NOSH | WINE TASTING | NETWORKING | LIVE ART | RAP | LIVE MUSIC | SLAM POETRY | DANCE | FASHION | GAMES | OPEN MIC
12 HOURS | 12 PERFORMING ACTS
The Hub Fiesta curated by The Spoken Wave (TSW), the brainchild of Nimisha Sara Philip, held on March 30 at the Hub at East Coast Road owned by Hari Chandran along with DJ Navz and Lakshmana perumal, was a powerhouse of performance creativity coming together like never before in the city. With 12 back to back shows over 12 hours showcasing everything from wine tasting with Sula, rappers, beatboxers, dance, fashion, Slam Poetry, live bands, singer songwriters, art and hopper games, there was not a dull moment in the two floor pub.
The day kick started with a creative networking brunch, hosting some cool startups and creative artist around the discussion of an “ Identity of a Creator”, while artist Priya Kaul got busy sketching from inspirations. The Brunch session was followed by a lavish mouthwatering seven course plated fine dining Hub Luncheon curated by TSW. Couple of the dishes which are a must try were the Sausage in a Blanket, Kingfisher Prawn with Carolina Sauce and the Hub Special Garbanzo Bean and Fresh Mozzarella Salad with smoked salmon. The cocktails and mocktails that accompanied the food along with the Band Twice Baked performing some all time classics had set the mood for the delightful day to come. As Hub- TSW stage opened up to Open Mic, Singer Songwriters and live bands came up one after the other, displaying some incredible talent our city has kept secret.
At 5pm, Hubs doors were knocked on by Sula master sommeliers and what followed was an evening of generous delicious wine over cheese, Poetry and music. The Slam Poetry curated by TSW and Mockingbirds, left the high spirited audience with goosebumps as the Poets spoke with passion in the words that were so beautifully written. It was surprising to see a jam packed room of creative artist and business folks coming under one roof as early as 7pm. The tone for the night was set and the audience geared up with special cocktails inspired from the Great Gatsby movie curated by Nimisha and made by Hubs talented bartenders. What followed next with three Rap and Beatbox clans, Rap Machine, Voltage B and Swag Samrat, taking over the entire Pub was nothing short of wicked awesome. The Hub transformed into a scene from the Gully Boy movie as the rappers had the crowd pumping tables with their hands as they witnessed the true swag of a whole new growing rap culture in the city.
Despite a whole day of festivity, the audience seemed to want more and they were not disappointed, as the talented sexy dancers from Hot Shoes Dance by Jeffera took over and opened The Cabaret show. Hubs mood transformed to a night of Fashion as gorgeous models curated by Karun Raman and Nimisha wooed the audience, transporting them from 1990’s to 2019 with three dance shows and three fashion shows featuring the label Audacious by Nimisha Sara Philip.
As one audience claims, he fell “in love three times “ and couldn’t believe he was in Chennai and was definitely going to make Hub his go to pub on the east coast. The night ended with glow paint and audience finally kicking back and grooving to the loved Dominic Rozario after a power packed day of creativity taking the high seat. Hari aim is to make Hub a Pub that serves up deliciously curated Nosh and Cocktails, while hosting various creative talents in the city and calls on all creative artists to reach out to him.