Announcements

Art and Human Rights Activism

Every day, around the world, inspiring individuals risk their lives to fight for and defend the human rights that many of us take for granted. Their commitment to the causes they defend, despite the risks they face, is deeply inspiring.  Join us for a day of creating art in celebration of inspirational human rights activism. Some materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own as well.

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The Crescent Cabaret – **SOLD OUT**

Ladies and gentleman please brace yourself for the arrival of the Crescent Cabaret!
Wooooo! Featuring an array of magical, musical and comedic cabaret stars including Maynard Flip Flap, Precious Cleaver, Hattie Hatstar, Billy Button, York Lindy and more!

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The Strawbs – 50th Anniversary Acoustic Concert

Come and celebrate The Strawbs 50th Anniversary with Dave Cousins alongside longtime band members lead guitarist Dave Lambert and the astonishingly versatile Chas Cronk, who together formed the front line of the classic 1970s Strawbs.

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The Big Meeting – York Labour Party Documentary Screening

In December 2017, Shut Out The Light’s documentary about Labour stalwart Dennis Skinner, Nature of the Beast, played to a sold-out audience at Redhills – The Miners’ Hall in Durham. Having filmed at the Gala for Nature of the Beast and then being exposed to the history and aura of Redhills, Shut Out The Light approached the Durham Miners’ Association about the possibility of making the first official feature-length documentary about the Gala.

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Wolfgang Flür

A member of Kraftwerk during the group’s golden era, Wolfgang Flur was the band’s electronic percussionist from 1973 to 1987 replacing a drum machine.

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The Utopia Strong

Kavus Torabi, Michael York and Steve Davis have fused Modular Synthesisers with conventional and traditional instruments to create a weird and joyous celebration of all that is good about left field psychedelic music.

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Encouraging the Loony & Friends

Encouraging The Loony is a highly unique instrumental duo featuring Karl Mullen on piano and Neil Scott on drums. Focussing heavily on entertainment, high level musicianship, and improvisation, the band gleefully reimagine and combine anything and everything from the worlds of pop, rock, jazz, blues, reggae, and classical music.

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