Rhythm Sections founder Bradley Zero and Colour Factory director Nathaneal Williams - the brains behind new Peckham bar Jumbi - are applying to extend the venue’s opening hours.
The Peckham-based hi-fi bar currently only holds a license to open until 12:AM, and is now looking to extend those hours to 2:AM on a permanent basis.
The founders have called on the help of fans and Jumbi regulars to have the license approved by filling in a form, which can be sent to the Southwark Council licensing team.
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“This extension to the venue's hours on weekends will allow the time and space to continue on a bigger scale and secure its future in the area,” reads an email send-out from Jumbi.
According to Jumbi, the letter must reference one of the licensing objectives such as letting them know you’ve been to the venue and that it’s run well, or stating that the venue has had no complaints since opening, and does not entice crime or anti-social behaviour.
“The application hinges on us being seen as: A) Safe and responsible, not encouraging crime and anti-social behaviour, and B) Fulfilling a niche of creating a safe community space for underrepresented groups (‘BAME', LQBTQI+ etc.),” reads the email.
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Jumbi first opened in July this year with an aim to share music and food from the founders' Afro-Caribbean roots. The hi-fi venue features a one-turntable system and bespoke booth, as well as a collection of Bradley Zero’s own vinyl.
“The venue is centred around a Hi-Fi, 1 turntable setup built into a bespoke booth & vinyl library designed by Don Heston in Peckham,” Bradley said on Instagram after Jumbi’s launch.
“The library contains my entire vinyl collection from which we’ll invite guests to select records from. The single turntable concept is an attempt to encourage deep listening and prioritise selection above mixing.”
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