The fight against fracking needed a hero. Over 10,000 people put their hands up.
When the coal seam gas industry staked a claim on the Northern Rivers shire of Australia, alarm bells rang out. A critical mass of people from all walks of life – farmers, landowners, mums, dads, activists, scientists – organised themselves to rally against the unconventional gas invasion. Despite the enormous public opposition, the gas industry and the State Government were determined to see their gas plan through. A series of dramatic blockades ensued, before the final battle lines were drawn in the peaceful farming valley of Bentley. Thousands of people flocked to the site to stare down the threat of 850 riot police, ordered in to break up the protest. What happened next set an historic precedent.
Welcome back friends (and foes) - it's then new year and Regather Comedy Club is back and more powerful than ever before. Stronger, faster and channelling its ki into projectiles.
This month we are joined by HARRIET DYER
An effusive charmer and ebullient company - this is Harriet's second time at Regather Comedy Club. The producer of Barking Tales, the comedy club where professional comedians talk about their problems with mental health, Harriet has a frank and honest outlook that I think is perfectly suited for Regather Comedy Club.Tickets & More Info »
2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Lucy Farrell is at last embarking on the solo career so many have been hoping for, since first hearing her exquisite renditions of traditional ballads and quietly moving original songs.Tickets & More Info »
The London International Animation Festival(LIAF) is the UK’s largest and most eclectic animation festival with an annual programme that promises to inspire, delight and challenge the notion that animation is merely for the 3D-CGI blockbuster genre or cute cartoons for kids. Independent animation is an artform that continues to thrive and develop as a breathtaking medley of styles, materials, techniques and production - from hand drawn, paint on glass, collage, sculpture, cut outs, puppets, abstract, sand/salt, to some of the more interesting developments in CGI – all of which can be seen at this year’s LIAF.Tickets & More Info »
2015 Celtic Connections Danny Kyle Award Winners Pons Aelius are an ambitious young instrumental sextet exploring the traditional and contemporary folk musics of Britain and beyond. With bold arrangements and an arsenal of instruments, the band melds age-old traditions with a fresh and innovative attitude.
Robin Grey composes thoughtful and gently experimental folk songs. You might know him from his history of land rights show 'Three Acres And A Cow', here is his solo show. (£9)
What would classic 90s Spielberg film 'Jurassic Park' look like distorted by comedians, theatremakers, writers and musicians? Smash hit experimental performance night FLIM NITE comes to Sheffield to retell 'Jurassic Park' the only way they can: nonsensically, outlandishly and with wild-eyed enthusiasm. PLEASE NOTE: We will not be showing a movie. We will be making a FLIM.Tickets & More Info »
As usual, expect something....
This time you will be asked to enjoy:
Wrong equation mathematic punk prog,
Lush strangulations of tightly arranged skronk,
and Improvised industrially-tinged psych-folk loopery... (£5/6)