Empty Shop is all about opportunity, you can use our HQ venue to host any number of creative or cultural events.
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.
Mark Williams Duo
Mark Williams – guitar
Paul Susans – bass
This jazz duo will be performing a mixture of original compositions and contemporary and classic jazz standards.
Including tunes by Pat Metheny, John Scofield and Charlie Haden.
“Guitarist Mark Williams, originally from Belfast, has been based in Newcastle for a number of years, and has firmly established himself as one of the most in-demand players on the local scene…”
Description taken from www.jazznortheast.com
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
“…Brand-spanking-new Newcastle quartet, who have emerged over the last year to become purveyors of whip-smart, intelligent post-punk, whilst also looking forward into stranger, more surreal territory…” (Best EP’s of 2013, Endless Window blog)
With projections from the Grubb Parsons collection of images, courtesy of the Tyne & Wear Arvhives & Museums. Grubb Parsons were a telescope manufacturer formerly based on Tyneside. Yellow Creatures have collaborated with the Archives to use some of these fantastic images for their latest EP ‘The Year of Everything & Nothing’ and as part of their stage show.
The Glass Lantern Slides to be shown are taken from a large collection that documents the work of Grubb Parsons Ltd at their workshop in Walkergate, Newcastle upon Tyne. It was here that Grubb Parsons Ltd manufactured Telescopic and Astronomical equipment for companies and observatories world wide. Their equipment was designed and built for use and research across the Globe, to name only a few of these locations Grubb Parsons Ltd supplied to the UK, Switzerland, Denmark, Egypt, South Africa, Greece, Australia, Japan, India, Hawaii, Poland, Chile, Canada, France and Spain.
Plus Support and DJ’s
Doors 7.30pm until late
Usual house rules apply: You’re welcome as our guest as long as you be nice, respect others and respect the place.
The Equestrian Collective Presents…
All the way from Bloomington, Indiana performing a collection of stripped back punk songs. You may be familiar with her bands GOOD LUCK, HIGH DIVE and ONE REASON
Rockers from Pity Me. Famously dislike tories. Powerful stuff.
Richard Wehrenberg Jr.
Poet from Bloomington, Indiana. From the band High Dive and one of the folks behind Monster House Press.
Local poet. Purveyor of County Durham noir.
Ahead of his next international exhibition in California we are excited to present a solo exhibition by Brucey. A prolific Low Brow artist, Brucey will take over HQ for one evening of Interstellar Shenanigans.
Brucey spends his time creating Monochrome mayhem, colourless characters and pop culture mash ups all illustrated by hand onto a variety of surfaces including: MDF, cardboard, plywood, cars, fridges, walls, windows, shoes, sculptures and occasionally paper.
His distinctive black and white style is instantly recognisable and has become a fixture in the Low Brow art scene both Nationally and internationally
With an ever increasing profile his work is highly collectable and pieces will be available to buy.
“Krampusmas”-63 Bluxome Street Gallery, San Francisco
“Playing Dress Up”-System Gallery, Newcastle (Curated)
“Delighted Absurdities & Mangled Memories Part 2”-System Gallery, Newcastle (Solo Show)
“Hot Rod Show”-Sideshow Gallery, Bakersfield
“Hot Rod Lifestyles”-Sideshow Gallery, Bakersfield
“Baby Angels With Guns III”-The Pure Gallery, Whitely Bay
“California Screaming 8”-Gasoline Gallery, Venice
“MF Gallery’s 10th Anniversary Extravaganza”-MF Gallery, Brooklyn
“3Bills”-Gasoline Gallery, Venice
“I Hunger”-A Shop Called Quest, Claremont
“Pure Fiction”-The Pure gallery, Whitely Bay (Solo Show)
“The Dirty Show”-Gallery Provocateur, Chicago
“Against the Grain 2”-Gasoline Gallery, Venice
“The Hair Show 2”-Spank!, San Francisco
“Cardboard Shelter”-The Pure Gallery, Whitely Bay
“Cambodia”- Settle Down Café, Newcastle
“Loading…”-Resistance Gallery, London
“The Wildlife Learning Center Art Show”-Wildlife Learning Center, Los Angeles
“See You In Hell 2”-MF Gallery, Brooklyn
“Shape Shift”-Fiend Projects Art Festival, Antwerp
“Pictoplasma Missing Link”-La Gaite Lyrique, Paris
“Caffiene”-Rendition Gallery, Fort Collins
“When We Were Young”-La Boca, Newcastle (Curated)
“Chugga Chugga”-Rendition Gallery, Fort Collins
“Exhibit #1”-Graphic Bar, London
“Totem Homecoming”-Zellig Gallery, Birmingham
“PaperGirl”-Settle Down Café, Newcastle
“Baby Angels with Guns”-The Pure Gallery, Whitley Bay
“Delightful Absurdities & Mangled Memories: Remixed & Relaunched”-Moving Gallery, Newcastle (Solo Show)
“Delightful Absurdities & Mangled Memories”-Moving Gallery, Newcastle (Solo Show)
“Shell Shock”-Brave New Worlds, Philadelphia
“This Is Our Time”-Lunarboy Gallery, Oregon
“Character Totem @ Pictoplasma”-Neurotitan Gallery, Berlin
“Abstract Intentions”-Rothick Art Haus, Orange County
Check Please! 2014
Color Ink Book, 2013