An artist collective based in Deptford, South-East London. When they play, the roof comes off!

Doors 6.30pm
Start 7.30pm
End 10.30pm

This is a socially distanced event in allocated seating.
Book individual seats or in groups up to 6:

  • x1 £15
  • X2  £30
  • X3 £45
  • X4 £60
  • X6 £75

Founded by multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer Ahnansé in May 2017, the initial event was created to connect London-based musicians and producers. Since then it has evolved into a weekly event where Steam Down artists and its extended musical family generate spontaneous sonic soundscapes reflecting their lives in the city.

All ages: U14s must be accompanied by an adult.




Co-created, co-curated and collective. For musicians, sonic artists, producers, cross-arts collaborators, spoken word artists and audiences.

First held in St Mary In The Castle in Hastings, then enjoying a quarterly slot at The Cockpit, London, EMERGENCE is back to the South Coast for a weekend at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill.

EMERGENCE grew out of The Cockpit’s contemporary jazz programming. For seven years Jazz In The Round has been proud to be part of London jazz, presenting, recording, and broadcasting the stream of evolving talent supported superbly by initiatives like The Total Refreshment Centre, Jazz Refreshed and Steam Down and running stages at Love Supreme, Kings Place, and The Roundhouse.

Like Jazz In The Round, EMERGENCE offers a time and space for players, artists, and audiences to come together for a dance-friendly weekend of events where people can meet, experiment, and make the right mistakes.

Steam Down

We have put certain measures in place to comply with Step 3 of the government guidelines.  These may make the evening feel a little different, but they are for your safety.

  • We are obliged to support the government’s Track & Trace system. Please download the NHS Covid-19 app on your phone to scan the QR code at the door. Alternatively, we will ask you to sign in with your name and telephone number.
  • Please wear face coverings at all times, unless you are eating or drinking.
  • We are not able to serve food before or after the show, but the bar will serve crisps, nuts and popcorn.
  • Please make sure you are at your seat in the auditorium before you eat or drink.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.