Stoke Newington's Premier Bar

Live Music - Spoken Word - Arts

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 (by appointment only).

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72 Stamford Hill – Stoke Newington – London N16 6XS
5 mins up the hill from Stoke Newington BR – Opposite Morrisons

Previously at the Mascara Bar

BEN ALES + LEMON POWER

Thursday 26th March 2020

Ben Ales is a UK-based folk & blues singer-songwriter & guitarist. His ultimate goal is to uplift, empower and inspire his listeners by speaking the universal language of music. His lyrics and storytelling strive to remove barriers and create an unwavering sense of solidarity across all human beings.

https://www.ben-ales.com/

~~~

LEMON POWER is a London based 5 piece band…music is a mix of indie rock, synth pop, punk… influences include Sugarcubes, Black Country New Road, Blur… heaps of energy on stage: great vocals, electric guitars, synths, drums, and groovy bass-lines.

https://lemonpower.band/

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Mascara Jazz Jam

Tuesday 24th March 2020

Mascara Jazz jam, every Tuesday from 8 pm to 11.30 pm.

Each week consists of rotating guest musicians backed by host and resident drummer, Livio Polisano. Come and join us to check out and play with some of the best jazz players in the London scene.

This venue is a great place to hang and to meet new and old friends! It has a full bar with very reasonable prices.

Hope to see (and hear) you every Tuesday!

FREE ENTRY

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Keep Calm And Carry On Dancing with DJ Joei Supernova

Thursday 19th March 2020 – 9pm – 3am

Noone seems to understand exactly what it was that Boris Johnson just said on the telly with regards to going to/working at pubs so erm… fuck it.. I guess?

If you do decide to go rogue and have a pint then good tunes, unbeatable prices and seige mentality will all be on offer… for now… I hope…

So yeah… come and drink… if you want… ummm… we’re probably gonna die anyway

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St Patrick’s Day 2020 at Mascara Bar

Tuesday 17th March 2020- 12pm – 4am

12pm – 7pm £3 per pint Guinness, Fosters, Strongbow and Kronenbourgh

Irish Slane Whiskey £2.50 a shot

2pm onwards Boiled Bacon and Cabbage and something for our veggie friends

5pm – 8pm – Traditional Irish Music with The Jacket Spuds

9pm – midnight – The Irish Lads – all your favorite cover tunes live

Irish Dancing

DJ til late

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Steppin’ Out

Saturday 14th March 2020 – 9pm – 3am

The March show features two great talents who really need no introduction: Alan Handscombe + Lisa Wolverson!

They will grace our decks with the very finest soul music

Nuff said!

Expect a right good time at the unique Mascara Bar – a late night venue with regular drinks prices, free admission, solid sound system, wooden dance floor & a great staff team. The grooviest little gin joint in Hackney.

NO DOOR TAX

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Mascara Film Club: GoingAway.tv

Thursday 12th March 2020 – 8pm onwards

This month we’re collaborating with Going Away.tv to present a screening of works selected from their online channel, examining how ecology, class and sexuality operate within virtual and digital spaces.

Including works by Louise Ashcroft, Hazel Brill, William Cook, Ollie Dook, Jakob Kudsk Steensen, Wilf Speller April Lin and Jasmine Lin.

‘GoingAway.tv’ is an online platform hosting live streamed artists’ moving image 24/7, combining work from a variety of localities and backgrounds. At once embracing and critiquing the democratic nature of streaming platforms such as ‘Twitch’ and ‘Youtube Live’, ‘GoingAway.tv’ will continuously present the work of multiple artists working in moving image and broadcasting, randomised but presented sequentially twenty-four hours a day. On returning visits to ‘Going Away’ you may not see the same work twice.

Their exhibition GoingAway.tv LIVE – The Retreat runs from 5 – 14 March 2020 at Arebyte.

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Mascara Jazz Jam

Mascara Jazz jam, every Tuesday from 8 pm to 11.30 pm.

Each week consists of rotating guest musicians backed by host and resident drummer, Livio Polisano. Come and join us to check out and play with some of the best jazz players in the London scene.

This venue is a great place to hang and to meet new and old friends! It has a full bar with very reasonable prices.

Hope to see (and hear) you every Tuesday!

FREE ENTRY

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An Obscurity of Poets

Thursday 5th March 2020 – 7.30pm -10.30pm

An Obscurity of Poets is monthly night of poetry and poetic things at the lovely Mascara Bar on the first Thursday of the month. Each Obscurity will feature a fantastic poetry quiz (with even better prizes), some lovely feature acts and YOU, on the open mic.

Sign up from 7 on the night.

Come along, watch some poets, have a chat, have a pint, have a delicious cheese roll, and just generally get out of the house. It’ll be lovely to see you.

On 6th Feb we’ll have two fantastic feature acts:

James McKay

James McKay is a Generation X poet, with family connections to the North Sea coast of the British Isles, and the north of England in particular.

In 2000, before “spoken word” was even a thing and Poetry Slam was only just beginning to be one, he started a grass-roots cabaret called Home Cooking in a living-room in Newcastle; he wrote his first poetry set for the opening night of the show, which played in various venues for many years afterwards.

In the 20 years since,

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Gatherings I: In a time, not a time and a place, not a place

Saturday 29th February 2020 – 4pm -7pm

GATHERINGS I:
IN A TIME, NOT A TIME AND A PLACE, NOT A PLACE

Join us on the Leap Day for the first edition of Gatherings, with an afternoon programme of performance, readings and screenings.

Gatherings is a new and ongoing event series by Mascara Film Club exploring the intersection of Performance and Artists Moving Image. The series looks to foreground these time-based media as open, social and communal events.

Hosted by San Mei Gallery, this inaugural edition of Gatherings takes as its subject the use of scripts and subtitling within video and performance.

Participating artists: Bo Choy, Keren Cytter, Misha Farrant, Scarlett Hirst, Geraldine Snell, Imran Perretta, Reman Sadani, and Josephine Rock.

Full programme timings to be announced shortly.

Please note that this event will not be taking place in our regular location, but at San Mei Gallery in Brixton. Given that we won’t be hosted in a bar, we’ve decided this will be a sober event. Instead, we will be providing some delicious vegan food!

Food will be available with a pay-what-you-can donation going towards That and A Signal,

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Jacket Spuds – Rockin’ n’ Reelin’ Irish Music

Saturday 22nd Feb 2020 – 8pm onwards

Jacket Spuds are a group of musicians whose sound is rooted in the richness of the Irish folk tradition. Their musical range and emotional commitment, and their remarkable combination of traditional form and contemporary content has evoked enthusiastic responses from audiences around the world.

“………….toe-tapping traditional, and evocative contemporary songs and tunes…….”
Time Out Magazine

Pete Mona (guitar/vocals), Mick Barker (fiddle/vocals), Eileen Barker (accordion/vocals), have toured extensively throughout Britain and Europe, from the intimacy of small clubs to the large stages of Festivals and Theatres. London gigs to date include the Mean Fiddler, Dominion Theatre, Hackney Empire, National Theatre, Folk Clubs, Colleges and Arts Centres.

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Mascara Jazz Jam

Every Tuesday from 8 pm to 11.30 pm

Each week consists of rotating guest musicians backed by host and resident drummer, Livio Polisano. Come and join us to check out and play with some of the best jazz players in the London scene.

This venue is a great place to hang and to meet new and old friends! It has a full bar with very reasonable prices.

Hope to see (and hear) you every Tuesday!

FREE ENTRY

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Mascara Film Club: Queer London 01

Thursday 12th February 2020 – 7pm – 10pm

On the eve of the feast of St Valentine, Queer London Film Club presents six works on guilt, desire and sex. Abney Park becomes a site of Lesbian goth cruising, the Nuns of Perpetual Indulgence beatify Derek Jarman, the frog man applies talc to a rubber suit, the feds storm a bar and arrest Jimmy Sommerville, and Oscar Wilde takes to the dock.

Programme:

6pm | Doors

7:30pm | First set of shorts

Sex Lies and Religion, Annette Kennerley, 1993, 7 mins
Catholic Guilt, Martine Thoquenne, 1986, 4 mins
21st Century Nuns, Tom Stephan, 1994, 10 mins
It’s a Sin, Derek Jarman, 1987, 5 mins
Dressing for Pleasure, John Samson, 1977, 20 mins
Watch Out – There’s a Queer About!, Andy Lipman & Phillip Timmins, 1980, 8 mins

8:30pm | 15 mins break

8:45pm | Feature: The Trial of Oscar Wilde, Silvia Narizzano,1960, 50 mins

9:35pm | 15 mins break

9:45pm | First set of films repeated in reverse (palindrome)

Watch Out – There’s a Queer About!,

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Dark Entries

Friday 31st January 2020 – 7.30pm – 11.30pm

Dark fiction, horror, and crime.
Cathi Unsworth, Tim Wells, Gary Budden, and Benedict Newbery read from their own work.
Gary Budden will read from the forthcoming London Incognita.
Tim Wells reads a chapter from his forthcoming skinhead horror pulp Shine On Me.
No door pressure, late bar, and toilets.
As there is no door pressure please bring something for the local foodbank, we’ll be collecting tinned food, fruit, rice, pasta, toothpaste, shampoo toilet roll and the like. If you chuck an extra couple of quid in a shop we’ll collect a fair amount between us.
https://www.trusselltrust.org/get-help/find-a-foodbank/tottenham/?fbclid=IwAR3R8AGru6ZJ6sYeH84ikGFXVsiDZupfY8Gs9P2pBcqYo9VjJiuHEnU_y7E

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Steppin’ Out

Saturday 8th  February 2020 from 9:00pm-03:00am

Steppin’ Out presents a trio of great guest DJs for the February show: Chinyere Inyama – the crossover king brings his vinyl mountain to the hill + Michele J Katzler – ace collector making her debut at the club + Jack Gadsden – a young gun who’s built a big reputation in rapid time. OVO all the way!

Great entertainment & a right good time in prospect at Maggie’s fabulous Mascara Bar – a late night venue with regular drinks prices, free admission, solid sound system, wooden dance floor & a great staff team.

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An Obscurity of Poets

Thursday 6th February 2020 – 7.30pm – 10.30pm

An Obscurity of Poets is monthly night of poetry and poetic things at the lovely Mascara Bar on the first Thursday of the month. Each Obscurity will feature a fantastic poetry quiz (with even better prizes), some lovely feature acts and YOU, on the open mic.

Sign up from 7 on the night.

Come along, watch some poets, have a chat, have a pint, have a delicious cheese roll, and just generally get out of the house. It’ll be lovely to see you.

Free entry.
Great prizes.
Great poets.
Great venue.
An excuse to leave the house.

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Mascara Jazz Jam

Tuesday 4th February 2020 – 8pm – 11.30 pm

Mascara Jazz jam, every Tuesday from 8 pm to 11.30 pm.

Each week consists of rotating guest musicians backed by host and resident drummer, Livio Polisano. Come and join us to check out and play with some of the best jazz players in the London scene.

This venue is a great place to hang and to meet new and old friends! It has a full bar with very reasonable prices.

Hope to see (and hear) you every Tuesday!

FREE ENTRY

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Shenanigans-The Resolution Will Not Be Televised

Sunday 19th January 2020 – 7pm – 10pm

Sunday Shenanigans returns for the New Year with your regular hosts Gaga ladies and Fran Isherwood. We are thrilled to be joined by Jowe Head & Queen Christina, Jerry & Claudia, and Sleepy Saif. The evening kicks off with a variety open mic so turn up early doors and let us know. Completely free entry but please do buy a beverage from the well stocked bar. More details will follow as soon as I’ve extricated the devil from them.

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Mascara Jazz Jam

Tuesday 14th January 2020 – 8pm – 11pm

Each week consists of rotating guest musicians backed by host and resident drummer, Livio Polisano. Come and join us to check out and play with some of the best jazz players in the London scene.

This venue is a great place to hang and to meet new and old friends! It has a full bar with very reasonable prices.

Hope to see (and hear) you every Tuesday!

FACEBOOK EVENT

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Mascara Jazz Jam

Tuesday 7th January 2020 – 8pm – 11pm

Each week consists of rotating guest musicians backed by host and resident drummer, Livio Polisano. Come and join us to check out and play with some of the best jazz players in the London scene.

This venue is a great place to hang and to meet new and old friends! It has a full bar with very reasonable prices.

Hope to see (and hear) you every Tuesday!

FACEBOOK EVENT

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Steppin’ Out NYE Allnighter!

Tuesday, 31 December 2019 from 21:00-05:00

The legendary Steppin’ Out NYE Allnighter at the Mascara Bar – Once the Christmas malarky’s done it’s time for some proper adult fun!!

Year 7 of the Mascara Bar’s NYE Northern Soul Allnighter! Originally under the auspices of Dugout Soul Club now Steppin’ Out, it’s the 4th year the DJ team of Ian Jackson, Glen Goodwin & Jonathan Dabner have spun 8 solid hours of deep soul dance tunes right through the time barrier!

Ace selecters spinning OVO Rare, Northern & 60’s Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Motown, Boogaloo, Mod Jazz, Ska….

Don’t get no better – the free admission policy holds + strictly no NYE bar price-hike! Ain’t no comparison – nowhere – no way! This party is exceptional fun. Blow ya freakin’ brains into the stratosphere of 2020!! Roar into them 20s!

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Ain’t Misbehavin’ – The Finale/Xmas Special

Saturday 21st December 2019 – 9pm -2am

Ain’t Misbehavin’ has been running for 9 messy rag-tag years and after one drink too many has decided to take a break from the late night hedony!

Come on down for the last Ain’t Misbehavin’ at the Mascara Bar. One of the few remaining bastions against the blandification of London’s nightlife.

There’ll be all the usual musical delights from DJ’s Tequila Mockingbird and Howard Cox (Mr Jinx) – providing a madcap vintage soundtrack for dancing and delinquency.

Come for the atmosphere. Come for the boogie. Come to remind yourself that once bars had something other than craft lager and instagram followers: they had soul.

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Mascara Film Club: 06

Thursday 19th December 2019 – 8pm – 10pm

What sleeps in the mouth of the ventriloquist’s dummy? Mascara Film Club presents five artists’ shorts that speak through relayed voices, as pointed power plays surface across expanded testimonies. Turnpike Lane sings karaoke, a printer interrogates and John McKeown is fed lines from a Dustin Hoffman interview. Including films by free.yard, Bronte Dow, Patrick Staff, Kathryn Elkin and Richard Whitby.

Programme:

Untitled (A Momentation 4 Saul), free.yard, 2019, 3 mins
Bathynomus, Bronte Dow, 2019, 3 mins
Weedkiller, Patrick Staff, 2017, 17 mins
Why La Bamba, Kathryn Elkin, 2015, 17 mins
The Lost Ones, Richard Whitby, 2019, 33 mins

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Steppin’ Out Christmas Carry On

Saturday 14th December 2019 – 9pm – 5am

This is our Christmas carry on! And consequently we have the very special party pairing of master DJ & soul scene legend Tony Smith + Lady Soul herself Jan Twosugars !

Ain’t no silly season at the Mascara Bar just solid soul sensations! Take a walk on the wild side at the coolest little gin joint in Hackney – 3:00am licence, great sound system, wooden dance floor, smart & sassy staff team, free admission. Baby we got it!

All Vinyl All Night – Rare, Northern & ClubSoul, Tamla Motown, Rhythm & Blues, Boogaloo, Mod Jazz.

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BEN ALES + LEMON POWER

Thursday 26th March 2020 Ben Ales is a UK-based folk & blues singer-songwriter & guitarist. His ultimate goal is to uplift, empower and inspire his listeners by speaking the universal language of music. His lyrics and storytelling strive to remove barriers and create an unwavering sense of solidarity across all human beings. https://www.ben-ales.com/ ~~~ LEMON POWER is a London based 5 piece band…music is a mix of indie rock, synth pop, punk… influences include Sugarcubes, Black Country New Road, Blur… heaps of energy on stage: great vocals, electric guitars, synths, drums, and groovy bass-lines. https://lemonpower.band/ FREE ENTRY FACEBOOK EVENT … BEN ALES + LEMON POWER Read More »

Mascara Jazz Jam

Tuesday 24th March 2020 Mascara Jazz jam, every Tuesday from 8 pm to 11.30 pm. Each week consists of rotating guest musicians backed by host and resident drummer, Livio Polisano. Come and join us to check out and play with some of the best jazz players in the London scene. This venue is a great place to hang and to meet new and old friends! It has a full bar with very reasonable prices. Hope to see (and hear) you every Tuesday! FREE ENTRY FACEBOOK EVENT   … Mascara Jazz Jam Read More »

Karaoke – Karaoke – Karaoke

Friday 20th March 2020 – 8pm onwards Karaoke – Karaoke – Karaoke – Now is the time to unleash your inner rock star – Stop being a Wall Flower and show the world what you can really do – Or just have a laugh with your mates… Free Entry FACEBOOK EVENT … Karaoke – Karaoke – Karaoke Read More »

Keep Calm And Carry On Dancing with DJ Joei Supernova

Thursday 19th March 2020 – 9pm – 3am Noone seems to understand exactly what it was that Boris Johnson just said on the telly with regards to going to/working at pubs so erm… fuck it.. I guess? If you do decide to go rogue and have a pint then good tunes, unbeatable prices and seige mentality will all be on offer… for now… I hope… So yeah… come and drink… if you want… ummm… we’re probably gonna die anyway FREE ENTRY FACEBOOK EVENT … Keep Calm And Carry On Dancing with DJ Joei Supernova Read More »

St Patrick’s Day 2020 at Mascara Bar

Tuesday 17th March 2020- 12pm – 4am 12pm – 7pm £3 per pint Guinness, Fosters, Strongbow and Kronenbourgh Irish Slane Whiskey £2.50 a shot 2pm onwards Boiled Bacon and Cabbage and something for our veggie friends 5pm – 8pm – Traditional Irish Music with The Jacket Spuds 9pm – midnight – The Irish Lads – all your favorite cover tunes live Irish Dancing DJ til late FREE ENTRY FACEBOOK EVENT     … St Patrick’s Day 2020 at Mascara Bar Read More »

Steppin’ Out

Saturday 14th March 2020 – 9pm – 3am The March show features two great talents who really need no introduction: Alan Handscombe + Lisa Wolverson! They will grace our decks with the very finest soul music Nuff said! Expect a right good time at the unique Mascara Bar – a late night venue with regular drinks prices, free admission, solid sound system, wooden dance floor & a great staff team. The grooviest little gin joint in Hackney. NO DOOR TAX FACEBOOK EVENT … Steppin’ Out Read More »

Let’s Get St Patrick’s Weekend Started

Friday 13th March 2020 – 9pm – 3am With Mascara House DJ Jason playing all the Irish tunes. Free Entry FACEBOOK EVENT   … Let’s Get St Patrick’s Weekend Started Read More »

Mascara Film Club: GoingAway.tv

Thursday 12th March 2020 – 8pm onwards This month we’re collaborating with Going Away.tv to present a screening of works selected from their online channel, examining how ecology, class and sexuality operate within virtual and digital spaces. Including works by Louise Ashcroft, Hazel Brill, William Cook, Ollie Dook, Jakob Kudsk Steensen, Wilf Speller April Lin and Jasmine Lin. ‘GoingAway.tv’ is an online platform hosting live streamed artists’ moving image 24/7, combining work from a variety of localities and backgrounds. At once embracing and critiquing the democratic nature of streaming platforms such as ‘Twitch’ and ‘Youtube Live’, ‘GoingAway.tv’ will continuously present the work of multiple artists working in moving image and broadcasting, randomised but presented sequentially twenty-four hours a day. On returning visits to ‘Going Away’ you may not see the same work twice. Their exhibition GoingAway.tv LIVE – The Retreat runs from 5 – 14 March 2020 at Arebyte. FACEBOOK EVENT … Mascara Film Club: GoingAway.tv Read More »

Mascara Jazz Jam

Mascara Jazz jam, every Tuesday from 8 pm to 11.30 pm. Each week consists of rotating guest musicians backed by host and resident drummer, Livio Polisano. Come and join us to check out and play with some of the best jazz players in the London scene. This venue is a great place to hang and to meet new and old friends! It has a full bar with very reasonable prices. Hope to see (and hear) you every Tuesday! FREE ENTRY FACEBOOK EVENT   … Mascara Jazz Jam Read More »

An Obscurity of Poets

Thursday 5th March 2020 – 7.30pm -10.30pm An Obscurity of Poets is monthly night of poetry and poetic things at the lovely Mascara Bar on the first Thursday of the month. Each Obscurity will feature a fantastic poetry quiz (with even better prizes), some lovely feature acts and YOU, on the open mic. Sign up from 7 on the night. Come along, watch some poets, have a chat, have a pint, have a delicious cheese roll, and just generally get out of the house. It’ll be lovely to see you. On 6th Feb we’ll have two fantastic feature acts: James McKay James McKay is a Generation X poet, with family connections to the North Sea coast of the British Isles, and the north of England in particular. In 2000, before “spoken word” was even a thing and Poetry Slam was only just beginning to be one, he started a grass-roots cabaret called Home Cooking in a living-room in Newcastle; he wrote his first poetry set for the opening night of the show, which played in various venues for many years afterwards. In the 20 years since, … An Obscurity of Poets Read More »

Gatherings I: In a time, not a time and a place, not a place

Saturday 29th February 2020 – 4pm -7pm GATHERINGS I: IN A TIME, NOT A TIME AND A PLACE, NOT A PLACE Join us on the Leap Day for the first edition of Gatherings, with an afternoon programme of performance, readings and screenings. Gatherings is a new and ongoing event series by Mascara Film Club exploring the intersection of Performance and Artists Moving Image. The series looks to foreground these time-based media as open, social and communal events. Hosted by San Mei Gallery, this inaugural edition of Gatherings takes as its subject the use of scripts and subtitling within video and performance. Participating artists: Bo Choy, Keren Cytter, Misha Farrant, Scarlett Hirst, Geraldine Snell, Imran Perretta, Reman Sadani, and Josephine Rock. Full programme timings to be announced shortly. Please note that this event will not be taking place in our regular location, but at San Mei Gallery in Brixton. Given that we won’t be hosted in a bar, we’ve decided this will be a sober event. Instead, we will be providing some delicious vegan food! Food will be available with a pay-what-you-can donation going towards That and A Signal, … Gatherings I: In a time, not a time and a place, not a place Read More »

Reelin’ and Rockin’

Thursday, 27 February 2020 – 9pm onwards An acoustic band that play an eclectic mix of Folk, Blues, Country and Americana. FREE ENTRY FACEBOOK EVENT … Reelin’ and Rockin’ Read More »

Jacket Spuds – Rockin’ n’ Reelin’ Irish Music

Saturday 22nd Feb 2020 – 8pm onwards Jacket Spuds are a group of musicians whose sound is rooted in the richness of the Irish folk tradition. Their musical range and emotional commitment, and their remarkable combination of traditional form and contemporary content has evoked enthusiastic responses from audiences around the world. “………….toe-tapping traditional, and evocative contemporary songs and tunes…….” Time Out Magazine Pete Mona (guitar/vocals), Mick Barker (fiddle/vocals), Eileen Barker (accordion/vocals), have toured extensively throughout Britain and Europe, from the intimacy of small clubs to the large stages of Festivals and Theatres. London gigs to date include the Mean Fiddler, Dominion Theatre, Hackney Empire, National Theatre, Folk Clubs, Colleges and Arts Centres. FREE ENTRY FACEBOOK EVENT   … Jacket Spuds – Rockin’ n’ Reelin’ Irish Music Read More »

Mascara Jazz Jam

Every Tuesday from 8 pm to 11.30 pm Each week consists of rotating guest musicians backed by host and resident drummer, Livio Polisano. Come and join us to check out and play with some of the best jazz players in the London scene. This venue is a great place to hang and to meet new and old friends! It has a full bar with very reasonable prices. Hope to see (and hear) you every Tuesday! FREE ENTRY FACEBOOK EVENT … Mascara Jazz Jam Read More »

Mascara Bar Valentine Disco

Friday 14th February 2020 – 9pm – 3am Celebrate Valentine’s Day 2020 with us. Get into the mood with all your favorite slushy ones, or anything you want our DJ to play. FREE ENTRY FACEBOOK EVENT … Mascara Bar Valentine Disco Read More »

Mascara Film Club: Queer London 01

Thursday 12th February 2020 – 7pm – 10pm On the eve of the feast of St Valentine, Queer London Film Club presents six works on guilt, desire and sex. Abney Park becomes a site of Lesbian goth cruising, the Nuns of Perpetual Indulgence beatify Derek Jarman, the frog man applies talc to a rubber suit, the feds storm a bar and arrest Jimmy Sommerville, and Oscar Wilde takes to the dock. Programme: 6pm | Doors 7:30pm | First set of shorts Sex Lies and Religion, Annette Kennerley, 1993, 7 mins Catholic Guilt, Martine Thoquenne, 1986, 4 mins 21st Century Nuns, Tom Stephan, 1994, 10 mins It’s a Sin, Derek Jarman, 1987, 5 mins Dressing for Pleasure, John Samson, 1977, 20 mins Watch Out – There’s a Queer About!, Andy Lipman & Phillip Timmins, 1980, 8 mins 8:30pm | 15 mins break 8:45pm | Feature: The Trial of Oscar Wilde, Silvia Narizzano,1960, 50 mins 9:35pm | 15 mins break 9:45pm | First set of films repeated in reverse (palindrome) Watch Out – There’s a Queer About!, … Mascara Film Club: Queer London 01 Read More »

Karaoke – Karaoke – Karaoke

Saturday 1st Feb 2020 – 8pm – 11pm Karaoke – Karaoke – Karaoke – Now is the time to unleash your inner rock star – Stop being a Wall Flower and show the world what you can really do – Or just have a laugh with your mates… Free Entry FACEBOOK EVENT … Karaoke – Karaoke – Karaoke Read More »

Dark Entries

Friday 31st January 2020 – 7.30pm – 11.30pm Dark fiction, horror, and crime. Cathi Unsworth, Tim Wells, Gary Budden, and Benedict Newbery read from their own work. Gary Budden will read from the forthcoming London Incognita. Tim Wells reads a chapter from his forthcoming skinhead horror pulp Shine On Me. No door pressure, late bar, and toilets. As there is no door pressure please bring something for the local foodbank, we’ll be collecting tinned food, fruit, rice, pasta, toothpaste, shampoo toilet roll and the like. If you chuck an extra couple of quid in a shop we’ll collect a fair amount between us. https://www.trusselltrust.org/get-help/find-a-foodbank/tottenham/?fbclid=IwAR3R8AGru6ZJ6sYeH84ikGFXVsiDZupfY8Gs9P2pBcqYo9VjJiuHEnU_y7E FACEBOOK EVENT … Dark Entries Read More »

Ragged Out at Mascara Bar

Saturday 25 January 2020 from 8pm onwards It’s party time with the Ragged Out String Band! Driving fiddle tunes and American folk songs to raise your January spirits. FREE ENTRY FACEBOOK EVENT … Ragged Out at Mascara Bar Read More »

Burns Night 2020

Saturday 25 January 2020 from 5pm onwards Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face, Great chieftain o the puddin’-race! And aw that jazz. Readings by Rab MacWilliam It’s the annual Burns night do at the Mascara Bar, with traditional Scottish food, many an excellent Scotch Whisky and lots of Scottishness to be had. Kilts are optional. FREE ENTRY FACEBOOK EVENT … Burns Night 2020 Read More »

A Web Of Sound

 Friday 24th January 2020 – 9pm – 3am DJ Dollar ( Sterling Roswell / Spacemen 3 ) rocks the house with Garage Punk Acid Punk Psych Soul Rock and Roll Rockabilly and some… REAL COOL TRASH Lights Sounds Dancing The Call Of The Cosmos VJ set by DiMiTri > absolutely amazing/ upon request FREE ENTRY FACEBOOK EVENT … A Web Of Sound Read More »

Steppin’ Out

Saturday 8th  February 2020 from 9:00pm-03:00am Steppin’ Out presents a trio of great guest DJs for the February show: Chinyere Inyama – the crossover king brings his vinyl mountain to the hill + Michele J Katzler – ace collector making her debut at the club + Jack Gadsden – a young gun who’s built a big reputation in rapid time. OVO all the way! Great entertainment & a right good time in prospect at Maggie’s fabulous Mascara Bar – a late night venue with regular drinks prices, free admission, solid sound system, wooden dance floor & a great staff team. FACEBOOK EVENT … Steppin’ Out Read More »

An Obscurity of Poets

Thursday 6th February 2020 – 7.30pm – 10.30pm An Obscurity of Poets is monthly night of poetry and poetic things at the lovely Mascara Bar on the first Thursday of the month. Each Obscurity will feature a fantastic poetry quiz (with even better prizes), some lovely feature acts and YOU, on the open mic. Sign up from 7 on the night. Come along, watch some poets, have a chat, have a pint, have a delicious cheese roll, and just generally get out of the house. It’ll be lovely to see you. Free entry. Great prizes. Great poets. Great venue. An excuse to leave the house. FACEBOOK EVENT … An Obscurity of Poets Read More »

Mascara Jazz Jam

Tuesday 4th February 2020 – 8pm – 11.30 pm Mascara Jazz jam, every Tuesday from 8 pm to 11.30 pm. Each week consists of rotating guest musicians backed by host and resident drummer, Livio Polisano. Come and join us to check out and play with some of the best jazz players in the London scene. This venue is a great place to hang and to meet new and old friends! It has a full bar with very reasonable prices. Hope to see (and hear) you every Tuesday! FREE ENTRY FACEBOOK EVENT … Mascara Jazz Jam Read More »

Kieron Hunter

Sunday 19th January 2020 – 8.30pm Get there early if you would like to sit! FREE ENTRY FACEBOOK EVENT   … Kieron Hunter Read More »

Shenanigans-The Resolution Will Not Be Televised

Sunday 19th January 2020 – 7pm – 10pm Sunday Shenanigans returns for the New Year with your regular hosts Gaga ladies and Fran Isherwood. We are thrilled to be joined by Jowe Head & Queen Christina, Jerry & Claudia, and Sleepy Saif. The evening kicks off with a variety open mic so turn up early doors and let us know. Completely free entry but please do buy a beverage from the well stocked bar. More details will follow as soon as I’ve extricated the devil from them. FREE ENTRY FACEBOOK EVENT … Shenanigans-The Resolution Will Not Be Televised Read More »

Mascara Jazz Jam

Tuesday 14th January 2020 – 8pm – 11pm Each week consists of rotating guest musicians backed by host and resident drummer, Livio Polisano. Come and join us to check out and play with some of the best jazz players in the London scene. This venue is a great place to hang and to meet new and old friends! It has a full bar with very reasonable prices. Hope to see (and hear) you every Tuesday! FACEBOOK EVENT … Mascara Jazz Jam Read More »

Steppin’ Out

Saturday 11th January 2020 – 9pm – 3am Launching the 2020 programme – an unmissable double bill – Walls of Heartache‘s Dave Duplock + Crawdaddy!‘s Daniel Watkins. Top class tuneage at the finest little gin joint in Hackney. That’s all. NO DOOR TAX FACEBOOK EVENT … Steppin’ Out Read More »

David Bowie Night

Friday 10th January 2020 – 9pm – 3am A tribute night to the greatly missed David Bowie. FREE ENTRY FACEBOOK EVENT … David Bowie Night Read More »

SLOW DEATH CLUB

Friday 17th January 2020 – 9pm – 3am SLOW DEATH IS BACK AND FOR THE OCCASION FONZIE (THE PARKINSONS / JOHNNY THROTTLE) IS JOINING US TO PUT ON A KILLER PARTY. *GLAM ROCK* *PROTO PUNK* *PUNK ROCK* *70S HEAVY ROCK* *60S PUNK* *AND LOADS OF LOUD, OBSCURE AND RARE TUNES* FREE ENTRY FACEBOOK EVENT … SLOW DEATH CLUB Read More »

Mascara Jazz Jam

Tuesday 7th January 2020 – 8pm – 11pm Each week consists of rotating guest musicians backed by host and resident drummer, Livio Polisano. Come and join us to check out and play with some of the best jazz players in the London scene. This venue is a great place to hang and to meet new and old friends! It has a full bar with very reasonable prices. Hope to see (and hear) you every Tuesday! FACEBOOK EVENT … Mascara Jazz Jam Read More »

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Karaoke – Karaoke – Karaoke

Saturday 4th January 2020 – 8pm – 11pm Karaoke – Karaoke – Karaoke – Now is the time to unleash your inner rock star – Stop being a Wall Flower and show the world what you can really do – Or just have a laugh with your mates… Free Entry FACEBOOK EVENT     … Karaoke – Karaoke – Karaoke Read More »

Steppin’ Out NYE Allnighter!

Tuesday, 31 December 2019 from 21:00-05:00 The legendary Steppin’ Out NYE Allnighter at the Mascara Bar – Once the Christmas malarky’s done it’s time for some proper adult fun!! Year 7 of the Mascara Bar’s NYE Northern Soul Allnighter! Originally under the auspices of Dugout Soul Club now Steppin’ Out, it’s the 4th year the DJ team of Ian Jackson, Glen Goodwin & Jonathan Dabner have spun 8 solid hours of deep soul dance tunes right through the time barrier! Ace selecters spinning OVO Rare, Northern & 60’s Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Motown, Boogaloo, Mod Jazz, Ska…. Don’t get no better – the free admission policy holds + strictly no NYE bar price-hike! Ain’t no comparison – nowhere – no way! This party is exceptional fun. Blow ya freakin’ brains into the stratosphere of 2020!! Roar into them 20s! FACEBOOK EVENT … Steppin’ Out NYE Allnighter! Read More »