Art, music

Effectively Familiar - An exhibition of photography

Anne Wyman & Daisy Petley

Opening Night: Wednesday March 28th from 5pm
Open Tuesday - Saturday from 12noon until April 20th

Regardless of where in the world you are there is always beauty to be found in the details of ones surroundings. There is an uncanny familiarity in architectural structures, regardless of cultural influence. Join us at Old Red Bus Station for our latest exhibition exploring familiarity through photography from two exciting emerging Leeds-based artists.

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The Sunday Roast Shake-Up – Springtime Dates Announcement

Sometimes, change can be a good thing. Even when it comes to the old tried and tested methods such as the Sunday roast. Imagine this, once upon a time people just used to eat potatoes and carrots all naked. We know right, how did they survive such boredom? That was until some crazy maverick came along and discovered the blissful joy of drenching steaming veg in the dark rich gooey goodness of gravy. Wait, there’s more. What about when we thought we’d got this whole Sunday savoury thing down and some culinary pioneer whipped up the first ever batch of crispy Yorkshire puds? The game was quite literally changed forever. “#YORKSHIRE”

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Witch residency: 5 minutes with Lurka

Lurka emerged from the wake of Dubstep in the 2010s and has been steadily putting out impressive releases since. He has worked with esteemed Bristol imprints Timedance and Black Acre, as well as his own Fringe White label.

His sound is, like his contemporaries, a hard to pin down mix of Techno, Dubstep and everything in between. Ahead of his appearance at Witch, we sat down with Lurka to chat about his musical background, influences and what we can expect from him in the future.

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Viva Las Vegans - The world's first vegan comedy night heads up north to Cantina

On March 29th, our very own Cantina will be welcoming the world’s first ever vegan comedy club up north. That’s right, it’s not just the food we’re into – apparently, it’s the humour too.

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International Women's Day Exhibition: Sister // Cister

Opening Night:
Wednesday March 7th from 5pm

Exhibition open in the bar until March 21st
Tuesday - Thursday from 3pm
Friday - Saturday from 1pm

The body is inseparable from human experience. It is the bonds of our understanding. It is the opponent and the armour. 

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Attention Volunteers - Feed the Streets Charity Cook-Up returns Tuesday April 3rd

Attention all volunteers! Cantina will be working with Simon on the Streets again for second Feed the Streets Charity Cook-Up event. Again, this will be an opportunity for volunteers to get involved in a project that aims to give back to the wider community of Leeds.

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Introducing, Dub-a Grub Dub - Positive Plant Based Riddims

Good grub always tastes even better with great music. That’s just a fact of life. 

So, embracing this universal knowledge, one of our own Chefs and dedicated member of Leeds sound-system culture, Jim Two-Eyes, stirred up his own concept - DubaGrubDub.


Mixing up the innovative and soulful plant-based cooking of Cantina, with the uplifting Dub and Dancehall riddims of Two-Eyes Sound.

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