Kino is a not-for-profit, and completely unfunded, arts space.
We are committed to supporting DIY arts and grassroots activism, and aim
to work with promoters, groups, organisations, and individuals who share
the qualities, outlooks and values that are important to us.
The events side of Cafe Kino (as well as other areas of the co-op) rely
heavily on the voluntary time and effort given by our staff, who work
hard to bring you a programme that we are very proud of.
We are proud to be an all-ages venue. There are no age restrictions on
any events at Cafe Kino unless otherwise stated.
The main entrance to the cafe is step-free and on the ground floor. However,
most events take place in the basement area. Unfortunately, due to building
restrictions, this space is only accessible by
TUE 15 MAY 12
Woolf + Corey Orbison
a last minute addition to their current UK tour, we are very excited to
announce that London's feminist noise-punk-wunderkinder, WOOLF, have agreed
to stop by Kino for a special off-the-cuff performance with fellow non-wavers
Pouncing from the fertive belly of London's underground
DIY queer scene, WOOLF's take on punk and noise is as inventive as it
is primitive, and as passionate as it is nonchalant.
Having put out a self-released cassette, followed by a split 7" with
Trash Kit on Milk records, Woolf's brilliantly realised 13-minute debut
LP has just been released on La Vida Es Un Mus. Full of short sharp kicks,
off-kilter rhythms and pounding heart beats, its thrill is fuelled by
a nervous energy, a bitter mouthful of spit, and a sly love of trash pop.
These are simple songs made experimental by reassembling the parts in
new ways - biting back the edges of the hardcore-punk jigsaw pieces to
fit the new look.
Impulsive, rhythmic/off-rhythmic and erratic, COREY ORBISON combine jittery
no-wave noise with disco desperation, cut-up tunes and an intense awkward-angled
poise that threatens to fall apart at any moment, but rarely does - balanced
as it is, tightrope-style, between structured chaos and complete disintegration.
There are shouts and there are stammers and words
that tie the threads and beats together to perfect stops and starts...