Wed Feb 10 @20:00 -

Cops and Robbers presents

Solo project/instrumental organism of Thomas Bonvalet, from Southern France via Spain. His live performances are mind-blowing stuff filled with wild eyed energy. Experimental, elemental song-pieces summoned up from strange combinations of banjo, tuning forks, harmonica reeds, shoe stomping blocks, metronomes and a host of other amplified and acoustic sources.

Instrument-builder, sound-machine creator from the borderlands between Yorkshire and Lancashire. Sort-of-songs and compositions deftly formed with percussive gizmos, home-made harps, repurposed household objects, warbling synth-lines and controlled feedback. 

Out-there electronics, alien synth melodies and fx deformed vocalisations from one half of Ashtray Navigations. Synthetic instruments (electronic clarinet?) squirting out space tones, blaps of unexpected noise and machine drum scramble.

ARBRE (France/Liverpool)
Acoustic guitar compositions and finger-plucked ditties bent out of shape by a host of bizzaro effects manipulations, whirrs, whistles, chirping synths and waves of noise fizzz. 


£6/4 unwaged

Fri Feb 12 @20:00 -

Truss (PolyKicks)
Blasha & Allatt (MeatFree)
Skunkrock (Plex)
Chrononautz (TheQuietus)
Ashtray Navigations (BlackestEverBlack)


Raising money for Bloodwise

For tickets visit www.sect.xyz
or text "SECT66 £5" to 70070
Minimum donation £5


Thanks to everyone who came down to see Clouds close out Sect's 2015 with a bang! We're going in big for the first Sect of 2016 with an early start to accommodate the strangest of live sounds before the DJ's take over later.


Truss visited Sect last year to see Blacknecks co-conspiricist Bleaching Agent, and offered to return to the party as soon as he experienced our special atmosphere at Wharf Chambers. Truss and his former MPIA3 monikor has released on the likes of R&S, Perc Trax and Avian, and in partnership with his brother Tessela runs the label Poly Kicks (responsible for Hackney Parrot, one of 2013's biggest dancefloor tear-ups). After a bit of a hiatus, Poly Kicks recently returned with an Electronic Explorations mix and new Tessela release, so keep an eye out for plenty of action throughout 2016. Truss has chosen to raise money for the UK's biggest blood cancer charity Bloodwise and we'd like to thank Dynamix DJ's for their support of this good cause.



Natasha 'Blasha' Carter & Steffi Allatt have played alongside Alan Fitzpatrick, Tamo Suma, Legowelt, Ben Sims, Xosar, Boris and AnD over the years. Their party-starting reputation as promoters and residents for Meat Free Manchester is as formidable as it is deserved, serving up the rare unbridaled joy that Sect regulars have come to cherish.

Ashtray Navigations head up the live element of the night, entering their 22nd year. Psychedelic free noise legends with hundreds of releases stretching back to the early 1990's on labels such as E.F. Tapes, Memoirs Of An Aesthete, Betley Welcomes Careful Drivers, Chocolate Monk, Trensmat, Menlo Park, Qbico, 8mm and Editions Zero. Cover stars of The Wire Magazine in August 2015, the new year sees a release on Blackest Ever Black and no signs of slowing up their heady sonic explorations.

Two of our residents are on duty. Skunkrock (Plex) takes the decks ahead of his appearance at Bloc 2016. Following releases on The Quietus Phonographic Corporation and One Eyed Jacks as well as remixes for Emetic and Raven Sigh, Chrononautz will deliver a live hardware set that's seen them cause chaos alongside the likes of Paula Temple, Objekt, Ancient Methods, Oake and Stephen Morris (New Order).

Sat Feb 13 @17:00 - 11:00PM
Slug Fest Part 2

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Slug Fest is making a huge return after the success of the last one. So let there be slugs again

So here are the awesome bands doing this epic gig:

Valafar - 5pm till 5:30pm, Doom/Death Metal

Last Nights Antics - 5:45pm till 6:15pm, Pop Rock

Triverse Massacre - 6:30pm till 7pm, Death/Thrash Metal

ALL I LIVE FOR - 7:15pm till 7:45pm, Hard Rock

Alice in Thunderland - 8pm till 8:30pm, Metal/Rock

BastRad - 8:45pm till 9:15pm, Hard/Classic Rock

Ultimate Thunder - 9:30pm till 10pm, Metal/Rock

This is gonna be awesome M/

Sun Feb 14 @08:00 - 05:00PM

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The last show of their critically acclaimed and much awaited tour together. You wont find a cuter bunch of queer vegan punx singing bratty songs about dickheads and tentacles


(kareoke but only really radgey songs are allowed)

"its some form of group therapy"


Tue Feb 16 @19:30 - 11:00PM
Jungbluth, Cavalcades, Cady, Mar, Human Certainty

Jungbluth - crusty screamo/ post hardcore from Münster, Germany. Cavalcades - emo/ post jungbluthpunk from Aberdeen/ Leeds. Cady - crusty, blackened screamo from all over the UK.

Mar - doomy, drawn out black metal from Newcastle.

Human Certainty - weird hardcore punk/ post punk from Leeds.


£5 (although nobody will be turned away for lack of funds)


Facebook Event

Wed Feb 17 @19:30 - 10:00PM

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Film about New York sex workers and also some yummy 'New York food' for sale. Entry by donation.

Here's the description of the film from the website: "The Red Umbrella Diaries is a feature documentary that tells the personal stories of seven diverse New Yorkers who work in different sectors of the sex trade and come together to tell their tales on stage at Joe’s Pub. Using the performances as a framing device, the film digs deep into the personal experiences of people who trade sex for a living, and illuminates the complexities and contradictions that sex workers face as they try to do right by themselves and people they care about. The storylines weave in threads that many Americans struggle with: work, family, religion, health, and community. The film explores the question: what happens when people whose voices are never heard in mainstream media take control of their own stories and how they are presented to the world?"

Fri Feb 19 @20:00 - 11:00PM
Colour Of Spring - Single Launch
Colour Of Spring: Headliners Colour Of Spring celebrate the release of their new single coloursofspringPillow via Swirly records. Recently described as ‘Slacker-Shoegaze’, an apt term which seems to perfectly sum up their laid back ‘indie-vibe’ and shoegaze influences. Their unique yet personal sound has drawn comparisons to the likes of Ride, The Smiths and Lush, plus a raw and formidable live reputation that has seen them likened to Nirvana and The Cribs.
TRASH: Their surfy inde-pop bursts and fizzes with layered melodies that will make you dream of summer days full of friends, parties and romance. A perfect remedy to shake off those winter blues. 
Waterfall: This dreamy woozy shoegaze band take influence from cult heroes such as Slowdive and Cocteau Twins with a perfect combination of melodic washy guitars and ethereal vocals letting you slide away into another world.

Sat Feb 20 @19:30 - 11:00PM
Cloth Cat Fundraiser

This is an emergency fundraiser for local music and education charity Cloth Cat who lost out on a bid to the Big Lottery just before Christmas and are desperately in need of money to pay for running costs at the moment until longer term finance can be found. There will be a fantastic line up of bands playing and a top raffle too!

£4 OTD

Mon Feb 22 @18:30 - 08:30PM
Ladeez Do Comics

With thanks to L&Y films a special film screening of Poster for HD Screens

MADE YOU LOOK – a film about creativity in the digital age.

Followed by with audience discussion (and drawing!) £1.50 + donations


MADE YOU LOOK Featuring loads of creators talking about their work including NoBrow and Okido.

Highly recommended viewing for all comics creators – I just wanted to draw as soon as I had seen it! - Lou Leeds LDC

The nice guys from Look and Yes films have waived their usual fee and are leeting us show the film at LDC as they like what we do and want us to see it. They are also donating all proceeds during Jan and Feb to Hebden Bridge Picture House, Flood Appeal.

If you want a copy to keep ,you can purchase it online from their web home page for £5/£8.



Tue Feb 23 @18:00 - 08:00PM

The Club Collective and the Co-op are pleased to invite you to the next Wharf Chambers Members Meeting.

Come and find out more about how the club is run, give your views and meet nice people.

We will be giving updates on fundraising, improvements to the building and reviews to policies and procedures. There will also be info about how to put on events at Wharf and a chance to meet other event organisers.

There will be some lovely food and a free drink for all members attending.

We hope to see you there.