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Great Scots!

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Tonight at The New Adelphi Club – Stuart Braithwaite (Mogwai) acoustic set + RM Hubbert + Mogwai DJs + Tom Skelly acoustic solo.
Limited tickets available on the door. £12

His Grandad was from Hull! A rare opportunity to see Mogwai’s lead guitarist and vocalist at close quarters performing an acoustic solo set.
Stuart is joined by the wonderful RM Hubbert (Hubby) and local lad Tom Skelly. Mogwai DJs will add glue to this Adelphi 30th Anniversary celebration.

HTRC Legends: Vic Sutton

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Charly Gaul and Federico Bahamontes are regarded as the greatest climbers in the history of professional cycling, but they faced competition from an entirely unexpected source at the 1959 Tour de France – a skinny 23-year-old from South Yorkshire called Victor Sutton *. Love to all the family – Vic I have been contacted by […]

Mass March and Rally to Stop TTIP!

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TTIP is NOT a new brand of Tea Bag! It is a dangerous Trade Agreement between the USA and the European Union which will force “competition” in services. If Cameron and Clegg don’t exempt the NHS then any US company can SUE for access to contracts. The NHS will be killed off as private profiteers carve it up.

TTIP is a profound threat to public services, which will not only
lead to further liberalisation but will make it harder for government to regulate
private companies providing public services. It could effectively prevent a future
government bringing those services back in-house.

UNISON says TTIP is designed to: Open markets in the services sector, including public services, to delivery from private companies.
Introduce investment protection provisions that include Investor-State Dispute
Settlement (ISDS) mechanisms which allow multinational corporate investors to
challenge government actions which they perceive as threatening to their investment.
Open up access to public procurement markets and eliminate preferential treatment to
local suppliers.(The NHS in our case)

The large-scale privatisation of the NHS ushered in by the Health and Social Care Act
is encouraging large US health companies to maximise their opportunities for profit.
The danger is that any subsequent government seeking to bring elements of the health
service back into public control would lay themselves open to expropriation litigation
under the Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) mechanisms that TTIP will set up.
Given the size of American health companies and their frequent use of litigation, these investors are likely to wield considerable power and lobby for the continued privatisation
of the health service.

Absolutely Gorgeous

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This is the Kit “Absolutely gorgeous, like an aural bath with the warm water lapping over you” Cerys Matthews, BBC 6music

30 years ago today Paul Jackson turned the key of The New Adelphi Club. Paul’s aims and ambitions were quite simple then: to be involved in promoting diverse and original music; to make a bit of a living; and to survive.

The last three decades have been a rollercoaster ride but today we celebrate. Tonight we welcome the utterly fantastic This is the Kit and The Sarah Johns Music Party. Miss it – Miss out. This is ace. Still some tickets available on the door tonight for what promises to be a big party. Bring cake and a big smile.

“I hope you won’t mess with this Adelphi. It’s a perfect grass roots environment for music. We need small clubs for the eccentrics and originals that fly under the media radar. A place where you might actually hear something transcendent and moving. Or an accent you can’t understand.” Steve Malkmus – Pavement

“Hull City Council should make the Adelphi a Grade One Listed Building and erect a sizeable statue of Paul on Newland Avenue, preferably with Yosser by his side and beret tilted slightly to the right.” Paul Heaton

Hull City and East Riding

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Today, there was the the result of the ballot, in the East Riding of Yorkshire, about Hull City and East Riding joining together for the benefit for all. Now anyone who lives in the area will be well versed in the animosity between Hull City and East Riding. There is some historical reason involving water […]

The Great Big Business as Unusual Bike Blog Roundup

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Posted by Sally Hinchcliffe on Monday 29th of September 2014 This was a slightly confusing week in which a car insurance firm got all excited about carless cities and Business Insider was posting its tips for cycling in New York (yes, they’re a bit lame, but the fact that they’re even in there is a […]

The film box has landed. #Adelphi30

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The film box has landed. #Adelphi30 week; 29 Sept – 5 Oct 2014. We’ve teamed up with local film-makers Josh Moore, Mark Richardson and photographer Anna Bean. With help from Beany, Julie and Sue we’ve transformed a shipping container in the car park, we invite #Adelphi30 artists into the box to film one song as […]

Giant Elephant Protests TTIP at UKIP Conference

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What: Giant white elephant joins UKIP annual conference

Where: UKIP annual conference. Doncaster Racecourse, Leger Way, Doncaster, DN2 6BB

When: 9.00am – 10.00am Friday 26 September 2014


Health campaigners and community activists from across Yorkshire, Humberside and the North East want to know why UKIP are not opposing TTIP. They will be joined by a giant elephant symbolising the elephant in the room that UKIP don’t talk about and UKIP MEPs do nothing about.

TTIP is a trade deal being negotiated in secret by unelected Eurocrats in Brussels and American Government officials. TTIP is a massive danger to British sovereignty over the NHS. It could make the sell-off of our NHS irreversible. The Government has confirmed that the NHS is covered by TTIP. This means US companies taking over our health service will get:

· The right to sue the British Government outside British law and British courts;

· The right to choose one of the panel of three international judges sitting in secret;

· The potential to be awarded unlimited billions of British tax-payers money, with no right of appeal.

The People’s NHS Hull and Save Our Local NHS Hull and East Yorkshire will be taking part in this protest. Please share widely!

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