Saturday 30th July 2016 - 9pm onwards




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.


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!



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 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!


TWITTER - HiddenDoorClub

Every Tuesday - 7th June 2016 - 8pm onwards

Live music from 8pm 'til late

Musicians welcome

Get in touch on 07905151894 or





Monday 6th June 2016 - 8pm onwards


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 killyourtelevisionandgetouThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Join the community, share your work, meet your creative neighbours, watch new, inspiring & locally-produced films, have a blast on a Monday!



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:

Abe Gibson
A seasoned poet!
London Transport Museum
First poet in residence!
~performed on Radio 4
~Hackney Empire
~Soho theatre
~Young offenders institution!
~in Holloway prison!
~Chats palace!
~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
And believes
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.


FACEBOOK - StokeyLitFest

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.

Free Admission.

More guests to be announced.

Part of Stoke Newington Literary Festival




Friday 3rd June 2016 - 7.30 - 3am

Emily Harrison, Ash Sarkar, Tim Wells, Sarah Fletcher, and kickin' punk rock from Shocks of Mighty.

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



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



Sunday 29th May 2016 - 10.30pm onwards

*****NOW STARTING AT 10.30PM*****









Saturday 28th May 2016 - 9pm - 3am

Hello Daddy, Hello Mom...

That's right! Ch-ch-ch-ch-cherry Bomb is back with a glam-bam-thank-you-ma'am and is returning to The Mascara Bar on the 28th of May.... And it's FREE to get in!

DJs Alan Stardust (French Disko) and Oli Board the Night Train (from the supergroup Telegram) will be laying down the very best in rock 'n' roll, power pop, glam and punk with banger after banger exploding in your face!

You can expect to hear: The Velvet Underground, Todd Rundgren, David Bowie, The Buzzcocks, The Stooges, Queen, Roxy Music, The Sex Pistols, New York Dolls, Thin Lizzy, Sparks, The Undertones, The Faces, ABBA, T. Rex, Blondie, MC5, ELO, Elton John, Elton Motello, The Rolling Stones, Cheap Trick, Alice Cooper, The Clash and many, many more...



Friday 27th May 2016 - 9pm - 3am

Ain't no better way to Kick-Start the Bank Holiday Party! Dance the night away to the finest soul dance music: Rare & Northern Soul, Motown, Funk and Rhythm & Blues.

Music so sharp it bleeds! Delivered with flash panache n peak soul power on Glorious 7" Mono Vinyl by Dugout Energy Company DJs at the brilliant, cosmopolitan Mascara Bar.

Superb sound system, wooden dance floor, great drinks prices.





Thursday 26th May 2016 - 7.30pm onwards


The end of the world is nigh! Celebrate with a Molotov Cocktail. Fury "finest comedy dynamite sticks found for love or suggested donation" (Scotsgay), tells jokes and poems from forthcoming folio 'You can't jerk off to love poetry'. Right the worlds wrongs and wrong it's rights with lastminutecomedy finalist 2016. 'One to watch.'



Saturday 21st May 2016 - 9pm - 3am

QUEER is a punk, new-wave, indie, soul and rock’n’roll night for people who identify as LGBT and anyone who doesn't feel at home anywhere else.


Tony Fletcher and Sam Fenn will be playing 6 hours of of the best in queer DIY, Queercore, 90's Alt/Britpop, Riot Grrl, indie, 60's girl groups, northern soul, 80's rock & synth pop.

Expect to hear things along the lines of: - Nancy Sinatra,
The Jesus and Mary Chain, ESG, Young Marble Giants, Pavement, Frank Wilson, Belle and Sebastian, Martha, Richard Hell, The Velvet Underground, New York Dolls, Lung Leg, Bauhaus, The Breeders, The Spook School, Pixies, The Cure, The Smiths, Kenickie, Pulp, David Bowie, The Show-stoppers, Talking Heads, Betty Everett, Aretha Franklin, Suede, Placebo, The Kinks, Husker Dü, The Jam, Blondie, Patti Smith, Hole, Martha, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Generation X, Joy Division, Buzzcocks, Franz Ferdinand, Sex Pistols, B-52s, They Might Be Giants, James, R.E.M, Bis, Nirvana, Wire, Sonic Youth... a load of good stuff you might not have heard of.


QUEER is held at Mascara Bar. A great, friendly venue with a good sound system, plenty of decent booze and FREE entry!

QUEER is a straight-friendly event so all are welcome! Remember to invite all your friends/allies to the event!


Friday 20th May 2016 - 9pm - 3am

The usual Friday night of swing, jazz and blues music for those who like to shake their can. DJs on vinyl from 9pm 'til 2am, then we let the juke box loose until 3am!

£5 entry, free after 1am


Thursday 19th May 2016 - 7.45 onwards

Regular co hosts Nigel Burch (accompanied by Dylan O. Bates on violin), the Gaga Ladies and Fran Isherwood are Shenanigans ring leaders and there will be special guests: Cecelia Delatori and one more T.B.C.

Come along and be entertained or grace the open mike. Just sign up from 7.45 pm. Free! And, after the entertainment you can dance & consume beverages till late, should you be so inclined or, go home for a milky nightcap... I should cocoa!



Saturday 14th May 2016 - 9pm - 3am

Reggae and punk in a two sevens clash

The Ruts, Junior Murvin, The Clash, Dillinger, The Slits, The Mighty Two, The Jam, LKJ, X-Ray Spex, Dennis Brown, Buzzcocks, Steel Pulse, Penetration, Culture, Stiff Little Fingers, Blood Sisters, the Undertones, Gregory Isaacs and plenty more for your dancing pleasure, inna school disco 79 style

9pm kick off. No door pressure

Late bar and toilets

*Ladies fear not: the 12" of 'I Will Survive' WILL be played*



Friday 13th May 2016 - 7.30pm onwards


The three pice London punk band formed in 2013 and released their EP 'Gross Profit' in July 2014. They've been making their racket all over London and have had a blast every step of the way. This year will see the release of their full length album and many gigs lined up around London to support the release. If you don't like the Tories (they sure as s**t don't) and like punk rock come support the Tory bashing punk rockers The Scuts. Prepare yourself for their noise by heading to this link and checking out their EP, 'Gross Profit' also give their facebook page a like!

In 2013 Eat the Evidence picked up their accordion and stumbled into the UK's Ska punk and festival scenes.
They have been the punkest band on a reggae bill, or the reggae'est band on a punk night. Both somehow work as they fuse catchy riffs, party beats and brash and comical lyrics.
Before teaming up. previous ventures have included playing with likes of Madness, Adam Ant, Frank Sidebottom, Jehst and Rizz MC. With influences from Sublime to the streets to they have come together with an aim to throw their own slant on a nostalgic sound they grew on on.
The band pride themselves in directing their own music videos and 2015 saw them release their short film 'Delusions of Grunger'.
Last year also saw them support Billy Bragg, Get Cape, Wear Cape , Fly and Chas-Palmer Williams (Lightyear). They squeezed in cheeky tours of Denmark and the UK too
The highlight of 2016 will definitely be bring our party to Boomtown for the first time.
Eat the Evidence - The best thing since free Wi-Fi

"Charismatic, charming and energetic they can wrap a packed room of people round their fingers all whilst firing off lyrics which swing from politically volatile to toilet humour at breakneck speeds whilst swinging from the rafters with accordion in tow. And they never miss a beat in between"
Punkrock Blogger 2014

Check em out at the below links
Tweet The Evidence! follow us @EatTheE

Three-piece rock band from Barnet, the Bipolar Rollers have a unique rock sound and have been doing the rounds in London playing their tunes "Chicken Shop", "Sea Sick" and more. Check them out here

AKA Dead Nine, Matt Moore has been playing his finley crafted songs on the circuits for a while. His sound is progressive and ever-changing, the melodic guitar playing harmonise with the vocals to give a blistering and entracing performance. On Friday May 13th he'll be giving us some of his ol' favourites acoustically. Check him out at the link below!




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