John Lee Bird’s Before Encore project is not just about showcasing his portraits of creative performers but a platform for all those he’s portrayed over the course of the project and future contributors to take to the stage.
Please check below for the latest live shows that are taking place throughout the exhibition. Acts and shows are being added ALL THE TIME so check back for the latest information.
Thursday 6th May
Private view 6pm – 9pm
Please note due to space restrictions the guest list for the private view is now closed – we have a VERY LIMITED number of spaces remaining. If you’d like to attend email firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday 7th May
Slapper + KIMONO KOPS (exclusive UK show) + KLAUSTROPHOBIC + DOLLYOLLI presents ‘Anarchy’ + SparkleMotion. £5 on the door.
Thursday 13th May
Late night exhibition opening with DJ’s and a few special guests…
Sunday 16th May
An open rehearsals day – Stuart Saint and company rehearse their new production in the performance space at 10+1
Tuesday 18th May – we’re really, really sorry but this night has been postponed. Check back for more information about when these acts will be on.
Acoustic night with K Anderson + Quiet Choir + Theo Bard + Jessica Grace. Hosted by Mark Walton. Pay what you can on the door.
Wednesday 19th May – we’re really, really sorry AGAIN but this night has been cancelled. BUT IMONOMI will perform at the Private View II on Thursday 20th May at 8.45pm
NOMI NIGHT with le Gateau Chocolat
+ Dusty Limits + Tanya ShooShooBaby + DOLLYOLLI. £5 on the door.
Thursday 20th May
PRIVATE VIEW II: 6 – 9pm
We’re changing the paintings around! If you’ve visited the show already then you’ve only seen 18 of the 36 before encore 4 portraits – on Thursday we switch everything around and the unseen paintings go up.
Be the first to see the new portraits and enjoy a lovely free cider courtesy of the very generous people at Kopparberg!
PLUS the NOMI night lives on with a set from IMONOMI at 8.45pm.
No charge on the door, no guestlist required – just come and enjoy!
Tuesday 25th May
Acoustic night with K Anderson + Fiona Bevan + Pookage Hayes + Annie Windley. Hosted by Mark Walton. check back for more info. Pay what you can on the door.
Friday 28th May
HOLESTAR + Mark Walton + more acts to be announced soon. £5 on the door.
Tuesday 1st June
Acoustic night with K Anderson with Kat Flint + Beth Dariti. Hosted by Mark Walton. Pay what you can on the door.
Wednesday 2nd June
A BIG OL’ NIGHT OF MAYHEM = Closing party featuring BOOGALOO STU & SPARKLEMOTION +Alison Brumfit, Stuart Saint and many many more to be announced soon. Pay what you can on the door.