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Empty Shop CIC is a non profit arts organisation in the North East of England and based in Durham City. We deilver exhibitions & events, collaborate on projects and run a licenced cultural venue. Formed in 2008, Empty Shop is completely independent and unfunded by choice. ...read more

// Upcoming Events

Nov
23
Sun
Castle Theatre Company: Sarah Kane’s ‘4.48 Psychosis’ @ Empty Shop HQ
Nov 23 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Castle Theatre Company are very excited to present ‘4.48 Psychosis’ by Sarah Kane on SUNDAY 23, MONDAY 24 and TUESDAY 25 NOVEMBER at 8 PM in EMPTY SHOP HQ.

TICKETS FOR THIS PERFORMANCE HAVE TO BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE – PLEASE SEE INFORMATION BELOW.

‘4.48 Psychosis’ is an astonishing tour de force about the unbearable pain of clinical depression, seen from within the sufferer’s mind. A highly unconventional piece of theatre, this play like no other immerses you in the state of a never-ceasing battle between the light and the dark, ‘a black and white film of yes and no yes and no’, where any thought is the deadliest weapon and all of your enemies are in your own mind.

This production of ‘4.48 Psychosis’ uses a unique innovative stage design which blurs the boundary between the actors and the audience and thereby makes you wonder – who is the actor here? and who is watching who? If this is a private theatre of the mind, then what is the audience’s role in it?

Please beware that the audience capacity of Empty Shop is extremely limited and therefore ALL TICKETS HAVE TO BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE. Please email Maria Zaikina at maria.zaikina@durham.ac.uk or message her on facebook to book your ticket. You will then be able to pay and collect your ticket on the door. We recommend you book early to avoid disappointment.

Tickets are £5 for DST members, £5.50 for students and £6 for general audience

Facebook event – click here

Nov
24
Mon
Castle Theatre Company: Sarah Kane’s ‘4.48 Psychosis’ @ Empty Shop HQ
Nov 24 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Castle Theatre Company are very excited to present ‘4.48 Psychosis’ by Sarah Kane on SUNDAY 23, MONDAY 24 and TUESDAY 25 NOVEMBER at 8 PM in EMPTY SHOP HQ.

TICKETS FOR THIS PERFORMANCE HAVE TO BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE – PLEASE SEE INFORMATION BELOW.

‘4.48 Psychosis’ is an astonishing tour de force about the unbearable pain of clinical depression, seen from within the sufferer’s mind. A highly unconventional piece of theatre, this play like no other immerses you in the state of a never-ceasing battle between the light and the dark, ‘a black and white film of yes and no yes and no’, where any thought is the deadliest weapon and all of your enemies are in your own mind.

This production of ‘4.48 Psychosis’ uses a unique innovative stage design which blurs the boundary between the actors and the audience and thereby makes you wonder – who is the actor here? and who is watching who? If this is a private theatre of the mind, then what is the audience’s role in it?

Please beware that the audience capacity of Empty Shop is extremely limited and therefore ALL TICKETS HAVE TO BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE. Please email Maria Zaikina at maria.zaikina@durham.ac.uk or message her on facebook to book your ticket. You will then be able to pay and collect your ticket on the door. We recommend you book early to avoid disappointment.

Tickets are £5 for DST members, £5.50 for students and £6 for general audience

Facebook event – click here

Nov
25
Tue
Castle Theatre Company: Sarah Kane’s ‘4.48 Psychosis’ @ Empty Shop HQ
Nov 25 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Castle Theatre Company are very excited to present ‘4.48 Psychosis’ by Sarah Kane on SUNDAY 23, MONDAY 24 and TUESDAY 25 NOVEMBER at 8 PM in EMPTY SHOP HQ.

TICKETS FOR THIS PERFORMANCE HAVE TO BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE – PLEASE SEE INFORMATION BELOW.

‘4.48 Psychosis’ is an astonishing tour de force about the unbearable pain of clinical depression, seen from within the sufferer’s mind. A highly unconventional piece of theatre, this play like no other immerses you in the state of a never-ceasing battle between the light and the dark, ‘a black and white film of yes and no yes and no’, where any thought is the deadliest weapon and all of your enemies are in your own mind.

This production of ‘4.48 Psychosis’ uses a unique innovative stage design which blurs the boundary between the actors and the audience and thereby makes you wonder – who is the actor here? and who is watching who? If this is a private theatre of the mind, then what is the audience’s role in it?

Please beware that the audience capacity of Empty Shop is extremely limited and therefore ALL TICKETS HAVE TO BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE. Please email Maria Zaikina at maria.zaikina@durham.ac.uk or message her on facebook to book your ticket. You will then be able to pay and collect your ticket on the door. We recommend you book early to avoid disappointment.

Tickets are £5 for DST members, £5.50 for students and £6 for general audience

Facebook event – click here

Nov
26
Wed
Grace Petrie // Tim O-T // Jonny Gill // Ferret Legs @ Empty Shop HQ
Nov 26 @ 8:00 pm

Helping Hand records are bringing this wonderful gig to Empty Shop HQ.

Grace Petrie is a songwriter, activist and performer from Leicester, UK. She first exploded on to the national protest scene in 2010 with the emotive anthem Farewell to Welfare, which captured perfectly the spirit of the new wave of dissent in austerity Britain. Since then she has quietly become one of the most prolific and respected songwriters working in the UK today.

Her latest release, Love Is My Rebellion (2013) charts the journey beyond protest singer, through mid-term political cynicism and personal change to emerge through shades of folk, Americana and country as a more mature songwriting voice. The result is a collection of songs that provide a soundtrack to the modern struggle, with faith and with love, that will resonate with listeners everywhere.

Grace’s young career boasts three studio albums, a dedicated fan base and national tours supporting Emmy the Great, Billy Bragg and comedians Robin Ince and Josie Long, as well as a string of festival appearances including regular visits to Latitude and Glastonbury. She is a frequent guest on BBC Radio 4’s the Now Show and has appeared on Channel 4’s Random Acts. She has been featured in The Guardian, Diva Magazine and named “one to watch” in the Independent on Sunday’s 2013 Pink List of influential LGBT figures.

Check out a few tracks – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwhj_vMDJU8

Grace Petrie:
http://music.gracepetrie.com/track/i-do-not-have-the-power-to-cause-a-flood


Tim OT
Tim plays up and down the country all the time and is fab. Tom Robinson from BBC6 music described him has “an amazing talent”, so there you are!
http://timot1.bandcamp.com/

Jonny Gill
Singing songs about growing up and being sad and also being happy.
http://jonnygillmusic.bandcamp.com/album/quietly-quietly

Ferret Legs
Singing songs about life and love.
https://ferretlegs.bandcamp.com/

As always, everyone is welcome. Be nice, respect the building and the people in it.

All ages – under 16s with a responsible adult

Facebook event – click here