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 UPCOMING EVENTS

Fri Nov 28 @19:30 - 12:00AM
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Sat Nov 29 @19:00 - 11:00PM
UK Muzzlers/ Midwich / Human Combustion Engine / Hagman / Forgets / Trowser Carrier

UK MUZZLERS 

UK Muzzlers is Neil Campbell (Vibracathedral Orchestra/Astral Social Club/A Band) and John Clyde-Evans aka Tirath Singh Nirmala (Hood/Ovid Corpse). Bass & drums, all buried beneath a glorious sound collage

 

 

 

MIDWICH

 

Rob Hayler's long running noise/drone project based in Leeds. All-enveloping, heart-swelling, fuzz-tone ego- dissolution with spiky interludes.

 


HUMAN COMBUSTION ENGINE

Krautrocky synth loveliness from Ashtray Navigations' Mel & Phil

 

 

HAGMAN

 

The Leeds-based pairing of Daniel Thomas and David Thomas (no relation) who have been aptly described by Rob Hayler as "scene-leaders in crescendo management and deep, heavy electronics". 

 

 

 

FORGETS

 

Spoken word tales and improvised guitar from Kroyd & Mitch 

 

 

TROWSER CARRIER

 

Trowser Carrier exist to bring politeness to the harsh noise scene

 

 

 

 

£5 OTD

 



Mon Dec 01 @19:00 -
Wild Combination - A Portrait of Arthur Russell

As part of World Aids Day 2014 we are screening 'Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell'.

The documentary showcases the story of one of the worlds most influential and boundary pushing artists of all time. His career cut short at the age of only 40 due to AIDS related illness.

We will celebrate his life and music in the intimate surroundings of Wharf Chambers. All the profits made from the event will be donated to Yorkshire MESMAC 

About MESMAC: "Yorkshire MESMAC is one of the oldest and largest sexual health organisations in the country. Our historical focus is HIV prevention and sexual health promotion with Gay, Bisexual and men who have sex with men. Additionally our Community Development approach means that we are concerned with the wider Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGB&T) health, social and equity agendas. We work with LGB&T communities to tackle underlying causes of physical and mental ill health and to challenge those structures and systems that seek to exclude us from decision making"

 

 

DOORS 7pm and the film will start at 8pm

£4 Advance & £6 OTD

 

 



Tue Dec 02 @19:30 -
Fictions of Every Kind - Help Yourself!

Welcome to an evening of short story performances, of a curated special programme of shortfictionsdec films, in a slightly different flavour from what is normally on offer at Fictions. 

The theme in December is "Help Yourself!" and our performances will involve: 

LOGISTICIANS ANONYMOUS This award-winning short story by Estonian writer Armin Koomagi will be read by one of our regulars, Greg White. This story was awarded the Friedebert Tuglas Short Story Award in 2006, and was included in the anthology “Best European Fiction 2012.” It's a great and very funny story and we hope you'll join us for this special event. 

SHORT FILMS We will present a programme of short films on the theme ‘Help Yourself!’ from around the world, some of which are award-winners. 

There will also be a writers' open mic at which short fiction, true stories, and excerpts of larger works are all welcome. There might be a special enticement on offer to first time open-micers, (as yet to be organised), so please keep an eye out for that. Sign up on the door when you arrive. 



Wed Dec 03
Cafe Queero

Caffe Queero 'true meaning of christmas' party... it's bloody cold and everyone's cafequeerodecwelcome!



Thu Dec 04 @12:00 - 04:00PM
Pop Out Salon

Pop-out Salon provide spaces for self taught/training stylists and make-up artists to develop popooottheir skills whilst providing cheap salon services and a welcoming space for everyone, including people of all genders.

 

Eventually we hope to have a fixed premises for a salon and training programme.

Until then here's where you can find us:

Thursdays 12-4 @ Wharf Chambers

 

Home visits can be arranged with those who struggle to make it to these sessions.

Our services include hair cuts, hair styling, makeup styling, nail services and tarot readings.

If you're interested in working with us please get in touch.

 

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Thu Dec 04 @20:15 - 10:30PM
Comedy Kaiju 4

Live and uncensored, Comedy Kaiju is Leeds' newest underground Stand Up comedy comedy4night.

Hosted by Dave Rivers, put your claws together for these four little monsters:

Eddie French
Fran Garrity
Jon Newell
Richard Ross

 

£2 Entry



Fri Dec 05
Kinky / Turtle Lamone / Daskinsey4 / Hacksilver

KINKY - UK (Durham/Newcastle) - queer as fuck, punk as fuck, they don't give a fuck kinkydec

Turtle Lamone (Edinburgh) - piano driven pop punk 

Daskinsey4 (Brighton) - 'troublesome band of queerdos'. garage punk vibes

Hacksilver (Leeds) - brand new hardcore

4 quid

 



Sat Dec 06 @23:30 -
Clandestino Presents - Craig Bratley Album Tour
Craig Bratley ‘Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride’ Album Tour
  
We’re delighted to present Craig’s album tour in the intimate and raw surrounding of Wharf Chambers.
 
Craig has earned a solid reputation for releasing electro-tinged punk funk & nu-disco sounds.
Craig also runs the Magic Feet imprint; a label highly regarded which has gone from strength to strength featuring releases by Paresse, Femi Kuti, Tommy Awards, Timothy J Fairplay, Antoni Maiovvi and Dark Strands.
Craig’s efforts have not gone unnoticed by his peers having been advocated as one to watch in 2013 by Andrew Weatherall and recently named as one of Ewan Pearson’s favourite DJ’s and producers.
With recent show-stopping festival sets at Electric Elephant and Festival No.6 leading him to be more in-demand than ever, his debut album on Tsuba looks set to propel him to the next level.
 
 
Craig Bratley (Tsuba / Futureboogie)
Clandestino (IsItBalearic? Recordings)
Joe Morris (El Diablos Social Club)
Nick Smith (Red Laser)
Iain Mcbeath
 
Advance £7.50 / MOTD

 



Tue Dec 09 @20:30 - 11:30PM
The Morecambe and Wise Memorial Lock-in

Burton and Taylor, Torvill and Dean, Cameron and Clegg - everyone loves a great double-act, morecambeand few were greater than John Eric Bartholomew and Ernest Wiseman, aka Morecambe & Wise. Surviving a review for their first television series that stated 'Definition of the week: TV set - the box in which they buried Morecambe and Wise', they worked together from 1941 to 1984. Their Christmas specials were for years the highest rated television shows in the UK. What better way to get into the festive spirit then by celebrating their legacy with jazz, pop, folk , comedy , poetry and everything in-between. £3