Gigs and events

We regularly host gigs, exhibitions and events.

Film Nights

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.

The next Film Nights are:

6th April 2017: Arrival
“Villeneuve has crafted a movie akin to “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”: an imaginative, escapist what-if scenario overlaid with profound questions about fate, loss and the meaning of love.” – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
Based on the 1998 short story “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang and directed by Denis Villeneuve, the film “Arrival” tells the story of Linguistics professor Louise Banks (Amy Adams) who leads an elite team of investigators when gigantic spaceships touch down in 12 locations around the world. As nations teeter on the verge of global war, Banks and her crew must race against time to find a way to communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors. Hoping to unravel the mystery, she takes a chance that could threaten her life and quite possibly all of mankind.
Click here for the official trailer.
Please note: This Film Night won’t be on the second Thursday in the month because that would be in Holy Week. So we’ll be meeting at the first Thursday, the 6th April.

11th May 2017: Silence
“It’s a film about the search for God in circumstances defined by His absence.” – Robbie Collin, The Telegraph
We’d like to invite you to our Film Night in May! On the 11th May at 7pm we’ll show the 2016 historical drama film “Silence”, directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Jay Cocks and Scorsese, based upon the 1966 novel of the same name by Shūsaku Endō. The film tells the story of two Christian missionaries (Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver) who face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to Japan in search of their missing mentor (Liam Neeson) – at a time when Christianity was outlawed and their presence forbidden.
Click here for the official trailer.

8th 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.

Gigs

30th March 2017, 7pm: Acoustic Amnesty for 42nd Street Mental Health Charity
The next Acoustic Amnesty will see a return of some excellent
performance poetry. Kieran King will be hosting a “Poets sing and
Singers poet” evening where poets will be asked to sing as well as do
what they normally do and, similarly, singers will be asked to perform
poetry as well as do their normal singing.
The performers so far are:
Kieran King
Jack Dixon and Hayley Williams
Richard Lomax
Morgan Harper Jones.
We are raising money for Manchester Amnesty and 42nd Street.
Tickets are available on the door or online.

31st March 2017, 7pm: Isaac Gracie Concert
22-year-old British musician Isaac Gracie has the world at his feet. Growing up in Ealing, the son of poet, Judith Gracie, Isaac wrote his first songs at the age of fourteen.  Inspired by familiar greats in the Buckleys, Radiohead, Leonard Cohen, and Bob Dylan, Isaac had an instinctive knack for writing a devastating melody, and a voice honed to precision. The years of choral practice instilled into that voice from an early age as a young member of Ealing’s Abbey Choir, resonates here with anxiety and wit. Never too much, never too forced. There’s emotion without the emoting. It’s the sound of a young artist with talent still raw, but what a talent it is. 2016 saw the release of two low-key releases ‘Songs From My bedroom’, a self-produced bedroom demo EP, and ‘Songs in Black and White’, recorded live from the packed out Waiting Room gig in the high summer.
Listen to his music on Soundcloud.
Tickets are available online.

7th April 2017, 7pm: Holly Macve Concert
“Little is known of Holly other than she is a 20 year old from Yorkshire who appeared out of nowhere in Brighton late last year. I had a tip-off to go to a basement bar where she was playing. In a room full of beery boys chatting across all the music beforehand, the minute Holly opened her mouth the room fell silent. Hers is a rare gift.”– Simon Rymonde, Bella Union
Listen to her music on Soundcloud.
Tickets are available online.

27th April 2017, 8pm: Caitlin Gilligan Concert
We are thrilled to be hosting Caitlin Gilligan, as she launches her brand new EP The Painter & The Sky.
Listen to her music on Soundcloud.

Also on the bill are Liverpool-based duo Limerance.
Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday 22 April.

5th May 2017: Diving Station Concert
Listen to their music on Soundcloud.
More information to follow.

12th May 2017, 7pm: Diane Birch Concert
“[Nous Is] her most compelling and modern work yet, finding a niche somewhere between Sade and Stevie Nicks. With it Birch’s prowess and originality finally come through loud and clear.” – Village Voice, October 2016
Diane Birch’s latest album, the self-produced Nous, is her bravest and most independent work to date. Written and recorded mostly in Berlin, Nous draws on musical influences as varied and rich as Birch’s own international upbringing—from her childhood as a preacher’s daughter in Zimbabwe and South Africa, to her wedding dress and black-lipstick days as a Goth teen in Portland, to her late teens in L.A. where she paid her musical dues playing piano and singing covers in fancy hotels. She was discovered on MySpace in 2007, and shortly thereafter moved to London and New York to begin her recording career.  In Nous, Birch channels Ambrosian hymns, moody soul, Debussy and RnB, all brought together with an unflagging attention to classic pop songwriting and the intricate possibilities of the piano. Lyrically, Nous explores questions of love, power, gender, and loss, along with Birch’s recurring odes to the concept of a “higher self.” Indeed, the album’s title doesn’t only mean “we” in French. Nous is an ancient Greek term for  “awareness.”
Listen to her music on Soundcloud.
Tickets available online.

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 available online.