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Barnstomers Comedy Club

Barnstomers Comedy Club
Originating in East Sussex, Barnstormers Comedy has been presenting stand-up shows since 2001. In that time, the number of regular promotions has steadily increased to the point where Barnstormers is now establishing gigs nationally as well as throughout the Southeast. Notable acts that have graced the Barnstormers' stage include Sarah Millican, Lee Nelson, Dominic Holland, Milton Jones, Mitch Benn, Danny Bhoy, Jo Caulfield, Boothby Graffoe, Jeff Green, Andy Parsons, Lucy Porter, Rob Rouse, Paul Zenon and many more.

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Friday 30 Sep 201620:00 Book Now
Friday 28 Oct 201620:00 Book Now
Friday 25 Nov 201620:00 Book Now

The Wish House

The Wish House

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Saturday 1 Oct 201619:30 Book Now

The Darius Brubeck Quartet

The Darius Brubeck Quartet

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Friday 7 Oct 201620:00 Book Now

Barton Jazz Festival

Barton Jazz Festival

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Saturday 8 Oct 201612:00 Book Now (Not Open for Sale)

Jo Caulfield

Jo Caulfield

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Friday 14 Oct 201620:00 Book Now

Hazel O'Connor

Hazel O'Connor

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Saturday 15 Oct 201620:00 Book Now (Sold Out)
Sunday 16 Oct 201620:00 Book Now (Sold Out)

Brief Lives

Brief Lives

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Wednesday 19 Oct 201619:30 Book Now

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet

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Friday 21 Oct 201620:00 Book Now

Female Gothic

Female Gothic

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Saturday 22 Oct 201619:30 Book Now

Cardboard Joe

Cardboard Joe
Age suitability: children 3 to 8 years and their families

Artforms: Animation, theatre, music, storytelling

How does it work?

The backdrop and set for the show doubles as a projection screen, where a combination of pre-made and live animations are show which the audience (and Cardboard Joe) get to interact with to move the story along.

Dan Mallaghan plays Cardboard Joe and the idea is that the audience always know more than him and have to join him to help create a brand new story just for him.

Musician Nick Lewis will be onstage the whole time and will score the whole show live, create all the sound effects and facilitate interaction between Cardboard Joe and the audience. There are even opportunities for the audience to join Nick onstage to make the music… including on a specially made cardboard guitar!

Animator Fabric Lenny (aka Paul Slater) is visible to the audience, he is introduced at the beginning and the audience are made aware that he is creating animations live on his iPad throughout the show.

Key selling points:

" Interactive fun for the whole family " A combination of music, storytelling, performance and animation all in one show " No such thing as too much joining in " Loud, daft and energetic fun " Animation created live and in real time, led by the young audience so every show is different

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Wednesday 26 Oct 201614:00 Book Now

Will Pound & Eddy Jay

Will Pound & Eddy Jay

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Saturday 29 Oct 201620:00 Book Now

Mark Cooper-Jones & Kieran Boyd

Mark Cooper-Jones & Kieran Boyd

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Friday 4 Nov 201620:00 Book Now

Ezio

Ezio

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Friday 11 Nov 201620:00 Book Now

Panjumby

Panjumby

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Saturday 12 Nov 201620:00 Book Now

Blofeld & Baxter

Blofeld & Baxter

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Sunday 13 Nov 201619:30 Book Now (Low)

Cam Penner & Jon Wood

Cam Penner & Jon Wood

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Friday 18 Nov 201620:00 Book Now

Mari Wilson:pop Delux

Mari Wilson:pop Delux

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Saturday 19 Nov 201620:00 Book Now

Jon Richardson

Jon Richardson
Come and see Jon Richardson as he works on his new material ahead of a major UK tour.

Away from his live stand up, the British Comedy Award 2013 Nominee is best known as team captain on '8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown'. He is massively in demand for television and radio appearances and his recent TV credits include 'Have I Got News For You' (BBC ONE), 'Live At The Apollo' (BBC ONE), 'Channel 4's Comedy Gala Live At The 02' and most recently 'Taskmaster' (DAVE). He also hosts 'The Warm Up' show on talkSPORT with Matt Forde every Saturday.

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Tuesday 22 Nov 201620:00 Book Now (Sold Out)

Daoiri Farrell

Daoiri Farrell

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Saturday 26 Nov 201620:00 Book Now

Kate Fox

Kate Fox

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Wednesday 30 Nov 201619:30 Book Now

Martyn Joseph

Martyn Joseph

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Friday 2 Dec 201620:00 Book Now

Alan Barnes Christmas Carol

Alan Barnes Christmas Carol

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Saturday 3 Dec 201620:00 Book Now

St Agnes Fountain

St Agnes Fountain

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Sunday 4 Dec 201619:30 Book Now

Santa Claus is coming to..Barton

Santa Claus is coming to..Barton

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Wednesday 7 Dec 201616:00 Book Now
Wednesday 7 Dec 201619:00 Book Now
Thursday 8 Dec 201616:00 Book Now
Thursday 8 Dec 201619:00 Book Now

Astrid Williamson

Astrid Williamson

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Friday 9 Dec 201620:00 Book Now

Seann Walsh

Seann Walsh
Support from Mark Simmons

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Saturday 10 Dec 201620:00 Book Now (Low)

The Breath

The Breath
Born out of the ferment of Manchester's thriving music scene, The Breath is the new band project of former Cinematic Orchestra guitarist Stuart McCallum and singer and lyricist Rioghnach Connolly. Along with McCallum's fellow Cinematic alumni, pianist John Ellis and drummer Luke Flowers, The Breath mix Irish folk influences with mesmerising guitar riffs, anthemic themes and powerful hooks. Building on McCallum's distinctive soundscapes, Connolly's immensely powerful and soulful vocals deliver epic, lush and powerfully raw songs that are hypnotic and heart-achingly beautiful in equal measure.

Occupying an intriguing space somewhere between anthemic rock, chilled ambient and nu-jazz, McCallum's music allows Connolly to draw on her Irish folk influences with songs of birth and death, social struggle, motherhood and broken hearts. All delivered with a compelling emotional honesty and raw urgency against McCallum's sublime electronic textures.

Recorded in Manchester and at Real World Studios and mixed by sound guru Tchad Blake, The Breath's debut album Carry Your Kin was released on Peter Gabriel's Real World Records in April 2016.

"Ambient, rocking, multi-layered soundscapes" fRoots

"Cool, drifting ambient folk soul" The Guardian

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Friday 16 Dec 201620:00 Book Now

Christmas Carol

Christmas Carol

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Saturday 17 Dec 201619:30 Book Now

Santa's Little Helper

Santa's Little Helper

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Sunday 18 Dec 201611:00 Book Now
Sunday 18 Dec 201614:00 Book Now

Suspicions (standing gig)

Suspicions (standing gig)

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Friday 30 Dec 201620:00 Book Now (Standing gig)
Friday 30 Dec 201620:00 Book Now (STANDING GIG) (Sold Out)

John Shuttleworth

John Shuttleworth

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Monday 16 Jan 201720:00 Book Now

Lindsey Lou & Flatbellys

Lindsey Lou & Flatbellys

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Thursday 2 Feb 201720:00 Book Now

Justin Moorhouse

Justin Moorhouse
From Live at the Apollo, The News Quiz and Fighting Talk, a little slimmer but still as "belly laugh funny" (Manchester Evening News), everyone's favourite northern charmer is back on the road and better than ever. After touring last year's show, of which The Guardian said "the amount of first-rate comic craft that goes into his deceptively simple routines is worthy of admiration" he's had a think about people. And feelings. About people Justin knows, their feelings and how he feels about them. And they about him. It'll be a (very) funny show. Promise.

"He charms the pants off the crowd" The Sunday Times "Comedic tour-de-force… brought a tear to a critical glass eye" The Herald "Simultaneously down-to- earth and out of this world" The List

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Friday 3 Feb 201720:00 Book Now
Friday 10 Feb 201720:00 Book Now (Not Open for Sale)

Mark Nevin

Mark Nevin
Mark Nevin came to prominence in the late 80s as the founding member, guitarist and songwriter of Fairground Attraction, with whom he enjoyed the Number One single, Perfect, and multi-platinum album, First of a Million Kisses with both receiving a Brit award.

He went on to collaborate as co-writer to Morrissey (scoring four top 20 singles), Kirsty MacColl and Lloyd Cole. His songs have been covered, among many others, by David Bowie, Joe Cocker and Ringo Starr. In 1999 he made the move to centre stage and has since producing his solo albums, Insensitive Songwriter (1999), The Mighty Dove (2002), Stand Beside Me In The Sun (2011) and his latest, Beautiful Guitars (2014). Each album marks a milestone in the growth of his confidence and the honing of his unique narrative style. This year sees the release of his brilliant new album Everything is Relatives.

His live shows are a master-class in storytelling, song-writing and musicianship which feature his former Fairground Attraction band-mates, Roger Beaujolais on the vibraphone, Simon Edwards on bass and Richard Marcangelo on drums.

"Mark Nevin is definitely still here, writing and singing better than ever... ?whisper it but 'Beautiful Guitars' is indeed 'perfect' ...and then some" (Acoustic)

"Beautiful Guitars is a fabulous album, full of original ideas and equally original execution, what more do you want?" (Folking.com)

"Spirited, solidly crafted and warmly conceived" (Uncut)

?"A gem... absolutely lovely" (Bob Harris BBC Radio 2)

"Nevin deserves much wider recognition" (Q ****)

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Saturday 18 Feb 201720:00 Book Now

Richard Herring

Richard Herring

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Sunday 12 Mar 201720:00 Book Now

Mark Thomas: The Red Shed

Mark Thomas: The Red Shed

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Friday 17 Mar 201718:55 Book Now (16 + only) (Not Open for Sale)
Friday 17 Mar 201721:00 Book Now (16+ only) (Not Open for Sale)

Roberts & Lakeman

Roberts & Lakeman
Two of the British folk scenes most accomplished performers, Kathryn and Sean have graced stages the world over in a number of guises. However, the intimacy and strength of passion shown as a duo, combined with an ever evolving eclectic repertoire ensures a rare treat for any listener.

Twin daughters and a folk-rock whirlwind forced Kathryn Roberts (Vocals / Piano / Woodwind), and Sean Lakeman (Guitar), to sideline their popular duo performances in the mid noughties. After almost a decade, 2012 saw a spectacular return in conjunction with their critically acclaimed album ‘Hidden People’. Awards and much praise followed and the couple swiftly re-established themselves as one of the top British folk duos working today.

Winners – ‘BEST DUO’ – BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016

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Saturday 22 Apr 201720:00 Book Now

Daphne's Flight

Daphne's Flight
Christine Collister (Gregson & Collister, The Richard Thompson Band)

Melanie Harrold (Harrold & Blanchflower, The Hank Wangford Band, Joanna Carline)

Julie Matthews (While & Matthews, St Agnes Fountain)

Helen Watson (Burden of Paradise, The Love Notes)

Chris While(While & Matthews, St Agnes Fountain, Chris & Kellie While)

Twenty one years after their debut self titled album and one and only UK tour, the tour de force that is Daphne's flight is set to return to the stage in 2017.

Daphne's Flight are all contemporary songwriters who cross a huge range of topics and genres, blending folk, blues, jazz and pop whilst also dipping into new and vibrant arrangements of classic covers such as the Beach Boy's 'God Only Knows' and Elvis Costello's 'Ship Building'. All are woven together with striking harmonies and supported by a range of instrumentation and percussion. An evening with DF will be filled with energy, humour and passion.

With a complete line-up of all five original members and a brand new studio album, this is the tour that fans have been waiting for since their first impromptu performance at Cambridge festival in 1995, when they took a packed club tent by storm and decided the time was right to join forces. Drawing on their collective wealth of talent and varied styles, each of them accomplished songwriters, musicians and renowned singers, it was the combination of all five voices, a powerhouse of harmonies, that left audiences breathless and brought them much critical acclaim.

With as much energy and enthusiasm as they ever had, Daphne's are truly excited to be reuniting again and hope you will join them in the next leg of the flight for what promises to be a memorable year. Chocks away!

The new album, as yet untitled, is scheduled for release in the spring of 2017 and will be on the Fledg'ling Record label.

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Saturday 27 May 201720:00 Book Now

Mitch Benn

Mitch Benn
It's been a morbid time for "the country's leading musical satirist" (The Times); he's turned 46 - over the hill by anyone's standards - his personal life is in turmoil, and his childhood heroes are dropping like flies. At times like these, a man feels the Reaper creeping up on him… But is death anything to fear? And is it really the end? (Yes. Yes, it is, sorry!) Mitch confronts his - and YOUR - mortality with hilarious (and tuneful) consequences. Join him! It's time you're not getting back!

"Intelligent and funny writing both of music and gags... a must see show" One4Review

"Well crafted, well sung, his songs are just plain funny" The Guardian

"Song after song of exquisitely crafted satire" The Scotsman

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Thursday 29 Jun 201720:00 Book Now