The Synergy Project
Friday, 18th February 2005
SEOne, Weston Street, London SE1
£15 / £10 Concessions (students, unemployed, partner NGO members)
London’s most diverse, creative and progressive night returns with 4 rooms of eclectic multimedia from the cream of London’s creative underground. Synergy stalwarts are joined by old and new friends to explore global environmental consciousness to become much, much more than just a trance night, with whole food cafes, healing, performance art, drama, poetry, conscious cinema, drum circle and the friendliest of community vibes, Synergy is setting the new standard in post-commercial partying.
Synergy has now arrived – heralded by a growing number as the best party in London, if not the UK, for its diverse creativity, high production standards, a friendly and relaxed, unpretentious crowd and for the constantly evolving nature of the project – no two Synergies are ever the same, with new organisations, artists, campaigners teaming up with veterans to produce inspiring new collaborations.
Above all, Synergy stands aside from the hedonism and consumption of conventional club-land with the ever present intent of raising awareness of contemporary environmental, social justice and spiritual issues, while generating a strong sense of purpose and a feeling of being part of something bigger, and more meaningful, than the isolated individual.
For the forthcoming event, Synergy welcomes back the Liquid Connective, who will be hosting a room of light, funky psy-trance, brining new and fresh ideas in deco and light installations to the mix. A true celebration of cutting edge dance, trance and live performance. ID Spiral return with their mesmerizing blend of performance art and global chill, conscious visuals and live tunes set in as ever breathtaking environments.
This time IDSpiral will collaborate with London Rising Tide, part of a grassroots network, confronting the root causes of climate change and promoting local, community-run solutions to our energy needs. The Spiral Chill will also host the Conscious Fashion Walk – an initiative to combine ethical designers and NGO’s to raise awareness on the ills of the global Fashion Industry whilst wearing positive solutions such as organic textiles, hemp, fair trade, worker’s co-op and DIY fashion.
The Small World Stage, stringing together live musicians from around the world, also returns with their uniquely diverse array of performers. The Gallery space welcomes the Gods and Goddesses Galactic Cabaret, hosted by Galactic Federation Agent 82 a.k.a. Paradox and features the cream of Londons progressive performance poets, singer song-writers and the legendary open mic session.
Synergy are also proud to welcome the return of Shamanic rapper and ritual theatre host John Crow for a roaming presentation of Participatory Synergistic Intervention, a short drama which will spontaneously manifest itself throughout the party during the course of the night. This ritual drama-happening will be developed from scratch in a workshop held early in the night – so come early to make sure YOU are in it!!!
It is conducted by the director, playwright, poet and performer John Constable aka John Crow – the author of The Southwark Mysteries and the man who adapted Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghast for the stage. John is regularly seen performing his own highly original performance work at Synergy – now he’s encouraging you to bring out your inner performer.
A vibrant Conscious Fringe hosts campaign stalls from non-governmental organisations such as Oxfam, Actionaid, Survival International, Corporate Watch and Tourism Concern alongside whole food cafes serving chai, organic cakes and vegetarian sushi and healers practicing massage and other relaxation therapies.
All this, for less than the cost of many run of the mill night of DJs and the occasional live act: £15 on the door, with a £10 concession for students or the unemployed (current proof required)
Advance tickets can be purchased on line, via Access All Areas or via 0207 678 8320. For group bookings and discounts please email email@example.com
“Without doubt the most creative celebration of art and life in the UK“
“…as ever providing a platform for up and coming artists to explore their art, exchange ideas and inspire beyond boundaries…”
Voice of Cod (Transient/Organic Records)
Bonze – 4 Piece Psychedelic Space Dub – twisted and tender grooves!
Lou (organised Kaos)
Morph (Planet Shroom)
Natzan (Tribe of Frog)
Patsy (Liquid Connective)
Caban (Liquid Connective)
With special Installation and Performance by Kaleidosonic (Project Ozma/Liquid Connective) and Inside-Us-All
Fopunkt, liquid Drops, Skymermaid and Fluffy Mafia
in the Blue Room…
IDSpiral return with their mesmerising blend of performance art and global chill, conscious visuals and live tunes set in an ever breathtaking environment. This time IDSpiral will collaborate with LONDON RISING TIDE, part of a grassroots network, confronting the root causes of climate change, and promoting local, community-run solutions to our energy needs.
UK launch of Fahrenheit Project part 5 (ultimate records/France)
Temple Hedz (live)
Global ambient dub beatz
From the wizard of chilled dub and psychedelia
Lily & Hanah
Tribal fusion dance performance
Gentle diversity and mellow grooves (IDSiral)
More feminine touches from Interchill/Tranceculture
Miss Donne Restorm
Sydney’s finest Underground Diva Poetess
Conscious audio visual performance
The one who didn’t read the brief
Also – Conscious Fashion Walk presents ethical designers for the Conscious Fasionistas: a celebration of positive and enlightening solutions to the many lows of the fashion industry
Plus films, speakers and visuals form the London Rising Tide network Decoration and Light Installations by IDSiral
in the Cream Room…
Small World Solar Stage
The UK’s unique live music outfit joins Synergy in its ambitious task to induce the spirit of the great outdoor festivals to the heart of London. Musicians from around the globe producing music beyond genres. Tapping into the explosion of creativity beneath the surface of the mainstream. Weaving it all together to produce those moments of pure magic that occur between an audience in awe and the performers in their deepest elements.
Mordekkers – Tight and driving, intricate and strangely trancelike caledonian dane
Kangaroo Moon – Kickass live celtic didge trance by the these festival favourites
GAUDI – DJ set + live dub manipulation presenting his new album “Bass, Sweat and tears” (Interchill Records) www.gaudimusic.com
Fantasmagoria – Spin up the energy with their gypsy ska cabaret.
DJ sets by Pony with an intoxicating mix of live and studio recordings from the bands that have performed on stage and cutting edge Arabic delights by Tehomas.
And when your dancing feet are tired chill out at the Small Worlds Fair Trade Café and enjoy the walkabout shenanigans from residents Captain Banana and Majic Man.
Theatre with John Crow
At the next synergy – DON’T JUST SIT THERE CONSUMING – DO SOMETHING!
Here’s your chance to take part in a short, wacky, synergy-friendly dramatic HAPPENING which will spontaneously manifest at various party space/times – to astound and amuse our fellow party people. The drama will be developed from scratch in a workshop (10.30 TO 11.30pm) – so come early to make sure YOU are in it!!!
The drama workshop will be FUN in itself – with lots of theatre GAMES. It’s directed by John Constable aka John Crow – author of THE SOUTHWARK MYSTERIES and the man who adapted Mervyn Peakes GORMENGHAST for the stage. John is regularly seen performing his own highly original work at SYNERGY – now he’s encouraging YOU to bring out your own inner performer.
No previous acting experience required. Just turn up @ SEOne and get to the Blue Arch / ID Spiral chill space by 10.30pm.
also in the Red Room…
The Interdimensional Circus
Planetary Art Network
Visionary culture live on stage – a galactivation experience!
13 Moon Calendar info & inspiration, with the Planet Art Network
2012, earth changes and eco-solutions, from Avalon Rising
Spoken word and performance, with Gods and Goddesses.
+galactic groove DJ’s, visionary art & video, circus performance,
Aboriginal story telling, ceremony, drama, galactic decoding, ‘time is art’ tradelbels, Hunab Ku herbal shamnix & more…
Sacred dance from Antakarana
Décor by Dazzid Art
Music from I Fly, Bindu Babas, Emma, Ian Dell, Jamie Woon, DJ Galactic Wind,
Conscious vocalists Donne & Tom Green
Shamanic lyricist John Crow
Freestyle sythesists Aeon and Armageddon Assassin
Poetry by Yap, Dave Pepper plus other guests…
Hosted by Paradox
The interdimensional Circus – where left brain meets right brain
Yang meets ying, techne meets psyche, future meets ancient…
For more info see: www.wavespell.net
“The egocentric ideal of a future reserved for those who have managed to attain egoistically the extremity of ‘everyone for himself’ is false and against nature. No element could move and grow except with and by all the others with it“
“The outcome of the world, the gates of the future, the entry into the super-human — these are not thrown open to a few of the privileged nor to one chosen people to the exclusion of others. They will open only to an advance of all together, in a direction in which all together can join and find completion in a spiritual renovation of the earth“
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955)
London’s most creative and progressive night returns with 4 rooms of eclectic multimedia from the cream of London’s creative underground. Synergy stalwarts are joined by old and new friends to explore global environmental consciousness to become much, much more than just a trance night, with whole food cafes, healing, performance art, drama, poetry, conscious cinema, an amazing welcome area, drum circle and the friendliest of community vibes, Synergy is setting the new standard in post-commercial partying.
Synergy has now arrived – heralded by a growing number as the best party in London, if not the UK, for it’s diverse creativity, high production standards, a friendly and relaxed, unpretentious crowd and for the constantly evolving nature of the project – no two Synergies are ever the same, with new organisations, artists campaigners teaming up with veterans to produce inspiring new collaborations. Above all, Synergy stands aside from the hedonism and consumption of conventional club-land with the ever present intent of raising awareness of contemporary environmental, political and spiritual issues, generating a strong sense of purpose and a feeling of being part of something bigger, and more meaningful, than the isolated individual.
London Rising Tide
The Vegan Society
War on Want
The SYNERGY Project
Turning the tide
“Great vibe, top production, must do party, always different, always surprising, always hits the spot”
Warren – Frolic
18th February 2005
Next dates are 18th of March and 29th of April
Starting at 10pm till late @ the SEOne Club, Weston Street, London Bridge
Advanced Tickets available £13 + booking fee or £15 on the door
£10 Concessions on the door ONLY with valid and current proof…
Online tickets are available @ www.accessallareas.org and www.psystall.co.uk or from Access All Areas – 117 Kentish Town Road 020 7267 8320
Psychedelic Dream Temple – Camden Market 020 7267 8528
Namaste Holistic Centre – Camberwell 020 7703 5121
You can get in touch with us directly for advance and group concessions
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more or to get involved
For stalls email email@example.com
Throughout my whole life, during every moment I have lived, the world has gradually been taking on light and fire for me, until it has come to envelope me in one mass of luminosity, glowing from within….The purple flush of matter fading imperceptibly into the gold of spirit, to be lost finally in the incandescence of a personal universe.
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience,
We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Humanity is “nothing less than evolution become conscious of itself.”
Pierre Teilhard de Chadin
“Instantly I walked in I knew I’d come home! I could go on about the psytrance, live bands, the décor, the art and literature and environmental projects laid out for all to see – But honestly the best bit was that vibe, with everyone smiling, and there in the spirit to which I think the organisers intended…This event is going places…“
Synergy is also supported by Jedi Jugglers, a collective of spinners who use glo toys to a mesmeric effect – happy to share their skills with young apprentice Jedi’s. Just ask on the night or contact firstname.lastname@example.org