Where would we be without the trusty British pub?
No matter whether your local is a dark and gloomy £3 pint special or comes complete with rooftop garden and fancy cocktails, pubs retain the same sort of intimacy that we know and love. We can all name a handful of bands that started their career down at the local and we’ve all had at least one spontaneous night that started out at the pub. In short: you never know what might happen when you’re a regular at your local.
This season, Mulberry is taking over three famous London pubs for the arrival of their “My Local” series. Introducing you to some of their favourite artists, expect an evening of live music with free drinks and food to match. It’s the perfect place to head after work to kick back with friends in a chilled out environment. This summer, the humble pub experience is stepping up a notch.
The “My Local” series is an extension of Mulberry’s AW19 campaign, which celebrates British culture and heritage. The events combine some of London’s best British pubs with a “Mulberry Twist”, encouraging a merge of a traditional setting modernised with new music.
Taking place at the East End’s Sebright Arms, the second event features three up-and-coming artists who’ll be playing a variety of genres as the perfect evening backdrop. First on the lineup is James Massiah, a poet & DJ from South London whose work explores ideas about sexuality, mortality & ethics through performance, writing & visual media. His latest project ‘Optimism 101’ is a series of 101 poems reflecting on stoicism, materialism, hedonism & excess, all written in January 2019, as a reflection on personal experiences from the previous year.
Next up on the lineup for July 9 is YAK, an English alternative rock band who’ve been spotted playing all around the UK. Known for their energetic beats and hits like “Bellyache”, “Fried” and “Harbour The Feeling” they’re the type of band to get you up and dancing on a sunny evening at the pub.
Finally, there’s Lou Hayter, a London-based musician, DJ and musical director. As a highly regarded DJ, she’s performed for everyone from Chanel, Miu Miu, Chloe to Paul Smith, The V&A and the Cannes Film Festival. Recently, you might have spotted her at Damien Hirst’s ‘Treasures of the Wreck of the Unbelievable’ opening in Venice.
But it wouldn’t be an evening at the pub without a bite to eat. While you’re there, enjoy some traditional British pub food with free alcoholic and soft drinks to wash it down with. Ready to come along?
This post was sponsored by Mulberry. Tickets for My Local are free and can be reserved here. You’ll find Sebright Arm’s at 34 Coate St, London E2 9AG. Nearest stations: Cambridge Heath, Bethnal Green.
Also published on Medium.