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Carnival Twist invite you to celebrate their 1st Birthday

with a surreal circuskissed burlesque fancy dress spectacular. biggrin

So Roll Up! Roll up,

dress up, have fun, see the sights

and explore the unique setting of Carnival Twist

in a plush Victorian music hall hotel.

Easter Bank Holiday Sunday 11th April

The Loughborough Hotel

SW9 ubbrollsmile

We bring you an enchanting evening of our renowned combination of internationally acclaimed acts across 4 deliciously decorated rooms.


A stunning soundscape of full on live funk, samba, breakbeat, good time grooves and world dance music situated in a high technology carnival ball room, a feast of paint and light with:

Smerrins Anti Social Club superb nine piece funk band who have been making people jump up and down wildly all along the South Coast, Cardiff and the Midlands.

Tropicalia Brazilian five piece carnival band playing samba and funk rhythms with their hall mark of exemplary musicianship. Features band members from the world famous Mangoes Reef.

Simon Emmerson of Afro Celt Soundsystem - playing a DJ set of funky up tempo world music.

Tehomas - an incredibly talented up and coming DJ who amazed crowds at Glastonbury festival, and many other places with his unique funk/Persian/breakbeat crossover with rolling rhythms and a truly infectious beat.

CheekyBoy an amazing fire dancer and juggler performing a high technology stage show with flashing staffs, poi and other spectacular equipment.


Top quality live acoustic duos and bands, poetry and stand up comedy set in a beautifully decorated and comfortable room with a circus theme.

Yidaki - The magic of the didgeridoo, this really has to be heard to be believed, an incredible high energy rhythmic and melodic full on techno sound track coming unbelievably from only one instrument. Yidaki has played for the likes of Jimmy Page and Robert Plant in the past.

Audiocalm A superbly talented band travelling all the way from Cardiff playing relaxed funky tunes.

Alan ORourke - Backed by his band, up tempo songs with an infectious beat, a familiar face around the festival circuit and one of the rising stars of the Brighton scene.

Pink N Ruby Truly beautiful duet from an act that has been delighting audiences at the Small World Stage and around the London acoustic music circuit.

Sinclair and Matt Members of legendary festival band The Space Goats playing an unusual, cross continental blend of tablas and bazouki (a large mandolin).

Coker & Ligget a successful and highly musical duo who have played all over Brighton and are now breaking into the London scene with their delightful music.

Phillip Wells A famed poet and author of several books, he has been reviewed by the Evening standard as The foremost performance poet in England. Sirish Kumar accompanies him on tablas. Sirish is a highly accomplished musician who plays for Morcheeba, Ravi Shankar and appeared as the tabla player in the Enio Emoriconi film City of Joy with Patrick Swayze.

Vic Lambrusco A poet of some renown with regular appearances on London Live 94.9fm and many stages around London.

The Courtly Lover A talented poet, presenter and musician who has appeared on Channel 5, Channel 4 and the Discovery Channel.

Adam a stand up comic to tickle your ribs and pull your legs with his hilarious outlook on life.


A lushly decorated room filled with wandering stilt walkers, magicians, jugglers, Carnival Courtesans and many other styles of performer to amuse you whilst you explore the delights of the burlesque side shows and the kissing tent. Get down and strut your stuff to a sound track including funk, ska, rock n roll and electro.

That Ned a DJ of twenty years experience playing tunes with excessive groove, has played with the Ozric Tentacles, The Warp, Dromezone and many other events.

Spin a DJ who has been entertaining the Brixton arts scene for years, usually under the name DJ Shitter, with his collection of funk, ska and many other styles.

Lookwood A highly skilled musician and DJ who has played many gigs all over the world and used to have a residency for Car Wash.

THE DECADAN C ubbtickled

A full on dance floor skinned in red velvet, opulently bedecked with sequins, sparkling grooving to the sounds of funky house, twisted electro and louche breakbeat courtesy of:

Choci An exclusive hip wiggling set from the international superstar.

Slyde Sophisticated break beat from one of Fingerlickin' records ascending stars.

Rev. Al B Damned A Brighton house legend and stalwart of the infamous Bob parties.

Throughout the event you will meet our wonderful range of performers mingling with the vibrant crowd, Ringmasters on Stilts, the Nicotine Whores, Magicians, The Carnival Courtesans, Jugglers whilst viewing the works of our many artists, photographers and projectionists, making this a truly multi arts indoor mini festival.


Carnival Twist is being held in a plush, air conditioned and heated, original Victorian music hall hotel in SW9.

The Loughborough Hotel

Loughborough Road,

(just off the Brixton Road)

Angell Town


Nearest Tubes: Brixton, Oval

Bus Routes: N3, N133, N159, 333, 59

The event is being held on Sunday 11th of April 04, thats Easter bank holiday Sunday.

The Carnival Twist show will run from 6pm until 12am.


Tickets cost 15 + Booking Fee in advance

Or 20 on the door / 15 concessions and NUS

Advance tickets are available from:

117 Kentish Town Road





We have an emphasis on personal creativity and encourage people to dress up and have some fun in what ever way they feel most comfortable, whether that is a corseted vamp, a cowboy, an alien or whatever. A key part of the colour and magic of Carnival Twist comes from the sheer variety of costumes worn by our clientele. It is a safe environment where you can explore your imagination, set your creativity free and enjoy yourself to your hearts content. Fancy dress also has the advantage that any celebrities who attend the event can go unrecognised if they so choose.


We are holding an after party in a venue close by. We shall release the location of the after party at the main Carnival Twist event and there will be a rickshaw taxi service to ferry people between the venues. The after party will run from 12am until 6am or later. There will be two rooms, a dance floor and a fully set up live stage for any musicians who would like to jam (or play), DJs to fill in the gaps, plus great dcor, light shows and cushions.

For full details pleas look at our website:



EDITED_BY: Simon Twist (1081586504)

DomDomBRONZE Member
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*thinks that sometime he might try some of these "social skills" things he hears so much about and point out people to each other.*

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heh heh - I'm worse, I usually talk to them for 2 hours then ask them on HoP if I've ever met them rolleyes

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