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 UPCOMING EVENTS

Sat Sep 20 @12:00 -
Wharf Chambers Beer Festival

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Wharf Chambers Co-operative Club is proud to announce the return of its beer festival, showcasing some of the best in Yorkshire breweries. A hit in last year's heatwave, the event is going ahead on 19-20th September at the club on Wharf Street, Leeds offering a selection of 25 beers across the spectrum.
Among those returning are last year's favourite, the award winning Golden Salamander from Bradford, along with new offerings from the likes of other favourites Brass Castle, Marble and Two Roses. The festival is also including beers from in and around York, such as the Great Yorkshire, Rudgate, Harrograte Breweries as well as the York Brewery itself, with a few from further afield such as Wold Top from outside Scarborough. In addition to casks there will also be a selection of keg beers from Golden Owl, Northern Monk and Brass Castle.

There will be over twenty casks and several kegs in the selection with cider lovers also being catered for. All beers and food will be suitable for vegans so everyone can get stuck in.

There are no membership restrictions for the beer festival with whole event being open to all.

Entrance will be £4, which includes a free half pint and souvenir glass.



Sun Sep 21 @17:00 - 11:00PM
Richard Dawson / The Bohman Brothers / The Pheromoans / Neil Campbell / The Bruce Lacey Experience

Cops and Robbers present an evening of film and music, sonic innovators and eccentrics as part of Recon Fest

Richard Dawson
Amazing experimental song-maker/guitarist from the North East. Expect sinister apocalyptic folk tales, an a capella number about bungled horse-butchering and some real heart-renders too, though they’re delivered not with maudlin sentiment but with an intensity and warmheartedness that is totally captivating. The Wire magazine named Richard’s album The Glass Trunk as no. 4 in their last end-of-year chart and we’re very much inclined to agree that it’s a corker, but we’d also press the point that seeing him live is the thing.


The Bohman Brothers
Very rare chance to catch this duo of Adam and Jonathan Bohman. Their music is a unique mix of absurdist theatre, free-improv, music concrete and sound poetry but they stray wildly from any notion of avant-garde purism. Live performances involve prepared texts, transformed by their delivery and fantastically dislocated from their source materials (takeaway menus, catalogues, trashy novels and the like), punctuated or often accompanied by amplified and acoustic sounds wrought from a tableful of flea-market detritus, unidentifiable bits and bobs and abused kitchen implements. 


The Pheromoans
Motley six-piece originally formed in Brighton, makers of incredible ineptoid pop and understated experimental punk, topped with the glacier cherry of vocalist Russell Walker’s wry, comically bleak lyrics. The Pheromoans have been refining their particular weirdo art form over the course of a slew of LPs and singles on labels Upset the Rhythm, Monofonus Press, Night People and their own Savoury Days label.

Neil Campbell
Solo set from everyone’s favourite ecstatic-noise voyager and mega-prolific record maker. You may know Neil from Astral Social Club, Vibracathedral Orchestra and his collaborations with the likes of Richard Youngs and Michael Flower. Recent solo sets have seen multi-guitar amp ‘surround sound’ rituals and hypnotic, pulsing Casio jams, I’m reliably informed that this one will be an extra-out-there affair!


FILM: The Bruce Lacey Experience
Bruce Lacey is a visionary artist, inventor, musician and all-round silly bugger in the finest tradition of English oddballness. Lacey’s 60 year career has seen him build robots and automata, invent a flight simulator, conduct wild earth-magic rituals and community art-happenings and collaborate with Spike Milligan, The Beatles and Ken Russell. This documentary by Jeremy Deller and Nick Abrahams charts his amazing career and features interviews with the man himself, sprightly and still very much at it in his mid-eighties.

 

Screening starts at 5pm, bands from 7.30pm
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We’ll also have delicious vegan food available between the film and the bands. 

C&R is a free, monthly, volunteer run and, not-for profit publication and website that lists DIY/underground gigs in Leeds, Bradford and the broader West Yorks area. 
To find out more please go to: www.copsandrobbers.net



Mon Sep 22 @19:30 - 10:30PM
Fictions of Every Kind: Whodunnit?

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In a stately home, miles from anywhere, the lights go out. A sudden drop to darkness - the blackness. Footsteps - a noise - a sharp scream. Then suddenly, the lights flare again. 

A body lays on the carpet. Tangled, like a marionette with its strings cut. His body still warm. 

The question is: WHODUNNIT?

Invited performers:

AJ TAFT. Alison Taft is the author of a series of novels featuring Lily Appleyard, a dreadlocked ex-social policy student who seeks to reunite broken families, starting with her own. The first in the series, Our Father, Who Art Out There...Somewhere was published in 2011 followed by Shallow Be Thy Grave in 2013. The third in the series, My Time Has Come will be published in 2015

Alison also works as an editor for the Cornerstones Literary Consultancy. 

+ Murder Ballads from LOWLANDS - You may know some of these folk from their role in The Ocean Loiners, a group of sea-shanty singing enthusiasts from the far shores of Leeds. At Whodunnit? they will be entertaining us with a series of murder ballads.

As ever, there'll be a writers' open mic at this event. We've had some amazing contributions over the past few months, so keep it up! True stories, flash fiction, short fiction, and excerpts of larger work are all welcome. You MUST keep your contributions at 5 minutes or under, or you'll be stopped! A lot of our regulars find it helpful to practise reading their stories at home, and timing themselves. We look forward to hearing what you come up with!



Tue Sep 23 @18:15 - 09:00PM
Reclaim the Power Summer Camp Debrief

It was agreed at the end of the AWESOME and AMAZING camp this summer in Blackpool to have meetings in our regions to think with a bit more distance about the camp, and about how to move forward as a network. So this is it. 
Bring a Veggie or Vegan dish to share and lets carry on the magic!



Thu Sep 25 @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 Sep 25 @20:00 - 12:00AM
Fehm / Gundogs / Mush

MUSH // 9.00 - 9.30
GUNDOGS // 9.45 - 10.15
FEHM // 10.30 - 11.00

DOORS OPEN AT 8PM. £3 OTD





Sun Sep 28 @19:45 - 11:00PM
The Junkyard Procession Presents

Featuring - Leeds band shiver ,a welcome debut from the blissful hypnotic manchester duo metaphysical human  and another debut from the insane funk jazz stylings of the axl rose jazz funk experience.

 

£4

 

The junkyard procession is an unfunded online magazine trying to get into a physical printed format. The night features live music,poetry and sometimes pop up art exhibitions.



Mon Sep 29 @18:30 - 09:30PM
Laydeez do Comics

 

Speakers

 

Professor ANNA Madill - Academic Psychologist at the University of Leeds
"My personal journey to Boys' Love manga-land" 

 

 

 

Neil Gibson – Author – The Twisted Dark psychological thriller series (No.1 for downloads on Kindle). He also writes the Chub Chubchildren’s books. Neil will be giving two talks one about his own comics and also his popular presentation; How comics can help you work and study – reasons why you should use them.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Laydeez do Comics is the UK’s first women’s led comics forum, that focuses on autobiographical comics and dramas of the everyday. It was started by illustrator Nicola Streeten & artist Sarah Lightman in London in 2009. Laydeez do Comics was set up in Leeds in 2012 and is now run by Louise Crosby.

 

Starts 6.30pm prompt  Ends 8.45 pm (approx)

£1.50 All welcome (mixed event)

Future 2014 dates for Laydeez Leeds

17th November  2014 (note date change – this is the Monday straight after Thought Bubble who have now announced their dates)



Thu Oct 02 @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.

 

Facebook Page



Thu Oct 02 @19:30 - 11:00PM
Spray Paint + Guests

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Third Eye presents...

"Spraypaint are a three piece no wave punk attack that will have you on your knees begging for more/mercy. Chainsaw dual-guitars collide with brain-bashing drums and energy-packed gang-vocals for a no-bullshit, off-kilter yet tuneful taste of unrelenting Texas rock ‘n roll. Bizarre detuned guitar licks cross paths with damaged, drugcentric lyrics delivered in the band’s signature deadpan drawl."

Nope are inspired by psychedelic repetitive and primitive sludge the like of which will be dredged from the River Air following the collapse of the industrial world in 2068. Our music attempts to convey the rhythms and pace of life experienced on the cusp of the birth of the machine age. We are equal parts Spinning Jenny, nano technology and undiscovered bio-fuel.

Mush
£6 Adv. tickets (via FB link above) / £8 otd