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RAW: Storytelling & Live Music

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RAW: Storytelling & Live Music

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Apr 09 2024 19:00 - Apr 10 2024 02:00
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Described as 'one of the best nights in London,' RAW listening nights are the cure for the common disconnect – blending culture, connection and cool in some of London’s hottest venues. Borne from one woman’s itch for collecting stories and speaking to strangers, today RAW is the first-of-its-kind, flagship event of all-female, culture agency, What Does Not.

RAWs are about as ‘London’ as it gets:

  • Diverse – no two RAWs are ever the same, and the crowd is as patchwork as the city
  • Dynamic – we plug into, and platform the many subcultures and tribes of London
  • Vibey – from swanky members’ clubs to the hottest venues, RAWs give access to the best spots in town
  • Entertaining – because why can’t the revolution be a bloody good time?
  • Unapologetic about wanting to make a difference

This is an 18+ event.


Every RAW centres around uncensored storytelling by everyday people, paired with live music and art – curated around a chosen theme. Taking over a different slick venue every time, RAWs adapt to the space and can be intimate affairs of 100 people, to a microfestival of 350 people – with food pop ups, makers’ markets, screenings etc. Why the theme? It helps discover our shared humanity through that particular lens – without a ‘kumbaya’ vibe in sight.

WHERE: Looking Glass Cocktail Club, Shoreditch
WHEN: April 9th, 7pm to 2am. Stories from 8pm

Far from being a source of shame or stigma, a misfit’s loyalty to their true self is actually the source of true belonging. Join us as we explore embracing one’s uniqueness and hear stories of non-conformity and breaking the mould.

  • Vinyl DJ set 🎧
  • Live music 🥁
  • Uncensored Storytelling 🎤
  • Live Electronic Music Set by Max Burstyn 🎛
  • *All components and timings of RAW are subject to change

    Keep an eye on our Instagram for more details 😏

    (Note: by booking tickets to this event you agree to our T&Cs outlined here:

    RAWs are nights that feed your soul, not drain your bank account. That’s why tickets are PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN.

    Think of it as an honesty system, with tickets ‘from free’, and further tiers of £3, £5, £10, £12, £15.

    The highest priced tickets offset our free tickets, and make sure RAW is a vibrant event where everyone can find belonging, regardless of circumstances.

    We ask that you select the ticket tier that’s within your means. Remember, releasing free tickets to RAWs is a form of revolution for us - not an indication of something thrown together. RAWs are highly curated and tailored to the host space. We are completely independent and boot-strapped to preserve the intention and integrity of the event. So every pound makes a difference.

    Together, we can create a world with no price tag on joy, pleasure, and belonging. Where quality of life is a birthright, not a privilege.


    RAW started life among inner circles & word of mouth. An “if you know you know” sorta vibe, before going public. But the backstory of this unique event goes back even further, stemming from WDN founder, Christine's insatiable curiosity and search for relatable, human experiences. 

    Today, RAWs have come off the streets and away from kitchen tables – and take place monthly in some of the coolest venues across the city, building a patchwork tribe of good humans, doing good things. Find out how you can join the WDN community here


    What Does Not is an experience and culture agency with an incubator at its core. We're a hybrid entity that disrupts perceptions, brands & nights out. We combine the functions of an events company, collective, and creative agency. 

    WDN is female founded and led, as well as a social enterprise. 

    We're breaking the mould of average nights out by dishing out the cure to loneliness in cool and vibey ways, while giving a leg up to emerging creators. From immersive storytelling nights, to live music events, panels with a difference – and more – everything we do at What Does Not is designed to be an antidote for this age of loneliness, disconnection, and polarisation.


      Looking Glass Cocktail Club, 49 Hackney Rd, E2 7NX London


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