DEPTFORD LOUNGE

purple rainThe new community space Deptford Lounge opened in March 2012 with a week of parties and cultural events. We were commissioned to bring the local community into the building by running a free Friday night event.

We chose to organise a party built around a singalong screening of Prince’s Purple Rain movie. The plot and acting are pretty weak, but the songs make the film experience extraordinary. Songs include Darling Nikki, Let’s Go Crazy, The Beautiful Ones and, of course, Purple Rain itself.

The audience told us they had an amazing night. One told us that it had been “the best night of my life”. About Deptford Lounge