Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, all upcoming events have the potential to be postponed, or to go ahead without an audience. Either way they will all be live streamed (see individual event information for streaming and ticket links).
Most events will be streamed through Wharf Chambers’ Twitch account Or Mixcloud Live account
We have carried out a thorough risk assessment. Here is a link to our current guidelines. Please note these will be regularly updated to reflect changing legislation and advice.
14th-20th June – Mafwa Theatre Online Exhibition: Sit With Us:
Sit with Us takes place at Convention House during Refugee Week (14 – 21 June) and is an interactive art installation where women from different migration backgrounds invite you to sit, make yourself comfortable and listen. Sit with Us features printed textiles, film, immersive soundscape and invitations to take yourself on guided ‘soundwalks’ around the local area.
Thursday 17th June 7-10pm – OnBeat Summer Session
Join us for an evening celebrating women and non-binary people of colour, including DJs and spoken word. Lineup TBA.
Adhering to government guidelines, seats are sold individually on tables of 6. If your group would like to be seated together, please buy the tickets together. If you would prefer a smaller table, just drop us a message on Instagram @onbeatzine or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
OnBeat is a collective for women and non-binary people of colour based in Leeds and London. We run an annual zine and regularly host events including Life Drawing and Yoga. Follow us @onbeatzine!
also streamed via twitch.tv/wharfyc
Thursday 17th June in the Bar – Dessie! (specially curated playlist)
“This playlist is a collection of musics that’s got my through the last year. Musics that’s make you feel like you’re in a sweaty club at 1am surrounded by your best pals brukking off ya back till your knees hurt” expect music from UNIIQU3, shenseea, skillibeng, Ase Manual and Guiltybeatz
Thursday 17th June 7pm–SOCKETHEAD’S FLAVOUR FACTORY
On the menu this week is:
Harissa Bean Stew
Deep Fried Aubergine
Orange & Coriander Salad
Homemade Flat Bread
The price for everything will be £6.50, if you would like a smaller plate of food it will be £5.
I will prepare 30 – 40 portions so make sure you come down early to get yours!!
Friday 18th June in the Bar – John Nash! off of Cowtown and everything else (specially curated playlist)
Hiya i’m Jon Nash the human boy and I’ve been here for what seems like forever. You may know me for promoting cheap DIY gigs back in the noughties (!) or as a music worker playing whatever I can get away with whoever is chill. You may have observed my hair flapping about in Cowtown or one of them bands. I may have even served you the odd ale or two over the years but tonight matthew, I’ll be curating the night jamz. Don’t hate fren, I love you expect The Units, Drexciya, Missy Elliot, Virginia Wing, MF Doom, The Minutemen, Prince, Erase Errata, Metro Area, Batu, A.K Paul and more hot shiz
Friday 18th June 7pm – Slut Drop
With events on hold for over a year now and dancefloors on the horizon, we are set to return with an energy like no other and ready to drop those dirty noisy beats that we are so well known for
We’ll be easing y’all in with an immersive visual + musical experience at the wonderful Wharf Chambers.
As always we’ll be bring our eclectic line-up of experimental, electronic and a slice of hip hop. We’ll also have our resident crew performing visuals and a b2b DJ set to close the night.
DOORS – 19:00
19:00 – Georgie
20:00 – Jigby
21:00 – Zoyell
22:00 – SD Residents
To book yourself a seat at the table email email@example.com and secure your place.
Saturday 19th June 8pm – The Bleeding Obvious
What happens when you tumble out of the big pink closet and across the LGBTQ+ spectrum in a sprawling heap? Well, life is never quite as straight as it seems…
One-woman cabaret The Bleeding Obvious (aka Yorkshire lesbian Jessica Rowbottom) endeavours to describe the experience of being LGBTQ+ through original songs and tales which are sometimes funny, occasionally poignant, frequently emotional, usually queer – and it’s probably the only show with the lyrics “demisexual panromantic polyamorous androgyne”
She’s performed to a packed off-West End theatre at Pride In London and a sold-out show at Cadogan Hall London with The Pink Singers, not to mention shows at London LGBT+ Pride Picnic, L Fest Lesbian Festival, Trans Pride Brighton, Sheffield Diversity Festival, Rotherham Pride, Norwich Arts Centre and more. Her performances have drawn comparisons with Victoria Wood, Tim Minchin, The Divine Comedy and Fascinating Aïda.
Wednesday 21st June 11pm – APHRODISIAC [postponed TBC]
Thursday 24th June 12-3am –BabyStep Presents: We Will Dance Again [postponed TBC]
BabyStep is back for its first night back since lockdown. ‘We Will Dance Again’ was a motto that we embraced during lockdown, in the hope that we will all be united in the near future in the club.
This event marks that reality, welcoming some of our favourite Leeds based Producers and DJ’s to Wharf Chambers. See you there!
Friday 25th June 7:30pm –Non-Binary Leeds 5th Birthday Bash Fundraiser
Non-Binary Leeds are inviting YOU to attend our 5th birthday bash fundraiser on June 25th at the legendary Wharf Chambers! What better way to celebrate pride month than a fun filled night of poetry, drag and music that raises money to support the local trans community?
Look forward to amazing acts including amazing musicians Straight Girl, Sofa King and Polaroid Child, killer poets Finn Dobson and Zero, and incredible drag performer LadyHD.
Saturday 26th June 8pm – Crossed Wires BEER GARDEN DJ SET
Wednesday 30th June 5pm – Kanassa – columbian Inspired Grub
Friday 2nd July 11pm £5- BACK2BLACK-A Black Queer Celebration [postponed TBC]
The Blacker The Berry Project presents… BACK2BLACK, an inclusive club night from and to Black and QTIPOC people
As we celebrate the beginning of Summer 2021, the end of lockdown and a brighter, more inclusive and LIT future, we bring you BACK2BLACK – an embracing club night from and to Black LGBTQ+ people (& allies) where we can safely be our true-selves in a QTIPOC -friendly space while bumping to a Black-only lineup!
Come along during the day and get to appreciate the artistic work of Black creatives based in and around Leeds on our free exhibition from 4pm to 8pm!
An Angolan-handmade cocktail made of 100% natural ingredients such as Múcua, spices and citrus fruits –Kandonga (@kandonga.drinks) – will be available at the venue alongside with our second zine issue which will be released later this month!
LINEUP: Tan (@tanya_sanadze), Kessie (@bitswkessie), Iyesha (@naomiiyeshaa) and Luscious (@xtrava.ganza)
TECHNO / BASHMENT / AFROBEATS / HARD / HOUSE / DANCEHALL
Friday 9th July – Drag & Bass Beer Garden DJ SET
Drag n Bass is a DnB night with a difference. A new inclusive space for anyone and everyone who loves DnB.
Wednesdsay 30th June 8pm –Valhalla of Decadence
Valhalla of Decadence is back, and this time it’s personal. Rabble rousers (No) Money in the Bank are coming to Wharf Chambers with a fine array of the most weird, wonderful, and downright ridiculously brilliant alternative acts in the UK.
Expect the unexpected, unless you’re expecting to laugh, in which case expect the expected.
The night is pay-what-you want, with all the money going to our baffling acts. Reserve your seat now to avoid dissapointment, and watch this space for updates on which weirdos Thom Bee and Andrew Marsh will be introducing you to this month.
Wednesday 1st September 7pm- Dance Out Loud
An inclusive DIY club night at Wharf Chambers. Pop/disco/indie/alternative/dance played by two DJs, Eli and James. Tickets £7. Carer goes free. Tickets available via this link or on the door. Anyone over aged 18 welcome! A welcoming, safe space for adults with learning disabilities and autism as well as LGBTQ+ folk to dance and socialise. Come dance
Friday 10th September – Crossed Wires
Welcome to another Crossed Wires – this time back in full effect! We’ve another evening of far out live electronic music, visuals, sculptures DJs and vegan food/cakes for you to enjoy, only £5 on the door – cards accepted this time! At the time of writing this is expected to be a normal event, going through until 4am!
This duo use laptops, electronics and extended techniques to create stunning ambient audioscapes
Fuelled by acid and breakbeats, moi_6 is bringing his synth wizardry back to the stage in his first live show for Crossed Wires
Limpit combines crate dug, dust filled samples with analogue synthesisers. Everything from Hip Hop to Jungle.
Leeds based DJ. Resident at The Off Licence and founder of Hideous Things. Roya has a show on NARR Radio on the second Sunday of every month
Resident SLUT DROP DJ, Leeds bass boss and king of underground parties.
Crossed Wires founder and resident DJ Ben also plays records at Outlaws Yacht Club, and produces music under the name UFO Club
ALSO Food fromMother Earth Veggie Food
Mother Earth will be feeding us hearty wholesome vegan food made from delicious Polish recipes
Friday 15th October 8pm – lice Hubble + Western Edges + Andrew DR Abbott
Alice Hubble is the solo project of Alice Hubley, and the product of one lady locked at home with her enormous collection of synthesisers. Inspired by the 70’s recordings by Tangerine Dream, Ashra and Mike Oldfield (particularly the records he made with his sister Sally), Alice takes a more delicate approach; a distinctly feminine take on the 70’s progressive synth sound.
Western Edges is the ambient/electronic solo project of Richard Adams, founder member, alongside his brother Chris, of the legendary Leeds band Hood and front man of The Declining Winter. Inspired by the countryside in the Aire Valley, Western Edges music has been compared to Boards Of Canada, Aphex Twin, bvdub and Basic Channel.
Andy Abbott is an artist, musician and writer who lives in Halifax, West Yorkshire. He is best known for his deafening guitar work in the leftfield rock bands That Fucking Tank and NOPE but recent output as ‘Andrew DR Abbott’ centres on instrumental compositions for 8-string baritone acoustic guitar.
Friday 3rd December 7:30pm – Part Chimp £11
Having mostly laid dormant since 2009, London noise-rock titans Part Chimp finally returned in 2017 with a new album Iv, released via Rock Action.
Iv followed three acclaimed studio albums, a live record, compilations and split singles and EPs alongside artists including Torche and Hey Colossus, sharing stages along with the way with the likes of Melvins, Deerhoof, Harvey Milk and Isis.
Since their formation in 2000, Part Chimp have carved their own place in the archives of heavy music, with their fuzz-laden seismic rock. With Iv, the band have recorded their most precise piece of work to date, perfectly balancing crushing and intense riffs with undeniable melodies.
With nods to boundary pushing artists from the 60s to the present – from MC5 and Sabbath, to Big Business, Earth and Harvey Milk – it’s clear Part Chimp are not content to simply be labelled as one of the UK’s loudest bands. In everything the band creates, songcraft is as important as the volume at which is played. This has never been more true than now.
Friday 4th Feb 2022 – ANTAGONIZERS ATL 7:30pm £8 advance £10 door
Never losing sight of goals, and pressing onward amidst countless obstacles, Antagonizers ATL have delivered an unbelievable follow up to their debut self-titled LP.
Adding a sixth member, enlisting a few talented friends to help with some key tracks, and really taking the time to hone in on their songwriting, has created an album with strength exuding from every orifice. This record ups the ante, and shows that they only plan on conquering more challenges and goals head-on; eventually taking their incredible live show back out across the globe to share these great tunes with you!
While the world remains more chaotic than anyone would like, and we collectively work our way out of the divisiveness we find in everyday life, it’s good to know that there is strength, consistency, and a unified message and sentiment at least within the greater punk scene!