What’s On

The workshop has a bustling calendar of live events, films and exhibitions. For more information about an event, click in the calendar.

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  • Under The Shadow
    19:15-20:45
    2017.04.27

    (GB, QA, JO, Babak Anvari, 2016) 15 cert. 84 min. TBC

    If one says a film, like Under the Shadow, was the scariest movie “someone” saw in 2016, such comment would invite pantomime-like responses: “oh, no it isn’t!”  So I won’t say this supernatural thriller set in Tehran during the height of the Iran-Iraq war, where a mother and young daughter struggle to cope with the terror of almost nightly bombardments, while also haunted by a malevolent spirit, is the scariest film of the year, but, like The Babadook, it’s damn scary!

    Tickets £5 on the door. Café Bliss will be open before the screening for light refreshments.

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  • Ginny Lemon: Cleggums Album Launch
    19:30-22:00
    2017.04.28

    Tickets £5 (in advance), £6 on the door

    Ginny Lemon will be performing her latest album ‘Cleggums’ (translated means legs) with more glamour, more beauty and more gurning then you have ever seen before. Downstairs in the Worcester Arts Workshop.

    Ginny’s performance will concide with ‘Meating People is Easy’ residency at Cafe Bliss. The wonderfully talented visual artist Emily Haf will be showcasing a selection of prints from her ‘Museum of Women’ collection which will be on display within Cafe Bliss for a residency from the 6th April. Haf Haf will kindly donate a portion of the print sales to Worcestershire Pride.

    Ginny will hit the stage (face first) performing for the first time EVER brand new songs acoustically with her vocal loping machine (inherited from Lewis Spelt Backwards). Before slaying us all with a mesmerising performance of her new masterpiece ‘Cleggums’.

    With special guests including:

    Joanna Blowie – Renowned drinker, prostitute and hairy dancing sensation! Her outrageous and sexy outfits will send you wild and her outstanding live performances will drive you crazy! A wonderful unique queen who may be tiny without heels but has the personality of a tie dye giraffe.

    Further acts still to be confirmed.

    Join us on a transfixing artist voyage of camp, glamour & outrageousness!

    Our wonderful hosts Cafe Bliss will be open for booze and light snacks.

    Performances will take place within Cafe Bliss and the Worcester Arts Workshop

    A portion of the proceeds go to Worcestershire Pride to raise funds for the upcoming Worcestershire Pride Event on Saturday 23rd September 2017.

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  • Amadou Diage & Group Yaker (Shindig)
    20:00-22:00
    2017.04.29

    A colourful, energetic and original musical mix bringing together the traditional and new, Western and West African from a charismatic Senegalese singer-guitarist and some of the UK’s top world-musicians.

    Amadou Diagne is a musician who has the traditions of West Africa at his fingertips. This Senegalese multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter, and his UK based band Group Yakar, plays a unique mix of Afrobeat, blues, jazz funk, Mbalax dance music and traditional praise song.

    From Dakar, Amadou comes from a long Griot family line of percussionists and praise singers, and his intricate guitar style draws heavily on his skills as a percussionist. Here he weaves Senegalese melodies and rhythms with vocals – he sings in Wolof, French and English – that though soft and warm deliver great power, rousing the audience into a dancing frenzy.

    ‘Sensational! Exceptional music making that matches such as Baaba Maal and Salif Keita at their best… honey-smoked vocals… plaintive, acoustic and brimming with an unhurried assurance.’ fRoots Magazine

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