View the full calendarComing up at The Cellar

Monday 22nd January 2018
7:30pm for 8:30pm start / £4

Oxford's / Underground / Cinema
Stanley Kubrick's third feature is a deliciously taut film noir. Greatest ever tough sonofabitch, Sterling Hayden spits out pulp fiction writer's Jim Thompson's dialogue in this time shifting racetrack-heist drama. A huge influence on Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs and Nolan's The Dark Knight, there's not a millimetre of fat on this rare and bloody cut.
Cinema Under The Stairs is an underground cinema in the heart of Oxford. Monthly get-togethers with cool flicks, flowing alcohol, fun folk, fanzines and the world famous 'EL GORDO' raffle! And all within an amazing atmosphere.
Make sure you arrive early! / /

Tuesday 23rd January 2018
16+ / 7.30pm / £12adv

“Blue Rose Code is as slippery as an eel; a genre dodger; a mess of influences and contradictions. This rare display of soul and emotion will not be boxed, a sign of something special.” Spiral Earth
The much anticipated album, ‘THE WATER OF LEITH’ will be released November 3rd 2017 accompanied by an extensive UK tour.

Tuesday 23rd January 2018
11pm -3am / £3 / £4 adv / £6 otd

Disco / Funk / Soul
Cuntry Living Zine is an Oxford-based feminist collective. Providing a platform for fabulous female DJs to do their thing and showcase their talents, we present CL: Disco Sisters, the proceeds of which will fund this season's Spring Zine '18. This is a night of female-driven disco, funk and soul - the perfect opportunity to boogie away winter blues and unleash your inner diva! TICKET LINK:

Wednesday 24th January 2018
10pm -3am / £5/ £3 before 11pm

Come on down to Cellar for a night of swinging from the ceiling to Blondie climbing up the walls to Bowie and boogying on down to Bonnie M. We'll be waiting with your favourite unflattering photographer, a microphone that makes you go down on your knees for Like a Prayer and music you can REALLY DANCE TO!

Thursday 25th January 2018
11pm - 3am / £tbc
Friday 26th January 2018
10pm-3am / £6 earlybird / £7 adv / £8 door

Reggae / Dancehall / Bass
HEMPOLICS + Count Skylarkin + Emma Jardine
“The Hempolics are the best band in the UK – but nobody knows it yet...” Maxi Jazz (Faithless)
The Hempolics are taking reggae music to new places - dark, smoky places with ethereal vocals courtesy of Dan Collier and Nubiya and serious bass from some of the best musicians in the game. Plus big, big sounds all night long from Count Skylarkin (Trojan Records) and Emma Jardine. / /

Saturday 27th January 2018
8pm till late / 18+ / £6adv

We're delighted to have Low Island back for another round of 'Low Island & friends'! Expect two great supports hand pciked by Low Island themsleves plus guest DJ's and a DJ from the band too.
DJ's and supports to be annoucned soon.
Expect this one to sell out in advance so don't hang around!

Sunday 28th January 2018
7:30pm - 10:30pm / £5adv


 Lach has been hailed as the creator of Antifolk and has been cited as a main inspiration for hundreds of artists including such names as Regina Spektor, Beck, Jeffrey Lewis, The Moldy Peaches and Suzanne Vega. His shows are a mix of critically acclaimed songs, stories and laughs. Here’s what some folks have said about the man.

Tickets - 

“Lach’s great!” - Bob Dylan

Monday 29th January 2018
11pm-3am / £5 / £3 concessions

House / Afrobeat / World Music

Just because it gets dark at 4:30 doesn’t mean you should stay inside! Following the successful launch of the Horizontes film festival last term, this Monday we're moving from the screen to the underground scene and everyone's invited.

Not only bringing you the finest from Latin America, we sample the best music from around the world and on our doorstep; bringing it all together under one roof for one night only. 


Tuesday 30th January 2018
7pm- 10pm / £5 / £7OTD

Indie/ Psych/ Grunge/ Dream Pop

We Broke Free are taking some of Bournemouth’s best new and upcoming bands on tour as part of Independent Venue Week.

* Grab a ticket, grab a can, check out some new talent from a town you probably never even knew had bands in it and support you local venues.

- Tickets via:



Wednesday 31st January 2018
16+ / 7.30pm / £8adv
Wednesday 31st January 2018
16+ / 7.30pm / £8adv
Friday 2nd February 2018
10pm - 3am Band onstage 11pm / £7adv / £8 Before 11pm / £9 After

Dancefloor Latin / Afrobeat / Global Grooves / Balkan Beats / Nu Jazz Bizniz
London Afrobeat and dub institution return featuring their legendary horn section - once a part of the UK run of "FELA! - The Musical" and involvement with Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra. Previous Soothsayers collaborators include Jamaican vocalist icons Cornell Campbell and Johnny Clarke. The core 8 piece band features members from past Bossaphonik highs Lokkhi Terra, Afro Spot Allstars and Sa Mon Di. /

Wednesday 14th February 2018
7:30pm-10pm / £6Adv / 16+