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Storey's Field Centre

The House of Love

Tuesday 5th December
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The House of Love formed in 1986 in Camberwell, South London and released their first single, Shine On, on Creation Records in May 1987. Two further singles, Real Animal and Christine, appeared before they released the debut album in June 1988 to ecstatic reviews.

Playing live, critics agreed too that the band were dynamite. Both Guy Chadwick and Terry Bickers were first and foremost guitarists, creating a texture onto which Guy Chadwick’s poetic songs were laid. Guy had a vision of the sound and Terry went a long way to helping him realise it. John Peel, upon seeing them in Leeds in 1988, said in The Observer “The House of Love showed within seconds that they have that inner tension that makes for a great rather than a merely good band. This was one of those performances that I wished I could have taken away with me.”

Please note: this event has moved from The Portland Arms, and all tickets remain valid.

plus special guest Ellie Walker

Presented by Green Mind

19:00 doors open
19:30 Ellie Walker
20:30 The House of Love
22:00 expected finish

Age Guidance
Under 14s to be accompanied by an adult

£30.30 (including booking fee) in advance
More on the door (if available)


The House of Love