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Tue 21 Aug 2018

Open Mic

Our Open Mic nights attract a wealth of talent. We see a variety of performances, including spoken word, poetry, comedy and all types of music. Come along to enjoy the night as an audience member or sign up with Chris to perform on the night!

Community event 8.00pm
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Thu 23 Aug 2018

Code Club Launch

At Code Club, we think all children should have the opportunity to learn code, no matter who they are or where they come from.

This is Hay-on-Wye's first Code Club meeting, where we will begin with a beginners Scratch lesson. Meet at 10am in the Upper Gallery. 

Community event 10.00am
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Fri 24 Aug 2018

Friday Live: Sheek Quartet

Vocalist Sarah Meek and pianist Guy Shotton are two rising stars of the UK jazz scene. A wide variety of influences combine in their readings of tunes from the Great American Songbook. Fresh, classical suffused arrangements of standards and borrowed melodies from the works of Debussy and Ravel rub shoulders with interpretations of Chick Corea and Kenny Kirkland compositions.

Popular vocalist Sarah Meek has a keen interest in travel and has performed in venues around the UK and abroad.  Guy Shotton has also performed in many venues at home and abroad, including the Middle East and the USA.  As well as performing, Guy has worked as Assistant Musical Director with the Bristol Hippodrome Choir.

The pair have developed a strong musical relationship over three years of working together and have recently formed the Quartet with RWCMD drummer Alex Goodyear and London bassist Nick Kacal.

  

Book tickets £5.00 8.00pm
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Sat 25 Aug 2018

A Jaunt Through The Kingdom

The Globe joins hands with St Mary’s Church, Richard Booths Bookshop & the Old Electric as a part of an exciting teaser event marking the official launch of the 2019 KINGDOM project to be staged annually in Hay. Where grassroots creators converge, anarchy prevails and the eccentric reign.

Featuring solo performance by FOOTDRAGGER at 19:15 and LIVE DJ Sets 20:00 RITA RAY 21:00 DON LETTS 22:30 TOM RAVENSCROFT

Tickets £20 available here

Website: kingdomproject.co.uk

FOOTDRAGGER : ‘A mesmerising revelation, Footdragger is a guitar strung cab ride into the heart of darkness’. ‘A post late junction revelation’ Max Reinhardt, Late Junction, BBC Radio 3. Amongst an overwhelming pride for cows & an underground grind violence scene, lies Footdragger.  A weird sci fi loving 30 year old musician/artist raised by old skool hippies with a childhood of Dylan, Guthrie and Floyd.

RITA RAY GLOBAL BEATS BBC WORLD SERVICE / LIVE DJ SET : In Radio, Rita is one of the regular presenters and contributors on Global Beats, BBC World Service, the flagship music series that features up and coming artists around the globe who have something to say. As a DJ, Rita plays the whole spectrum of global music, getting her start on the ‘ones and twos’ at the legendary Mambo Inn club nights in the 1990s, she was part of the exciting revitalization of the world music scene in London. Then, along with colleague, Max Reinhardt, founded the influential, family friendly Pan Afro music and culture session, Mwalimu Express, as well as the pioneering Fela Kuti inspired Shrine club nights, out of which came their ‘live artist meets distressed global beats’ band ‘ The Shrine Synchro System where they work with a variety of artists, including Tony Allen, Eliza Carthy, Shingai Shoniwa, Andy Sheppard and Alabama 3. 

DON LETTS CULTURE CLASH BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC / LIVE DJ SET : Don Letts’ reputation has been firmly established in both the film and music world by a substantial body of work from the late 70's through the 80's, 90’s and well into the millennium. His work has been exhibited in The Kitchen N.Y.C, The Institute of Contemporary Art, The N.F.T in London and was honoured at Brooklyn’s BAM festival and The Milan Film festival. In March, 2003 Don won a Grammy for his documentary ‘Westway To The World’. Letts was DJ at the Roxy club in 1977 playing reggae and dub to the punk crowd. Working later with The Clash and The Slits he co-founded founded Big Audio Dynamite with Mick Jones in 1984. Letts presents Culture Clash, his weekly music show on BBC Radio 6 Music

TOM RAVENSCROFT BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC / LIVE DJ SET : Radio presenter & modern day musical anti-hero (with a record collection to die for!) we are delighted to welcome Tom Ravenscroft to appear as a part of the Kingdom project program. When playing live Tom selects diverse and eclectic tracks featured on his radio show. The result - an up-tempo mash up of pioneering underground music, and at breakneck speed! Tom introduces quality new music to listeners around the globe via a number of projects including his regular Friday night 9pm show and Recommends show on BBC Radio 6Music. Showcasing music hand picked from as many far flung places a possible, a mish mash of sounds painstakingly put together into a coherent mix.

Tickets £20 available here

Website: kingdomproject.co.uk

Community event 7.00pm
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Tue 28 Aug 2018

Science Cafe

Science Cafe is a group meeting on the 4th Tuesday of every month. Each time they look at a specific topic, or chat about science in the news. 

For more info contact: sciencecafe@outlook.com

Community event 7.00pm
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Fri 31 Aug 2018

Friday Live: John Nicholas

Soulful, heartfelt and real – this is the music of John Nicholas. Hailing from the small South Wales town of Bridgend, John’s music is shaped by experiences, documenting the world around him in blistering poetic fashion. On stage, he is a captivating performer, using his unique voice to confidently tell the story of his music, forever keeping the audience wanting more. 

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Sat 1 Sep 2018

Jack Mac's Funk Pack

Every gig is a party, especially when the Funk Pack is out in full force! Their purpose is to bring the thunder to the dance floor with horn bells ringing, bass drums swinging, the building rocking from side to side and the people dancing with it. Be sure not to miss out on the spectacular entertainment produced by the Funk Pack.

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Sun 2 Sep 2018

Lego Club

Lego Club happens every Sunday. Come along all ages welcome, including parents!

 

Community event 11.00am
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Tue 4 Sep 2018

Death Cafe

As a breeding ground for philosophical thought and community support we also host Death Cafe run by Mollie Lord. Not to be confused with a grief support group, this group encourages tackling the complex ideas that surround death. It also encourages enjoying a slice of cake and a cup of tea! 

For more info, please contact Mollie Lord: mlord10@btinternet.com

Community event 7.00pm
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Tue 4 Sep 2018

Open Mic

Our Open Mic nights attract a wealth of talent. We see a variety of performances, including spoken word, poetry, comedy and all types of music. Come along to enjoy the night as an audience member or sign up with Chris to perform on the night!

Community event 8.00pm
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Thu 6 Sep 2018

Greenpeace Talk

Informal meeting of local activists and supporters to discuss campaigns and how we can get involved in bringing about major environmental victories. Anyone who cares about the natural world and our future is welcome.

For more info, please email pbdelphiee@hotmail.com

Community event 7.30pm
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Fri 7 Sep 2018

Freelancer & Small Biz drop-in co-working group

Freelancer & Small Biz drop-in co-working group, with Helen and Kenny of Jazz Cat. Work alongside other freelancers, have a chat or work quietly on your own laptop. *Please note this is an arts space and so we do not have office-style desks, you will be in a lovely relaxed coffee shop environment* 

Any questions, please contact        helen@jazz-cat.co.uk 

Jazz Cat is a coaching and media training business, which works with entrepreneurs. 07551 005877 @JazzCatCoUk             Jazz Cat Ltd Co. No. 9534021 

Community event 10.00am
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Fri 7 Sep 2018

Let's Get Quizzical!

MC Emma on the mic - free chips at half time!

£2 entry fee, all takings will go to the winning team!

Community event 8.00pm
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Sat 8 Sep 2018

Saturday Shenanigans: The Hawkmen

The Hawkmen draw from an array of influences such as rhythm’n’blues, soul, and rock’n’roll which they bring together in a classic, rootsy, hybrid blend. In 2017 Love Is Blind was released and features on the Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club Vol.5 compilation and received BBC 6 Music airplay.

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Sun 9 Sep 2018

Lego Club

Lego Club happens every Sunday. Come along all ages welcome, including parents!

 

Community event 11.00am
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Tue 11 Sep 2018

Globemakers

The globemakers are an established, informal craft group that meet one Tuesday a month in our Lower Gallery. Over the years they have tackled a number of projects, including crochet, mosaic, printmaking, patchwork, festive decorations, glass painting decoupage and more.. Members are most welcome to bring their own ongoing projects, and share their new ideas and methods with the group. The sessions are free (bringing your own materials is necessary) but occasionally a £2 maximum charge may be made for specialised materials provided. Any interested new members to our friendly and informal gathering are warmly welcome!

Get in touch: corin@lordburgess.co.uk 

Community event 7.30pm
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Thu 13 Sep 2018

Philosophy Cafe

Philosophy Cafe is an informal group which offers the chance to discuss philosophical issues. Whether you're an expert on Cartesian dualism or you simple have a new found interest in philosophical thought, come along! The club runs every other Thursday. For more info contact: philosophycafe@outlook.com

Community event 7.00pm
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Fri 14 Sep 2018

Friday Live: Circes Diner + support from Justin and Jake

Circes Diner are a refreshing change to the UK music scene, providing a nod outside the norm with honest lyrics & a nuance of country & folk. Twisted with the bittersweet, Circe’s Diner blend catchy hooks, infections melodies and dreamy harmonies in a unique way that voices strength, whilst baring one’s deepest vulnerabilities. Through wondrous tales of everyday life, the quirky lyrical content draws inspiration from love, loss, friendship and tigers! With numerous performances at Glastonbury, Ronnie Scotts, Boomtown Fair & The Big Feastival, Circe's Diner's have also had their heartfelt charm picked up by BBC Introducing.

“In three words? Quirky. Folk. Glamour. 
Vocalist Bronte Shande’s jazzy-folk tones perfectly complement the vintage coo of alternate lead Rosina Buck above the wondrous arrangements” – HiddenHerd
“The room was put under a spell by the captivating harmonies and irresistible hooks. The charming lyrics and folky melodies create a soul-warming feeling that is impossible not to fall in love with” – The University Paper

 

Support comes from local acts Justin and Jake

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Sat 15 Sep 2018

Promises Auction

Come and bid on a variety of lots including the chance to introduce the celebrity guest at this year's Hay Christmas Lights switch on! Raising funds for the Christmas Lights in Hay, organised by Hay & District Chamber of Commerce.

Free Entry 

Community event 7.00pm
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Sun 16 Sep 2018

Lego Club

Lego Club happens every Sunday. Come along all ages welcome, including parents!

 

Community event 11.00am
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Tue 18 Sep 2018

Open Mic

Our Open Mic nights attract a wealth of talent. We see a variety of performances, including spoken word, poetry, comedy and all types of music. Come along to enjoy the night as an audience member or sign up with Chris to perform on the night!

Community event 8.00pm
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Thu 20 Sep 2018

Eco Spirit Cafe

An informal monthly meeting for people interested in spirituality and our connection to the environment. Stimulating short film, friendly discussion, all welcome. 

For more info contact: paultrees@btinternet.com

Community event 7.30pm
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Fri 21 Sep 2018

Friday Live: Dee Riley: A Wonderfully Weird Evening Of Magic

Dee Riley is a multi award winning stage and close up magician specialising in live cabaret entertainment. Dee hosts comedy, cabaret & burlesque evenings and has 7 weekly residencies from Mayfair to Covent Garden and all over London. He has featured throughout the UK and overseas with his stage shows and performances currently holding two first place stage awards for his live routines.

"Love it!" Fern Britton

"Fantastic" David Emanuel

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Sat 22 Sep 2018

Saturday Shenanigans: Alden, Patterson and Dashwood

Norwich based folk trio Alden, Patterson and Dashwood weave rich vocal harmonies, fiddle, dobro, guitar and mandolin around beautifully written original songs and melodies. The independently-released debut album ‘Call Me Home’ was written and produced at home in Norwich and is lovingly presented in attractive handmade covers, designed and hand-printed by the band. Their music takes influence from folk traditions from both sides of the Atlantic with uplifting instrumentals and self-penned songs depicting tales of young travellers, sleepy seas and their affection for home. 

‘It’s lovely stuff’  –  Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 Folk Show 2016

★★★★★ Album Of The Year Editors Choice – fROOTS Magazine 2016

★★★★ Songlines  –  ‘Obviously something of enormous promise’ 

★★★★ R2  –  ‘Talented and poetic triumvirate’

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Sun 23 Sep 2018

Lego Club

Lego Club happens every Sunday. Come along all ages welcome, including parents!

 

Community event 11.00am
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Tue 25 Sep 2018

Drop-in Junior Chess Club

Every Tuesday - All abilities welcome! 

Drop-in and play or stay for the whole session!

For more info please contact Drew on 07714767779 or email: ken@kendickinson.co.uk

Community event 3.30pm
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Tue 25 Sep 2018

Science Cafe

Science Cafe is a group meeting on the 4th Tuesday of every month. Each time they look at a specific topic, or chat about science in the news. 

For more info contact: sciencecafe@outlook.com

Community event 7.00pm
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Thu 27 Sep 2018

Philosophy Cafe

Philosophy Cafe is an informal group which offers the chance to discuss philosophical issues. Whether you're an expert on Cartesian dualism or you simple have a new found interest in philosophical thought, come along! The club runs every other Thursday. For more info contact: philosophycafe@outlook.com

Community event 7.00pm
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Fri 28 Sep 2018

Friday Live: Swing Caravan

The Swing Caravan is a musical adventure brought to you by the great tradition of Gypsy Jazz, where Django classics meet original swing interpretations.

Against a backdrop of steam-train rhythms and smooth basslines, The Swing Caravan bring together roaring guitars and an enchanting clarinet to create a foot-tappingly infectious sound. Throughout a repertoire that moves seamlessly from cool to big band to gypsy, their only goal is to double the tempo and keep the beat hot. 

“One of the tightest groups on the circuit. Their creativity knows no bounds and their energy is contagious.” - ‘Norwich, Fine City Music’

"Stunning musicianship and charming melodies" – BBC Cambridgeshire

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Sat 29 Sep 2018

Keith James - The Songs of Leonard Cohen

Enigmatic, mysterious and sub textural, songwriter Leonard Cohen was an unflinching character, with an exact sense of prose, a wry humour and courage to wrestle with the unspoken, forgiving human frailty with the stroke of each line. 

The chilling announcement of Leonard's passing marked the end of an era. His music befriended an entire generation. Within every line of his writing, he has been challenging us to listen more carefully, speak more thoughtfully, think more deeply and recognize our own fragility. A Man of Grace. This World will miss him very much!
 
With a lifetime reputation of performing in this exact way and an undying love of the ‘pure song’ Keith James gives you a concert of Cohen’s amazing material in the most intimate and sensitive way imaginable, exposing the solitary inner strength of his greatest songs in their original perfect form. Keith has performed an extensive tour of this concert in Theatres and Arts Centres across the UK, giving almost 400 concerts to over 100,000 people. This has proved to be one of the greatest honours in Keith James’ 40 year career in music. Keith lives in Powys, Wales and Andalucia, Spain
 
Amongst a concert of such songs as; Famous Blue Raincoat, Sisters of Mercy, Suzanne and Hallelujah, are also Poems by Lorca that Keith has set to music; Cohen’s greatest influence. There will also be songs from ‘You want it Darker’ released only weeks before his death – produced by his Son, Adam.
 
‘Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear’  The Independent
‘Keith James has become a pillar of trust. A sublimely intimate and engaging voice’  Sunday Times
‘an elegant and beautifully crafted reinterpretation of a great Artist’s words’  BBC Radio Scotland
‘certainly the UK’s most celebrated and evocative interpreter of golden music’  The Guardian
‘All the tears of time are shed in a few brief lines’  Times Literary Supplement
‘a sensitive and pleasingly understated delivery, all the better that the songs might speak for themselves’  Acoustic Magazine
 
 Keith James’ website:                  www.keith-james.com     
Book tickets £10.00 8.00pm
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Sun 30 Sep 2018

Lego Club

Lego Club happens every Sunday. Come along all ages welcome, including parents!

 

Community event 11.00am
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Fri 12 Oct 2018

Only Fools and Boycie - An Evening with John Challis

Only Fools And Boycie – An intimate evening with Only Fools And Horses actor John Challis.
 
Enjoy an intimate evening with John Challis, one of the nation's greatest comedy actors, best known as Boycie in BBC1's Only Fools and Horses. In this one-off show the national treasure will reveal secrets from the set with stories and anecdotes from his dazzling career.

Having worked with some of the biggest names in show business, he'll be spilling the beans about Only Fools and Horses co-stars like Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst and friends and fellow performers like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Oliver Reed and George Best. He’ll also recall tales from his time in Dr Who, Coronation Street and other TV classics.
 
Mr Challis will also meet fans after the show to sign autographs and pose for pictures, while signing copies of his autobiography, Being Boycie, and novel, Reggie: A Stag At Bay.

Show running time: 90 minutes with 20 minute interval.

Book earlybird tickets £17.00 7.00pm
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