Vote for Fellowship and Star for Best All in One venue
This month the Design My Night Awards are open and we’re hoping to bag a couple. Why does The Fellowship and Star deserve your vote for ‘Best All in One Venue – South London’? Well, read on as we asked Rob Star himself why he thought we should get your vote.
What makes the Fellowship and Star so unique as a venue?
For me that’s easy – there aren’t many places that have a pub, café, cinema and event space all under one roof, we’ve even opened a music school upstairs. The Fellowship and Star is the venue we use to house the bigger acts that we book – so make sure you keep an eye on our website for some of the bigger things we have planned throughout the year.
Can you tell us a little more about the history of the building?
The Fellowship and Star is actually housed in a Grade 2 listed building and has had a rich history of live music long before we took over. Built in 1923 and designed by the architect F. G. Newnham the pub first opened as ‘The Fellowship Inn’ – So we’ve tried to keep those roots alive while integrating it with our style. Under its previous name, it hosted gigs by bands including Fleetwood Mac and John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers,
I’ve also been told the venue was used as both a gym and a home by boxer Henry Cooper in the run-up to his 1963 fight against Muhammad Ali.
We refurbished and redeveloped the venue In 2018 restoring the interior. Reopening in June 2019 as The Fellowship and Star and we look forward to the future the venue has in being a home to Live Music in the 2020s.
Can you let us know some big names that have played here and when?
Back in February, we were joined by DJ, Soul II Soul founder and music producer Jazzie B, and from what I can remember everybody had a great evening and finally back in November we welcomed Don Letts – British film director, DJ and musician.
Coming up we have frontman of the Fun Lovin’ Criminals – Huey Morgan (9th May), he’ll be bringing his NYC Block Party to the Fellowship.
Finally, What’s your favourite memory from the Fellowship?
Watching Quadrophenia on the big screen in the cinema (it’s my favourite film) then listening to The Who tribute band in the function space upstairs. That’s also something we’re proud of aside from our big name DJ’s are the variety of tribute acts we have – linking them into a film showing in our cinema.
More recently we showed Dirty Dancing in the cinema and then hosted a dance class upstairs where people could learn the steps from the film, finished with a cocktail making class. So there is so much here to do – make sure you keep your eyes on our ‘What’s on’ page.
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