On the Radar Counter Culture
2nd November 2010
Words Zoe Hodge
A Pop Up Events SpaceA unique concept space has sprung up amongst the dark tunnels of London Bridge Station. Since mid September Counter Culture has played host to an eclectic mix of cultural events. The concept, conceived by a bunch of driven individuals passionate about music and the arts, aims to draw punters off the trodden tracks of Shoreditch, Dalston and the existing established venues in the area. By offering a selective slice of art, theatre, poetry, spoken word, film, comedy, scattered interestingly with live music and DJ sets Counter Culture has quickly become an anchor point on the cultural map of London.
Financed on a modest budget by the founders and admirably not a venture capital company has allowed freedom in their cultural picks, which are often innovative, experimental and very different from one to the next. “It’s all about the fun, aiming to bring that festival vibe home from the fields and into the club, bringing back smiles to the dancefloor...” says Hannah Cox head of Marketing, Management & PR at the venue.
The lights in this tunnel are only on for 99 days and on 1st January 2011 they set to close after an almighty New Years Eve extravaganza, get there before they go out.
Click here to visit the Counter Culture website for further listings and more information about the project.