Festive Fun at Kettering Arts Centre

There are still tickets for our two upcoming and very popular Christmas Shows…

The Pantaloons Christmas Carol

THIS SATURDAY 16th Dec at 7.30pm we welcome back our favourite, theatre co: the vibrant Pantaloons with their fresh, funny and creative take on the classic festive tale: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

It’s Christmas Eve and tight-fisted Ebenezer Scrooge is meaner than ever. He is shunning his only living relative, underpaying his clerk and refusing to acknowledge the plight of the poor… but will timely visits from the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Future change his miserly ways before it’s too late?

Performed by a multi-talented cast in The Pantaloons’ own inimitable, hilarious and moving style, this will be an evening out to remember.

Jo_EnrightThen on 23rd December at 7.30pm it’s our annual family fun-fest Comedians and Carols hosted by our good friend Paul Kerensa and this year we are delighted to welcome back one of our favourite headliners Jo Enright.

The evening will also feature funnymen Andy White and Nick Wills.

Wear a Christmas jumper, bring your family and friends,  and be prepared to laugh, sing and have a great time. Make Carols and Comedians a fixture of your Christmas season!

Buy tickets HERE or from Waterstones Kettering.

 

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The phenomenal Paul Foot is on the way to Kettering Arts Centre – Friday 1st December – Only a few tickets left!

Paul Foot is an English comedian known for his musings, rants, ‘disturbances’ and apparent aversion to pop culture.

Foot was born and raised in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, and has a younger brother. He studied mathematics at Merton College, Oxford. It was during his studies he first started performing stand-up. As of 2011, Foot has refused to discuss his years at Oxford or former pursuits as a mathematics student. Graduating from Oxford in 1995, Foot was head-hunted by a computer software company in the run-up to the dot-com bubble, however he loathed the industry: “I had to read manuals on HTML and just write websites from scratch. None of us really knew what we were doing”. He started to pursue a career in comedy by doing open mic slots at various venues.

He is openly gay. He has been described as “a little bit vegetarian”, but has said that occasionally he does return to eating meat due to nutrition-related health issues. He has stated on his video log that he has face blindness.

This event is nearly sold out, be sure to get your tickets before Friday 1st December. For ticket purchasing options please see bottom of this page. Bar, Free Parking and Disabled access

The Daily Express likened Foot to “a rare exotic bird”, whilst six national newspapers including The Independent and The Age have declared him to be “a comedy genius”.


PAUL FOOT: ‘TIS A PITY SHE’S A PIGLET

Friday, 1st December 2017

Tickets £14 (Recommended age 14+)

Doors open 7.30pm. Show starts 8pm

In Paul’s first new show in two years, Professor Ketchup and his camembert piglet join forces as he tackles the big issues such as terrorism.  Plus Ant ‘n Dec, Immigration X-Factor and breakfast. The multi-award winning Mr Foot has appeared on numerous TV and Radio programmes including Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Would I Lie To You, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, If Katie Hopkins Ruled The World, Russell Howard’s Good News and The Infinite Monkey Cage on BBC Radio4.

‘Utterly outlandish, but beneath layers of absurdity is Foot’s sharp eye for satire’ Time Out

‘He’s a comedy whirlwind from the school of Spike Milligan….. It’s risky to call someone unique, but Foot is certainly pretty close.’ Three Weeks… Continue reading…


scan0001Tickets for this and other events are available from Waterstones, High Street, Kettering. By post including an SAE to Jaime Ferreira at Flat 1, 15 Havelock St, Kettering NN16 9PZ (cheques made payable to “PCC of St Andrew’s Kettering”). Tickets are now also available from Petite Pantry at The Yards, 10 Market Street, NN16 0AH Kettering, United Kingdom

You may also buy tickets by emailing office@ketteringartscentre.com or online at We Got Tickets (subject to a booking fee) or call 07759765824 if you prefer to pay by card. All major credit cards accepted (subject to a booking fee).

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Live Music at The Kettering Arts Centre this Saturday 25th November with ‘The Voice 2014’ runner-up Sally Barker supported by Chris Conway & Dan Britton (Govannen)

Live Music With Sally Barker – Chris Conway & Dan Britton!

Saturday 25th November 2017

Tickets £9 or £10 on the night

Doors open 7pm – 7:30pm start

Sally Barker has been around for decades but her voice just gets better with age. Whether she is singing to seven million on the final of TV’s ‘The Voice’ or to 7 people in a local folk club Sally is the consummate professional. She has the ability to lift the words off the page as if you were hearing them for the first time. Sally began writing songs and performing at the age of 10, influenced by the likes of John Martyn, Janis Ian, Steelye Span, Bonnie Raitt and Pentangle. By her late teens Sally was performing folk and blues in pubs and folk clubs in the Midlands with bass player Chris Watson. Later the duo went on to support Steeleye Span, Gordon Giltrap and Roy Harper.

Chris moved to London and Sally entered and won the 1986 Kendal Songsearch Competition with ‘Hunting the Buffalo’. Newly solo, Sally got to be the support to acts such as Richard Thompson, Taj Mahal, Richard Digance and Fairport Convention.

Solo record deals with Joe Boyd’s Hannibal label and the Hamburg based Hypertension Music followed. It was around this time that Sally began the all-female folk group ‘The Poozies’ with Karen Tweed, Patsy Seddon and Mary Macmaster.

In the early 90’s Sally opened for both Bob Dylan and Robert Plant in Germany and toured consistently in Europe during this time, both solo and with the Poozies, releasing albums along the way. By the mid ’90s Sally had left the Poozies and had two small children with the idea of concentrating on solo work. Future plans, however, were shattered when her husband Chris was diagnosed with cancer and died in 2003. Sally’s 2003 album ‘Maid in England’, which had been six years in the making (interrupted by 2 pregnancies and her husband’s illness), was muted by the death of her husband and she lost the desire to perform her own songs. As a young widow Sally turned her attention to bringing up her two sons while also studying for a
degree in Music Technology. She took to performing Joni’s songs in the duo ‘Joni Mitchell Project’ with piano and dulcimer player Glenn Hughes. Gradually, Sally began to perform her own songs again and in 2006 rejoined the Poozies.

By now teenagers, it was her sons Dillon and Ben who persuaded her to enter ‘The Voice UK’. She was Tom Jones’ finalist on the BBC TV programme in 2014, reducing Sir Tom, and viewers alike, to tears with her flawless performances. Sally subsequently turned down a large advance and the opportunity to record a covers album for Universal, choosing to finish the Poozies’ album ‘Into the Well’ and work on songs for her new album, ‘Ghost Girl’ whilst continuing to tour both solo and with the Poozies.


scan0001Tickets for this and other events are available from Waterstones, High Street, Kettering. By post including an SAE to Jaime Ferreira at Flat 1, 15 Havelock St, Kettering NN16 9PZ (cheques made payable to “PCC of St Andrew’s Kettering”). Tickets are now also available from Petite Pantry at The Yards, 10 Market Street, NN16 0AH Kettering, United Kingdom

You may also buy tickets by emailing office@ketteringartscentre.com or online at We Got Tickets (subject to a booking fee) or call 07759765824 if you prefer to pay by card. All major credit cards accepted (subject to a booking fee).

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Sally Barker who was the runner-up on ‘The Voice 2014’ will feature this Saturday 25th November at The Kettering Arts Centre supported by Chris Conway & Dan Britton (Govannen)

Live Music With Sally Barker – Chris Conway & Dan Britton!

Saturday 25th November 2017

Tickets £9 or £10 on the night

Doors open 7pm – 7:30pm start

This Saturday Kettering Arts Centre is extremely pleased to bring you Sally Barker with support from Chris Conway & Dan Britton (Govannen) for your predilection. Sally reached the final but… Just in case you forgot, see below the final vote on the voice 2014 with Sally Barker as one of the runner-up acts:

You might still remember Sally’s performances, if not, have a look at the following videos which made Sally Barker a household name ever since:

The Voice UK 2014 Blind Auditions Sally Barker ‘Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood’ FULL – The Start

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Live Music with Sally Barker with support from Chris Conway and Dan Britton – Saturday 25th November – Doors open 7pm – 7:30pm Start – Bar/Free Parking/Disabled Access

Live Music With Sally Barker – Chris Conway & Dan Britton!

Saturday 25th November 2017

Tickets £9 or £10 on the night

Doors open 7pm – 7:30pm start

SALLY BARKER

Sally Barker is a singer’s singer and a songwriter’s songwriter. You will remember the very first time you heard her sing for her voice is like no other. She has the ability to lift the words off the page and can move people to tears armed with that ‘bucket-full of soul’ voice. As a singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer Sally has had a long, varied and successful career in music, and, though often labeled a folk artist, her appeal stretches across many more musical genres.

Chris Conway & Dan Britton

Chris Conway and Dan Britton are a powerful combination demonstrated to anyone who has caught them live, and on their 3 albums Just Be Real on A New Day Records, Live, and Safe Harbour on Oblong Music, and their Live In Edinburgh DVD.

Chis Conway is best known as the multi-instrumental wizard in the Vikki Clayton Band. He has worked with members of Jethro Tull and Fairport Convention, Talvin Singh and toured with Monkee Peter Tork. He has made 8 songs albums, several acclaimed in Q Magazine, Mojo, and Time Out.

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scan0001Tickets for this and other events are available from Waterstones, High Street, Kettering. By post including an SAE to Jaime Ferreira at Flat 1, 15 Havelock St, Kettering NN16 9PZ (cheques made payable to “PCC of St Andrew’s Kettering”). Tickets are now also available from Petite Pantry at The Yards, 10 Market Street, NN16 0AH Kettering, United Kingdom

You may also buy tickets by emailing office@ketteringartscentre.com or online at We Got Tickets (subject to a booking fee) or call 07759765824 if you prefer to pay by card. All major credit cards accepted (subject to a booking fee).

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Tanyalee Davis might be short in stature standing 3′ 6″ tall but, her comedy is of the highest standard! Tonight from 8pm – Doors open 7:30pm at the Kettering Arts Centre – Tickets available on the door! Bar-Free Parking-Disabled Access!

Rolling in the Aisles Comedy Club Night – With Tanyalee Davis! 8PM Start

Saturday, 18th November 2017

Tickets £9 – (Concessions £7) or £10 (£8) on the door 14+

Doors open 7.30pm. Show starts 8pm

Headline Act: Tanyalee Davis
Supporting Acts: Christian Reilly & Rod Shepherd
Compere: Nick Wills

Tanyalee Davis

Tanyalee Davis is standup comedian who inspires, enlightens and entertainsher audiences while headlining at comedy clubs, colleges, and comedy festivals throughout North America, the UK, and other parts of the world with her own unique perspective and somewhat racy brand of comedy.

Standing at 3′ 6″ tall, Tanyalee is the Ferrari of comedy – low to the ground and kind of racy.

Canadian born, Tanyalee currently makes the stage her home while touring all over the world bringing the funny!

In 2007 Tanyalee premiered her first one-woman show called “Little Do They Know” at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where she received 4 star reviews.

From January to June 2011, Tanyalee performed her very successful one-woman show called “Little Comedian, BIG Laughs” , just off the Las Vegas strip, four nights a week for six months.

In July 2011, the pilot episode of “Adam Hills: Comically Challenged” aired on BBC Northern Ireland where Tanyalee was featured. This show is currently being targeted at the US market.

Tanyalee starred in the premiere episode of “Last Comic Standing 2”, “Little People, Big World” as well as featuring on “World’s Smallest People” on ITV (UK) and TLC -The Learning Channel.

Working on “Austin Powers 3: Goldmember” movie teaser was a highlight of Tanyalee’s career, along with featuring in a movie called, “For the Love of Money”. Tanyalee has also appeared on MTV’s BASH and Dave Attel’s Insomniac show: Live at the House of Blues.

In 2012, Tanyalee supported the amazing Frankie Boyle on his national UK tour. 2012 also saw her star in Season 1 of CH4’s hit TV show “Im Spazticus”. The show was so successful that she was subsequently invited back to star in a bigger role in Season 2, which aired in late 2013.

2013 also saw her appear as a guest on Adam Hill’s CH4 hit show, “The Last Leg”.

Tanyalee is also part of Abnormally Funny People, an ensemble show, performing throughout the United Kingdom.

Tanyalee’s perception of people, and how they perceive her, exaggerates the humour of life’s “little” tasks and routines. One theme in Tanyalee’s act is about being “sexy”. The “sexy comes from within”, which means everyone can be sexy and Tanyalee proves it.

2015 saw her UK Television prime-time debut when she appeared on BBC1’s The John Bishop Show, quickly followed by her amazing debut on BBC2’s Live At The Apollo 2015 Christmas Special. Both of these dazzling performances saw her stock as a headline comic rise to even greater heights!

Tanyalee continues to make a significant dent in the worldwide comedy circuit, headlining throughout the US, Canada and the UK. What she lacks in height she makes up in tenacity. She is often referred to as “The Little Lady With A Lot Of BIG Laughs.”

QUOTES

“Tanyalee Davis is simply one of the funniest people I know. She has a unique view of the world and if you haven’t seen her I urge to go, sit back, relax and laugh. ”
JOHN BISHOP

“Joan Rivers meets a pile-driver”.
THE SCOTSMAN

“A master of physical punctuation”
THE LAS VEGAS SUN

“touch you, amaze you, entertain you hugely”, “cleverly crafted”
THE SCOTSMAN

“Tanyalee Davis is a punch-packing stand-up”
KATE COPSTICK

“She was rude and crude but side-splittingly hilarious”
THE SHIELDS GAZETTE

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Saturday 18th November – 10th Rolling in the Aisles Comedy Club Night at Kettering Arts Centre – Headline Act: Tanyalee Davis – Tickets will be available on the door! Free Parking/Bar/Disabled Accesss

Rolling in the Aisles Comedy Club Night – With Tanyalee Davis! 8PM Start

Saturday, 18th November 2017

Tickets £9 – (Concessions £7) or £10 (£8) on the door 14+

Doors open 7.30pm. Show starts 8pm

Headline Act: Tanyalee Davis
Supporting Acts: Christian Reilly & Rod Shepherd
Compere: Nick Wills

Tanyalee Davis

Tanyalee Davis is standup comedian who inspires, enlightens and entertainsher audiences while headlining at comedy clubs, colleges, and comedy festivals throughout North America, the UK, and other parts of the world with her own unique perspective and somewhat racy brand of comedy.

Standing at 3′ 6″ tall, Tanyalee is the Ferrari of comedy – low to the ground and kind of racy.

Canadian born, Tanyalee currently makes the stage her home while touring all over the world bringing the funny!

In 2007 Tanyalee premiered her first one-woman show called “Little Do They Know” at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where she received 4 star reviews.

From January to June 2011, Tanyalee performed her very successful one-woman show called “Little Comedian, BIG Laughs” , just off the Las Vegas strip, four nights a week for six months.

In July 2011, the pilot episode of “Adam Hills: Comically Challenged” aired on BBC Northern Ireland where Tanyalee was featured. This show is currently being targeted at the US market.

Tanyalee starred in the premiere episode of “Last Comic Standing 2”, “Little People, Big World” as well as featuring on “World’s Smallest People” on ITV (UK) and TLC -The Learning Channel.

Working on “Austin Powers 3: Goldmember” movie teaser was a highlight of Tanyalee’s career, along with featuring in a movie called, “For the Love of Money”. Tanyalee has also appeared on MTV’s BASH and Dave Attel’s Insomniac show: Live at the House of Blues.

In 2012, Tanyalee supported the amazing Frankie Boyle on his national UK tour. 2012 also saw her star in Season 1 of CH4’s hit TV show “Im Spazticus”. The show was so successful that she was subsequently invited back to star in a bigger role in Season 2, which aired in late 2013.

2013 also saw her appear as a guest on Adam Hill’s CH4 hit show, “The Last Leg”.

Tanyalee is also part of Abnormally Funny People, an ensemble show, performing throughout the United Kingdom.

Tanyalee’s perception of people, and how they perceive her, exaggerates the humour of life’s “little” tasks and routines. One theme in Tanyalee’s act is about being “sexy”. The “sexy comes from within”, which means everyone can be sexy and Tanyalee proves it.

2015 saw her UK Television prime-time debut when she appeared on BBC1’s The John Bishop Show, quickly followed by her amazing debut on BBC2’s Live At The Apollo 2015 Christmas Special. Both of these dazzling performances saw her stock as a headline comic rise to even greater heights!

Tanyalee continues to make a significant dent in the worldwide comedy circuit, headlining throughout the US, Canada and the UK. What she lacks in height she makes up in tenacity. She is often referred to as “The Little Lady With A Lot Of BIG Laughs.”

QUOTES

“Tanyalee Davis is simply one of the funniest people I know. She has a unique view of the world and if you haven’t seen her I urge to go, sit back, relax and laugh. ”
JOHN BISHOP

“Joan Rivers meets a pile-driver”.
THE SCOTSMAN

“A master of physical punctuation”
THE LAS VEGAS SUN

“touch you, amaze you, entertain you hugely”, “cleverly crafted”
THE SCOTSMAN

“Tanyalee Davis is a punch-packing stand-up”
KATE COPSTICK

“She was rude and crude but side-splittingly hilarious”
THE SHIELDS GAZETTE

Christian Reilly

At the age of 15, Christian Reilly joined a band to get laid. The Salvation Army had different ideas…

As former integral part of the Perrier award-winning show Otis Lee Crenshaw and the Black Liars, with comic/songster Rich Hall, Christian’s career has taken him around the world three times. On his way, he received accolades at international festivals and numerous network TV credits in the USA, Australia, New Zealand and Britain.

Now a solo stand-up performer and playing all the major comedy venues in his own right, Christian uses his dynamic guitar and vocal skills to target histrionic rock bands, musical theatre and morose indie musicians. He recently wrote and performed for ‘That Was Then This Is Now’ (BBC Radio 2) as musical counterpart to Richard Herring and Emma Kennedy, as well as giving his improvisation skills an outing on Radio 2’s ‘Jammin’.

Christian’s comic songs, improvisations, sharp wit and youthful energy have delighted audiences wherever he performs. He was recently interviewed for the British Comedy Awards Magazine, and will be appearing in Edinburgh in 2006, performing in the ever-popular ‘AAA’ at the Pleasance Courtyard.

“The word ‘charisma’ is bandied around too often, but Christian does have it in spades” CHORTLE.CO.UK <http://CHORTLE.CO.UK&gt;

“If you’re a fan of Bill Bailey or Rich Hall, you’re probably a Christian Reilly fan already” THE GUARDIAN

“Bill Bailey watch out, there’s a new kid on the block!” ONE4REVIEW.COM

Rod Shepherd Conspiracy Theorist

Rod Shepherd, Croydon’s second best conspiracy theorist and ex-cult leader is here to talk to you about the murky world of ‘conspiracies theories’ and to feed you the truth!

You’ve probably heard of the JFK assassination, Roswell & alien autopsies, crop circles, 9:11, the Diana ‘accident’ and global warming.

Are you being brainwashed by your government? Of course you are, wake up, you’re all slaves, being slowly starved by the system.

Don’t be Frightened.

Don’t be Scared.

Be petrified!

He’s described as David Icke with a splash of Koresh, that’s not an aftershave, that was a mass murderer from Waco, so the FBI said!

“He’s a f**king nuisance” Croydon Metropolitan Police

“He’s stolen my act” David Icke

“Not to be taken seriously” Sutton and Carshalton Times

Jeff Downs is a writer and comedian. He has created several comedy characters such as self-help life-coach Larry Black and appeared in the long running Edinburgh Festival hit sketch show ‘The Bootleg, Bootlegs’. Jeff was a regular contributor as writer and performer to Bob Sinfield’s Laughter Zone on ‘One Word Radio’. Currently he is collaborating with Alfie Joey on a number of projects which include Spinners, a sketch show for Channel 4 Radio.

“…had some truly great observations, a very likeable character that makes it easy for an audience to follow him on his ever more bizzare course…” CHORTLE.CO.UK

“Seen him twice … and he’s ripped the roof off the building both times.” CHORTLE.CO.UK


Over the last 2 years, our compere Nick Wills has created a fun and friendly club where top acts love to perform and where the audience play their part in making a great night.


scan0001Tickets for this and other events are available from Waterstones, High Street, Kettering. By post including an SAE to Jaime Ferreira at Flat 1, 15 Havelock St, Kettering NN16 9PZ (cheques made payable to “PCC of St Andrew’s Kettering”). Tickets are now also available from Petite Pantry at The Yards, 10 Market Street, NN16 0AH Kettering, United Kingdom

You may also buy tickets by emailing office@ketteringartscentre.com or online at We Got Tickets (subject to a booking fee) or call 07759765824 if you prefer to pay by card. All major credit cards accepted (subject to a booking fee).

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