Saturday, 5th and 6th September 2020SAVE OUR SPACE community art weekend. We’re pleased to b e part of this event on Sat 5th Sept at 4pm in the ‘cage’. Loads of dancing and fun. The event starts at 2pm with performers, art, story-tellers, gardens and lovely people a plenty. Experience and learn more about this beautiful and precious space. Full event details.
Sunday 6th September 2020 FROM 13:30-17:00. Gypsy Jam Sandwich, Springfield Park. E5 9EF. Come and join us for a social distancing picnic in the park, with lively music and dance! 2-3pm: Balkan Gypsy Dance Workshop. 2-3pm: Balkan Gypsy Dance Workshop. 3-4pm: BALKAN VILLAGE BAND. 4-5pm: SHKEMBE SOUP.
Bring your fillings for our sandwich! (food , laughter, love and friends). Donations welcome (suggested £5).
We are coming to the Anchor & Hope pub this Saturday afternoon. Come and join us. Read on for more dates.
Our next gig is this Saturday afternoon, the 8th June 2019 at the Anchor and Hope Pub, 15 High Hill Ferry, E5 9HG. We’ll be there from 16:00 to 19:00 +. We’ll be scattering joy and bringing you wild dancing and singing. We are bringing new songs and old, from east and west and up the road. Here’s the event page.
We have lots more gigs in June and July 2019. Here are the details:
We are the first band to perform at this year’s Summer Band Stand Season 2019 in Victoria Park, London. Come and join us and party and picnic on Sunday 16 June 2019 from 2pm. Organised by Victoria Park Friends.
Saturday 29 June 2019 we are performing at Tower Hamlets Cemetery ParkSummer Fair 2019 E3 4PX , from 12 midday to 5pm. Come and visit this beautiful urban wild space, there’s live music and dance, cakes and lots of other stalls. Free. Read about THCP in this recent piece in The Guardian
Sunday 6th July 2019 as part of the Stokebourne Festival5-6 July 2019. Starts around 4pm. St Matthias Church (the garden), Wordsworth Road, LONDON, N16 8DD. More news on this soon.
See you at the Rollright Fayre 12-14th July 2019, Kigstone Farm, Little Rollright, Warwickshire OX7 5QB
Lastly, thank you for coming to our gigs and for supporting us. Hope to see you this summer. Love and peace. The Shkembes xxxx
Happy International Women’s Day to all of us. We are celebrating this evening at a local event put together by Tower Hamlets Homes called ‘Her Story.’ We’ll be listening to inspiring stories from all walks of life and learning about the ‘Women in Leadership and Development Programme’. We’ll share insights and any interesting news we get from this event. Love Shkembe Soup
Saturday 18th March 2017, 8-11pm Join us for an evening of live music and dance by Shkembe Soup in aid of Greenwich Mencap.
Venue: Mycenae House, 90 Mycenae Road, Blackheath, London SE3 7SE
All ticket proceeds and donations on the night will go to Greenwich Mencap. Greenwich Mencap runs a range of support services for adults and children with learning disabilities and their families in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.
Tickets £10 in advance. For tickets contact: Kameel Khan- firstname.lastname@example.org Anna Marie- email@example.com James Thorpe on 020 8305 2245 ex 204 Kameel Khan on 020 305 2245 ex 212
Sunday 19th March 2017 at 2pm Your East End festival at the Museum of London Docklands
We are performing as part of this weekend festival. Here’s more about it.
Join us for a celebration of all things local at this exciting family festival weekend. Diverse, creative and exciting, East London is home to many stories and memories. Explore other people’s and share your own at this fun family weekend. Get hands-on with crafts and workshops for the whole family to enjoy, or sit back, relax and enjoy performances from some of the area’s local talent. This festival has been developed in partnership with local people so come along to celebrate your East End. Free.
We are delighted to be back dancing, singing and playing in our favourite East End Victoria Park as part of the Bandstand season. We are performing on the Bandstand from 2 pm on Bank Holiday Sunday 29th May 2016.We are having a picnic first from midday. Special guests Mingus E l a s t i c Band are joining us to play their fantastic music too.
We had such a good time at this cabaret at the Bethnal Green Working Men’s club. We really enjoyed performing and watching all our fellow artists and aliens from all over the solar system and beyond. I lost my heart to a starship trooper, but maybe, an intergalactic adventure has begun. More gig news tomorrow.
We are performing two songs at this event on Wednesday 4th May 2016 at the Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club. Here’s the details of this fabulous stellar evening.
Join us on International Star Wars Day for our 3rd Cabaret celebration of the world’s most popular sci-fi universe.
After our our first two events, hosted by – respectively – the Empire and the Rebels, our third outing will be an (uneasy) collaboration between both sides, held in the neutral space of Maz Kanata’s castle on Takodana, featuring a chance to hear representatives from both sides debate head-to-head for the first time ever in our galactic hustings.
Hosted by Tom Baker and Dominic Jones (as Admiral Gent and Admiral Akbar)
This dark prince of the UK cabaret scene will be channeling Emperor Palpatine himself. Darkling, indeed…
Having wowed our first audience with her erotic take on Endor’s natives, Lilly returns with more Ewok Burlesque!
The Fabulous Bakewell Boys
These beleagured northern working men’s club Luchadors bring their trademark laconic wit, bad puns and wrestling chops.
One of our regular T’wilek girls, and the maker of Akbar’s mask, Luce will be taking to the stage with an illuminated hula hoop routine.
Carmen Mon Oxide
Diva, compere and all-round force of nature. High art culture meets low rent sci-fi in an operatic extravaganza.
Following her songs of unrequited intergalactic love from the previous events, Niki returns with another freshly penned Star Wars ditty.
This fantastic character comedian, fresh from his triumph as an Alan Bennet-inspired Grand Moff Tarkin last time, is creating a brand new piece for our pleasure.
Gypsy/Arabic belly dance with a sci -fi Rock ‘n roll twist
This absurdist comedian and notorious bandleader of the Top Shelf Band will incarnate as a certain notorious space smuggler.
‘Like Spike Milligan on MDMA’ (The List). Now a regular face on the London comedy circuit and at festivals including the Edinburgh Fringe, Cheekykita’s performance has been described as ‘part physical clowning, part Alan Partridge meets CBBC’ (Three Weeks). Chewie, we’re home indeed.
Plus live swing music from our house band The Rag Tag Rebels,
alien showgirls, and a fancy dress competition.