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Tue 16 Jul 2019

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 18 Jul 2019

Philosophy Café

Philosophy Café is an informal group which offers the chance to discuss philosophical issues. Whether you're an expert on Cartesian dualism or you simply 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 19 Jul 2019

Friday Live: Lewis Barfoot

“Best known for the ethereal poise of her crystal singing voice” Folk and Honey. 

Described by Irish Radio International as a maker of “Delicious music: A massage of the heart, a whisper to the soul”. Anglo-Irish singer songwriter Lewis Barfoot works with an uncomplicated loveliness of sound, combining her ethereal, evocative vocals with original compositions and reinventions of traditional songs from Ireland and the UK. A gifted storyteller transporting the listener to strange, magical, otherworldly places.

There’s a timelessness about her work, and as a bearer of the old songs she keeps the legacy of trad music alive in her unique creations. Frequently compared to the likes of Lisa Hannigan, Ane Brun, and Joni Mitchell. Her first recording, the independently released EP “Catch Me” as heard on Johnny Coppin’s BBC Radio 2 Folk show was described by Invisible Filter as “Utterly brilliant”. She is currently recording her debut album “Folkalism” with Scottish Fiddler Essa Flett, Welsh Cellist Hannah Thomas and English Clarinetist Matt Dibble.

Listen at:
https://www.lewisbarfoot.com

Book tickets £5.00 8.00pm
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Sat 20 Jul 2019

Big Skill Crafts Festival & Workshops

Join us at our popular annual event, celebrating craftsmanship, handmade arts and crafts, and showcasing local makers.

There will be a number of workshops available, such as willow weaving, needle felting, bug-making from recycled metals, rag-rugging etc... more details and schedules soon!

Artisan Stalls & Craft Workshops and Demonstrations

Food & Drink available all day and evening in the Globe Bar and Cafe.

FREE ENTRY all weekend 10 am - 5 pm



You can book camping or B&B nearby and enjoy a full weekend in Hay on Wye!

MAKERS! - click the link below to book your pitch to sell your handmade arts and crafts...
Stalls = £55, which is for a pitch 3x3 for two days.
If you wish to have a one day pitch please note this is £30 and you need to email events.bigskill@gmail.com to specify the day and setting up arrangements.
ALL work MUST be handmade/crafted only - no mass-produced or bought in items please!

LINK: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hay-craft-festival-at-the-globe-20th-21st-july-2019-tickets-36652187680

Community event 10.00am
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Sat 20 Jul 2019

Saturday Shenanigans: Junior Bill + support from Jakey Boy Hughes

Junior Bill’s streetwise sound is both refreshingly youthful and politically mature. The young Cardiff five piece’s songs brim with witty playground limericks and latin melodies so catchy they distract you from the tragic subtexts of division, decline and gentrification.

The music is hugely danceable too. Dubby basslines and concrete grooves underpin a dub-soaked global-local collage of sound. It's a blend that makes them the natural torch-bearers of a vein of Jamaican-influenced British songwriting running from Jerry Dammers to Jamie T.

Since meeting in their local community centre at the tilt of their teenage years, they have grown from youth club loiterers into electric and brilliant showmen, delighting crowds up and down the country. After touring with Danny Goffey of Supergrass fame, gaining the support of BBC Radio Wales and winning a Cardiff Music Award, the Bill are ready to take their poignant, vital and honest music to the world.

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Sun 21 Jul 2019

Big Skill Crafts Festival & Workshops

Join us at our popular annual event, celebrating craftsmanship, handmade arts and crafts, and showcasing local makers.

There will be a number of workshops available, such as willow weaving, needle felting, bug-making from recycled metals, rag-rugging etc... more details and schedules soon!

Artisan Stalls & Craft Workshops and Demonstrations

Food & Drink available all day and evening in the Globe Bar and Cafe.

FREE ENTRY all weekend 10 am - 5 pm



You can book camping or B&B nearby and enjoy a full weekend in Hay on Wye!

MAKERS! - click the link below to book your pitch to sell your handmade arts and crafts...
Stalls = £55, which is for a pitch 3x3 for two days.
If you wish to have a one day pitch please note this is £30 and you need to email events.bigskill@gmail.com to specify the day and setting up arrangements.
ALL work MUST be handmade/crafted only - no mass-produced or bought in items please!

LINK: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hay-craft-festival-at-the-globe-20th-21st-july-2019-tickets-36652187680

Community event 10.00am
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Tue 23 Jul 2019

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
open mic
Fri 26 Jul 2019

NAWR

NAWR -  A night of experimental music and sound.
£5 on the door
Performances from: 
SYLVIA HALLETT
RHODRI DAVIES
PAT MORGAN (Datblygu)
RHYS TRIMBLE
"The aim is to offer an open and reflective space for an audience to experience new music in a welcoming and intimate setting."
NAWR (meaning NOW in Welsh) is a new multidisciplinary conert series in Swansea of experimental music, free improvisation, film, lo-fi, free jazz, sound art, alternative folk and new music, which is convened by Rhodri DaviesJenn KirbyRose Linn-Pearl and Dan Linn-Pearl and Daryl Feehely.

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Community event 7.30pm
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Sat 27 Jul 2019

Saturday Shenanigans: The Trials of Cato

The remarkable rise of energetic trio The Trials of Cato on the UK folk-scene has been the subject of massive critical attention. Dubbed "The Sex Pistols of folk,” (J Davis) they pay clear homage to the tradition whilst twisting old bones into something febrile and modern, with stomping tunes and captivating stories.

“One of the real discoveries on the folk circuit in recent times”Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2

“Fascinating stuff”Cerys Matthews, BBC 6 Music

“Swaggering… glossy results”The Guardian

“One of the most impressive debut folk albums of the year ★★★★” – Songlines

“Full of verve… they delight festival audiences ★★★★” – RnR

“A band name on everyone’s lips… few debut albums have as much vitality and impact”fRoots

“The Trials of Cato are about to hit the earth’s atmosphere with a bang, so sit back and enjoy the fireworks”FRUK

“The Sex Pistols of folk”John Davis, Metropolis Studios (U2, Led Zeppelin, Gorillaz)

Book earlybird tickets £10.00 8.00pm
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Tue 30 Jul 2019

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
open mic
Fri 2 Aug 2019

Let's Get Quizzical

Monthly quiz night.

£2 entry per person. Winner takes the pot! 

Free chips at half time!

Community event 8.00pm
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Sat 3 Aug 2019

Saturday Shenanigans: The Rainbreakers

Rainbreakers create tasty and soulful melodies within a garage-rock style. Clearly having a foothold within the sounds of their own generation, they are quickly building a reputation for being one of the freshest live bands to surface from the UK.

Crafting their sound into a fusion of dynamic elements, Rainbreakers bridge the gap between blues, rock and soul. Showcasing their original material using gritty guitars and soulful vocals, their songs shift from heavy to delicate in an instant while remaining highly emotive and pulling everyone in around them.

Having toured across the UK and Mainland Europe, this tenacious four-piece from the West Midlands, have won over crowds with their unmistakable sound. Sharing stages with artists such as; The Kris Barras Band, Samantha Fish, Devon Allman, Wille and the Bandits, Ryan Mcgarvey, The London Souls, Bad Touch, Sly Digs and Laurence Jones.

Performances at festivals like The Great British Rock and Blues Festival and Wilderness Festival have seen the band receive accolades including nominations for the UK Blues Challenge and Best Emerging Artist in the British Blues Awards 2016. Cementing Rainbreakers status as one of the brightest acts to materialise in recent times.

“A breath of fresh air on the current UK blues scene” – Blues and Soul Magazine

“R n B with attitude, full of tasty riffs and delicious licks” – Bluesdoodles

Book tickets £6.00 8.00pm
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Fri 9 Aug 2019

The HandleBards present: Much Ado About Nothing

The world’s first cycling theatre company, The HandleBards, pedal from venue to venue with all the set, props and costume necessary to perform environmentally sustainable Shakespeare across the globe.

Join their all-male troupe at the globe at hay for a bicyclepowered production of Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ like none other. In usual HandleBards style, expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter. Visit www.handlebards.com to find out more!

***** - “Five stars just don’t seem enough…” - The Sunderland Echo

***** - “I laughed until I cried, there’s nothing else out there like The HandleBards.” - The Shields Gazette

Doors open 4pm, Show starts at 5pm

 

Book earlybird tickets £12.00 4.00pm
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Fri 9 Aug 2019

Friday Live: Olivia Fern

Olivia Fern - Earthy, soulful songstress from The Lake District- is fast making a name for herself in the UK Folk and Alternative scene. Olivia’s songs range from the reflective and dream like to powerful and moving. Live, with her loop station, Olivia weaves singing and spoken word and layers of harmonies in a way that is sure to have you captivated.

Her new album ‘Calling Us Home ‘ has received much praise, being described as “moving, poignant and very relevant for this time”

“Incredible melodies, voice, lyrics and soul.” – BBC Introducing

“The emotive song-crafting of Olivia Fern’s music wraps around my ears to lead me down a quiet pathway to the heart...” – Murray Kyle. International Troubadour.

“With vocals more haunting than a graveyard full of lost souls, a captivating presence and a truly beautiful voice. Expect goosebumps”- Beatherder Festival

Book tickets £5.00 8.00pm
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Fri 16 Aug 2019

Friday Live: Wicked Splinters + support from Brent Lee

Wicked Splinters come from London, Liverpool and Sardinia. They bring together a mixture of melodic blues and folk, overlaying a darker brooding grunge. They have supported Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, alt-J, and Space. In spring 2016 they released their debut EP "White Knuckle Hand Break" and will be releasing their first album this spring. There's always a sharp edge to a Wicked Splinter!

 

Book tickets £5.00 8.00pm
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Sat 17 Aug 2019

Saturday Shenanigans: FiddleBop

FiddleBop! Sparkling songs and tasty tunes... daily-bread jazz from the 1920s (when "jazz was king"), chilli-hot swing and bop from later decades, jazzy-flavoured sides of classic pop, and of songs written just yesterday. Rich with instrumental pizzazz, tangy vocal harmonies, and lightly seasoned with wit, repartee and banter.

Music which can be sweet and chilled. Their delicate instrumental explorations of John Coltrane's exquisite "Naima", or the tender and nostalgic close-harmony vocals of "Here, There, and Everywhere" for example. And music which, with its Gypsy jazz roots, can most definitely be hot unto cooking. FiddleBop will get those feet stomping and get that heart thumping (in a good way, of course) for the traditional Gypsy tune "Dark Eyes", when they're searing through Dizzy Gillespie's "A Night In Tunisia", and for their funky version of oldie-but-goodie "Sweet Georgia Brown". 

"And (please excuse us, we're about to blow our own trumpet) that's one reason why audiences love FiddleBop's "jazz with Gypsy zing", our unique beggars-in-velvet flavour of jazz music".

FREE ENTRY! Donations will be on taken for Hay Cat Rescue on the night. 

http://haycatrescue.co.uk/

Community event 8.00pm
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Fri 23 Aug 2019

Poetry Workshop: Writing on Skin

Kate Noakes will be providing her Writing on Skin Workshop followed by a reading in the evening with local literary production QUIRK.  Kate is a prize-winning poet and short story writer, and has performed at Glastonbury Festival, Hay Festival, Nottingham Poetry Festival and Windsor Arts Centre, among others. 

This event is in partnership with The Poetry Bookshop and QUIRK.

Book tickets £5.00 4.00pm
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Fri 23 Aug 2019

Poetry: Kate Noakes and QUIRK

Kate will be providing her Writing on Skin Workshop in the afternoon followed by a reading in the evening. 

She will be joined by local literary production QUIRK.

This event is in partnership with The Poetry Bookshop and QUIRK.

Community event 8.00pm
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Sat 24 Aug 2019

Saturday Shenanigans: New City Sound

New City Sound -  House Music Record Label, Production and DJ Collective.

For bank holiday this year the globe brings you this passionate and exciting record label to the floor. Their reputation has meant they've played alongside industry greats such as Fat Boy Slim, Joey Negro, Grant Nelson, Danny Rampling, Kklass, Soul Central, Jazzie B, Eric Prydz, Paul Van Dyk, The Shapeshifters, Junior Jack, Kid Creme, Bushwaka!, Carl Cox and Pete Tong.

Come join us on the dance floor and send the last bank holiday of 2019 off in style!

Expect: Disco | Funk | House | Dub | Dance and good vibes only!

Tickets only £5 early bird get yours now! 

 

Book tickets £5.00 8.00pm
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Thu 29 Aug 2019

Film Night: ARTIFISHAL

ARTIFISHAL is a documentary about people, rivers, and the fight for the future of wild fish and the environment that supports them. It explores wild salmon’s slide toward extinction, threats posed by fish hatcheries and fish farms, and our continued loss of faith in nature. 
There will be a Q&A session after the film. 

This event is organised by Rewilding and Sustaining the Countryside Powys & Herefordshire. 

Tickets are free, with optional donations going to support the film makers recommended charity: the North Atlantic Salmon Fund.
Community event 7.30pm
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Fri 30 Aug 2019

Friday Night Comedy!

The return of Friday Night Comedy!

We bring you more stand up comedy with a twist!

Opener: KRIS DAVIES
‘Warmth, wit and musical genius. One to look out for." - Torquay Comedy Club

Headliner: JEFF JAPERS

Jeff Japers performs comedy songs accompanied by a slideshow and a stuffed sheep resulting in  an entertaining performance of inoffensive daftness. 

"A musical comedy genius / idiot" - Neath Comedy Festival

"like John Shuttleworth on pro plus" - Chortle

"The audience loved the daftness of it" - Chortle

Plus performances from: Dylan Jones, Paul Hilleard & Alex Perkes. 

Tickets are £8 -CASH ONLY!  

Community event 8.00pm
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Sat 31 Aug 2019

Saturday Shenanigans: Huw Eddy & The Carnival

Huw Eddy & The Carnival bring uncompromising passion and unrivaled revelry that has driven audiences all over the UK and Europe to throw down their drinks and inhibitions to enter into the moment like never before.

Collecting the carnival together from each corner of the British Isles, Huw and his band bring influences of indie rock and folk with northern soul overtones.

Songs of joy and heartache combine in a triumphant, non stop, electric show.
2018 is the bands busiest year yet, with a huge festival season including shows at Boomtown, Beautiful days, Car Fest and Watchet Festival – to name a few! Following this, the band will be heading out as support for Natalia Tena’s ‘Molotov Jukebox ‘ in September, with their very own UK headline tour in October.

They have received international airplay across the world for their singles In 2017, and BBC Scotland granting them track of the week for their single ‘Fading’. The band are now set to release their debut EP in November 2018 – Huw Eddy & The Carnival are relentlessly building momentum to bring their pulsating parade to the masses.

"Great Tracks!' Alan Raw (BBC Introducing)

"Gripping folk flair" Carpe Carmina 

“They’ll make you want to dance with your lover and feel on top of the world” – Ryan Cassata

 

Book tickets £7.00 8.00pm
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Fri 6 Sep 2019

Closed for a Private Event

The globe at hay is closed to the public today due to a private party.

See more information on private hire options at the venue here
Community event 5.00pm
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Sat 7 Sep 2019

Closed for a Private Wedding

The globe will be closed during the daytime due to a Private Wedding. 

Our unique space in the heart of Hay-on-Wye, within a beautiful converted chapel, is the perfect venue for a range of celebrations: from vintage style garden parties or magnificent weddings, to intimate drinks receptions or a sit-down meal, the globe can be adaptable to suit any occasion.

See more information on wedding options at the venue here
Community event 10.00am
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Tue 10 Sep 2019

Drop-In Junior Chess Club

Every Tuesday during term times - All abilities welcome! 

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

For more info please contact Drew on 07714767779 or email: drewzackery@gmail.com

Community event 4.15pm
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Thu 12 Sep 2019

The Lonesome Ace Stringband

The Lonesome Ace Stringband is an old-time band with bluegrass chops that play some righteous folk and country music. There's a depth of groove and sense of space not often heard in bluegrass today, a level of instrumental interplay and vocal blend uncommon in old-time, and an on-stage rapport that transcends all of this.

Three Canadians lost in the weird and wonderful traditional country music of the American South, the band members Chris Coole (banjo), John Showman (fiddle) and Max Heineman (bass) are each journeyman musicians and veterans of some of Canada's top roots music acts (New Country Rehab, The David Francey Band, The Foggy Hogtown Boys, Fiver).

"A rip roaring hoedown that fans love" - Maverick Magazine

"Old-time roots music played with intensity and passion" - Songlines Magazine

"Three powerful musicians playing and singing some powerful music" - Bluegrass Unlimited

Tickets £12 adv available from FLOW29 Castle Street, Hay-on-Wye by popping in or by calling 01497 822999

Community event 7.30pm
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Fri 13 Sep 2019

Talk: Danny Dorling - Peak Inequality and the 1%

Danny Dorling
Peak Inequality and the 1%


The UK is currently at a peak of income inequality. From the mid 1970s to now the UK has gone from being the second most equitable large European state (Sweden was first), to by far the most economically inequitable state on the continent. The gap between rich and poor in the UK is greater than anywhere else in Europe. By 2019 life expectancy is falling, infant mortality is rising, and living standards have fallen faster within the last decade than in any previous decade on record – for most people, other than the very rich.
Danny Dorling will examine a few key questions: Why did this happen? What part did the Conservative Party play in achieving it? How might it have been related to Brexit? What other harm does inequality cause? And how quickly can the income and wealth inequalities of the UK be reduced?

Dorling is Halford Mackinder Professor in geography at Oxford University andauthor of Peak Inequality(2018),Inequality and the 1% (Sept 2019, third edition) and Rule Britannia: Brexit and the End of Empire(2019; with Sally Tomlinson).

Chaired by Richard King, author of The Lark Ascending.

Event organised by Hay &Talgarth and Golden Valley South Branch Labour Parties

Tickets are £3.50 advance and £5 on the door - CASH ONLY from the globe. 

 

 

Community event 8.00pm
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Sat 14 Sep 2019

Saturday Shenanigans: Reggae Pie

 Long running Hereford club night REGGAE PIE were formed in 2011 by married DJ’s Nico Demus and Ally Baba.

 As well as founding and playing for Reggae Pie, the DJs have performed at venues all over the country including at Edgbaston Cricket Stadium and in support of illustrious acts such as Craig Charles, the Blockheads and the late DJ Derek.

 Reggae Pie now as a residency at Babar Café in Hereford where the night is the exciting new venue’s biggest pull. Pie revellers always know that the music and atmosphere will be foot stompingly good quality fun.

The night pulls in a wide range of age groups, being loved by everyone from the faithful ska and reggae fans of the 70’s and 80’s as well as finding new younger reggae heads.

Nico Demus is particularly well known for finishing off the nights with a climactic ska set, although he also loves dancehall, Calypso and dub. His tastes lie in the old school side of reggae although there are many new bands creating music whose music he celebrates.

 Ally Baba arrived at Reggae through the tunes from the Jamaican songstresses of the 70’s. Now her set includes genius tracks by new artists who songs can’t help but rip into your boots, as well as fabulous reggae mash ups and remixes.

 Reggae Pie also has a stable of other DJs and bands, where no one Reggae Pie is like any other. For this third gig at the Globe in Hay however, it will be the founders themselves who will came to play for your ultimate enjoyment!

Book tickets £5.00 8.00pm
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Tue 17 Sep 2019

Drop-In Junior Chess Club

Every Tuesday during term times - All abilities welcome! 

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

For more info please contact Drew on 07714767779 or email: drewzackery@gmail.com

Community event 4.15pm
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Fri 20 Sep 2019

Friday Live: The Songs of Nick Drake

A haunting and immaculately crafted concert - The Songs of Nick Drake by Keith James

This concert begins with an introductory set of timeless songs by brilliant songwriters – all contemporary with Nick Drake.

Richard Thompson, Roy Harper, Sandy Denny, Al Stewart, Vashti Bunyan, John Martyn and Bert Jansch.

Nick Drake is the most revered of all this country’s songwriters. He recorded three Albums 1969 - 1972 but was almost entirely unknown in his day. After his death in 1974, aged 26, his music almost disappeared into obscurity. Now, a massive resurgence of interest and a worldwide re-evaluation of his genius, Nick Drake has become a National treasure. 

A number of years have now passed since singer/guitarist Keith James paralysed the whole country with his stunningly beautiful series of concerts entitled The Songs of Nick Drake. Keith was the first artist ever to bring this fragile and intriguing music to theatres across the UK in its pure live concert form. The end result has been over a decade of highly acclaimed concerts amounting to thousands of shows in venues in the UK and across Europe including all of Nick’s Schools and Colleges – even Glastonbury Festival.

‘Meticulous dissection of Nick Drake’ idiosyncratic guitar techniques handled with surgical precision’ Northern Sky

‘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 

Keith James’ website             www.keith-james.com 

Book earlybird tickets £10.00 8.00pm
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Sat 21 Sep 2019

Saturday Shenanigans: Dessie Magee

Brighton based folk/rock singer-songwriter Dessie Magee, hails from Belfast, Northern Ireland. 

With a diverse musical background, Dessie’s music has recently taken a softer approach drawing influences from the likes of Hozier, Ben Howard, Nathaniel Rateliff and Fink, though not leaving his heavy roots behind. Since then Dessie has gone on to sell out headline shows in Brighton, London and Northern Ireland, appeared at festivals such as Brighton Festival and Fringe Festival and had great success touring America the summer of 2017. His debut single ‘Maze’ was picked as BBC Radio 1’s ‘Track Of The Day’, The Unsigned Guide’s ‘Track Of The Month’, which spent over a month in the top five of the French charts and racked up over 100,000 video views. His next release ‘Castle’ gained over 105k video views. 

“Dessie Magee’s vocals were most outstanding on ‘Maze'” – BBC Radio 1

“Amazing and powerful vocals” – Wolf in Suit

“…an energetic and powerful folk music that takes us from the first seconds of the song.” – Music For Your Heart

“We’ve discovered the next big Singer songwriting talent from Brighton for you, DESSIE MAGEE.” – We Love That Sound

 

Book tickets £6.00 8.00pm
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Tue 24 Sep 2019

Drop-In Junior Chess Club

Every Tuesday during term times - All abilities welcome! 

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

For more info please contact Drew on 07714767779 or email: drewzackery@gmail.com

Community event 4.15pm
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Sat 28 Sep 2019

Saturday Shenanigans: The Butcher's Dog Show!

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The Sundown Jazz Society, Jakey Boy Hughes and your hosts The Butcher’s Dogs!

‘The Butcher’s Dog Show’ is a semi-regular occurrence organised by the quirky ol’ Butcher’s Dogs band personnel - for the purposes of - reasons to be cheerful in the dreary Shires, - the dance floor jumpin’ about committee - and by order of the singalong. Giving opportunities to aspiring song-and-dance people, open mic sensations and the occasional bona fide legend the whole of the Herefordshire & Powys county over!

An alternative to the local open mic homogeny. Tickets are £3 advance and £5 on the door - CASH ONLY! 

Community event 8.00pm
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Sun 29 Sep 2019

Hay Wedding Fair

We have selected some of the regions finest wedding suppliers, to help inspire and plan your perfect day. There will be everything from boutique dresses to bridal jewellery, handmade party favours to beautiful stationery, live music to scrumptious cakes.

FREE fizz on arrival AND a goodie bag for all brides to be.

For more information please email hire@globeathay.co.uk
Or call us on 01497 821 762

Community event 11.00am
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Fri 11 Oct 2019

Friday Live: Megan Dixon-Hood

 A sound of ethereal alternative art rock/folk, a fairytale world that hints at Florence + the Machine and AURORA; this is Megan Dixon-Hood.

The cheshire born singer songwriter has begun to make waves on the music scene and the end of 2018 saw her release her new EP ‘Tales From The North’. A set of songs inspired by folk tales, stories and nature including ‘Sea of Ice' and 'Drown’ both accompanied by enchanting music videos. Over the past couple of years, Megan has carried out a busy festival schedule including Rock the Farm, Great Escape Festival, Cornbury, Glass Butter Beach, Middlewich Folk Festival, Sidmouth Fringe Festival and supported Rag’N’Bone Man.

She recently collaborated with Manchester’s The Untold Orchestra to bring her songs to life in another way with the help of the 18 piece orchestra and her band for her latest release.

“Megan Dixon Hood is well beyond her years in terms of lyrical prowess, song depth, and musicality and she weaves a mesmerising web of alternative folk warmth” - Atwood Magazine

Book tickets £5.00 8.00pm
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Fri 25 Oct 2019

Friday Live: Mark Harrison Band

MARK HARRISON (National + 12-string guitars/vocals) with Charles Benfield (double bass) AND Ben Welburn (drums/percussion). 

There is no one in music quite like Mark Harrison. He is widely considered one of the most original and interesting artists currently operating in the UK.  His highly individual, all-original music goes down very well with audiences of all kinds, and it has taken him and his band (consisting of some of the UK’s top roots musicians) to some of the top venues and festivals in the UK, attracting acclaim wherever he goes. Recent appearances on BBC Radio 2, as guest on Cerys Matthews’s show and on Anneka Rice’s Pick Of The Week show, have further added to his growing reputation.    

A thrilling, rhythmic, finger-picker and slide player, with a very distinctive style.  Mark tours extensively. He has appeared at top festivals such as Celtic Connections, Bearded Theory, The Great British Folk Festival, Lakefest and Jazz FM Love Supreme and at prestigious venues all over the UK. He has released six albums which have been unanimously acclaimed across a wide range of areas of the music world, receiving a very great deal of airplay and highly enthusiastic reviews in the UK, Europe and the US.

‘really excellent … he takes very real things, normal things that happen in life, and he writes about them in a way that makes you think afresh about them’ (Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2)

‘Mark Harrison keeps getting better‘ (Classic Rock Magazine)

‘He's kind of reinvented the blues in this country. What a glorious sound he makes’  (Frank Hennessey, BBC Radio 2)

Book tickets £6.00 8.00pm
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Sat 9 Nov 2019

Saturday Shenanigans: The Washboard Resonators

This duo of guitar, banjo and washboard play footstomping blues, ragtime, hokum, swing and folk like it was on the street corners of America in the 1920s, 30s & 40s. 
An evening of great fun for people all ages and musical tastes this one is not to be missed!

Doors open 8pm / Starts at 8:30pm.

Buy your tickets here

Community event 8.30pm
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Sat 16 Nov 2019

Saturday Shenanigans: Blackbeard's Tea Party 'Ten YAAR Anniversary Tour'

Blackbeard’s Tea Party’s bold and riotous modern folk rock is built for late nights and big stages. Traditional songs and tunes are given a heavy rock edge with earth shattering riffs, playful arrangements and driving dance rhythms. This is gutsy folk rock dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st Century.

The band celebrate a decade in music in 2019 and will commemorate this with their 'Ten YAAR Anniversary Tour' in the Autumn.

Blackbeard's Tea Party believe a live show should be a spectacle for the eyes as well as the ears. Outlandish outfits, costume changes, DIY props, unhinged stage antics and chaotic choreography all add up to an engaging, high-octane show that inevitably leaves audiences cheering for more.

Their most recent release, the 5-track EP ‘Leviathan!’, explores the romanticized glories and the full gruesome horrors of the 19th century whaling industry. The record brings with it a bigger, bolder sound and a revamped live show, employing a heftier rhythm section with their new double-Drum Kit set up.

‘Contemporary folk rock at its most infectious’ - R2

‘York’s answer to The Pogues, but with cleaner fingernails’ - The Telegraph

‘Blackbeard's Tea Party restored my faith in foot-tapping, fun, energy-packed music

recently. In short: they make shanties chic’ -Roger Crow, Huffington Post

‘Gloriously wild, gamely OTT and sharp. This is convincing and essential’ - fRoots 

‘Barnstorming buccaneers belting our riff-tastic folk rock’ - Songlines

http://www.blackbeardsteaparty.com/

 

Book tickets £7.00 8.00pm
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