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Partisan is open in our new space in Islington Mill, but we’re also still running some events in the space on Oldfield Road.
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? PARTISAN ALL DAYER ? – midday til midnight!
~ the ultimate saturday session is back ! ~
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And this time it’s a NEW YORK classic disco party inspired special! ? ?
❤️️ Big love to all the dancers who have come down for the last few parties and made it so so special ❤️️
!! Serious partying does not require serious sleep deprivation !!
Immerse yourselves in the unique environment of a community party: no customers, no bosses, no profits – just all of us floating together in a dreamy sea of warm retro visuals, soaking up the sounds of incredible local DJs as we loosen up, extend our limbs, and move together ???
And it’s FREE ENTRY *for Partisan members* – donations welcome on the door.
*£5 entry OTD for non-members* – now is the time to get that Partisan membership you’ve been meaning to get !! Starting from £1 a month >>>
? Vintage ¡¡¡ex-Haçienda!!! visual equipment ⚡
? FOOD ?
curry on the dancefloor! (the combo you never knew you needed)
+ buckfast, espresso martini & BLOODY MARY specials to keep you buzzzzing ? ? (and our regular soft drinks like club-mate ?)
> P L A Y T I M E – A C I V I T I E S >
? Table tennis ?
video games corner ?? ? ? ?
? chill out xone ?
? RECORD FAIR ?
Fresh record sellers to keep your vinyl thirst quenched
*All Night Flight Records*
Highly select used-music record store All Night Flight carries a range of personally picked electronic, ambient, jazz, left-field and worldwide sounds from across the ages. Expect a spread of rare, unknown and under-the-radar gems at better than discogs prices.
** All profits fundraise for Partisan’s accessibility and full license **
***** LINE UP *****
TIM LAWRENCE [LOVE SAVES THE DAY / BEAUTY & THE BEAT]
It is phenomenally rare that a writer – and professor! – documenting an historical movement can themselves come to acquire legendary status within that movement – but Tim is the exception. His first book, ‘Love Saves The Day’, based around his close friend Dave Mancuso’s foundational, iconic rent parties in the Loft, is *the* textbook on the sacred origins of modern dance music culture. His later additions on this topic, ‘Hold On To Your Dreams’ (centred on the unsung hero of disco, Arthur Russell), and ‘Life and Death on the New York Dancefloor’ (about how the ferociously creative and diverse scene was affected by neoliberal gentrification and the horrific spread of AIDS) are both beautiful and essential reads. Tim worked alongside Mancuso as well as Colleen Murphy, Jeremy Gilbert and a team of dance enthusiasts to establish Lucky Cloud – ‘the London Loft’ – an incredibly popular community party that has raged for over 15 years. Tim has also been central to the creation of All Our Friends party, which he co-founded with the organisers of Beauty and the Beat, two parties which will be more than familiar to London disco lovers. Tim is an advocate of community partying and has taken major inspiration from David Mancuso and the Loft. Following the establishment of All Our Friends, he is now selecting music on a regular basis and exploring what kinds of sonic journeys are possible as dancers seek to reclaim the dance floor as a space of social congreation and transformation. We are so lucky to have him shine that light so brightly for us at day party #6. Check out his NTS special with Partisan member Isaac – playing Loft classics, new jams, and talking about the future of the scene https://www.nts.live/shows/guests/episodes/music-is-love-w-isaac-rose-and-tim-lawrence-24th-november-2018
SOFIE K [NTS]
Compared by many a Manchester music head to Paradise Garage legend Larry Levan, Sofie K is as inspired with cosmic daytime selections as she is with tightly mixed late night bangers. After giving the Partisan dancefloor what was most likely one of the best NYE midnight DJ sets in the country, we knew we simply had to get her back for the day party disco. Catch her weird and groovy blends of electro, disco and house on her latest NTS radio show here https://www.nts.live/shows/sofie-k/episodes/sofie-k-6th-janurary-2019
IRFAN RAINY [RAINY CITY MUSIC / COMMUNITY]
Irfan is a legend of the Manchester dance music scene. At the heart of the very special house-oriented Rainy City Music label, Irfan has pushed house grooves from wet Manchester that have been revered by some the biggest DJs in Detroit, Chicago and New York. An aficionado in music from all around the world, Irfan was central in pushing the London based UK broken beat sound – inspired by Latin and West African rhythms, as well as house and jungle – in Manchester. Now running the amazing Community parties and record stalls, he’s sharing his love and wisdom across generations. Garnering support from the likes of Honey Dijon, Laurent Garnier, Henry Wu, Marcellus Pittman and Motor City Drum Ensemble, check out ’20 Years of Rainy City Music: 1996 to 2016′ on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/album/42pNrQGGqwdD7oJBol44u8
PARTISAN ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT
Regrettably, Partisan is not yet wheelchair accessible. However, we are working closely with the council and our architect to make this Grade 2 Listed building accessible to all. Further information on their progress can be found on their website, and is updated regularly: www.partisancollective.net/accessibility/
You can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for specific access questions or requests.
Partisan is located across 2 floors of a 3-story building. The basement has 11 steps from street level, without a handrail. The first floor has 22 steps from street level, with a handrail. There are 40 steps between the two floors. All toilets are gender-neutral and are located on both levels of the venue. On the first floor, these are single contained stalls. In the basement, there are stalls and urinals.
Seating is available on each floor at all events. For performances, a seated viewing area will be available.
Assistance dogs are allowed at all times. Other well behaved dogs are usually welcome, with the exception of in performance rooms of loud music events. If you have a dog allergy/phobia let us know – we’ll do what we can.
For ticketed events, paying disabled people are eligible to a free additional ticket for a PA to accompany them.
Partisan aims to be a safer space. As such, harmful and discriminatory behaviour is not tolerated. As a cooperative, Partisan is democratically owned by its members, and is shaped by everybody through what we say and what we do. If you are challenged or feel threatened, speak to someone wearing a Partisan badge; they are there to help.
A quiet room is available on the first floor at this event for those wanting to take a break for a while.
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