Release XVIII!!!



There’s no Movement without Rhythm/ There’s No Revolution Without Music!

It’s that time of year again-

RELEASE is back!!

We are back in Passing Clouds, RELEASE’s home from home. We have filled both floors with tasty treats for your ears, mouths and dancing feet.

This time we will be kicking off early with a delicious Vegetarian dinner cooked by 2 extraordinary Egyptian chefs, served from 7-8.30 for £3. Dinner will be accompanied upstairs by delightful live music played by

LIVE ACT: This Thing We Call Jam

following this we can dance off our dinner to the music of…..

LIVE ACT: State of Play
alternative rock, and socially conscious hip hop

LIVE ACT: Adam and Cuth
soulful, down to earth hip hop

LIVE ACT: Shopfloor Sessions
hip hopin jazz jammin times

DJ’s: Mohobelo
collective dancing time!!!

DJ’s: Pirate Modernity
Pakistani cassette/vinyl mixtapes

DJ’s: Mo Habibidibibiti and Mon Merttens
old school,classic funk & soul AND

ADVANCE PRICE: £6/£5 Student/unwaged
ON THE DOOR: student £7; solidarity £9; low/ un-waged £5; asylum seekers/ex detainees FREE

Tickets will be on sale in the SOAS JCR during Freshers week(s) or order online from

All proceeds go directly to SOAS Detainee Support, to further the fight against immigration detention and to offer support and solidarity to those inside.

JOKES NOT GAGS: A comedy fundraiser with Josie Long

On Sunday 2nd August 2015, join us at the New Cross Inn for a FUN(draising) night of comedy + solidarity, hosted by SOAS Detainee Support (SDS) and Food Not Bombs – London.





+ DJs!

Advance booking recommended:

SOAS Detainee Support (SDS) is a student-led initiative working in solidarity with migrants in and outside detention centres. Through sustained visits, we aim to reduce isolation and offer practical support to quicken release and stop deportations. We are committed to the abolition of detention.

Food Not Bombs take positive direct action by gathering food that would otherwise be wasted, cooking it and serving it for free in public to anyone and everyone who is hungry. Food Not Bombs hope to create vibrant and friendly communities that can work towards real social change together.

New Cross Inn (
– is an 18+ venue.
– Drinks bought outside the venue may not be brought onto the premises.
– Public Transport: New Cross Gate Station / New Cross Station / Buses: 21, 36, 53, 136, 171, 172, 177, 225, 321, 343, 436, 453 & P13
– On-street parking available all around the venue on side streets.

£7 (waged) / £5 (students)

A small handful of tickets will be available on the door for unwaged people.


~There’s no Movement without Rhythm/ There’s No Revolution Without Music!~

This year is SOAS Detainee Support (SDS)‘s 10th Birthday! To celebrate, we’re putting together a sick line-up of live bands and DJs and bringing a big ole’ SDS party to Brixton Jamm.

spoken word from Decolonising Our Minds Society
Mulele Matondo Afrika
Shaking Chains
Mohobelo DJs
+ more DJS until 5am!

Save the date: FRIDAY 5TH JUNE. We’ll be kicking off at 9pm, and going on till the wee hours. More info on how to get tickets will be posted in the Facebook Event Page here– sit tight for further info!

All proceeds go directly to SOAS Detainee Support, to further the fight against immigration detention and to offer support and solidarity to those inside.

Don Kipper ( playing at Release in 2014

Don Kipper ( playing at Release in 2014



Soas Detainee Support (SDS) presents


8 til 1

Thursday 16th Oct

Passing Clouds, Dalston

There’s No Movement Without Rhythm,
There’s No Revolution Without Music


FB: here. Video: here

Release is back!! After the beauty and excitement of last term’s party, we are back for more twirling swirling and dancing the night away.

We start early with a Spoken Word Session opened and hosted by Poet and Performer Sally Jenkinson

Amazing Lineup for who’s supporting us and celebrating emancipation from detention and a the idea of a world with No Borders

Hosted by: Mc FedZIlla (once more with us: bigup!)

Starting with a Spoken Word Session early in the evening, poets such as Sally Jenkinson from Bristol

Followed by:

Selecta Mad Max ready to mash it up downstairs with a selection of TropicalBass, Dubstep, Latin, ZoukBass, FutureBass, DnB –

and two amazing live acts with

The Dirty Gentlemen

and Don Kipper

While a mad collaboration between The Beat Council and Dj Zestina + MC Why will mash it up upstairs.


Free for refugees and ex detainees

5£ in the SOAS JCR and at the door untill 9.30, 7£ after

All proceeds go to SOAS Detainee Support (SDS)

Join the Love.

Release is back! May 1st @ Passing Clouds


Thursday May 1st, 10 – 3

Passing Clouds  – Richmond Rd, Dalston, E8 4AA London, United Kingdom

FB: here – Please share widely!


We Say Detention Does Not Stop Migration
and so We Celebrate, High On Liberation


For its XV edition Release returns to Passing Clouds

To raise our voices in solidarity with all detainees, we’re settin up an amazing line-up for the people, some amazing vibes from live musicians such as

Don Kipper – a whirl of high-energy Klezmer and sizzling Balkan tunes, with fresh, original arrangements and virtuosic zeal

Soas Brass Band – a Ten Strong Vagabond Brass Mania and other surprises in store for a night of love, harmony and solidarity

The Dirty Gentlemen – Swamp pop blues inspired by London’s own Urban Bayou

and the Super Best Friends Club, who often end up naked on the stage

Hosted by, ladies and gentlemen, Fedzilla

Also, for you and for the celebration to be memorable, we’ve got:

Ariel from the Broken Hearts Family – Dub, World, Latin, Cumbia, Funk and Afrobeats

The Beat Council hosts upstairs
Joining the musical dots – Soul, Hip-Hop, House, Afro, Roots, Electronica, Latin and beyond.

together with DJ Žestina + MC Why

with Face-paint, Hula-hoop performances, and more DJs, MCs and performers yet to be announced!

also, for those who want to join the madness, amazing Sambatage will lead a beautiful Exodus from Soas at 8.30!

Spread the Love and spread the word

Solidarity to all


£7 in advance/£9 on the door

Free for Refugees and ex Detainees

All proceeds go directly to SOAS Detainee Support!!!

ADVANCE TICKETS LIMITED, on sale in SOAS JCR in the first week of term – watch this space for details!

Email for more info