tree Tour: Ben Cooper crafts albums like an author writes a tome, extolling subtle Southern Gothic and magic realist tales with a soundtrack of jangling guitar, layered strings, and syncopated rhythms.

Prices: £17.50

Category: World
Date: Friday 29 April 2016 At: 6:00PM

Sambroso Sambroso presents: live Cuban music, hot beats from guest Cuban DJs, PLUS Cuban sandwiches from The Forge Cantina. Come and immerse yourself in Havana nightlife. Free before 8pm / £5 after 8pm

Prices: £5.00

May 2016

Category: Folk
Date: Wednesday 4 May 2016 At: 8:00PM

The band bid farewell to their former name (The Old Dance School) as they celebrate their fourth studio album. Expect provocative songs, intelligently weaving together shimmering strings and soaring brass crescendos, bright grooves and floating fiddle melodies.

Prices: £14.00

Category: Pop, Rock & Indie
Date: Thursday 26 May 2016 At: 7:30PM

A Memphis, Tennessee-based singer/songwriter with a knack for finding the shaky ground between heart-wrenching and cathartic, Julien Baker's stark and soulful music invokes names like Bon Iver, Daughter, Birdy, and Natalie Prass.

Prices: £10.50

June 2016

Category: Pop, Rock & Indie
Date: Thursday 2 June 2016 At: 7:00PM

The Other Half: In a unique collaboration, an original story by bestselling crime writer Mark Billingham is soundtracked by the songs of internationally acclaimed Americana duo My Darling Clementine.£15 advance / £20 on the door

Prices: £16.50

July 2016

Date: Friday 8 July 2016 At: 7:30PM

The boss vintage weekend of the year. A full weekend of original 60’s reggae & soul played out on an authentic valve-powered sound system. Friday and Saturday combined tickets £16.

Prices: £16.00

Date: Saturday 9 July 2016 At: 7:30PM

The boss vintage weekend of the year. A full weekend of original 60’s reggae & soul played out on an authentic valve-powered sound system. Friday and Saturday combined tickets £16. Please see Friday's page to book.