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27 Fri

Awake The Empire

05 Thu

In association with Sketchpad Promotions. Melodic hardcore outfit Awake The Empire have a huge following in Cambridge and beyond and have supported Elliot Minor, My Awesome Compilation, Brigade, Panic Cell and more. Plus As We Climb, The Lost Boys, Set To Air, Chainstroke. Doors 7pm / J1 / £6 adv

28 Sat

Devon Sproule 28 year old Ontario-born Devon Sproule’s music shares elements of folk, country and jazz with an idiosyncratic, highly original style. She appears at The Junction as part of a headline European tour to coincide with the release of her forthcoming album I Love You, Go Easy. Plus Julia Kent. Doors 7pm / J2 / £12.50 adv

Many consider the British Comedy Award nominated, Sony Radio Award winning, star of BBC2’s Attention Scum a comic genius. Come see why. He’ll wear a suit. 8pm / J2 / £12 (£10 con)

06 Fri

11 Wed

04 Wed

30 Sat April & 01 Sun May

13 Fri

Johnnie Walker’s Musical Milestones Popular British veteran radio disc jockey and broadcaster Johnnie Walker tells the story of his life and times in radio and the music that has influenced him from the 1960s to the present day. 8pm / J2 / £16.50

Dan Clark Best known as lovable rogue Don Danbury in the BBC Three sitcom How Not to Live Your Life and Johnny Two Hats in The Mighty Boosh - Dan Clark finally takes his unique brand of comedy on the road. 8pm / J2 / £15

Theatre & Dance

Jesterlarf Comedy Club A night of stand up featuring Neil Dougan, Sean Percival, Brian Damage & Krysstal and compere Kevin McCarthy. Doors 7.45pm / Show 8.30pm / J2 / £12

Comedy & Spoken Word 03 Tue

Simon Munnery: Self Employed

13 Fri

An Audience with Imran Yusef

Chris Ramsey & Gareth Richards Affable Geordie Chris Ramsey has recently supported Al Murray, Lee Mack and Russell Kane on national and international tour dates. Gareth Richards was nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer at the 2010 festival where one of his jokes was also chosen by TV Station Dave as one of the 10 best jokes at the Fringe. 8pm / J2 / £12 (£10 con)

Edinburgh Comedy Award 2010 Best Newcomer nominee and star of Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Imran Yusuf heads out on his eagerly awaited debut tour. Strictly 16+. 8pm / J2 / £12 (£10 con) / 16+

20 Fri Au Audience with Imran Yusef

Simon Evans: Fringe Magnet BBC Radio 4 comedy stalwart Simon Evans presents Fringe Magnet, a show full of his trademark sharp, ironic wit and aloof charm. 8pm / J2 / £10

27 Fri

Dan Antopolski & Andy Zaltzman Fringe festival favourite Andy Zaltzman and Triple Perrier Award Nominee Dan Antopolski reunite for another double headline show. 8pm / J2 / £12 (£10 con)

Junction Sampled: Festival of Performance

Book Online: Box Office: (01223) 511 511 Email Enquiries:

A weekend of new performance and works in progress by companies including RashDash, Bryony Kimmings, non zero one, Michael Pinchbeck, Deborah Pearson and a whole host of others. Visit for full details.

The Junction Box Office Clifton Way Cambridge CB1 7GX

Night Light Theatre Company: Romeo and Juliet This 30 minute work in progress sharing will provide an insight into the forthcoming production at an unfinished stage. An ensemble of people and life sized puppets set out to inspire, excite and entertain in this new version of Shakespeare’s timeless masterpiece. 8pm / J3 / £5 (£4 con) / 12+

27 Fri

The Paper Birds: Thirsty The Paper Birds present a work in progress sharing of Thirsty, a theatrical exploration into the upsurge of the binge drinking culture currently gripping the UK. 8pm / J3 / £5 (£4 con) / 13+

Family Theatre 15 Sun

How to Book

Uncontained Arts: Not So Grimm Fairy Tales Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Tom Thumb, a handful of princesses, a whirlwind of witches and one weally, weally wicked wolf are brought to life as all your favourite Grimm characters take to the stage. Ideal for ages 4+. 11.30am & 2.30pm / J2 / £9 (£5 con) Family Ticket: £23 (max 2 adults)

Tickets also available from: City Centre Box Office Telephone: (01223) 357 851

Opening Hours Mon - Sat 12noon - 6pm Also open during J2 performances.

The Junction May 2011 Cambridge

Access The Junction is fully accessible. If you would like to discuss any access issue prior to your visit, please call the Box Office on (01223) 511 511. THE TEXT IN THIS GUIDE IS AVAILABLE IN LARGE PRINT UPON REQUEST.

Info ID must be produced for events with age restrictions. You may be searched upon entry. The

Junction is a no smoking venue but an external smoking area is provided at most club events.

Which Space? The Junction operates over three different spaces: J1, J2 and J3. J1 is the original Junction building predominantly

Find Out More ... The Junction presents a unique and acclaimed programme of clubs, live music, comedy, dance and theatre.

for the club and live music programme. J2 is the theatre (the big wooden building) and J3 is the studio / education space.

Hire the venue for conferences/ community functions. alan@junction.

For further details of all upcoming events, keep an eye on the website by visiting



12 Thu

12 Thu

Live Music & Clubs

The Hamsters play Jimi Hendrix The Hamsters have long been regarded as the UK’s leading interpreters of Jimi Hendrix’s music. On their Jimi Hendrix 40th Anniversary Memorial Tour, they'll be performing a show of his songs as well as playing a short set of their own brand of music. This show forms part of The Hamsters 25th anniversary farewell tour – catch them while you can! Rescheduled from Fri 03 Dec 2010. Doors 7pm / J1 / £14 adv

08 Sun

13 Fri

14 Sat

Peter Doherty

10 Tue

Spiers & Boden

14 Sat

In association with The Co-operative Cambridge Folk Festival. Founders of Bellowhead and twice winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo, Spiers & Boden have made the genre of spontaneous, punky English folk very much their own stomping ground. Doors 7pm / J2 / £13 adv

11 Wed

Warpaint Intricate guitar lines, hypnotic vocals, and driving post-punk rhythms from the Los Angeles all-girl quartet who are creating a buzz on both sides of the Atlantic. Plus Connan Mockasin. Doors 7pm / J1 / £12 adv

15 Sun

18 Wed

Glenn Hughes The former lead singer and bassist of Trapeze and Deep Purple, Glenn Hughes is best known for his highly distinctive style that effortlessly blends the elements of rock, soul and funk. His blistering live concerts promise to feature an unforgettable career retrospective. Doors 7pm / J1 / £20 adv

20 Fri

18 Wed

21 Sat

Fernando’s Kitchen A Nu World Music night, featuring Fernando’s Kitchen, a 6 piece line–up of Spanish guitar, double-bass, oud, flamenco cajon, percussions, vocals, and trumpet. Expect a fusion of flamenco, latin and North African music, passionate guitar and oud melodies, exciting rhythms and mesmerising vocals. Also featuring great guest artists and a DJ after the show! Doors 7pm / J1 / £12 adv (£10 con)

Eliza Carthy Band

Dress: Ravishing and Vintage, if you don’t make the effort, you may not get in. 9pm – 2am / J2 / £12.50 adv / 18+

22 Sun

Gentleman’s Dub Club In association with Green Mind. Gentleman’s Dub Club is a nine-piece band with a style based in dub, ska and roots reggae. Combining tight grooves and a heavyweight sound, GDC’s super high energy shows have seen them rocking gigs and festivals up and down the country and led to support slots with Roots Manuva, Zion Train and The Wailers. Plus The Agitator and G-Steppa’s Rootical Sounds. Doors 7pm / J2 / £10 adv

25 Wed

26 Thu

Geva Alon

Noah and The Whale

Eliza Carthy Band In association with The Co-operative Cambridge Folk Festival. Musician, singer, producer, curator, multi prize winner, scion of a folk royal family, Eliza Carthy is one of the UK’s pre-eminent modern musicians. She brings her 5-piece to Cambridge to showcase material from her new album Neptune. Doors 7pm / J1 / £17.50 adv

Orkestra del Sol’s delightful reinvention of the brass band takes diverse influences - ska, porro, calypso, klezmer and funk - and creates a living, breathing polka-ing, pogo-ing honkstep for the 21st century. Doors 7pm / J2 / £12 adv

19 Thu

Salon Rouge

Salon Rouge – Kiki Kaboom

Burlesque. Salon Rouge returns for its final event before its summer break with Kiki Kaboom and The Flexi Princess plus an eclectic mix of music from the 40s, 50s and present day.

Noah and The Whale

Orkestra del Sol’s Top Trumps

Man Must Die In association with Sketchpad Promotions. Formed in the underbelly of Glagow, Scottish technical death metal stalwarts Man Must Die are renowned for their punchy riffs and intense and energetic live performances. Plus Ingested, The Argent Dawn, Diminished Fifth, Slay That Dog. Doors 7pm / J1 / £8 adv

Sold Out. In association with The Co-operative Cambridge Folk Festival. Following the release of their third album Last Night on Earth, West London indie folksters Noah and The Whale return to The Junction as part of an epic UK tour. Doors 7pm / J1 / £13 adv

Emerge NME Radar Tour In association with Green Mind. The infamous new music showcase hits Cambridge with performances by Anna Calvi, Grouplove and much more. Doors 7pm / J1 / £9 adv

Adam Ant & The Good, The Mad and The Lovely Posse New Wave icon Adam Ant appears at The Junction on his first full UK tour in over 15 years with his new band line up. Expect a greatest hits set including Prince Charming, Stand and Deliver and Goody Two Shoes plus new material. Doors 7pm / J1 / £22.50 adv

Geva Alon / Ana Silvera / Gil Karpas Having supported the likes of Paul Weller and Yo La Tengo, Geva Alon has been hailed “the Israeli Neil Young”, with his plaintive voice soaring above gentle acoustic guitar or the fuller sound of a band. He is joined by talented singer-songwriters Ana Silvera and Gil Karpas. Doors 7pm / J2 / £10 adv

Peter Doherty is the hugely talented and equally infamous frontman of the The Libertines and Babyshambles. One of the most exciting and iconic artists of his generation, Peter returns to live music this spring, concentrating on his solo career. Doors 7pm / J1 / £18 adv

17 Tue

Show of Hands with Miranda Sykes In association with The Co-operative Cambridge Folk Festival. England’s finest acoustic roots duo return to The Junction accompanied by striking double bass player and vocalist Miranda Sykes. Plus special guest Rodney Branigan. Doors 7pm / J1 / £16 adv

The Alarm Welsh rockers The Alarm celebrate their 30th anniversary with Sound & The Fury tour. As well as selling more than 5 million records worldwide during their three decades in the business, the band’s pioneering use of acoustic guitars has led to exciting onstage collaborations with the likes of Bob Dylan, Neil Young and U2. Doors 7pm / J1 / £15 adv

Grupo Lokito Grupo Lokito re-connects Latin and Congolese music in an exuberant explosion of sound. With a charming sweetness to their sound, a relaxed yet infectious groove and cool soukous dance routines, Lokito are simply irresistible. Doors 7pm / J2 / £10

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06 Fri

16 Mon

Described as the ‘whip-smart Eminen of Essex’ (Q), Dagenham’s finest Devlin’s visceral mix of conscious lyrics and grime energy has gained him massive critical acclaim, with his album Bud, Sweat and Beers surpassing silver sales in just two months. Doors 7pm / J1 / £11 adv

May 2011


System 7 & Eat Static A night of classic techno trance. System 7 are one of the few techno groups to feature the electric guitar and are touring to promote their new album Up. They are joined by festival favourites and techno godfathers Eat Static who have been producing abrasive dance anthems and psychedelic grooves for over two decades. Doors 7pm / J1 / £15 adv

Show of Hands with Miranda Sykes

The Junction May 2011 Monthly Guide  

May 2011 Monthly Guide

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