Kitchen takeovers, big club nights, film screenings and much more. Sheaf St Cafeteria hosts many happenings throughout the year. Here you can find a list of the events we have coming up, if you want to know any further details please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Friday Residency
Every Friday live DJs play an eclectic selection of music FROM 5pm till late.
Always Free Entry!
Perfect for your after work drinks or to kickstart your weekend.
Make the most of HAPPY HOUR hour from 4-7pm
Evening food served from The Grub & Grog Shop 6-9pm
Jez Willis (Utah Saints) Funk and Disco set 7pm – 9pm
Jez has had a parallel career playing disco and funk for the last 25 years – expect quality!
Marshall Hacket takes control of the rest of the evening.
Brighter Sound, The Hub UK and Music:Leeds presents…
Both Sides Now – Open Space
Making gender equality in the music industry a reality… what can we all do?
Both Sides Now is a large-scale initiative taking place across the North of England to support emerging female artists and up-and-coming industry professionals to transform the future of the music industry.
We want to create a growing network, deliver sustainable activity, and affect permanent change around the perception, opportunities and profiling of women in music, from the classroom, to the boardroom, to the stage.
This first ‘Open Space’ event is for anyone with an interest in this conversation to come together and discuss what could make a real difference – whether that’s about role models, motherhood, education, social mobility, policy change or something else entirely.
Unfolding over a series of informal conversations, the agenda will be yours to set. You might want to convene a conversation about something you feel passionately about, or join a conversation kick-started by someone else. More than just a talking shop, our aim is to get things and people moving.
The event is open to everyone, food and drinks will be provided and there will be activities for children.
We use an inclusive definition of ‘women’ and welcome participants who are women and non-binary, both cis and trans.
Open Space is a method of facilitation, where participants create and manage their own agenda of discussions around a central theme.
Female artists and practitioners based in Leeds and surrounding areas may also want to check out the opportunity to take part in a 5 day Artist in Residence program with Shiva Fesharaki in March.
About Brighter Sound
Brighter Sound is a creative music charity, based in Manchester and working across the North and nationally. They believe music-making and creativity should be a central pillar in the lives of all children and young people, that emerging musicians should be supported to develop their artistic confidence and originality, and that the music landscape should be equal and diverse.
Both Sides Now is supported by through Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence fund.TICKETS
Fandan, the third, brand new hour of stand up from Amused Moose Comedy Award winner and Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Larry Dean, will tour the UK in 2018.
Larry Dean is an award-winning comedian and writer. He was crowned Scottish Comedian Of The Year when he was 23, and since then his star gas continued to rise. His 2015 debut Edinburgh Fringe show Out Now! received both widespread critical acclaim and a nomination for the Foster’s Comedy Award for Best Newcomer. After its success in Edinburgh, January 2016 saw Larry bring the show to London for a run of packed-out performances at the Soho Theatre. He then went on to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival where he was one of the standout performers on the Allstars Supershow Opening Night Gala.
Larry has worked alongside some of the biggest names in comedy, having been invited join the line up on Laugh Out Loud with Kevin Hart at the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, as well as supporting Eddie Izzard on tour.TICKETS
With talks from Kristyna Baczynski, Modes of Expression, Equaliser, Four Chambers and Freedom4girls.
You’ll also, as always, have a chance to make a new pal, meet a collaborator or just have a chat with some new people.
FREE! Please register for a ticket through the link above to guarantee your place ☺️
EVERYONE WELCOME! our monthly meet-up is usually aimed at women and non-binary ppl only, but we want anyone and everyone to hear what our speakers have to say.
With inspiring talks from…
Kristyna Baczynski – Illustration & Comics
Kristyna Baczynski is an illustrator and comic book artist. Freelancing from her studio in Leeds she creates comics, zines, posters, apparel, stationery and more for a wide range of clients that have included Anorak, The Royal Shakespeare Company and Etsy. In 2017 she illustrated her first two children’s books.
As well as self-publishing her own comics and zines (Hand Me Down, A Measure Of Space, Vessel, Vantage), Kristyna has worked with publishers at home and internationally such as Fantagraphics and Image. Her comics have been nominated for two British Comic Book Awards and an Eisner Award.
You might be familiar with some of Kristyna’s awesome comics and zines which frequently pop up in local art fairs – plus she’ll be at Thought Bubble this year!
Modes of Expression
Made up of local artists Bobbi-Rae and Emma Hardaker, Modes of Expression are two girls making, creating, teaching and facilitating meaningful artwork through community-led workshops and collaborative projects.
From a city historically known for its rich textile and ceramic industries, they strive to preserve history whilst making contemporary contributions to evolving practices.
You might have spotted some of their impressive, colourful murals around the city – such as the outside of the Brunswick – or even seen them on the news!
Equaliser is a Leeds-based DJ collective that aims to nurture and promote the talent of cis women, trans women, non-binary and trans people.
They host monthly DJ workshops for people who identify with this, helping to highlight new talent and give people an intimate, safer space to practice and learn. They also put on parties for everyone, that celebrates this talent and their artistry. Equaliser only host DJs and performers who identify as cis women, trans women, non-binary and trans people.
Equaliser use their platform to create open conversations, challenge and teach perceptions of gender identity within music, with an aim to create safer music spaces that everyone can be equal in.
Party for everyone, party for equality.
Tina Leslie – Freedom4girls
Tina works both locally and internationally in the fight against period poverty, and has been busy doing national radio and travelling to educate and improve the lives and dignity of those who have periods.
Freedom4girls is a campaign to eradicate period poverty worldwide. They help provide a choice of reusable sanitary pads, disposables and moon cups, deliver quality menstrual education to tackle stigma and taboo, conduct research on the economic social and environmental impacts of period poverty and support more period-havers worldwide.
Vex Ashley – Four Chambers
Vex Ashley is an independent porn producer and performer making work with creative pornography project, Four Chambers. Vex worked as model and webcam performer before beginning to make film work as Four Chambers in 2013.
Self-taught in cinematography with an emphasis on collaborative DIY practices, Four Chambers has spearheaded a new wave of creators making contemporary pornographic work from a new perspective with the aim to expand ideas about what porn can say, do and be.
Through building communities on social media and the capacity of crowdfunding, Four Chambers is part of the growing decentralisation from traditional industry practices. Independent, conceptual, creative, pornography cinema.
Girl Talk is a free, monthly, informal meet up for creative women and non-binary people hosted by Girl Gang Leeds.
We’d also like to use this time to chat about future Girl Gang Leeds events, whether you want to get involved, have a project you’d like help with or have an event idea you’d like to see us make a reality.
We aim to create a relaxed environment whilst championing our local pubs, bars and cafes. To do this Girl Talk will be held at a different venue every month, suggestions for venues are very welcome! This month we’ll be at Sheaf Street Cafeteria with the help of the lovely Duke Studios team ☺️TICKETS
Armed with his trademark cheek and uncompromising approach, Tez presents his slick, smart and typically subversive new stand-up show. As seen on BBC2’s Mock The Week, Live at the BBC, Channel 4’s The Last Leg – and heard on BBC Radio Four with two series of Tez Talks.TICKETS
A new hour of stand-up and miscellany from British Comedy Award nominee, Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and Chortle Award winner, Simon Munnery.
Featuring tales of plumbing woes, his attempts at under tent heating, jokes, songs, poems and the ridicule of capitalism. Buy tickets now.
‘A genuine innovator in the land of the samey, and an annual must-see for any comedy connoisseur’ The Guardian
‘Munnery is as bold and brilliant as ever. He’s a ramshackle pro, eccentric and unique’ The Scotsman
‘Convention defying, innovative stuff. Simon Munnery is a brilliant comedian’ The Times
‘One of the finest gag writers in the business’ The List
‘Munnery’s inherent innovation makes him a must-see’ Fest MagazineTICKETS
After a run of packed houses at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, host and creator of The Comedian’s Comedian Podcast Stuart Goldsmith will be bringing his latest hour of stand-up, Like I Mean It, to Sheaf St in 2018.
Stu’s finally getting accustomed to parenthood and living as a family, and now the gnawing desperation he used to feel in everyday life has been replaced by this molten core of joy that is powering everything he does. The only downside? The surface happiness upon which he used to rely has evaporated completely, to be replaced by oceans of resentment!
People talk about “digging deep” and “carrying on”, but Stu’s too busy worrying about his wife’s insomnia, the price of blueberries, and how surprisingly difficult it is to find somewhere you can scream with rage in your car without unnerving the postman. Not to mention swimming lessons, Brexit and what a weird place the world has turned into since the baby was conceived…
And how does everyone else cope with the early mornings?
And what’s the secret of lasting contentment?
And why, if it’s a genuine medical condition, does his wife freak out only at the sound of Stu eating, and not the baby?!TICKETS
She’s a regular on ‘Mock The Week’ and a much-loved figure on ‘Live At The Apollo’, as well as being all over Radio 4 – for whom she’s making her very own series in 2018, after extensive stints on ‘The News Quiz’, ‘Just A Minute’, ‘The Now Show’ and plenty more. All this makes it sound like Zoe Lyons has some sort of idea what she’s doing in life. But does she? Or is she the perfect example of an Entry Level Human?
Decide for yourself, as this hugely popular comic returns with a fresh crop of ‘quick-fire observational gags, delivered with utter conviction’ (Chortle), not to mention ‘proper laugh-out-loud one-liners’ (The Herald). And, she ‘has what it takes to delight any crowd’. That one’s from the Guardian. Are you going to argue with them? Actually, don’t answer that. Just come and see Zoe to find out.
‘A hugely enjoyable mix of brutal putdowns and richly funny stories, Lyons has what it takes to delight any crowd’ Guardian
‘Zoe Lyons really cuts the mustard’ Scotsman
‘Confident and razor sharp’ ObserverTICKETS