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So you’ve never been to… EartH

Everything you need to know about the eclectic N16 venue

By Charlie Allenby

In a nutshell…

A trendy and eclectic arts space from the team behind Shoreditch’s Village Underground.

Where is it?

A stroll up Stoke Newington Road from Dalston Kingsland station.

What’s the vibe?

Evolutionary Arts Hackney (or EartH to its pals) is what you’d end up with if BBC Radio 6 Music opened a venue. Once an art deco cinema, the space was transformed after a crowdfunding campaign, with a tiered theatre up top and a cosy concert hall downstairs. In addition to gigs, stand-up shows and theatre, it hosts flea markets for all your vinyl needs.

What makes it a great venue?

The roster of events is seriously on-point. Each week sees a blend of up-and-coming artists rubbing shoulders with some of the biggest names in alternative music: Foals and Vampire Weekend have headlined the venue’s 1,000-capacity concert hall stage. And its low ceilings help make it seem like one of London’s dark basement sweatboxes.

What’s the booze situation?

As well as the usual suspects – Estrella Damm and Camden Hells – you can pick up a hoppy number from fellow N16ers Pressure Drop. That’s if you manage to move on from the surprisingly extensive aperitif and cocktail list.

What’s coming up there soon?

Check out EartHs upcoming events page for the full rundown – and keep an eye out for the new EartH Sessions series of late-night jazz and disco, funk, hip, hop and leftfield DJ sets in the venue’s bar-restaurant EartH Kitchen.

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