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Welcome to the new World Headquarters Club Website

Hello Gorgeous..! Thanks for visiting our cute little site. With the students now gone & Summer landing, the pace drops a touch as the Summer vibes kick in & all the Old Skool faces return. As always, our weekend WHQ Uplifting Groove shows run all Summer long & be sure to check the calendar for all the other fab bits & bobs we have coming your way… It’s our favourite time of the year & our sunny groove is on x.

This week in the Club

Friday from 11 pm, Tommy is upstairs, kicking off The WHQ Uplifting Groove… Fab tunes stitched together seamlessly on the soulful & positive tip. Downstairs Rapture Audio celebrate their launch party with top Drum & Bass debauchery from Devilman & DJ Boogieman!

Then Saturday The WHQ Uplifting Groove continues upstairs all night long, while Rework are back again, smashing the downstairs with Signum for a night of Trance, Techno & House..!!

Thanks to everyone who has supports our quest to make Newcastle a more interesting, fun  & friendly place this Summer. We are now working on an Autumn Season that will be totally…

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The Channel 4 Documentary is landing real soon…

Great news that Channel 4 have finally signed off their little documentary about our cute Club. It’s taken ages (as these things do) & broadcasts on the Channel 4 national TV network soon.


It covers our history over 4 decades in Newcastle & gives great insight into what we get up to & all the background to why we present ourselves in the way we do. It’s got Public Enemy featured in the soundtrack too, so as you can imagine, we are over the moon..! Massive thanks to Director Toby W Robson & his team for all their hard work. Can’t wait for you all to see it… x

Unity Festival  – thank you for everything!

We just like to thank all our WHQ chums who supported, donated, volunteered & danced in the sun at the 2015 Newcastle Unity Festival on May Bank Holiday weekend. As a Club, it’s no exaggeration to say that event would never have happened without all of us leading the way in the fundraising, production, the booking & delivery of the Festival. We tend to avoid the limelight as that’s not what we are about, so we’ve swerved all the facebook praise & the amazing response the event got, preferring to keep our comments & thanks just to our own crew & website. We wanted you to all feel really proud though, that with you behind us, WHQ were the first financial donors to this event & together with you, the Club as a culture, eventually donated way more than twice as much as any of the other main sponsors who supported the Festival.


We set our Club up to make a difference & with your help & kindness, as a team, working with all our friends we did exactly that. Thank you for standing with us for Unity & against racism yet again. You are loved & if you are real, real lucky, we might just do it all again next year… x

Halloween Competition Launches soon… (honest)

Thanks so much to everyone who made 2014’s Halloween 2 day Spookathon so totally fabulous..! As you have probably guessed, we are a bit behind with writing it all, due to the high volume of shows we have had on last Season & the fact that the Unity festival took up our Springtime. Think it’s starting to sound like our famous 2012 Halloween debacle…? No of course not chums..! – it won’t be long now & here’s a little taster movie of the fun in store… x.

We’ll get it all done asap & get the whole caboodle posted up here as soon as we can. We’re aiming for mid February now, as the only time we get to write it is when everyone else is fast asleep… We have now employed a handsome new office Chimpanzee / tea making Baboon, called Conor, to assist us with all the typing, so it’ll not be long now & will be well worth the extra wee wait. Thanks again to everyone who dressed up & took part in this record breaking epic.


All about our website…

Everything you could possibly want to know about World HQ is on this site, as well as extra info on the best bits of Newcastle & a myriad of other stuff we think is astonishing, cool & worthwhile

You can also find out all the background to Curtis Mayfield House Independent Multiracial Arts Venue, which is home to World HQ Music Club & a whole load of other really cool things.


There is news on the forthcoming development of our new floor, stuff about monkeys & our multiracial groove. We also feature a ton of reviews of other cool places & stuff about Newcastle life that you may find useful, if you’re dropping in from out of town, or visiting this weekend with your fly chums. To find out all about who we are, just click on the little grey arrow below…

Whats on

Club stuff

  • tiger orang Join WHQ

    Friendly people are welcome to join our cute, musically & racially harmonic little Club.

  • Lost (1) Lost Property

    Dignity, or virginity..? No. Mobile phones, coats, hats, handbags, false legs..? Yes.

  • 71029170 WHQ Merchandise

    T-Shirts, fly hoodies, coffee mugs, slipmats, all with our multiracial groove on them.

  • litle plum Ticketgate

    A trés topical, modern day fable of media nonsense & several smacked botties...

  • victor Complaint Corner

    Some of the often ludicrous nonsense that gets sent to us & what we say back.

Stuff we like

  • 2fa67f482133f1c934235b73c2a03954_L Lindisfarne Festival 2015

    Friday 4th September Festival fever hits Northumberland...

  • ron-5 Baby Ronnie WHQ’s Pup

    She's a little angel & is our WHQ mascot. Share in all her crazy adventures here.

  • wookie Battle by Wookie

    Soundtracked World HQ's struggle to survive, when our original venue got flattened.

  • hamster-wheel Rescue your own Coconut

    If you can't see the lines you used to think you could read between look in the Clearing

  • muhammad_ali1 King of South Shields

    The Cult Ali documentary, made by Bridge & Tunnel Films, part financed by us.

  • crook-logo Crooklyn

    Spike Lee's greatest movie & a total game changer for modern Black cinema...

  • Tiny insects, with minute brains, working together in total co-operation, in the complete darkness... David The Master

    We all love David. He is the biggest star in WHQ & here we explain the reasons why.

  • brian-eno Brian Eno

    The inspirational artist & record producer & his major influence on The WHQ Club.

  • IAmIraq The Refugee Service

    West End Refugee Service care for folks in real need, that could have been you.

  • 75084 The Promised Land

    A Chicago House classic. Soundtracked our 80/90's. This song came true for us.

  • the-cluny-newcastl_1451649c Bars We Really Rate

    If you want to go drinking & wish to avoid orange people in really daft vests, go here.

  • cool-places-to-eat Cool Places To Eat

    If you get lucky & want to stuff your face, here's where to get ultimate nourishment.

  • m w 2 The Ape Rescue Centre

    Monkey World in Dorset is one of our fave places which we visit as much as we can.

  • artworks-000039446938-0gdrtq-t300x300 Ce Ce Rogers Someday

    One of the many songs that aligned us with the struggle in South Africa in the 1980's

  • srtrc 2 The Red Card.org

    Show Racism the Red Card are a very cool, charity from round here that WHQ loves.

  • Img_0596 The Mara River Mural

    The most ambitious mural in the Club, that took forever & a day to complete. It rocks.

  • 001 World HQ Speaks…

    Ronnie on Channel 4, Vogue, Curtis Mural & the System of Dreams

  • Wipe Your Paws Coir Fiber Door Mat Welcoming New Students

    Thought we'd say hi & break it down for you, if you have just rocked up in Newcastle.

  • hallowweb Halloween 2009

    Ultra High Quality Zombie Maiden went up against Sadaam & those Grapes.

  • Dsc_0900 Halloween 2010

    The year 5* Transformer rocked & Lady Gaga wore her bacon dress to the do.

  • Dsc_0284 Halloween 2011

    5* Zip girl, Die Pod, Zombie Sheep & for the entire Witch category... a right spanking!

  • skeleton-computer1-200x200 Halloween 2012

    This year became a debacle & we announced the winners 13 months late...

  • 2 Halloween 2013

    The winners of this year's mad competition have been announced...

  • z 3d-puppet-pushing-earth-9787586 Jobs with WHQ in 2015

    Work hard, make money, work hard, make friends, work hard & eat bananas..?

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