Wednesday: Wicked Words!

Any fans of poetry/spoken word here? Writers too?

If so, come on out to the next edition of Leeds' premier performance-poetry night:

...a lively event of words and occasional music held every month, with a large and loyal following, including a guest performer and an open mic. If you've got a piece of writing to share, bring it along and be part of the show. Hosted by Brendan McPartlan.

This month's featured artist is Jeff Cottrill, all the way from Toronto, Canada.
Jeff is a satirical writer and spoken-word performer whose irreverent humour often makes audiences laugh, cringe or both. More info at his web page.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008, 8:00 p.m.
Seven, 31A Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton (just next to Casa Mia Grande)
Entry: £3/£2

Hope to see you there...


i've just stumbled across this community in the tangle that is livejournal.

i know this has nothing to do with the leeds music scene, but i'm hoping you lovely people will be able to help me out.

i will be moving to leeds to study nursing in september, and i'm trying to decide where to live. i don't want to share - i'm 25 and have lived on my own for years, so i'd probably be a terrible housemate, and as well as this i have a dog and a house full of furniture to bring with me.

my dad's lived in roundhay since 1985, and i have plenty of friends who live in the more studenty areas, but none of them seem to have a clue how to advise me. my dad is snobby about anywhere that isn't near him, and is particularly critical about south leeds, and my student friends want me to live near them, which i don't really fancy.

the area i live in in middlesbrough right now isn't too wonderful, but i like it, i'm not so choosey. and i figured my dad might be being overprotective.

so, have any of you any advise/recommendations? am i better sticking to where i know but paying a lot more rent, and is south leeds really so bad?

thanks for any help! xx

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A new alternative night taking place at popular Leeds venue, the Mixing Tin
Four awesome bands, great venue, ace atmosphere, and cheap entry. £3 in- hopefully see you there!


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I was in Leeds yesterday, to see Leeds play Ipswich. Were any of you lot there?
Also, looking for friends from Leeds. I've been there a few times recently, for one reason or another, and am looking to meet people from Leeds.

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"Friday 25th March 2005"
From Underground City best for 2005 !!

"The Festival series"

Underground City hosted by 'Cohesion & Skankadelic' is a new event with a festival theme and atmosphere starting at the Custard Factory, Birmingham. The night has been given the go ahead to use the whole venue which gives Underground city the freedom of a large capacity venue spread over 5 musical arenas including an outdoor stage and 100 seating cinema.

Cohesion, Birmingham's biggest and longest running acid techno night returns after a break from club nights and has now teamed up with Skankadelic who continued the acid scene in Birmingham with a series of successful nights at Subway City. The promoters decided to team up together to bring you a mega night of wild antic's, avin' it music of different genres, with up for it like minded party people all in one evening.

Underground city have gone all out on the production of this night, bringing in large projection screens, angle grinders (subject to licence), jugglers, stilt walkers, fire breathers, performers, high powered lasers and a whole market area selling everything from cd's, club wear, vinyl, laughing gas and much much more.

The custard factory's new function 1 rig is absolutely state of the art technology with legions of fans across the dance world. It is rated as the ultimate in sound by dj's such as chemical brothers, groove armada, sacha, and leftfield, with 20k of pounding bass and clarity of sound prepare to be blown away.

There will be free give always on the night: vinyl, cd's etc.

The custard factory is undergoing a whole new makeover including a brand new sound system, extended dance floors, new bars, and much more.

The First event is "Friday 25th March 2005"

The Custard Factory
Gibb St.

This Event will feature:

8 hrs of non-stop music from 10.00pm till 6.00am
5 Musical Arenas
100 seating cinema
Live acts
Performers & stilt walkers
Angle Grinding & fire breathing
Laughing gas

£8 advanced tickets
£10 on the door more after 12 o'clock

07788 997 855
01280 840 108

Main Arena - Cohesion & Skankadelic

Hard n' funky avin it techno

Guy McGaffer aka The Geezer - LIVE (raw / stay up forever)
Sol Ray (Upfront)
Cyber Steve (snap n crackle)
Mr Burns (skankadelic)
Acid Ted (acid test)
Tony Heron (yolk)

Noizworks records

Drum & Bass

Sub Focus (ram records)
Danny wheeler (infrared)
Rascal & Klone (noizworks)
Devise (3 D mode)
Samas (noizworks)
Buzzy (cohesion)
Tempest (noizworks)
Pace (kool fm)

The Kitchen - Club Lost

House & Breaks

Jon Gurd (eq records)
Two Dirty (DJ Rue & Andy Bell)
Subb-an (lost/ pharmacy)
Steve Walker (baker st. production)
Dodge (lost)
Dave Kirton & Rich Weller (Pulse / B-lo /Formula / Liquid Lounge)

Six-six-six & Sonic Vision

Psycadelic trance with vj'ing in the cinema

The Cinema
Expect state of the art clubbing and mind blowing visuals in the 100 seating cinema with films / vj's mixing visuals from Sonic Vision on the cinema screen and the six-six-six dj's spinning psy trance. You can either sit back and enjoy the trip or lose it to the music. Only for the headstrong!!

Sean Rudz (six-six-six)
Matt V


Stiff ware
The toffee men
Dave male

The Funk Station

Disco & Funky House

Danny Bean Bag (strawberry sundays)
Ted The Dirty Disco Diva