Sun Nov 23 @08:00 - 05:00PM
Youth Anthems #6
We don't want to talk too much about Winter at the moment but it's good to plan ahead for things to do when it does get dark, cold and rainy on the weekends (although I'm sure this year will be totally free of all those things..), so without further ado here is our sixth gig!

Playing for your entertainment we have the following acts:




We are so happy to have got J&HJF to headline one of our gigs. Without sounding too cheesy they really are the definition of a force for good; not only are their songs incredibly catchy pop-punk reminiscent of Operation Ivy, Green Day or The Muffs but they tackle complex socio-political topics in three minutes or under!




Now in their seventh year as a band, these Yorkshire stalwarts (though now spread between Sheffield, Liverpool and London...) do a great trade in mid-paced indie influenced 'gruff' punk. They carry the stamp of approval that can only come with an album out on Leeds own Bombed Out Records and this gig offers a rare chance to see them live (in fact only the second Leeds gig they'll have played in 2014!).



Following a recent move to Leeds, Andrew has jumped in feet first, playing around Yorkshire, releasing a split 7" with Manchester's Don Blake and putting on amazing local gigs under the "Scene Better Days" moniker. Andrew plays heartfelt acoustic music with a powerful voice setting him out from the more folk based sound his guitar might hint at. Andrew's off to America to do a tour around his performance at Gainsville's The Fest so this will be a nice return home gig for him.


This gig will be a benefit for PAFRAS - an amazing local charity. They do phenomenal work supporting refugees, asylum seekers and the wider community in Leeds to help provide humanitarian aid, long term support and advocacy as well as awareness raising. They've recently suffered some really significant cuts to their funding so hopefully we can go some way towards raising their funds again and helping raise awareness of their great work. Therefore ALL money from this gig will be going to PAFRAS so a massive thank you to all the bands for waiving their fees. 


As usual this gig will be free entry for those 14 or under and £4 for everyone else. That Old Chestnut will be here serving up the finest vegan cakes and tiffin and we welcome everyone of all ages and abilities.


More information on these gigs at http://youthanthems.wordpress.com/ or follow us on Twitter @youth_anthems.



Mon Nov 24 @19:00 -
Inside Kobane: Let's talk about a Revolution

Film "The Silent Revolution" and a talk through what is happening in the autonomous kobaneregion of Rojava, Kurdistan as they resist with armed struggle the fascism of ISIS and create a project of direct democracy, environmental sustainability and gender equality from below. Assembly after to look at how we can support and learn from the resistance movement in Rojava. Also Kurdish food, fine ales, friendship and a raffle! Fundraiser for Aid4Kobane.

Tue Nov 25 @18:00 - 08:00PM
Members' meeting and social

A chance to meet other members and the representatives of the club, ask questions and be more involved. Food will be available and a free drink for attendance.

Tue Nov 25 @18:00 -
Leeds CND Meeting

First meeting of the Leeds CND group. All welcome.

Thu Nov 27 @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 Nov 27 @17:00 - 11:00PM
TiNP! Presenting

An evening of creative splendour and outlandishly good behaviour. 

Music from
Sam Wilson, Danny Davis, Dimitris Arvas, Jonny O'Donnell, Kelly Boyle, Gary Krishna, Carl Seary

Interactive Art exploring sacred geometry and the creative minds of those taking part.

Improvised dance and movement exploring the body and space encouraging participation and interaction.

Well tasty and well nutritious veggie/vegan food and snacks.

Fri Nov 28 @19:30 - 12:00AM

xSLF + support tbc

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


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






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



Krautrocky synth loveliness from Ashtray Navigations' Mel & Phil





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". 






Spoken word tales and improvised guitar from Kroyd & Mitch 





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.