We are Stoke Newington's Premier Arts and Music venue. Featuring amongst others, Jazz, Spoken Word, Comedy - Bands - Open Mic - Cinema. We have dates available for parties, comedy, theatre, dances... pretty much anything. We also have space available for Jazz rehearsals free of charge (by appointment only). Drop in, email via our Contact Us page or call Maggie on 07432 255 357 if you are interested in hosting an evening at Mascara Bar.
The bar and lounge are open every day from 12 midday to 3am. We also serve coffee and teas and provide free WIFI.
See below for gigs and events over the next week, or checkout our future & previous gigs page to get an idea of what we've had on recently.
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SONG OF THE WEEK
Bruce Springsteen - Tougher Than The Rest
Sunday 29th May 2016 - 10.30pm onwards
*****NOW STARTING AT 10.30PM*****
Thursday 2nd June 2016 - 8.30pm onwards
Delighted to announce that the MASCARA BAR, London, N16 will be hosting a SPRING EVENING of JAZZ & BLUES with the MICHELE OSTEN JAZZ & BLUES TRIO - usual suspects Michele Osten/Vocals, David Roberts/Keyboard, Dan Allsopp/ Drums
Friday 3rd June 2016 - 7.30 - 3am
Special guest DJ (don't call him love, he doesn't believe in it) Ray Gange.
Our poets will be riding either a monkey or a tiger onto stage. Hell yes!
A boozy night of raucous poetry, rambunctious punk rock and rollicking records.
No door pressure. Late bar and toilets.
Part of Stoke Newington Literary Festival
Saturday 4th June 2016 - 6pm onwards
Old Dog authors Steve Piper, Craig Brackenridge and Roger Marriott. are going to be talking about their books. Answering questions and playing records in a most jolly relaxed atmosphere.
That Hallam chap may even ramble on about his Odds and Sods photographic book at some point.
More guests to be announced.
Sunday 5th June 2016 - 5pm - 8pm
A cocktail of poets: Abe Gibson, Michelle Madsen, Steev Burgess, Susan Evans and Fran Isherwood.
Expect heady notes of hilarity, melancholy, wordplay, romance, politics and bakery to ease you into the evening,
Susan Evans loves literary love-ins! Susan’s also super excited at being: **Shortlisted Best Spoken Word Performer** in the Saboteur Awards, 2016! A widely published, Brighton-based, performance poet and facilitator from north east London. A regular on the alternative poetry and cabaret circuits around the country, featured at many literary fests; regular hubs being Brighton, Bristol & all over London; from Words Over Waltham Forest to the South Bank Centre and super happy to be returning to the Mascara Bar for Stoke Newington’s Lit Fest! Susan’s also been invited to feature at L-Fest this July!
"Seriously thought-provoking or hilarious (sometimes both) protest poems" Workers’ Liberty Women
You can find her here: http://www.facebook.com/
A seasoned poet!
London Transport Museum
First poet in residence!
~performed on Radio 4
~Young offenders institution!
~in Holloway prison!
~and the beautiful Mascara bar!
Amongst others along with workshops all over Britain!
He uses humour and melancholy in his storytelling/poetry through various styles and voices
Poetry can be a medicine
Or a sedative ~
Depending on how well he's doing on the night!
Something of a renaissance man, poet, lyricist and artist Steev Burgess enjoys doing his bit to keep ancient rhyme schemes such as the Rondeau and the Pantoum alive. Founder member of two poetry clubs, Suns of Dada and Y Tuesday, Steev writes often about his city and the seasons with one foot in the present, one in the past and his head in the clouds. He has of late, also teamed up with Libertine John Hassall, co-writing songs for The April Rainers.
Michelle Madsen is a poet and journalist. She founded the London branch of Hammer and Tongue, the UK’s largest slam poetry network and has featured on stages in four continents. She has appeared on BBC 1, BBC Radio 4 and at venues including the Bowery Poetry Cafe in NYC, the Roundhouse and the Royal Albert Hall and at festivals including Latitude, Hay-on-Wye, Bestival and Glastonbury. In 2013 she took her show I’m Sorry I Haven’t Haiku, the world’s first and possibly last ever poetry panel game, to the Edinburgh Festival. She has performed with Kate Tempest, Hollie McNish, Buddy Wakefield, Tim Key and Simon Munnery and also writes for the Independent and Private Eye. Michelle’s debut collection of poetry, Alternative Beach Sports, was published by Burning Eye Books in 2014 and she is developing her first full solo theatrical work 'What Goes Up', a show about about what happens if you fly too high, with support from the Battersea Arts Centre and the Nuffield Theatre in Southampton.
Fran Isherwood will take you on a wry, awry, word-playful gallop through the vagaries of life encountering a motley cast of mail stealing snails, 70s comedy legends, explosive bakers and baritones- turned -butchers en route. She is a regular on the London Spoken Word circuit who hosts a monthly event in East London but also has previous form as a singer, comic and actor. Fran's first collection Swimming With Endorphins was published by South London Books in July 2015 and she has had poems published in several anthologies and a few periodicals. http://
Monday 6th June 2016 - 8pm onwards
FILMMAKERS OUT THERE
We're open for submissions for the fifth edition of Kill Your Television, a short film night for the people of North East London.
We want your fiction, experimental, documentary, dance, animation films. Don't spare us, bring them on!
Submit to killyourtelevisionandgetou
Join the community, share your work, meet your creative neighbours, watch new, inspiring & locally-produced films, have a blast on a Monday!
Every Tuesday - 7th June 2016 - 8pm onwards
Live music from 8pm 'til late
Get in touch on 07905151894 or www.lazychan.com
Friday 10th June 2016 - 10pm - 5am
Guest DJs Gus Teenager (Spain), Martina Caracola (Spain) & Alexander Coates (Embrooks) are joining your hosts Suzie Greengrass & Sini.
You'll hear the finest sounds of 60s underground on viny only..
13th Floor Elevators * Aorta * Blues Magoos * C.A. Quintet * the Denims * the Doors * thee Headcoatees * Hunger * the Electric Prunes * the Fabs * Five by Five * the 5 Canadians * the Gentlemen * July * Little Phil & the Nightshadows * the Liverbirds * Love * MC5 * the Misunderstood * the Monks * Morgen * Music Emporium * Music Machine * the Nomads * the Outsiders * the Poets * Pretty Things * Q65 * the Seeds * the Shangri-Las * the Standells * Stooges * the Strollers * Them * the Third Bardo * the Unrelated Segments * Velvet Illusions * We The People * Zakary Thaks
and many more!
Free Entry & Open till very late - we'll see you on the Dance floor!
Sunday 12th June 2016 - 7pm onwards
The second Sunday in June brings back a return engagement from some of our fave compadres-- The Comancheros !
As always hosts East Lonesome Drifters will kick off at 7pm sharp with our guests taking the stage around 745pm. A late set (and maybe some collaborations) after 9pm.
Country DJ and beer specials.
Don't be late and see ya at the bar.... Mascara Bar !
Friday 1st July 2016 - 8pm onwards
EON and The Honeychild take a break from their writing and production schedule to present and perform a Showcase of their comeback/debut Album 'Kingdom Come'.
An inspiring, emotional, reflective, soulful and energetic journey through Acoustic, Funk, Groove and Rock!
Support is provided by local Soul Jazz Funksters; 'The Fyans', with DJ Ivan (Kane FM, 103.7FM) dropping an eclectic mix of the freshest and grooviest Funk, Groove & House tunes!
Lock the date down in your social diary! Get involved!
Saturday 2nd July 2016 - 12pm onwards
We are doing it again. Following on the success of the 2015 event with 10 bands, we are expanding with live music noon to midnight including FollowThe Crows, Jackson Creek Band, Hayley Carlyon, The Comancheros, hosts East Lonesome Drifters and many more.
There will be BBQ, street performances and we are working on the pony rides (we don't joke about pony rides).
Live music starts at noon, FREE entry with pass the hat donations for performers and specials throughout the day.
Watch this space and see you at The Bar.