Saturday 19 November.
4.30 – 10.30pm

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED aboard the good ship B.R.A.D.-1006 to take part in a mission to escape the dreary drudgery of earthly living and create a new utopia on a distant world in a distant galaxy known faintly and only as ‘Butter Bridge’. Aside from your luxury living accommodation and unique space-catering, we hope you’ll take the time to join us in the ship’s cocktail lounge, ‘Space Bar’, to enjoy some of the finest entertainment from across the æther – not least from the ship’s crew (who are reminiscent of Earth-village Manchester’s premier surrealist comedy group, The Animals of Butter Bridge).

(Oh, it’s the year 2791, by the way)

Those travelling from Earth will find transportation chambers to the celebrations at KRAAK  (in the Northern Quarter – visit http://www.kraak.co/home/ for instructions) between 4.30pm and 10.30pm

Tickets are £5 for each event

We will shortly be announcing availability online – please book if you want to be sure of a place as we only have a limited number of oxygen masks.


For your delectation and delight, we present:

Casimir Effect

Casimir Effect were formed in Manchester during November 2010. South Korean-born singer Daniel Choi came to England just a few years ago with the single-minded aim of becoming a rockstar – with some supremely dextrous vocals and an effervescent stage presence, he may well just make that mark. He’s at the front of a five piece that includes Fez and Philip on guitar, Stephanie on bass and Andy on drums – it’s dense, swirling and clever indie rock pop that captures the imagination straight away. Casimir Effect joined us for our first Butter Bridge event in July this year and blew everyone away (not least with their outstanding cover of House of the Rising Sun) – this November they will be playing as a full band with us, and have promised something ‘special’ to make this trip to Butter Bridge stand out…

Direct your internet preservation consoles to http://www.facebook.com/C.Effect for more information.

Swim Into Scarlet

These young upstarts (that’s Aidan, Matt, David and Zachary) from the Earth-hamlet of Nantwich have been playing together pretty much since they were twinkles in milkmen’s eyes. They draw their influences from cultures and atmospheres around the world then reduce them down to form the essence of their smart brand of electro indie. Swim Into Scarlet recently released an EP on Butter Bridge Records entitled Trophy, which has garnered praise across Cheshire and Staffordshire, including the kind words ‘I can see a big, big future for this lot’ from no less than the BBC’s Rob Adcock, who played the EP in its entirety on his show. Despite playing regularly with label friends Proud Proud People, this is Swim Into Scarlet’s first Butter Bridge gig.

Tune in to http://www.facebook.com/swimintoscarlet


One of the most unique and spectacular of Manchester’s live acts, DJembeKan will form a special and integral part of this month’s Butter Bridge. You may well have caught them before if you’re a regular at the Antwerp Mansion, where they often reside. They have their roots in traditional African drumming, but fuse this with western electronic influences including D&B and breakbeat. The result is designed to get people up on their feet and moving – djembe master Sidiki Dembele and his team of artists from five countries (Bamba, Javier, Pablo, Judson, Daryl and Baba Gale) have never yet failed. It’s with great pleasure that we welcome DJembeKan onboard, and we’re sure it will be your pleasure too.

After videos and further information? http://www.facebook.com/djembekan4 for all your needs.


Barry Fox

We’re offering all sorts on this trip across hyperspace to Butter Bridge, and Barry Fox certainly is all sorts. Plucked from the banks of the Tyne, Barry is a comedian and artist much to say and little to prove. Fresh from venturing into the Edinburgh Fringe with his show Poems, Pamphlets, Props and Pissing About, Barry will be very much in keeping with the Butter Bridge traditions of absurdism and cardboard.

Katy O’Brien

One half of the acclaimed London comedy duo Bareback Banshees, who have been described as ‘random comedy and wildly eccentric – wrong in the mind, in a good way’ by Paul Foot. An accomplished character stand-up in her own right, Katy O’Brien will be entertaining those who join us where angels fear to tread.


The lady from the tent is back – interactive experiences with Lizzie West.

Animation from the ether courtesy of Theo Hodkin.

Butter Bridge’s favourite live artists Dan Twiss and Kate Evans.

Delicious spacey edible treats from Fudgemental.

And introducing our very own Butter Bridge dance corps…

With much more besides that we aren’t even going to tell you about.