The parties?

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Ticket sales and event registration: Skiddle Promotion Centre

Monday, 17 November 2014

Sunday 7/12/2014, Exhibition continues from 5pm, then from 7pm live music with wasist das presents Girl Sweat and Local Improvisers. £3

Girl Sweat is a one man band from Stockton-On-Tees who have been wholesale converting audiences through some devasting support slots. That’s how they got me. Got me so bad I put a tape out for them (sold out in no time). To me its like the bastard lovechild of Mark E Smith & Jon Spencer fronting peak era Cramps after being remixed by early Cabaret Voltaire but with the brutality of early Swans.

Local Improvisers is a new Todmorden trio consisting of Sam McLoughlin (Samandtheplants/N.Racker), Bridget Hayden (Vibracathedral Orchestra) and Jake Blanchard. Formed initially to do a live soundtrack to a screening of Nosferatu last Halloween, they’ve decided to carry on the good work and play music with the constraints of a film dictating what they do.

Admission is just £3 and hopefully the new festive Was Ist Das? compilation tape will be ready and on sale.

Friday, 14 November 2014

Then from 7pm it's Boogiejuice with Ric Platt, Louis Finch, Simon Paterson and Inkfolk residents CP and Causa. 

In the late 90's early 00's Boogiejuice established Hebden Bridge as one of the UK's best kept clubbing secrets. With a solid team of resident DJs, plus guests such as James Holroyd, DiY, Chris Duckenfield, Luke Unabomber and many more, Boogiejuice established their reputation as fierce party starters playing the very best in house and techno. Now in 2014 their sound is as fresh as ever, and with Ric Platt, Louis Finch (now also running 'The Idiots Are Winning', London) and Simon Paterson taking to the decks, expect this one to go off

Tickets are £5 and available now from here

Or printed tickets available next week from Dynamite, 35 Market Street, HX7 6EU, or Joyce's Closet, 6 Cheetham St, HX7 8EW or we have small number of tickets available on the night from 7pm at Inkfolk.

Saturday the 6th December brings our Christmas Market, this makers market will be live and buzzing with friendly faces selling all the things you might expect like mulled wine and festive treats but you can always be sure to find an unexpected treasure that might just make the perfect christmas gift.

This year's Stalls are brought to you by:

Made In The Valley (original and modern crafts made by local artists)
BabooshkaV (Vintage clothing)
Katy Deveraux (Artist)
Shell's (Vintage and bric a brac)
Andy’s Seasonal Food
Hunter Francis Arts and Crafts
Louise Sheridan (Artist)
Rebellious Rags (creative textile)
Lula Hair (Hair and Health)
Richard Brass (second hand Vinyl)
Suzie Ha (food)

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Friday 5/12/2014 at Inkfolk see's the return of Master Blaster and Spacejets foray into music with mostly local peeps at the helm of making you dance..

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Inkfolk join forces with Gezellig to bring you this cult Sci-fi classic by John Carpenter with LIVE
re-score by Animat

Dark Star, John Carpenter’s first feature is widely regarded as a cult classic and a seminal influence on 21st century sci-fi. Co-written by and starring Alien Screenwriter Dan O’Bannon, this 1970s low budget space comedy has found its place in the science fiction pantheon as the missing link between 2001: A Space Odyssey and Red Dwarf.

Animat have developed a new soundtrack to the film which they perform live using a mixture of their own original brand of dubby downtempo, an eclectic selection of tracks from their DJ archive and remixed versions of themes from the original score.

Sheffield-based musicians, producers and DJs Mark Daly and Michael Harding, aka The Only Michael, have been working together as Animat since 2004 and have released six EPs and two albums on the Big Chill label. Their previous film re-scores have included The straight story, The last Man on earth and Belleville Rendezvous, which sold out at both Gezellig nights at the Trades Cub and Picture house for the Arts Festival and even had the Mayor of Hebden Bridge in attendance.

Doors 8pm
Film 9pm

tickets are £4 from here

Chris Platt exhibition at Inkfolk

Inkfolk festival of music and art coming soon

Monday, 13 October 2014

Sunday its Gezellig Who are bringing Torn Sail to the basement. This will be a great end to our little 
festival of sights and sounds....

tickets £3


or on the night at Inkfolk

Saturday at Inkfolk. We welcome EDSC to our party, should be top as ever, with resident CP.
Tickets £5 from Inkfolk, Joyces Closet and Dynamite oh and here too

Friday at Inkfolk. Drum and bass to jungle and back with the depth cuts crew...

Friday, 3 October 2014

23rd-26th October 2014
Thursday 23/10/2014 6pm
Exhibition opening entitled, Tri Imagi, showing a collection of recent photography by Charlie Meecham, Kate Mellor and Claire McNamee.
To see more of Charlie Meecham and Kate Mellor's work, visit their website at
Visit Claire McNamee's website at, for more of her work.
Music will follow from 9pm from Heya Heya dj's Russ and Will.

Next Inkfolk coming soon....

Monday, 4 August 2014

Inkfolk 24/08/2014 Exhibition continues, bar open from 5pm with bank holiday free party with Chris P and Joe Ackroyd playing the finest in afrobeat, disco and house for your dancing pleasure.

Inkfolk 23/08/2014 Exhibition continues, bar open from 1pm. Then from 7pm its boogie time with II Bosco (Red Laser Records) CP and Russ
II Bosco or Christian Wood, aka Woody, aka Crowhead, aka Nudge! A man of many names. He has been part of the make up of Manchester's club land for many years. He was the resident dj at Fat City's infamous Friends and Family night & a recording artist for Grand Central and Aim’s Atic Records during the noughties. II Bosco is his new found love, playing all things boogie and italo from back room parties and main room festival dance-offs, to regular parties like Wet Play and his own Red Laser Disco parties. This guy knows how to have a party and what better one to let him loose on!! Keeping tabs on him will be residents CP and Russ, who will also have plenty of dynamite vinyl offerings to keep the party in shape.
Tickets are £5 and available here
 or here
Dynamite, 35 Market Street, HX7 6EU,
 or here
Joyce's Closet, 6 Cheetham St, HX7 8EW.
 Plus we have a small number of tickets available on the night from 7pm at Inkfolk.

Chek out 

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Inkfolk Friday 22/08/2014 Exhibition continues from 6pm, then from 8pm its Chapter 4 in control of the sounds through out the night. Free Entry.
When they first met it was murder...
There was some argument in System Records about the last copy of Blackboard Jungle. An increasingly heated debate soon became a shirts off kind of moment, DaddyT threw his falafel at Dillinger and Slackears caught most of it in the crossfire. When things (including the falafel) had cooled off they decided to pool their resources and try their upmost to bring quality reggae music to the good people of the Calder Valley and beyond.

21-24th August 2014
Thursday 21/08/2014 6pm Exhibition opening with illustrations by Zeke Clough with live music from WasIst Das feat The uk Muzzlers and Abrasive Pheasants.
Zeke is a local artist working with a variety of mediums to create intricate and detailed drawings. Clough is best known for his work with Shackleton: his twisted designs came to define the aesthetic of Skull Disco, the groundbreaking dubstep label that Shackleton ran with Appleblim, and the pair have continued to collaborate on projects like the recent Drawbar Organ box-set. Clough has also recently been commissioned to provide the art for Kevin Martin’s (of the Bug / King Midas Sound) Acid Ragga label, and held exhibitions in Berlin, Tokyo and Manchester.
Zeke's work will run for 4 days at Inkfolk.
UK Muzzlers is a new name for an old collaboration between Neil Campbell (Vibracathedral Orchestra/Astral Social Club/A Band) and John Clyde-Evans aka Tirath Singh Nirmala (Hood/Ovid Corpse). Neil’s discography is big enough to crash your browser. He’s collaborated with High Wolf (as Iibiis Rooge), Ashtray Navigations, Richard Youngs, Sunroof, Campbell Kneale, Merzbow and many more. John is from Hebden Bridge and first came to prominence in the band Hood (Domino Recordings) before branching out into deeper waters with his solo output and regular collaborations with Neil under the Astral Social Club moniker. This gig will be their first show as a duo for quite a few years and they teasingly suggest this will be a punk rock set….
Abrasive Pheasants are a neo-krautrock combo with jazz-punk tendencies
from hebden bridge, comprising
dan keightley – drums, percussion
matt lupton-levy – keyboards
steve lacey – bass guitar, electronics
michael linden west – nst guitar, electronics
This show will be 'pay what you can afford' but please do not bring your own alcohol as Inkfolk is fully licensed and serves a variety of nice bottled beers and things.
As usual, we will keep the live music last train friendly, but music of the pre-recorded variety will last much longer. Was Ist Das? Soundystem will be playing between band sounds and then taking things later will be our favourite record spinning reprobates.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

We return to the basement for 4 days of fun with an exhibition by Zeke Clough, Experimental sound from Wasist Das, sweet reggae music from the Chapter 4 gang, Saturday rave up feat II Bosco, CP and Russ finishing up with a bank holiday free party with CP and Joe Akroyd. Yeah!!

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Sunday at Inkfolk 25th may 2014

Sunday 25/05/2014 Exhibition continues, bar open from 1pm. Then doors open 7pm for Performance of The Handless Maiden shadow puppet show with an after party with CP and Russ playing records for dancing into the bank holiday!

‘The Handless Maiden’: is an adaptation of the Brothers Grimm classic tale of a young woman’s journey to adulthood, complicated by the wily trickery of the Devil. Of course, there’s a prince and a good deal of magic to help her on her way, but its her own resourcefulness that wins the day! This poignant tale features beautiful handmade shadow puppets, great live music and is suitable for children (7+) and adults.
Liz Dever is a puppeteer, drama practitioner and a musician. After an initial introduction to Javanese and Balinese Wayang Kulit through a Javanese artist, ted Setya Nugraha, with whom she worked for 5 years, she went on to form her own company, Shadowdance Puppet Theatre. She has worked with various theatre companies and arts organisations including Welfare State International, Horse and Bamboo, Darts, Lawrence Batley Theatre Outreach Team, Artists in Schools and Opera North. She has performed and facilitated puppetry/drama workshops in schools and at festivals throughout the country.     
Jack Glover is a musician and composer. He was musical director for Interplay Theatre Company, Heads Together, Alive and Kicking and Major Road Theatre Co.. He has composed many large scale choral pieces for Koros and other community choirs which have been performed in venues throughout Yorkshire.  He has worked with Welsh National Opera’s librettist, Martin Riley, for many years, composing and directing community musicals and oratorios in conjunction with venues and production houses such as Brewery Arts Centre, Countersthorpe College, Leicester, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds City Varieties and Opera North.
Ticket £2 under 16 and £4 adults available on the door.

Friday, 2 May 2014

Friday at Inkfolk May 23rd 2014

Friday 23/05/2014 Exhibition continues, bar opens from 6pm with live music from 9pm with Khufu live plus djs.

Free Entry

Khufu are a 3 piece electronic/live instrumental outfit from Hebden Bridge/Leeds. Check out some of there stuff here or check them out here 

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Thursday at Inkfolk in May 2014

22-25th May 2014

 Thursday 22/05/2014 6pm Exhibition opening with Illustrations by Louise Lockhart plus live music from The Funkside Soul Band. Free entry. 

Louise is an illustrator based in Hebden bridge. She graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2009, studying Visual Communication.

I have always been obsessed with drawing. I create my designs by drawing, printing, cutting and finding collage material and textures, then I compile them using a computer. My biggest heroes are David Hockney, Pierro Fornasetti and Pablo Picasso for trying out a bit of everything. 

Whilst living in Canada and America for a year in 2012, I worked in an amazing stationery shop which inspired me to start my own company The Printed Peanut It's a great way to apply my drawings and designs to a variety of products. I am currently making a set of pre-made illustrated pass the parcels.

You can see my blog of influences and inspirations here or check out my shop

Louise's work will run for 4 days at Inkfolk.

The Funkside Soul Band are a local 6 piece live act playing the music they know and love. soul, funk, disco and Motown backed with diva-esque vocals and super tight musicianship, this band know how to make your feet shuffle.

Further adventures North

Cant wait to travel North and check out whats going on in Newcastle, never been up that way and can't wait to dj with the Last Waltz crew.....Good times!!

Great outdoors :-)

Had a trip out to this last was really really good. Check it out if you in the Brum area

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Sunday 30/03/2014 Exhibition continues and bar open from 1pm then from 7pm WasIst das return with their journey into weird and wonderful experimental sounds with Heather Leigh, Bridget Hayden and Sophie Cooper. Advance tickets are £4 from or £5 on the door.

 The daughter of a coal miner, Heather Leigh was born in West Virginia and raised in Texas and has been recording and releasing music since the 1990s. These days she’s firmly rooted in Glasgow, Scotland, where she’s co-run Volcanic Tongue Record Shop & Mailorder since 2004. Her music has been described as “high metal masses for amplified strings and vocals that blow all notions of form and fidelity to pieces.” She’s released numerous recordings on labels such as Not Not Fun, Family Vineyard, Fag Tapes, Ultra Eczema, Chocolate Monk, Kendra Steiner Editions, Ikuisuus, Eclipse Records, Fonal and her own imprints, Wish Image and Volcanic Tongue. Her main instruments are pedal steel guitar and voice, as well as electric guitar, keyboards, bells, cuatro, psaltery, drums, bass and harmonica.

“At her most gleefully feral, Bridget Haydenstrips away everything conventionally “musical” to leave just grimy, obsessively repeating moans and howls. The other curious aspect of Hayden’s current aesthetic is that she describes it as “fucked-up blues,” which is exactly what it is, though that probably won’t be immediately apparent to a lot of folks. Very, very few people can take on the blues in 2011 without being spectacularly lame, boring, disingenuous, or all three. Bridget, however, has hacked away all of the meaningless tropes to get at the gut-level essence of the form. Her gnarled squalls convey raw, naked emotion in a way that words couldn’t. Hayden balances her bad-intentioned Dead C/early Sonic Youth moments with quieter, more desolate works, substituting queasy dissonance, pronounced tape hiss, and creaking strings for raw power.” – Foxy Digitalis
“Spiders on vaseline rock and roll free formlessness” – Julian Cope

Sophie Cooper has been a member of, The Stoke on Trent Wind Orchestra, Cooper Jones, Leopard Leg, Tom Cool, Wing Horses, Remedial Queen of England, The A Band as well as recorded duos with Ben Nash, Billy AB and a collaborative live project called Gals with Guitars. Sophie is currently working on solo compositions.     Sophie has Releases on Exotic Pylon, Tor Press, Blackest Rainbow, Night People, Bum Tapes.

4 days of Music, Art and fun x

Saturday 29/03/2014 Exhibition continues and Bar open from 1pm then Inkfolks party from 7pm with Last Waltz, CP and Causa. Entry £5.

 Mick Rolfe, Geoff Leopard & El.Dee are by turns 3 DJs / Musicians / Producers who have all been heavily involved in the North East UK left-of-centre club scene for many years.

The three close friends decided to join together and explore the points where their musical tastes met, the results were Last Waltz (their DJ & Production Alias), the nomadic underground party Dada (which breathes life into unusual derelict venues in their home of Newcastle upon Tyne) and more recently their limited vinyl label Object of Distraction, which aims to provide a physical format for some of the more esoteric club music created by themselves and their friends.

In the short time since releasing their debut 12”, Criminal World, on their own Object of Distraction imprint in early 2012, Last Waltz have gone on to make music for a number of respected labels including World Unknown , Mule Musiq / Endless Flight, Future Boogie, Let’s Play House and Tusk Wax.
While it’s their music that has earned Last Waltz global attention, the trio from North East England still regard themselves as being DJs above all else, and 2013 sees them fulfilling a jam packed schedule playing at some of the finest clubs and festivals in the UK, Europe, and further afield, as well as their own Dada parties in Newcastle upon Tyne...
 This year also sees Last Waltz continuing to release original music, and high profile remixes, with releases currently in the pipeline for Magic Wand, Ene Records, Is It Balearic? among others. Music for dancing!!
 Tickets are £5 available at 
 Dynamite, 35 Market Street, HX7 6EU, 
 Joyce's Closet,  6 Cheetham St, HX7 8EW or tickets available on the night at Inkfolk.

Friday 28/03/2014 Exhibition continues, then from 7pm Magpie Cinema present High on Hope, a film about the Blackburn rave scene with Q&A from director Piers Sanderson plus music from DJs Russ and Waka, plus home cooked food from Mr Foulgers kitchen.

Commemorating the 20th anniversary of acid house this documentary feature film tells the story of the infamous 'Hardcore Uproar’ warehouse parties in Blackburn 1989-91. 
From just 50 friends in a backstreet workshop these parties grew to over 10,000 people dancing in cavernous warehouses across the north west every week. 
Their trajectory mirrored what was happening nationally as acid house went from an underground scene to The mass youth cult of the end of the 20th century. With q&a after the film with director Piers Sanderson.

 Thursday 27/03/2014 6pm Exhibition opening with images and photographic work from Cherry Styles with live music from Kirsty McGee. free entry. 

Cherry an artist based in Manchester, UK. "The processes I use in my work are often experimental, although much of it is rooted in analogue photography and collage. I am interested in zines, DIY/self publishing, photography, sex, feminism ~ particularly in women's self representation through visual art and literature.

I run the feminist collective the Chapess, and in 2012 I started Synchronise Witches Press releasing hand made/short runs of artists books and zines." Cherry's work will run four 4 days at Inkfolk.

Somewhere between Jazz, Folk, Chanson and Americana there’s an area of music that doesn’t have a name. With a cartographer’s attention to detail, Kirsty McGee has spent the past ten years and six albums exploring and mapping this place.
Honed over twenty years of following her own path, McGee's songs show the light touch of a singer with an instinctive reflex for bringing together words and music. Gentle, and with the bittersweet edge of experience, her voice speaks directly from an open heart, and her rich, dark style frames the brittleness of her lyrics perfectly.
Twice nominated for the BBC RADIO 2 FOLK AWARDS and WINNER OF AN IMA FOR BEST LIVE ALBUM IN 2011, McGee has shared the stage with artists such as KARINE POLWART, EDDI READER and SUZANNE VEGA. Her songs have received BBC DAYTIME PLAYLISTING and are regularly featured on the playlists of local and specialist radio stations. She has also perfomed sessions on BBC Radios 2 and 4.

 In 2012, McGee released a brand new solo album, CONTRABAND; an intimate collection of honest and intelligent songs which lays bare her delicate guitar work and bare bones writing style in her rawest and bravest recordings to date.

 In 2013 McGee's track SANDMAN (The Kansas Sessions, 2008) was a major feature of DANNY BOYLE’s film TRANCE, appearing in its entirely during the film and being written into Rick Smith's score throughout. It was released as a double A-side single with SETTING OF THE SUN (Contraband, 2012) on McGee’s own HOBOPOP label.