Empty Shop is all about opportunity, you can use our HQ venue to host any number of creative or cultural events.
The 4th outing for ‘Who’s Sticks?’ and it is establishing itself as a beautiful night of friendly faces and great music…
The next night of DIY songwriting, with a pinch of poetry, to whistle away a spring evening at Durham’s community arts space.
LET’S GO NOWHERE – East Anglian folk-punkers jubilantly mashing accordion, guitar, fiddle and vocal harmonies into an irresistible paste.
DAMSEL – Highly talented Norwich duo delivering warm, heartfelt songs with a healthy dose of self-awareness and humour.
FLOATING BEAR – Durham-grown, London-flown emotively charged indie-folk from one third of pop-punk superstars T-Shirt Weather.
DANGLE MANATEE – Durham based writer and folk-singer. I’ll be doing a half-poetry/half-songs set. I hope that you will like it.
Facebook event – click here
**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.
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.
Taking place the 1st Saturday of every month, come and hang out in our makeshift haunt of a bar, listen to some blues and soak up the vibes.
Expect a playlist of classic blues from way back when plus a few curve balls.
Interesting drinks and honest prices, as standard
*Play the Blues? Jamming is encouraged – hang out, drink and play if you want to. Bring your own instrument or use our acoustic guitar and Bontempi organ!
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...