Empty Shop is all about opportunity, you can use our HQ venue to host any number of creative or cultural events.
Cafe Scientifique Durham City is a nonprofit organisation dedicated to science outreach in Durham. We run weekly cafes with speakers from Durham University (and others!), who are always happy to chat about their research or science in general afterwards.
In this week’s café, anyone can come and do a 3 minute talk about an interesting piece of science news or research in order to persuade the rest of the group that your science is the most interesting out of everyone’s.
You can either use something that you’ve found, or use one of our bank articles. Alternatively, please feel free to just come along, listen to other people’s talks and to learn about some interesting bits of science!
Clearly, you’ll be competing for the pride of winning a competition at the café, but there will also be some prizes available (ok, one prize available) for the winner.
More about Cafe Sci
We meet at 3:45pm each Saturday during term time at Empty Shop.
The cafe is ran by Josh Borrow and John D’Silva, who are Physics and Natural Sciences students respectively. They have recently taken the cafe over from Jamal Kinsella and Tim Wiles, who ran it for a number of years.
The cafe is hosted in Empty Shop Durham, who have been providing us with space and help since around May 2014. Empty Shop is a reasonably large venue, meaning our capacity is about 50 people. There is a bar, which you can order drinks and snacks from to graze on during the talk – it wouldn’t be much of a cafe otherwise! You can find out more about Empty Shop on their website.
The cafe is funded by the Natural Sciences Society of Durham University, which we are wholefully grateful for. We use the money that they give us to promote future cafes and to buy equipment that we need.
The Zu Zu Cats are back for their 3rd gig and this one is a Halloween extravaganza!
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…
Fancy dress optional
FREE ENTRY! Doors from 7pm
House rules: Be nice, respect the place and the people in it
Working in association with the Jazz Co-Op in Newcastle and following a successful run of taster sessions, we are excited to announce that The Jazz Sessions will continue on the first Thursday of every month.
Thanks to everyone who came to the first four sessions.
Havana Club 5
Chano Vega (Guitar and vocals)
Alan Law (Piano )
Paul Grainger (Bass)
Paco Rivera (Congas , Hand Percussion )
Carlos Luis Rivera (Timbales , Bongos, Vocals)
A Latin Jazz ensemble with latin flavour, playing a spirited mix of standard and original tunes, to authentic latin and Afro-Cuban grooves.
We encourage anyone with an interested in live jazz, or an ear for discovery to come along and support these events and please, spread the word!
Doors from 7:30pm // Music starts at 8pm
Jazz Co-Op – click here