Mon Jan 26 @18:30 - 08:45PM
Laydeez Do Comics

6.30pm for a prompt  6.45 start laydeez

Ends 8.30/45 pm (approx)

All welcome (mixed event)


January’s meeting will be a little different to usual: There will be just one speaker

for a special Arts Council Funding talk & for this month only booking is required.

PLEASE CAN YOU RSVP – to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book a place for the talk.


David Gaffney – Writer & Relationship Manager at The Arts Council, North

David will talk about the support available to individual creators and organisations from Arts Council England. The talk will be particularly aimed at those artists creating and writing comics, graphic novels etc.

David will talk about how individual artists, arts organisations, and others can apply for Grants for the Arts lottery funding. This will include, what you can apply for, how to make your application stand out, how applications are scored and appraised, how decisions are made, what match funding is required etc. and loadsof  invaluable tips on how to achieve funding success. Comics creators who heard this talk at LICAF, Kendal 2013 found it extremely useful and many went on to achieve successful applications.

It is recommended that you take a look at the website before the meeting

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.

Thu Jan 29 @19:45 - 11:30PM
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Noise jazz drone improv Liverpool's Dead Hedge Trio have played and collaborated with the likes of, Marshall Allen from Sun Ra's Arkestra, Shatner's Bassoon, Azores, Evil Usses, Blind Monk Trio and The Weave.shatners bassoon leeds 6 piece improv jazz musicians complex and exciting for fans of mr bungle, john zorn ,frank zappa ex[pect the unexpected plus more



Fri Jan 30 @19:30 -

CACTUS KNIFE are touring there debut album 'my methaqualone' this January around the UK.cactus Very happy to put them on in Leeds :) 

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"With influences ranging from Afro-beat, post-punk and New York No Wave, Leeds based Azores promise to bring plenty of twists and turns to their eclectic live performance. Playful, ryhthmic and with a strong slab of funk, Azores operate in a similar space to Bristol’s Zun Zun Egui". Get Into This 



Entry is £3 :) Stage times will be updated closer to the time. 


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Sat Jan 31 @19:30 - 12:00AM
The Paperhead + Special Guests

The Paperhead The Lightshines Alaska


£5 advance / £7 on the door

Mon Feb 02 @18:00 - 09:00PM
Caffe Queero

Caffè Queero is a monthly meeting place for queer identified people to relax, socialise,cafequeero create and get involved. It's whatever we make it.




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Fri Feb 06 @19:30 -


A supergroup of sorts, featuring members of Downdime and The Real Losers, City Yelps channel a primal yet elegantly refined post-punk sound that conjures up images of a disgruntled Martin Hannett shaping icy cold sounds from a mixing desk in the shadows.
Their debut album, “Cheap Psych” released on the very Yelps-friendly format of cassette tape, presents a collection of stripped down pop numbers that, rather than harking back to the sixties garage sounds that the title might suggest, are wintery sounding vignettes inscribed with a delightfully cold urbanity.



Inhabiting a no-man’s land somewhere between the lyrical flow of Sage Francis and the prog-hop sampledelica of Paul White, danopposite is the vehicle with which Daniel Hearn and Matt Robson realise their off-kilter hip-hop fantasies.



The Tall Boy officially kicked off back in 2003 with the release of first full-length cd album, Goes On, released on US-based indie label, Red Square Records (still available from jenandstew.com). The album was the first solo outing for Matty Green, and largely recorded on 4-track cassette at home. Relocating to Glasgow, solo Tall Boy soon became a three-piece (later four-piece) band, and a regular fixture on the vibrant local scene.



The debut of Amy Hearn’s disarmingly sweet and helium tinged voice, she is backed on production by LS6 stalwart Matt Robson (randomNumber/Ailsa Craig/Blanche Hudson Weekend etc). “Songs” about the baffling experience of love and existence in late capitalist society, they are at once laments but also outpourings of confusion and dissillusioment at life in an accelerated culture paradoxically locked in stasis.

Sat Feb 07 @14:00 - 11:00PM

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All dayer at Wharf Chambers!
ULTIMATE THUNDER Leeds' only disability heavy rock band are hosting an all day slug fest with bands on from 2pm..Not to be missed!!!
Okay, so bands lined up for this (for now) are;
XIII 2pm-2:30pm
The Webb 2:45pm-3:15pm
Only Memories 3:30pm-4:00pm
Shadows Of Violence 4:15pm-4:45pm
Dravenfall 5:00pm-5:30pm
Pravitas 5:45pm-6:15pm

End of the atlas 6:30pm-7:00pm
Temples Fall 7:15pm-7:45pm
Cowtown 8:00pm-8:30pm
Surya 8:45pm-9:15pm
Ultimate Thunder 9:30pm-10:15pm
Vince Ripper and the Rodent Show 10:30pm-11:00pm

Sun Feb 08 @14:00 - 07:00PM
Board Gaming with Leeds Meeples

Board gaming is for everyone! If you've ever felt like trying out board games such as Carcassonne, Settlers Of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Dominion, Agricola, Chrononauts and Apples to Apples, then come along and join a relaxed group of people. We believe that board gaming is all about socialising, having fun and making new friends in an environment that makes everyone comfortable. Bring a game to share if you like, or just drop in any time during the afternoon. We play games as short as 20 minutes as well as long games. Entry is by optional donation to cover the room hire


£2 [optional donation].



Mon Feb 09 @19:30 -
Fictions of Every Kind - Hearts

One of our early words of encouragement cards read, "If you write - you're a writer." We believe fictionsheartthis just as much now as we did then - that it's the act of writing, not our relative 'success', that defines us as writers. In honour of St Valentine, welcome to our February event: Hearts, hosted by Jenna, Claire and Sarah. We have two great invited speakers at this event, and as usual, there'll be a writers' open mic. Anybody is welcome to come along, even if they only want to sit & listen. Our invited speakers at this event will be:

NASSER HUSSAIN A poet whose work has been variously described as "Hip hop without the beats & rhymes," "Slam chutzpah, smarts and experimental brio with a healthy dash of disbelieving rage" will be with us to read from his recently published collection, BOLDFACE, published now on Burning Eye Press. 


SUZANNAH EVANS A poet from Sheffield whose work has appeared in Magma, The Rialto, and The North magazine. Her pamphlet Confusion Species was a winner in the 2011 Poetry Business Book competition, and she has been poet in residence at Bank Street Arts.


+ WRITERS' OPEN MIC at which short stories, true stories, flash fiction, poetry, and excerpts of larger work are all welcome. Please keep your contributions at 5 minutes or under, to give everybody the chance to read.


+ Music from RED TREES. 




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Tue Feb 10 @20:00 - 11:30PM
Otchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp

OTPMD are an impossibly crazy endeavour. They took a classical marimba player, a dadaistotpmd bern 20140921 2 302861 clown and violinist, free jazz double bass and trombone, a punk guitarist, and Dog Faced Hermans' old drummer Wilf Plum, and turned them into an afrobeat band. Sort of. Their gigs are beautiful, suave, dancing affairs, equal parts Swiss art-punk and West African rhythmic drive. Joy is the point. 


Howie Reeve, ex of Glasgow marvels Tattie Toes, is on the road as a solo act these days. Super stripped down, it's just him and his weirdly tuned acoustic bass guitar, playing beautifully crafted songs influenced by De Kift, The Ex and Mike Watt. It's that end of things, but very much his own conception, He released his second album, We are in repair, in September. 


Nut Club are a trio from Leeds, born out of a love for, and disillusionment with Jazz, as much of it is practised in the U.K. They feature members of Shatners Bassoon and Solanki, and they pretty much sound like a cross between those two bands - the minutemen, New Orleans funk, and free jazz are the three points holding them up.