Empty Shop is all about opportunity, you can use our HQ venue to host any number of creative or cultural events.
Part of the Durham Women Rising festival programme, which aims to celebrate women, whilst challenging the aspects of our culture which underpin gender-based violence.
5pm : Comedy debate ‘Is anything fair game for humour?’
The debate will be in the safe hands of Durham University Feminism Society compere Rosa Walling-Wefelmeyer; Although we’ve called this a debate, we’re very much hoping to steer away from John Humphreys-style polarisation to have an explorative discussion on a potentially divisive subject, with the relaxed setting of Empty Shop HQ and the promise of music and drinks at 7pm to help us!
7pm : Celebrating women in music
An opportunity for any woman with a musical inclination – be it well-established, budding or unexplored – to showcase her fabulousness; we would love to be able to feature a diversity of musical styles. If you think this might be you, make sure to rock up to Empty Shop and show us what you can do. We’re looking forward to seeing you there! Guys, you’re totally welcome to join the celebration, but in honour of International Women’s Day, we’re reserving the mic for the girls!
For more info about the Durham Women Rising festival, find us on Facebook, or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are excited to announce the next guest curated film season. Curtis Runstedler will present three films over three consectutive weeks and lead discussions with each.
Bring a sketch pad, read a book, play one of our board games or just come and chat at the bar. The Wednesday Night Social is our weekly hang out, and you’re invited.
Our HQ is the home of the organisation and a cultural venue; Hidden away above the streets yet still central, this beautiful old building is full of rickety old DIY charm. We play good music, serve good drinks at honest prices, do loads of interesting stuff and encourage a friendly environment where it’s ok for you to turn up by yourself and talk to a stranger.
Various things will happen at the The Wednesday Night Social, our film club will show in the other room some weeks, perhaps an alternative life drawing class or maybe a quiz – but it will always be a social environment to hang out in.
We hope to see you there and please, spread the word.
From Thursday 6th Feb we’re starting a new initiative to help young people put on their own events, performances and exhibitions. Suitable for anyone aged 14-19 the programme helps participants meet and work with musicians, film makers, artists, writers and more.
The programme is completely FREE, runs for 6 sessions and takes place on Thursday evenings at Empty Shop HQ in Durham.
Beyond this initial structure the young people will have the opportunity to shape the programme themselves deciding what events they want to put on and who they want to work with.
To find out more email email@example.com or text 07732670064