Empty Shop is all about opportunity, you can use our HQ venue to host any number of creative or cultural events.
Most Fridays we will open the bar at HQ. Often there may be an exhibition or event taking place earlier in the evening or in another room/space. On those occasions the bar will the bar will run along side or afterwards meaning you can still come along to the bar.
Check out the calendar for other things happening on the night or just pop along for a few drinks and the usual Empty Shop vibe.
Gary Chaplin, guitarist and songwriter with seminal punk band, Penetration, presents Glider.
An evening of music and visuals created in association with Peter McAdam using his unique video generation software, icoda.
Working with longtime collaborators Dave Haskins and Steve Ford, Glider will perform stripped down LowFi versions of material written over the last four years.
A night of novelty, whimsy and noise.
**UPDATE: Drink & Draw is now playing host to a new ‘stitch and bitch’ gathering by Durham Creatives, contact them for more info***
Drink & Draw is a new, fairly regular night at HQ. Now we have our new bar we want to create a space for people to hang out, have a few drinks and a bit of a draw; essentially a social environment with a creative vibe.
Feel free to bring your sketch pad or whatever project your working on, or just come along for a few drinks.
The event is still young and will no doubt evolve – we may through in drawing games from time to time or show a few films in the background – and we are open to suggestion, so chip in if you have any ideas.
Basically, come and hang out – Bring your pad, bring your pens, bring your mates… or just bring yourself!
Most Wednesdays, 7pm – late. We’ll confirm a bunch of these nights a month or two at a time in this event calendar, but check in online to make sure it’s happening.
Discount Horse Records & The Equestrian Collective proudly present…
GHOST MICE (USA) – http://
The world famous Ghost Mice return to Durham for the first time since the historic Renny Street house show back in 2008. For realsies. Legendary DIY folk punk from Bloomington, Indiana. Ghost Mice have records on Plan It X records, No Idea and Discount Horse records (to name a few).
Fun Fact: Chris Clavin owns a piece of H.P. Lovecraft’s right femur.
ONSIND (Pity Me) – http://
Political DIY pop punk played by two human animals from Pity Me with acoustic guitars. You should have heard their new LP by now. Also on Discount Horse and Plan It X Records.
Fun Fact: When on tour, ONSIND regularly have frightening encounters with crows.
OLIVE ANNE (Cardiff) – http://
More DIY folk from the Welsh capital. Olive Anne has been doing this for aaages and is totally brilliant. Touring with Ghost Mice.
Fun Fact: Livi has a song about popular Durham city dive bar, The Fishtank. The Fishtank is flattered.
FULHÄST (London) – http://
Lo-fi game boy pop punk from London. It isn’t chiptune, per se, more game boy pop punk. Pop punk that features a game boy. You know, the popular handheld gaming device… Album out soon on Fika Recordings.
Fun Fact: Fulhäst’s Nik Vestberg held the record for longest handstand in his native Sweden from 1998-2003.
£5 on the door.
Durham Creatives are running a session at HQ exposing the potential of the space for the creative community. Sign up to take part here and...