Tag Archives: Scunthorpe

Review // Words Are Weapons- The Clash III

Words are Weapons returned to Scunthorpe on the bank holiday weekend for The Clash III, the touring UK grime MC battle event.Contestants came from all over the country to take part, bringing known names from the UK grime scene to local fans.The idea is each contestant takes it in turns to recite either 24 or 32 of bars of lyrics aimed at their opponent, for 3 rounds. Judges choose a winner based on lyrical content, skill, flow, and use of language.


The event was held at the Beacon pub on Burringham Road, the event was not short of attendees, with a healthy crowd of all ages  gathering early on in the afternoon and sticking around for the duration. After a little controversy in the first round, the event ran smoothly and kept everyone entertained. Security at the event was excellent, with Martin & Tug making sure there was no trouble without killing the buzz of a ‘battle’ event.

The only negative feedback from the event is that it can be quite difficult to hear the artists – especially from the back of the crowd.

The lack of a PA system is deliberate though, as it takes voice away from the orator, and puts it out of a speaker.  This can make it difficult for all to hear though, especially with a large crowd.

Videos of the clashes have started appearing on the Words are Weapoms YouTube channel. Another excellent turnout highlights the demand for this kind event in the local area. We look forward to Words are Weapons next visit to Scunthorpe.

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NEW LOCAL BAND // YEARS YOUNG

Maybe you will have heard of Ameira before? Who did sadly split ways as a band last year. They played our yearly Scunthorpe Nights event as we said farewell to the boys.

Drummer, James Hughes joined the increasingly popular local band ‘The Native Braves’ but Lead singer Luke and energetic bassist Gary are back in a new formation under the name of ‘Years Young’, which they formed in November 2014 and have been quietly, or not so quietly hammering out some new and fresh material in their practice space.

Luke & Gary are now joined by their two newest band mates, Ollie on Drums and Danny on guitar. So make way for the new alternative rock band to the area. If the material and standard of Ameira is anything to go by then Years Young are going to be a band to watch this year.

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Years Young

The boys are set to record in the studio this month, so you hopefully won’t have to wait too long in anticipation for a taste of their new EP.

They only announced their new venture a couple of days ago but already they are up to over 400 likes on social media. So give them a share and show your support.

“Already I think I have found my new favourite local band to replace the Alt Rock hole Ameira left. I will be going to see them live as soon as they are out on that stage performing.”

And if you just can’t wait to hear something from Years Young then get to the boys Facebook page where they have posted a nice little acoustic surprise for you.

www.facebook.com/yearsyoungmusic

(Written by LGM)

Have Your Say Day // Majestic Cinema Site- Town Eyesore?

Have Your Say Day – Majestic Cinema Site

Scunthorpe Renaissance Town Team, in partnership with Cafe INDIEpendent, are hosting a “Have Your Say Day” regarding the former Majestic Cinema eyesore.

Message from The Scunthorpe Town Team:

“We believe that having such an eyesore on one of the main routes into the town centre has a negative impact on the town and that Scunthorpe deserves better. We are calling on North Lincolnshire Council to do everything in its power to improve the site.”

Town Team and Cafe INDIE are hosting a “Have Your Say Day” at Cafe INDIE on Saturday, April 18th, 10am – 4pm.

Please come along and make your views known.

There will be a petition to sign and also a board where you can post up more open-ended comments. And Cafe INDIE sells great coffee!

Please click the link below, to sign the petition calling on the council to remove this eyesore

EASTER EVENTS// HALF TERM & BANK HOLIDAY

SEND ANY EVENTS/ACTIVITIES IN VIA WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/WEARESCUNNYNIGHTS

Wed, Apr 1 2015

10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Easter Cards @ 20-21 Visual Arts Centre

Thu, 2 April- Mon, 6 April
Where: Bamboogy Scunthorpe

Description
The first Bank Holiday weekend of 2015 is upon us. To celebrate we’re going to give you four of the best from Thursday through to Sunday. Thursday sees a retro special with classic 80’s and 90’s featured throughout the night. Friday and Saturday we give you the best of then and now as always. Easter Sunday sees us throwing a massive Easter party with chocolate cocktails and a host of other goodies. You’d be a fool to miss it!

http://www.facebook.com/events/338368106363854/

Fri, 3 April

22:00 – , 04:00
AGENDA FT. CHRIS GRESSWELL & RICH PINDER – BANK HOLIDAY BIRTHDAY BASH – THURSDAY 2ND APRIL
Where: Class 6

April 10 2015

Easter egg hunt (ONGO)
Time: 13:00 – 16:00

Marmion Drive, Winterton,Easter is on its way, so we’ve organised a number of events for local communities to get involved in.

There will be various activities held at each location to suit all age groups, we would also encourage volunteers to come along and get involved.

See all events via the calendar agenda below:

Lincolnshire House // Art Exhibition and Sale

Art Exhibition and Sale

A local charity is proud to announce a very special event in April. At 6.30pm on 17th April, Nick Dakin MP will open the Lincolnshire House Art Exhibition in the Activities Centre at Lincolnshire House on Brumby Wood Lane, Scunthorpe. The exhibition will open on 18th April as well so that more people can view the artworks.

Lincolnshire House is a registered charity based in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, providing residential, day and respite care services for adults with Cerebral Palsy.

The Creativity for All team in Lincolnshire House have been working hard since January to produce some really amazing results which will be on sale at the Exhibition. Many of the residents have been able to make individual art or join in supported activities to produce some beautiful original pieces. Their work will be displayed and sold alongside art donated by the local community. Appeals have gone out for donations of art for sale and local people have shown such originality and generosity, some even producing work especially for the exhibition.

Any unsold work will be sold on the internet, at future fundraising events and also via Cafe Indiependent in Scunthorpe, who will exhibit some of the pieces for sale.

All proceeds will go to the Lincolnshire House Wish Appeal, which has so far enabled the completion of phase 7 of a building project including a further Activities building, Norman Peet Centre, where one of the facilities is a dedicated Creativity for All room. This is where the art for the exhibition has been produced.

Photographs of artworks are on http://www.facebook.com/LincsHouse and on Twitter @LincolnshireH.

The event will be open from 6-9pm on 17th April and from 10am to 3pm on 18th. There will be a great variety of items for sale with prices starting at £5, but if you decide to buy something you will need either cash or cheque, as the charity don’t have card facilities.

Lincolnshire House hope that you will support this event and invite all your friends and family to join in with celebrating the achievements of all the artists.

Scunthorpe Nights // Now In Print

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If you haven’t already seen we have now joined the NEW printed newspaper publication to hit Scunthorpe brought to you by the guys over at MYSCUNTHORPE. The paper has been named SCUNTHORPE GAZETTE and is into it’s second issue. We were asked to join the team and as we pretty much give provide the content for our site anyway, we thought why not give it a go.

We will list events happening locally and selected reviews will be printed monthly. For any enquires or news regarding the paper please contact editor@mymediauk.com and for all entertainment news, review requests please contact scunnynights@gmail.com.

It really helps us if you have an event, to create a Facebook event. This is because we just don’t have enough voluntary time to search for every event or type out poster information. So our easiest method is downloading our google calendar which automatically updates when we accept your event on Facebook. So please invite us via our profile. https://www.facebook.com/scunny.whatson

We will miss events out from time to time as we do take this challenge on in our spare time and continue to provide our service free to you to advertise and publicise anything happening.

Thank you to everyone who has followed us for the previous 2 years we have been running and we hope you will continue to use Scunthorpe Nights. Please help by sharing our page or sharing any statuses that catch your eye to something going on.

Many Thanks

Leanne Gazi
(Scunthorpe Nights Creator)

The Stroke Association // Charity Quiz Night

Scunthorpe residents invited to charity quiz night for the Stroke Association

The Stroke Association is hosting a Charity Quiz Night with a pie and pea supper on Friday 17 April and inviting all local residents to take part.

The event will take place at St Bernadette’s Parish Centre on Ashby Road in Scunthorpe, with doors opening at 6pm and the quiz beginning at 7pm. People can enter teams of up to five, and also bring their own drinks.

In Yorkshire and Humberside, there are more than 10,600 strokes per year and over 112,300 people living with the effects of stroke. Funds raised through the charity quiz night will help the Stroke Association continue to offer vital support to stroke survivors and their families.

Tickets can be purchased in advance and cost £7 per adult and £3.50 per child. For more information, contact the Stroke Association team on 01724 851453.

New Home // Get HYPER relaunch (Under 18’s Event)

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Get HYPER relaunch Shutter Shades Rave  – Bamboogy & Buddha!

Fri, 27 March, 18:30
The UK’s newest and most exciting Under 18s events return for our new monthly session at Bamboogy & Buddha Scunthorpe (last Friday of EVERY month!) Expect 300+ people, 3.5 hours of banging tunes in the main arena and nothing but an immense atmosphere over 2 rooms.
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SHUTTER SHADES RAVE Join the craze – grab a pair of LED flashing shutter shades for £3 on the night or bring your own. GIVEAWAYS Giveaways are the heart of any event. Everything from whistles, glowsticks, finger lights, inflatables, foam sticks to sweets goes! DJS Only the best DJs make it to the decks at Get HYPER. Expect a musical journey across all genres, with wide appeal, but more upbeat compared to other events. PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER Snapping you all night long, giving photoshoot quality photos for out the night. We share all photos for free on our facebook page and upload all photos within 14 days of the event. SELFIE ZONE Our legendary SELFIE ZONE features at every event. Take your own photos or pose for our photographer here – something different at every event. + MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!
▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ ★TICKETS ★ ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ Tickets can be purchased in advance or on the door. All tickets are £10 – advanced tickets also include QJUMP free of charge. ALL tickets include UNLIMITED DRINKS & CLOAKROOM. ★ BUY ONLINE ★ http://www.gethyper.events/
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Outgoing? Organised? Love to party? Think you could sell over 10 tickets to an event? Get involved. • Go to: https://next.fatsoma.com/brands/gethyper • Fill out the online application. • We pay £1 for each ticket sold through your rep link. • Share your rep link via social media, text, messaging apps etc and build interest + promote the event. The free fatsoma rep app makes this easy to do on your smartphone. • We also give any rep that sells a total of 20+ tickets to a single event, regardless of ticket types sold a free ticket to the event.
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Get HYPER aims to operate safe, friendly & responsible events at all times. A couple of points to bear in mind: • Get HYPER & venue management reserve the right to refuse admission without a refund • If you arrive intoxicated or with alcohol, you will be refused entry • Cigarettes, Lighters and other contraband may be confiscated in line with local regulations and club policy. • Last admission = 8:30pm • The door is run by Henry’s and their word is final • Any misbehaviour will result in a lifetime ban to Get HYPER
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Baths Hall // Iconic Irish star Gilbert O’Sullivan

Iconic Irish star Gilbert O’Sullivan to perform at The Baths Hall, Scunthorpe

He was the superstar who topped the UK and US single charts in the 70s with songs of endearing tunefulness, unabashed sentiment and existentialist musings. Today, British singer-songwriter Gilbert O’Sullivan continues to be regarded with tremendous affection and his songs remain well-loved around the world – and he will be performing at The Baths Hall, Scunthorpe on Thursday, 11 June.

Gilbert O’Sullivan was born Raymond Edward O’Sullivan in 1946 in Ireland. He moved to Swindon, England with his family aged 7 and after a formal education became a student at Swindon Art College, specializing in graphic design.

But he had another love – music – and after forming and joining local bands as a drummer/vocalist, he started writing his own songs, heavily influenced by The Beatles as writers and Bob Dylan as a performer. Calling himself Gilbert, with a very distinctive image, two singles released by CBS Records and one with the Major Minor label, got little attention. Undeterred, he sent a demo tape to Gordon Mills, the man behind Tom Jones and Engelbert Humperdinck, who impressed with his song writing, became his manager. The result was his first single on the MAM label, Nothing Rhymed, became a UK Top Ten hit in 1970.

More hit singles and a debut album Himself followed. But it was 1972’s Alone Again (Naturally) that sealed his fame, topping the USA charts for six weeks and garnering three Grammy nominations. Soon after, he got his first three British number one hits with Clair, Get Down and LPBack to Front. Gilbert was named “Songwriter of the Year” at the 18th Ivor Novello Awards, embarked on an 18-city UK tour and a USA tour, performed sold-out concerts, clocked another UK Top 10 hit with Why Oh Why Oh Why and in 1974 won a third Ivor Novello award.

A few years later, Gilbert parted company, due to musical differences, with his manager, and following new representation teamed up with Gus Dudgon (Elton John, Chris Rea) as a producer for his next album. The critically acclaimed Off Centre released by CBS in 1990 produced the international hit What’s In A Kiss. Litigation with former manager and record company prevented him from releasing any new product for a number of years. However, even during this period he never stopped writing. That to him is the key to everything he does as an artiste. As Gilbert says, ‘Without the songs, there is no artist.’

1990 saw the release of the album In the Key of G, producing a minor hit So What Whilst recording his second album in the 90’s, Sounds of the Loop, which contains the now classic Peggy Lee duet Can’t think straight, he was involved in another law suit, this time against rapper Biz Markie for sampling Alone Again (Naturally) without permission. Gilbert’s win set a new benchmark for protection against copyright infringement.

The 2000s have seen Gilbert enjoying a career revival with The Berry Vest of Gilbert O’Sullivan returning him to the UK Top 20 in 2004,Gilbertville (2011) enjoying success in the UK and Japan where in 1994 he had a number 1 with the song Tomorrow, Today, and well-received performances at the 2008 Glastonbury Festival and London’s Royal Albert Hall in 2009.

His current compilation entered the UK album charts at Number 12 Gilbert O’Sullivan: The Very Best Of – A Singer & His Songs (2012) and following this ‘Ooh Wakka Doo’ became the theme song for National Lottery adverts across the UK. Cover versions of his songs continue to be released, in particular ‘Alone Again, (Naturally)’, with the latest being Neil Diamond and Diana Krall featuring Michael Buble. And now, with the completion of his latest album, recorded in Madrid with a Latin influence, ‘Latin Ala G’ is due for release early June with tour dates to coincide with this throughout the UK and Ireland.

Gilbert O’Sullivan performs at The Baths Hall, Scunthorpe on Thursday, 11 June. Tickets, priced £40 (booking fee may apply, see website for details), go on sale at 10am on Friday, 20 March. Call 0844 8542776 or visit http://www.bathshall.co.uk

Party In The Pines // Time Is Ticking (Early Bird Offer Ends)

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Time is running out to grab onto a bargain for your August Party In The Pines Festival tickets.

Early Bird Price ends this weekend on Sunday 15th March 2015.

Early Bird: £15
Normal Price: £25

Your ticket includes all day entry to the festival among the trees. Free Camping and parking.
The event allows you to bring your own alcohol (Drink responsibly) and transfer any drinks in glass containers into plastic. There is also an onsite licensed bar offering such deals as 3 cans for £5. This really is a bargain festival experience with plenty of atmosphere.

Please remember Party In The Pines is for ages 18+

Don’t forget also this year Party In The Pines bring you DJ only event FORT JESTER FESTIVAL

Read interview with female DJ MISSREPRESENT