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Cafe Kino is a not-for-profit, and completely unfunded, arts space.

We are committed to supporting DIY arts and grassroots activism, and aim to work with promoters, groups, organisations, and individuals who share the qualities, outlooks and values that are important to us.

The events side of Cafe Kino (as well as other areas of the co-op) rely heavily on the voluntary time and effort given by our staff, who work hard to bring you a programme that we are very proud of.


We are proud to be an all-ages venue. There are no age restrictions on any events at Cafe Kino unless otherwise stated.

The main entrance to the cafe is step-free and on the ground floor. However, most events take place in the basement area. Unfortunately, due to building restrictions, this space is only accessible by


SAT 27 APR 13


8.00pm - 10.30pm
all ages

photograph by henry lane

VASE is the long-time moniker of Stephen Lane - prolific songwriter who has collaborated with Movietone, Headfall and most recently Tammy Denitto of Linus. Inspired as much by cult and classic British TV, americana-folk and electronic music, his songs are laced with dark humour and melancholie twists. A hush and a whim. Matching acoustic to keyboard, his inventiveness and untrained enthusiasm result in a lush and soulful awkwardness... At once, enchanting and mournful.

Now relocated to Norwich, Stephen has been a long standing, and well-respected, member of the Bristol diy music scene since 1997, and as Vase has released five albums and two singles on the Hand Idiom label.

Over the years Vase has played gigs with: Godspeed You Black Emperor, Jeffrey Lewis and Peter Stampfel, Movietone, Crescent, Mat Riviere, Headfall, The Microphones, The Middle Ones, Andre Herman Dune, and Third Eye Foundation, among others.

"This is just the kind of album that I enjoy listening to of a morn. I know not who this Stephen Lane character is, but he plays restrained, dinky hushed acoustic pop & dreamy laments with the aid of a rustic guitar & a Casio keyboard. I find the mood of this album thoroughly enchanting. His voice is a fragile, wistful thing that tenderly coats his rattly, twinkly lullabies beautifully. This is a delicate recording that exudes much warmth & intimacy, I've not been so engaged by this kind of music in a while. It often recalls prime early Static Caravan with its blissed merging of chinking music-box electronica & earthy sing-song folkish musings. In essence 'A Distant Green For a Drier Shade' is spiritually linked to much of the twinkly DIY stuff we used to sell bucket loads of 10 years ago. I can't start pushing any comparisons as every artist I consider seems a tad misleading. Vase has his own distinctive charm! Unstylized & pure of heart, this is one lovely, innocent recording that is truly loveable. Give it a home right now, you know you want Vase in your life!!"
- Brian, Norman Records (review of 'A Distant Green for a Drier Shade' CD)

TRISTAN BURFIELD has been described by a new band a day as a modern day electro "polymath". His music often incorporates lo-fi elements such as videogames, toys, junk, glitches and noise. His sound refuses genre and rejects lazy and outmoded cliches.

Tristan has played shows throughout the UK, and is becoming a regular staple on the festival circuit (Bring Yourself Fest, Toiletronica, Bristol Ashton Court Festival and Cambridge Outdoor fest). His music has recieved airplay on mainstream Radio (Radio 1, XFM, Resonance FM).

Recently his projects have been enhanced by the encorporation of visual elements, his music has been used as an accompliament to a silent surrealist film [Blood of a poet], combined with small format film [Shimmies in Super-8] and has been juxtaposed against found manipulated material [Shadow Pictures]. The visual strand of his work has been strengthened via a series of Photographic exhibitions shown in galleries such as Colchester slackspace and Norwich Art Centre. Tristan has a split floppy disc and full length CDR release on Quagga Curios Sounds, he has released music via Net labels such as Monkey Love Records and continues to release music through his own label.



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