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What’s on at HQ

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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 21 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
** SHOW CANCELLED ** Bad Sleep // Pale Kids // Austeros @ Empty Shop HQ
  PLEASE NOTE THIS GIG HAS BEEN CANCELLED. A note from the organisers: “It’s such a shame but this show is cancelled now – Bad Sleep and Austeros are having trouble with their van, and[...]
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.[...]
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 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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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 21 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
** SHOW CANCELLED ** Bad Sleep // Pale Kids // Austeros @ Empty Shop HQ
  PLEASE NOTE THIS GIG HAS BEEN CANCELLED. A note from the organisers: “It’s such a shame but this show is cancelled now – Bad Sleep and Austeros are having trouble with their van, and[...]
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.[...]
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 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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]