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This summer Steam Machine will deliver their awesome craft beer experience alongside our usual diverse programme of events at HQ. In art terms it’s a residency, in beer terms it’s a tap takeover but all you really need to know is this is going to be awesome!

Sep 24 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Steam Machine residency: Homebrew Competition! @ Empty Shop HQ
Calling all HOMEBREWERS! Gather to Empty Shop HQ and the Steam Machine Summer Residency on Sunday 24th September to showcase your creativity. We don’t want you to be tied up by rules to inhibit your[...]
Board Game Night @ Empty Shop HQ
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Board Game Night @ Empty Shop HQ
As part of their Summer residency, Steam Machine are bringing their board game night to HQ. Do you have a passion for board games? Are you interested in learning a new game? Have you been[...]
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – 11:45 pm
I Know What You Did Last Summer: 20th Anniversary Special @ TESTT Space
How else do you launch a new cinema space than with a cult horror film? Everyone’s favourite feminist trash tv blog Clarissa Explains Fuck All christen the new black box at our TESTT Space arts venue with[...]
Sep 30 @ 1:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Steam Machine Residency - Leaving Party @ Empty Shop HQ
Steam Machine’s summer residency at Empty Shop HQ is coming to end! 🙁 What better way to say goodbye to Empty Shop HQ than throw a little leaving party with the people who have made[...]
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
The Jazz Sessions: Safe Sextet Feat. Debra Milne @ Empty Shop HQ
Working in association with the Jazz Co-Op in Newcastle, The Jazz Sessions bring top class Jazz to Durham on the first Thursday of every month. Now in it’s 3rd year, Empty Shop HQ plays host[...]
Oct 6 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Ceiling Demons / Otis Mensah / Me Lost Me (I Lost My) @ Empty Shop HQ
Win Big Records Present…  >>> Ceiling Demons Alt hip hop with live band. The Demons make a long awaited return to Empty Shop promoting their sophomore (y’know their 2nd) album Nil, released by Win Big.[...]
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Book Fest: Zine-Making in a Day with Una @ TESTT Space
PLEASE NOTE: This event takes place in our 2nd venue, TESTT Space – see address for details As part of Durham Book Festival, we are excited to be hosting this fascinating workshop. We’re delighted to[...]
Oct 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Book Fest: Hayling Island: Stories at Sea Level @ TESTT Space
PLEASE NOTE: This event takes place in our 2nd venue, TESTT Space – see address for details As part of Durham Book Festival, we are excited to be hosting this fascinating event. Hayling Island is[...]
DUJS: Jazz Jam @ HQ @ Empty Shop HQ
Oct 8 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
DUJS: Jazz Jam @ HQ @ Empty Shop HQ
We are chuffed to welcome back the Durham University Jazz Society to host semi-regular Jazz Jams at HQ on Sundays. They’re free to attend and open to all. Format There will be a house band all[...]
The Folk Sessions @ Empty Shop HQ
Oct 12 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm
The Folk Sessions @ Empty Shop HQ
Join us for an evening of informal folk at Empty Shop HQ on the second Thursday of every month. Traditional music sessions – tunes and maybe a few songs from the British Isles and beyond.[...]
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Book Fest: Silent Book Disco @ Empty Shop HQ
As part of Durham Book Festival we are excited to welcome back Forum Books for another class night of music and dancing. They brought this to HQ at last year’s Book Festival, and it was class.[...]
Oct 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Book Fest: What She Knew: Workshop @ TESTT Space
PLEASE NOTE: This event takes place in our 2nd venue, TESTT Space – see address for details As part of Durham Book Festival, we are excited to be hosting this fascinating workshop. What She Knew[...]
Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Book Fest: What She Knew Zine Launch & Networking Event @ TESTT Space
PLEASE NOTE: This event takes place in our 2nd venue, TESTT Space – see address for details As part of Durham Book Festival, we are excited to be hosting this fascinating launch event. Join Papaya[...]
Book Fest: Will Kaufman: Woody Guthrie – The Long Road To Peekskill @ Empty Shop HQ
As part of Durham Book Festival we are excited to welcome back The People’s Bookshop for another brilliant afternoon of live music. Join Will Kaufman as he performs his live musical documentary The Long Road[...]
DUJS: Jazz Jam @ HQ @ Empty Shop HQ
Oct 15 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
DUJS: Jazz Jam @ HQ @ Empty Shop HQ
We are chuffed to welcome back the Durham University Jazz Society to host semi-regular Jazz Jams at HQ on Sundays. They’re free to attend and open to all. Format There will be a house band all[...]
Oct 21 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
S&C Presents: GREY TAPES + WASKERLEY WAY @ Empty Shop HQ
Seagull & Circle present the first gig in their 2017 gig series. Blending electronic music with live performance and experimental, audio wizardry… you’ll be picking your jaw up off the floor when you leave. Grey[...]
DUJS: Jazz Jam @ HQ @ Empty Shop HQ
Oct 22 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
DUJS: Jazz Jam @ HQ @ Empty Shop HQ
We are chuffed to welcome back the Durham University Jazz Society to host semi-regular Jazz Jams at HQ on Sundays. They’re free to attend and open to all. Format There will be a house band all[...]
DUJS: Jazz Jam @ HQ @ Empty Shop HQ
Oct 29 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
DUJS: Jazz Jam @ HQ @ Empty Shop HQ
We are chuffed to welcome back the Durham University Jazz Society to host semi-regular Jazz Jams at HQ on Sundays. They’re free to attend and open to all. Format There will be a house band all[...]
DUJS: Jazz Jam @ HQ @ Empty Shop HQ
Nov 5 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
DUJS: Jazz Jam @ HQ @ Empty Shop HQ
We are chuffed to welcome back the Durham University Jazz Society to host semi-regular Jazz Jams at HQ on Sundays. They’re free to attend and open to all. Format There will be a house band all[...]
The Folk Sessions @ Empty Shop HQ
Nov 9 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm
The Folk Sessions @ Empty Shop HQ
Join us for an evening of informal folk at Empty Shop HQ on the second Thursday of every month. Traditional music sessions – tunes and maybe a few songs from the British Isles and beyond.[...]
Nov 12 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
JAMES GRAY ROBSON & THE LOVELY BURN + Jordan Kirkup @ Empty Shop HQ
Local gig promoters Down By The River are back for the Autumn/Winter and as ever are programming some great Sunday afternoon gigs at HQ. Formed in 2015 James Gray Robson & The Lovely Burn are[...]
DUJS: Jazz Jam @ HQ @ Empty Shop HQ
Nov 12 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
DUJS: Jazz Jam @ HQ @ Empty Shop HQ
We are chuffed to welcome back the Durham University Jazz Society to host semi-regular Jazz Jams at HQ on Sundays. They’re free to attend and open to all. Format There will be a house band all[...]
Nov 23 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
S&C and EC present: The Burning Hell & Nana Grizol @ Empty Shop HQ
Seagull & Circle and the Equestrian Collective present a transatlantic double header bringing The Burning Hell and Nana Grizol to Durham for the first time… you’re in for a treat! The Burning Hell (Canada) The[...]
DUJS: Jazz Jam @ HQ @ Empty Shop HQ
Nov 26 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
DUJS: Jazz Jam @ HQ @ Empty Shop HQ
We are chuffed to welcome back the Durham University Jazz Society to host semi-regular Jazz Jams at HQ on Sundays. They’re free to attend and open to all. Format There will be a house band all[...]
DUJS: Jazz Jam @ HQ @ Empty Shop HQ
Dec 3 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
DUJS: Jazz Jam @ HQ @ Empty Shop HQ
We are chuffed to welcome back the Durham University Jazz Society to host semi-regular Jazz Jams at HQ on Sundays. They’re free to attend and open to all. Format There will be a house band all[...]
DUJS: Jazz Jam @ HQ @ Empty Shop HQ
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
DUJS: Jazz Jam @ HQ @ Empty Shop HQ
We are chuffed to welcome back the Durham University Jazz Society to host semi-regular Jazz Jams at HQ on Sundays. They’re free to attend and open to all. Format There will be a house band all[...]
The Folk Sessions @ Empty Shop HQ
Dec 14 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm
The Folk Sessions @ Empty Shop HQ
Join us for an evening of informal folk at Empty Shop HQ on the second Thursday of every month. Traditional music sessions – tunes and maybe a few songs from the British Isles and beyond.[...]
Dec 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Nathalie Stern feat. members of Noize Choir @ Empty Shop HQ
Down By The River bring another class gig to HQ as part of their Autumn/Winter programme… Existing outside of any one genre or scene ’s minimal but distinctive largely electronic set up uses looped vocals[...]
Sep 24 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Steam Machine residency: Homebrew Competition! @ Empty Shop HQ
Calling all HOMEBREWERS! Gather to Empty Shop HQ and the Steam Machine Summer Residency on Sunday 24th September to showcase your creativity. We don’t want you to be tied up by rules to inhibit your[...]
Board Game Night @ Empty Shop HQ
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Board Game Night @ Empty Shop HQ
As part of their Summer residency, Steam Machine are bringing their board game night to HQ. Do you have a passion for board games? Are you interested in learning a new game? Have you been[...]
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – 11:45 pm
I Know What You Did Last Summer: 20th Anniversary Special @ TESTT Space
How else do you launch a new cinema space than with a cult horror film? Everyone’s favourite feminist trash tv blog Clarissa Explains Fuck All christen the new black box at our TESTT Space arts venue with[...]
Sep 30 @ 1:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Steam Machine Residency - Leaving Party @ Empty Shop HQ
Steam Machine’s summer residency at Empty Shop HQ is coming to end! 🙁 What better way to say goodbye to Empty Shop HQ than throw a little leaving party with the people who have made[...]
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
The Jazz Sessions: Safe Sextet Feat. Debra Milne @ Empty Shop HQ
Working in association with the Jazz Co-Op in Newcastle, The Jazz Sessions bring top class Jazz to Durham on the first Thursday of every month. Now in it’s 3rd year, Empty Shop HQ plays host[...]
Oct 6 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Ceiling Demons / Otis Mensah / Me Lost Me (I Lost My) @ Empty Shop HQ
Win Big Records Present…  >>> Ceiling Demons Alt hip hop with live band. The Demons make a long awaited return to Empty Shop promoting their sophomore (y’know their 2nd) album Nil, released by Win Big.[...]
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Book Fest: Zine-Making in a Day with Una @ TESTT Space
PLEASE NOTE: This event takes place in our 2nd venue, TESTT Space – see address for details As part of Durham Book Festival, we are excited to be hosting this fascinating workshop. We’re delighted to[...]
Oct 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Book Fest: Hayling Island: Stories at Sea Level @ TESTT Space
PLEASE NOTE: This event takes place in our 2nd venue, TESTT Space – see address for details As part of Durham Book Festival, we are excited to be hosting this fascinating event. Hayling Island is[...]
DUJS: Jazz Jam @ HQ @ Empty Shop HQ
Oct 8 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
DUJS: Jazz Jam @ HQ @ Empty Shop HQ
We are chuffed to welcome back the Durham University Jazz Society to host semi-regular Jazz Jams at HQ on Sundays. They’re free to attend and open to all. Format There will be a house band all[...]
The Folk Sessions @ Empty Shop HQ
Oct 12 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm
The Folk Sessions @ Empty Shop HQ
Join us for an evening of informal folk at Empty Shop HQ on the second Thursday of every month. Traditional music sessions – tunes and maybe a few songs from the British Isles and beyond.[...]
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Book Fest: Silent Book Disco @ Empty Shop HQ
As part of Durham Book Festival we are excited to welcome back Forum Books for another class night of music and dancing. They brought this to HQ at last year’s Book Festival, and it was class.[...]
Oct 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Book Fest: What She Knew: Workshop @ TESTT Space
PLEASE NOTE: This event takes place in our 2nd venue, TESTT Space – see address for details As part of Durham Book Festival, we are excited to be hosting this fascinating workshop. What She Knew[...]
Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Book Fest: What She Knew Zine Launch & Networking Event @ TESTT Space
PLEASE NOTE: This event takes place in our 2nd venue, TESTT Space – see address for details As part of Durham Book Festival, we are excited to be hosting this fascinating launch event. Join Papaya[...]
Book Fest: Will Kaufman: Woody Guthrie – The Long Road To Peekskill @ Empty Shop HQ
As part of Durham Book Festival we are excited to welcome back The People’s Bookshop for another brilliant afternoon of live music. Join Will Kaufman as he performs his live musical documentary The Long Road[...]
DUJS: Jazz Jam @ HQ @ Empty Shop HQ
Oct 15 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
DUJS: Jazz Jam @ HQ @ Empty Shop HQ
We are chuffed to welcome back the Durham University Jazz Society to host semi-regular Jazz Jams at HQ on Sundays. They’re free to attend and open to all. Format There will be a house band all[...]
Oct 21 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
S&C Presents: GREY TAPES + WASKERLEY WAY @ Empty Shop HQ
Seagull & Circle present the first gig in their 2017 gig series. Blending electronic music with live performance and experimental, audio wizardry… you’ll be picking your jaw up off the floor when you leave. Grey[...]
DUJS: Jazz Jam @ HQ @ Empty Shop HQ
Oct 22 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
DUJS: Jazz Jam @ HQ @ Empty Shop HQ
We are chuffed to welcome back the Durham University Jazz Society to host semi-regular Jazz Jams at HQ on Sundays. They’re free to attend and open to all. Format There will be a house band all[...]
DUJS: Jazz Jam @ HQ @ Empty Shop HQ
Oct 29 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
DUJS: Jazz Jam @ HQ @ Empty Shop HQ
We are chuffed to welcome back the Durham University Jazz Society to host semi-regular Jazz Jams at HQ on Sundays. They’re free to attend and open to all. Format There will be a house band all[...]
DUJS: Jazz Jam @ HQ @ Empty Shop HQ
Nov 5 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
DUJS: Jazz Jam @ HQ @ Empty Shop HQ
We are chuffed to welcome back the Durham University Jazz Society to host semi-regular Jazz Jams at HQ on Sundays. They’re free to attend and open to all. Format There will be a house band all[...]
The Folk Sessions @ Empty Shop HQ
Nov 9 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm
The Folk Sessions @ Empty Shop HQ
Join us for an evening of informal folk at Empty Shop HQ on the second Thursday of every month. Traditional music sessions – tunes and maybe a few songs from the British Isles and beyond.[...]
Nov 12 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
JAMES GRAY ROBSON & THE LOVELY BURN + Jordan Kirkup @ Empty Shop HQ
Local gig promoters Down By The River are back for the Autumn/Winter and as ever are programming some great Sunday afternoon gigs at HQ. Formed in 2015 James Gray Robson & The Lovely Burn are[...]
DUJS: Jazz Jam @ HQ @ Empty Shop HQ
Nov 12 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
DUJS: Jazz Jam @ HQ @ Empty Shop HQ
We are chuffed to welcome back the Durham University Jazz Society to host semi-regular Jazz Jams at HQ on Sundays. They’re free to attend and open to all. Format There will be a house band all[...]
Nov 23 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
S&C and EC present: The Burning Hell & Nana Grizol @ Empty Shop HQ
Seagull & Circle and the Equestrian Collective present a transatlantic double header bringing The Burning Hell and Nana Grizol to Durham for the first time… you’re in for a treat! The Burning Hell (Canada) The[...]
DUJS: Jazz Jam @ HQ @ Empty Shop HQ
Nov 26 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
DUJS: Jazz Jam @ HQ @ Empty Shop HQ
We are chuffed to welcome back the Durham University Jazz Society to host semi-regular Jazz Jams at HQ on Sundays. They’re free to attend and open to all. Format There will be a house band all[...]
DUJS: Jazz Jam @ HQ @ Empty Shop HQ
Dec 3 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
DUJS: Jazz Jam @ HQ @ Empty Shop HQ
We are chuffed to welcome back the Durham University Jazz Society to host semi-regular Jazz Jams at HQ on Sundays. They’re free to attend and open to all. Format There will be a house band all[...]
DUJS: Jazz Jam @ HQ @ Empty Shop HQ
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
DUJS: Jazz Jam @ HQ @ Empty Shop HQ
We are chuffed to welcome back the Durham University Jazz Society to host semi-regular Jazz Jams at HQ on Sundays. They’re free to attend and open to all. Format There will be a house band all[...]
The Folk Sessions @ Empty Shop HQ
Dec 14 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm
The Folk Sessions @ Empty Shop HQ
Join us for an evening of informal folk at Empty Shop HQ on the second Thursday of every month. Traditional music sessions – tunes and maybe a few songs from the British Isles and beyond.[...]
Dec 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Nathalie Stern feat. members of Noize Choir @ Empty Shop HQ
Down By The River bring another class gig to HQ as part of their Autumn/Winter programme… Existing outside of any one genre or scene ’s minimal but distinctive largely electronic set up uses looped vocals[...]