AAJA secures new venue and announces upcoming parties

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Art & Culture
Written by Alasdair King

The much loved venue has returned having been forced out of previous location.

AAJA has announced its reopening having been pushed out of the infamous arch it called home in Deptford. The venue come music bar come creative arts space has become a staple of the local community and has helped push and support underground music culture through an array of shows, parties and broadcasting opportunities.

Formerly located in the Deptford Market Yard, AAJA has moved to a new local location adjacent to the fabled Bird’s Nest. A stone’s throw away from Deptford Bridge.

Since reopening they have announced a number of exciting up and coming parties and events with the likes of World Unknown and Local Action all set to kick off parties at the newly launched space.


The crew behind AAJA released a statement emphasising the pride and belief they have in their team and the new spot addressing concerns faced by a number of venues and promoters across London.

“With the ever-growing concern and issue of gentrification, AAJA has been forced to move from its first home. With many months of uncertainty leading up to the displacement of AAJA, this new spot at the Snake Pit is a sign of relief and illustrates the resilience of the team behind AAJA. Not only have Everson, Patch the Whale and Sian (Bar Manager) been able to find a new spot, they have also been able to find a new temporary home and have also managed to retain all of the paid jobs of the bar and radio staff. What’s more is that in the process they have created new roles, as the venue is bigger and have relaunched their music promotion service: Fresh. Some of the amazing people helping to run the space are our Bar Staff – Max, Sirak and Joel – as well as the Radio Station manager Simone who has been given help by Lis, Alfie and Yohan.

Surviving lockdown and relocating has only made the Aaja community stronger. Passion, resilience and drive will ensure this burgeoning music group will become a household name, within the music community of London and beyond. Keep locked, incoming transmission.”

More details can be found HERE.