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FORTHCOMING ATTRACTIONS AT THE WAITING ROOM!
Sunday 25th October

THE HEPBURNS + RUDOLF ROCKER

Are The Hepburns the great lost 1980s indie band? There was a flurry of releases on the legendary Cherry Red Records, met with entirely predictable press bafflement (unsurprisingly, the Melody Maker weren't quite ready for a band that cited Burt Bacharach and John Barry as influences) and a Peel session... but, within a couple of years, even John Peel himself was heard ruminating on air as to the band's whereabouts, such was the impressive nature of their vanishing act. What had happened to The Hepburns, and their mercurial frontman Matt Jones? Details still seem to be quite sketchy, but
what we do know is that - amazingly - they're now back, and making new music that seems just as fresh and vital as it did thirty years ago. Intrigued? So are we. And that's why we've brought them to The Waiting Room to help celebrate their thirtieth anniversary...

Tickets £5 (plus bf) from
http://thewaitingroom.uk/events/the-hepburns-rudolf-rocker/
AN EVENING WITH MILES HUNT (November 1st)

This is now completely sold out, so we'll see you all there! If you've bought a ticket and are after dinner too, we're looking to serve food as early as possible so Miles can have a clear run at his book reading... preferably between 6-7pm. Give us a call on 01642 780465 to reserve a table!
Sunday 8th November - BRIDIE JACKSON AND THE ARBOUR + J.P. RIGGALL

'A midnight dark, yet airily bright breath of fresh folkish air' - Clash ; 
'Refreshing unpretentious and movingly soulful' - The Telegraph ; 
'Beautiful 
yet haunting' - The Guardian. 

Bridie Jackson and the Arbour are a Newcastle 
trio of folk-influenced musicians; creating works of haunting beauty, both sparse and detailed. With rich vocal harmonies and subtle string arrangements, they are led by Bridie's remarkable voice and evocative wordplay. From vintage Joni Mitchell through to Laura Marling, the accompaniment is powerfully restrained, steeped in musical history yet with both eyes looking forward in the unique and inventive arrangements. Indeed, the songs display an effortless beauty and intrigue to set them apart from typical folk artists, calling to mind the timeless aura of idiosyncratic chanteuses Regina Spektor and Joanna Newsom.

Tickets £8 (plus bf) from
http://thewaitingroom.uk/events/bridie-jackson-and-the-arbour-j-p-riggall/
Sunday 15th November - PECULIAR DISCO MOVES + SERINETTE (ACOUSTIC)

'The antidote to hipster posturing... intelligent, complex and engaging' - NARC Magazine.

Peculiar Disco Moves are a bunch of North-Eastern waifs and 
strays, forming highly addictive pop songs with off-the-wall lyrical tirades. Or - in their own words - a bunch of courteous delinquents, priding themselves on being the region's answer to Miss Marple Investigates! So... unassuming, and with a penchant for for opaque stockings? Certainly they have an impeccable reputation when it comes to sleuthing out murderous pop melodies and dangerously wayward instrumental hooks.

Tickets £6 (plus bf) from
http://thewaitingroom.uk/events/peculiar-disco-moves-serinette-acoustic/
Sunday 22nd November - BISCUITHEAD AND THE BISCUIT BADGERS + CHERRY HEAD CHERRY HEART

Yay! Our favourite tuba-powered musical dadaists return to the Waiting Room! Keen to throw yourself into the surreal world of a band whose combination of singalong whimsy and Goons-esque madness makes them feel like a heady mixture of the Bonzo Dog-Doo-Dah Band and Vic Reeves Big Night Out? Of course you are! Biscuithead and the Biscuit Badgers are celebrating the release of their third album, Dinosaurs Ate My Caravan, which includes musical homages to David Attenborough, tweed jackets and the love life of the equilateral triangle. Perfect feelgood madness!

Tickets £6 (plus bf) from
http://thewaitingroom.uk/events/biscuithead-and-the-biscuit-badgers-cherry-h
ead-cherry-heart/
Sunday 29th November - SIMON DONALD'S SCHOOL OF SWEARING + HARRY PEARSON

Find yourself stuck for a word to describe something you do to your genitals? Need an aggressive taunt to shout at a policeman? Don't panic, Simon Donald's School of Swearing has all the answers. Yes, the founder of the Viz Profanisaurus returns to the Waiting Room for an entertaining look at the culture of cursing, with this investigative journey into the four corners of the four-letter word. What makes a word offensive? Why is swearing so meaningless for some people that it becomes like punctuation, yet it also has sufficient power to make little old ladies vomit in bus stops? Featuring Celebrity Swears, with all your favourite stars of film, television and the international drug trade...

'As funny with a microphone 
in his hand as he was with a pencil' - The Guardian; 'Subversive... very clever ...magical ...hilarious ...cerebral filth... a witty and scintillating smutfest, charmingly enamoured with the childish gag' - The List

(WARNING: As the title suggests, this show WILL contain some 
particularly salty language and coarseness!)

Tickets £6 (plus bf) from
http://thewaitingroom.uk/events/simon-donalds-school-of-swearing-harry-pears
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And here's some recent attractions... On October 2nd we hosted the Teesside preiere screening of Orion - The Man Who Would Be King. (Poke Salad, Cheese Burger, Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich Pudding...)
 
And on October 4th we were at Preston Hall's Walled Garden - cooking up a feast from their end of season produce. (Beetroot and Sunblushed Tomato Dip ~ Italian Bean Casserole ~ Jerusalem Artichoke, Chard and Green Bean Curry ~ Homemade Bread)