Food Waste Exposed: Ramen Pop-up
May
20
11:00 AM11:00

Food Waste Exposed: Ramen Pop-up

Between 30-40% of all food produced globally ends up not being eaten, a tragic and maddening fact when you know that 1 in 9 people suffer from a hunger related disorder.

This Food Waste Exposed event aims to lay bare the structural issues that allow the loss of food to be so rife. But rather than bombard you with information, they want to engage you by demonstrating the exciting potential of these overlooked, undervalued and discarded ingredients. The event will celebrate these ingredients by showcasing their versatilely and flavours in the form of ramen! All the food for this event will be salvaged fresh from local supermarkets, businesses, restaurants and Food Banks. Have you ever had noodles made from ground-up stale bread? Fancy trying cauliflower leaf crisps instead of kale crisps? Or replace sesame seeds with ground popcorn?

All proceeds will be reinvested back into the fight against food waste and into projects, such as Rainbow Junktion Community Cafe and The Real Junk Food Project.

Tickets are exchangeable for bowls of ramen. Alternatively, you can pay in cash on the day.

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TY
May
21
7:30 PM19:30

TY

Futuresound Events Present

Ty

Listen: http://spoti.fi/2GOck03
Ty is best known for his lyrical frankness and honest portrayals of everyday life, setting him aside from many mainstream hip hop acts and allowing him complete artistic independence. He comes to Hyde Park Book Club on 21st May

Tickets £11.00 from Lunatickets | See Tickets | Crash Records | Jumbo records

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Harrison Storm
May
22
7:30 PM19:30

Harrison Storm

Futuresound Events Present

Harrison Storm

For fans of - City and Colour | Ben Howard | Matt Corby
Listen: http://spoti.fi/2IbAK5h

Harrison Storm is an Australian singer-songwriter whose soulful vocals and tasteful, finger picked guitar playing have drawn comparisons to contemporaries like Ben Howard and Matt Corby.��A native of the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, and raised in a musical household, Storm spent his formative years soaking in the seaside splendor of his hometown and immersing himself in the sounds of The Beatles and Neil Young. As his own musical ambitions grew, so did his influences, with artist like City and Colour, Jeff Buckley and Angus & Julia Stone.

Tickets £7.00 advance from Lunatickets | SEE Tickets | Crash Records | Jumbo Records

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Sixteen Records - Launch Party
May
23
6:00 PM18:00

Sixteen Records - Launch Party

Sixteen Records is a new Alternative & Electronic record label founded by producer Lotte van den Berg in 2018.

We have compiled the finest Electronic & Alternative acts in and around Leeds for a massive night at Hyde Park Book Club to celebrate the release of our first compilation album, 'Volume One.' RELEASED 23.05.18

We have live music across two rooms showcasing just a few of the act on the compilation:

EYRE LLEW
Dokkodo Sounds
Ryan Hawkins
Imi
JOULE
LELO
Hannah Slavin
Regista Music

MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED...

MUSIC FROM 6PM

£3 LIMITED EARLY BIRD TICKETS ON SALE NOW.

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Awate
May
25
7:30 PM19:30

Awate

Futuresound Events Present
AWATE

Tickets on sale now £6

For fans of Loyle Carner | Lowkey | Akala
Listen on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2FbmEyp

Awate is a rapper and producer from Maiden Lane Estate in Camden. Having started out at the age of 12, from the same school as Ms. Dynamite, Akala and Faith SFX, he started collaborating and performing, tearing down legendary hip-hop spot, Deal Real at the age of 15. A refugee, Awate's music touches on subjects like identity, history, racism and pride.

First featured on DJ Semtex's BBC 1Xtra show, Awate toured worldwide with emcee, Lowkey for four years and has supported the likes of Jay Electronica and Smif n Wessun, whilst performing regularly at The Roundhouse as part of his Residency at the iconic venue.

Tickets from Lunatickets | See Tickets | Crash Records | Jumbo Records

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100 days of Film, TV and Games
May
27
7:30 PM19:30

100 days of Film, TV and Games

An exhibition celebrating the completion of a 100-day illustration challenge. 

The exhibition will be showcasing all 100 illustrations which aim to celebrate the connection and lasting memories from Film, TV and Games. Inspired by a moment or scene that has had a connection to the artist's life. It allows people to reminisce and discuss their favourite moments and memories.

Free Entry | Facebook Event

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Salemango
Jun
6
to Jun 7

Salemango

🍇🍏🍍🍋🍊🍓SAAALÈÈÈMAAANGOOO 🍓🍊🍋🍍🍏🍇

BASEMENT STAGE
Têtes de Pois | Skwid Ink | Garde Dog | DULAHLI | Necktr | | Freese Trio | Shaku | Lausse the cat | Ataari

THE MABGATE SWINGERS PARTY STAGE
The Mabgate Swingers Party | Tim Cook & Friends | Jasmine WhalleyQuintet | Nova Trio | Matthew Bowers (Acoustic)

Artists, DJs, dancers and prancers, tickets, foods, gals and dudes; we've got a lot more to be announced... 👀

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The Studio
Jun
11
7:30 PM19:30

The Studio

Poetry and art event surrounding the discourse of the studio; particularly for Degree Show students to celebrate their practices post show opening ! Submit your poems to contextcollaborative@outlook.com by 20th May, or if you don't care for deadlines just bring work along on the night to read! 


If you wish to include artwork, let us know!

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OMNI + Special Guests
Jun
12
7:30 PM19:30

OMNI + Special Guests

Interior + Tally Ho Promotions Presents: 

Omni

Framed from within the relentless heatwave of Atlanta, Georgia, Omni cuts through the oppressive humidity of the gilded southern capital with a cool and breezy combo of lo-fi nonchalance. In paying homage to post-punk forebears like Pylon, Wire and Devo, Omni exploits a succinct and focused sound in their 2016 debut. Strung taut with wiry guitar and incisive rhythms, their approach is not without plenty of sneaky, danceable melodies to round off the hard angles. Indeed, 'Deluxe' represents a mission statement to cruise a steady though lavish wave of disenchantment like it was 1979.

'Multi-Task’ is an improvement to that surefire philosophy. Where guitarist Frankie Broyles once kept his noodling perfectly strict and razor-sharp, he now fans and stretches out, allowing his silvery tone to breathe in a way that summons the art and funk of Roxy Music, or occasionally even the cheekiness of Sparks. Vocalist and bassist Philip Frobos continues to ebb and flow with his crisp and oft-detouring beats. Philip's stony voice retains a detached stoicism with hints of spirit sneaking in here and there. On the road for a solid year and left to finish the record in between tours, Omni ratchets the fidelity higher as the punk gets more 'proto' and less ‘post'—all while the decade melts away - ex post facto, into the late 60s and early 70s. Welcome in the eccentricities, guys.

With 'Multi-task', Omni capitalizes on the indulgences of ‘Deluxe’ melodically, rythmically and in their aesthetic indifference. In doing so, they never sound ostentatious during any facet of their evolution. It’s with that expert handling of subtlety that the power trio—recently bolstered by the addition of ex-Warehouse drummer Doug Bleichner—has managed so much of its charm in its brief history. Luxuriate in two-minute track after three-minute track of covert hooks that lock into subconsciouses and keep the record spinning, front to back to front again.

Tickets onsale.

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Oliver Pinder
Jun
13
7:00 PM19:00

Oliver Pinder

Oliver Pinder
+ Josh Wheatley
+ Roof

Hyde Park Book Club
Wednesday 13th June | 7.00pm
Tickets £5 advance from: Crash Records | Jumbo Records | SEE Tickets

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Oliver Pinder
Yorkshire’s sad/pop singer/songwriter, Oliver Pinder is back with a new blinding self-released, self-produced single ‘Lockdown’.

At the age of 17, Oliver has played festivals such as Dot to Dot, Live at Leeds and supported the likes of JP Cooper, Billie Marten and sold out a fair few of his own headline shows up and down the UK, with the support of BBC Introducing, Radio X and many large music magazines such as The Line of Best Fit and TMRW.

The single was recorded between Oliver’s home in Wakefield and Leeds College of Music, Pinder says, “’Lockdown’ is about falling out of love with something you thought you’d love forever and how slowly your love will just fade away”. Oliver is accompanied with his four piece band (consisting of himself on guitar, keys and vocals, a cellist, a guitarist and a drummer). They will be back playing shows across the UK in 2018.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oliverpinder/
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/oliverpinder/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oliverpinder/
Spotify: http://smarturl.it/OliverSpotify

Josh Wheatley
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joshwheatleymusic/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/joshisok
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/joshisok

Roof
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/roofmusicc

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Night Flowers
Jun
15
7:30 PM19:30

Night Flowers

Brudenell & Please Please You presents

Night Flowers

Friday 15th June, 7.30pm. £7adv

It has been a whirlwind couple of years for London indie-pop quintet Night Flowers, since these close friends from North England collided with Boston, Massachusetts born vocalist Sophia Pettit and began forming their irresistible brand of heart stirring, romantic pop. Creating a joyous combination of intertwining female/male vocals backed by glistening guitars and dreamlike atmospherics that has seen them amass friends, fans and accolades across the world.

With several well loved singles, extensive UK and European dates and a Japanese tour under their belts, last summer found them touring the UK with The Pains of Being Pure At Heart and Japanese Breakfast, as well as a main stage performances at End of The Road and Visions.

With a new album due April 2018 on Dirty Bingo Records, this looks set to be Night Flowers’ most exciting year yet, as they hit the road in full support.

Press:
‘a vital, present day jolt of electrics to escapist pop’
DIY

‘glimmering guitar music that manages to be bright and poppy without giving up its melancholic mood.’
Stereogum

‘Night Flowers’ gifts for harmony, and their rich, pastel sound seem primed to make this kind of rainy-day pop.’
The Line Of Best Fit

‘Revisiting the dreamiest side of Creation Records’ shoegaze sound.’
Loud And Quiet Magazine

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Dman & Friends Presents : Sunshine and Smiles
Jun
16
6:00 PM18:00

Dman & Friends Presents : Sunshine and Smiles

Dman & Friends Presents : Sunshine and Smiles

We will be holding an inclusive*** safe space* night and celebration of the Leeds night life at hyde park book club on June 16th, in collaboration with Sunshine and Smiles** a Leeds based network supporting people with Down Syndrome. 

Sunshine and Smiles is a Leeds based Network supporting people with Down Syndrome, fulfils a vital role in the community by offering the only specific support network across Leeds for children & young people who have Down syndrome, and their families. If you want to get involved and volunteer please contact the charity directly or one of the hosts and we will be more than happy to put you in contact.

Dj's will be playing from 6 pm till 4 am in both the upstairs and downstairs area and will be teamed with interactive video displays, painting/ graffiti workshops and vinyl workshops. There is also the possibility of a BBQ (weather permitting). 

This will be a family and everyone friendly event from 6 till 11 with calm lighting, visuals and lowered volume levels so that everyone can enjoy themselves. 

There will also be volunteers from start to finish in brightly coloured vests to help moderate and ensure everyone enjoys their night to the fullest extent. There will also be for part of the night representatives from the charity around and information and leaflets distributed on them. These volunteers will also be periodically carrying donation buckets with a suggested 3£ donation from 11 pm onward and pay as you feel before this point.

From 11 pm onward the night will increase slowly in volume and tempo the visuals still staying at a calm level. This change will mainly be felt in the downstairs room with the upstairs room keeping a calm and atmospheric vibe to maintain what we hope will be the accessible nature of the event. 

DJ Collectives

Treehouse
Treehouse Uk

Slutdrop
Slutdrop

Permahigh
Permahigh

8mana
8MANA

Belgrave Residents
Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen

Pleasure Connection
Pleasure Connection

Equaliser
Equaliser

SKIN
SKIN HQ

Simpatico DJ’s

+ Many More

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Daniel Higgs (Lungfish)
Jun
22
7:30 PM19:30

Daniel Higgs (Lungfish)

Please Please You & Bad Paintings presents
Daniel Higgs (Lungfish)

Friday 22nd June, 7.30pm. £8adv
More at http://www.pleasepleaseyou.com

Daniel Arcus Incus Ululat Higgs is a musician and artist from Baltimore, Maryland on whose behalf superlatives are destined to fail. It’s not that his artistic output – spanning three decades, numerous albums, books of poetry and collections of drawings – simply eludes classification, it defies it. Often we hear that a true work of art is meant to speak for itself, and with the work of Daniel Higgs the maxim rings truer than ever. His art is of the cosmos, we on Earth merely lucky that it happens to be confined to our atmosphere, in our lifetime.

Higgs is known primarily for his work as the sole lyricist and frontman of the band Lungfish, a four-piece dedicated to charting, in this listener’s estimation, nothing short of the evolution of all species, known and unknown. That the band has undertaken this pursuit in the guise of a humble rock outfit, in the absence of any public relations fanfare, metanarrative, or manifesto has been enough to endear them to tens of thousands. They are enshrined as one of America’s last true folk bands, and Higgs anointed as a patron saint to artistic purity.

In recent years, Higgs has released a number of solo outings that can only be described as the ultimate in isolation, worlds away from the hypnotic, communal rock of his band. On Atomic Yggdrasil Tarot, Higgs weaves meditative, casually ruptured drones using acoustic and electric guitar, upright pianos, banjo and jew’s harp, recorded entirely at home on cassette recorder. He pairs the music with a series of paintings that call to mind religious iconography passed through the disfiguring surrealism of Miro.

Higgs has wedded his music and his visual art into a singular being, meant to be encountered as a conjuring force similar to that of the tarot experience. The yggdrasil is the great tree of Norse myth that connects all worlds of cosmology. Passing into Christian folklore, the tree is said to connect heaven and earth. In his relentless pursuit of the indivisible, Higgs travels up and down this spine and hatches a new transubstantiation of sound and image into life-form.

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Paris_monster
Sep
29
7:30 PM19:30

Paris_monster

Futuresound Events Present
paris_monster

For fans of Eels / LCD Soundsystem / Knower
Listen: https://spoti.fi/2GNhApq

Beat-driven. Employing heavy elements of funk and soul, paris_monster closes the gaps between synth-pop & garage; between modern detail and old-school grit. Solid earth. Soaring soundscapes. A mass of noise. Volatility. Vocal singularity.

Tickets on sale Friday 20th April from Lunatickets / Seetickets / Crash Records / Jumbo Records

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Childcare
Oct
11
7:30 PM19:30

Childcare

Futuresound Events Presents
CHILDCARE
11th October // Hyde Park Book Club
Tickets on sale Monday 23rd April from: Lunatickets.co.uk // Seetickets.com // Crash Records // Jumbo Records

For fans of Anteros // Everything Everything // Bastille
Listen on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2vCbzmo

CHILDCARE could not be a more appropriately named band, with frontman Ed Cares also being one of the most in-demand nannies of West London. When six-year-old Katie overheard Ed humming a song he had written, she intuitively persuaded him to form a band.

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Matt Linnen
Oct
13
7:30 PM19:30

Matt Linnen

Futuresound Events Present
Matt Linnen

Tickets £11.00, on sale now at  Lunatickets | SEE Tickets | Crash Records | Jumbo Records

The singer songwriter from Southend, Essex, set to release debut E.P imminently that has a raw, yet soulful sound comes to Hyde Park Book Club on 13th October

Tickets from Lunatickets | SEE Tickets | Crash Records | Jumbo Records

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Indie Banquet VIII
May
18
7:00 PM19:00

Indie Banquet VIII

Indie Banquet VIII sees the wonderful Baba Naga come to Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds, these expansive psychedelic shamen, will be supported by Fehm hailing from Leeds and back for their second visit to our Indie Banquets, also on the bill are Night Owls with some fresh new tunes to melt your eyes & ears.

Next up we have two bands making their debuts, Cannibal Animal are also making the journey from Hull & with a fresh EP just released we can't wait for them, making their first appearence as newly named Wilted this band is a mixture of three of our favourite Yorkshire bands right now all under one roof, with members of Chest Pains, Treeboy & Arc and Glass Mountain we are rather excited to have these guys opening up the show.

Tickets

‪Dice - http://dice.fm/event/indie-banquet-viii-18th-may-hyde-park-book-club-leeds-tickets‬

‪See - http://www.seetickets.com/tour/indie-banquet-viii‬

‪Ticket Arena - https://tinyurl.com/ybj6pr3s‬

And in store at Crash & Jumbo Records

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Rose Dive
May
16
7:30 PM19:30

Rose Dive

Futuresound Events Present
ROSE DIVE
+ Van Houten
+ Bad Idea

Tickets on sale now from:  Lunatickets / SEE Tickets / Crash Records / Jumbo Records

FOR FANS OF Alvvays / Mac DeMarco / The Orielles
Listen: https://spoti.fi/2IrNMeh

The band originated with lead guitarist Daniel Bath and drummer Alex Cook. Both refusing to adhere to the uprising of electronic music the pair focused their passion for live performance and songwriting before meeting bassist Jamie Slessor and singer/songwriter Freya McKee whilst studying at college. 

The creative process stems from a rough idea, outlined by Freya, a concept or a vibe. They then take it to the studio and ‘colour in’ the idea collectively as a band.

Inspiration for them comes from Artists such as Alvvays, Mac DeMarco, Circa Waves and Two Door Cinema Club. They try to encapsulate the warm and atmospheric vibes of Summer in their music through cheerful guitar leads and upbeat vocal melodies.

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Laik'n #1
May
14
6:00 PM18:00

Laik'n #1

Welcome to the first instalment of Laik'n.

To kick start our series of parties and the launch of Laik Records, we're delighted to be hosting an evening of music at Hyde Park Book Club.

Laik residents & friends will be supplying you a wide spectrum of ambient, minimal and obscure electronic beats and tones till midnight.

Lineup: 
Jonny Sleight (Butter Side Up)
Carlos (Brudenell Groove/ Equaliser)
Gessture (Laik Records)

Look forward to seeing you for the start of our journey! 

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Where Are You From
May
13
5:00 PM17:00

Where Are You From

one of the first exhibition with a ethnic diaspora only cast

This event is creating a platform and space for creatives who are minority, allowing them to display their highly talented work

******************* ON THE NIGHT *******************

A panel discussion talking about issues surrounding being a student with a ethnic diaspora in both the art world and in university.

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Range of spoken word performance

******************* pure good vibes *******************

open to all / safe space for all / 
creating new platforms and spaces for the minority

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Don't Falter w/ Bad Idea
May
12
5:00 PM17:00

Don't Falter w/ Bad Idea

Live band indie-pop karaoke is back! With new songs & everything! Full set list to be announced closer to the date...

Bad Idea are also back from their recent UK tour and I for one am so glad. They are, in their own words, “a scuzzy pair making poppy, grungy, lo fi songs you can dance to”.

http://badideauk.bandcamp.com/album/time-waster-boy-racer

And! We have an extra treat in the form of some awesome youngsters from Horsforth Music Centre and North Leeds Music Centre who will rock your socks off if you get there early. 

As usual, HPBC, 5pm door, £3 entry & kids welcome.

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CPWM x Paramount Music [Leeds International Festival]
May
11
7:30 PM19:30

CPWM x Paramount Music [Leeds International Festival]

Paramount Music is taking over Come Play With Me’s monthly showcase event at the Hyde Park Book Club, bringing four of the amazing artists that they work closely with to this brilliant little venue: Tamara, Dave O, Weezy Jefferson, and finally, Graft.

Tamara

Tamara is a singer-songwriter with her own unique sound; a spin on pop, merged with R’n’B and hip hop, with reggae influences.

Tamara has recently been performing right around the region, including in venues such as The Warehouse and Leeds 2023s The Big Send Off, and 2018 sees her anticipating the release of her debut album.

Dave O

Dave-O is a rap artist, songwriter and producer, who has opened for the likes of Wretch 32, Wiley, P-Money and Nadia Rose, to name but a few. He is the face of the Leeds 2023 European Capital of Culture bid, and he also represented the UK artists on the red carpet at the 2017 MOBO Awards, held at the Leeds First Direct Arena.

Following the successful release of his single “Yeah Yeah”, which debuted on “The 8th”( a rap from Radio 1s Charlie Sloth), Dave-O is set to release a host of singles and projects this year. New smash hit “Vibe” (a collaboration alongside fellow Leeds natives Dialect) has debuted already, and “It’s Peak” featured on BBC 1xtra DJ Target’s show, as his Unsigned Act of the Week in December 2017.

Weezy Jefferson

Versatile Weezy Jefferson roots in hip hop, but summons cross-genre sounds.

He has supported internationally renowned artists such as KRS-One, Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def), People Under The Stairs, The Jungle Brothers and Big Narstie, to name but a few.

Weezy Jefferson has recently released two singles in 2018, available on YouTube – ‘Bait Moves’ and ‘Infinity Gem’.

And headlining: Graft

A hip hop and grime artist hailing from Leeds, Grime has racked up thousands of Youtube hits on Link UP TV, thanks to his successful debut EP “Allsorts”. The single from this EP similarly made its debut on Charlie Sloth’s  “The 8th” in 2017, and he has also been featured on Yasser’s show on BBC Radio 1.

Since then Graft has released another EP in 2018 called “5 Roses”, which has again been a huge success.

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Artonomy Fundraiser | Room for (dis) illusion
May
7
7:00 PM19:00

Artonomy Fundraiser | Room for (dis) illusion

Artonomy Fundraiser in aid of local charity Pyramid of Arts.

A funky fun filled evening with jazzy tunes and some of the best new art Leeds has to offer. Expect...

- VISUAL ART
- PHOTOGRAPHY
- INSTALLATION
- LIVE PERFORMANCE
- RAFFLE
- DJS
- LIVE BAND

£3 on the door. (HPBC Basement) 

- Room for [dis]ILLUSION -

A theme developed by Artonomy to take you out of the everyday and into a world of the unexpected.

Inspired by surrealist thinking, the artists found magic and strange beauty in the uncanny, the disregarded and the unconventional.

-ARTONOMY-

Uniting music and art through our unique showcase events...

We are dedicated to nurturing the independent careers of vibrant, emerging artists, providing them with opportunities to exhibit, sell and develop their skills - HERE IN LEEDS!

If you would like to get involved: 
artonomy18@gmail.com
@artonomy_group

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Live At Leeds
May
5
12:00 PM12:00

Live At Leeds

Live at Leeds 2018 – The North’s Leading Metropolitan Festival! Showcasing New Music in various venues, all day, across Leeds.

Tickets: £36 adv @ http://liveatleeds.com/
Saturday 5th May 2018 // VIP tickets available @ http://lunatickets.co.uk/

We return in 2018 following our biggest year yet! Don't miss #LAL2018 on Saturday 5th May 2018- it's your chance to see the most hotly tipped artists of the year first! 

The festival will take over a variety of venues and spaces throughout the city and aim to showcase the best new emerging artists alongside more established acts from around the world. Acts such as Sam Smith, The 1975, Royal Blood, Stormzy, Blossoms, Rag 'n' Bone Man and many more have graced the stages of Live At Leeds in previous years, before breaking through to bigger things!

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Moon Unit Presents Alexander Nut (3 hour set)
May
4
to May 5

Moon Unit Presents Alexander Nut (3 hour set)

Comfy Bella launches her new club night - Moon Unit at Hyde Park Book Club. 
Taking over the whole building for a multi-room underground music fest.
From deep dub beats to, disco & bumping house upstairs to the 3hr set from Alex in deep in the basement, expect only good music + good vibes all nite long.

Headlining this 1st Moon Unit night is none other than the London-based DJ and Eglo Records bossman - Alexander Nut - a true selector’s selector. Having started out on Rinse FM way back in its pirate days, he’s now a firm fixture at NTS and the highly respected Dj’s unique vision has seen him play to some of the finest dance floors around the globe with the likes of Sadar Bahar, Josey Rebelle and K15.

An avid record collector, uninhibited by tempo or time zone, his expansive taste and knowledge draws heavy on influences from House, Soul, Hip Hop, Jazz, Afrobeat, Reggae and Funk. 

Alex is also the man behind Eglo Records, the label he co-founded with Floating Points in 2008 after discovering and managing the then emerging artist. Eglo is home to some of the most exciting, forward thinking music coming out of the UK. Responsible for seminal releases from Henry Wu, Fatima, Funkineven, Byron The Aquarius, Steve Spacek, Anderson Paak and many more.To say we’re excited for this one would be an understatement.

With support from

Comfy Bella
Released Records DJs
+ Many More TBA

Tickets available now: Skiddle / Resident Advisor / Party For The People /Ticket Arena / Crash Records / Jumbo Records

1st Tier- £5
2nd Tier - £8
3rd Tier - £10

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Funk Me Harder: The Boogie Continues
May
3
to May 4

Funk Me Harder: The Boogie Continues

We're back baaaaby !! Another night of groovilicious rump shakin' even better than the last. Come and join us for the boogie of ya life. Tickets start at £5 and will be released soon so invite your friends, family, lovers - the more the merrier. As always 20% of profits go to Cancer Research so keep those eyes peeled for more info coming ya way. Get excited :~)

Tickets coming Friday 10am...

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Hattie Briggs
Apr
30
7:00 PM19:00

Hattie Briggs

Hattie Briggs
+ support from Martha Phillips

Hattie Briggs is a 24-year old singer-songwriter with a penchant for telling stories of emotion and impulse, of love and loss. 

On Friday 23 February Hattie will release the first of five singles in 2018 which follow on from her being the inaugural recipient of the Fender (Guitars) Undiscovered Artist of the Year Award in November 2017. She will support the release of the singles with a series of mini-tours starting in late April 2018.

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Picture House Sessions
Apr
29
7:00 PM19:00

Picture House Sessions

To celebrate the release of Picture House Sessions, we are throwing a launch party at Hyde Park Book Club

On Friday the 27th of April, Leeds Student Radio is releasing it’s very first EP ‘Picture House Sessions’! The project is being released in association with Come Play With Me and features performances from Laminate Pet AnimalKumikoJabbawoki and The Seagulls

Everyone is welcome to join us for this event, where we’ll have DJs, live-music and more!

We’ll be selling copies of the EP and CPWM merchandise on the night, or if you have pre-ordered a copy you can pick it up on the night!

No tickets needed in advance (Pay-as-you-feel on the door)! 

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You can pre-order a copy via the CPWM website here:
http://cpwm.awesomedistro.com/products/611162-leeds-student-radio-come-play-with-me-presents-picture-house-sessions

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Katie Von Schleicher
Apr
28
7:30 PM19:30

Katie Von Schleicher

PPY & Brudenell presents...

Katie Von Schleicher

Katie Von Schleicher’s Bleaksploitation was an accident, years in the making. While interning at Ba Da Bing Records, owner Ben Goldberg offered that she make a cassette for the label to release. It could be anything, demos or a live performance, but she took it a bit more seriously than Goldberg intended. The result was her first self-produced and engineered effort, a strange, hazy, pop-laden tape. Doing her own press under a pseudonym and referring to it as an “album,” Von Schleicher garnered enough attention for Bleaksploitation to see it released on vinyl in Spring 2016.

On her debut full-length, Von Schleicher strikes again on the magic that comes from her warped and uncompromising sound. Shitty Hits channels the bright, sunny radio burners of the 1970’s, songs you drive to, carefree, and songs you can cry to.

From start to finish, Shitty Hits confronts feelings of isolation and powerlessness. Opener ‘The Image’ (named for Daniel Boorstein’s The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-events in America) finds Von Schleicher at bottom, struggling for perspective: “The image runs and runs together / I’m glancing at it on a screen / I can’t tell you how I feel / It runs and runs together / I’m standing beneath it.” Overheated vocals, distorted drums and unwieldy guitars push back, unrelenting. Von Schleicher fights to get out of her head the way Springsteen tries beating it out of town. Shitty Hits doesn’t tackle grandiosity, but mediocrity; the struggle of being deeply flawed and unmistakably human.

Conjuring the home recorded sound of Paul McCartney’s McCartney or Jeff Buckley’s Sketches For My Sweetheart The Drunk, Shitty Hits was created on a tape machine at Von Schleicher’s childhood home in Maryland. Where Bleaksploitation courted a kind of sonic nihilism, Shitty Hits shows confidence and growth. It ends in unflinching self-realization, as Von Schleicher sings “Where is everything I hold to be true? / When you feel like you’re a door they’re knocking on / Or worse, that no one passes through / Do I hold my life? / No one’s gonna sell it back / Over my head.” Words form the questions, answers are given in sound.

“Katie Von Schleicher’s debut tackles feelings of mediocrity and turns them into something grand instead” – Loud & Quiet: 8/10

“Brilliant debut from wry US writer.” – Uncut 8 / 10

Paranoia - Watch
Life's A Lie - Listen

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Looking at Painting
Apr
28
12:00 PM12:00

Looking at Painting

Join us for the Leeds launch of our third volume at Hyde Park Book Club

Looking at Painting is a print journal exploring painting in the expanded field. Featuring artists who work in a variety of mediums with painterly elements.

Volume 3 focuses on conversations with artists, discussing their working style, their approach to making, practical elements of being an artist and their inspirations.

Featuring:

Jonathan McCree
Yao Wang
Club Superette
Sarah Roberts
Louise Giovanelli
Hannah Ferreira
Kristin Reiman
Guillermo Mora
Ellie Geary

Free Entry | Facebook Event

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Ciaran Lavery
Apr
27
7:30 PM19:30

Ciaran Lavery

Futuresound Events Presents:

Ciaran Lavery
+ Household Dogs
+ Caitlin Stubbs

Tickets on sale now £8
For fans of Foy Vance | Allman Brown | Fionn Regan
Listen on Spotfiy: http://spoti.fi/2nf0ap5

Critically-acclaimed and celebrated songwriter Ciaran Lavery will release his brand new album Sweet Decay on the 13th April, his first set of new music since his sophomore album – and winner of the Northern Ireland Music Prize – Let Bad In came out in 2016. 

You can pre-order the album here: https://ffm.to/sweetdecay

To coincide with the release of the new album, Ciaran has made lead track ‘To Chicago’ available now, premiered via Billboard. You can listen to ‘To Chicago’ here: https://ciaranlavery.lnk.to/ToChicago

Hailing from the village of Aghagallon, 20 miles south of Belfast, Sweet Decay is the Northern Irishman’s third longplayer, and is a record deep in emotional honesty, exploring the human condition in all its guises, and follows the aforementioned Let Bad In and debut album Not Nearly Dark that featured ‘Shame,’ a track that now has nearly 40 million Spotify streams.

Tickets from Lunatickets | SEE Tickets | Crash Records | 

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Heir presents: Blueprint #2
Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

Heir presents: Blueprint #2

Heir presents: Blueprint 2
Hyde Park Book Club
Tickets £4 on sale now from: https://goo.gl/r85URj
Wednesday 25th April

Blueprint is a collaborative arts night hosted by Heir. Each event is curated by a team of artistic collaborators and will showcase the finest DIY music and art from both local and touring artists. Blueprint #2 brings together holographic illustration and rugged indie-pop tunes. There will be photography exhibitions that will keep you looking over your shoulder and brilliant abstract prints plus much, much more. 

TEAM #2

~ MUSIC ~
The Magic Eye Pictures
'Bandwagon indie psychedelic pop shite from Leeds. w/ Kershaw, Reed, Greener n' Barnett.'
Spotify: https://goo.gl/wH7QvR

Greatest Hits
instagram.com/greatesthitsband/ 

Mary Kate & Ashley (DJ)

~ GRAPHIC DESIGN ~
James Gilleard: instagram.com/jamesgilleard/
Toby Broughton: instagram.com/tobybroughtonart/

~ PHOTOGRAPHY ~
Conor Palliser: instagram.com/conorpalliserphotography/
James Bridge: https://bridg333.wixsite.com/mysite

~ VISUAL DESIGN ~
Lois Majek: instagram.com/majekprint/
Christie Hendry: instagram.com/christierosestudio/

~ ANIMATION ~
Katie Jones

If you are interested in getting involved in future Blueprint events then we warmly encourage you to get in touch via info@heirtheband.com.

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LBU Unplugged
Apr
23
7:00 PM19:00

LBU Unplugged

'On Monday 23rd April 2018, Hyde Park Book Club will be host to a new and exclusive event called ‘LBU Unplugged’. This event will be showcasing local, up and coming talent straight from Leeds Beckett University’s Music Performance courseA range of singer-songwriter acts including solo artists as well as bands, specialising in soul, country folk and even funk, will be performing for your entertainment, debuting their own new original songs along with a few covers for good measure, giving you a chance for sing along during the night

It’s free entry for all so why not come and discover the new faces of the local music scene in Leeds and support your community, whilst having a fun time along on the way!

Please note: The event will run from 7pm-11pm, with the maximum capacity for this event being 70 people, so make sure you arrive early to secure entry

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Brenda's Got A Baby
Apr
22
6:00 PM18:00

Brenda's Got A Baby

We are on our way to taking our piece 'Brenda's got a baby' to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year! 

Play description - 
Brenda is 16 and pregnant, Amy is the first in her family to go to university. What could possibly go wrong? This brand-new verbatim play explores the struggles that young, working class women face. We are working class and attend university. We recognise the difficulties women like us face when trying to be a mother and study. We want to raise awareness of the struggles and pressures that these women face and the systems in place such as universal credit and whether they really are enough in this current political and economic climate.

To be able to get there we are fundraising to help us make such an impact and raise awareness for such important issues with this piece of theatre. So please help us out by coming along to this event! 

There will be an evening of local talent sharing and entertaining from theatre performance, spoken word to music and singing. 

Please join us to help us celebrate our amazing journey so far and see us through to the Edinburgh Fringe.

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Mother Lover
Apr
20
7:30 PM19:30

Mother Lover

Futuresound Events Present: 
Mother Lover
with support from Green Gardens + Shaku

Leeds-based six-piece Mother Lover combine a wealth of past and present musical influences into their music, from late-60s inspired rock and roll with the experimentation of later Beatles records, embedded with the American Songbook inspired harmonies and melodies of Randy Newman, whilst lyrically painting an in-depth and often satirical observation of love, behaviours and contemporary culture. 

Since forming in 2017, Mother Lover have been in the studio working on their debut EP, with their first single set for release in April 2018.

For fans of: 
Father John Misty / Weyes Blood / The Lemon Twigs

Tickets £5.00 in advance

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