24 July 2012

Leaf Cafe Liverpool - August Listings

Leaf Cafe Liverpool - August Listings

Leaf Cafe Liverpool - August Listings

August Listings

Wednesday 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th August
Spotify Wednesdays

Pick a song. Write it down. Pass it on. GET ON DOWN.
Trip the light fantastic every week at Spotify Wednedays, when you take control of our playlist to fill the evening with your favourite riffs, melodies and lyrics.

8pm / Ground Floor / FREE entry 
Thursday 2nd and 16th August
Jelly Liverpool

Don’t labour alone in the solitary salt mines! Jelly Liverpool is a casual all day work-together for anyone with a laptop and some grafting to be done. Surround yourself with fun, creative people and maybe pick up a bit of what they do too, twice monthly at LEAF on Bold St. Whether you’re a creative who needs inspiration or a professional who wants to escape working from the cabin feverish working from home hum-drum, Jelly welcomes you to get involved with a cup of tea and a delicious sandwich.

9am – 5pm / First Floor / FREE Entry 
Friday 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st August

Beaten Tracks DJ Set

Dust off those blue suede’s and send your feet to a metaphorical Mecca all in the name of music. Expect funk, Soul, Reggae, Afrobeat, Latin, Blues and Jazz nuggets. A truly global collection, for you to sink your feet in to. Dance till you drop.

10pm/Ground Floor/FREE Entry

Saturday 4th, 11th & 18th August
Jess Gascogine DJ Set – Weekends Throughout August

Our resident Jess wears her influences on her sleeve, setting hip hop, soul, funk, house and disco alight like fire crackers on a dance floor. Every weekend throughout August.

10pm till late / Ground Floor / Free Entry
Sunday 5th August

HopeLGBT present…The Official Pride Finale

HopeLGBT, Love Music Hate Homophobia and Liverpool Pride are pleased to announce the official Pride finale event. Join us at Leaf for an evening of music, comedy and the arts to close the weekend. In aid of Michael Causer Foundation.

6pm/First Floor/ £3 suggested donation OTD

Tuesday 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th August
Out of the Bedroom Open Acoustic Mic

A bustling evening of acoustic acts that sits perfectly with a cup of tea. Our host Jonny Sands brings together the best of Liverpool’s acoustic acts and spoken word artists every Tuesday at LEAF. Performers should bring their own instruments for a chance to perform. For more information please e-mail

8:30pm / Ground Floor / FREE Entry


Tuesday 7th and 21st August
The Language Circle

Join the bubbling mix of individuals for some international exchanges, sharing language, knowledge and socialising with friendly faces.
For more information about the Language Circle’s programmes, check Facebook:

6:30pm / First Floor / FREE Entry

Wednesday 8th August
“Adolf in Toxteth” After Party

1912 saw a 23 year old Adolf Hitler descending up on Liverpool. Ian Carroll’s play “Adolf in Toxteth” tells the story of life with a failed artist and future fuhrer.  Hitler spent a six month period visiting his half brother in Toxteth. This Kitchen sink drama tells of family life with a megalomaniac. The play runs from the 7th to the 11th of August at the Actor’s Studio on Seel St. Join us to celebrate the opening of this intoxicating play, with music from The Last Gambados.


Saturday 11th August
Game Dev North 6: Revolutions

An informal game industry meet up for all. From AAA to Indies, Jounros to Freelancers, we welcome you all with open arms and a wonky gamers thumbs up.

5.30pm/FirstFloor/FREE Tickets from Eventbrite:

Sunday 12th August
Life Drawing

Artists, students and enthusiasts alike are welcome to join the twice-monthly relaxed drawing sessions, set in the alluring atmosphere of the first floor at LEAF. Hosted by sculptress Ella Perry, she’ll be happy to provide you with some basic materials although artists are welcome to bring other mediums.

7-10pm / First Floor / £9OTD
Monday 13th August
Urban Craft Collective’s Knitting Club

A nifty little crafting group that want to spread their expertise across the land. Whether you want to perk up your purl stitch or increase your rate of cross stitch there is something for all. Swap, share, natter and be inspired whilst sipping on a delightful cuppa and gorging on a rich chocolate cake. Whether you’re a novice or a pro pop along with your needles and hooks. For further information please contact Kate Blakemore via

7pm-9pm/Ground Floor/FREE

Tuesday 14th August
Open Hub

With all the essentials provided – tea, wifi and desk-space you’ve got everything you need for a productive day of postgraduate study. If you’re an LJMU research student or a postgraduate looking for a change of scenery, or maybe you’re looking for some new faces to chat with about old problems - pop along to the Open Hub for a day of free co-working and a free sarnie.

9:30 am – 4:30pm / First Floor / FREE Entry


Tuesday 14th and 28th August
Create and Write

Muse, imagine, create and write. Learn some new writing skills, meet some delightful souls and have a lovely cuppa all at the same time. Talk about two birds and one stone.

7pm/Ground Floor/£3OTD

Saturday 18th August
Harvest Sun presents… Damien Jurado and Megafaun

Harvest Sun presents an exciting double bill lined with DAMIEN JURADO and MEGAFAUN. Damien's newest LP, Maraqopa, has been a constant on most people’s playlists since its release back in February. The same goes for Megafaun's self-titled 4th release from last year – a downplayed effort of the rustic instrumentation compared to their earlier LPs, swapping it for a more traditional, country-rock setup. Sounding not all to distant from American legends the Grateful Dead it’ll be a night filled with Americana-esque Psych-Folk in all it glory.

8pm / First Floor / Tickets £10 from Probe Records (School Lane), The Music Consortium (Bold St) or online at Ticketweb:

Monday 20th August
Chess Club with Paul Tallant

Every chess master was once a beginner – so get your practice in and some free chess advice from the Knight in the Know, Mr Paul Tallant every month at LEAF. Play with other ‘Clubbers’ or just join to watch other players in action, picking up hints and tips as you go. 

6.30pm / Ground Floor / FREE Entry


Book Club with Jennie Connolly

Set in 1948, ‘Small Island’ focuses on the diaspora of Jamaican immigrants, who, escaping economic hardship on their own "small island," move to England. Their reception is not quite the warm embrace that they have hoped for… Revolving around 4 main characters, the book jumps between people and time making in one of the defining books of the decade by the Guardian 2009.  Join Jenny and gang for some good food, a great cuppa and a relaxing dialogue about this fascinating observation on an unorthodox life. For more information contact Jennie on

8pm / Ground Floor / FREE Entry

Tuesday 21st August
Branching Out 

An informal networking event, where you can bang heads with some of Liverpool’s finest creative minds. Grab a cup of tea and let loose with your ideas.

9am-11am / Ground Floor / FREE Entry

Saturday 25th August
Chew Disco DJ Set

A new addition to the DJing clan at LEAF.  Khalil and Emma, organisers of the queerfeminist club night and video/performance art project Chew Disco have collaborated with the likes of FACT, Islington Mill, AND Festival, Cheryl-NYC, Off the Hook, and Homotopia among others. They will be setting your feet on fire, making you hop like your dancing on hot coals and assisting you in having a good old knees up. Expect an eclectic mix of new and vintage house party jams: post-punk, electro, dance punk, obscure 80s trash, club classics, NYC no-wave, new and old school hip hop, alternative anthems and more. 

10pm/Ground Floor / FREE Entry

Sunday 26th August
Retro Sundays

Presenting a rail to rail supply of coveted vintage clothing, footwear and accessories. Every last item is genuine vintage with an affordable price tag and part of a sustainable, eco friendly system. You can also continue to revel in your Retro Sunday with an Afternoon Tea and complete all the necessities of a Sunday – relax, shop, eat and drink.

11am – 5pm / First Floor / Free Entry
Afternoon Tea 0151 707 7747 Booking Essential

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