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Eight EdFest Venues Comment on Soaring Accommodation Costs Photo Eight EdFest Venues Comment on Soaring Accommodation Costs
by Blair Ingenthron - Aug 28, 2022

The eight major producing venues behind EdFest.com – which comprise Assembly, Dance Base, Gilded Balloon, Just the Tonic, Pleasance, Summerhall, Underbelly and ZOO – collectively commented that soaring accommodation costs are the biggest risk to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe’s future.

Line Up Announced At Underbelly Festival's London Comedy Allstars Photo Line Up Announced At Underbelly Festival's London Comedy Allstars
by A.A. Cristi - May 18, 2022

Underbelly Festival has announced the line-up for London Comedy Allstars at Cavendish Square every Friday night. London Comedy Allstars is your one-stop shop for the biggest laughs, the best location and your new favourite summer night out. Every Friday at 9:30pm until  29th July, Underbelly Summer Festival presents a night of the best comedy talent on offer.

FREE NOW Announces Four Comedy On The Road Gigs Photo FREE NOW Announces Four Comedy On The Road Gigs
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 9, 2021

Taxi ride hailing service FREE NOW has announced four exclusive comedy gigs in London's West End to celebrate the role of local comedy nights – and to highlight the need for audiences to support them.

Ride Hailing App FREE NOW Celebrates UK's Live Comedy Clubs With Four West End Gigs Photo Ride Hailing App FREE NOW Celebrates UK's Live Comedy Clubs With Four West End Gigs
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 14, 2021

Taxi ride hailing service FREE NOW has announced four exclusive comedy gigs in London’s West End to celebrate the role of local comedy nights – and to highlight the need for audiences to support them.

Underbelly Festival Announces Programme Of Live Performances For New Summer Home In C Photo Underbelly Festival Announces Programme Of Live Performances For New Summer Home In Cavendish Square
by Stephi Wild - May 13, 2021

Underbelly Festival has announced an upcoming programme of cabaret, circus, comedy, variety, podcasts, and family shows for the Spiegeltent at its brand-new home in Cavendish Square.

SLEEPING BEAUTY Pantomime Comes to The Auditorium at the M&S Bank Arena This Spring Photo SLEEPING BEAUTY Pantomime Comes to The Auditorium at the M&S Bank Arena This Spring
by Stephi Wild - Apr 27, 2021

Panto magic comes to the Liverpool waterfront next month when Shone Productions' enchanting Sleeping Beauty opens at The Auditorium at the M&S Bank Arena.

Wayward Productions Announce Live Online Discussion WAYWARD CONVERSATIONS: BACKSTAGE  Photo Wayward Productions Announce Live Online Discussion WAYWARD CONVERSATIONS: BACKSTAGE NURSING STORIES BROUGHT TO LIFE
by Stephi Wild - Mar 18, 2021

Ahead of the world première UK tour of Christie Watson's bestselling memoir, The Language of Kindness, based on her 20 years working as a nurse for the NHS, Wayward Productions today announce Wayward Conversations: Backstage Nursing Stories Brought to Life, a live online discussion on 27 March 2021.

Leicester Comedy Festival Livestreams Beginning February 3 Photo Leicester Comedy Festival Livestreams Beginning February 3
by Stephi Wild - Feb 2, 2021

Leicester Comedy Festival started in 1994 with 40 events programmed into 23 venues over 7 days throughout Leicestershire. In 1994 it attracted an audience of 5,000. This year adjusted for Covid constraints the Festival will be livestreamed and will feature over 300 performances from 100+ comedians.

Encore Added To Robin Ince's 24 Hour Comedy And Science Show Photo Encore Added To Robin Ince's 24 Hour Comedy And Science Show
by Stephi Wild - Dec 17, 2020

Robin Ince's shows have never been known to underrun…Ever. This past weekend's hugely successful ground-breaking show (which ran from midday, 12th December to 12.30pm 13th December) was no exception.

Creative Youth Announces New Young Creatives Panel Members, As Part Of Its Creative T Photo Creative Youth Announces New Young Creatives Panel Members, As Part Of Its Creative Talent Programme
by Stephi Wild - Dec 11, 2020

Creative Youth has announced the latest recruits in their Young Creatives panel, a platform for emerging young creatives to help take the charity forward in an exciting and crucial time in its development and growth.

Gilded Balloon Present Their Christmas Crackers
by Stephi Wild - Dec 8, 2020

This festive season, those clever elves at the Gilded Balloon will be serving up some well-deserved Christmas cheer with 12 days of Christmas Crackers jokes from some of the UK’s favourite comedians. 2020 has been a tough year for us all but Gilded Balloon are determined to bring the festive cheer to ho-ho-homes!

Eddie Izzard, Jo Brand and Stewart Lee Announced as Further Guests for Robin Ince's 2 Photo Eddie Izzard, Jo Brand and Stewart Lee Announced as Further Guests for Robin Ince's 24 Hour Show
by Stephi Wild - Dec 7, 2020

The Cosmic Shambles Network have added even more amazing guests to the role call of famous names already appearing in Robin Ince’s ground-breaking 24 hour show.

Gilded Balloon Announce Programme for Fringe 2020 Photo Gilded Balloon Announce Programme for Fringe 2020
by Stephi Wild - Jul 24, 2020

Karen and Katy Koren from Gilded Balloon have curated a Fringe-worthy programme of top quality events and shows to help audiences everywhere to scratch their Fringe itch this August.

Gilded Balloon Will Showcase Content From Past Fringe Festivals Photo Gilded Balloon Will Showcase Content From Past Fringe Festivals
by Stephi Wild - Jul 1, 2020

Just when you'd given up all hope of any kind of Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year, Karen and Katy Koren have ventured into the Gilded Balloon archive and decided to introduce the world to some of its treasures.

Eddie Izzard, Dara O'Briain, and Robert Bathurst To Host Star-studded Riverside Studi Photo Eddie Izzard, Dara O'Briain, and Robert Bathurst To Host Star-studded Riverside Studios' Charity Quiz Nights
by Stephi Wild - May 13, 2020

Riverside Studios, the newly re-opened multi-arts venue in Hammersmith, is continuing its star-studded series of online fundraising quizzes with a new set of hosts joining the already stellar line up. The quizzes have been set up to raise funds to ensure it can continue its current artistic offering beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

Riverside Studios to Host Virtual Charity Quiz Nights Led by Stephen Fry, Jo Brand &  Photo Riverside Studios to Host Virtual Charity Quiz Nights Led by Stephen Fry, Jo Brand & Gyles Brandreth
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 21, 2020

Riverside Studios, the newly re-opened multi-arts venue in Hammersmith, is launching a series of online fundraising quizzes hosted by stars of stage and screen in order to raise funds to ensure it can continue its current artistic offering beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Cosmic Shambles Network Presents STAY AT HOME FESTIVAL Photo The Cosmic Shambles Network Presents STAY AT HOME FESTIVAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2020

Having run The Stay At Home Festival successfully for over month, Robin Ince and the guys at The Cosmic Shambles Network have decided to up the online ante. They have invited some of their regular contributors and friends to put together a Stay At Home Festival curriculum.

Johnny Vegas Wins Legend Of Comedy Award At Leicester Comedy Festival Award Ceremony Photo Johnny Vegas Wins Legend Of Comedy Award At Leicester Comedy Festival Award Ceremony
by Stephi Wild - Mar 30, 2020

This evening Leicester Comedy Festival, the longest running comedy festival in Europe, presented Johnny Vegas with the Legend of Comedy award at their annual ceremony to honour comedians and others involved in the festival.

Where To Get Your Cultural Fix Online Photo Where To Get Your Cultural Fix Online
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Mar 19, 2020

As we all adjust to the new, strange reality, online entertainment and education has become even more vital. There are a wave of new initiatives and offers coming in all the time, but here is a short guide of where to start in your online theatre and entertainment fix.

Stars Of Comedy, Music and Science Join Online For THE STAY AT HOME FESTIVAL Photo Stars Of Comedy, Music and Science Join Online For THE STAY AT HOME FESTIVAL
by Stephi Wild - Mar 18, 2020

In a world where live performance has all but disappeared for the moment, Robin Ince and those clever people at The Cosmic Shambles Network have come up with an ingenious plan to banish our housebound boredom and keep us all entertained.

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