The Bussey Building/CLF Art Cafe



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  • Address:

    The Bussey Building/CLF Art Cafe Rye Lane
    SE15 4ST

  • Venue phone:

    020 7732 5275

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  • Transport:

    Rail: Peckham Rye

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Blow Up

Pop, Indie rock, Soul, Rock 'n' roll, Clubs

  • Critics' choice

The long-running London club night, now based in Peckham, spins British pop, punk, new wave and soul from the '60s to the noughties and from classic boogaloo to new indie tunes.

  1. Sat Aug 9 – Sun Aug 10
  2. The Bussey Building/CLF Art Cafe
  3. £5
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Rating: 4/5

Theodore Twombly is in love with his computer. Admit it, aren’t we all? What’s the first thing you reach for when you wake up in the morning? The warm body lying next to you under the duvet or your phone? Which could you not live without for 24 hours...

  • Thu Jul 31:

    • 21:00

12 Years a Slave

Rating: 5/5

With the release of ‘Django Unchained’ and now this more restrained slavery-era biopic, much has been made of America’s post-Obama willingness to ‘face up to its own past’. But, like Quentin Tarantino before him, British artist turned director Steve...

  • Thu Aug 28:

    • 20:30

American Hustle

Rating: 4/5

In the six-year absence that followed 2004’s delirious ‘I Heart Huckabees’, David O Russell seemingly acquired a taste for studio filmmaking – but that’s not quite the same as going mainstream. ‘The Fighter’ and ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ played as ex...

  • Fri Aug 29:

    • 20:30

The Big Lebowski

This comic update of the world crystallised by Raymond Chandler charts the disastrous involvement of laidback dopehead Jeff 'the Dude' Lebowski (Bridges) in a kidnapping case involving the wife of his millionaire namesake (Huddleston). The Dude is hi...

  • Fri Aug 1:

    • 21:00

The Blues Brothers

Rating: 3/5

Soul-stirring celebration or crass cultural exploitation? Truth is, ‘The Blues Brothers’ is a bit of both, lending exposure to rhythm and blues legends who might otherwise have faded into silence while at the same time treating black culture as a co...

  • Fri Aug 22:

    • 20:30

Breakfast at Tiffany's

Rating: 3/5

Asked what he disliked about the 1961 movie of his novella, Truman Capote replied: ‘Oh God, just everything. It made me want to throw up.’ He’d wanted Monroe for Holly Golightly, his goodtime girl who relied on the kindness of rich gentlemen-friends....

  • Wed Aug 13:

    • 21:00

City Of God (Cidade De Deus)

Rocket is a poor black kid who lives in the notorious Cidade de Deus housing project in Rio de Janeiro. Desperate to escape the violence that surrounds him, yet eager to tell the world about his dangerous world, Rocket turns to photography as a means...

  • Thu Aug 21:

    • 20:30

Dirty Dancing

After 2004’s straight-to-DVD sequel, the superior original is re-released, digitally restored, to mark the film’s twentieth anniversary. Aside from making fans feel very old, this is also likely to make them feel just as jubilant and light-footed as...

  • Fri Aug 8:

    • 21:00

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S. Akhtar

If you like the bare-brick chic of Shoreditch, then you will feel right at home at this old building converted for use as an arts centre. We went to watch CHILDREN OF FATE, an adaptation of a lauded Argentinian play that chimes as much with Cameronian Britain as is does with Argentinian socio-economic upheaval. A quick drink at the rustic bar which is settled at the back of a cafe/room that doubles as a stand-up venue and screening room. Lots of unmatched furniture, sofas, stools, tables, give a cool laid back homey feel. I would come back just for a drink and a bite to eat (try the sausage and apricot rolls). You can take the drinks down to the courtyard at the front entrance where there is also seating, tables and twinkly lights. The play itself was in a room converted to a theatre with the 'stage' on the floor level and raised seating facing it. There is a pillar in front of two of the middle seats but otherwise the views were excellent and the designers and actors made good use of the room throughout the play. There is a lift if you have trouble walking up to the 3rd floor. I really like this venue and their work. The people are lovely and they are making an effort to make this a really great cultural centre. This was an unexpected event for me, as a friend invited me and I had never heard of this place but it has to be my find of the year.