The Shed’s 24th Birthday Year 2016

David Rovics - Ryedale anti-fracking fundraiser 2016

NEW The Road to Frack and Ruin SOLD OUT

David Rovics
World Tour 2016

Supported by Kate Fox and Uncle PAF.
Sat 5th March 2016 at Hovingham Village Hall
Main Street, Hovingham, YORK, YO62 4LF

PLEASE NOTE: This event is not organised by The Shed, or promoted by The Shed. The Shed supports the aims of Frack Free Ryedale to rid Ryedale of the scourge of shale gas exploration and exploitation. The Shed does not support any political party but is affiliated to the underground art movement Sewers For Peace, and is a founding member of Fraisthorpe Artichoke Regeneration Trust (F.A.R.T.).
Sewers For Peace – Sewers For Justice!

Tickets £10

The event is to raise funds for campaigning against fracking in Ryedale and the surrounding area including under the North York Moors National Park. David Rovics is a hard-hitting veteran protest singer/songwriter from Portland, USA, not widely known in the UK but soon will be.

Kate Fox is a stand up poet, comedian and writer from Thirsk, best known for her broadcasts on Radio 4 and stint as Poet in Residence at Glastonbury. Uncle PAF is a home-grown protest singer from Newcastle. There will be campaign and artists’ stalls, campaign banners and a bar. A great night for an increasingly urgent environmental cause.

David Rovics grew up in Wilton, Connecticut. By the early 90’s he was a full-time busker in the Boston subways and traveling the world as a professional flat-picking rabble-rouser. These days David lives in Portland, Oregon and tours regularly on four continents, playing for audiences large and small at cafes, pubs, universities, churches, union halls and protest rallies. He has shared the stage with a veritable ‘who’s who’ of the left in two dozen countries, and has had his music featured on Democracy Now!, BBC, Al-Jazeera and other networks. His essays are published regularly on Counter Punch and elsewhere, and the 200+ songs he makes available for free on the web have been downloaded more than a million times. Most importantly, he’s really good. He will make you laugh, he will make you cry, he will make the revolution irresistible.

“Absolutely brilliant. David Rovics says exactly what needs to be said.” Ian McMillan BBC Radio 3.


Or telephone Mick Johnston 01723 850041

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Stewart Lee 15 Photo Colin Hutton

Stewart Lee A Room With A Stew

Stewart Lee returns to The Shed with his new show.

Important venue info: this gig is in BRAWBY – the spiritual home of The Shed. It is very small (only 22ft x 26ft) and there are only 70 seats. There is a bar!

Sunday 7 June 2015. Door and bar opens 7pm. Gig starts 8pm.

All tickets £18 + booking fee. SOLD OUT

Tickets for York, Scarborough, Hull etc – see Stewart Lee website

Age 14+

NB: Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Parents – please decide for yourselves if the material is suitable for your child by checking Stewart Lee videos online. If you are concerned about language, subject matter or content, please don’t buy tickets.

All tickets are sold subject to our terms and conditions.

MONEY CANNOT BE REFUNDED. We do not refund money unless an event is cancelled and we do not give credit for unwanted tickets. We don’t keep waiting lists or details of people wanting tickets. Tickets are non-transferable. Information correct at time of going to press. The Shed reserves the right to change, cancel or postpone events should circumstances dictate.

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Mrs Boyes' Bingo featuring Mark Sanders

Taking The Dog For A Walk

The Shed (date tbc) June 2015

Mapping British Free Improvised Music – includes performances filmed at HBC, Berlin, Cafe OTO and Vortex, London. St Mary’s Monastery in Kintyre and The Shed. More…

Michael Marra 1952 – 2012

One of the all-time greats and ‘a best kept secret’ died in October.

Here is a short video of Michael singing “Muggie Shaw” at The Shed November 2010. We invite you to support Michael’s chosen charity, Sistema Scotland.

In the 1970s in Venezuela, Maestro José Antonio Abreu began running music lessons for a handful of children.  Today “El Sistema”  involves 300,000 children in centres across the South American country.

In the summer of 2008 the charity Sistema Scotland established its Big Noise orchestra in Raploch, Stirling. Big Noise is officially partnered with the Venezuelan programme and has the same aim – to transform lives with music.

We’re sharing the money raised from The Shed’s Christmas raffle with Sistema Scotland and Akosia Mongolia Project.

Please donate to Sistema Scotland.

Akosia Mongolia Project

Bari and friends enjoying painting, Mongolia, 2010

Akosia Mongolia Project

We’re sharing the money raised from The Shed’s Christmas raffle with Sistema Scotland and Akosia Mongolia Project.

Akosia Mongolia Project is a partnership between the UK based charity Akosia and CYPPD, Mongolia. Children and Young People Protection and Development was established in 2002 by a Mongolian woman called Batoya. A social worker in Ulaanbaatar, Batoya wanted to do more for the young people living on the fringes of society. CYPPD works with children aged 12 – 24 including children working in factories, street children, children recycling rubbish from dumps, victims of abuse and child trafficking. Many children seek refuge in underground pipes to escape winter temperatures that drop to -40C. CYPPD raises money to buy traditional Mongolian Gers (felt yurts) to provide safer places for the children to stay.

Here is Bati, who loved singing. Filmed by Mary Thackray at summer camp in 2010. (Bati is second from the left in the photo above).

Please donate to Akosia Mongolia Project