Wednesday, August 10, 2011
8:00pm - All Ages
100 Union Street
Southwark, London, UK SE1 0NL
The first collaboration between the Magpie's Nest (BBC Folk Club of the year 2010) and Folie à Deux (‘alt-Folk barometre of bands you need you know about in 2011’ – Amelias Magazine) brings to you folk music in the unique pop-up garden space - The Urban Physic Garden - located underneath a railway bridge in Waterloo. Set up by the wonderful collective Wayward Plants – a group of designers, urban growers and would-be alchemists –... they have transformed a neglected patch of land into a community garden, made entirely out of recycled materials and through the hard work of 100 volunteers. Playing at this special venue are folk acts Sam Lee, Dear Winesburg and Robin Grey, who will be performing here amongst exotic medicinal plants and seeds, art installations and games.
There will also be sustainably sourced and seasonal food on offer by the Rambling Restaurant, served from the back of a converted ambulance. The Magpie’s Nest and Folie à Deux share a common goal to showcase alternative and redefining folk music within magical, welcoming and intimate settings, so as to create an all encompassing and unique experience to match the music that we love. We hope you fall in love with, and enjoy, the garden and music as much as we do.