Empty Shop is all about opportunity, you can use our HQ venue to host any number of creative or cultural events.
Empty Shop are excited to welcome The Zu Zu Cats.
The 4 piece band, all from in and around the Durham area have been hard at work honing their set and look forward to playing their first Durham City gig.
Expect all original material that nods to 50’s/60’s beat with a touch of country and blues… “Like Richard Hawley swapping style and guns with Tarantino…”
DJ set before and after from Richie B featuring Funk, Soul and Hip-Hop…
FREE ENTRY! Doors from 7pm
Gary Chaplin, guitarist and songwriter with seminal punk band, Penetration, presents Glider.
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.
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.
The second in a series of 4 jazz sessions with a view to establish a regular jazz night at Empty Shop HQ
Working in association with the Pink Lane Jazz Co-Op in Newcastle, we present 4 evenings of jazz. Each session has been selected to present a variety of styles; We encourage anyone with an interested in live jazz, or an ear for discovery to come along and support these events.
Hard bop sextet, playing a range of music from and inspired by the late 50′s early 60′s. Arrangements by Don Forbes and original tunes.
Trumpet: Don Forbes
Saxes: Paul Gowland & John Rowland
Keyboard: Pete Gilligan
Double bass: Paul Grainger
Drums Paul Wight
Pink Lane Jazz Co-Op – click here