La Havana Jazz Club Presents Johnny Mars & The Mantic Muddlers

26th July 2019

Johnny Mars

Blues Legend – Johnny Mars!

The original “real deal” of Blues. Johnny was born in the southern states of the US to a cotton picking family. Early on in his life he moved to New York soon finding himself on stage in the Blues Clubs alongside musicians like Jimi Hendrix and BB King. Often dubbed as “King of the Blues Harp” this is a great opportunity to see an absolute legend who is still at the top of his game after over 50 years of performing and numerous albums. A truly brilliant performer, this will be a party to remember.
The Manic Muddlers

Combining a rich influence of sonic stylings and serving up their stories on a foundation of infectious grooves and raucous melodies, The Mantic Muddlers have a soundscape that pays tribute to the rich history of Roots music, whilst pushing forward into new territory. Songs that walk a tightrope between Fiction & Reality are put forth on such instruments as the searing Violin, thunderous Double Bass and Resonator Guitar, and then enriched with a coating of heartfelt vocal harmonies…

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La Havana Jazz Club Presents Andy Panayi

28th June 2019

Andy Panayi

Andy Panayi is an exceptionally gifted jazz musician, skilled in performance, composition and arranging.
He plays all the flutes and all the saxophones and currently leads his own groups, both jazz and classical. He also writes commissioned works and compositions & arrangements for his own ensembles. Andy has performed and recorded with many singers such as; Shirley Bassey, Jessye Norman, Paul McCartney, Seth MacFarlane & Many more!

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Don Letts presents Carnival Sound

21st Dec 2019

Don Letts reputation has been firmly established in both the film and music world by a substantial body of work from the late 70’s through the 80’s, 90’s and well into the millennium. His work has been exhibited in The Kitchen N.Y.C, The Institute of Contemporary Art, The N.F.T in London and was honoured at Brooklyn’s BAM festival and The Milan Film festival. In March 2003 he won a Grammy for his documentary ‘Westway To The World’.

He came to notoriety in the late 70’s as the DJ that single handed turned a whole generation of punks onto reggae. It was whilst as a DJ at the first punk club ‘The Roxy’ in 1977, that made his first film ‘The Punk Rock Movie’ w/ Sex Pistols, The Clash and many others. This led to a period directing over 300 music videos for an diverse mix of artists ranging from Public Image to Bob Marley.

He then moved into documentary work making films on the likes of Gil Scot-Heron, The Jam, Sun Ra, The Clash and George Clinton. His most recent documentary was for Sir Paul McCartney’s ‘New’ project. Feature films include the legendary Jamaican movie  1997’s ‘Dancehall Queen’.

Along with his autobiography ‘Culture Clash: Dread Meets Punk Rockers’ released in 2007 Don was also the subject of the documentary film ‘Supersonic Sound: The Rebel Dread’ in 2010.

He currently presents a weekly radio show on BBC 6 Music called ‘Culture Clash Radio’ and still DJ’s nationally and internationally.

Get tickets here:  https://book.events/beatsandswing/2019-12-21/18440

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Monkeylove Stunt Team 10th Birthday

1st June 2019

We made it – finally made it to 10 years and we’re still here to tell the tale and on Saturday 1st June 2019 we want to share our big old birthday with you. Tickets at www.book.events/mlst

Kicking things off at 8pm and taking the party through until 1am, Shbaz, Foghorn, Chizzie Rascal and the Disco Ninja will be playing all the bangers taken from our favorite moments over the years.

£3 advance tickets or £5 on the door will see you into what will be a 5-hour stint of funky musical madness. Giveaways, smiles, funk, house, disco, soul, sexy jazz and everything either side await all that come and party with us.

Big old stunty love and see you up the front

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British Street Food Awards – South Heats

25th, 26th, 27th June 2019

The toughest street food competition in the world is coming to Portsmouth — and Gunwharf Quays, the South coast’s leading designer shopping outlet, is playing host. The southern heat of the 2019 British Street Food Awards supported by Hellmann’s will see the region’s best traders fighting it out to win your vote. At stake? A place in the national finals in London. And the chance to represent Britain in the European Street Food Awards finals.

It’s all going off on the Bank Holiday weekend. There will be fun for the kids, with music from Wave 105 and a fully-stocked bar – Gunwharf plaza is repurposing itself as the centre of the street food world. For one weekend at least. Lucky punters will enjoy all the competition dishes. If they’re quick. The free tasters — introduced as part of the BSFA’s new ‘mad minute’ — will mean the people of Portsmouth get to try everything before voting.

“Street food is taking over the world” says Richard Johnson, founder of the BSFAs. “And that’s because we are choosing to eat in different ways. We don’t want a fixed starter-main course-dessert menu any more – we want a bit of this and a bit of that. It’s flirty, low-commitment dining, and it’s why pop-ups and street food have become so popular. Street food is making the world a much nicer place to be.”

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