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Club Integral Local:Secluded Bronte// The Provincials// Tom Shakli
December 12, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
With Secluded Bronte, and The Provincials, and an interview with Tom Shakli from Brixton Pound.
From 8pm. Entry – donations
And now – solemn and sombre as to their colour, though bland enough as to their faces – Secluded Bronte appeared at the dining-room door: they had hitherto been busy in the rehearsal studio, and were now coming to take some little refreshment for the body, ere the gig commenced. The large morocco-covered easy chair had been left.
Provincials are singer Polly Perry (Polly and The Billet Doux), author, film producer and guitarist Seb Hunter (Crater) on guitar & lap steel, and Crater drummer Steve Gibson on piano. The new EP “When The Light Changes” has been played on Gideon Coe’s BBC 6Music show and positively reviewed widely.
“The title track, complete with the icy tinkle of sleigh bells, is a suitably cold, atonal and angular piece, but does actually mention angels and snow before heading into its own bleak midwinter, the disc ending with a cover of Big Star’s carols-referencing Jesus Christ which (…) does mine some notes of joy in the cascading chorus line.” Mike Davis, Folk Radio
Tom Shakli from Brixton pound, the local currency will be joining us for an interview about the radical localist project. The Brixton Pound was launched in September 2009 as a physical paper-based currency and was followed in September 2011 by the launch of the electronic B£ pay-by-text platform. Around 250 businesses currently accept paper B£ and over 160 have pay-by-text accounts.
The Brixton Pound is one of five local currencies that currently run in the UK, and was the first in an urban setting. The others are Totnes, Lewes, Stroud and Bristol. Other areas that we know to be in the process of developing their own versions are Hackney, Kingston and Oxford.
No local currency is the same. They are all designed to respond to local economic needs and be representative of that area’s history and culture.
The key features of Brixton that we wanted to capture were:
The diverse local economy with a vibrant high street and local market.
A history of strong community spirit, rich mix of culture and backgrounds.
Vestiges of revolution, activism, change, dynamic people, and attracting the avant-garde.