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Co-curated by: Museum of London and Roony ‘RiskyRoadz’ Keefe

Grime Stories Exhibition

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An illustration of the London skyline with high rise flats in the foreground. In the centre, two figures are attaching a radio mast to the top of a tower block.

Grime Stories: from the corner to the mainstream was a landmark display at the Museum of London, running June-December 2022. Co-curated by one of Grime’s early documentarians Roony ‘RiskyRoadz’ Keefe and featuring Grime pioneer Jammer, it explored the music, people and places central to the Grime scene and its roots in east London.

The display featured a series of newly commissioned films that explore the community at the heart of grime’s success, a large-scale illustration from artist Willkay and personal artefacts from the heart of the grime scene.

As part of CrossTalk in collaboration with NOODS LEVELS, we have been granted exclusive permission by the Museum of London to host the exhibition and on Sat 18 Mar there will be a Q&A with Risky Roadz himself, alongside the exhibition’s producer Dhelia Snoussi (Museum of London) and hosted by Tom Koast (Durkle Disco, SWU FM).

Following this, the exhibition will be free to the public during Bristol Beacon’s opening hours (10am-4pm) for one week ending on Sat 25 Mar.

Yellow skyline Illustration: Willkay

Free exhibition and films

Open for one week from Sat 18 Mar to Fri 24 Mar

From 10:00-16:00 daily

Located the Glass Room in Bristol Beacon Foyer

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Grime Stories: from the corner to the mainstream was a landmark display at the Museum of London, co-curated by Roony ‘RiskyRoadz’ Keefe and featuring Grime pioneer Jammer (Jun-Dec 2022).

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About the films

Collaged images of city buildings, a red telephone box, and the welcome sign for Tower Hamlets

The Knowledge: A grime tour of east London

Run time: 8 minutes

Roony Keefe captured and documented the growing grime scene around him, and wanted others to share his passion for grime music. Roony’s energetic, informal, handycam style became synonymous with grime, and from there, Risky Roadz was created.  Pre-smartphone, pre-social media,

20 years on, Roony is also a black cab driver. In The Knowledge, Roony uses his encyclopaedic understanding of the roads and the grime scene to return to some of its most important landmarks and pick up some familiar faces en route. The journey explores how east London has changed since the emergence of grime and pays tribute to some of the places that shaped the genre.

Person stood in a doorway with graffiti and torn up event posters

Jammer’s Basement: Something in the Walls

Run time: 8 minutes

A blue plaque outside his family home in Leytonstone honours Jammer: a grime pioneer, part of the Boy Better Know crew, NASTY crew, MC (a.k.a. Murkle Man) and producer. The legendary ‘dungeon’ in his family’s basement is where many careers started and have flourished, m influential grime tracks were recorded, and the historic Lord of the Mics DVD series was made.

Long before, the house was the base of the East London Rastafari Information and Community Services, a community project that provided advice and guidance to vulnerable members of the Caribbean community. At that time, Jammer’s father, Jerry Power, recorded reggae music in the basement with his band.

In this film, we explore a history of making music, family and community support through interviews with three generations of the Power family in this iconic space.

The venue


at Bristol Beacon

Our foyer space located within Bristol Beacon where we host events, performances and conferences.

Getting to the venue

Location: Bridgehouse is located within Bristol Beacon with entrances on Colston Street and Trenchard Street.

Address: Bristol Beacon, Trenchard Street, Bristol, BS1 5AR


Bicycle racks can be found in front of the main entrance on Trenchard Street, Colston Street, and on the city centre promenade. Find your nearest cycle routes using Cycle Planner.

Car parking

Trenchard Street multi-storey car park is 50m away directly behind Bristol Beacon.

  Bristol Clean Air Zone

Bristol Beacon is inside the Bristol Clean Air Zone. Check if your vehicle will be charged and how much you’ll have to pay.


The city centre bus stop is 250m from Bristol Beacon where most bus services stop.

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Bridgehouse has level access from street level with lifts to all levels. For unallocated seated performances, seats can easily be removed to accommodate wheelchairs.

Assistance Dogs

Registered assistance dogs and emotional support animals are allowed in the venue.

Hearing Facility

There is an induction loop at the box office. You can use this by adjusting your hearing aid to the ‘T’ setting. There is no hearing loop facility for the foyer stage.

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