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Last night I took my first trip to one of Leed’s newest clubs, well I say newest but it’s been open for a year but up until now they haven’t had a night on that appealed to me, what with me being a hardcore clubber and everything. Anyway, Creation is situated just off Millennium square in Leeds city centre, it is in the site of the old Town and Country club and looks not dissimilar to a big barn from the outside. The club is open every day of the week from 12 noon to 2 or 3 in the morning. During the day only the bar part of it is open, which serves food as well as a large variety of drinks. I’m not too sure of the food prices but the drinks were quite cheap when I went, £1.80 for a pint of the amber nectar and £2.60 for a smirnoff nice, though I have been informed that the prices are hiked on a Friday and Saturday, as is the case in most of Leed’s clubs. Every night has a different ‘theme’ though usually the music is the standard mix of ‘party’ classics and chart cheese, though as the club boasts three rooms there is a bit of room for the promoters to play about with the music styles available. The night that I attended was Retro, who seem to be taking over the whole world at the moment with new nights springing up all over the shop. In the main room they had club classics, a good mix of house from 1988-2000, they avoided the temptation of going too commercial and the crowd certainly seemed to be loving it. In the other two rooms they had r n b and cheese respectively. I’ve got to say that I enjoyed seeing the cheese relegated to the back room for once. Yay. The club itself is massive, having once upon a time been the Coliseum building, opened by Prince Albert in 1885 don’t you know, and then changing into the Town and Country in 1992. As I mentioned earlier it has 3 rooms, two smaller ones downstairs and a massive one upstairs. Even the small rooms are larger than some nightclubs
I’ve been to and the capacity must run into the thousands. Each room has it’s own DJ booth, all located in prime spots overlooking the dancefloor and there’s at least 2 bars in each room. There seemed to be loads of staff at each bar and there wasn’t much of a queue anywhere, though it was quite quiet so I expect you may have to wait a while on busier nights, or maybe not, I just don’t know. There’s a lot of seating space, which is always nice, and they are fully equipped with loads of leather sofas, which are quite a task to get out of, they should have warning signs really. The dancefloors are situated in the centre of each room and are of a decent size, there’s also a few podiums for you budding ballerinas out there, though you may have to fight it out with the professional dancers or the fire eaters for space, that’s if the stilt walkers haven’t got you first, but that’s another story. In the main room there are plenty of different levels, as well as a balcony bar and a VIP room, though as they wouldn’t let me in it’s probably really rubbish in there anyway. As the owners spent £7 million refurbishing the club the décor is of a very high standard as is the lighting and sound systems. In the main room some of the original beams have been retained and this makes a very interesting feature, if you like that sort of thing, and to be honest, who doesn’t? The only complaint I have about the sound is that it’s a bit loud in the seating areas, which can be annoying when trying to have a chat, or then again it might just be me getting old. The toilets share wash basins, so don’t get confused when you go in there, it’s easy to find the blokes, just follow the smell, mmm, nice. INFORMATION: When we went on a Sunday there was no dress code, but I think at the weekend and such like you will need to dig out your Sunday best and leave your favourite jeans with t
he hole in the arse at home. It’s free, yes free to get in before 9 every day, though after that prices vary depending on the night, here’s a run down pop pickers: Monday: open til 2.30, The Worm - Tequila party mayhem! £4 all night. Room 1: Cheese Room 2: R&B / Latino Room 3: Commercial Dance / Cheese Drinks promos: Tequila Slammers - £1.00 Diamond White / Red & Fosters Export - £1.00 House Spirits - £1.20 Draught Lager / Cider - £1.50 VK Flavours - £1.50 Becks - £1.80 Smirnoff Ice - £2.00 Tuesday: STONKA SUPREMO. £4 Act 1-The cheesiest cheese ever with DJ Monkey Groove. Act 2-The finest RNB, HIP HOP & GARAGE, Act 3-Dance Anthems Same drinks promos as the Monday fun. Wednesday: Cop Out £4 again with the same music Thursday: The Vodka Republic meets The Triple Decker £3 tonight Room 1: Chart and Party Room 2: R&B Room 3: House classics and Funky House Drinks promos: 3 Bottles of Fosters for £5 3 Shots of Fire and Ice - £5 3 Bottles of Metz - £5 Vodka Flavours - £1 per shot Friday: The Friday Formula £6 Room 1: Chart & Party Room 2: Old Skool & Garage Room 3: Club classics & Dance Anthems Saturday: Temptation £8 Room 1: Chart & Party Room 2: Funk, Old Skool & Garage Room 3: Commercial Dance & Chart Sunday: Various promoters and prices Overall I would say that I enjoyed my night out at Creation and would go to another Retro event there. Non of the other days really appeal to me as the music would be too commercial and the crowd would be pissed up students trying to pull,
or, alternatively, at the weekend, pissed up locals trying to pull. Not for me thanks. But if you enjoy the more commercial side of clubbing then I would say that Creation is certainly a lot better venue than any of the other mainstream clubs in Leeds, such as Majestyk and Heaven and Hell, and its well worth a visit, especially when you get in for free, come on.
Creation has now been open in Leeds for a whole year but for me the novelty still hasn't worn off infact I don't think it will. This club is simply Awsome! If you are up for a top night out with some of your friends then this is the place to go. It has everything you could possible want. There are four main areas. There is a cheesy area which plays the likes of S club 7 and 5 along with some of the classics from the 70's and 80's, a great way to warm up for the evening in my opinion! Then you can choose between the main (huge!) dance floor upstairs where the DJ spins the latest in dance and house (never too hard core though!) or the very funky R&B and Garage section. You may feel slightly out of place in the R&B section if you aren't black though but don't let that put you off as the atmosphere is great just like the music! Then later on in the evening when you are starting to flag you can go and plonk yourself down in the chill out room which is prity much sound proofed giving you a chance to catch up with your mates and tell them how minging the people they have pulled are! The decor is something you have to experience for yourself I can not explain it, all I can say it is the hight of cool and the king of funky! The bars aren't too pricy for Leeds bars and the service is usually very quick even when packed. The best bit is that if you are in the know, like me, you know that the downstairs bar opens like any other for the early evening and it is free to get in and when the rest of the club opens up you just bypass the ticket booths and get into the main sections without parting with any cash! If you are up for a large one then get your ass to Creation, you will not be disapointed! Oh and I forgot to mention some of the toilets are unisex!!!
Creation is the newest big club in Leeds and one of the best. It opened in 2001 after the old Town and Country Club was given a £7m overhaul. Creation is in the heart of Leeds? newest entertainment district in Millennium Square and is popular for both students and non students alike. Everything about Creation is new, which is brilliant, as some of the older clubs can look shabby. As part of their investment, they are one of the few clubs I have been to which have air conditioning that actually works and doesn?t make the club feel like an igloo or a sauna (this really spoils a night out). Creation is actually more than a club and is open 7 days a week from 12 noon. During the day, the club serves food and drinks in a very relaxed manner with food being ordered from across the bar. There is some music playing but the atmosphere is nothing like a club as there are plenty of seats around the place. This is quite popular, especially with people just popping in for a cup of coffee with friends. The actual food menu is not exhaustive but is fairly extensive. Don?t expect gourmet food, but it is like a pub serving simple bar meals. From my experiences, service is fairly prompt and friendly. However, this is not the main function of Creation and in the evening it becomes a massive club. I don?t think it is as big as Majestyk (one of the other big clubs in Leeds) but it comes a close second. The actual layout of the club is quite good and allows it to offer a more varied variety of music for the clubbers. There are three rooms in the club, all with their own music, DJs, dance floors, bars and toilets. Two of the rooms are massive and are for the mainstream clubbers with one tending to play chart and dance music and the other playing a nice combination of a lot of styles of music from chart to rock. In the third (much smaller) room, the atmosphere is quite different and the music tends to be more rock and indie. The club have a number of d
ifferent nights, but as the club has three rooms (which are totally soundproofed) each night can be very different or similar if you want it to be. In the past six months I have seen a number of (former) big name acts playing including Rainbow, Jason Donovan and Chesney Hawkes (yes, he still does exist and is the one and only!). Although not massive names, these nights are very popular and there is often a good splattering of (minor) celebrities around the club (the footballers steer clear of the infamous Majestyk now!!). The club is free to get into before 10pm which is quite a bonus, as all the other clubs charge. There are also a good number of bars around the club such as Qube, Walkabout and Bourbon where you can get a drink before going into the club. If you go in before 10pm you go into a different entrance to after 10pm (don?t ask me why but there must be a reason). The queues tend to get quite long and I suggest that you get there fairly early as it soon becomes 1 in 1 out. Another annoying thing if you are stood in the queue is the Creation puts on buses to ?recruit? people from other areas of the city which jump the queue when they arrive. Entry tends to be average priced (around £4 - £6) but it is the drink prices that vary so much. Majestyk were destroying Creation earlier in the year, so now they have struck back and also offer 80p drinks on a Tuesday. There are other offers during the week and these compare favourably with the rest of the city. However, at the weekend the drink prices go up a lot (minimum of £3.40 for a bottle). As a student this is far to expensive for me and I would rather go out during the week when the prices are cheaper. However, if you cannot go out at the weekend, I still recommend going to Creation at the weekend, but get your drinks in before entering the club if you can. Creation has very quickly established itself as a major club in Leeds and the £7m investment looks a snip for the management. It
is very well situated and prices are not too high. I would highly recommend a visit if you ever get the chance to go to Leeds (however, if you have heard the rumours about Leeds? nightlife then they are true, you are totally spoilt for choice). However, due to Creation having different rooms you do not commit yourself to a style of music like you do in other clubs.