Caught by the River Social Clubs in Todmorden and Huddersfield

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Caught by the River have announced two Social Club events taking place in the north of England next month. With funding from the Arts Council, both events will be hosted in grassroots community venues.

The first takes place in Todmorden at The Golden Lion on the 20th, and will feature readings by The Outrun author Amy Liptrot, poets/spoken word artists Zaffar Kunial and Roy, and a discussion about The Willowherb Review (a platform set up to celebrate and support nature writers of colour) from some of it’s contributors. MC duties will be handled by Anna Wood.

The following day, Thursday the 21st, they’ll head to Small Seeds in Huddersfield. Amy Liptrot will join them once again, this time in conversation with Jessica J. Lee. Poet Toria Garbutt will be reading, as will writer and Huddersfield postman Kevin Boniface. On top of all that will be a rare performance from the legendary Pale Fountains and Shack member John Head.

Caught by the River have also teased a third event, to be announced within the next few weeks. Sign up to their mailing list to keep up to date.

Tickets for each event are £6. If you’re feeling generous, you can also purchase a suspended ticket, which can be claimed by anybody who would like to attend but is financially unable to do so.

Tickets for Todmorden are available here, and Huddersfield here. Suspended tickets can be claimed by emailing info@caughtbytheriver.net.

Posters by Louise Mason.

Gwenno Performing New Music For Welsh Language Play

Gwenno will be performing original music for a brand new Welsh Language adaptation of Bertolt Brecht’s classic play Der kaukasische Kreidekreis (The Caucasian Chalk Circle).

Gwenno also has an acting role in the play, which has been described as a “twentieth-century classic bursting with music, dark humour and larger-than-life characters.”

The production tours across Wales this month, starting tonight in Ffwrnes, Llanelli.

Find out more and grab tickets here.

Modcast Weekender

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Our Jeff is DJing at the inaugural Modcast Weekender in St Leonards later this month.

Special guests include Kenney Jones (The Small Faces) in conversation with Terry Rawlings & Eddie Piller, + Brett ‘Buddy’ Ascott (The Chords) and Gary Sparks (Purple Hearts) discussing mod revival with Piller and Steve Rowland.

You’ll find Jeff spinning mod classics and more in The Azur on Saturday evening.

Get yourself a ticket here and find out more about the proceedings over on their website.

Amber Arcades + Raf Rundell at The Social

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Indie-pop songwriter supreme Amber Arcades returns to London next month for an intimate London gig at, you guessed it, The Social.

Playing music from her much-loved catalogue, including no doubt her critically acclaimed second album European Heartbreak.

Support comes from ex-Two Bears member and Heavenly fav Raf Rundell, plus we’ll be back in our natural habitat, the DJ booth.

🎲 Tickets £7 in advance through DICE here 🎲

King Gizzard UK/European Tour 2019

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The Aussie psych bulldozer unit that is King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard are revving up to flatten our continent next month.

Starting at Rock City in Nottingham, the UK stretch of the tour culminates in a massive headline show at Alexandra Palace in London 💥💥💥

We can’t wait.

Tickets for the tour available at http://kinggizzardandthelizardwizard.com/

Music Strike For Climate

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Environmental activist group Music Declares Emergency have organised a strike for music industry staff to add our voices to the protest against government inaction on climate change.

Present this Friday will be workers from 4AD, Dead Oceans, Full Time Hobby, Jagjaguwar, Ninja Tune, Rough Trade, Secretly Canadian, Secretly Distribution, XL Recordings, Young Turks and more.

Meeting at 11am on Friday at the Abraham Lincoln statue in Parliament Square, a demonstration will take place before the crowd joins the main rally in Trafalgar Square.

More info and updates here.

This Must Be The Market Place

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This Thursday we’ll be up at our Manchester home-away-from-home YES for This Must Be The Market Place, selling records as well as spinning ’em.

Heavenly will have a stall alongside vintage clothing from The Norah Store, a carefully curated selection of books and magazines from Rare Mags, and many more.

To soundtrack it all we’ll be jumping behind the decks alongside our pals Hot Singles Club, whose DJ sets we can attest for being a whole lot of fun.

We can’t wait to help YES celebrate its 1st birthday and hope to see you there.

Full list of vendors and more info can be found here.