The Synergy Project
tickets: £15/£10 concession
“A human being is part of the Whole… He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest…a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is, in itself, a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security“
— Albert Einstein
After a successful summer in the festival fields, the Synergy crew are re-uniting for their first event of the winter season, to be held once again at the SEOne Club in London Bridge. Having laid a solid foundation over the 6 events since its launch in March 2003, Synergy is now looking to delve deeper into one of its core aims – that of harnessing the power of creative media to communicate on issues relating to environmental protection, sustainable development, social justice and ethical living – all set within an empowering and positive framework of celebration and optimism. With this in mind, the October event has been planned to coincide with the European Social Forum (ESF) – a gathering of activists from across the continent meeting to discuss alternatives to the alienation and injustice of consumerist capitalism and the war on terror.
Synergy is therefore delighted that many of the art-activists visiting London for the ESF will be exhibiting and performing at the event, complementing the diverse mix of media to which Synergy regulars have become accustomed.
The ESF is a giant gathering for everyone opposed to war, racism & corporate power, everyone who wants to see global justice, workers’ rights and a sustainable society. The ESF emerged from the spectacular success of the World Social Forum which opened in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 2001. Its first two gatherings in Florence (2002) and Paris (2003) attracted over 50,000 participants from across Europe and beyond. It is a chance for people from around the world
to come together to engage in debate, organise action and build networks to strengthen our movement.
The key themes of the Forum are:
* War and peace
* Democracy and fundamental rights
* Social justice and solidarity against privatisation
* Corporate globalisation and global justice
* Against racism, discrimination and the far right
* Environmental crisis and sustainable society
This year’s ESF in London will bring together thousands of people fromacross the UK, Europe and the world and is an unmissable event for everyone who wants to see a better world.
The Synergy Project will offer reduced entry at £8 for all ESF ticket holders! Find out more about this amazing happening @ www.fse-esf.org
By once again rotating the hosting of each of the 5 rooms, Synergy will also be honouring the maxim that every event is different and thereby avoiding the stagnation of the formulaic commercialism of main-stream club-land.
Interspersed throughout the five rooms will be a wide variety of whole-food cafes, info stalls from campaign groups and NGOs, jugglers and street performers, all encompassed by some of the friendliest community vibes in the capital.
Synergy is a community event – organised and hosted by artists, activists, healers and cooks – that seeks to empower people through creative participation. We therefore welcome proposals and contributions from all sections of the community.
Two of the UK’s most vibrant under-ground organizations unite forces in true synergy to create a unique celebration through dance and trance, visuals and performances plus much more for an experience of holistic bliss. Combining the best of both worlds the aim is to activate all our senses for a thorough immersion in the Indigo light of wisdom.
Chromosome LIVE (turbotrance Sweden)
Tron LIVE UK debut (Liquid Records Mexico)
Organismic LIVE (Liquid Records)
Geo and Natzan (Tribe of Frog)
Liquid Ross and Liquid Djems
with a Back2Front AVset (Liquid Records)
Tribe of Frog, Liquid Drops and Fopunkt
Umma, Billy, Elestral, EVP & Deliberate Animations!
And lots more performers on the night!
in the Blue Room…
IDSpiral return to their roots and present their own unique recipe for a truly inspiring psychedelic chillout – a deeply soothing and yet invigorating journey though the arts – filled with melting grooves, performances from around the world, visuals to open your chakras, speakers and films from various campaigns to feed our minds and souls and loads loads more …
Abakus – keeping the summer spirit alive
Slack Baba LIVE – funky upbeat tripadelica (Liquid Rec)
Manushi – Kathak Dance Performance for Peace
Visuals & Installations by Frolic
The magical journey of the spiraling shadow performance
Naked Nick – going with the flow
Isago, me – visual exposure, dance performance
Ali – full flavor psychedlic soundscapes
Celestial – audio visual awakening
Capoeira Uniao – Brazilian martial arts performance
Paradox – the intergalactic wordsmith
Animation by Pinknruby
Tantric Visuals by Billy Tantric
All this is set within the renown IDSpiral wonderland, sculptures, 3D deco and plenty of white canvas to let your imagination run wild. For a little reminder – IDSpiral were responsible for the deco in the chill out at this year’s Glade festival!
Digital Photo Exhibition ‘my voice my life’ by Marcella Hadad celebrating the lives of people in Bangladesh, Mexico and Brazil
And as always the Spiral Cafe will be there to look after your most basic or culinary requirements
in the Cream Room…
Small World Stage
We are also grateful to have the wonderful Small World Stage back with us. This UK’s unique live music outfit joins the Synergy Project in its ambitious task to induce the spirit of the great outdoor festival world to the centre of London! Expect the finest from folk to funk, acoustic bliss to upbeat rhythms, all woven together delicately by the sensitive Small World crew to create those moments of pure magic that occur between an audience in awe and the performers in their deepest elements – to find out who will be creating those highly anticipated vibes check in here again shortly and we will let you know!
Kissmet – Unique East/West fusion combining Raags, chants and Bhangra with Funk, Reggae and Rock. Songs in English, Punjabi and Hindi, changing tongues on the fly.
Lightning Tree – full on tribal celtic uplift with conscious lyrics – guaranteed to get you up and dancing
And if that should fail AMA are surely going to get you with their salsa, latin, jazz, funk cross over follon live brigade – irresistible!
Tehomas and Pony, Small World’s resident DJ’s, weave the live performances together with their eclectic collections of live recordings from the stage, Arabic, Indian, Dub, Funk, Latin, Ska and anything else they can think of
We are very proud to be working with special guest DJ Gaudi (www.gaudimusic.com) fresh from his Elemental show at Rome’s Coliseum. Gaudi will be playing an extremely juicy set of world dub blended with tunes from his new album Bass Sweat and Tears, due for world-wide release on Interchill Records on October 26.
in the Red Room…
Witness the amazing ” how the ***k did they pull that off on £1,200 and a banana” show. Once again the intrepid RGB LIVE PSINEMA crew deftly defy obscurity and derision to bring you a metamorphic spectacular that sneaks into your comfort zone and ruffles your feathers. Speech, song, vinyl and video vie for your attention and the opportunity to holler in your ear of liberty & dissent. Tickling your fancy and pricking your concience will be:
Whatsername,kitchen sink drama queen
Yap the ranters ranter
1001 Arabian eyes – ‘theatre of war’ from G86B
Sheena Salmon, reactionary anarchist youth worker
Dr Stewart providing a dodgy second opinion
& as ever addled host Precious, slightly damaged.
Plus others to be confirmed as you are reading this!
Further confusing the issue are Bonnie and Clyde of the Earshot cinema, films and theatre from the European Social Forum and shorts from Under- currents news net work who will as usual be tangling the party line. All this plus cute usherettes and a tasty cafe carefully conspire to manipulate your evenings entertainment ensuring a rich and varied selection of sub- version for your delectation and delight.
in the Deep Blue Room…
Providing a space to enjoy the music of our earth. Across the continents, our brothers and sisters sing the song of existence, instruments are plucked and strummed, drums are beaten and the heartbeat of humanity resounds. For the past 4 years the Sangita Sound Studio has been working with indigenous, classical and folk musicians from India, Iran, Morocco and Australia to capture some of this magic in sound, and now the time has come to share our sonic adven- tures. Our commitment is to create a space and sound for the exploration and enjoyment of sensual and spiritual de-lights.
SANGITA SOUNDS presents Ancient future grooves for the conscious explorer. SANGITA DJ’s:
Gnawa – featuring Boujemaa, Aziz & Mustapha-Moroccan trance remix
Farshad Mohammadi – classical Persian ambience
Bindoo Babas -sanskrit mantras and bhajans
Lumiere (Live PA) – morphological spacious grooves
Cosmic Jam – starring YOU so bring your instrument 🙂
Visionary Art and Backdrops by Dubgipsy
Vaastu by Narottam
Yantra Meditation space with the Planetary Healers offering a wide selection of alternative practises and techniques for a truly healing and relaxing experience!
More info on the Healing Space to be announced soon!
As always we will collaborate with a large number of NGO’s and charities to enhance our nightly activities with as much meaningfulness as we can handle, brought to us by activists and those who care from a hugely diverse number of organizations.
We will hear about why we need to help the Venezuela government so stand ups strong against the US and other pressures (Hands of Venezuela Campaign), how giving your old bike to ‘Re-cycle’ can make a difference for someone in the developing world and how you can help support healthcare in countries like Burma (www.healthunlimited.org) to name just a few!
All this set in one of London’s most diverse clubs (now with wooden floor in the main room) with festival cafes and loads of stalls and as ever (we trust) one of London’s most diverse and beautiful crowds!
We hope to see you there
The Synergy Crew