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/Festival /London /Khoinix presents: Necropolis Festival
January 28 @ 15:00 - 23:00 GMT£25
Can you imagine dark and Industrial Techno at an old church from 1563 in London?
Khoinix presents you Necropolis Festival.
The name ”Necropolis” is from the Ancient Greek, νεκρόπολις (nekropolis), and means “city of the dead”.
Almost every city in the ancient world had a necropolis and we are bringing it back! London-Istanbul based record label Khoinix brings intense underground dark techno, industrial and ritual vibes to the city.
More artists to be announced..
WEARING BLACK IS AN OBLIGATION FOR THIS EVENT.
WHY WE ALL WEAR BLACK?
The easy answer to this question is to say that we wear black because that’s just the way it’s always been. The tradition of black mourning clothing in the West dates back to the Roman Empire, when the family of the deceased would wear a dark-colored toga, called a toga pulla. This tradition persisted in England throughout medieval times, when women were expected to wear black caps and veils when their husbands passed away.
As this is called “the city of dead”, we should all wear black.
Not wearing black is considered disrespectful and those people cannot attend to the event.
About the Venue:
The Old Church is the only remaining Elizabethan church in London and one of the oldest in the country to have been built as an Anglican church. It owes its origins to Stoke Newington’s sixteenth century Lord of the Manor, William Patten. In 1563 he decided to rebuild the old parish church, which had become almost derelict. You can see the date, and the motto ‘ab alto’ (‘from above’), above the main door.
Outside, there is a graveyard which contains monuments to people who were prominent in the fight against the slave trade