the tuts

Next gig: 29 Nov – LONDONWICK

Our next gig is punker than punk – an all-dayer curated by Attila the Stockbroker himself. Look at this for a line-up!

Londonwick
3-30-4pm: JANINE BOOTH
she was a good ranting poet 30 years ago…now she’s FANTASTIC

4.15 – 5pm: BARNSTORMER
Attila the Stockbroker with his ‘renaissancecore’ band – medieval music meets punk

5.15 – 6pm THE PIRANHAS
Brighton’s legendary pioneering punks

6.15 – 6.30 pm
The WORLD PREMIERE of Farouq Suleiman’s short documentary film about Attila the Stockbroker’s 35 years as a ranting rebel poet

6.30 – 7.00pm ATTILA THE STOCKBROKER
With poems and excerpts from his autobiography ‘Arguments Yard’

7.15 – 8.00pm THE TUTS
Brill new all-woman punk band from West London

8.15 – 9.00pm TV SMITH
once simply an Advert, now an entire and magnificent songwriting industry

9.15 – 10.00pm
THEE FACTION
Described by Attila as “The Feelgoods meet The Redskins at a beer festival in Highgate Cemetery”

‘Most people ignore most poetry because most poetry ignores most people’ (Adrian Mitchell) ‘Mine doesn’t!’ (Attila the Stockbroker)

Join us for an afternoon and evening of punk poetry and live music curated, hosted and headlined by Attila the Stockbroker who will also be reading from his new autobiography Arguments Yard.

£10 ADV | Doors 3pm

Londonwick

Coming to a town near you

If you live in either Leeds or London, we are coming to a town near you soon!

Our next show is 7 November at Wharf Chambers, with our staunchies Interrobang.


Can’t get to Leeds? Tell your comrades who can.

Then on 29 November we join a line-up of punk royalty for Attila the Stockbroker’s Londonwick, in New Cross.

Londonwick

Then our final show of the year is Scroogenomics on 19 December at Rich Mix, with a Philosophy Football Christmas spectacular. Get your tickets in early – these shows always sell out.

Scroogeonomics flyer

Wear Your Colours For Emily’s Centenary

Continental Grey Dare on White
Incoming dispatch from the comrades at Philosophy Football. Thee Faction commend this piece to you all. See that T-shirt above, and the others below?  They could be yours. Read on…
04.06.1913 
One hundred years ago the Epsom Derby was disrupted by perhaps the most famous protest at a sporting event in history.
Britain at the time was bitterly divided. The early Trade Unions and others were striking against poverty wages and appalling working conditions. The cause of Ireland’s Freedom was attracting support on both sides of the Irish Sea. And from the Suffragettes came a massive wave of non-violent direct action.
For these Suffragettes the Derby was absolutely a legitimate target for their protest. Horse-racing was the sport of the Establishment. Epsom was a day out to celebrate tradition, one that denied women the vote. The King and Queen would be in attendance to watch the their own horse race for glory.
When Emily Wilding Davison ran on to the racecourse a century ago she hoped to stop the race and ensure that women’s voices be heard.  When the horse at full speed collided with her, the chances of survival were virtually non-existent. She never regained consciousness and four days later she lost her battle to live.
Emily’s heroic, yet fatal, action formed part of a protest movement that involved many thousands more women.  From smashing every shop window in London’s West End to blowing up post boxes, via disrupting Parliament’s proceedings and heckling MPs at public meetings, this was a campaign few could ignore. So when they couldn’t ignore them, they imprisoned them, and when the demand by the women that they be treated as political prisoners was also ignored the Suffragettes responded by going on hunger strike. Again their punishment was more repression, brutalised by force-feeding. But these ferociously brave women still refused to abandon their cause.
The Suffragettes were not fighting for the vote alone, but for women’s liberation too. Most saw the vote as one step towards getting what they wanted. The Suffragette movement was large and strong, yet at the same time complex and multifaceted, combining those for whom hope lay in constitutional reform with others who believed in the vocabulary of revolution. Whatever their differing objectives, the result of the campaign was the loosening of the ideological hold of men over women. Women gained a real sense of their equality, and began to establish a determination to put it into practice. By their actions and protests , as well as their ideas and arguments, the Suffragettes liberated themselves and all their sisters too.
In 1918 the Representation of the People Act finally awarded women the vote, but only for those over 30 years  of age. In 1928, fifteen years after Emily gave her life for the cause, women’s parity in the vote was finally recognised when the voting age for women was reduced to 21 years, the same as for men.
Philosophy Football have produced a set of commemorative designs featuring the colours purple, green and white. These were hugely symbolic for the Suffragette cause. Purple was for dignity, white for purity and green for hope. Militant, committed to direct action, courageous and in the end victorious too.  Deeds not Words and Dare to be Free were the twin ideals, worn as brooches, on sashes, carried as banners, that shaped the Suffragette movement.  A century later we can wear them again, as T-shirts. All designs available from Philosophy Football.
 The shirts are in support of the  Emily Wilding Davison Centenary Campaign. Thee Faction urge you to get hold of these shirts and commemorate the struggle. There is still a long way to go.
To celebrate International Women’s Day this Friday 8th March, can we suggest you go and see our great friends and comrades Colour Me Wednesday and The Tuts play at the Gunners Pub, N5.
Continental Roundel set separate

On 23rd August we curate a night at the Buffalo Bar with our chums

 

 

Get your tickets in advance for a fiver. That’s £1.25 per band. Phenomenal value. See you there.

That’s Socialist RnB legends Thee Faction. All-woman Duran Duran tribute band Joanne Joanne. Wojtek off of out of Symposium. And all-grrrl punk rock phenomenon The Tuts. All chums of ours. It’s going to be super-comradely and fun, as you’d expect of a Guided Missile night.

Check the on-stage times to make sure you see all four bands.