Loop Hole Dub Station
May
24
7:00 pm19:00

Loop Hole Dub Station

the next dub station is on the 24th of may.

as usual, 100% vinyl - strictly dub heavy roots reggae all through ground force’s fat handcrafted soundsystem. 

this time, and for all events to come, the system will be accompanied by the mother of all pre amps, a 1970s bozak rotary, so expect the sound to be at a particularly high standard...

lots of records on sale from all over the world at bargain prices

our friend jake will be selling his delicious homemade vegan jamaican pattys at a reasonable price - keep an eye out for the menu..

free entry before 9, 2 squid after

see you there!

FACEBOOK EVENT

HPJC Presents: Jamie Taylor
May
25
7:30 pm19:30

HPJC Presents: Jamie Taylor

This week will feature reputed British guitarist and LCoM principal lecturer Jamie Taylor performing some of his own compositions. Jamie will be joined by fellow alumni Steve Hanley and Roz Macdonald. Definitely not one to miss! 

www.jamie-taylor.com

Line-up: 
Jamie Taylor - Guitar
Roz Macdonald- Bass
Steve Hanley - Drums

Music from 7.30/8, jam from 9 till 11. No raffle. Donations for performers welcome.

Free Entry | Facebook Event

Open Turntables
May
26
6:00 pm18:00

Open Turntables

Open Turntables May edition of the night YOU can book in and DJ your favourite vinyl reords and look pretty cool in front of your finest folks. 

Tonij Boom hosts, keeping time and offering guidance where required. Play the genre of tunes you like. We've had a fine mix of Indie, Hip Hop, Easy Listening, Dub, Reggae, Afro Beats, Rare Asian Groove, Chilled Techno to date.... Whatever you want to play, book in, bring your friends and enjoy HPBC vibe.

Free Entry | Facebook Event

Regan + special guests
May
27
7:30 pm19:30

Regan + special guests

Dusty Pop Entertainment presents:

REGAN
+ Ginger Tom + Room To Let

Doors 7.30pm | £6adv | 16+ event

Artist websiteTicket link  | Facebook Event  

"Their own brand of alternative rock. Light, melodic with an edge of grunge" "a great gritty sound. A must see band" A 5 piece alternative rock band making a big impact known for their exciting, edgy, energetic songs. 

 

Safe Hands Live Presents: 'What I Learned from Johnny Bevan' - Showing 1
May
27
8:30 pm20:30

Safe Hands Live Presents: 'What I Learned from Johnny Bevan' - Showing 1

A new adaptation of Luke Wright’s award-winning poem ‘What I Learned from Johnny Bevan’ is the latest live event brought to you by Safe Hands. Originally a long piece of performance poetry, this adaptation aims to bring Wright’s fiery political epic to life in an exciting and communicative production. 

Set mostly in the late nineties the play follows Nick, whose middle class bubble is violently burst by Johnny Bevan, the friend he had been searching for his whole life. The poem seamlessly reflects the public in the private as Nick reminisces about university, and recounts the path of rapidly disintegrating hope in Johnny’s life. ‘What I Learned from Johnny Bevan’ is the story of a friendship that struggles to escape its class-centric political context.  

Reviews for Luke Wright’s poem:

‘Blistering… a story of our times’
- The Scotsman

‘Pulsating piece of poetic storytelling’
- Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

Written by Luke Wright | New adaptation by James Carroll | Directed by James Carroll & Harry Stott

Free Entry | Facebook Event

Pair Necessities - Evening Sitting
May
28
7:00 pm19:00

Pair Necessities - Evening Sitting

 

Safe Hands Live Presents: 'What I Learned from Johnny Bevan' - Showing 2
May
28
8:30 pm20:30

Safe Hands Live Presents: 'What I Learned from Johnny Bevan' - Showing 2

A new adaptation of Luke Wright’s award-winning poem ‘What I Learned from Johnny Bevan’ is the latest live event brought to you by Safe Hands. Originally a long piece of performance poetry, this adaptation aims to bring Wright’s fiery political epic to life in an exciting and communicative production. 

Set mostly in the late nineties the play follows Nick, whose middle class bubble is violently burst by Johnny Bevan, the friend he had been searching for his whole life. The poem seamlessly reflects the public in the private as Nick reminisces about university, and recounts the path of rapidly disintegrating hope in Johnny’s life. ‘What I Learned from Johnny Bevan’ is the story of a friendship that struggles to escape its class-centric political context.  

Reviews for Luke Wright’s poem:

‘Blistering… a story of our times’
- The Scotsman

‘Pulsating piece of poetic storytelling’
- Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

Written by Luke Wright | New adaptation by James Carroll | Directed by James Carroll & Harry Stott

Downstairs @ HPBC

Free Entry | Facebook Event

12 Hour Charity Open Mic 2017
May
29
11:00 am11:00

12 Hour Charity Open Mic 2017

We're hosting our annual 12-hour Open Mic session on Bank Holiday Monday (29th May) to raise money for charity. 

Open mic sessions are going on ALL DAY, so just turn up on the day and put your name down! There'll be plenty of chance to get up and do your thing, but you can also message or comment to secure a slot! 

This event is open to all performers: musicians, spoken word performers, stand-up comedians, magicians and everything in between! 

It's a pay as you feel event, and all money raised will go to charity (Kirkwood Hospice and Don't Drink and Drown) You can drop in and out throughout the day, too, as well as enjoying food and drink at Hyde ParK Book Club.

See you there! 

PAYF | Facebook Event

DOWNTOWN SCIENCE RADIOSHOW
May
30
8:00 pm20:00

DOWNTOWN SCIENCE RADIOSHOW

The Boogie Monster, Perkins, Decknologist and Mike Ferry bring you a fine blend of disco, boogie, house, broken beat, techno afro-beat, boom-bap hip-hop, soul and lots more. Come down enjoy, open your mind and move your body !

For a taste. Follow the link to the radio show
RADIO SHOW

Free Entry

Nordisk Raid
May
31
6:00 pm18:00

Nordisk Raid

Bringing a heady mix of books, cinema, music and beer to the banks of the Aire, this promises to be a great evening. Please join us for a celebration of everything Nordic:

Duncan J. Lewis, founder of Nordisk Books, and Kim Hiorthøy, Norwegian author, musician, artist, film director and all round talent, in conversation.

A private screening - the first in the UK! - of Kim's directorial debut, the critically acclaimed 'The Rules for Everything'. Contact info@nordiskbooks.com for invite info.

A DJ set from the fabulous Francine of Nordic Playlist and Ja Ja Ja fame.

A bar! (We hear there's going to be some Nordic beer...)

Get your tickets here, or on the door
 
Ticket Link | Facebook Event

 1 Joseph Moore / Maebh / Kumiko
Jun
1
7:30 pm19:30

1 Joseph Moore / Maebh / Kumiko

Mantra is happy to present three talented, up-and-coming Leeds-based songwriters on June 1st at Hyde Park Book Club with a guaranteed amazing night of music.

Joseph Moore is an alternative folk and blues singer, creating original compositions while frequenting the local Leeds music scene. 
www.facebook.com/pg/josephmooreface
http://soundcloud.com/josephmooremusic

Maebh is a folk singer-songwriter, performing ethereal and floating melodies over beautifully uncomplicated music.
www.facebook.com/maebhmusic
https://soundcloud.com/maevebrayne/maebh-fire

Kumiko are an indie, art-rock band with a jazzy edge, often found performing around Leeds- highly lauded by many notable names on the Leeds music scene.
www.facebook.com/kumikoknew
https://soundcloud.com/kumikoknew

£5 OTD | Facebook Event

LAST OF THE WONDER KIDS
Jun
2
7:30 pm19:30

LAST OF THE WONDER KIDS

 

Lightly Salted
Jun
5
7:00 pm19:00

Lightly Salted

ART - SPOKEN WORD - LIVE MUSIC

Doors open at 7, free entry forever

The world is getting pretty salty right now, so we cordially invite you to shake your salts as we get down and dirty with some audial sounds and some visual visions that will enter your mushball and come out as wowz (in a good way) 

This evening's seasonings come from:
Spoken Word Artists: If you would like to perform Spoken Word, please post on this event to reserve a slot.  
Visual Art: Dom White, others TBA
Music: The Blue Wave Pavilion - Psych Rock band from Leeds and Warrington. 
"Brilliant, melodic layered rock music" - Alan Raw, BBC Introducing in West Yorkshire

Thanks to Dom White for the fabulous cover art. Check out his bigcartel page for more: 88lizards.bigcartel.com

Note: We do not tolerate discrimination in any form from neither our performers nor our guests.

Free Entry | Facebook Event

Salèmango
Jun
8
Jun 9

Salèmango

Live music, DJs, live visuals, art, prints, plants, installations, zines, drinks, food, boogy, bas, hass, bastero, aspas, SALÈMANGO!

Bands

Skwid Ink | DULAHLI | Garde Dog | Têtes de Pois | Necktr | Hyde Park Brass | Morpher

DJs

8MANA (Jack ZealeyPhrixus & MOEGLI) | Brudenell Groove | Endless CityGlug Glug | Permahigh (Mike Drones & Us and It) | SLUT DROP | Next Of Kin (M-arble & E a r m u f f s.)

Artists

Melt Trip | Hesperis | Ozbox (Oscar Barany) | Two Girls One Collective | Yonica Zine | Skint Fairs | Retail Situation | Great Not HateChloe KM Artist| Suzy Cichy

The Rhino Sessions Stage

Thomas Harvey | Esme Bridie Music | Lily Amelia | Liam Jary | Joseph Knight | Silver Wilson | Mehalah Ray | Niall O'Connor Music | Caitlin Stubbs

TL | EC | SF

Free Entry | Facebook Event

Chloe Chadwick - CANCELLED
Jun
9
7:30 pm19:30

Chloe Chadwick - CANCELLED

 

Alice Nicholls KIND QUIET RIOTS EP Launch + Special Guests
Jun
10
7:00 pm19:00

Alice Nicholls KIND QUIET RIOTS EP Launch + Special Guests

Alice Nicholls is back with her long awaited EP of protest songs, KIND QUIET RIOTS. A combination of soft acoustic strains, innovative songwriting and powerful lyrics, Kind Quiet Riots is a hard-hitting musical and political statement - and it's being launched at one of Leeds' best up and coming venues on June 10th.

Support from Graeme Brittles, Flora Greysteel, and The Pop Up People

Plus compère A short Dark Stranger and a DJ set by Rai Samociuk

Doors 6:30pm
Tickets £5/£4 adv (available from Eventbrite or contact Alice)

Ticket Link | Facebook Event

Max Lilleyman, Dave Lynch & Nida at Hyde Park Book Club
Jun
12
7:00 pm19:00

Max Lilleyman, Dave Lynch & Nida at Hyde Park Book Club

Max Lilleyman

"Based in Wakefield and inspired by the likes of; Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, Lloyd Cole, Mark Kozelek, Jason Molina, sad sappy country songs and dreamy atmosphere; Max makes songs that blend atmospheric Americana with fuzzy dreamscapes and a hint (or heap) of melancholia

Max's new material is a blend of acoustic folk & country with the dreamy, fuzzed-out atmospheres of dream-pop, slowcore and ambient music."
Facebook  | MusicGlue | SoundCloud

Dave Lynch

Dave Lynch is a Leeds based singer/songwriter who combines rock, folk and instrumental new age in a unique, emotional acoustic set. He draws influence from various acts from Andy McKee to Tool and Alice in Chains. He has been playing in and around Leeds for around ten years, and is soon releasing a solo album.
Facebook | SoundCloud

Nida

"Nida Mozuraite is a self taught musician who likes to compose her own material and perform. 

Her influences come from many genres as she has an open minded taste. Although, what really fuels her passion for acoustic song writing is hard rock music, such as Shinedown."
Facebook | SoundCloud

TICKET LINK |  FACEBOOK EVENT

Open Letters #5
Jun
19
8:00 pm20:00

Open Letters #5

join us for another evening of letters, read aloud.

letter-reading is open-mic, just sign up on the night.

letters might be fiction or nonfiction. they might be to people, places, or things. they might never have been sent.
they might be to you.

PLUS : the launch of the OPEN LETTERS zine, available to pre-order or buy on the night.
AND: the first 15 people buying/collecting preorders will get a free tote

Free Entry | Facebook Event

RESIDUAL NOISE
Jun
23
7:30 pm19:30

RESIDUAL NOISE

Dusty Pop Entertainment presents

RESIDUAL NOISE
+ Aneurysm + The Colour Fire

Doors 7.30pm | £6adv | 16+ event

Ticket link  | Facebook Event 

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A Leeds neo psychedelic group mixing noise rock and shoegaze sounds with a punk approach to song writing. A snarling melting pot of the Velvet Underground, Sonic Youth, The Stooges, and The Fall.

Open Turntables
Jun
30
6:00 pm18:00

Open Turntables

Open Turntables June edition of the night YOU can book in and DJ your favourite vinyl reords and look pretty cool in front of your finest folks. 

Tonij Boom hosts, keeping time and offering guidance where required. Play the genre of tunes you like. We've had a fine mix of Indie, Hip Hop, Easy Listening, Dub, Reggae, Afro Beats, Rare Asian Groove, Chilled Techno to date.... Whatever you want to play, book in, bring your friends and enjoy HPBC vibe.

Free Entry | Facebook Event

Natalie Holmes
Jul
24
7:30 pm19:30

Natalie Holmes

Support from Sam Wilde

Tickets available here

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“The inventive but familiar, simple but complex. She writes the kind of tunes that get inside your head and don’t let go” - BBC Introducing in the West

Bristol-based singer/songwriter Natalie Holmes writes lilting, haunting and yet somehow invigorating pop, with honey toned vocals and an incredible depth to every song. An independent artist building her fan base entirely from scratch, she kick-started her musical career by uploading songs and now has over a million hits on YouTube, thousands of subscribers and a loyal following on social media.


Overture: Spring Bank Sessions
May
20
7:00 pm19:00

Overture: Spring Bank Sessions

As many of our cohabiting friends will attest, special things start to happen when you live with fellow music enthusiasts. Our next guests are three housemates currently residing on Springbank Crescent (just up the road from Book Club), and there’s plenty of magic happening behind closed doors that we’re delighted to share a slice of.

Gabriel Hops (Hopnep) has the knack for all things percussive, subby and hypnotic. He's a resident for Leeds-based Techno/Bass night Broken Mechanics who've hosted a string of impressive parties over the last year, with guests including Minor Science, Batu, and Asusu. We also have Slipstone Records’ Chris I’Anson making a swift return after his sterling set back in March. And finally, hold tight for the talent that is Ryan Hubball. Ryan has been faithfully assembling an enviable record collection over the years, and we’re very excited to welcome him and his delightful Brummie charm to complete the Springbank set.

Free Entry | Facebook Event

L'Austin Space
May
20
7:00 pm19:00

L'Austin Space

Intergalactic FM radio host Austin Cassell serves up a cosmic selection from ambient, electronic, 80s/90s, space rock and dub, to jazz, folk and beyond.

Come check out the best tunes from the known universe 3rd Saturday of the month from 19:00, in the HPBC main bar.

Free Entry | Facebook Event

Puddles 3.0
May
19
7:00 pm19:00

Puddles 3.0

Puddles is back for it’s third instalment at The Book Club

This time Manchester based producer Miles Wimbledon aka Milo will be stepping up to the plates for the night. 

Having played numerous events around the city for his own night, Ordinary Friends, Miles will be bringing the momentum to Leeds. His collection of House records are sure to get you moving from the get go.

As always there will be support from the Puddles residents Matty & Jimmy. 

This is a free event that welcomes all! 

Come and let out the dance.

Free Entry | Facebook Event

Hyde Park Jazz Club: Dimitris Tsiotas
May
18
7:00 pm19:00

Hyde Park Jazz Club: Dimitris Tsiotas

This week will feature emerging Greek guitar sensation Dimitris Tsiotas and his quartet . Expect lots of swinging bop and the stylings of the likes of Wes Montgomery and Kenny Burrel as well as some fresh original tunes. 

Line-up: 
Dimitris Tsiotas - Guitar
Will Howard - tenor sax
Elliot Roffe - Bass
Jordan Dinsdale- Drums

Music from 7.30/8, jam from 9 till 11. No raffle.

Free Entry | Facebook Event

The Fanny Collective Presents: Synergy
May
17
4:00 pm16:00

The Fanny Collective Presents: Synergy

Synergy: the combined power of a group of people when working together that is greater than the total power achieved by each working separately.

Feminism is forever developing and changing and we believe that the only way in which we will ever achieve true gender equality is to stand together. Synergy is about teamwork and creating together.

Women have been working together since the beginning on time whether that be for protesting for equality, making art/textiles together and supporting one another. “Synergy” as an exhibition hopes to promote the unity of all all self-identifying women and the power of working together.

We invite you all to come and join us at The Hyde Park Book Club to celebrate women and all things womanly in an exhibition showcasing feminist work from our own resident Fanny Collective members plus many other talented artists.

♥ Art /// Tunes /// Drinks /// Stalls

♥ *FREE* - donations welcome via vagina cupcakes!!!

♥ Showcasing work from:

GEV BARTON
GEORGIA MILLER
SUKI PENROSE BRITTON
ZOE BUCKBERRY
PIP HIBBERT

Plus many more to be announced…
If you would like to get involved with our upcoming show please get in contact atthefannycollective@gmail.com

This event welcomes everyone of all genders and non-binary people.

FACEBOOK EVENT

Eabhal + support
May
16
7:30 pm19:30

Eabhal + support

EABHAL join us in Leeds as part of their spring tour. Support TBC.

“Full of energy and bold ideas but firmly grounded in the Scottish & Gaelic tradition, Eabhal are one of Scotland's brightest up and coming bands that continue to evolve our music.” - Angus Lyon (Blazin’ Fiddles)

"These guys can charm the birds from the trees or raise the roof at the drop of a hat! Expect Scottish tradition but with a drive and a passion that will astonish and lift even a cheap dram to high spirits!" - Allen Valley's Folk Festival

Eabhal are hitting the road again for Spring and are bringing their Hebridean-born, highly charged music down to Newcastle for a night of absolute craic! 

Playing folk music from Scotland, Ireland, Europe and further, alongside self-penned tunes, they have a unique sound that demonstrates their collective musical ethos. The band have been working with singer and 'Dansi' frontman Wilf Stone on a new set of soulful, primal and socially-conscious material.

Ticket Link

*MOVED* Ebb And Flow: Nunofyrbeeswax (Berlin) / Pepe Sylvia
May
15
7:30 pm19:30

*MOVED* Ebb And Flow: Nunofyrbeeswax (Berlin) / Pepe Sylvia

 

OPEN cinema // City of God
May
14
6:30 pm18:30

OPEN cinema // City of God

OPEN Cinema presents Fernando Meirelles' & Kátia Lund's City of God (Cidade de Deus).

City of God is a sweeping tale of how crime affects the poor population of Rio de Janeiro. This electrifying picture is part tender coming-of-age film and part gang-warfare epic from the Brazilian slum. 

Kátia Lund | Fernando Meirelles / Brazil | France / 2002 / 135 minutes

Doors 6:30pm for an 7pm film start.

Get down early to be guaranteed a seat and FREE popcorn!

FACEBOOK EVENT

Jazz and Blues Jam Take #3
May
14
2:00 pm14:00

Jazz and Blues Jam Take #3

After 2 hugely successful jam sessions we are back! Come along to Hyde Park Book Club and either come listen to us play or join in - whatever instrument you play (including singers)! If there's any songs you would like to play let us know on here :) free entry - bring your friends!

Free Entry | Facebook Event

Don't Falter: Finnmark + Wharf Street Galaxy Band
May
13
5:00 pm17:00

Don't Falter: Finnmark + Wharf Street Galaxy Band

 

Hyde Park on Film x Singularity Youth Launch
May
9
6:00 pm18:00

Hyde Park on Film x Singularity Youth Launch

HYDE PARK ON FILM x SINGULARITY YOUTH LAUNCH

This collaboration event exhibits 35mm photography of Hyde Park culture by photographers Joe O'Shea, Rob Harper and Ewan Waddell.

Event will also launch "Singularity Youth" - a 188 page hardcover book reflecting on youth culture, created by young writers and artists in Leeds.
http://store.ewanwaddell.com/product/singularity-youth

Prints/books/stickers/clothing available to buy.

Event is in the BASEMENT of the book club.

Lo-fi hip hop tunes from Donut.
www.instagram.com/gravelvss
www.instagram.com/osheajoe

 

Free Entry | Facebook Event

Withnail and I - Free Showing & Meet the Beers
May
7
6:00 pm18:00

Withnail and I - Free Showing & Meet the Beers

Revelling in the debauched existence of it's Dionysian duo, Withnail and I has come become a cult classic. 

We’re doing a special HPBS showing of it on Sunday, May 7th along with our regular intro to our new beers.

If you’ve seen the film before you’ll probably be aware of the game that accompanies it too. If you haven’t check out http://www.withnail-links.com/drinking.htm and ask those around who are up to scratch on how the game ties in with the movie.

The film will start at 7pm, there will be DJs in the other room all afternoon and evening so you can head down early to get in the spirit, or hang after the film.

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Meet the beers from 6pm | Film starts 7pm | Free Entry | Facebook Event

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Eleanor Conway's Walk of Shame
May
5
7:30 pm19:30

Eleanor Conway's Walk of Shame

 

Leftovers: Midweek Techno Supper Club
May
3
7:00 pm19:00

Leftovers: Midweek Techno Supper Club

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Schoolhouse [Live]
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Making the jawn over the pennines from MCR we're delighted to be hosting Schoolhouse. With releases on Tombed Visions Records they have made excellent impressions on folk such as The Wire, Boomkat and beyond

“Textually, it resembles the dense minimalism of Pauline Oliveros or Makoto Kawabata’s most cosmic excursions, but the inclusion of rhythm adds an intoxicating sense of urgency and drama. Even by dizzying standards of the prolific underground of greater manchester, the heavy textures and inundated tendrils of this music are hard to resist.”
- The Wire

Following recent gigs with the likes of Pharmakon and Factory Floor we aresuper duper excited to welcome them to Leeds for a live set, CANNY WAIT!

Here's an album which floated into Blackest Ever Black's top 25 releases of 2015:
https://schoolhouse.bandcamp.com/album/herd

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CARLOS [Live]
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Also playing a live set, we have local sound maker going by the name CARLOS. Using various equipment CARLOS makes immensely beautiful and intruiging soundscapes, one of which can be heard at the start of our 4th podcast - such an incredible peice I felt far too rude to mix in and out of, so just ended up running it all the way.


Really really excited to see them live and u shud be 2!!!!

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FALC [DJ]
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Fully Automated Luxury Communism

Holding LSR radio waves down between 2-3am Fridays FALC is no doubt the greatest radio show in Leeds (in our minds). Complete and utter anti-banger territory with guest mixes by Mike Drones/SGNL/skrrt, FALC got all ur end time soundtrack needs fullfilled.

FREE//HPBC//3rd May//7-11pm

As always we will not be tolerating any form of racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, ableism or any other form of prejudice.
If anyone experiences problems please do not hesitate to ask for assistance from Ryan Lewis/HPBC staff and we will do everything we can to find a resolution to the issue.

FACEBOOK EVENT

May Day Movies: workers' film day
May
1
2:00 pm14:00

May Day Movies: workers' film day

Join Film Fringe for the launch of their new film series #WAWLeeds - What About Work, Leeds?

Drop in to Hyde Park Book Club anytime from 2pm to 10pm, for back to back relaxed screenings and coffee / beers / discussion / veggie hot dogs / solidarity. 

Below are the start times for the four rare films. They come from Argentina, Italy and the United States, all have a labour connection and have been programmed in collaboration with the Bristol Radical Film Festival

2ish: FaSinPat (Fábrica sin patrón)
(Danièle Incalcaterra, Argentina, 2004, 67min, documentary

Insightful documentary about FaSinPat, a worker-controlled ceramic tile factory in the southern Argentine province of Neuquén, one of the most prominent in the worker-syndicalist movement of Argentina.

3.30pm: On the Art of War
(Luca Bellino & Silvia Luzi, Italy/USA, 2012, 85min, documentary)

Four workers occupy the top of an 80 foot crane inside INNSE, the last active factory in Milan. Living in only a few square meters for 8 days and at 40° they must be organised and prepared, but they have a strategy and they know their enemy.

5.30pm: Harlan County USA
(Barbara Kopple, USA, 1976, 105min, documentary)

Oscar-winning documentary about the 1973 "Brookside Strike", a bitterly violent miners' strike at the Eastover Mining Company in Kentucky.

7.30pm: Matewan
(John Sayles, USA, 1987, 142min, fiction)

Tragically overlooked, this wonderful film celebrates 1920s labor organising "with the sweetness and simplicity of an Appalachian ballad" . Filmed in the coal country of West Virginia, it festures a very young Will Oldham too.

Facebook Event

Wine & Cheese Night
Apr
30
7:00 pm19:00

Wine & Cheese Night

Come and join us for a Wine & Cheese Night at Hyde Park Book Club in association with three local hospices – Martin House Children’s Hospice, St Gemma’s and Sue Ryder (as part of Medsoc Charities).

Live jazz music and displays of artwork made by the children at Martin House. 

Tickets will be £4 for a help yourself cheese buffet and live entertainment. Hyde Park Book Club will be selling wine (and other drinks) all evening too!

Everyone welcome, its gunna be grate :) 

If you’d like to find out more about the hospices, here are the links to their websites:

Martin House - https://www.martinhouse.org.uk/ 
St Gemma’s - http://www.st-gemma.co.uk/
Sue Ryder - http://www.sueryder.org/

FACEBOOK EVENT

Huggelig Sunday
Apr
30
2:00 pm14:00

Huggelig Sunday

We are excited to be back with the 3rd Hyggelig Sunday which as usual includes amazing acts:

Sophie Worsley, a singer/songwriter reaching the end of her studies at Leeds College of Music, which allows her to really focus on her writing and performing. After three years of playing with her current band, her album is well on its way. She is a melodist and lyricist first and formost, and she will be gifting us with songs of her new album performed solo in an intimate atmosphere. 
Facebook | Youtube

Dariush Kanani who's voice evokes shades of John Mayer, Paul Simon, James Taylor and Michael Jackson, his sound is deeply soulful. A searching musician, his songs masterfully combine his influences of pop, R&B, soul, jazz and folk into a style that is truly his own.
Facebook | Bandcamp

Henry Bateman is a musician and songwriter from Gloucestershire, currently studying at the acclaimed Leeds College of Music. Never one to be in a ‘mould’, Henry’s style has been influenced by a range of original guitarists/singer/songwriters – ranging from Michael Hedges to Peter Gabriel, Randy Newman and James Taylor. 
Facebook | Bandcamp

As usual it is pay what you want and all goes uncut to the artists. We hope to see you, your friends and family there. All are very welcome. 

Facebook Event

ARTONOMY UTOPIA FUNDRAISER
Apr
29
1:00 pm13:00

ARTONOMY UTOPIA FUNDRAISER

Artonomy are hosting a utopian bazaar fundraiser at Hyde Park Book Club!

We will be raising money for Simon on the Streets!
£1 entry (or small donation)

We are also looking for artists for our UTOPIA exhibition and event at Belgrave on 2nd June, if you are interested come down and meet us or email us at artonomy17@gmail.com

ART STALLS

WORKSHOPS - Pom-Pom making (child-friendly) & Zine Making

LUCKY DIP

COCONUT SHY - with a sprinkle of glitter

FACE PAINTING

FORTUNE TELLER

RING TOSS

DJS//DRINKS//VEGGIE DELIGHTS//JELLY

MORE BAZAAR BITS TO BE ANNOUNCED...

Facebook Event

Open Turntables
Apr
28
6:00 pm18:00

Open Turntables

Open Turntables April edition of the night YOU can book in and DJ your favourite vinyl reords and look pretty cool in front of your finest folks. 

Tonij Boom hosts, keeping time and offering guidance where required. Play the genre of tunes you like. We've had a fine mix of Indie, Hip Hop, Easy Listening, Dub, Reggae, Afro Beats, Rare Asian Groove, Chilled Techno to date.... Whatever you want to play, book in, bring your friends and enjoy HPBC vibe.

Free Entry | Facebook Event

Float Spectrum
Apr
25
3:00 pm15:00

Float Spectrum

2̷5̴ ̷L̴E̶D̶-̷l̶i̷t̸ ̶t̶u̴b̴e̸s̶ ̵m̶a̴d̵e̷ ̷o̶f̴ ̶r̵e̸c̵y̸c̴l̴e̵d̸ ̸p̸l̸a̶s̴t̸i̶c̸ ̴b̵o̵t̴t̸l̶e̵s̵ ̵w̶i̵l̴l̷ ̸b̵e̷ ̸l̶a̸i̸d̵ ̷o̴u̸t̷ ̴a̸r̵o̸u̴n̴d̴ ̴t̷h̵e̵ ̵o̶t̴h̷e̷r̷w̶i̴s̸e̷ ̷d̸a̵r̴k̶ ̴r̴o̸o̴m̶,̶ ̸l̷i̸g̵h̶t̸i̴n̷g̵ ̷u̸p̷ ̶i̶n̸ ̶r̵e̵s̷p̷o̴n̴s̸e̷ ̴t̵o̶ ̸f̵r̸e̶q̵u̶e̸n̴c̷i̴e̷s̵ ̴w̶i̶t̷h̷i̸n̸ ̴s̶o̴u̷n̶d̵ ̷a̶n̴d̸ ̷m̸u̴s̵i̴c̵ ̸p̷l̷a̶y̴e̵d̶ ̵o̴v̶e̵r̵ ̶t̷h̸e̸ ̷c̴o̴u̶r̴s̸e̶ ̵o̶f̴ ̷t̷h̸e̵ ̶a̴f̸t̴e̵r̵n̸o̶o̴n̵ ̵a̸n̸d̷ ̷e̷a̶r̴l̷y̴ ̶e̴v̷e̷n̸i̵n̶g̶ ̷

#include "audio.h"
#include "visual.h"
#include "led_tube.h"

// Location
integer date[3] = {25,04,2017};
char* location = "Hyde Park Book Club Basement"

// Set up audio visual content
for(int n = 1; n =< 26; n++){
led_tube[n].recycled = true;
led_tube[n].flashing = true;
led_tube[n].frequency_controlled = true;
}

// Live + digital sound content
soundsystem Ground_Force;
Ground_Force.play_music_from(
Autechre,
Aleksi Perala,
Ryoji Ikeda,
_other
);

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Bill Kong 2: Engine // Mugen // BAD MANGO
Apr
24
7:00 pm19:00

Bill Kong 2: Engine // Mugen // BAD MANGO

 

Thomas Truax
Apr
23
7:30 pm19:30

Thomas Truax

American Thomas Truax is one of the most imaginative characters on the pop music fringe. He travels the world performing with his evolving "band" of surreal self-made Harry Partch-esque instruments including a motorized drum machine made of bike wheels called 'Mother Superior' and a pimped-up Dr. Seuss-ian Gramophone called 'The Hornicator', as well as guitar. UNCUT magazine says "Truax is shaping up nicely as one of the great rock eccentrics" while Splendid magazine called him "one of the five or ten best singer/songwriters in the world that you've never heard of...an exceptional talent, unique and resistant to comparison."

"It's a mutual exchange of blood, bone, wood and metal, most of which is home grown. If you leave a Truax show without smiling somewhere in your body, you're fucked." -Richard Hawley

"When he performs, it is a spectacle - the originality and seeming impossibility of what he does is much of the appeal." -The Guardian

Ticket Link | Facebook Event

EBB AND FLOW: Lost Avenue / Hora Douse / Frauen / Lucinda (Kamikaze Girls)
Apr
23
7:00 pm19:00

EBB AND FLOW: Lost Avenue / Hora Douse / Frauen / Lucinda (Kamikaze Girls)

Lost Avenue
www.wearelostavenue.bandcamp.com

Hora Douse
www.horadouse.bandcamp.com

Frauen
www.soundcloud.com/frauen

Lucinda Livingstone (Kamikaze Girls)
www.kamikazegirls.bandcamp.com

PWYW / £5 suggested donation
No one will be turned away for lack of funds

Facebook Event
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Ebb & Flow DIY is a creative collective with a focus on promoting inclusion, positive mental health, and safer spaces in the community. 

We do not tolerate violence, or discrimination of any kind - this includes racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, alterophobia, and disablism.

Record Store Day
Apr
22
Apr 23

Record Store Day

Hyde Park Record Club, Woo Together, and George and Hilary (Saturday Market / Vintage Vinyl) have come together to host our own alternative Record Store Day at Hyde Park Book Club on April 22nd.

We’ll have a diverse range of vinyl stalls from local traders and music collectives, DJs playing all day, plus all the carefully curated stock of Woo Together - the Book Club’s new in-house record store.

Free entry, listening stations, art and vinyl plus all our Vegetarian Butcher food and drinks available as usual for you to enjoy while you dig at your leisure.

If you're interested in running a stall or selling any stock - however small - get in touch!

Free Entry | Facebook Event

Sifaka Sessions #002 Sifaka // Engine // Maggie8
Apr
21
7:00 pm19:00

Sifaka Sessions #002 Sifaka // Engine // Maggie8