Events run as part of The Eel Pie Island Music Project in 2013

Thursday 1 August: Exhibition opens to the public at 1pm
Private View (Invitation Only): 6.00pm – 8.30pm

With live acoustic/unplugged music from Robin Bibi and Chloee Christmas

eelpiland girls

© Mike Peters

Saturday 3 August Event:

2.00pm-4.00pm: ‘ Guided Tour and Talk’

With Gina Way and Warren Walters (current Eel Pie Club), Don Craine (The Downliners Sect who played on the island), and music journalist Zoe Howe.

Limited Places: Book through Orleans House: 020 8831 6000

Book here:

This event is now fully booked.
Due to popular demand, we have added a second Guided Tour and Talk on 31st August from 2pm-4pm, with Gina Way and Warren Walters from the Eel Pie Club, and Don Craine from the Downliners Sect. Go here to book:

Saturday 10 August

Making Music:
Make Your Own Musical Instrument Workshop

for 12-16 year olds
Saturday 10 August 10.30am – 4.00pm
Limited Places.

Booking is essential.

Please call 020 8831 6000, or visit:

Thursday 15 August

Eel Pie Night at Eel Pie Club: THE OTHERS and THE CARNABYS

The first of 2 nights at The Eel Pie Club as part of ‘Eelpiland – The Birth of Rhythm & Blues’

THE OTHERS are formed from the 60s cult band working the Rhythm & Blues club circuit around Richmond, Surrey (and notably on Eel Pie Island) at a time when The Stones and The Yardbirds started to penetrate pop consciousness, The Others in 2013 mark a return to the dark and dirty roots that came as such a shock to conventional sensibilities. Paul Stewart, Peter Hammerton and Robert Tolchard front-line the band, backed by drummer Geoff Coxon.

THE CARNABYS are a young Twickenham band who have just won the global Hard Rock Rising Competition organised by Absolute Radio, coming first out of 12,000, and are the first band outside the US to win

£2.50 under 20’s. £5 Eel Pie Club Members & Concessions. £7 non-Members.

Tickets go on sale on Sat 29th June via the Eel Pie Club website

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Thursday 5 September: Eel Pie Tribute Night at Eel Pie Club:

TRIBUTE TO EEL PIE ISLAND featuring BIRDWOOD + Special Guest Musicians at the Eel Pie Club.  Followed by Q&A Session. Opening by Kieran Daly.

BIRDWOOD is a thrilling All-Star combination of three bands that played on Eel Pie Island in the 1960s – The Birds featuring vocalist, Ali Mackenzie (which in the 1960s also featured Ronnie Wood on guitar), guitarist, Derek Griffiths of The Artwoods (which featured Art Wood on vocals) and Keith Grant of The Downliners Sect on bass.  Mark Freeman (Rollin’ Stoned and Art Wood All-Stars) is on drums and Chris Parren (Strawbs, Rocky Horror Show Band) is on keyboards.  Plus special guests, Don Craine (The Downliners Sect) and Alan Glen (ex Yardbirds).

KIERAN DALY is a talented 17 year old unsigned indie/acoustic/folksinger/multi-instrumentalist/songwriter from Twickenham who is currently working on and recording an EP/album.

£2.50 under 20’s. £5 Eel Pie Club Members & Concessions. £7 non-Members.
Tickets go on sale on Sat 29th June via the Eel Pie Club website

Tuesday 1 October – ‘Eelpiland’ – The Birth of R & B and the British Beat Explosion at Imagine Sutton Festival of Arts
Location: Europa Gallery, Sutton Library, Time: 7-8pm
Click here to for more information on the imagine festival and a copy of their brochure.

Thursday 17 October

Heatham House Youth Centre at Eel Pie Club at The Cabbage Patch, Twickenham
A special live music gig – a last event for the Eel Pie Island Music Project:

The Disputes, First Girl In Space, Cholive
Doors open 7pm, Music from 7.30pm-10.30pm
Admission £4 cash on door.
Original photo ID is required for under 21’s.

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Wednesday 6 November
‘How to run an independent record label’ with Catapulte Records from Hackney for young people
Come to Heatham House and meet Antonin from Catapulte, an independent music label based in East London producing international tours: touring / promotion / recording / production / distribution

6.30pm – 8.00pm  FREE – 16 places available – please contact to book a place

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Monday 25 November
‘The British Beat Explosion’ author talk with Zoe Howe, with extracts of the film documentary ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Island’
Coach House, Orleans House Gallery as part of Richmond Literary Festival 7.30pm (ticketed event) SOLD OUT