Empty Shop is all about opportunity, you can use our HQ venue to host any number of creative or cultural events.
Durham University English Society present the 100 Second Story Smackdown
Participants’ best stories in 100 seconds or less. 100 stories or 100 minutes, whichever comes first. A no-holds barred storytelling smackdown. At the end of the dash, only one storyteller will be left standing.
Give it a Go! Free event held in conjunction with the DSU.
The facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/728273790586170/
Blues Bar is back on Halloween!
✞ Dance ’till you drop in the Empty Shop ✞
Update your calendars and prepare for a night of dance horror. The totentanz is back!
✞ NO DANCE EXPERIENCE EXPECTED ✞
“I would like to invite you to a spooky blues-infused night on Friday the 31st of October @ 8:00pm!
We will have a taster of the beautiful dance that blues is early in the evening (8.15pm) so that we can enjoy the night as much as possible.”
“We will have a dedicated blues dungeon for the night to meet your fellow vampires and ghosts, which provides the perfect excuse for a little bit of eerie spell-casting chatter and chilling cocktail sipping.”
Blues dancing, like swing dancing, has its roots in black culture in the US. It is much slower and lacks standard pre-set patterns. This requires dancers to engage in a beautiful conversation about the music they hear. To have a glimpse on the character of the dance, see http://www.youtube.com/
Facebook event – click here
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