BBQ and Beats : Disco Picnic has Smokey Tails to tell in South London

Friday 27th November will see London food and party collective Disco Picnic kick off a very special winter series, with four weekly sets of events set to provide myriad treats for your ears, your eyes and your tastebuds.

Disco Picnic is an experiment in music and food that makes use of bespoke, multi-use event spaces, pairing them with mouth-watering culinary delights, premium drink and cocktails. Already with a slew of memorable events behind them, Disco Picnic showcases musical, artistic and fashion trends throughout their series, and always cook up happy and eclectic atmospheres that hark back to the free party days of yore. Earlier this year they hosted their own stage at Secret Garden Party, and with new events planned in Manchester and London, further festival stages in the words, brand takeovers and food residencies in the bag, Disco Picnic are very much making their mark.

The winter Disco Picnic series takes over a never before used site. The spaces are Safe House 1 and 2 which are situated on Copeland Road. The two adjacent stripped-back Victorian houses will feature different artists, photographers, and fashion labels.

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The Food

The food this time around will come from one of London’s most prolific pop-ups – Seth Troxler’s BBQ joint Smokey Tails. What people generally don’t know about Seth, is his penchant for cooking. As three-time champion of the Amsterdam Dance Event DJ cook-off, Seth puts almost as much time and dedication into the kitchen as he does in the DJ booth.

The Art

The launch event is a part of the South London Art Map, and will showcase work from a number of prolific artists, influenced by “The everydayness of art practice up against the peeling paintwork of every Victorian house you have ever lived in”.

The Music

By day Disco Picnic will begin with a chilled vibe, gradually upping the ante as the hours go by and the cocktails slip down. At a few of the events come 8pm things will switch up with ‘After ATE’ lineups featuring unannounced guest DJs playing extended sets. Previous secret guests include Archie Hamilton, Alex Arnout, Rob James, Citizenn, Lee Foss and dOP to name a few.

For this series Disco Picnic create a stylish house party with a creative industrial edge that marries the best in food and music, with a like-minded crowd of fun-loving party people.

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Come join the happy eclectic –

Launch
Thursday 3rd December / 5pm – 1am / Safe House 2
Friday 4th December / 5pm – 1am / Safe House 1 & 2
Saturday 5th December / 2pm – 1am / Safe House 1 & 2

Week 2
Thursday 10th December / 5pm – 1am / Safe House 2
Friday 11th December / 5pm – 1am / Safe House 1 & 2
Saturday 12th December / 2pm – 1am / Safe House 1 & 2

Closing
Thursday 17th December / 5pm – 1am / Safe House 2
Friday 18th December / 5pm – 1am / Safe House 1 & 2
Saturday 19th December / 2pm – 1am / Safe House 1 & 2

Photo Credits : Harry Russell