White Ribbon UK was founded in 2007. Its mission is to end male violence against women, once and for all. White Ribbon work with men and boys to challenge those male cultures that lead to harassment, abuse and violence. White Ribbon ambassadors engage with other men and boys to call out such behaviour among their peers and promote a culture of equality and respect.
The Black Dyke Mills Heritage Venue is proud to present an evening of fine music in support of White Ribbon. Appearing live will be The White Ribbons – a four piece band made up of White Ribbon ambassadors – and Serious Sam Barrett – the highly acclaimed Leeds based singer, guitarist and songwriter.
Tickets are £5.50 in advance and £7.00 on the door with profits going towards White Ribbon UK.
For a taste of what is in store here is Serious Sam Barrett performing Lullaby of Leeds.
Saturday 09 December sees the return of our popular Christmas Maker’s Market with the added attraction of a visit to Santa’s Magical Forest! Admission to the Maker’s Market is free. A visit to Santa’s Magical Forest, which includes a gift, is £3.50 .
The Market and Santa’s Magical Forest are open between 1000 and 1600. There will be a cafe, live music, a play space and the chance to post a letter to Santa himself. There will be an exciting range of stalls selling crafts, gifts and food. An ideal opportunity to get all your Christmas shopping sorted!
Based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, JINSKI are song writer Stephen Wegrzynski and musician Dave Kennedy, a partnership forged from acoustic roots and the love of a strong melody. Their music touches the borders of folk, country, and pop, keeping alive the song writing tradition whilst remaining resolutely modern.
Playing ‘live’ with just two voices and two guitars JINSKI have been touring the UK, honing their craft, chalking up the miles and making new friends wherever they play. They have built a reputation for delivering music for the head and the heart that is full of passion, meaning and originality. Notable supports have been to Joe Jackson, Eliza Carthy , The Proclaimers, Lindisfarne and Raintown. In October 2016 they opened two shows for Kathryn Tickell at The Brewery Arts Centre in Kendall Cumbria and The Malting in Berwick, Northumberland. Recent TV appearances include BBC 1 The One Show.
“Folk for modern ears” MAVERICK magazine
Tickets are £8 in advance and £10 on the door. Hot food and drinks on sale. Wrap up warm!
Set your phasers on stun! On Saturday 16 December 2017 the 56 Chevrolets land at the Black Dyke Mills Heritage Venue for a Rockabilly, Rock ‘n’ Roll Christmas Party.
Tickets are £6 in advance and £7 on the door. As usual we will have an array of hot food on sale as well as hot drinks. The venue has no bar but feel free to bring along a bottle if you fancy. Doors open at 7.15 with advance tickets available from www.blackdykemills.orgor from skiddle.com/e/13085661
We’re already setting out the dance floor, so polish up your blue suede shoes, practice your Lindy Hop and Jive and be there or be square!
“Why don’t you empty the dishwasher?” said the wife.
For what began as something of a side project in 2011 for husband and wife Michael Weston King & Lou Dalgleish, My Darling Clementine is now very much centre stage with 3 albums, over 400 shows across Europe and N. America, some ingenious musical collaborations, accolades and awards, and an ever growing fan base with a genuine love of their music.
Their new album Still Testifying is receiving rave reviews. Bob Harris called it “a triumph” whilst UnCut Magazine described it as “where gospel, country and Southern soul happily collide. Terrific.
Now, the King and Queen of UK country are heading to the Black Dyke Mills Heritage Venue on Saturday 27 January 2018 as part of their national tour for what promises to be another unforgettable night.
Tickets are £12 in advance and £14 on the door. As usual we will have an array of hot food on sale as well as hot drinks. The venue has no bar but feel free to bring along a bottle if you fancy. Doors open at 7.15 with advance tickets available from our ticket pageor skiddle.com
Once Upon A Time 4 lads met up in a garage and wrote some songs. Little did they know they would headline Glasto one day… To Be Continued.
As part of Independent Venue Week we are proud to present the wonderful Ego States live in concert at the Mill. Ego States will be travelling up the road from Brighouse with their incisive melodies, sharp lyrics and unerring rhythmic sensibility. In lead singer and guitarist George Jenkins, they have a songwriter of rare talent. Think Arctic Monkeys meet The Beatles via a bit of Bowie. This is a great chance to see one of the most original and promising young bands around in our unique venue.
Tickets are £5.00 and doors open at 7.30pm. Advance tickets are available from our online partners at Skiddle.
As part of National Independent Venue Week we are delighted to welcome Roger Davies and his band back to the Mill.
Roger Davies & His Band have recently performed a succession of sold out shows and are proud to be appearing in concert here on February 3rdth 2018: the stage is set for a night to remember.
Inspiration to form his own group came about after Davies accompanied folk/rock legends Fairport Convention on a 30 date UK tour in 2016 performing in some of the UK’s most prestigious venues.
Roger Davies & His Band are an acoustic pop rock group performing original material which is guaranteed to please. If you saw them here at the Heritage Mill last year you’ll remember what a special night we had. Expect new music from their forthcoming Album plus a selection of Roger’s signature songs including Into The Sun, Wear Your Poppy With Pride, Brighouse On Saturday Night and Time Goes By.
Doors open at 7.30 pm and tickets are £10. We also have VIP tickets on sale at £15 which include dinner and a drink. Advance tickets are available from our on line ticketing partner, Skiddle.
Alex Cornish is a singer-songwriter from Dunbar, Scotland, a seaside town just outside Edinburgh. He has produced five critically acclaimed albums to date, his most recent being “Hang on the Word” which came out in July this year (“classical and crafted, absolutely magical” said BBC Radio Scotland’s Roddy Hart) .
In session for Dermot O’ Leary he was called a “genius”, Mark Radcliffe declared his music to be “absolutely gorgeous'”, “a voice to stand comparison to Thom Yorke” said The Scotsman on Sunday and “a beautiful album that has Mercury Music Prize nomination written all over it” said The Sunday Times.
So, with all this praise…why you haven’t heard of him? He isn’t sure either but you are in for a great night if you come down – classic and inventive singer songwriting, top notch piano playing, beautiful backing from his band and stories from the road. Not to be missed.
Saturday 10 March 2018 sees the Black Dyke Mills Heritage Venue’s first foray into the world of theatre when we present Spotty Sock’s production of John Godber’s Teechers.
Spotty Socks is Codswallops’ (a charity that nurtures local talent and inspires the next generation of creative thinkers) very own Theatre Company which works hard to prepare budding actors for a professional life in the Theatrical industry. Spotty Socks produce full scale productions of relevant plays in a contemporary manner, engaging wider audiences to the world of theatre.
Teechers features three school leavers, Salty, Hobby and Gail Saunders and their account of their time in secondary school. The play, as is all of Godber’s work, is entertaining, moving and thought-provoking.