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April 2022

Hugh Pascall Quartet

April 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Chicken Shed,
From £10

Hugh Pascall playing the trumpet Trumpeter Hugh Pascall graduated from the Royal Academy in 2006. Since then he has recorded and toured with a variety of projects including Hans Koller’s Birmingham Jazz Orchestra, John Turville’s E17 Large Ensemble, the Dave Ferris Septet, New York’s The Last Poets and Tony Kofi's Inside Straight with Dennis Rollins. Hugh's quartet tours the UK in April, May and June, presenting new music from their debut album Borderlands. Influenced by musicians like Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson,…

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Open Collab with Charlie & Jake

April 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chicken Shed,

Improvised music Sonic landscape Your poetry Open Collab is going live and in-person again!  Join us, multi-instrumentalist live-looping duo Charlie + Jake, for an immersive afternoon of poetry, music and more: Open Collab. We will be creating musical universes around poetry sent in from across Bristol, and from all over the world, and featuring special guest Kathryn O'Driscoll, current UK Slam Champion. Joining us on stage will be movement artist and dancer Simon Abel, adding another layer of improvisation and…

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Alun Cochrane

April 23 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hen & Chicken Studio,
From £15

Stand Up For The Weekend with Alun Cochrane featuring Naomi Cooper and Sally-Anne Hayward Award-winning stand-up comedian Alun Cochrane has appeared on numerous TV shows including Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Russell Howard’s Good News, Mock The Week, Dave’s One Night Stand, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Have I Got News For You and 8 Out Of 10 Cats. He was featured as series regular ‘Sam’ in the Sky Living sitcom Trying Again, alongside Chris Addison. Alun has also appeared in Coronation…

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Circuit Breakers

April 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Chicken Shed,
From £5

Circuit Breakers The Best Up-And-Coming Comedy Talent featuring Josh Pugh, Eleri Morgan, Danny Clives, Jessie Nixon, plus compere Calum McCarthy Join us for a fantastic night of comedy in the Chicken Shed at The Hen and Chicken! Circuit Breakers is a monthly night that showcases the best up-and-coming talent on the UK comedy circuit. This month's headliner is the hilarious Josh Pugh (Winner of the English Comedian of the Year award)! "An almost certain future star... classy and charming left-field comedy" Chortle…

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Return of the Native

April 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Chicken Shed,
From £10

Return of the Native blend adventurous harmony, metrical games and lush melodies to create a highly individual sound.  Luke Belcher is originally from Christchurch in New Zealand. He lives in Yeovil, teaching and performing across Somerset. He previously performed at the club with Ray D'Inverno's Quintessential Groove back in February, tackling Ray's complex charts with ease and providing some great solos. Will Rees-Jones previously attended Wells Cathedral School with tutelage from Andy Tweed, Ed Leaker and Karen Street as well as being…

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Stephen Bailey

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

Stand Up For The Weekend with Stephen Bailey featuring Erich McElroy and Clint Edwards Meet your new potty-mouthed best friend, who supported Katherine Ryan and Jenny Éclair on their recent sell-out UK tours. Stephen Bailey’s friendly, open brand of gossipy humour has made him one of the most enjoyable acts on the UK comedy circuit today. Bailey is "annoyingly sharp" (The New Current) and in 2015, his show was nominated for the Amused Moose Comedy Award (Best Show). He is a regular…

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May 2022

Flats & Sharps

May 1 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hen & Chicken Studio,
From £15

Flats & Sharps are a four-piece bluegrass outfit from Penzance, Cornwall. Delivering energetic, enthusiastic, and spirited Bluegrass to audiences all around the world, Flats & Sharps have been performing their unique take on this music for over ten years. Their shows include a wide variety of influences, from a fresh and modern outlook on foot-stomping Bluegrass material through to their powerful and well-crafted original songs, with beautiful moments everywhere in between. Their music perfectly blends strong harmonies and stonking solos,…

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North Street Games Day

May 2 @ 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hen & Chicken Studio,

After the success of last month's event, we're running our second games day on Bank Holiday Monday upstairs in the Studio from 12 Noon until close! It's only £1 per person which includes entry into a prize draw! There's loads of space in the Studio room and there will be the usual wide choice of board games for adults but also a selection of games for accompanied younger gamers if you fancy trying something out with your kids! You can…

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The Science of Psychedelics with Dr David Luke

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hen & Chicken Studio,
From £10.90

The traditional use of psychoactive plants and fungi for spiritual and shamanic rituals has occurred for thousands of years, whereas the Western scientific research of these substances has only been explored in the last 100 years, and prohibition stalled the last 50 years of this. In this talk, you will be introduced to the science of these traditional psychedelics along with their modern counterparts first synthesized in the 20th century. Dr.Luke will also touch upon the mental health applications for…

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Tomorrow’s New Quartet

May 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Chicken Shed,
From £12

Tomorrow’s New Quartet is a project that was formed last year amidst the various lockdowns and restrictions that were put in place to combat the pandemic. It plays the original music of Amsterdam-based drummer/composer Rod Oughton, who wrote most of this music during that challenging time. Oughton used composition to stay creative and optimistic during the lockdowns, and the band’s name is a reflection of that. Rod was also one of the first people to manage to put some gigs…

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