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Quad Studios - 78 Friday Street, Leicester, LE1 3BW (0116 251 2516)

Improvised electronics, anything from outer space nebula meltdowns to Terry Riley in a jazz café!
Not that we'd ever get the real Terry to join in! Instead, regulars these days are usually...
Chris Conway, Alan Freeman, Steve Freeman, Jim Tetlow, Jez Creek, etc.
Anyone with a sense of adventure is welcome to join-in the impromptu jams!
Of course an audience welcome too, and it's free!
Refreshments, tea, coffee available, but no bar, so bring your own booze if you wish
see info page!

in and around Leicester / East Midlands...


QE140 - January 21st
QE141 - February 18th
QE142 - March 24th
- event postponed
QE143 - April 21st
- event postponed
QE144 - May 19th
- event postponed
QE145 - June 23rd
- 12th Anniversary - event postponed
QE146 - July 21st
- event postponed
QE147 - August 18th
- event status unknown
QE148 - September 15th
- event status unknown
QE149 - October 20th
QE150 - November 17th
QE151 - December 15th

"Subject to change if my diary gets busy..." - Chris Conway

United Isolation Ensemble

As Qudelectronic isn't happening due to lockdown during the Coronavirus situation,
a special new remote collaboration has ensued with the project name: United Isolation Ensemble.


Ambient Underground

Live electronic music at The Cookie, High Street, Leicester, United Kingdom
Out there sounds, cheap admission, nice venue!

Thurs 30 January - Audible Light & Pale Blue Dot
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Church Of Sound

Electronic events in Nottingham (monthly)

cancelled - Thurs 19 March
Triax - Thurs 16 April - event postponed
further 2020 dates - event postponed


MTI De Montfort University

Electronic event at PACE Studio 1 (18:00-20:30) free
Wd 18 February - event postponed

Next event:


other gigs

The Musician - all events cancelled 17 March to end of April
The Shed - some events cancelled, watch this space
Lee Spreadbury - 24th March, 13:00 at Richard Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester - cancelled
Gu-Ru - 18th April at The Donkey - cancelled

David Cross Band
7th June at The Musician, Ł17 adv.




Chris Conway...

is gigging all over the place, with various different projects.
Check his gig news http://www.chrisconway.org/gigs.html

other places in the UK...

previously: Branston, Burton On Trent, now: Lea Hall Social Club, Rugeley, Staffs
regular (about 10 months of the year) ambient, electronic, synth gigs and festivals


Manuel Göttsching - New Age of Earth (Live) Sat 4 Apr 2020, 20:00 at Barbican Hall, London - cancelled


play Faust IV
Union Chapel, London, 8 May. - rescheduled to: Friday, 9 October 2020

email from Union Chapel...
We are sad to announce that due to the public health risk posed by coronavirus, our show with Faust on Friday 8th May at Union Chapel has been postponed. Existing tickets will be valid for a new date which will be announced shortly. Once announced, your tickets will automatically be valid for the new date. No action is required from you. However, if you cannot make the new date you will be able to receive a full refund.

https://www.unionchapel.org.uk  update

Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, 11 May. - rescheduled to: Mon, 5 October 2020


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Gigs Log

Local venues etc...

The Abattoir - The Abbey Pub, 104 St Margarets Way, LE4 (0116 2622103) music venue, closed
Bambu - Welford Road, café / bar & music venue, closed, now an Indian Restaurant!

The Charlotte - closed-down / re-opened, closed again. Now reopened primarily as a pub.
The Cookie - 68 High Street, City Centre, Leicester LE1 5YP - café/bar with cellar venue
The Criterion - 44 Millstone Lane (0116 262 5418) real ale pub & general music venue (both recent web sites dead)
De Montfort University - PACE buiding, DMU campus. MTI contemporary & electronic music events
The Donkey Bar - 203 Welford Road (0116 270 5042) pub & general music venue
Duffy's Bar - 18 Pocklingtons Walk (0116 255 3316) pub & general music venue
Firebug - 1 Millstone Lane / Pocklingtons Walk (0116 255 1228) pub & general music venue
Fabrika (The Independent Art Centre) - 68-70 Humberstone Gate, Leicester LE1 3PL - closed since 2012
International Arts Centre - Garden St, Leicester LE1 3UA - seems to have closed in 2013

Lock 42 - 2-4 Frog Island - rear entrance of new Stayfree building (0116 223 0304) new general music venue (no new dates listed)
The Looking Glass - 68-70 Braunstone Gate, Leicester, LE3 5LG - café/bar with cellar venue (2000-2015), now called The West End Bar
The Magazine - Newarke Street, Leicester LE1 5SP - public house with a function room upstairs, hosted by Haz in early 1990s

The Musician - 42 Crafton Street West / Clyde Street (0116 251 0080) general music venue
O2 Academy former Leicester University Students Union
The Pavillion - Victoria Park, off London Road café / bar & music venue, closed, now an Indian Restaurant!
Phoenix Arts - now at Phoenix Square (0116 255 4854) theatre/film/arts/gigs
Physio & Firkin - 19 Aylestone Road, Leicester, LE2 7LG - public house and music venue circa 1995 to 2000
Pump & Tap - 42 Duns Lane, Leicester, LE3 5LX - public house and music venue 1988 to 2009

Quad Studios - 78 Friday Street, Leicester, LE1 3BW (0116 251 2516) Quad Electronic events
The Royal Mail - 20 Campbell Street, Leicester LE1 1PW - public house and music venue 198? to 2000
The Shed - 5 Yeoman Street (0116 262 2255) general music venue
The Sound House
- 28 Southampton St, formerly The Queen Victoria (07830 425 555) new general music venue
The Spread Eagle - Charles Street, Leicester LE1 1LB - public house with a function room upstairs 198? to 199?
Stench - arts & music workshop
- 54 Braunstone Gate - club & venue
The Victory - 21 Aylestone Rd, Leicester LE2 7LG - public house with a function room sometimes used for concerts circa 1999 to 2002

Y Theatre - 7 East Street (0116 255 7066) theatre in the YMCA buidling

Arts in Leicestershire useful news pages
Leicester rock gigs useful news pages
This Is Leicestershire useful news pages

see also: gigs log and Leicester bands page

other venues etc...

South Bank Centre Royal Festival Hall / Queen Elizabeth Hall / etc.

Anything else that should be listed?

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