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PLEASE NOTE: SHANGRI LA FRIDAY 24 JUNE IS NOW CANCELLED, BUT WE’LL BE BACK ON 23 SEPTEMBER 2022.

Shangri La!, Prestwich’s premier alternative cabaret show, has been bringing joy, love, talent and culture to the good people of North Manchester since 2007.

It’s not for profit, as we think it’s important that we pay all our talented acts, and serves up a monthly smorgasboard of music, short theatre, spoken word, poetry, film, dance, standup, Europe’s most rubbish raffle AND a dirty disco at the end.

Only a tenner in for 4 acts and the best night out ever.  VALUE.

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24 JUNE 2022 NOW CANCELLED – SORRY!

Sabrina Piggott

SabrinaPiggott New folk adventurer and champion Irish bodhran player, Sabrina is a bold and exciting emergent name in the world of contemporary folk. Her rich traditional music background derives from her ancestral home, the countryside of Cork, in Ireland. And her distinctive rippling, almost Philip Glass evoking, acoustic guitar style sets the tone for a heart-melting voice, with its Celtic timbre, that pulls the emotion out of the lyric. Find out more Watch video

Chris Tavener

ChrisTavener Jangly-guitar rock and a biting sense of humour meet in the satirical stylings of Chris Tavener. A deft lyricist with an acerbic wit, Tavener writes his storytelling songs from the perspective of flawed characters that he draws from 21st century life. His cynical social commentary, dressed in punchy, guitar-driven rock and acoustic ballads has won him acclaim from BBC 6 Music and multiple BBC Introducing stations. Find out more

The Horse Puppets

TheHorsePuppets Manchester indie/folk band the Horse Puppets are fronted by Paul and Helen Bytheway from former Sha La! favourites ‘The Retrosettes’. After hosting ‘lockdown’ style remote recordings with the rest of the band, the music has developed into more rootsy folk - the Lumineers meets Fleetwood Mac with an acoustic mix of violin, double bass, piano, guitar and large vocal harmonies. Their recent single was included in a Tom Robinson (6music) playlist. Watch recent Sky TV live performance with Mark Radcliffe

Lisa Moore

LisaMoore Lisa Moore is a multidisciplinary artist - actor, writer, spoken word poet. Sometimes she’s a stand up, others a lecturer / researcher. She’ll be telling you some fierce poems with bits of stories in between. You might laugh, you might cry… @spokenworderherder @mooretrouble1 Twitter@lisamoore4

Previously

Friday 10 December 2021
January 24, 2022

A national treasure with a universal aim and a voice like a ‘melting pot of sonic bliss’, Kirk delivers urban folk which captures people’s hearts and moves minds and bodies. He joins us from his current tour promoting his new album “You Are Not Your Past” on Manchester WorldFolk label Limefield and is joined by […]

Friday 17 September 2021
November 22, 2021

George Borowski George is nothing less than a music legend. He’s played with some of the biggest and the best over the years in an eclectic career spanning everything from Sad Cafe to Meatloaf. He will be joined by Mora, a talented songstress with a gorgeous songbird voice, who just happens to be his daughter. Find […]

Friday 28 February 2020
March 10, 2020

Stephen Ellis We welcome back the poignant, beautiful yet oh so angry songwriting talent that is Stephen Ellis with a new collection of tracks from his recent EP covering love lost, demons gained and a highly apt-for-our times ‘song about the end of the world’. It’s melody for the masses, folks, and we love him. […]

Friday 24 January 2020
February 4, 2020

Sam Lyon Award-winning Cheshire singer-songwriter Sam Lyon has been gigging since she was 14, and now averages 250-300 shows every year. Having recently supported X Factor winner, Matt Cardle, and Miles Hunt from The Wonder Stuff, her enchanting, songbird-like vocals have received significant radio airplay, including BBC Introducing. Visit Sam’s website Lady Ilaria Tiara wearing […]

New Year’s Eve 2019
January 5, 2020

Vanity Dare She’s back! “Hotter than the devil’s testicles”, since performing for us a couple of years ago, Vanity Dare was a British Crown finalist at the 2018 World Burlesque Games and has blazed her way across Europe and into America. Acclaimed internationally for her fabulously fierce attitude and high end glamour, she brings the […]

Friday 29 November 2019
December 10, 2019

Pamela DeMenthe Prestwich’s number 1 self published erotic fiction author, Pamela DeMenthe, returns to Shangri la to share an extract of her new book: ‘Whose afraid of vagina? Woof!’ Pamela has brought us critically acclaimed scorchers such as ‘Sticky Digits’ and ‘eVULVAlution’ which have toured internationally and now the authoress is making a bid to […]

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The Carlton Club, 279 Bury Old Road, Prestwich M25 1JA.

shangrilaprestwich@hotmail.com

 

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