Author Archives: Richard

Patrick Monahan

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Patrick Monahan – Started at The Bottom, Now I’m Here Patrick discusses his changing and colourful life from working class Iranian, Irish, immigrant roots with his family living in a caravan to modern middle-class life living in central London. Constantly touring, comedy website Ents24 listed Patrick for three years in a row as being in […]

Gary Delaney (4pm)

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Polly Paulusma

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Kathryn Roberts & Sean lakeman

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Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have long established themselves as one of the UK folk scene’s most rewardingly enduring partnerships. Duos come and duos go… And some nurture and fine tune their art and watch it grow into something totally original, captivating and award-winning. Bonded by an unseen alchemy, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have […]

Barnstormers – April

By Richard |

Join us for an evening of top flight stand-up comedy. As ever, a lovely Barnstormers Comedy MC will be on hand to introduce three more excellent acts from the UK Comedy Circuit and beyond. Line-up to be announced. Over the years, notable acts that have graced the Barnstormers Comedy stage include Angela Barnes, Jo Caulfield, […]

Sax on Sunday – Snake Davis with Robin A Smith

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Robin is an award-winning arranger and composer and one of the most versatile musicians in the industry. Snake and Robin have been sparring partners for decades. Robin’s credits include Andrea Bocelli, Luciano Pavarotti, Kanye West, The 2 Cellos, Enrique, Rod Stewart and Mike Oldfield. There will be quite different flavours tonight including classical folk and jazz.

An Evening with Jaki Graham

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Jaki Graham is one of the most appealing Soul entertainers to emerge from the UK, as a true pioneer having paved the way for many a black British female solo artist who followed. Jaki achieved international success with a string of hits from ’85 including Could it Be I’m Falling In Love?, Round and Around, […]

Budapest Café Orchestra

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BCO play a blistering barrage of traditional folk and gypsy-flavoured music from across the Balkans and Russia, Klezmer laments, Romanian Doinas, Hungarian Czadas and their own unique re-imaginings of some of the biggest tunes ever written by the classical greats.  The Budapest Café Orchestra was established in 2009 by British composer and violinist, Christian Garrick, […]

CUA

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Since issuing their superb Songs of The Hollow album in 2017, CUA have gone on to become a band that has gathered in more praise than most from all the best sections of the media. Reviewing them AmericanaUK, top writer Jeremy Searle said: “This Irish trio stands right at the forefront of contemporary cutting-edge folk […]

Eugene

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In the not-too-distant future, millionaire and inventor (think Elon Musk with a further attitude problem) ‘Hugh’ (Daniel Nicholas) from Hu-Bris industries is launching the first superhuman artificial intelligence at a press conference. And you’re invited. ‘Eugene’ is a show about what happens when we give technology the power over us, with an anthropomorphic power point. […]

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