We regularly host gigs, exhibitions and events.
We have also got a Film Night on the second Thursday in the month at 7pm with the possibility to discuss or reflect about the film afterwards. Admission is free!
The next Film Nights are:
15th June 2017: Lion
“Lion is the most real, moving, bonding and universal story I have ever seen on film. And it’s a special gift now that we are being told to isolate ourselves and pretend we are not all passengers on space ship earth.” – Gloria Steinem, Writer and Activist
We warmly invite you to our Film Night in June where we’ll be showing the 2016 biographical film “Lion”, directed by Garth Davis, based on the non-fiction book “A Long Way Home” by Saroo Brierley.
The films deals with five-year-old Saroo who gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of Kilometers across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.
Click here for the official trailer.
Please note: This Film Night had to be moved to the 3rd Thursday of the month due to the General Election. We will show “Lion” on the 15th June instead of the 8th June.
9th June 2017, 7pm: Acoustic Amnesty – Songwriters circle fundraising night
The next Acoustic Amnesty fundraiser will again be at the beautiful
Sacred Trinity Church. This time we are fundraising for the excellent
Help Musicians UK charity as well as Manchester Amnesty.
The excellent performers are Quiet Loner, Kirsty McGee and Karen
Turley. A distinctly Americana flavour, although all our artists are very much rooted in the British Isles.
The gig will be seated and totally silent for performances with the (well stocked!) bar in a separate room. We are remaining with our approach of no sound system whatsoever – totally acoustic using the natural acoustics of the venue.
If you want to see how fantastic the format of the evening is here is a
video of one.
Tickets are available online and at the door.
15th July 2017, 4.30pm: North Sea Radio Orchestra and William D Drake
The uniqueness of NSRO’s music has meant they have never really belonged to any ‘scene’, having always defied categorisation. Some continue to include them in with the ‘Nu Folk’ phenomenon but in reality they continue as they have always done: doing it all themselves, ploughing their own furrow outside of any group or affiliation, creating beautiful, crafted music for music lovers uninterested in category or genre. It is in this light that they have set up their own label, ‘The Household Mark’, to release their latest record. The creative freedom that flows through this album in part springs from the liberating feeling of not having to seek assurances from label, contemporaries or advisors. Without them NSRO have been free to create a unified collection of songs and instrumentals that will stand up to scrutiny for years to come.
North Sea Radio Orchestra – ‘I a moon’; beautiful, redolent, ancient and modern, English and world, unique.
Tickets are available online.
15th September 2017, 8.30pm: Dan Reed – Confessions UK Tour
Singer-songwriter from Portland, Oregon incorporating simple acoustic songs with world sounds and samples. He’s written many electronic tracks, some with his own vocals or some with sampled vocals from different political speakers. With songs composed from Hong Kong to New Dehli, Jerusalem to London, Dan’s music has a global sound.
The Confessions UK Tour sees Dan Reed take in intimate venues around the UK performing acoustically for what will be a very special and spiritual set of shows.
The performances are taking place in some beautiful and atmospheric venues and we will be filming and recording the first three to create a Live DVD release… Each ticket includes a downloadable Hi-Resolution MP4 video file of the DVD and downloadable digital WAV and MP3 mixes of all the tracks from the DVD. The audio mixes will not be available anywhere else!
As is typical with Dan Reed shows the evening will be immersive and interactive giving you, the audience the opportunity to contribute directly to something special and create something unique. So have your requests at the ready!
Tickets are available online.