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…
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…
The Groove of our site
We update our site regularly with details of all our antics & cool things to look at & read. It’s also the first place we announce all our upcoming, independently promoted Clubnights, fashion shows, A-list events, art exhibitions & any other mad stuff we think is interesting, fun & worth a peek. Be sure to check out Stuff We Like & get an good idea of the things we are into, so you can get to know us better.
We are pleased to see your (monkey) face & we are very glad you dropped by. We hope you like our far out website.
We really hope you’ll find time to scroll the rest of the pages too & that you enjoy your visit. If you have a bit of time on your hands & you are interested in what the Club means to Newcastle, get your mind blown by checking out the complete World HQ story, in our History & Culture tag.
There is a lot of info on this site, all of it super easy to find and read. Do feel free to have a good mooch about & see how we’ve got on, in our never ending, obsessive quest to make a difference, by turning people on & adding lasting value & diversity to nightlife in Newcastle.
Who we are…
Basically the deal with us is, we’ve run Clubs up here longer than anyone else & have stayed completely independent, evolving outside of & parallel to, what most people perceive to be the Newcastle ’scene’. World Headquarters is nothing like any other place in this City.
We use the established media as little as possible, existing on word of mouth, recommendation & just being generally friendly, positive & consistent in our things. We operate firmly outside of the corporate mainstream, in terms of both our music, all the diverse & different events we promote at World Headquarters Club & the cutting edge arts projects our building facilitates.
To find out more about WHQ Club or Hiring the Venue click the tags at the top of the page & they will tell you all that & all about our fantastic weekends, top notch coming events & our unique, spiritually uplifting groove.
Hitting the History & Culture tag, will give you all the background to exactly how & why, we’ve worked so hard to build & evolve a girl friendly, all inclusive, credible & cosmopolitan alternative to Newcastle’s stereotyped nightlife, out of 80’s boredom, a strong desire for racial harmony, hard work & a big box of fab records.
Please feel free & Contact Us with anything you’d like to know or say, we’d love to hear from you. All pictures shown on the site are captioned & some of them will enlarge as you click them.
Have a nice visit, take time to go deep & thanks again, for thinking of us & popping in to see all our mad things. Almost forgot..! So you can recognise us, here’s our most recent staff photo…
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