Offline Club - about us
Offline is a free club night put on by the folks behind the Brixton-based activist/community website urban75.com.
Our first regular events took place at the Brixton Ritzy cinema, but with the night growing in popularity - and noise complaints from cinema 5 (!) - we were compelled to locate to larger venues, starting with Brixton's famous Dogstar club, where we put on packed, multi-room events.
Since then we've also had regular stints at Brixton JAMM, Birkbeck College in central London, Charterhouse EC2 and Plan B in Brixton as well as one-off club nights in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The lively Prince Albert in Brixton remains our main venue, where we put on regular gigs throughout the year.
The events take on different formats - sometimes we have a full night of cabaret, film shows and live acts, sometimes there's a multi-band bill or maybe just a DJ mash-up - but whatever we've got going on it's always fun, friendly, totally free and a whole load of fun!
Live acts have included TV comedians Richard Herring and Stewart Lee (Lee & Herring) and Robert Newman (Newman and Baddiel), award winning comics Robin Ince, John Hegley, Shazia Mirza and Josie Long, Howard Marks (Mr Nice), Jim Bob (Carter USM), Mercury Prize nominees The Portico Quartet, The Thirst, Milk Kan, Mark Hibbett, Tom Robinson (TRB), TV Smith (The Adverts), Gina Birch (The Raincoats), Sweet Baboo and Katy Carr with guest DJ slots from Lester Square (Monochrome Set), Ray Gange (The Clash), IanW (How Does It Feel To Be Loved) and performances from Vic Lambrusco, Luke Wright, The Actionettes and much more more!
We've also had 45-piece samba bands bands, beat box artists, magicians, book readings, festival film showings, activist videos, card tricks, and, err, a Human Fruit Machine, with The Londonist magazine described our nights as being, "Like someone's friendly house party, opened up for the general public....Entertaining, friendly, and free."
What music do we play?
Part of the fun of the Offline club is that every night is different, and the music can cover rock'n'roll, skiffle, ska, Motown, punk, indie, dance to 1930s tea dance and the magnificent Mrs Mills.
Our club nights attract a very mixed crowd and are always free with pub prices at the bar - and there's none of arsey dress code nonsense either - check out the photos here
and come down and meet us!
Press and reviews
"Brilliantly eclectic... always a roadblock - it's that good! " TIME OUT
"The party to end all parties
" South London Press
"Like someone's friendly house party, opened up for the general public....Entertaining, friendly, and free." LONDONIST
"A terrific night of fun." Richard Herring
"A f*cking brilliant night" Larry Love
"Offline... Always edgy, consistently unpredictable and genuinely good" SOUTH LONDON PRESS
"An eclectic mix of cabaret & live music...Pick of the Week!" GUARDIAN
"So successful it hurts... Just go!" TIME OUT
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