ELEVEN : ELEVEN

11:11 is the universe’s way of urging us to pay attention to our heart, our soul, and our inner intuition. It’s serving as a wake-up call to us so that opportunities are not missed in this lifetime.

Many people wish upon the time or when they see the numbers 11:11, there was another magical moment happening in the heart of Shoreditch.

A collection of creatives, artists and performers put on a show to showcase their talent to fans. The exhibition showcased artwork from Lucero Glow, Anna-Maria Antoniou & Rayha Rose. As you entered the venue, paintings and fine art were prominently featured on the walls whilst live performers such as YV Shells, Jords, Freddie Dolton, Ka•Li rocked the crowd. The dimension of music and art coherently compliment each other as well as adding a cultural vibe to the atmosphere. This wasn’t your standard Shoreditch underground rave.

The best part of the event was the diverse crowd, which stemmed from clothing brand owners, students, creatives, musicians and truly born dreamers. Not everyone would fit into the same preferences as the event hosted a range of artists. However, it seemed everyone was pulled towards the event for a reason or two. As soon as the live music kicked off and the bar got busier, the mingling began (as well as the bad dancing from a few).

 

Freddie Dolton kicked back on his piano and created an electric buzz as he and Polly Money had the crowd singing, “tell your friends to come and find me”. Ka•Li took over the stage shortly after and what a show she put on with her vocals! Taking ideas from scribbles on blank receipt paper at work to singing in her bedroom to a full live band at 11:11. The crowd could not have enough as they chanted for her to do another song. Even though the band was packing up, the guitarist insisted for the show to go on. Incapable of saying no the roars of the crowd and in true spirit of 11:11, the band they played a rendition of Breathe. An encore full of heart and soul.

Despite Ka•Li and the band performing their final few bars, it was for sure not the end of the night.  DJ Hannah B owned the decks as she transformed the audience platform into a communal stage; spectators became performers. DJ Hannah B played songs that every single individual in that enclosed space can relate to. From old school to new school, hip-hop to grime, rap to RnB, no feet in Concrete were left still. The diversity of the crowd was highlighted by how each person moved to the same beat, different groups and different backgrounds connected by the same love for each song.

As the night drew to a close and the murmurs of intoxicated conversations became louder than the music fading from the speakers, it was certain that the night created an atmosphere where strangers became friends.

Overall the night was electric and created something new for people to experience.

Truly Eleven:Eleven

 

Photographer & Contributor: Chrisia Borda (Insta: @Chrixia_b)