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Stadtklang: Inner City Pressure

07 October 19:00 - 23:00
Organized by: UCL Urban Laboratory
Venue: , Arcola Theatre Bar
24 Ashwin Street
E8 3DL

Journalist and writer Dan Hancox will join UCL Urban Laboratory at the next Stadtklang music evening at the Arcola Theatre Bar in Dalston to discuss and explore his critically acclaimed book Inner City Pressure: The Story of Grime (William Collins, 2018). This weaves the explosive story of London’s grime music, and its stunning triumph against the odds, into the history of the 21st-century city, where gentrification, urban protest, pirate radio, police harassment, riots and tragedy are intertwined in the evolution of this stunning and alien style of grassroots urban music. 


Dan Hancox writes about music, politics, gentrification, cities, protest, public space, food, multicultures, social movements, Spain and more, chiefly for the Guardian and Observer, but also the New York Times, London Review of Books, Newsweek, Vice, The Fader, New Statesman, Dazed, Frieze, Mixmag and XXL.


Stadtklang is UCL Urban Laboratory's music night run in collaboration with Goldsmiths’ Visual Cultures.


All welcome, free entry from 6pm and no prior booking required. The bar is fully accessible to wheelchair-users. Please like the Stadtklang Facebook page to hear more about upcoming events.