Long Play: Past and Future Records

29 Jul 2016

Regular hours

11:00 – 18:00

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The Mosaic Rooms

England, United Kingdom


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  • Earls Court Tube
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Explore The Mosaic Rooms after hours this summer at a special music themed late opening.


DJ Chris Menist will be spinning the best in rare and vintage Arabic vinyl as you immerse yourself in Larissa Sansour’s first London solo exhibition “In the Future They Ate from the Finest Porcelain(link is external)“.

A single song can have the power to transcend time, so much nostalgia and feeling can be invoked by a one record. The evening will provide a place to come together, share, and listen to not only each others records but memories too, to think about the place a song came from and the place it might take you to. Raid your collection or your parents collection and join in creating the soundtrack of the present with the sounds of the past.Visitors are invited to bring in their own records which can be added to the playlist. Remember to pick records from the MENA region and to keep it vinyl.

Design your own collage record cover using reclaimed vinyl covers for a real or imaginary musician in our informal workshop. All materials will be provided and the record covers will be digitally stored on our blog for others to discover.

Join in the latest pop culture phenomenon, adult colouring in, and colour in legendary divas Fairuz and Umm Kulthum whilst enjoying musically themed cocktails served in the bar.

Dancing is encouraged!

Chris Menist is a writer, DJ and musician. As well as compiling Qat, Coffee & Qambus he has co-curated the ‘Sound of Wonder’ series for Finders Keepers Records, which showcases vintage Pakistani cinema soundtracks, as well as two compilations of Thai music ‘The Sound of Siam’ for Soundway, and ‘Thai? Dai!’, also for Finders Keepers. You can read more about Chris’ record-hunting journey in Yemen in The Guardian(link is external).

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