The Synergy Project
Friday 8th February
22:00 - 08:00
Advanced tickets are available for £15 plus booking fee from our website or for £20 on the door, £17 concessions are only available on the door with valid proof
Advanced tickets are available for £17 plus booking fee from our website or for £20 on the door, £15 concessions are only available on the door with valid proof.
Order over the phone from +44 (0) 20 7267 8320
Physical Tickets from
Access All Areas - 2nd Floor, 30c Camden Lock Place, London NW1 8AF
Star Tessa - unit 522 Camden stables market (former Psychedelic Dream Temple)
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Synergy is a magical indoor festival, combining musicians, Djs, Vjs, performers, and artists from all corners of creativity, joined by various proactive NGO’s and charities with the expressed aim to make a difference.
Synergy strives to create an optimistic approach in raising awareness on the many crucial issues affecting our world today. The events gather some of the UK’s leading creative multimedia organizations joined by international NGO’s such as Oxfam, Survival, Speak, WWF, Greenpeace, Arc, Campaign Against Climate Change and many more.
In a society which generally perceives clubbing as a form of escapism associated with values of transgression, Synergy re-invents the clubbing experience by transforming it into an ‘educational’, awareness raising tool. Although Synergy has a vibrant cross-generational and multi cultural following it aims to target primarily today’s youth with its inspiring message, an audience that might otherwise be reluctant to receive, respect, and incorporate such information, in particular when proposed by conventional sources.
Now in its 5th year running and with a wealth of experience and depth the Synergy Project continues to inspire people from all walks of life to re-evaluate their views on club culture and beyond…
This new event will host an incredibly varied mix of different elements, from the far eastern cultures to the now and here art of electronica…
In the main room…
Bringing The Kundalini Illumination Experience to the Synergy Project
Taking psychedelic trance to the next level, a fully synchronised journey in music, light and sight. Travel from World tribal grooves to progressive trance and its obvious conclusion…
Full on power with cosmically enhanced vibrations…inward, outwards, onwards and upwards. Explore breath-taking resonating gateway portals developed with the aid of media sculptured installations.
Kundalini events move through the different body chakra illumination centres reconnecting us, so giving an opportunity for release on the dance floor; taking you all the way…
Spiritual partying consciousness into the domain of your spirit!
Exquisite party production by The Liquid Faeries with The Extra Dimensional Space Agency (E.D.S.A) Portal Activators Shiva Monkey
& Agent Colours + plus rhythmically combined Hyper Dimensional & Visuals by Saucereyes.
In the Blue Room…
Folktronica events gather artists from sophisticated contemporary forms of music born from the encounter between traditional live instrumentation and computer generated sound manipulation. A harmonious blend of the organic with the synthetic, which has given birth to a new evolution of sound. Folktronica and the IDSpiral Glitch-Out join forces to bring Synergy yet another experimental chill out experience.
In the Red Room…
Skandalous! & Circus to Iraq
Formed after a chance meeting of clowns in the Middle East in 2003, the mission began staging fundraising events for circus2iraq. These days Skandalous! Can do it where-ever you like, from fields, squats and the desert to fancy town halls - providing a heady mix of beats, breaks, burlesque and badgers, with a hefty dose of circus and cabaret thrown in. Tonight Skandalous! Are collaborating with Leftos and Fluorotrash to bring you a one off belter of a line-up…socks will be knocked off!
In the Cream Room…
“Galactic Fantastic – we’re gonna stretch you like elastic, for this night will be iconoclastic!”
In collaboration with ID Lite and Elestial the Galactic Fantastic room will be draped in full colour symbolising the body’s energy centres. Stunning visuals will complete this incredible environment. From the root to crown chakra each energy centre will be revitalised by experiencing: powerful tabla with drum and bass, dance performances fusing Flamenco and Indian and Devotional dance, energetic yet ethereal live music, duelling (fencing) performance, sublime roots acoustic, innovative electronic music and to connect with our tribal roots; powerful didge and pounding drums. The room will host a space for the NGO Ecoshelter, make sure you stop by and find out what they are about and how you can help. www.ecoshelter.org
In Deep Blue Room
Synergy Inspiration Hall
At this next event we will inaugurate the birth of the Synergy Inspiration Hall, a space were you will be able to escape from the big sound systems and explore the Healing Area, the Synergy Art Gallery, the Talks & Debates, Theatre/Poetry performances, Sustainability Workshops and late night Acoustic Jam sessions. We hope that in this space you will be able to interact, learn, teach, and inspire, or be inspired by many other Synergy goers to make a difference!
Talks & Debates:
‘Free Love’, Then and Now… (11-12:00): In anticipation of Valentine's Day Feb.14 and as the start of the 40th Anniversary year of the 1968 World Wide Social and Political upheavals we have a very Romantic 'in the round' discussion on that our favourite topic, so called 'Free Love'.
We look at what ’Free Love’ meant to people in 1968 as many people started or, in the case of some people, continued rebelling against traditional marriage and romantic relationships. We will then look where we are at in 2008 and the effects that 60’s style Free Love has had on us (in the counter-culture and mainstream) both romantically and sexually.
The changes for women, gay people and various immigrant groups will be discussed. – Host: Jeff Laster
Sacred Sites, Contested Rites/Rights (Midnight-2:00): As the struggle for the preservation of Stonehenge and various Sacred Sites continues, Robert Wallis, Sacred Sites expert and author of the new book ‘Sacred Sites, Contested Rites/Rights ' comes to Synergy to give us a detailed overview of the history of Sacred Sites in Britain and an update on the current situation.
His previous book, ‘Shamanism/Neo Shaman: Ecstasy, Alternative Archaeologies and Contemporary Pagans’ were short listed for the Folklore Prize in 2003. He has written extensively on the subject of Shamanism and Paganism in numerous journals and on the Net and is a frequent speaker on the subject.
Robert Wallis will be joined by various Sacred Sites activists ‘King Arthur’ Pendragon, Susanna Lafond, Brian Visiondanz and other special guests. - Host: Susanna Lafond
Climate Abuse - getting over the addiction!” by Jonathan Essex (02:00-02:40): As well as speaking for Talk Action Jonathan works for Bioregional who focus on "One Planet Living" - creating the possibility from buildings to community actions for sustainable communities based on a visioning framework developed jointly with WWF.
Green Party - Spokesperson for climate change for the SE. He has also spoken on behalf of Campaign against Climate Change and Green Peace, Green Economics Institute, Christian Ecology Link, Institution of Civil Engineers, and LSE and trained by Be The Change.
Biofuels - worse than fossil fuel? By Jim Roland, eco-campaigner (02:40-03:40): We know we have to shift to renewable energy, so why have bio fuels been called "worse than fossil fuel"?
Are any biofuels sustainable? Talk and discussion with slides.
Chairperson of campaign group ‘Biofuelwatch’, an organisation which is striving to ensure only sustainable-sourced biofuels can be sold in the European Union. Condemns the burning palms oil fuels as its main contributor to climate change.
Workshops and speaker supplied by Talk Action: Talk Action promotes social and environmental community based education. They have comprehensive database of speakers, workshops, green event suppliers, event management services and climate change training across the UK. See www.talkaction.org for latest training, joining the directory of services and events listings.
Open Mic (03:30-04:00): Your time to talk about any issues you feel important about! – Host: Brian Viziondanz
Glow toy performances throughout the venue by the Jedi Jugglers
Portraiture Workshop Hosted by Wendalena
When did you go out clubbing last and ended up sharpening your artistic skills by drawing in a live model class? Wendalena is certainly not your usual club culture performer and with her vibrant charisma she has managed to draw in audiences far larger than the live drawing circle can hold. The classes’ start at 12.30 am and finish at 3:30 am and takes place in the Synergy Gallery space – don’t miss it – all materials provided!
Community Scrap Band
Using ‘what we throw away’ as percussion instruments. A drum workshop that creates a whole orchestra from metal, card and plastic.
The mask-making workshop will give you a chance to make a simple mask that you can wear on the night and have fun with!
Socktopi and Sea Creature Puppet workshop
A puppet workshop making Octopi and Fish puppets from every day objects like socks and creating ‘Socktopi’.
And don’t miss the synergy Art Gallery, Healing Space and Acoustic Jam Sessions from after the talks till closing
NGOs in Attendance
Ecoshelter sets out to provide ecobuilding, education and self-employment programs are suitable for: Disaster Relief (eg... after earthquakes and tsunamis), Humanitarian Relief (eg. after wars and conflicts), Poverty Relief (in favelas, shantytowns and slums), Environmental Relief (eg after floods, droughts and desertification as well as ecoliving and ecotourism in any country)
World Development Movement
The World Development Movement (WDM) tackles the underlying causes of poverty by lobbying decision makers to change the policies that keep people poor. They research and promote positive alternatives. As well as working alongside people in the developing world who are standing up to injustice.
Is a campaign and prayer network, raising awareness of issues of global justice, conducting ‘Trade Justice’ and ‘Counting the Cost of Arms Trade’, campaigns.
New Internationalist Magazine
New Internationalist (NI) workers' co-operative exists to report on issues of world poverty and inequality; to focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide; to debate and campaign for the radical changes necessary to meet the basic needs of all; and to bring to life the people, the ideas and the action in the fight for global justice.
NO2ID is a campaigning organisation. They are a single-issue group focused on the threat to liberty and privacy posed by the rapid growth of the database state, of which "ID cards" are the most visible part. They are entirely independent and do not endorse any party, nor campaign on any other topic.
Lambeth Cyclists are the Lambeth branch of the London Cycling Campaign (LCC). They have three principal aims: to encourage
people to cycle, to improve conditions for cyclists and to raise the
profile of cycling.
They do this by running rides and events throughout the year, working with Lambeth Council and local schools, as well as dealing with local media to publicise issues and events. They will be providing free cycle maps at the event.
And more NGOs to be confirmed
For the enjoyment of our guests whilst waiting in our queues we
provide entertainment in the form of a cabaret and free chai served
by ethereal Fairies.
Trance. Psy Trance. Funky House. Techno. Breaks. Electro. Dubstep. Chillout / Leftfield.
Tron (Live) - (Liquid Records)
OOOD (Live) - (Organic, Phar Psyde Records)
Blue Pyramid (Live)- (Kundalini)
Yellow Magnetic Star (Live) - (Project)
Crispy - (Flip Flop/Alchemy recs)
Andy Mason - (Kundalini)
Titin Moraga - (Yellow Magnetic Star)
Tom Fu - (Liquid Records)
Port Royal (Live) - (Resonant Recordings)
Digitonal (Live) - (Toytronic/Seed/Just Music)
Winterlight (Live) - (Tigershade(mrc))
Calika (Live) - (Audiobulb Records)
Clorinde (Live) - (Folktronica)
Fishimself - (Ultimae, IT Record shop/Freeze magazine Greece)
Nova - (Ultimae/Inner Apparat)
Giani - (Native State Records/IDSpiral/Folktronica)
Zak - (Blood Tribe/Maternity/Folktronica)
30Hz - (Lot 49)
Baobinga - (fat)
Far too Loud (Live) - (Funkatech)
Gentle Mystics (Live)
The Beat Circus (Live)
Mjoogoo - (NSB Radio)
Random Acts of Beauty
Subsonar feat. Brother Culture (Live) - (Liquid Sound)
Jaysonic (Live) - (Maha-ra)
Orchid Star (Live) - (Liquid Sound)
Paul Didge (Live) - (Sunrise Celebration)
DJ Galactic Wind - (Waveform)
Hayereyah (Live) - (Universal Roots)
Becs - (Synergy Project)
Elizabeth Rose & RE….reaction Pentangle
Dawn Drumming Circle
Marcus and The Musketeer – Live Duelling
Production & Visuals by The Pixel Addicts, Inside-us-all