The Ivy House reopens

Launch Party double A Side - Friday 17th June and Wednesday 22nd June
8pm-11pm, (18+ events). Free entry.

The Ivy House music hall in Nunhead, which briefly closed this year, is celebrating its reopening with a launch party this weekend. Writing on the forum, Rocklands says:

The Ivy House is home to a 1920s theatre stage and real ale. It has hosted “an array of musicians, performance artists and general weirdness.“ (Time Out) over the years, including the likes of Jo Brand, Elvis Costello, Ian Dury and Joe Strummer (with pre-Clash band, The 101ers).

A friendly comedy and cabaret circuit favourite, it is also a function and dining room, a film club, the occasional boot sale market and a hub of South East London creatives,

This special place, previously highlighted in The Guardian, is considered those in the know, as one of the capital’s treasures. Understandably, there was much gnashing of teeth when it closed.

The Ivy House has been rescued by the people behind the success of The Joiners Arms in Camberwell. John Bundy and friends have given some love and improvements, while retaining the authentic originality of it’s decor. Such is the excitement around the return of The Ivy House, that special events are confirmed on the bookings calendar, up to New Year already.

Two gatherings kick off it’s re-opening and are buzzing facebook events. Get involved, book dates, make friends, be entertained, drink booze!


Headhunter said...

Oh that's excellent news. Not that I was a regular or anything but it always struck me as a real asset to the area... Must make more effort to head over there to support it...

Anonymous said...

I was told that Pink Floyd played there once. Nice pub/venue.

Ed CPZ said...

Molly's Lips used to play there in front of the gold curtain - awesome!

BobFromBrockley said...

This is great news. It's such a wonderful venue. Most recently, location of the fantastic Brockley Jack Film Club Piccadilly night, sold out despite deep slow. Also place I've experienced some of the weirdest live music of my life, including a headphone concert (completely silent for those not with headphones) and the bizarreness of the Klinker nights.

Bob from Brockley said...

As per Headhunter above, I'm a great one for only realising how good a local venue or local business is when it closes down! We all need to support our fantastic local scene.

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