Laurie Bolger: Talking to Strangers

Stand-up poet Laurie Bolger brings you a charming, chatty and witty new show about the impact of strangers. Through storytelling, poetry and song she asks: how does that annoying passenger on the bus turn out to be the stranger that saves the day? Talking to Strangers is a delightful celebration of random encounters and how we are all strangers – until we’re not!

Laurie was recently appointed lead facilitator for BBC 1Xtra’s Words First London and shortlisted for Young Poet Laureate for London. She has performed at venues such as The Royal Albert Hall, Old Vic Theatre and 02 Arena as well as being Poet in Residence in schools libraries and Queen Elizabeth’s Olympic Park. Laurie currently hosts BANG Said the Gun London’s leading stand-up poetry night and multi award winning poetry podcast Round @ Laurie’s.

Jemima Foxtrot: Kiss Me, Help! I Hate You

An evening of love, laughter, community and boozing! Three women at different stages of their lives. They’re in the same pub on the same night. What are they thinking? Kiss Me, Help! I Hate You tells three women’s stories using audience interaction, poetry, story-telling and song. The show celebrates women and drinking and live performance. It is a funny and raucous show, specially made to fit snuggly in your local.
Jemima Foxtrot is a writer and theatre-maker who has written and toured three critically acclaimed solo shows as well as writing commissions for the BBC, Channel 4 and The Tate.

Andrew James Brown: The Moon Under Water

George Orwell liked pubs. Andrew James Brown LOVES pubs. All pubs!

Taking Orwell’s 1946 essay ‘The Moon Under Water’ as a starting point, Andrew James Brown looks at the joy of pubs, their essence and their greatness, and, most importantly the people in them. Why not join him on his colourful journey through pubs great and small, from chain pub to gastro, travelling through city gin-palaces and country inns across parquet flooring and sticky carpet alike.

This humorous look at pubs and people takes in history, philosophy, musings, poems and tales of booze, horse brasses and Morris dancing, all washed down with a warm lager or two. Do you like pubs? If so, you’ll like this. Hopefully.