The first of a series of poetry events – The Basement Dough-Po sessions . . . . Thick Richard has been pedalling his potty-mouthed poems at festivals and clubs up and down the land for the last 16 years. His cynical, lyrical, jet-black humour, intelligent wordplay, well-crafted verse, and occasionally acerbic, well-targeted comic attacks have […]
“The best live band I have seen all summer” BBC 6Music Presenter Gideon Coe “As mad as a wasp trapped under a pint glass” BBC 6Music Presenter Shaun Keaveny Mik Artistik, The unique, Performer songwriter, poet and artist Comes to Shrewsbury – His sound is made solid with two amazingly talented Leeds musicians, Benson […]
Following the unprecedented success of his first stage play, What I Learned From Johnny Bevan, we are delighted to welcome Luke Wright back to Shrewsbury, to perform poems from his fabulous new collection, The Toll. The poems in The Toll visit the flat-roofed pubs and half bought couches of Brexit Britain as it struggles with […]
Tiny Leaves is the music of composer Joel Nathanial Pike. Indie-classical soundscapes evoke a sensitive, delicate and intense journey. Piano, strings and guitars weave in and out of melody creating an ambience that is enhanced further with projected visuals. This will be a truly beautiful performance in the inspirational building of St Alkmunds Church in […]
Manchester-based poet, AKA “The Bard of Salford” – active since 1976. John Cooper Clarke shot to prominence in the 1970s as the original ‘people’s poet’. Since then his career has spanned cultures, audiences, art forms and continents. Today, JCC is as relevant and vibrant as ever, and his influence just as visible on today’s pop […]
Chairhousepresents and Martin Stephenson are very honored to be collaborating on this gig to support the Big Busk. As you will know by now we make no profits on our gigs and all proceeds for this particular and special gig will be going to Shrewsbury Ark. Come and have a truly memorable night supporting this […]
The Chairhouse Presents is very pleased and excited to announce our good friend and ‘poet laureate of the north’ Mike Garry will be returning for a collaboration with the Cassia String Quartet. The Cassia have in recent times supported the likes of Daughter, members of New Order, Chas Smash (Madness), and Tim Burgess (The Charlatans).
Based on the The New Yorker’s view ‘arguably the UK’s finest export’ we think this gig in little old Shrewsbury is not a bad cultural addition to bring before Christmas…well done Moose…well done Beasts!!
Get your tickets early we expect this to sell out quick!
Thick Richard will be performing for us at our second ‘Chairs in the Nest’ event in Shrewsbury’s funky indoor Market Hall at the Birds Nest Cafe’ (home to the gods of good quality tucker and coolness). The Thick will be supported by local Hipsters Flatlands and Garage Flowers.
The Hanging Stars are essentially a loose collective of people who weave together a blissed-out psychedelic tapestry. Like the Bryds then you are going to love these boys. NOW SOLD OUT
Blending folk pastoralism with swampy 60s Americana, psych folk band The Hanging Stars sound like the missing link between the California desert sun and the grey skies of London Town.
The Chairhouse Presents & Caroline True Records (CTR) have come together to create a very special early evening event… Jon Savage, esteemed author & cultural commentator, talks Manchester, Madchester “Baggy” 1988-93 & The Stone Roses with Abigail Ward of the Manchester District Music Archive (MDMA). Preceded with a rare showing of the iconic “Weekender” short […]
What I Learned From Johnny Bevan is a fictional account of two friends, Nick and Johnny, united by a ferocious devotion to the Labour party while students in the late nineties, then forced apart by their backgrounds. Nick, through whose voice Wright narrates the story, is a child of middle England raised in stifling comfort. […]
The Chairhouse presents is very pleased to announce the last of three very successful evenings with top drawer performers at the Shrewsbury coffee house. Marvin Cheeseman Over the last five years Marvin’s work has featured on BBC Radio 1, 2 and 4 and he appeared on the BBC television poetry series “Whine Gums.” He has […]