The Shed’s 23rd Birthday Seasoning 2015

Stewart Lee 15 Photo Colin Hutton

Stewart Lee A Room With A Stew

Stewart Lee returns to The Shed with his new show.

Sunday 7 June 2015 (Tickets on sale soon…)

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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



The Religion is the Blues

Trailer of a new documentary by film maker Antonio Rui Ribeiro about the guitarist Billy Jenkins. Includes interviews with comedian Stewart Lee, music critic and writer John L. Walters and Simon Thackray from The Shed. A chance to learn more about the radical great singer, songwriter and composer.