Greetings Xmas shoppers and anti-consumerist resistors!
Once again apologies for the lateness of this mailout - we're looking at alternatives to solve the problem I keep having with this mass mailing out thing - should have it all sussed very soon.
While we're here I may as well inform you on happenings for the whole Xmas and New Year period - that way I can relax over the silly season myself (relaxed = mash-up).
It's time for the Grassroots Winter Solstice Party at Lisboa tonight - with live music from Circus, Opaque, Point of Origin and Pink and Ruby and DJ's Lukus, Local & Kendo (Playskool) and Peddlebreaker and Sk9 (Contact/Drip-Dry). Entrance is only £3 if you're a Muddy member (£4 otherwise) so get yo asses down for the fun. Door times are 8pm till 4am.
It's behind you! is the cry ringing out of the Glass Onion this Saturday - it's time for the adults only Muddy Panto, written and performed by a rag-tag bunch of very Muddy Folk. This will be a great night - with warm up performances from musicians and the like from 7pm and the panto itself starting at 10pm. Entrance to this very special event is £3 members, £4 others.
Dizzy Funk are having their Winter Solstice celebrations with a night of underground house music at Lisboa this Saturday. Doors 9pm till 5am and entrance only a fiver. Get down and get deep and funky.
Sunday 24th - Xmas Eve
Muddy Movie Day at the Glass Onion - which is serving alcohol from 2pm on this day. Films from 3pm till midnight.
Monday 25th - Xmas Day
Xmas day itself! The Glass Onion's dedicated volunteers are spending their day with their spititual family at the Onion, for a day entitled The Queens Peach. Alcohol will be on sale throughout the day and there will be games, stories, films, Xmas dinner and a festive quiz. Entrance is free.
Tuesday 26th - Boxing Day
The Onion is open from 2pm till late and will once again be serving alcohol throughout the day. This day is themed on jazz and comedy with stage acts from 7pm. Free entrance.
There is a huge charity event going on at The Cavendish pub, Cavendish Street (off town end of Eastifield Road). This is to benefit children with cancer and boasts a huge line-up including (to name but a few) Opaque, Point of Origin, Point Seven Pistol, Columbian Necktie, Julian Stone, Haku*Sama, Richard Groom and lots lots lots more. Live music from 12 till 12 and free entrance (but please dig deep for the charity).
Meanwhile there is a very diggerent marathon going on at the Glass Onion from 3pm till 3am, where the extended versions of all three Lord of the Rings films are being shown.
Unity @ Lisboa have a folky and laid back post-Xmas recovery session planned for this night, including EMM From Bluebird records Winter Tour and acoustic bands Intwined and Cruel Folk. The music is going to be absolutely first rate for this one so come down and chill out to the beautiful sounds. Entrance is £2/£1 Muddy members.
The Glass Onion plays host to the Muddy end of year Extravajamza on this night, with Drum workshops with Dutch Tony from 5pm, Open mic from 6pm, and alternative country, folk and blues from Midwezt & Friends from 8pm till late - there will also be an appearance from David's harp - gotta be seen to be believed. Entrance is free.
Or if you fancy dancing your socks off into the early hours check out Skankateria at Radius (above Solstice). This special event is an annual thing put on by local legends the Gangsters. They have kindly invited jazz-funkateers Groove Cartel and Point of Origin along for the ride, as well as ska and reggae DJ's including Urb. Live music begins with POO at 9:30pm and doors are 8pm till the wee hours. Entrance is £5 before 10pm to Muddy members and the key to this party is DANCE DANCE DANCE. Gonna be smiley.
Alternatively you'll find Contact at Bar Lisboa kicking out experimental electronic sounds from residents and with special guest Nigel Noise from London. This may be the last Contact in its current incarnation too. Door times are 9pm till 3:30 am. Entrance is £3.
The bods from Clear have hooked up with the bods who used to run the Strictly Soulful d&b nights in Bogarts to create Strictly Clear. The first conjoined party will take place at Lisboa on Saturday 30th and boasts two rooms - one full of all kinds of breaks and one full of all kinds of drum & bass. It's gonna be a phatty party so don't miss out. Entrance is £3 and doors are 10pm till late.
Sunday 31st - New Years Eve
The Glass Onion are hosting a New Years Eve party for Muddy members only (who get free entrance too!!!). The licence has been extended allowing the party to run from 6pm till 4am with lots of local musicians and DJ's on the bill and a few surprises thrown in for fun.
Alternatively at Lisboa you'll find DJ's from many underground crews representing the cream of Peterborough's underground electronic scene for a party from 9pm till 5am. Entrance is £8, including a free glass of champagne at Midnight. More exact line-up tbc.
Massive thanks to all of you for making 2006 such a special year in Peterborough and beyond, and more importantly bringing all of us such beautiful memories of this year to carry forward with us in our lives. It's just over one year since Muddy Promotions put their first ever event on, and things have moved quickly - most notably with the success of the Grassroots Festival and the opening of the Glass Onion Community Music and Arts Centre. Thanks to all of you who made all this possible in the million different ways that you have. Here's looking forward to 2007.
Have a great Xmas and New Year - best wishes from all of us for 2007.
Peace love unity and respect.