What is SuperCulture?
Anna Millward, the Arts & Culture programmer for Colours gives the lowdown on what to expect from the mysterious ‘SuperCulture Hub’ at the venue…
Hidden at the back of London’s most colourful new venue will be the SuperCulture room curated by myself and Jenna Adel-Ansari (previous Arts & Culture programmer!). You might recognise the name from our sister venue The Book Club, where we also run SuperCulture events to inspire, excite and educate. I’m excited to have our very own dedicated room – the ‘SuperCulture Hub’ – to play with at Colours in which we’ll be hosting cultural events nearly every single night of the week (apart from Saturdays and Fridays when it will be used as a safe chill out space for club nights or private booking space). You’ll always find something weird, wonderful and, above all, playful going down.
We’re passionate about giving local artists and communities a home to experiment, so we’ll have podcast equipment available for free hire during the days, and you keep your eyes peeled for the launch of our Colours SuperCulture Club – a membership programme for you to experience the full benefits of this space!
Monday nights will be made a lot more exciting with weekly sex positive events from Queer Experiments, a scratch performance and film night, to naughty craft nights with ‘This is a Vulva’.
Tuesdays will celebrate the sober-curious movement and give Londoners a space to test out a fun sober night out with friends. Colours will be bringing you ‘The Art of Being Present’ with the beautiful Suhaiyla Shakuwra exploring modern day mindfulness and magic. Plus sober LGBTQ+ Mixers with drag artist Shaz Blakefield (AKA The Night Bus), and movie night Sober PJ party, complete with onesies, beanbags, snacks and Capri Suns.
Wednesdays will be #sendnudesWednesdays with us giving some love to all things NOODE. Weekly life drawing classes will be hosted by groups such as East London Stripper Collective, Anti Diet Riot Club and Body Love Sketch Club.
Thursdays will be getting cerebral with the first Thursday of every month hosting ‘Aural Pleasure’ with BBC’S podcast queen Amanda Litherland – interviewing interesting characters on their favourite songs, podcasts and radio shows and general audio pleasures. Other Thursdays will bring you a monthly after school club with creative networking App Daisie (set up by Maisie Williams from Game of Thrones).
Saturdays will host a spectrum of yoga collectives from Gyal Flex’s hip hop yoga and meditation to flows taught by our resident artist & colour queen Fred Butler.
As well as our regular weekly programme, expect a diverse and consistently boundary pushing calendar of one-off events and takeovers from inspiring collectives.