20 April 2012

May event listings at Leaf on Bold Street

Leaf on Bold Street

May event listings at Leaf on Bold Street


‘One of the Top 10 Multi-Purpose Venues in Britain’The Guardian
'One of UK's top 50 tea shops' - The Independent


Tuesday 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th May
Out of the Bedroom Open Mic with Johnny Sands

Our weekly acoustic occasion is one not to be missed, with some of Liverpool’s best singer songwriters and spoken wordsmiths. Out of the Bedroom is hosted by the delectable Johnny Sands. Bring your own instrument and get in early for a chance to perform.

8:30 / Ground Floor / FREE


Tuesday 1st May
The Language Circle

A bubbling mix of French, English, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Japanese folks, all eager to exchange some culture and language.
Meeting on a regular basis, the Language Circle helps you improve your language skills, learn about our respective countries and make some great new friends along the way.

6:30pm / First Floor / FREE


Wednesday 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th May
Spotify Wednesday

Pick a song, write it down, give it to one of our lovely staff and wait for the sweet bliss of your favourite song to jump down your ear hole.

8pm-10pm / Ground Floor / FREE

Wednesday 2nd May
Creative Writing Workshop

Expand your powers of observation and imagination in a workshop that will help lubricate your story telling voice and perfect your plot, dialogue, viewpoint and style. 

For more information contact Susi Moore on

6.30pm-7.30pm/Ground Floor/ FREE


Thursday 3rd May

Jelly Liverpool

Jelly Liverpool enables delegates to escape their normal working environment and join in what has become a fantastic alternative co-working event. Jelly Liverpool enables people to make new contacts in an informal way whilst still allowing them to work on their deadlines and maintain productivity. The best part is, it is totally FREE including wifi, desk space and refreshments.

9am-5pm / First Floor / FREE


Mellowtone Presents… Bird

Since the release of their much-anticipated E.P 'Phantoms' on Halloween of 2011, this five piece “Atmospheric Folk” Band have gained much critical acclaim. They have regularly been played on BBC 1 and 6 as well as featuring on channel 4.

Bird put themselves under the genre of ‘atmospheric folk’ and atmospheric is definitely the word. You will find haunting and poetic lyrics combined with melodic and eerie, sweeping guitar riffs. Enticing audiences with the ability to play the silences as well as the music, creating tension in everything they do leaving you wanting more at the end of every note rather than at the end of every song. Bird’s universe is magical and other worldly, creating strong imagery and emotion for the audience. Bird are sure to leave you with hairs standing up on the back of your neck.

Alongside planning their tour and keeping busy with press and radio interviews, Bird are currently back in the studio recording new material set to be released March/April of 2012.

+ The Mono LPs (Acoustic set)
+ Anna Tai Hogan

7.30pm Doors / First Floor / £4 adv from


Friday 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th May


Dance with DASH week in, week out. Moving from house, electro, funk, soul and the blurry bits in between.

10pm till late / Ground Floor / FREE


Saturday 5th, 12th, 18th & 25th May
Jess Gascogine DJ Set

There is one thing we know about Jess… on a Saturday night, she delivers just what the dance floor ordered. From soul and funk, to hip hop, house and back again.

10pm till late / Ground Floor / FREE


Sunday 6th & 20th May
Life Drawing

EAT, DRINK and Draw to your hearts content every other Sunday.

7pm-10pm/First Floor/ £9 OTD


Wednesday 9th May
Harvest Sun Presents… Wallis Bird
Wallis defies categorization, which makes writing about her tough work. But one thing is for sure this Irish artist is a musical magpie whose mature, self-affirming songs display an unusual emotional breadth.

An exceptional guitarist, her unique playing style comes from a childhood accident which permanently damaged her left hand, Bird learned to play her instrument flipped back to front, resulting in her own bafflingly complex chord fingerings, much to the bewilderment of audiences across Europe.

7:30pm / First Floor / £6Adv from: Ticketweb
In Person:

Probe Records on School Lane

The Music Consortium on Bold St


Friday 11th May
Rat Hole Radio 

Back for it’s third successive year The Rathole Roadshow is a music event with a slight difference. We’ll be connecting Rathole Radio fans around the world directly with artists and guests via message walls, chat rooms and even our fabulous audience-bot robot, built by Liverpool’s favourite boffin Mr Adrian McEwen. When triggered by fans online the bot will let off a burst of applause into the room and let them get involved, wherever they are.

8pm / First Floor / FREE but donations appreciated


Thursday 17th, 18th & 19th May
Sound City

With the likes of Still Corners and Bella Union this promises to be a weekend of amazing music.

TBC/First Floor/1 Day Wrist Band £25 from


Sunday 20th May
Capstans Bazaar 

The delightful arts & craft market joins us again to offer a quirky mixture of handcrafted and lovingly made goods for your buying pleasure. With an emphasis on quality and originality, Capstan and Co. hope to present you the best our region has to offer from bespoke jewellery and textiles, to ceramics and limited edition prints. 

12pm – 5pm / First Floor / FREE Entry


Monday 21st May
Chess Club

Stretch those mind muscles with one of the world’s oldest games. Chess Club is an opportunity for you to play with other opponents in the open atmosphere of LEAF the third Monday of every month.

8pm / Ground Floor / FREE


Tuesday 22nd May
Branching Out

Talk about your business without the typical sales pitch. Branching Out is an early morning get-together for local professionals, talk about your business, meet new network connections and grab a coffee between both.

9am – 11am / Ground Floor / FREE


Wednesday 23rd May
The Handsome Family

Over the last two decades New Mexico based husband and wife duo Brett and Rennie Sparks (aka The Handsome Family) have recorded a series of albums that has established them as one of America's finest songwriting partnerships and has seen them hailed as "country music's answer to the White Stripes" and by Greil Marcus as "the Beatles of the folk world".

The Handsome family will be joining us at LEAF to play songs from their upcoming release.

7:30/First Floor/£10 From Ticketline


Friday 25th May
Gemma Hayes

Gemma Hayes' much-anticipated fourth studio album, Let it Break, will be released on 2nd April and is an evolution of Gemma's unique style of music, combining prog rock, folk and electronica.

Her debut LP, Night on My Side, received much critical acclaim from all corners, garnering a UK Mercury Prize nomination and earning her an award as Ireland's best female artist.  

19:30 Doors / First Floor / £10 from


Sunday 27th May
Retro Sunday

Clad yourself in vintage attire that’s sustainable, unique and unavailable on the high street. This quaint vintage fair, set in the auspicious surroundings of LEAF, is the perfect chance for you to delve into the vintage world and to grab something pre-loved that’s wonderfully original.

11am – 5pm / First Floor / FREE


Monday 29th May
Book Club

Delve deep in to the depths of “Love in the Time of Cholera”, a novel by Nobel Prize winning Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez. The book explores the idea of love in its many forms.

7pm / Ground Floor / FREE


Tuesday 30th May
Pudding Club

In a rebellion against the usual definition of a pudding ‘Any sweet dish served directly after the main course’, we serve 5 sumptuous courses of puddings with a tea to compliment each one.

7pm / First Floor/ £11.95 from

L1 4EZ

TEL: 0151 707 7747


'A club and gig venue, gallery space and cinema as far from chintz as is possible to get'- The Guardian  

“Top 10 Tearooms in the UK” - Yahoo & Visit Britain

“Top 50 Tea Rooms in the UK” - The Independent

‘A club and gig venue, gallery space and cinema as far from chintz as is possible to get’ – The Guardian

'Leaf is a hidden gem, right on the edge of town' - Liverpool Echo

'Unquestionably a 21st century tea shop' - BBC Olive Magazine

Shortlisted - Tourism Marketing Project of the Year - The Mersey Partnership

Shortlisted - Best Cafe/Bar in the North - Theme

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