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The OAE goes clubbing…

Wed Nov 12 2014

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This Saturday we’ll be doing something just a little different with our late night series The Night Shift, and popping up at the legendary Vauxhall club Duckie.

A ‘post-queer’ club night, Duckie has been running for an incredible 19 years at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern.  Duckie describes itself as an events collective that create “Good Nights Out”, with a mix of live art and light entertainment,  and blurring boundaries between theatre, club night and high art. The regular Saturday night at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern is just one part of what they do, with regular appearances at venues including the Barbican as well as other club and theatre events in the UK and abroad.

Their regular Saturday night slots at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern always feature two live performances and this Saturday we’re going to be one of these, alongside performance artist Katy Baird. We’ll be on stage at 11pm for a ten minute performance with four musicians from the Orchestra – who earlier that evening will be performing a full length Night Shift show at the Vauxhall Griffin. Music before, between and after live sets is provided by Duckie resident DJs The Readers Wives.

Appropriately, The Royal Vauxhall Tavern is on the site of what used to be the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens – where in 1749 a crowd of 12,000 people watched a rehearsal of Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks.

Duckie opens its doors at 9pm and runs until 2am, admission is £6 on the door. More details.

Find out more about The Night Shift series here.

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