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  • Art Macabre Halloween Life Drawing Special!

    Mon 29 Oct

    7:00 pm


    ART MACABRE DEATH DRAWING present A SKETCHY SÉANCE : A Spirited Halloween AfterLife Drawing Special

    Monday 29 October 2018, 7-9pm
    @ Upstairs Drawing Room, Paper Dress Vintage, Hackney

    Limited advance tickets available here

    Ticket price includes a complimentary drink, paper and drawing materials.

    Do you dare to ascend the stairs and enter our drawing room for a sketchy séance? You are invited to East London’s first ever Sketchy Séance. Take your seat around the table, clear your mind of expectations and cynicism. Suspend your disbelief in your own drawing skills. Get ready, pencil and paper poised, to commune with a surprise guest spirit. A life model who no longer lives in our realm.

    We cannot fully anticipate what the evening might hold. It cannot be foretold. You attend at your own risk. Will you feel moved to partake in automatic drawing? What messages and images might you draw from beyond the great beyond? Who might grace our stage with their ghostly presence to be captured in your sketches? Spirit sighting are not uncommon in Hackney, from Tudor ghosts at Sutton House nearby to strange encounters reported at twilight in the neighbouring church graveyard.
    Penetrate the veil between the living world and those passed, as Halloween/Samhain approaches fast. Led by the medium-sized host and fan of nineties trance music, Art Macabre’s Raven Rouge.

    Taking inspiration from the showmanship, the power of suggestion and stage craft of Victorian and Edwardian seances, Art Macabre presents a uniquely creative way to mark the occasion of Halloween.

    Not suitable for children. Strictly no phones or photography allowed during the event. Any visitations may be captured and recorded using drawing and writing only. Limited numbers of places around our table.

    *Please be aware that no actual ghosts/spirits/dead shall be contacted/harmed or summoned during this event. Spirits shall be consumed but not summoned. Not suitable for those who are faint-hearted, lily-livered, literally-minded, mortally-gullible, or those who cannot stomach or digest camp Halloween humour. This is a theatrical life drawing event. It is not a genuine nor serious Spiritualist event or paranormal event in any way. *

    £20 includes a drink from the bar (wine/beer/soft drink/cuppa) to calm your nerves and all complimentary drawing materials and paper, thanks to GreatArt.

    Private Party!

    Sat 27 Oct

    7:45 pm


    Paper Dress will be closed on the evening of Saturday 27 October for a private party

    If you would like to hold your event at Paper Dress then please contact us at [email protected]. The perfect place for a significant birthday, a celebration or just a good ‘ol party!

    We’re happy to work with you to book entertainment or leave you to your own devices to make it a night to remember!


    DAS FLUFF Album Launch w Greenhaus & Bruno Wizard

    Fri 26 Oct

    7:45 pm

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    Das Fluff’s London launch of their 4th Album ‘Anxiety Dreams’ with support from GreenhausBruno Aleph Wizard (The Homosexuals)

    Limited advance tickets available here!

    ‘Like unconscious thought throbbing its way to the light, DAS FLÜFF bites the head off mainstream music. Fusing synths, theremins and guitars with the siren’s call, this sound reflects your darkest fears and desires in a mirror ball.’ (Mutig Music)

    ‘Anxiety Dreams is a release with so much in its intrigue carrying layers and diverse depths that each outing is a fresh adventure. We were already locked in an on-going affair with Flower With Knife but quite simply its successor leaves it trapped in its shadows as Das Fluff treads a whole new plateau of creative sorcery.’ (RingmasterReview)


    A stark and startling post punk electro-conceptual outfit originally founded by Steve Bellamy, Frank Drake and Andy Page in the late 1990‘s, with releases under the Beggars Banquet and Kickin’ Records. Greenhaus have just released their 5th studio album which boldly adventures into sounds marking new and exciting territories for the band.


    BRUNO WIZARD (The Rejects/The Homosexuals)
    The legendary punk visionary Bruno Wizard will be performing. and ANYTHING could happen!


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    Sideways Saloon Presents: The Travelling Band / Chloe Foy / Hannah Ashcroft

    Thu 25 Oct

    7:45 pm


    Sideways Saloon Presents…

    + DJs

    After a night to remember at the launch back in April, Sideways Saloon Records London showcase returns to Hackney’s offbeat clothing store and music venue, Paper Dress Vintage on Thursday October 25th. Expect large doses of guitar-soaked high hopes and broken dreams, plus DJs playing the best rock n’ roll, alt-folk/country and Americana. October’s show will feature live music from Chloe Foy and Hannah Ashcroft, plus a headline set from the hosts, The Travelling Band.

    Limited advance tickets available here

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    Focused around the songwriting talents and production skills of Jo Dudderidge and Adam Gorman and the rhythmic driving force of enigmatic drummer Nick Vaal, The Travelling Band have been quietly honing what Marc Riley described as “Mancunian Americana”. Their resulting fourth album ‘SAILS’ mines a rich seam of influences, highlighting the band’s love of American indie rock, but still with that Mancunian twist.


    Chloe Foy writes a brand of melodic, homegrown pop that has been likened to such artists as Laura Marling and Sharon Van Etten. Her songs are imbued with lyrical and textural inflections evocative of much of the music she loves – taking inspiration from classical music as much as wider trends within British and American Indie pop, Chloe’s music comprises of carefully constructed arrangements that delicately compliment her cryptic lyrics.


    Influenced by the likes of John Martyn, Feist and Radiohead; Manchester based singer/songwriter Hannah Ashcroft writes her own brand of moody alt folk. She released her Melbourne made, debut EP ‘The Quiet Kind’ last year, receiving play from Tom Robinson on BBC6 Music and earning praise from Folk Radio UK.

    She has since taken part in Reform Radio’s collaborative experiment, working with experimental, multi instrumentalist Marlene Ribeiro (Gnod). They released their ambient single ‘Downfall’ on Rhythm Lab Records in April this year, with the track debuting on Mary Anne Hobbs’ BBC6 Music Recommends show.

    Limited advance tickets available here

    Foundling + Memum + Songs For Walter

    Mon 22 Oct

    7:45 pm


    Folk Lore Presents an evening of dream pop and folk sounds from Foundling, Memum & Songs for Walter

    Limited advance tickets available here!

    Foundling make dreampop sonic landscapes about body maps and other realities, unseen foundations and gaping canyons.

    Foundling (formerly Feral & Stray, Erin Lang & the Foundlings) have just completed recording their third album ‘Fault Lines’. Produced by Erin Lang and Marc Stebbing the album was mostly created in Berlin, Germany and features deep sub bass and choirs of voices along with forests of cellos and violins. The album is currently in the mixing stages.

    Their second album ‘Between You And The Sea’ was made with Mark Lawson (Arcade Fire, Owen Palette, Basia Bulat, Unicorns & Timber Timbre) in a church in the Eastern townships of Quebec. Taylor and Simon of Timber Timbre, members Elfin Saddle and David Simard make guest appearances on the album and Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s Dave Bryant mixes the album’s instrumental tracks.

    Their first album ‘You Are Found’ was made in Germany with Mario Thaler (The Notwist, Ms John Soda, Lali Puna) as producer and with Roger O’Donnell (The Cure) as musical director.

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