Looking ahead... Viva Las Eaglescliffe!
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We are delighted to announce that we will host the Teesside premiere of Orion on Friday October 2nd.

Orion is the new film by director Jeanie Finlay, reconstructing the rise and fall of THE MASKED ELVIS. Created by Sun Records, Orion sold millions of recordings, his voice having an uncanny resemblance to that of Elvis, and his face permanently and ambiguously covered with various glamorous sequinned masks. Jeanie Finlay will attend our eventy and introduce the film. Jeanie's previous credits include Sound It Out, and The Great Hip Hop Hoax.
BOOK QUICKLY! To celebrate we have a very special night planned, with an inclusive Viva Las Vegas cabaret dinner (expect Poke Salad, Cheese Burgers, our take on Elvis's favourite Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich - and more!

Jeanie Finlay will introduce the film, and our special director's screening will be followed by an Elvis Karaoke. Y'all are invited to take part and dress up for the occasion. 

Tickets (including dinner) are here:


Live at the Waiting Room on Sunday 20th September 
The Winter Hill Transmission + Ben Hopkinson

How could we not fall in love with a band named after the 1000-foot television transmitter constructed two bring the Programmes of Granada TV to the good people of Bolton and Chorley? Fronted by the swooning, sharp-tongued romantic troubadour That is Ben Holland, this debonair four piece bring us a warm-heated, brand of acoustic pop ... all oddly redolent of That long-gone, sepia-tinted golden era of regional TV. And there's more than a hint of the great Jake Thackray about Reviews their depictions of smalltown love and loss.

Following a long period of wistful reflection in Newcastle Reviews their hide-out (we think Ben Spend a lot of time staring out of windows), the band are finally rumbling back into action; with rumors circulating of a long-awaited debut album, and now a gig That we suspect is their third in just over two years. Are we privileged? Yes. We are privileged.

And that's not the only coup we 've secured on this other wise unassuming September evening! We'll Also have an incredibly rare solo set from the dashing Mr Ben Hopkinson; guitarist with doom-folk giants By Toutatis; ivory-tinkler with dark cabaret maestros Kingsley Chapman and the Murder; and a man who can wear a crushed velvet jacket with more aplomb than Virtually anyone else on Teesside. Ben writes odd, blues-tinged little numbers; and march even be the first singer since Peggy Seeger to press the lesser-spotted Waiting Room upright piano into service.

We're hoping for a bit of melancholy autumnal weather two makethis the perfect evening. Wispy mists would be good, and possibly a bit of drizzle. Golden leaves and berries scratch, that kind of thing. Then we can all cozy up together for a bit of wistful musical Music, and tick off the long days until Christmas. How about it? Have a list: V = LRQcsfI4K34

Tickets a fiver more from: events / the-winter-Hill- transmission-bone hopkinson /



Sun 27th September: Barry Hyde + Secret of the Whipt 
Fri 2nd Oct: ORION Film Screening with director Jeanie Finlay 
Sun 4th Oct: French For Rabbits + Grawlixes 
Sun 25th Oct: The Hepburn + Rudolf Rocker 
Sun 1st November: An Evening with Miles Hunt (nearly sold out!)  
Sun 8th November, Bridie Jackson and the Arbour + JP Riggall 
Sun 15th November: Peculiar Disco Moves + Serinette (Acoustic) 
Sun 22nd November: Biscuithead and the Biscuit Badgers + Cherry Head Cherry Heart

Preston Park Kitchen Garden Cook Off

We're really pleased to be getting involved with Preston Park and their amazing kitchen garden. We'll be pitching up at the park on Sunday October 4th and cooking up a storm with their end of season produce. 

The garden is opposite the Victorian Street in Preston Park, and is tended magnificently by an enthusiastic team of volunteers. We need to dig down to see whats growing there but did notice some splendid kale and beautiful looking onions already... Our bowls of food will be for free on the day, and everone is welcome.