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👩 Rough Trade Books Celebrates International Women’s Day 📚


This year Rough Trade Books are hosting a special event for ‘International Women’s Day‘ at Rough Trade East. Taking place on Friday 8th March, Rough Trade Books are proudly presenting an evening of live music, poetry, conversation and readings.

“Emma Warren will be in conversation with both Charlotte Newman and Ana da Silva discussing how OCD exerts influence on all aspects of life, touching on Charlotte’s pamphlet Counter Reform and the artistic process in printmaking and music with Ana da Silva centred around her pamphlet Love, oh love. Martha Sprackland will be reading the whip-smart new poems from her pamphlet Milk Tooth and Salena Godden will bring forth the fire of resistance and rebellion from her pamphlet Pessimism is for Lightweights. Ana da Silva will also be performing a live set featuring music from her latest collaborative album with Japanese musician Phew entitled Island.”

It’s Free Entry and a true celebration of women literary figures from the recently established publishing of arm of Rough Trade Records.


On the night, the Red Box Project will be their on arrival, accepting donations of menstrual products which get donated to local schools, enabling young woman who may struggle to access them otherwise. Read more about the project here.

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Check out Rough Trade Books pamphlets in their store here. Each one carefully crafted, these pamphlets have added a radical spirit to the world of book publishing.


Just in case you missed the news…

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 We’re hosting a Heavenly Weekend at the Brudenell Social Club 

We’re heading up to Leeds on the 14th and 15th of June and we’re bringing a load of great bands and full record bags with us.

Before we announce the line-up we wanted to offer a limited number of weekend tickets at a special price for you lot, our Heavenly family and friends.

Get the lowdown here.


 Keep up with the event: A Heavenly Weekend at Brudenell 

Will Burns and Hannah Peel join Neu! Reekie! at The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh


Neu! Reekie!, aka “Scotland’s favourite avant-garde noisemakers” (The Skinny), have invited Will Burns & Hannah Peel to perform at The Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh, as part of the venue’s 40th anniversary celebrations.

The duo will be performing material from their collaborative debut Chalk Hill Blue, soon to be released on Caught by the River’s Rivertones label.

If this wasn’t enough there is still a musical headliner, spoken word and film names yet to be announced.

More info and tickets can be found here, and you can RSVP on Facebook here.

Will Burns & Hannah Peel will play a handful of additional gigs around the country, as listed below.

30.03.19 – Caught By The River Calder at The Trades Club – HEBDEN BRIDGE (tickets)

04.04.19 – Cecil Sharp House – LONDON (tickets)

24-26.05.19 –  Sea Change Festival – TOTNES (tickets)

01.11.19 – The Civic, Assembly Room – BARNSLEY (tickets)

🌟 Un-Convention – A Conference for the Makers and Champions Of Independent Music. 🌟


Next month ‘Un-Convention’ takes place in Manchester, bringing together over 300 of the most proactive artists, labels, managers, promoters and venues from across the UK and Europe to develop new ideas and opportunities for the independent music sector.

This year we’re delighted that our Katherine will be partaking, joining the panel ‘The Modern Role of Record Labels’ on the Friday at between 4-5pm.

Location to be announced soon.


As well as the panels in the day time, there are two live music events taking place in the evening at Niamos,  Art & Culture Centre.


Pete Fowler ‘Decades of Lead’ Book Launch + Exhibition at The Social

51585726_2137380746300342_3669733165666140160_n Pete Fowler is one of our all time favourite artists and he has a rather excellent book out this month! We’re extremely proud that The Social will be hosting the exhibition of the same name featuring selected pages from Decades of Lead on our walls upstairs.

Launch party Feb 20 – more news to follow but head down for 1800.

The book will be available on the night and Pete on hand to sign them.

Exhibition runs until end of March.

🌟 Port Eliot Festival Music Line-Up Announcement! 🌟


🎉 Port Eliot Festival have announced their line-up! 🎉

Our friends at Caught by the River are returning with their stage and they’ve invited The OriellesStealing SheepPip Blom and audiobooksalong with them.

They’re joined by an excellent line-up including Aldous HardingBeak>and Heavenly alumnus Ed Harcourt.

🌞 Very much looking forward to getting back beside the River Tiddy come July, hope you can join us. 🌞

Tickets available here.

Morning Glory on Soho Radio


Our Monday morning ritual of tuning in to James Endeacott’s Morning Glory show on Soho Radio was particularly pleasant today as he was joined by our pal Nick from Rough Trade East!

The pair played an excellently eclectic array of tunes from the likes of Golden Teacher, Michael Chapman and Cosey Fanni Tutti across a 2 hour long show which you can listen back to here.

Nick will be joining him bi-weekly, so be sure to tune in for another dose of his luscious radio voice. You can get an idea of his excellent taste from his 2018 albums of the year list (cough cough Anna Burch at no. 1!)