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Rockbottom is a powerful, topical new dance theatre solo from Stuart Waters. Combining bold story-telling with highly physical choreography, Rockbottom is a deeply moving portrait of one man’s journey through depression and addiction. While the subject matter of Rockbottom is semi-autobiographical, the piece is accessible and is designed to alternately move, challenge, and illuminate the audience. The themes of depression, anxiety, and social withdrawal are leavened with unexpected humour and warmth; the mood of the piece skyrockets between existential angst…Find out more »
Serial innovator Simon Munnery presents his brand new show The Wreath “A genuine innovator in the land of the samey, and an annual must-see for any comedy connoisseur” The Guardian “Oh the deep, deep joy of an hour of Simon Munnery” The Scotsman “Convention defying, innovative stuff. Simon Munnery is a brilliant comedian” The Times “I went to a funeral the other day. Caught the wreath…” That’s what came to me, from the mysterious source of the inexplicable. Hear the…Find out more »
+ DJ Sure Delight SOLID BRASS TOUR 10 YEARS OF NORTHERN FUNK Smoove had met keyboardist Mike Porter through the local music scene in Newcastle and recruited him for his ‘Smoove Live’ project for the label Acid Jazz. Around Mike’s house one day they overheard a neighbour singing sublime melodies in his garage with friends which turned out to be none other than a young John Turrell practising in a band called ‘The Stevies’. After a couple of further sessions…Find out more »
Party hats at the ready! Celebrating their first birthday The House of Daze are ready to give you the party of a life time. This fabulous five usually reside in the walls of the Birdcage where once a month they curate and perform a queer drag extravaganza “Take the Weight off Your Mascara” followed by an all inclusive party. Driven by their message of self expression, love, and inclusivity this bunch of queens have cultivated a new wave of drag…Find out more »
The Start of Something Good Food and stories are natural companions and have been shared since the building of the first campfire; this new event brought to you by True Stories Live and the Bicycle Shop pays homage to that tradition. Storytellers will tell stories inspired by the theme and memorable food related to it. The audience will share the experience of both the story and the food. This evening will be compered by Molly Naylor and will take place…Find out more »
As music fans we’re only ever given fragments of lives well lived, and we scrabble vicariously through them. Skinny Lister, though, have really given us as much as they can since 2009, passing the growing flagon of their experiences with every album and tour. They’ve led an endless parade gathering fans old and new, from the respected folk circuit to the riotous Download Festival, igniting pogoing mosh-pits at each. Over the past ten years they’ve travelled from rain-soaked London to…Find out more »
Wool’s Gold II (The Iron Pirate) “Lethally funny” – Metro “Absolutely hilarious” – Independent “Effortlessly funny… You have to go and see Glenn Wool.” – Guardian Comfortably in his forties, award-winning comedian & new dad Wool delves into his back catalogue of material spanning 25 years to perform some of his more subversive routines. Does he still agree with those points of view or has he finally grown up? Plus a little navel gazing tossed in for the arty-farty types.Find out more »
Please note there will be seating available on the night but this will be on a first-come-first serve basis. It’s quite some transformation from their grunge-blues band Kill It Kid, but former members, and now husband and wife, Chris Turpin and Stephanie Jean are opening up a whole new musical world. The duo is now emerging from a period of self-discovery and mutual creative power to create the rawboned and stripped back musical romance that is, Ida Mae. Ida Mae’s…Find out more »
Strut proudly present the brand new studio album from Nubiyan Twist, ‘Jungle Run’. Now one of the leading lights in the UK’s new generation of soulful, genre-fluid artists, the Leeds-born and now London-based 12-piece collective have created their finest recordings to date, effortlessly weaving together elements of jazz, soul, hip hop, African styles, Latin, dub, hip hop and electronics in a flow of thought-provoking and life-affirming music. Nubiyan Twist are a Leeds born, London based musical collective. Orchestrated by guitarist/producer…Find out more »
+ Support Since forming 25 years ago, Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys have toured continuously and become torchbearers of American roots music. As a singer, songwriter, bandleader, and entertainer, Big Sandy has few contemporaries. With a dynamic live show, Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys at once acknowledge and celebrate the past while setting the stage for further exploration and interpretation of the musical forms they are most passionate about. Beloved by many, the band has released fourteen albums…Find out more »
Support your comedy girl gang and make sure to head down to NAC for our regular Off The Kerb comedy nights… Angela Barnes + Louise Young + Kelly Convey (MC) Angela Barnes After a career in health and social care, Angela Barnes took the plunge and embarked on her life-long dream to be a comedian. Within a couple of years she had won the 2011 BBC New Comedy Award and became a finalist at the 2011 Latitude Festival New Act of…Find out more »
PONY UP presents BODEGA + support “BODEGA’s attack on digital life comes wrapped in winning post-punk noise” – Sunday Times “Streamlined and minimal but bursting with intelligence, humour and ideas, BODEGA are the real deal” – DIY – 5/5 New York art-punks BODEGA released their debut album Endless Scroll earlier this year to rave reviews from the likes of Observer, Guardian, Independent, Financial Times, The Times, DIY, Uncut and more. Recalling the rich history of New York’s musical heritage whilst…Find out more »
Remember P.E. Kit. Cancel free trial. Call mum. Everyone writes instructions to their future selves – but what if the future starts writing back? Rosy Carrick has to build a time machine – because her future self has already done so and is now stuck 100 years in the past. Given that her knowledge of quantum physics is limited to the works of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rosy must summon the help of science’s greatest minds if she is to rewrite history…Find out more »
+ Nebula Sun With their polyrhythmic fusion of world and folk styles, Solana have made quite a splash on the music and festival scene across the UK and in their adopted hometown of Bristol. Taking influence from such diverse greats as Tigran Hamasyan, Kíla, Vicente Amigo and Dhafer Youssef, Solana’s sound is rhythmically complex and harmonically rich. The band are at home playing to discerning sit-down audiences and lively festival crowds alike. Formed in Valencia in 2012 as an itinerant…Find out more »
PONY UP Presents Yak “They’ve set a marker for every borderline-insane newcomer emerging in the next decade.” – DIY “Every so often a new band will arrive clamouring that guitar music isn’t dead, as if they’re mid-CPR. Yak have crash-landed clutching its still-beating heart, wearing an irrepressible grin.” – NME “Yak shoot from the hip with an impetuous first-timers’ racket that’s rarely short of breathtaking.” – Q There’s always been an element of chaos to the London-based trio Yak, which…Find out more »
With Rob Ahlers (drums) and Fred Abong (bass) “LIVE AND LOUD” Tour 2018/19 “She’s still as powerful a presence as she ever was.” – Pitchfork “The prodigious output and commitment to quality is pretty staggering, but then Kristin Hersh is a very, very special musician.” – The Quietus “Throwing Muses became a byword for college-rock feminism in the late 80s, largely because of Hersh’s uncompromising impressionist poetry of emotional anguish, subjugated womanhood and mental illness.” – The Guardian Throwing Muses’…Find out more »