What if Women Ruled the World...

What if Women Ruled the World...

A co-hosted event between the Institute of Development Studies and Pathways of Women’s Empowerment (an international research and communications programme), What if Women Ruled the World? brings together a panel of experts with members of the general public to discuss the idea of women in power... 

Ida Barr Bingo

Ida Barr Bingo

“Life’s not fair so neither is bingo!” declares Ida Barr, Edwardian come urban grooves music hall star. This is our catchphrase shouted with gusto; it sums up the mixture of old-school family fun and satire tinged with melancholy that is Barr’s particular style of comedy... 

Comedy Club 4 Kids

Comedy Club 4 Kids

Comedy Club 4 Kids is a first-rate comedy show for children and adults alike. Children were given free rein to laugh, scream and participate whilst adults watched their precious (or precocious) ones become a focus of the show... 

Writers Allowed Too

Writers Allowed Too

‘Writing is a shared experience’ asserts Sussex novelist Peter Jones on the Rottingdean Writers Group website, a notion that contrasts with what is perhaps most people’s sense of the writing process: the romantic ideal of the solitary writer, sequestered in the attic, armed with inkpot and quill... 

Festival of Oddity

Festival of Oddity

Laughing Horse’s Festival of Oddity is a platform for new work heading to the Edinburgh Fringe by clowns in the ascendant, Cheekykita and Jody Kamali. Open minded spectators and connoisseurs of odd will find this an enjoyable foray into the ridiculous... 

Robin Ince's Dirty Book Club

Robin Ince's Dirty Book Club

Clutching a handful of books, Robin Ince takes to the stage to welcome the audience into his world of lurid literature from across the ages. With this Fringe special edition of his regular show, Ince guides us through a panoply of sexual fantasies, giant crabs, eighties pop stars, stiffening nipples and quivering lengths; accompanied by anecdotes of his encounters with gargantuan actors, particle physicists and wizards... 

The Clown Town Cabaret

The Clown Town Cabaret

Dazzled by the title, I was expecting Clown Town Cabaret to be a night of physical comedy and clowns. However, if you look beyond the label, the clues are in the blurb: ‘late night comedy cabaret’, ‘nonsense’, ‘absurd’... 

House of Blakewell's House Party

House of Blakewell's House Party

Welcome to Alice and Harry’s house party. We are personally greeted by Alice and plied with punch. Crisps anyone? Being bored or feeling awkward are most people's fears when entering the unknown realms of a house party but neither of these are a possibility as our consummate and entertaining hosts do their best to ensure the comfort and amusement of their guests... 

Le Foulard

Le Foulard

One elfin woman, a stage and a scarf. Not much to keep an audience entertained for an hour you would think, but such is Lucy Hopkin’s courage and genius as a performer she had the audience guffawing throughout her one woman ‘Art Show’... 

Because She Loved the Lion

Because She Loved the Lion

Lady Parts Theatre’s production of Laura-Kate Barrow’s latest work is a sensitive handling of some difficult subject matter - alcoholism and domestic abuse - and explores the impact on familial relationships...