Events

29 July

F.O.X Amethysts Bessie Turner Blood Talk Cancerous Normalities

18:00 - 23:00

Green Room

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Washing Machine proudly presents
F.O.X
AMETHYSTS
BESSIE TURNER
BLOOD TALK
CANCEROUS NORMALITIES

“It feels like you’ve been invited to the great disco on the Sun, and you shall dance on the stars until the grand supernova ends us all.” – 1Q Music

“Sweeping, massive electro-pop” – Supajam

F.O.X are an electro-synth-pop trio based in Essex. Formed in 2013, they released their debut album ‘Chimera’ and spent time touring across the USA with The Deer Tracks, including five celebrated appearances at SXSW.

Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode is a champion of the band and has personally invited them to support DM on their ‘Delta Machine’ and ‘Spirit’ stadium tours, which saw the band playing to over 400,000 people across Europe.

In 2016 they released the single ‘Half Way To Nowhere’ from new two-part album ‘Hypoxia’, gaining support from MTV and VIVA.

F.O.X’s relentless touring schedule has seen them touring the UK with such artists as Dua Lipa, Tom Odell, Professor Green and Devlin.

“Tasty!” – Jim Gellatly XFM

“Their debut album Chimera is a fantasy come true, a great pop band with great pop tracks. 9/10” – Liverpool Sound And Vision

“The world needs a band like this” – Caesar Live N Loud

Support comes from Sudbury’s 6music-approved ambient-electro-indie two-piece AMETHYSTS, Radio One’s new favourite megastar-in-waiting (and star of this year’s Latitude Festival) BESSIE TURNER, Bury-based purveyors of dreamy, ethereal darkness BLOOD TALK and brand new alt-rock duo CANCEROUS NORMALITIES.

6-11pm
£5
£4 cheap list if you join this event page
£4 advance: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/403438
14+ welcome (under-14s welcome if accompanied by a parent or carer)
Fully licensed bar – No I.D., No Alcohol

Last train back to Ipswich/Stowmarked/Norwich leaves BSE 11.27pm.

10 September

BELLE (2013 UK 12 104 MIN) (FILM)

06:00 - 10:00

Main Hall

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Doors and bar open 5.00p.m. Film starts at 5.30p.m. Our Society uses the ‘sign off’ ‘For films you have loved…and films you will love’. We trust that this film is in the former category, allowing us all to see again this classic film from 1965. This British-Italian epic romantic drama is set in Russia in the early years of the 1900s and leading up to and including the Russian Civil War of 1917-22. This ‘Debut’ slot falls to David Lean who did, of course, base his film on the book by Boris Pasternak, banned for decades in the Soviet Union. Omar Sharif plays the part of Yuri Zhivago to the full, ably supported by Julie Christie (Lara Antipova). With many famous actors in the supporting cast we are allowed to turn our thoughts once more to the historic events in pre-revolutionary and revolutionary Russia. A truly visual feast to be fully engaged with using our Big Screen! Initially received coolly by the critics, the film won later plaudits, winning five Oscars at the 38 th Academy Awards, only to lose four more to the Sound of Music! So come with us to Russia once more, with love…

01 October

GINGER & ROSA (2012 UK 12 90 MIN.)

06:00 - 10:00

Main Hall

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Written and directed by Sally Potter, this drama film centres on the lifelong friendship between two women who meet while their mothers are giving birth to their siblings. This emotionally charged story investigates troubled relationships in an atmosphere of personal chaos and loss. Starring Elle Fanning as Ginger and Alice Englert as Rosa, we are taken on an emotional rollercoaster ride as they seek stability and happiness in 1960s London. The film will be preceded by a short film. Doors and bar open at 6.15pm. Film starts at 7pm.

22 October

PRIEST (1994 UK 15 98 MIN.)

06:00 - 10:00

Main Hall

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Nominated for Best British Film at the BAFTAs (losing to Shallow Grave), this was the debut of director Antonia Bird. This challenging film takes us through the personal agonies of a Catholic priest who when faced with deciding how to help people finds the only way to do so may be to reveal information given in the confessional, the secrecy of which is a binding tenet of the Catholic faith. Set in inner city Liverpool, the young priest is astounded when the true nature of his colleague’s relationship with their housekeeper is revealed. So what does he do? What would you do? The film caused great offence to many when it was released over an Easter weekend. We are also screening a short film before the main feature. Doors and bar open at 6.15pm. Film starts at 7pm.

12 November

THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT (1994 AUSTRALIA 15 103 MIN.)

06:00 - 10:00

Main Hall

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Nominated for Best British Film at the BAFTAs (losing to Shallow Grave), this was the debut of director Antonia Bird. This challenging film takes us through the personal agonies of a Catholic priest who when faced with deciding how to help people finds the only way to do so may be to reveal information given in the confessional, the secrecy of which is a binding tenet of the Catholic faith. Set in inner city Liverpool, the young priest is astounded when the true nature of his colleague’s relationship with their housekeeper is revealed. So what does he do? What would you do? The film caused great offence to many when it was released over an Easter weekend. We are also screening a short film before the main feature. Doors and bar open at 6.15pm. Film starts at 7pm.

12 November

THE CRYING GAME (1992 UK 18 112 MIN.)

06:00 - 10:00

Main Hall

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Written and directed by Neil Jordan, this important film allows us an insight into the minds of people involved in the dark days of the ‘Troubles’ in Northern Ireland. With complex themes of sexuality, race, gender and perhaps, above all, nationality, we are invited to consider the behaviour of a people at war with each other as well as themselves. Members of the IRA capture an English soldier (note how he has to be described as ‘English’) and use him as a bargaining chip. Into this dark and charged atmosphere transgender issues arrive, making the plot even more complex. Stars Stephen Rea as Fergus and Forest Whitaker as Jody. Doors and bar open at 6.15pm. Film starts at 7pm.

01 January

ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER (1999 SPAIN 15 101 MIN.)

06:00 - 10:00

Main Hall

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Written and directed by Neil Jordan, this important film allows us an insight into the minds of people involved in the dark days of the ‘Troubles’ in Northern Ireland. With complex themes of sexuality, race, gender and perhaps, above all, nationality, we are invited to consider the behaviour of a people at war with each other as well as themselves. Members of the IRA capture an English soldier (note how he has to be described as ‘English’) and use him as a bargaining chip. Into this dark and charged atmosphere transgender issues arrive, making the plot even more complex. Stars Stephen Rea as Fergus and Forest Whitaker as Jody. Doors and bar open at 6.15pm. Film starts at 7pm.