Monday, September 2nd, 2019
Love Thy Neighbour & One Inch Badge present
“Rotterdam Talking Heads/Television enthusiasts jut out with a riveting chugger of blase threat and moral ambivalence.” — MOJO
“The laid back, soft-spoken Non-Fiction Writer and the more rocking Terrible are warm, bare-bones, know how to let loose a two-note or ragged solo, and just sound right.” — Brooklyn Vegan
Lewsberg from Rotterdam are a four-piece rock group named after writer and fellow Rotterdammer Robert Loesberg, famous for his dangerous novel Enige Defecten from 1974. That is the greatest source of inspiration for the band: the counterculture and big-city cynicism of the 1960s and 1970s. After putting out The Downer (ep, cassette) and Non-fiction Writer (single, 7”) in 2017, Lewsberg released their self-titled debut full-length in the Netherlands in 2018. Nine rudimentary and repetitive rock songs, full of a tough, nonchalant intensity. The English lyrics, delivered with a heavy Rotterdam accent, show a tendency towards existentialism and black humour.
Friday, September 13th, 2019
The Sassy Cabaret Club Friday 13th Extravaganza!
Come and be part of the 13th Sassy Cabaret Club on Friday 13th!
Unlucky for some they say, but at Sassy HQ we delight in the strange and unusual; the weird and the wonderful! So it’s just as well that is exactly what we have in store for the lucky ones who grab their tickets to this show!
A delicious assortment of enchantingly eccentric and beautifully beguiling entertainers shall be donning our stage. Not for the faint hearted!
Follow this with an after party where you rub shoulders with the cast and crew and let your glittery hair down and we think you’ll agree it shall be the place to be on Friday 13th September!
For your viewing pleasure we give you……
🧡Miss Sugar Rush
Plus: glitter face painting, roaming eccentricities and a stage hand with some serious sass! 🎩👑
☠️Be warned: tickets sell out in advance, so we strongly advise booking as early as possible to avoid disappointment! Our venue is gorgeously intimate, therefore tickets are limited.☠️
Any group bookings please let us know ahead of time, so we can accommodate your lovely selves appropriately.
Dress code: whack, weird, wonderful….the more off-the-wall and super sassy the better! Plus glitter!✨✨✨
Doors 8pm / show starts promptly at 9pm / DJ after show party until late
See you there Sassy weirdos! ❤️
Thursday, September 19th, 2019
Benji Kirkpatrick & The Excess
Upbeat bouzouki-infused roots music for today.
Benji Kirkpatrick & The Excess head off on their debut album release tour this September.
After being at the heart of big band folksters, Bellowhead, Benji enlists fellow ex-Header Pete Flood on drums with Pete Thomas (Megan Henwood and Jackie Oates) on bass to stir up raucous riffs and potent songs. With Benji leading on bouzoukis – electric and acoustic – and guitar, the band stoke up rhythm’s, riffs and uproarious, soaring melodies; sometimes cacophonous, sometimes stark and raw, sometimes sensitive, always powerful.
Whilst being at the heart of various successful bands, big band folk trailblazers Bellowhead, power folk trio Faustus, and the Seth Lakeman band, Benji was making plans and writing material for his own project, which now takes form. Opting for the classic power trio line up, Benji’s writing is brought to life with this fresh, vibrant sound and is propelled in an exciting new direction.
Thursday, September 26th, 2019
The Joy of Natural Navigation – Clues and Signs in Sussex & the South Downs with Tristan Gooley
Join Sussex based author Tristan Gooley for an evening of natural navigation as he describes how he learnt to find his way using the sun, moon, stars, weather, plants, animals and buildings. Gooley has used the ancient techniques of natural navigation in the desert, on ice, in the jungle, on mountains, on oceans, in cities and in the English countryside and he explains how natural navigation can enrich all journeys, large and small.
Everyone who comes will learn the basic principles of how to make a map and compass from nature, including essential gems like how to make a map out of a rainbow and how to find a pub using a butterfly. Tristan passionately believes that natural navigation is not just a practical skill, but also the key to a much deeper and richer understanding of our environment. Be warned, it is slightly addictive.
This beautifully illustrated talk will include lots of clues from Sussex and the South Downs.
Tristan set up his natural navigation school in 2008 and is the author of the award-winning and bestselling books, The Natural Navigator (2010), The Walker’s Guide to Outdoor Clues & Signs (2014), How to Read Water(2016) and Wild Signs and Star Paths (2018), some of the world’s only books covering natural navigation.