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St James Wine Vaults

Starts at 9pm

21st May

Tonight we welcome Professor Banafshé Larijani;  Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology, University of Bath

Prof. Banafshé Larijani is the Director of the Centre for Therapeutic Innovation (CTI) at the University of Bath. Her laboratory, Cell Biophysics, is currently bridged between the Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology at University of Bath and The Biophysics Institute at the University of the Basque Country, Spain.

She is a published poet and has performed and organised successfully many poetry readings around the world. Her poetry reflects her Eastern and Western background. Banafshé has performed her poetry with cellist composer Vernon C David and they have created Continuum.

Tickets: £4

Start Time: 7PM

22nd May

VR Photography from the Victorians to Today
Dr Christian Richardt (Lecturer, Department of Computer Science)
VR photography might at first seem like a rather modern achievement. However, the basic technology goes back to the early Victorian era, and it enjoyed great popularity for around half a century between the 1860s and the 1920s. Nowadays, VR photography is seeing a resurgence of interest that is fuelled by recent advances in virtual reality. Join Christian on this journey through time and find out how Victorian technology inspires today’s VR photos and videos.

If There are Only 11 Years Left to Save the Planet, are We Going to Choose Climate Change Catastrophe, or Transformation?
Caroline Hickman (Teaching Fellow, Department of Social & Policy Sciences)
We understandably wish we hadn’t caused the current climate emergency; we wish it wasn’t really happening. And yet it is. There may be more agreement now that technical, scientific, economic, political, environmental and sustainable solutions are urgently needed, but we are probably delusional if we think these are enough. Because we have known about this growing emergency for decades, and had solutions; and not acted. We need to get creative if we are going to find a way to navigate this successfully now. And that means looking in unexpected places, shadowy corners and under the surface.

Tickets: £4

Start Time: 7PM

25th May

The Gimme Gimme Gimmes & One Chord Wonders

We welcome two great bands!  The Gimme Gimme Gimmes - Scotland's finest purveyors of Punk Rock plus One Cord Wonders - premier punk rockers as well - if you love Punk - why not come on down!

Tickets: £5 OTD

Start Time: 8pm

26th May

OPEN MIC NIGHT

Calling all performers - come and join us on our popular monthly open mic night. We look forward to seeing you and can guarantee a great night. Everyone welcome to come and support live music! Just turn up!

Tickets: Free

Start Time: 7.30pm

27th May

The Love Chronicles - Vol. 1

‘You are sat in the centre of the universe. You fall in love. Over and over again.’  Tonight we invite you to sit next to the most beautiful girl in class and let her Charley Red perfume fill you with desire. We invite you to glance at the crystal eyed man on the 46 bus and picture a life of joy and lust before its your stop. Tonight we ask the unanswerable: ‘Where is the love?’. Tonight we will sing, dance, laugh and cry as we share tale after tale of love and loss. Tonight we fall in love. This is a series of moments, stories, events, and thoughts. Each moment moves in flux; from puppetry to karaoke to party poppers and nostalgia. We ask you to participate in sharing your most unrequited loves and singing your 'double-rainbow' moments. The Love Chronicles Vol. 1 is the first instalment of a brand new set of work by theatre company The Ordinary People. Based in the South West, they create work inspired by their love of play, stories, and community.

Tickets: £10/£5 concession

Start Time: 8pm

29th May

The Love Chronicles Vol. 1

‘You are sat in the centre of the universe. You fall in love. Over and over again.’  Tonight we invite you to sit next to the most beautiful girl in class and let her Charley Red perfume fill you with desire. We invite you to glance at the crystal eyed man on the 46 bus and picture a life of joy and lust before its your stop. Tonight we ask the unanswerable: ‘Where is the love?’. Tonight we will sing, dance, laugh and cry as we share tale after tale of love and loss. Tonight we fall in love. This is a series of moments, stories, events, and thoughts. Each moment moves in flux; from puppetry to karaoke to party poppers and nostalgia. We ask you to participate in sharing your most unrequited loves and singing your 'double-rainbow' moments. The Love Chronicles Vol. 1 is the first instalment of a brand new set of work by theatre company The Ordinary People. Based in the South West, they create work inspired by their love of play, stories, and community.

Tickets: £10/£5 concessions

Start Time: 8pm

30th May

Josh Arcoleo, Sax with the JazzHouse Trio + DJ Tony Clark.

Josh has now made his home in London where he is a major player on the jazz scene but every now and then we entice back to his local area to play at the Vaults. Come and see what you have been missing.

Tickets: £8.00/£7.00 concessions

Start Time: 8 pm

1st June

Bath Fringe - The Daft

Love silly, joyous comedy? Love acts who are a little bit different? Then come and join The Daft at St James Wine Vaults on June 1st, at 8pm. There will be songs, silliness and plenty of laughs from acts like Klaus White (Third in Bath New Act Competition 2018) and MC Darren Lerigo.

Tickets: Pay what you want!

Start Time: 8pm

7th June

Dylan Dodds - Friends

For 4 years, Dylan Dodds (comedian) has written a blog about Friends (sitcom) every 2 weeks. Now he presents his findings so far… How have things changed since the 90s? How does his life compare to Friends? And is the show still even any good??

Tickets: TBA

Start Time: 7.30pm

13th June

Karen Street Accordion, with the JazzHouse Trio + DJ Tony Clark

Very pleased to be welcoming Karen to the Vaults for the first time and indeed it will be the first time we have featured the accordion. Karen was so impressive in Bath's January Jazz Weekend we could not wait to have her as our guest.

Tickets: £8.00/7.00 concessioms

Start Time: 8 pm

14th June

Carrie Etter presents A Poetry Pamphlet Evening

On Friday, 14 June at 8 p.m. Carrie Etter will host a poetry pamphlet party to celebrate three first pamphlets by poets Natalie Linh Bolderston, Jinny Fisher, and Luke Palmer. The poets will read 8-8:45, followed by pamphlet sales, signings, and conversation. The event is free, and all are welcome!

Tickets: Free

Start Time: 7.45pm

22nd June

Adam Barnes & Joe Hicks with special guests

Adam Barnes is a songwriter known for his melancholic indie/folk songs that speak of lost love, wistful thinking and the occasional adventure too. thriving in the quietest moments as well as raw emotional outbursts, created throughout his songs having that show musical upbringing of listening to the songwriters such as Damien Rice, Ray Lamontagne & Elliott Smith. Joe Hicks blends pop, blues and folk influences, combining intricate guitar composition with classic pop song-craft. Picking up the guitar at the age of 8, Joe has been able to build a highly individual musical identity, spending his earlier years as a guitar player in numerous varied stylistic projects following a childhood of classical training. Special guests Cecile & Isobel Holly open the evening.  Tickets available from https://www.wegottickets.com/

 

 

Tickets: £6 via wegottickets.com

Start Time: 7pm

27th June

Robert Fowler, Sax with the JazzHouse Trio + DJ Tony Clark

It is a long time since Robert was at Art school in Bristol and a fair time since he was with the Pasadena Roof Orchestra with whom he tour all over the world but because he is such a great musician he has never stopped working and makes his first visit to the vaults.

Tickets: £9.00/£8.00 concessions

Start Time: 8 pm

5th July

Marky Dawson Live at The Vaults!

Marky started teaching himself piano at 14. At 18, whilst studying at The London College of Music, he started working as a resident musician in bars and clubs. It’s here he developed his fast and wild Rock n Roll style piano playing skills along with his ability to interact with an audience. Taking requests and heckles, becoming an experienced showman. He mixes his versions of classics with his own catchy songs and some jokes. He’ll make sure you’ll sing along! He hates to sit still and has often been described as a Piano test Pilot. Marky is a charismatic entertainer with a voice most often compared to Freddie Mercury (His EP “First Takes” and included a seminal version of “Radio Gaga”) and Piano chops to make Jerry Lee Lewis blush. You will be entertained with the intimacy of a blues club, the performance of stadium act quality, and the fun of the pub. Remarkyble. https://www.wegottickets.com/event/460817

Tickets: £8/£7 concessions

Start Time: 8pm

11th July

Steve Waterman, Trumpet with the JazzHouse Trio + DJ Tony Clark

Steve is a great trumpet player, big band leader and educationalist. He has played with many great jazz musicians such as Andy Shepard, Tony Coe and Alan Barnes to name but a few. Again a new guest to the Vaults where I'm sure he will get a warm welcome.

Tickets: £9.00/8.00 concessions

Start Time: 8 pm

25th July

Sophie Stockham, Sax with the JazzHouse Trio + DJ Tony Clark.

You will probably have seen Sophie playing locally in one of her own bands so please come along and see her as a soloist accompanied by the JazzHouse Trio. Played wonderfully well on her first visit to the Vaults.

Tickets: £7.00/£6.00 concessions

Start Time: 8 pm

  • Live music venue showcasing a wide range of artists

  • Regular Jazz Nights

  • Open Mic Night once a month

Room available to hire

  • Hire the Cellar room for private parties for up to 90 people
  • Open until 1am on Fridays and Saturdays
  • Fully licensed bar

Every Thursday evening, starting at 9pm

£1 per player - If you want a table be in by 8:30pm!

Main quiz:

1st place - £25.
2nd place - bottle or wine or a box of chocolates.
3rd place - receive a box chocolates.

We have Just passed £70,000 in donations to local charities!!! So thank you to everyone who has attended the quiz at any stage over the past 13 years! You have made a significant difference in the life of others.

We’re a pub with a friendly welcome, a great atmosphere, and a wide range of quality wines, ciders, lagers, beers, spirits and regular live music.

Book the Cellar Bar or Gallery Room for a party or special occasion. Come along and play (or just listen!) at the regular Open Mic nights.

Come in for laid back sounds and a drink in the bar. Bring a team of mates and take part in the weekly Charity Quiz. Have a game of pool or even play Jenga, Backgammon or Chess!

Thanks,

Neil and Mandy