THU 28 JUN
NIP & GROWLER, 7:30pm
£20 per team
Let’s get quizzical!! Do come along to our first ever Pub Quiz at The Nip and Growler on High Street.
Teams of 4, £20 per team and the winning team wins £100 for themselves and £100 for Festival Too!
We have space for just 20 teams so book your team in now by clicking below:
FRI 29 JUN
The Maids Head, 7pm
HOW I CAME TO BE WHERE I NEVER WAS
How do you find yourself when you find yourself where you don't belong? Jonny Fluffypunk grew up in the far-flung, forgotten reaches of outer suburbia. In 1984, he was fifteen. This is a story about being the first punk in the village and the only train spotter in eyeliner.
Fusing elements of theatre, storytelling, comedy, ‘stand-up poetry’ (think John Cooper-Clarke not John Keats) and even a bit of ukulele!
One of the funniest things I’ve heard for a long time. Fantastic act!
THU 5 JUL
DOWN THE PUB
with Luke Wright
Flamboyant, political and riotously funny, Luke Wright creates inventive poems with loads of heart. Part Essex wide boy, part dandy fop, he writes from the side-lines about small-town tragedies and national farce, then performs his work with snarl and spit. Since 2006 he has written and performed nine spoken word shows and two verse plays, touring them to top literary and arts festivals. Alongside his own shows, Luke is John Cooper-Clark’s regular supportact, performing at venues such as The London Palladium and The Palace Theatre in Manchester. He’s won a 4Talent Award, a Stage Award, a Fringe First Award, a Saboteur Award, and and NFBC short film competition at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.
One of the funniest and most brilliant poets of his generation
SUN 8 JUL
St Nick's Chapel, 2-7pm
Set in the stunning St Nicholas’ Chapel, John Power of Cast and The LA’s headlines an afternoon of acoustic music
John Power had the distinction of being a member of two iconic British, Liverpudlian bands, the La's and Cast, who provided a soundtrack to the 80’s and 90’s. The LA’s most notably with the anthemic ‘There She Goes’ and with Cast, hits included Fine Time, Alright and Walkaway.
Since 2003 to date Power has released solo material and in addition, in 2005, reunited with Lee Mavers of The La’s for festival appearances.
John is joined for the afternoon by Max Bianco (The Jar Family), Revival (Acoustic), Choseley Road, Andrew Girling
THU 12 JUL
Massey & Co, 7pm
JOHN PEEL'S SHED
In 2002, John Osborne won a competition on John Peel’s Radio 1 show. His prize was a box of records that took eight years to listen to. This is an ode to radio, those records and anyone who’s ever sought solace in the wireless. This show features a selection of records previously owned by the late John Peel. Many are very rare recordings by obscure and now defunct bands, and this is a unique opportunity for any Peel fans.
Beautifully-written, funny and poignant… Just as John Peel’s records changed his life this lovely, simple, beautifully executed show has enriched ours
SUN 15 JUL
Dr Thirstys, 6pm
CIRCLED IN THE RADIO TIMES
This is a brand new storytelling show. It’s funny, it’s interesting and about something that is very easy for everyone to relate to: television. The story begins when John is given a box of old copies of the Radio Times that once belonged to his grandparents. He pieces together their lives by the shows that they lovingly circled in each edition. However, the show is not just about that box of old copies of the Radio Times, but the role television plays in our lives and the changing ways all of us watch TV.
Osborne is a master at creating captivating theatre out of quirky simple stories that make heroes out of everyday people and heightens normal tales into pure folklore.
A keen eye for a killer line and the significance of the trivia of daily life. I could have listened for hours.