A Walworth church is hosting a series of concerts for the third year in a row.
Jamaican ska band Natty Bo & the Top Cats and bossa group Forest Law will be playing at St Peter’s Walworth on Liverpool Grove on October 1, as part of Altar_Native, an annual concert series that began in 2019.
Artist Oscar Romp will be sketching the musicians, with the finished drawings to be auctioned and the proceeds given to local homeless charity the Robes Project.
Father Michael Robinson, assistant curate of St Peter’s Walworth, said: “We are delighted to be part of this exciting collaboration of community and music, bringing together so many different cultural influences into a sacred space.”
The concerts are organised by local cafe Louie Louie, who are also providing food and drink. Organisers said: “We advise you to wear your best dancing shoes and be prepared to skank in the aisles.”
St Peter’s Walworth is a grade one listed church designed by the celebrated Georgian architect Sir John Soane and built in 1825. The building was damaged by bombing in the Second World War but was restored in 1953. One significant survival of the bombing was the Bechstein piano, which is still played.