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Charity Shop DJ at Festival of Thrift 2014

Charity Shop DJ Returns to the Festival of Thrift 2014

This year we're back on the Main Stage. And we'll be swapping mad!

Visit our Swap Shop and swap your stuff. Whether it's the contents of a cupboard, artefacts from your attic, or bric-a-brac from under the bed, it's all worth something at the Swap Shop. Exchange memories of a favourite song or swap stories with a stranger - at the Swap Shop there'll always be a good rate of exchange and plenty of surprises.

This year, we'll again be squeezing the last drop of value from our musical pasts with our Choose Your Cheese emporium of lost vinyl. Flick through our Crates of Shame and discover discarded records recovered from charity shops, skips, and municipal tips; release the memories locked in vinyl and dance on our Podium of Non-Judgementalism.

Yukky-er and Unluckier than ever before, the Unlucky Dip will also be making an unwelcome appearance on the Main Stage. Roll up your sleeves, screw up your eyes, and plunge into the murky depths of our Unluckiest Dip yet. It's Everything you Never Wanted - and Worse.

All presented with the help of our newest recruits - students from Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College in Darlington..

Come and find us on the Main Stage for Sounds, Swaps & Upcycled Whatnots. Lingfield Point, Darlington. 27-28 September 2014


Charity Shop DJ at Vintage By The Sea, Morecambe

Beside the Seaside

We're Made up to be in Morecambe!

Vintage By the Sea, led by Wayne, Gerardine and Jack Hemingway, is to return to Morecambe for a second year this September. Following a successful one-day event in 2013,  the festival is back this year for a weekend extravaganza.

For one glamorous weekend the music, fashion, film, art, design and dance from the 1920s to the 1990s that has made Britain the world's creative and cultural hot bed is celebrated.

The fantastic setting of Morecambe's seafront will provide the backdrop and be transformed into a multi-venue playground where, visitors can ‘learn the dances', take in specially curated live performances, exclusive DJ sets, see evocative fashion, brilliantly conceived food and cocktails, ogle over beautiful vintage vehicles or take advantage of the decade specific hair and beauty makeovers and all the wonderful vintage shopping on offer.

Charity Shop DJ's philosophy is that culture is in a large part the creation of the audience, and is made up of a myriad of secrets that are hidden in attics and behind curtains. At Vintage-by-the-Sea we'll be revealing, sharing and celebrating these secrets. The idea is simple, turn up, flick through our records and decide what we play!

The Midland Hotel, Morecambe

Rotunda Bar (Outside), Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th September, 12.00pm until 6.00pm



Charity Shop DJ goes Right up our Street in Donaster

Right up Our Street in Rossington!

Donny Shares its Love of Music

In August we'll be partying with the folks from Right Up Our Street in Doncaster.

Over two days in August we'll be running DJ skills workshops for young people in the Rossington area aged between 11-18.

The sessions will equip the young DJs with the skills to perform at their own party, as well as giving  them confidence to teach others to use the decks and select music.

At the party on Saturday 30 Aug we'll be supporting the young people to DJ and enable members of their community to come together and share their love of music.

Rossington, Doncaster

Workshops: 19 and 20 August
Party: 30 August


Charity Shop DJ at Lollibop 2014

Charity Shop DJ Debut at LolliBop 2014

We're havin' a party - and you're all invited!

We're honoured to be making our debut at this year's LolliBop Festival, as part of the Southbank Centre's 'Join in with the Southbank' programme. Now going into its fifth year, LolliBop is the UK's largest festival for under 10s and their families.

We'll be presenting our Very Important Party Tent packed full of party things for kids and grown-ups to do, make, and jump about to.

There'll be music, dancing and all day party fun for Disco Kids, Dancing Dads and Funky Mums. Pick a record and learn to DJ, make everything you need to party in style, and dance to the tunes mums and dads might have forgotten.

Learn some steps, get on the dancefloor, and join us for non- stop making and shaking party joy.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT : Calling all Dancing Dads (and Mums and Kids!)

Do you like to dance? Do you like parties? Do you fancy being part of a brand new show being premiered at Lollibop 2014?

Then join our flashmob of 'Dancing Dads' in the Charity Shop DJ Tent - and get the party started!

Come to our sessions, learn the steps and be part of the show.

All welcome (Dads, Mums and Kids). No experience necessary!


Learn the Steps: 2.30 Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Start the Party: 5pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Hatfield House, 15, 16, 17 August 2014

Charity Shop DJ at Lollibop 2014
Charity Shop DJ at Vintage 2014

Vintage Spins the Commonwealth - with Charity Shop DJ

Merchant City, Glasgow 26-27 July 2014

We're heading to Glasgow to celebrate the Commonwealth Games this summer! We're thrilled to be back at The Vintage Festival where we'll be curating ‘Vintage Spins the Commonwealth' - taking you for a spin around the Commonwealth from ska to dub, to calypso, and on to Bollywood psychedelia, Ghanaian funk, Nigerian afrobeat, Cameroonian makossa and much much more!

We'll be hosting some of Glasgow's finest: featuring sets from the legendary Hardeep Singh Kohli - Tam Coyle - The Pretty Ugly Club - GTown Desi - Gerry Hassan (‘Caledonian Dreaming') - Jean Cameron - and featuring special guests Wayne Hemingway and Bryan Webb, with yet more to be announced.

Calling all music lovers! We'll be in Merchant Square this summer to play the sounds that mean the world to Glasgow. Do you have a favourite song? Don't keep it to yourself - Bring it along and have it played out on stage.

The Commonwealth is Big. Expect the Unexpected......

Vintage will take place across Glasgow's Merchant City on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 July 2014, the first weekend of the Games.


Charity Shop DJ at Isle of Wight Festival

Charity Shop DJ at the Isle of Wight Festival 2014

'You Know You Shouldn't' 2 - 3.30pm

Cabaret Tent, Saturday June 14th

We're kicking off the day's party proceedings with 'You Know You Shouldn't'.

Relive those wedding reception parties in the church hall and flick through the crates of shame - the records that form the soundtrack to some of the funniest and worst dance crazes in history. Can you Walk Like An Egyptian, can you do The Birdie Dance ? Remember that dance to Tiger Feet by Mud , or that dance they did to Down Down by Status Quo? Fancy getting down on yer backside and rowing to The Gap Band? Choose your cheese from the record boxes and Sharon Sullivan and her expert team of dance instructors will lead the way .

Its all part of Land of a Thousand Dances presented by Wayne and Jack Hemingway. Inspired by Wilson Picket's classic R&B hit ‘Land of a Thousand Dances', the Isle of Wight Festival Cabaret Tent will be transformed into an uplifting dance party where visitors can learn iconic dances from the late 50s onwards. We'll be hosting the afternoon's party proceedings and awarding origninal vinyl records to the best and worst dancers. So there's no excuse not to shake yer groove thang.


Charity Shop DJ at Alchemy 2014

Charity Shop DJ Returns to Alchemy 2014

Southbank Centre 15 - 26 May 2014


We're back at Alchemy 2014! The dates are a little bit later this year - 15 - 26 May - and it's the festival's 5th birthday!  We'll be installing an interactive hub which will run throughout the festival in the Royal Festival Hall foyer, an open chillout space where you can explore original vintage Indian records and artwork and memorabilia from Indian cinema. Once again, we'll be training the Young Alchemists to use the DJ decks and to host the space.

The space is about where people come from. Where they are now, what they take with them as they journey there - and what they leave behind. In particular, it's about the music that accompanies the traveller. And the music that takes them home again.

It's not Desert Island Discs. It's not about staying still. It's about the mobilisation of people and the endurance of music, memory and identity as fixed points in a world of movement and migration.

Pull up a sofa and share the stories behind the music or groove along to tunes on the dancefloor. You can bring along your own treasured vinyl and add it to the playlist with the help of the Young Alchemists.


Contagious DJs at Alchemy 2014

Finale Party at Alchemy 2014 with Contagious DJs

26 May 2014

Charity Shop DJ joins forces with the mighty Contagious DJs for a party to remember.

At the close of Alchemy 2014, all the music we have played in our hub throughout the festival will create a playlist for the Finale Party which will be kicking off in the Clore Ballroom on 26 May from 4pm - 6pm.

London's own Contagious DJs will be back to spin these tunes and a whole lot more.. Expect Bollywood, Hip Hop, live mixing, and non-stop dancing...



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