Celebrating 26 years on the road around Europe, The Muffin Men have played nearly 2000 dates, often featuring ex-Zappa alumni. The band play their own arrangements of Frank Zappa material, along with some note-for-note versions of old favourites.
Free event hosted by New Writing North and Channel 4 in partnership with They Eat Culture. Confirmed speakers: producer and writer Di Burrows, TV writer Lisa Holdsworth, scriptwriter Nuzhat Ali. Limited places - registration via Eventbrite is essential
Awesome Un-Peeled Xmas Special featuring three legendary acts that recorded sessions for the late great John Peel.
With 2016 marking the Subs’ 40th anniversary; this legendary punk band continues to represent the true spirit of punk rock. Inspired by The Damned at the birth of British Punk, the now equally legendary Harper formed the Subs out of his then R&B outfit The Marauders, late in 1976.
Continen-Tales is a new open mic event for up and coming authors and poets to tell a story from their real or fictional lives, read or recite their work to an audience. Organised by Preston writer’s group scRibble.
In partnership with Creative Lancashire, They Eat Culture presents another great Screen Opps event. This session sees a panel discussion with four North-West based screen professionals who have worked across international music video, broadcast, writing & screen-art. Kicking off the event, a ‘Show & Tell’ session hosts 3-5 short pieces of recently produced or work in progress, to get feedback from a critically and creatively engaged group of professionals and a test audience.
Barnsley's Favourite Band and Live Act*, The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican bring their 3 hour acoustic comedy folk show to Lancashire for a festive neet of frolics!
Expect singalongs, drinking, merriment and Christmas Knitwear!
The Continental Book Club meets on the 2nd Monday of every month in the Snug. All are welcomed and entry is free.
Ben Welburn and co. are back with their brilliant full-band celebration of the music of Johnny Cash, plus support TBC. Payin' respect to the Man in Black.
In what has become a Continental tradition, St Stephen’s Choir join us once again for an evening of Carol Singing. If there’s a better way to get fully into the Christmas spirit, then we don’t know what it is!
With set highlights including music from Star Wars, Back to the Future, Ghostbusters, Guardians of the Galaxy and many more, Blues Harvest is the perfect band to celebrate the sci-fi, comics and fantasy genres. At this special Christmas show the band will be joined by POP-UP PUPPET CINEMA with their lively and hilarious performances of Punch & Judy style puppetry based on popular movies!
It's New Year's Eve! Either come along and enjoy our New Year's Eve Set Menu or party the night away to Funk & Soul DJs Stan & Friends at our NYE Party... or, even better, do both!
Launched into public consciousness by the legendary Radio One DJ John Peel in the early 1980s, performance poet, musician, journalist and political activist Attila the Stockbroker has spent 35 years touring the world. This show, is social history and personal story combined: a cultural activist's eyewitness journey through the great political battles and movements of recent times. Laugh, cry, and get very, very angry.
The Three Johns specialize in abrasive, politically charged, danceable rock and are a silly-serious bunch of political and cultural provocateurs.
Tuff Life Boogie & They Eat Culture present a hand-picked selection of classic indie-pop and shoegaze from three great bands of the 80s and 90s, including a mega rare set from Sarah Records favourites The Orchids!
THE SMITHS UTD is a Lincoln-based The Smiths tribute act. The classic four-piece Smiths lineup is paid homage to by four Smiths-mad lads from the flatlands! All the classic hits and more.
In 2017, 40 years after the historic 'White Riot' tour, London Calling, the UK’s premier THE CLASH tribute act will be paying homage to this epic event by playing shows throughout the UK, including here at The Continental . Playing a retrospective of that legendary first album they will then go on to perform the best of the rest including all the hit singles and more.