Local Interest

Tuesday 27 September, 7:30pm
Local Interest
A specially curated cultural quiz, with a Yorkshire theme. Live music from York singer-songwriter Jess Gardham, with a distinctive mix of pop, soul and acoustic sounds.

When my grandad told me that I should never work down the pit, he never really told me what else I might do. Well, what he actually said was, ‘If I ever see thee near that pit I’ll give thee a bloody good hiding!’ When I asked him what he thought I ought to do he said, ‘Read books, lad!’ I used the maroon leather-bound dictionary that my Auntie Alice won for occasional reference; my word hoard improved dramatically. I got a bollocking at the age of sixteen for knowing too many ‘posh’ words. Then there was my maps. And where did they get me?– Ian Clayton, Bringing It All Back Home

Jess Gardham is a multi award winning singer/songwriter, musician and actress hailing from York. She has toured the UK, US, Europe and Canada with her brand of acoustic pop soul and has supported a whole host of international acts (KT Tunstall, The Shires, Paul Carrack, David McAlmont to name a few). Her EP Rise Not Fall was released in 2016.

Surprise guest: Richard Hawley.

Tickets £5. Available from behind the bar. Ticket includes a £5 book voucher to be exchanged at Route‘s book stall on the night of the event.