Month: February 2019

Comedians · Speakers · Celebrities · Entertainers

Bobby Moore: The Bogotá Bracelet scandal (revisited)

Sir Alf Ramsey, the manager, said, when asked about their chances of retaining the Jules Rimet Trophy (World Cup): …I think we have an excellent chance and that we have a stronger party than in 1966…Provided we can acclimatise properly I think it will take a great team to beat us.” – The Times In…
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The New Theatre Royal Lincoln: Comedy Nights

The New Theatre Royal Lincoln starts it highly popular comedy nights with some of the country’s leading stand-up comedians performing at the beautiful Grade 2 listed Victoria theatre built in 1893. Among some of the seasons stand out comics are Tim Clark and Jeff Stevenson back from their highly successful world cruise tours. Local comic Phil Phillipson…
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Case Study: Warwick Davis (Comicus in the community)

The Background Nacro Education (Spalding) provides an alternative to college for 16-18 year olds. Nacro students may have struggled at school or attended alternative provision, and some of the students may have had disruption to their studies due to personal issues. Nacro Education Spalding provides a highly supportive educational environment to build confidence in a…
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The show up and running

Jim Tavare: Deadpan to Bedpan (Touring & Speaking)

Jim Tavare returned to the UK in May 2019 to tour his award-winning Edinburgh show – ‘Deadpan to Bedpan’ show Arts Centres & venues Jim appeared at a number of arts centres  and venues including Swindon Arts Centre, Joker Comedy Club (Southend), The Junction (Cambridge), Royal Spa Centre (Leamington Spa), The Capitol (Horsham), Hazlitt Theatre (Maidstone), The Hawth (Crawley), Birmingham Midlands Arts Centre…
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Gordon Banks: A safe pair of hands

Gordon Banks was one of the greatest goalkeepers of his or any other generation and he will forever be remembered for his heroic part in England’s triumphant 1966 World Cup campaign that culminated in the famous 4-2 victory over West Germany at Wembley in the final. Banks played 73 times for his country and won domestic…
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Jeremy Hardy: Said it Straight and Funny

Jeremy Hardy was one of the UK’s foremost stand-up comedians. His live work included ‘Just 4 Laughs’, (Montreal Comedy Festival), the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where he won the prestigious Perrier Award in 1988. Arthur Smith described him as ‘a profoundly witty and honourable man.’ He came up through the 1980’s comedy club boom in the political…
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