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What’s On

Listings for The Constitutional and selected shows at our sister venue The Old Woollen at Sunny Bank Mills.

For full Old Woollen listings visit www.oldwoollen.co.uk


 

Arts At The Arms

The Constitutional, 51 Town Street, Farsley, Leeds, LS28 5HX

Doors 7pm. Show 8pm.

Arts at the Arms is a performing arts event dedicated to showcasing talented local creatives and new work in a relaxed setting. Originating at the Cardigan Arms in Leeds, before moving to create an online podcast series celebrating Yorkshire talent, Arts at the Arms are making their return to live events at The Constitutional. Expect original theatre, insightful comedy, poetry, music and more. Combining their skills, playwright Chris O'Connor (The Trial, The Parting Glass) arts facilitator Lily Craig (Fragments, Yorkshire Dance) and actor James Underwood (The B*st#rd, Leeds Lads) aim to bring you an evening to energise, excite and entertain.

On the bill:

Theatre written by Mitchell Vernals, Chloe McLaughlin and Paul Fox. Poetry from Pete Spafford. Music from DREUW. Comedy from Jess Brooks and Chris O'Connor.

The Belgrave House Band plays Fleetwood Mac's RUMOURS

The Old Woollen , 83-85 Town Street, Farsley , Leeds, LS28 5UJ

A funked up version of a 70s rock classic! The Belgrave House Band reimagine classic albums with a very satisfying attention to detail and a bouncing energy that makes for a unique take on the past, while delivering an exciting performance very much set in the present.

In their past four shows they have covered ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’, ‘Baduizm’, ‘The Writing’s On The Wall’, ‘The Love Below’ and a double show of Amy Winehouse's ‘Frank’, all to sold out audiences.

The band is made up of some of the most exciting musicians coming out of Leeds’ burgeoning Jazz and Soul scene, with members from Tetes De Pois, Mamilah, and the Tight Lines label.

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Comedy Special: TROY HAWKE - TILES OF THE UNEXPECTED

The Constitutional, 51 Town Street, Farsley, Leeds, LS28 5HX

£12 + Booking Fee. Doors 7pm. Show Starts 8pm.

1930’s throwback comedic investigator Troy Hawke returns applies his scrabble mentalism to Kanye West, xenophobia and the ugly truth of Ikea’s link to the CIA. Educated, sophisticated, but utterly clueless, the erudite homeschooled Troy tackles modern issues head on in his uniquely untimely manner.

2020 Leicester Comedy Festival Best Show Nominee.

2019, 2020 Perth Fringe World Comedy Weekly Award winner and main award shortlist.

2019 Total sellout run Edinburgh Fringe.

2019 Top 40 Best reviewed comedy shows Edfringe 2019.

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Comedy at the Constitutional - 2 Oct

The Constitutional, 51 Town Street, Farsley, Leeds, LS28 5HX

£12 + Booking Fee. Doors 7pm, first act onstage 8pm.

JOJO SUTHERLAND - Scottish Comedy Award For Best Show 2020. MICKY P KERR – Britain's Got Talent Finalist. DAN NICHOLAS – BBC New Comedy Award Finalist.

Comedy events are suitable for ages 15+ only. Acts may use strong language and explore mature themes. Line-ups subject to change without notice. Refunds available if shows cancelled due to Government Restrictions.

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666 Comments

The Constitutional, 51 Town Street, Farsley, Leeds, LS28 5HX

£12 + Booking Fee. Doors 7pm. Show 8pm.

One internet thread. Two actors. 666 Comments

In October 2010 cartoonist Gabby Schulz posted a comic strip on his website. It was about online sexism. What could possibly go wrong?

Over the next three days the comic went viral and the comments went bananas. Some of them were witty, some of them were outrageous, some of them were just plain bizarre. 666 Comments is an attempt to stage that comment thread. Hilarious, provocative and occasionally plain terrifying, 666 Comments brings the virtual world into astonishingly vivid reality.

Suitable for ages 14+

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Serious Sam Barrett + The Burner Band

The Constitutional, 51 Town Street, Farsley, Leeds, LS28 5HX

Thirsty Boots Presents A Double Header: Serious Sam Barrett + The Burner Band.

“Songs that rattle with the ghosts of Appalachian folk, and southern blues, yet sound emphatically English.” Uncut Magazine on Serious Sam Barrett.

The Burner Band bridge the gap between bluegrass, country and rock n roll. The band’s live performance is an energetic combination of guitar, banjo, double bass snare drum and vocal harmony.

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Gyles Brandreth

The Old Woollen, Sunny Bank Mills, 83-85 Town Street, Farsley, Leeds, LS28 5UJ

£22.50 + Booking Fee. Doors 7pm. Show Starts 8pm.

Gyles Brandreth, author, actor, former MP, One Show reporter, Gogglebox star, veteran of Countdown, QI and Have I Got News For You, talks about his new childhood memoir – Odd Boy Out (published by Penguin Michael Joseph) – and to share stories from his unusual (and, at times, eccentric) life in the theatre, TV, politics and journalism.

His last one-man show was a 5-Star total sell out when it opened at the Edinburgh Fringe. At the Old Woollen in October you can expect to find Brandreth entertainingly unleashed on the people he’s known and the places he’s been. Without hesitation or repetition (and just a touch of deviation), Just a Minute star Gyles delivers a dazzling evening of wit, wisdom, nostalgia and riotous name-dropping. Gyles will be signing copies of the book, which will be available to buy at the event.

‘The best raconteur in the business.’ Telegraph *****

Presented in association with Clive Conway Productions Ltd.

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The Spitfires

The Constitutional, 51 Town Street, Leeds, LS28 5HX

£12.50+Booking Fee

The Spitfires have gigged extensively at home and abroad, with fans new and old alike immersing themselves in the power and energy that comes firing off the stage. It’s no wonder that the likes of The Specials and Paul Weller have asked the band to support them.

'The most energy I’ve seen in a band in 20 years' - Martin Blunt (The Charlatans)

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Têtes de Pois + Support

The Old Woollen, Sunny Bank Mills, 83-85 Town Street, Farsley, Leeds, LS28 5UJ

£15 + Booking Fee

Têtes De Pois are a breakout 7 piece Leeds band playing jazz with fused with soul, Latin rhythms and afrobeat.

They have appeared at Festivals and Venues across the country, including Love Supreme, Shambala, Green Man and We Out Here, as well as headline shows at The Wardrobe and The Belgrave in Leeds, The 100 Club and Hootananny Brixton in London. Their music has been played on BBC Radio 3 & 6. They've also supported the likes of Ezra Collective, Fatima and Soweto Kinch.

Their releases include Framework and recent single Deep Blue. Check them out in action here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXAD65DYFD4

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Comedy at the Constitutional - 16 Oct

The Constitutional, 51 Town Street, Farsley, Leeds, LS28 5HX

£12 + Booking Fee. Doors 7pm, first act onstage 8pm.

STEPHEN BAILEY - I Talk Telly Awards: Best Newcomer. LOU CONRAN – “Naturally funny" - Sarah Millican. SACHIN KUMARENDRAN – Finalist: Jason Manford's New Act of the Year 2019.

Comedy events are suitable for ages 15+ only. Acts may use strong language and explore mature themes. Line-ups subject to change without notice. Refunds available if shows cancelled due to Government Restrictions.

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QUANTUM SAUCE - Halloween II: The Quantumming

The Constitutional, 51 Town Street, Farsley, Leeds, LS28 5HX

Tickets £5 + Booking Fee. Doors 7pm. Starts 8pm.

SCIENCE + ART + BEER = MIND EXPANSION! Three experts talk for 30 minutes each:

Let The Right One In: How to Survive a Chinese Ghost Story - Dr Sarah Dodd

lt's Ali-i-i-i-ive... Regrowing and Regenerating Tissues and Joints - Dr Hazel Fermor

Smashing Pumpkins: A Zero-Waste Approach - Professor Caroline Orfila

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Nine Below Zero

The Old Woollen, Sunnybank Mills, 83-85 Town Street Farsley, Leeds, LS28 5UJ

'Don't Point Your Finger' 40th Anniversary Tour + special guests

UK-based Rhythm 'n' Blues Group celebrate acclaimed second LP's 40th anniversary.

After the critical and public acclaim of Nine Below Zero's Live at the Marquee (1980) debut LP, the band kept the momentum going with 1981's Don't Point Your Finger. Produced by Glyn Johns, it was the band's first studio LP and featured the singles "Three Times Enough", "Helen" and "Ain't Comin' Back", along with covers of Roy Head's "Treat Her Right", Howlin' Wolf's "Sugar Mama" and Bobby Day's "Rockin' Robin".

Nine Below Zero toured with The Who and The Kinks around the time of this LP and also appeared on The Old Grey Whistle Test, The Young Ones and The South Bank Show.

‘Three Times Enough’ Official Video (1981) —> https://youtu.be/jk-YdfBVt6o

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Oh Whistle... Candle-Lit Ghost Stories for Halloween

The Constitutional, 51 Town Street, Farsley, Leeds, LS28 5HX

Two spine-chillers by M R James, the master of the English Ghost Story, performed in candlelight by Robert Lloyd Parry of Nunkie Theatre.

"Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come to You, My Lad" – a tale of nocturnal horror on the Suffolk coast – is considered by many to be James’s masterpiece. It is beautifully complemented here by "The Ash Tree", a story of witchcraft and vengeance down the generations.

Robert Lloyd Parry was one of the first performers we welcomed to Trouble at Mill, and we're delighted to bring him back to Farsley. In 2015 he appeared as M R James in Mark Gatiss’s BBC documentary "M R James: Ghost Writer".

“Our host recounts James’s diabolical masterpieces with the perfect mix of humour, warmth, apprehension and profound unease. A most pleasing terror.” - THE SUNDAY TIMES

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Ian McMillan + Luke Carver Goss: Between You and Me

The Constitutional, 51 Town Street, Farsley, Leeds, LS28 5HX

Poet, broadcaster & comedian Ian McMillan and Olympic composer Luke Carver Goss present a hilarious night of words, music & breath-taking comedy, featuring songs, stories and a musical created out of thin air!

Bard of Barnsley Ian McMillan hosts weekly hit radio show The Verb. He’s Poet-in-Residence for Barnsley FC, The Academy of Urbanism and, until recently, English National Opera. He’s a regular on BBC Breakfast, Pointless Celebrities, Coast, Countryfile, Pick of the Week, Last Word and The Yorkshire Dales. His rip-roaring poetry shows are legendary.

Luke's music includes commissions for symphony orchestras, rock bands, musicals, theatres and dance ensembles. He has arranged music for choirs, song-writers, bands and theatres. He works both on his own and in collaboration with composers, writers, dancers and artists.

‘Inching towards the status of a National Treasure’ - Andy Kershaw

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Lip Off! Lip-Syncing "Competition" - Halloween Special

The Constitutional, 51 Town Street, Farsley, Leeds, LS28 5HX

Reserve tickets via link below. Pay What You Decide It's Worth in cash on the night. Doors 7pm, Starts 8pm.

Hey, Swagger Divas! Choose your song, mime along to your favourite artist, and become a star for the evening!

Don't worry, it's all for fun (this is a very un-competitive competition). Just have your hairbrush at the ready!

Don't want to take part? Then come along and SCREAM!

Halloween Quiz

The Constitutional, 51 Town Street, Farsley, Leeds, LS28 5HX

It's A Scream!!!! Doors 2pm. Quiz Starts 4pm.

Join Choque and Dick for the legendary Constitutional Quiz - the Halloween Edition!

The questions won't be too Scary, but there'll be some Spooky Anecdotes and we can guarantee Farsley's Top Ghoulish Prizes!

Free event. Please book for teams of up to 6 to reserve your place.

Tight Lines At The Constitutional - 5 Nov

The Constitutional, 51 Town Street, Farsley, Leeds, LS28 5HX

£10+Booking Fee. Doors 7pm. Show Starts 8pm.

Leeds' Hottest Record Label Mash Up Music and More! A monthly night of the best new Live Jazz + Tight Lines DJs + Cabaret.

Featuring THE MABGATE ORGAN TRIO - Showcasing flavours from jazz to instrumental funk and blues. Debut album "From The Mabgate Basement" out now on Tight Lines Records.

Plus Special Guests TBC

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