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Mumford & Sons and Gentlemen of the Road present Johannesburg – a South African Experience at Lights of Soho

SEEN is always fascinated by the sheer eclecticism of the events taking place at their favourite London haunt, Lights of Soho, which, if you didn’t know, is a members’ club and art gallery at 35 Brewer Street packed with the best neon and light art in London. But you knew that, right?

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SEEN is always fascinated by the sheer eclecticism of the events taking place at their favourite London haunt, Lights of Soho, which, if you didn’t know, is a members’ club and art gallery at 35 Brewer Street packed with the best neon and light art in London. But you knew that, right?

seenlondon Gentlemen of the Road presents Johannesburg

This June 29th sees the launch of a pop-up exhibition, courtesy of Mumford & Sons and Gentlemen of the Road, following the release of the band’s ‘Johannesburg’ mini-album with Baaba Maal, The Very Best, and Cape Town’s favourites, Beatenberg which took place on the 17th June.

The pop-up will showcase the work of some of the best South African artists and photographers, whom Mumford & Sons were inspired by on their South African tour earlier this year. The band witnessed an explosion in live music performance and youth culture.

SEEN keenly anticipates live performances from Beatenberg and The Very Best, a Q&A with the makers of the documentary, South African wine tasting, DJ sets, and an evening of film by acclaimed South African directors, curated by Johannesburg independent cinema, The Bioscope. These exciting events will be scheduled throughout the pop-up’s duration, which will be open to fans right up to Mumford & Sons’ London Hyde Park show on the 8th July.

Johannesburg – a South African Experience at Lights of Soho, London is hosted in association with South African Tourism.

Watch a live performance of There Will Be Time filmed in Pretoria

Lights of Soho
35 Brewer Street
London
W1F 0RX

lightsofsoho.com

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