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August 2022

The Psychology of Psychopaths with Dr. Jonathan Iliff

August 19 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hen & Chicken Studio,
From £12.34

Join us for this fascinating talk by Dr Jonathan Iliff... Humans are light and dark. We are all parts good and bad. But for a small slice of the population, that balance is a harder thing to find. Psychopathy is a cocktail of narcissism, restlessness and a dearth of empathy. And when this heady drink spills out in anti-social behaviour - and upon the white tablecloth of the society that supports it - we all feel its stain.   Where…

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September 2022

Dave Jones Quintet Play The Music Of Kenny Garrett

September 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Chicken Shed,
From £10

Pianist Dave Jones has long been a fan of the music of the great saxophonist/composer Kenny Garrett, particularly since hearing him on his late 1990s ‘Songbook’ album and live in London. That album featured Dave’s favourite pianist Kenny Kirkland, and so began the process of discovering Garrett’s other music, both older and newer. Now in 2022, it turns out that Andy Hague (drummer in Dave’s Quartet) has a great set of charts for a wide selection of Garrett’s tunes, including…

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Paul Sinha

September 10 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hen & Chicken Studio,
From £15

Stand Up For The Weekend with Paul Sinha featuring Thomas Green & compere Meryl O'Rourke. Since leaving his career in medicine, comedian Paul Sinha has carved out one of the most varied careers in entertainment you could imagine. A former British quiz champion and best known as one of ITV’s resident boffins on The Chase, the “Sinnerman” has performed stand-up comedy across the globe; and won the Best Club Comic Award at the Chortle Awards, the Rose d’Or Award for Best Radio…

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Bristol Rewilding Group – Fantastic Wild Boar and Returning Reptiles

September 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hen & Chicken Studio,
From £10

Bristol Rewilding Group is back! An evening of talks about returning some fantastic species with Chantal Lyons and Harvey Tweats. Join us at the Hen and Chickens for our first proper post-pandemic evening, picking up where we left off with exciting discussions from the world of wildlife and rewilding. This time we are focussing on the return of species - discussing the latest state of the wild boar in the UK with Chantal Lyons, who is currently researching the subject…

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The Science of Drugs: MDMA, Cocaine, Ketamine & 2C-B

September 14 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hen & Chicken Studio,
From £12.34

Learn how party drugs affect the human brain and body from an NHS doctor & psychedelic researcher.... MDMA, Ketamine, Cocaine and 2C-B. These substances are rife on the UK streets, now you can learn what they actually do to the body. Our Drug Expert, Medical Doctor & Psychedelic Researcher, Dr. Jonathan Iliff, will be explaining the effects and risks of these drugs and also how some are even used to treat mental health conditions. From pharmacology to comedowns, harm reduction…

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Luke Kempner- Macho Macho Man

September 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Hen & Chicken Studio,
From £16

Star of Spitting Image, Steph’s Packed Lunch and with over 10 million views of his online videos, Luke Kempner is one of the UK’s hottest mimics and stand-up comics. With a hilariously razor-sharp roster of contemporary impressions ranging from Piers Morgan and Bojo to Ru Paul, Luke has become a household name and is bringing his highly anticipated brand-new show, Macho Macho Man on the road. Luke is a Macho Macho Man. He came up with the title whilst listening to…

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Denny Ilett and Craig Crofton Quartet

September 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Chicken Shed,
From £10

Guitarist Denny Ilett is, of course, well-known as the organiser of the Bristol Jazz & Blues Festival, and is one of the few musicians around able to play convincingly in almost any style. He can be found performing in groups ranging from Gypsy Jazz through to Frank Sinatra and Led Zeppelin tributes, and along the way has worked extensively with New Orleans vocalist Lillian Boutté and king of funk Pee Wee Ellis. During lockdown, he led his fantastic Electric Lady…

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Bristol Shanty Festival

September 16 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hen & Chicken Studio,

A very special event to celebrate the start of the Bristol Shanty Festival.   More details to follow very soon.   bristolshantyfestival.co.uk   

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Alfie Brown

September 17 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hen & Chicken Studio,
From £15

Stand Up For The Weekend with Alfie Brown featuring Mark Palmer plus compere Matt Green Alfie Brown's firebrand style of comedy has been forged from years of pushing boundaries and experimentation. A natural stage presence combined with explosive material makes for a thrilling performance every time he hits the stage. His material touches on introspective thoughts and considerations of the human condition as well as broader observations on social-political issues. All done in an accessible and hilarious way. An assertive, acerbic…

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The Science of Psychedelics

September 19 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Hen & Chicken Studio,
From £10.90

Learn all about the history, chemistry & pharmacology of the classic psychedelics LSD, psilocybin, DMT and mescaline in this intriguing talk. Psychedelic drugs have a tumultuous history. Indigenous communities have used them for healing and visionary experiences for thousands of years. More recently, they were discovered by the Western society and became central to social and artistic movements in the 1960’s… before being banned worldwide. Now psychedelics are back in the spotlight and entering the mainstream, with clinical trials exploring…

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