Live music from Jazz New Blood
Live music by Rosie Frater-Taylor (guitar and vocals) and Roella Oloro (piano) from Jazz New Blood.
Studio interview with Douglas Karsen from One2Festival
Jonny Virgo talks to Douglas Karsen about an ambitious multi-layered 2 week festival at London Fields Taproom – One2Festival 15th-25th May at London Fields Taproom.
Studio chaos with City Impro
We meet members of City Impro – City workers that get a kick out of comedy imrov. Expect live studio chaos (with sound effects) and they tell us about the Shoreditch Improv Festival.
City Impro Live in the Studio
Svavar & Anna from City Impro join us in the studio for some live improvisation and to tell us about there upcoming Shoreditch Improv Festival on the 19th, 20th, 21st February.
We talk to award winning poet and speaker Rob Auton live in the EastCast studio about Edinburgh, that Dave channel award and vests before he performs a piece about food in heaven.
For details of Rob Auton’s shows coming up go to robauton.co.uk
2 December to 1 January
An alternative festive experience, Winterville is the antithesis of corporate Christmas theme parks. Independent, intimate and above all creative.. Expect a different festive experience altogether.
Entry to the town of Winterville is not only free, but plenty of the entertainment on offer is too. Among the free entertainment in the Spiegeltent are free gigs, club nights, comedy and cabaret.
There will be a dedicated Kids Quarter and wide range of entertainment on offer for children.
Street Food traders will be scattered all over site, a dedicated Craft Beer Area and a food market serving great food and fresh produce you can take away.
Kicking Club Nights and a Roller Disco will be set up to create a party scene, with club nights from the likes of Bugged Out and Guilty Pleasures in our Roller Disco and Spiegeltent.
The Wall of Death awaits those who want to fuel their adrenaline addictions. Listen to our interview with Sink the Pink who are performing at Winterville.
Head to the event at Victoria Park from the 1st of December.Details at winterville.co.uk
Starts at 7:30pm
A storytelling open mic night and the theme will be awkward moments. How do awkward situations arise, and should we confront them head-on, or try to ignore them? Are you always experiencing awkward moments – and if so, why? We are all occasionally graceless, but perhaps tact or some other skill can rescue our pride. Tonight, hear and tell true stories about AWKWARD. Sit back and listen, or tell your own true story.
Venue: Hackney Attic, 270 Mare Street, London , E8 1HE
Pay on door or book online at sparklondon.com
Wednesday 5 November
“Remember remember the Fifth of November” goes the saying, well, you certainly will remember it this year if you come on down to CityImpro’s evening of improvised comedy at the Ophelia in Dalston featuring some of London’s best improv groups.
Joining CityImpro this week will be: CSI (Crime Scene Improvisation) and their improvised murder mystery in which no one knows who the killer is. We have the improvisation whirlwind that is Nathan Keates. And City Impro will then close the night with another set of games and scenes all with a topical twist that will put lashings of gunpowder in your rockets.
Date: Wednesday 5th November 2014
Time: Doors open 7:30pm. Show from 8.00pm with intervals
Price: Entry is free (reserve tickets for City Impro shows here)
Where: Ophelia, 574 Kingsland Road, Dalston, London, E8 4AP
Nearest Tube and Train: Right next to Dalston Junction and close to Dalston Kingsland, both on London Overground (Zone 2)
We know no one really cares about St George’s Day, not like they do about St Patrick’s Day anyway. BUT here’s a reason to get into it: Free comedy, dressing up and an English Tea Party.
Wednesday 23rd, all day.
Dirty Dick’s, 202 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4NR
This last one is a bit of a call out to poets, comedians, spoken word artists for an event called ‘The one minute challenge’. Organised by storyteller Jean Marc Pierson who we had on the show a while back. Proceeds are all going to UNICEF, and it’s a kind of talent contest where each performer gets one minute and the winner is decided by how loudly the audience cheer. So if you are a poet or comedian or spoken word performer of any kind and think this is for you, then you have until the 22nd february to come up with a one min speech about anything, you need to raise min of 25 for the charity, and then email Jean Marc to sign up.