Greetings carbon based lifeforms (and others)!
Apologies for the lateness of this week's mailout - I just arrived back from Scotland last night having spent a week getting very wet feet walking in the bog lands of the highlands and being shouted at by sheep.
It's a very big week for the Muddy community this week, with the Glass Onion Music and Arts Community Centre (2 Burghley Road) due to open it's doors to the public for the first time! The Grand Opening will not take place until 16th September but this is your chance to come and have an early look around, ask any questions you may have and have a beer or two while your at it (or fair trade hot drinks....).
Artwork will be galleried in the bar throughout the weekend.
The bar will be open from 10am till 12 midnight this Friday, Saturday and Sunday and there are some special events planned for the evenings from 8pm onwards - including something very special on Saturday! Read on for details of the evening events.
So what's gwanning in the boro?
The Pixie Folke Jam and open mic is assembling at Bar Lisboa (24 Lincoln Road) this evening. Entrance is free and doors are open from 8pm till late - bring your instruments or your ears.
Unity at Lisboa is proud to be able to bring you the Peterborough stop off of a three band summer tour showcasing the talents of Unity favourites Sidearm along with experimental bods Aotea and Deny the Accident - it will be a very unusual show and is one definitely not to be missed. Entrace is still free (temporarily) so don't miss out! Doors open at 8pm for the jam session and when the live music finishes DJ Urb will take to the decks with an eclectic mash-up of styles.
Round the corner in Genevas Opaque are taking to the stage from 9pm onwards, it's only a quick trek between venues so why not check out both events? Entrance is free to both!
On Friday the first event ever to be held in The Glass Onion centre is taking place - with numerous quality acoustic acts on offer to tickle your ears and install a positive vibe into the bar! Entrance is free and music starts at 8pm so come down and check the place and the music out and help us start our centre off in true Muddy style - with music and a bit of a party!
If you still want more when the Onion kicks out at 12, Bish Bash Bosh are partying in Lisboa for the first time - having relocated from the recently shutdown Limit. Music on offer will be a diverse mix of hard and up for it electronic styles taking in hardcore, drum and bass, hard house/trance and no doubt lots more.
Meanwhile the Brewery Tap are have Dj Ollie Jones playing a selection of alternative music from 9pm till late. Entrance is free.
Saturday night sees something very special land at the Glass Onion! Theatre Group "Get a Real Job" are stopping here for a very intimate performance of their new play "Growing Up With Martin". This is a quick stop off on their way to Edinburgh to perform the play as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The play is described as "a charmingly dark new comedy for the expectant generation....the world has so much to offer, but sometimes is it worth the effort?". The performance starts at 8pm and entrance will be a mere £3 (or only £2 with a Muddy membership card). After the play DJ's will take the decks for a groovy night of diverse styles to lay you back and pick you up. This is a rare chance to see something of it's kind in the boro - don't miss out.
Lisboa is also playing host to Pixie Skin again on Saturday night - with THC travelling from the horsedrawn camp in Somerset to take the headline slot, with Emma Harper (a folk soloist from Bristol) and Heather McVey (acoustic soloist from Cambridge) also on the bill. Local support comes from Abi and Stacey of Point of Origin. Door times will be 8pm till 5am and entrance will be £3.
Round the corner in the Brewery Tap, Dj Ottis presents "Cookin" - bringing his unique style and of good tunes from 9pm till late. Entrance is free.
Sunday night at the Onion is Cinema night - with films showing in the specially blacked out bar - a wide variety of films will be offered and it is for those there to opt on what is shown. Entrance to the night will be £3, or £2 with a Muddy membership card. A perfectly relaxed way to finish your weekend.
If music is more what you're after check out the newly combined Deep Roots/Unity Acoustic session at Lisboa - with acoustic performances and Dj's playing all kinds of laid back grooves from folk through ambient through hip-hop through dub. Entrance is free. Doors open 7pm.
Don't forget the bar at the Onion is open all day as well as for these events from Friday to Sunday - and will not be open again until the Grand Opening on 16th September - come and check out YOUR centre.
Peace love unity and respect.