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// About us

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

Dec
20
Sat
Empty Shop Xmas Party: Feat Little Drummer Boy guess-a-long @ Empty Shop HQ
Dec 20 @ 8:00 pm

On the last Saturday before some people eat loads, we are having our usual night of listening to multiple versions of the same song.

There might even be a karaoke element too.

Come along on Saturday night, have a few drinks and eat some mince pies.

xmas party

 

Dec
31
Wed
The 3rd Annual Discount Horse NYE Party – Feat. Martha + more @ Empty Shop HQ
Dec 31 @ 8:00 pm – Jan 1 @ 2:00 am

Let’s start 2015 spooky. Discount Horse is back from the dead to see in the new year!

Float by Empty Shop from 8pm this New Year’s Eve!

This year’s theme is HALLOWEEN (Fancy dress optional**)

THE LINE UP

MARTHA (Durham)
http://marthadiy.bandcamp.com/
Four lost souls from Pity Me. Unlikely popstars, doomed to haunt the M1 motorway until the end of time. Released their debut LP in 2014 on Fortuna Pop! and Salinas Records.

THE SPOOK SCHOOL (Edinburgh)
http://thespookschool.bandcamp.com/
Jangle sorta punk from Edinburgh. Fun fact: The Spook School are actually ghosts. WOOOOO. Their debut LP came out last year and it’s called DRESS UP. So do if you want.

ERIC AYOTTE (USA)
http://ericayotte.bandcamp.com/
Folk singer, film maker and Empty Shop favourite is back in Durham to see in the New Year. Earlier in 2014, Eric raised an army of Skeletons for the first International Living vs. Dead Dodgeball tournament.

DH DJs playing pop, punk and an unhealthy dose of soul all night.

Empty Shop HQ, 35c Framwellgate Bridge, Durham, DH1 4SJ

ALL AGES – under 16s with a responsible adult.

ADVANCE TICKETS – £4
ON THE DOOR – £6

Tickets available from: http://discounthorse.limitedrun.com/shows/12846-the-3rd-annual-discount-horse-nye-party
and the Empty Shop Bar

For more info, including transport, lodgings etc. email: discounthorserecords@gmail.com

**IMPORTANT
Dressing up is fun, offensive costumes are not.
http://www.autostraddle.com/im-a-culture-not-a-costume-campaign-stars-halloween-2011-118271/