‘Unit31: Unfolded’ is an exhibition marking the end of a 5-year era at Unit31; a grassroots music venue and community of musicians and artists based in east London. Drawing inspiration from a series of intimate photographs and interviews, we have created an exhibition of photography, artwork and installations that relate the personal stories of Unit31’s community. The exhibition celebrates their memories of our unique space and pays tribute to Unit31’s unfolding story. 

The exhibition will feature visual art from Karolina Wielocha, Wumi Olaosebikan, Anna Oldham-Cooper, Aleksandra Talacha, Jay Vaz, Eoghan O’Keeffe, Karimah Hassan and Karol Jurga. Our event schedule will include music from Werkha, K15, Maxwell Owin, Brother’s Testament, TY, Mr Thing, Wonky Logic, Raffy Bushman, Sam Michnik, Hugo Piper, Deschanel Gordon, Alex Blake, Dylan Jones, Cut Malina, Jamurai, Sheldon Agwu, David Mrakpor, Abel Addington, Gabriele Pribetti and more. 

 

animation: Aleksandra Talacha / music: Raffy Bushman / photography: Karolina Wielocha

 

‘Unit31: Unfolded’ is proudly in partnership with Dice and is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

 

YOU CAN FIND ALL GRAPHICS HERE

YOU CAN FIND VIDEO AND ANIMATIOS HERE

 

animation: Aleksandra Talacha / music: Samuel Michnik / artwork: Jay Vaz

The exhibition will be open in the daytime from 12pm to 5pm from the 9th to the 15th of December. We also have a schedule of evening events starting from the 6th until the 15th:

  • FRIDAY 6TH DEC (8PM – 12AM) UNIT31: UNFOLDED – (OPENING Day NO.1)  

The official opening of ‘Unit31: Unfolded’ an exhibition marking the end of a 5-year era at Unit31, with a live set from multi-instrumentalist and hugely talented producer Werkha, plus DJ sets from jazz inflected producer K15 and the soulful electronic blends of Wonky Logic

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  • SATURDAY 7TH DEC (4PM – LATE) UNIT31: UNFOLDED – (OPENING Day NO.2) 

Day 2 of the official opening of ‘Unit31: Unfolded’ featuring a debut performance of Unit31’s music director Raffy Bushman’s highly anticipated EP ‘First Man’, a live set from groove based, jazz-fusion band Brother’s Testament, and DJ sets from the sensational Maxwell Owin and Unit31 favourite Cut Malina.

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Dice: https://link.dice.fm/uixVIupPp1

  • TUESDAY 10TH DEC (8PM – 11PM) UNIT31: UNFOLDED – PATTERNS

 

A special night of improvised music, connecting the dots between Jazz, Soul, Broken beat, Hip Hop, Grime, Rap and beyond.

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  • THURSDAY 12TH DEC (8PM – 11PM) UNIT31: UNFOLDED – PORTRAIT JAZZ

Portrait Jazz begins with a performance of a classic jazz album in its entirety from our house band. This is then followed by an improvised jam, welcoming any musicians to join the band and play over various bebop/hard bop standards. For the 24th edition of Portrait Jazz, we would like to explore Art Blakey’s ‘Free For All’

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  • SATURDAY 14TH DEC (8PM – LATE) UNIT31: UNFOLDED – SALT PEANUTS VOL. 32

Salt Peanuts is monthly night hosted by UK hip hop legend, TY, and the Unit31 house band and is open to rappers, vocalists and poets. For this special edition we are inviting all of the performers and musicians that have passed though Salt Peanuts over the years for one last jam. We are also excited to welcome the legendary turntablist skills of Mr Thing to Unit31. 

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  • SUNDAY 15TH DEC (7PM – 11PM) UNIT31: UNFOLDED – CHAMBER MUSIC 

A monthly event exploring some of the greatest classical music ever written for chamber ensemble. For the 7th edition of Unit31 Chamber Music, we would like to play Tchaikovsky’s String Sextet in D minor “Souvenir de Florence”. For this performance we are once again very proud to be joined by the Brompton Quartet. 

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Key creatives involved in the exhibition: