The Ivy House is blessed with an outstanding stage and characterful music room, making it an excellent venue for live music, comedy, and theatre; shortly after completing purchase we carried out extensive soundproofing works to ensure that we are able to provide live music without causing any disturbance to our neighbours.
The back room is available for private hire for weddings, private parties, and other functions. In the daytime it offers a haven for home-workers, with comfortable seating, places to charge your laptop, free Wifi and excellent coffee.
For all enquires about booking, attending, or arranging events in the pub please contact Harry, our Event Manager, on
9.30, 10.20 and 11.15 (pre-booked only)
The Ivy House staff band together for a night of live music!
You might recognise Alfie Connor from behind the bar as that sassy northerner who isn’t afraid to call even the sternest of men “love”, well he also happens to be an exceptionally talented up-and-coming artist excited to play a gig right on his doorstep.
Batwings, an awesome melodic punk band fronted by our chef, James, best known for his banging beets – honestly his beetroot stew is other worldly.
Harry Weskin, my predecessor – we don’t speak of him anymore…
…except when it’s about his amazing music!
Seriously though, he is dead to us.
£15 admission on the night.
£10 advance tickets here
From the USA, the “Telecaster Titan” Bill Kirchen and fellow American Austin de Lone team up for a hands-across-the-Atlantic tour to launch their new studio record, Transatlanticana. The band comprises ex “Chilli Willi and the Red Hot Peppers”bassman Paul Riley and Malcolm Mills on drums, both of whom are featured on the album. Transatlanticana unites the pioneers of two major musical movements on record for the first time after decades of playing together:
For tickets and further information, visit the Goose website here
Having followed The Oyster Band since more or less their beginnings way back in the mists of time (well, the eighties) we are delighted to be welcoming the three founding members to the Goose for the first time!
Oysterband from a different angle… By popular demand, Oysters 3 take to the road again in 2017.
John Jones, Alan Prosser and Ian Telfer, the three founder members and creative heart of folk-rock legends Oysterband, invite you to an evening of fresh acoustic performance and off-the-wall stories – an insight into their history, sometimes turbulent, often funny, with great songs from every era of a unique career.
“The very first time we did this, we more or less improvised the show. We were astonished when it went down a storm – and we wondered why on earth we’d never thought of doing it before!”
Saturday 1st April: Private Function, 6pm
Front bar open to public
Sunday 2nd April: Bring your own vinyl night, 5:30pm
Bring your own vinyl along to the Ivy House, on Sun 2nd April, 5.30-11.00pm and share the sounds you love. Afro-beat, Birdsong, Blues, Bowie, Fats Domino, Deep Soul, Disco, Hall and Oates, Ted Hawkins, Jilted John, Led Zeppelin, Massive Attack, Motown, Northern, Iggy Pop, Punk, Post-Punk, R n B, Reggae, Rockabilly, Rock n Roll, Rolling Stones, Roxy Music B-sides, Gil Scott-Heron, World Music: you name it, you can play it. Choose music. Choose life.
Monday 3rd April: Folklore Presents, TOM HYATT, 7:30pm
David Simard is a Vancouver-based singer/songwriter whose patient observation of life’s dark corners and forgotten places has resulted in a stunning collection of 11 songs intended to be savored. Drawn from material gathered over the past eight years, Simard’s second full-length is infused with flavours from the various locales he’s lived in, from Montreal to Paris to a ghost town in Northern B.C.
Thursday 6th April: All the way Canada Levi Cuss will be performing live.
The raw honesty typical in Levi Cuss‚ roots/blues music speaks to a life of redemption; from troubles with the law, addiction, incredible sadness and loss, to love, strength and perseverance. After the release of his debut album, War in 2013, Cuss has been touring throughout Western Canada and has had the privilege to attend two artist residencies at Banff Centre where his exposure to talented musicians from various genres have helped Cuss hone his craft. Upon completion of his first residency, Cuss headed south to Nashville Tennessee to record his second album, Night Thief, which quickly garnered attention in the roots/blue scene.
Cuss’ personal influences are those who have overcome diversity; he sees deep beauty in human strength, grit, and determination. His musical influences include the likes of Jason Isbell, Townes Van Zant, and Steve Earle; the dark, honesty in his music reflects these influences.
Ticket info TBC.
Friday 7th April: Small Fables hand shadow show, 1pm
“Small Fables” is a fun-packed hand shadow show inspired by fables from all over the world.
A fable is an animal story which tells of the silly things people do; “Small Fables” is full of animals and people doing silly things that will have you laughing out loud – the fleet-footed camel and the mischievous dog with his long tongue; the boy who cries wolf once too often; the singing rabbit who gets comically interrupted – all performed with great skill by international hand shadow puppeteer Drew Colby accompanied by the superb accordion music of Josh Middleton.
Suitable for ages 3+ / family audience
Running time: 50 minutes
Tickets: £8.03 (Adult) £5.90 (Child / concessions)
“Drew Colby will tickle your giggle switch!” – Dulwich Picture Gallery
“In a word it was a delight.” – The Times of India
“The audience couldn’t help but clap their hands with delight after each animal left the scene. Shadow puppetry at its best.” – Chelsey Stuyt, Bristol Theatre Review
Friday 7th April: Adam Glasser’s night of live South African Jazz
Award-winning Jazz harmonica and keyboard player Adam Glasser grew up in South Africa and is currently London-based. Adam has played with artists such as Martha Reeves, Hugh Masekela and Dominic Miller.
Adam won the 2010 SAMA Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album. His current album Mzansi has been nominated Best Jazz Album at the 2012 SAMA Awards.
More details to follow
Saturday 8th April: Private function, 6pm
Front bar open to public
Tuesday 11th April: Easter Swing Party!
EASTER SWING PARTY AT THE IVY HOUSE!
Tuesday 11th April 2017 / 7pm
Tickets: £10 in advance / £12 on door
An evening of Lindy Hop, social dancing and performance in association with Grounded Movement.
Hosted by Wendy Steatham, Temujin Gill and Sunanda Biswas and joined by the Fliss Gorst Band, the night will include a Lindy Hop workshop, performances, a live band and lots of opportunities to dance to great music.
The ballroom of the Ivy House, a Grade-II listed building with fantastic 1930s interior complete with glitter ball is a perfect place to host this Swing Dance celebration
A limited number of tickets are on sale behind the bar at the Ivy House, alternatively book in advance here
Thursday 13th April: The Goose is Out! present Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage, 7pm
The Goose has long been an admirer of Hannah Sanders’ lovely voice, ever since she dropped in to one of our Singarounds en route to somewhere else
She has now teamed up with Ben Savage, and the results are stunning. But don’t just take our word for it …….
“Spellbinding… Hannah & Ben were born to play & sing together.” fRoots
“They have created an exquisite soundscape, which is the result of passion, precision and unbridled intimacy.” R2 Magazine
Friday 14th April: Good Friday – Pull the Other One Comedy Night
Monday 17th April: Easter Monday – Easter Family Comedy Magic Show
1 – 3pm & 4 – 6pm
Doors Open 30 minutes early.
Interval between two Magical acts from Tommy Tastic & Amigo’s Magic Magic before your very eyes, Mayhem, comedy, one lucky person to have their stress removed and lots of audience participation. Great Family Entertainment. Free Bunny Copter to all those attending.
Tickets £8 per Child, Adult £10 – Family ticket of four £30
This sold out last year so please book early to avoid disappointment
Thursday 20th April: Submotion Presents The Music of Cedar Walton
Rob Barron – Piano
Steve Fishwick – Trumpet
Matt Fishwick – Drums
Dave O Higgins – Tenor Sax
Dario De Lecce – Double BassSaturday
Tonight, a tribute to the music of one the late great composers and pianists in jazz – Cedar Walton! Cedar came to prominence with Art Blakey’s Jazz messengers alongside Freddie Hubbard and Wayne Shorter. His funky, blues soaked expressiveness, class and sophistication combined with his ability to write tunes that are listenable and make people feel good has kept him in good standing with the jazz record buying public for decades. Many of his tunes have become Jazz standards. Steve Fishwick is widely considered to be one of the best jazz trumpet players to come from the UK. Performances in New York and throughout Europe have helped him establish a global reputation. Steve and Matt Fishwick were lucky enough to record with Cedar in 2007 on the Hard Bop Records release ‘…With Cedar Walton’. Rob Barron has been described as one of the most creative pianists of his generation. His work as a jazz pianist has taken him all over the world and has played with visiting American artists Al Jarreau, Marlena Shaw, Benny Golson, Phil Woods, Grant Stewart, Sheryl Bailey and in groups lead by leading UK artists Jacqui Dankworth, Dave O’Higgins has been a mainstay on the London scene since the mid 1980’s. He is very active as a leader and sideman performing throughout Europe and America with his own groups and as a sideman. He has performed with many jazz luminaries such as Joe Locke, Joey Calderazzo, Eddie Gomez, Billy Childs, Dave Kikowski, Stephane Grappelli and Eric Alexander to name a few. Completing the band on bass is Dario De Lecce, one of the most in demand bassists on the London scene hailing from Southern Italy.
Tickets – On the door
£5 MU/NUS £7
The Ivy House
40 Stuart Rd,
London SE15 3BE
22nd April: Private Function from 2pm
Front bar open to public
Friday 28th April: Private Function 2:30pm
Front bar open to public
Saturday 29th April: The Goose is Out!
LOS PACIMINOS AT THE IVY HOUSE 5th MAY 2017
Online tickets only. TICKETS HERE
Ivy House Community Pub Limited is a registered society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014 (no. 31957R). Registered office: 40 Stuart Road, SE15 3BE. Vat reg no. 156 0350 33