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Held in the main hall
Come on down to perform or just enjoy the talent at the Globe's famous open mic. Acts start at 8pm.
8pm Tickets £14.00
Each Song stripped back, desolate, naked and sensual
Enigmatic, mysterious and sub textural, songwriter Leonard Cohen was an unflinching character, with an exact sense of prose, wry humour and the courage to wrestle with the unspoken, forgiving human frailty with the stroke of each line.With a lifetime reputation of performing in this exact way and an undying love of the ‘pure song’ Keith James gives you a concert of Cohen’s amazing material in the most intimate and sensitive way imaginable, exposing the solitary inner strength of his greatest songs in their original perfect form.Keith has performed an extensive tour of this concert in Theatres and Arts Centres across the UK, giving over 500 concerts – close to 150,000 people. This has proved to be one of the greatest honours in Keith James’ 40 year career. Keith lives in Herefordshire, Scotland and sometimes in Andalusia, Spain.
‘Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear’ The Independent
Watch Antham by Keith James HERE
8pm Tickets £10 advance/£12.50 on the door
The Plague Doctors Cure All heralds a hot, delirious evening of monstrous grooves, intense energy, powerhouse playing. An electric band with jazz/prog/funk rock influences.
“With guttural bass lines, skronking sax, freeform guitar riffs and tribal drums, improvised jazz/metal never sounded so dangerous, healthy, fresh and essential … consider me healed and converted” (D.J. Ed Steelefox)
A totally improvised performance from four musicians sharing the same passion for this music with its raw, liberated expression; their creative and impressive technical abilities achieve a symbiosis rarely witnessed. Complex music with raw rhythms which demand much jumping around.
“This is a band with the potential to reach out beyond the usual jazz and improv demographic.” (The Jazz Mann)
The Plague Doctors Cure All – virulent, sweaty and definitely contagious.
4pm Tickets £5 Advance/£6 OTD
Come and join us this half-term for a brilliant afternoon of family-friendly fun! Dust off your dancing shoes and bring your whole gang for two hours of sing-along pop, disco and club classics.
We'll be catering for everyone's half-term needs with face painting, kids' tattoo station, chill-out colouring zone, disco lighting, fancy-dress hat box, disco games and a kid-friendly menu from the Globe's Burger Me restaurant. And the bar will be open for half-term frazzled parents!
Mr Bamboozle will be on hand to wow your family with his wonderful magic, his skilful sleight of hand and comic tomfoolery will amaze the kids, and they can join in with him as he models balloons to make dogs, cats, swords and hats!
Awesome children's authour Catherine Barr will be hosting our chill-out zone, downstairs in the lower gallery restaurant. She'll be reading from some of her best-selling books, and will have copies for your children to sit and leaf through if they need a bit of time-out. She'll also be bringing along activity and colouring for anyone that needs a break from the rave!
The party runs from 4pm to 6pm – the music at the start will be aimed at younger party-heads, heading into club classics for the second hour.
We're aiming the party at families with kids at primary school, but totally fine for older kids to come along with their younger siblings.
We'll carefully monitor sound levels to suit younger ears.
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8.30pm Tickets £6 earlybird/£8 standard
We look forward to welcoming you to this unique night, our first of a series of live events this year.
Hay Free Radio is a brand new venture which aims to bring you incredible music, with both live sets from local musicians, and from a great selection of tracks by our DJs. Our DJs will be playing sets akin to the style of Mr Scruff, with an ecelctic mix. We are a community project looking to promote local talent with a series of live events over the coming year. We want to bring together a diverse crowd of all ages, whether that is into the physical space of an event, or via our radio station, who genuinely appreciate good music from talented musicians.
Our Hush Hush party will be an intimate affair with limited ticket numbers as an introduction to what Hay Free Radio is all about. Get your tickets quick before we sell out!
Musicians and DJs
Tess will be performing live from her forthcoming debut EP. Tess loves to experiment with different writing styles and genres. Her lyrics are stories that the listener can easily connect with. 'When Tessa sings, the audience is mesmerised, hanging onto her every word'. 'A fusion of indie/folk /r&b with the most incredible voice'.
Hawk Howard will be performing live for us. A firm favourite in the local area for his incredible musicianship, versatility and joyous energy. Hawk will be performing a selection of numbers for us which will compliment the vibe of the night.
Mark Hilton started his DJ career in Sheffield in the 90's. He owned a record shop which he ran during the day, and DJ'd in the clubs and bars of Sheffield at night, before moving on to play in London, and across Europe in venues such as Tresor in Berlin, Fabric and Plastic People in London. Mark has always stuck to his love of funk, soul, dance-floor Latin, nu Jazz - with a little bit of disco thrown in! Mark and Ovi will be playing a mix of these genres. Think: Sly & The Family Stone, Stevie Wonder, Gil Scott-Heron, Khruangbin, Ezra Collectve, Moodymann, Curtis Mayfield, Lady Blackbird, Nina Simone, DJ NU-Mark, Ikebe Shakedown, Sergio Mendes and The Meters, to name but a few!
Hay Free Radio is an independent community project based in Hay-on-Wye. Your support in this venture is greatly appreciated.
Tickets £14.50 Earlybird/£16 Standard
Featuring some of the greatest guitarists in rock guitar history from legendary bands and artists such as
Pink Floyd, Queen, U2, Santana, Thin Lizzy, Fleetwood Mac, AC/DC, Toto, Metallica,
Dire Straits , Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin to name just a few
There really is something for everyone in our live set , even featuring the funky playing of Nile Rodgers and Chic,
Don’t miss this exciting and varied tribute show guaranteed to entertain and which promises to be a true guitar ‘Axe’ travaganza
See you there with your air guitar
At the thirteenth stroke of midnight the Celtic Eye surveys the land of the insurgent Rebecca….
Creating new myths and memories, we surrealists in Wales are ‘specialists in revolt’ (André Breton, 1924) who seek merely to re-enchant the world and make it anew. We proclaim our rejection of the stultifying dead hand of the reality principle and hurl our barbs at the Society of the Spectacle, at a life not lived and one categorised by Miserabilism, alienation and the suppression of the human spirit. It will, therefore, be no surprise that we embroider our banner with André Breton’s favourite dictum, ‘ni dieu ni maître’ (No God No Master) (Arcane 17). Echoing Rimbaud’s call to ‘Change Life’ and Marx’s to ‘Change the World’, for us the emancipation of the imagination and humanity’s social emancipation are one and the same!
Interested, or simply nothing better to do? Then why not throw caution to the wind, remove the tiles from your head and join us for a surreal day on 9th April including:
An exhibition of Surrealist paintings, collages and photographs by members of the Welsh Tribe of Surrealists
A discussion of the origins of Surrealism, its key tenets and contemporary relevance - Surrealism is Dead, Long Live Surrealism!
For those who thought Surrealism was only to do with melted clocks, why not try a bit of Dragon in your surrealist soup and hear about the incredible story of Surrealism in Wales.
Surrealism and Cinema – In this session, we will talk about how Surrealists have made use of film, what is meant by ‘convulsive cinema’ and then turn the lights down and show some recent
To round off events, in our evening session, Beyond the Limits of Reason: Surrealist Poetry, we will be sharing recent and historic poetic texts with an opportunity for Q&A.