Empty Shop is all about opportunity, you can use our HQ venue to host any number of creative or cultural events.
Seagull & Circle are excited to present a solo performance by the incredible Babar Luck at Empty Shop HQ.
Jay Bethel (USA)
Awesome acoustic hip hop – soundcloud.com/jaybethel
After show DJ:
Dave Jam (Jam Jah) will be playing some tunes til close.
From Siberia to Italy, this notable soloist performs around the globe, moving beyond tolerance limits in terms of humanity & musical genres. His straight from the heart style & REALness captures audiences & takes them on a journey into a world of visions, dreams and hopes for peace, love and unity, proper.
Citing influences to include Salif Keita, Ali Farka Touré, BB King, Mohammed Rafi & Skinnyman, Babar Luck has built his spaceship & boldly going where no Pakistani has gone before.
Babar Luck has recorded & performed live with numerous artists from a plethora of ‘genres’ & continues to create wild beautiful music with an array of players from all walks of life. Babar has also shared musical performance at many festivals of various ‘genres’ including Transmusicale Festival in France, Beautiful Days Festival in the UK & Denmark’s massive Roskilde Festival.
2010 saw Babar Luck accepting an invitation to perform at the much acclaimed TEDx conference series, held for the first time in Istanbul, Turkey with the theme “The Limits of Tolerance”, festival appearances in Belgium & Switzerland and extensive touring throughout the UK.
Empty Shop HQ is a private cultural venue, you are welcome as a guest as long as you are nice… so, be respectful to others and have fun!
- We are a fully licenced venue, bring ID and don’t bring in your own booze – ta.
- Under 18s welcome with a responsible adult
Part of the Durham Women Rising festival programme, which aims to celebrate women, whilst challenging the aspects of our culture which underpin gender-based violence.
5pm : Comedy debate ‘Is anything fair game for humour?’
The debate will be in the safe hands of Durham University Feminism Society compere Rosa Walling-Wefelmeyer; Although we’ve called this a debate, we’re very much hoping to steer away from John Humphreys-style polarisation to have an explorative discussion on a potentially divisive subject, with the relaxed setting of Empty Shop HQ and the promise of music and drinks at 7pm to help us!
7pm : Celebrating women in music
An opportunity for any woman with a musical inclination – be it well-established, budding or unexplored – to showcase her fabulousness; we would love to be able to feature a diversity of musical styles. If you think this might be you, make sure to rock up to Empty Shop and show us what you can do. We’re looking forward to seeing you there! Guys, you’re totally welcome to join the celebration, but in honour of International Women’s Day, we’re reserving the mic for the girls!
For more info about the Durham Women Rising festival, find us on Facebook, or write to us at email@example.com
We are excited to announce the next guest curated film season. Curtis Runstedler will present three films over three consectutive weeks and lead discussions with each.
Bring a sketch pad, read a book, play one of our board games or just come and chat at the bar. The Wednesday Night Social is our weekly hang out, and you’re invited.
Our HQ is the home of the organisation and a cultural venue; Hidden away above the streets yet still central, this beautiful old building is full of rickety old DIY charm. We play good music, serve good drinks at honest prices, do loads of interesting stuff and encourage a friendly environment where it’s ok for you to turn up by yourself and talk to a stranger.
Various things will happen at the The Wednesday Night Social, our film club will show in the other room some weeks, perhaps an alternative life drawing class or maybe a quiz – but it will always be a social environment to hang out in.
We hope to see you there and please, spread the word.