Events 2017

1st International Kettering Comedy Festival!

KETTFEST @ Kettering Arts Centre 9th/10th June 2017

Friday 9th June – From 8pm – Doors open 7:30pm

8pm Paul Kerensa

9.30pm Howard Read

Saturday 10th  June – From 2pm – Doors open 1:30pm

2pm Josh Pugh

3.15pm Elliot Steel

4.30pm  Angela Barnes 

6.30pm Dan Antopolski 

8pm Matt Forde  

9.30pm Simon Munnery

Ticket Prices: £4 per event (Available from the front desk only)

Weekend pass: £20 (Please see bottom of page for purchasing options)

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Rolling in the Aisles Comedy Club Night – WITH MARKUS BIRDMAN! 8PM Start!

Saturday, 17th June 2017

Tickets £9 (Concessions £7) 14+

Doors open 7.30pm. Show starts 8pm

MARKUS BIRDMAN
Markus Birdman is a veteran of the comedy scene. He was the winner of the Lewisham Comedy Festival 2001 competition, as well as a finalist in The Daily Telegraph Open Mic Award 2000, Jongleur’s New Act 2000, Leicester Comedy Festival New Act 2001.

He took his solo show, “One Step Beyond” to this year’s Edinburgh Fringe and has featured on BBC Radio’s “Spanking New” and is the voice of ITV’s “Blank Screen”, as well as performing on the Paramount Comedy Store series.

“uniquely talented, demonstrates just how it’s done.” The Evening Standard.

“wonderful, extremely versatile.” The Scotsman

“One of the millionaire mirth merchants of the future.” The Metro.

“The crowd fell for his dry witty, confused little boy smutt-schtick in a big way” The Observer. Full event details here…

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Rolling in the Aisles Comedy Club Night – WITH RAYMOND MEARNS!

Saturday, 8th July 2017

Tickets £9 (Concessions £7) 14+

Doors open 7.30pm. Show starts 8pm

Supporting Acts:

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RAYMOND MEARNS

Whether he is engaged in super quick audience interaction or telling a
hilarious shaggy dog story, RAYMOND MEARNS is one of the UK’s raymond
mearnsfinest circuit comedians.

With a blinding talent for improvisation, Raymond is renowned as one of the
nations top comperes and this is underlined by the fact he is a regular at
the nations top comedy venues!

Playing to audiences at the country’s best venues every week has sharpened
Raymond’s comedy skills to the point where he is flexible enough to perform
in front of anyone, whether in a big city theatre or an intimate club room.

TV and film appearances include Rab C Nesbitt Christmas Special and BBC
Scotland Sitcom: ‘Legit’ (2008). Films include Ae Fond Kiss (2004) ‘It’s a
Free World’ (2007), both directed by the legendary Ken Loach.

“A personality so huge it fills the room” The List “Every line that
issues from this man is funny” Chortle

“A man that knows how to swear properly” Billy Connolly “A genuine
improvisational genius” Frankie Boyle

CATHERINE BOHART
“A comic with both a distinctive voice and a story you’d like to hear” Chortle

Finalist: BBC New Comedy Award 2016
Finalist: Funny Women 2016
Semi-Finalist: Laughing Horse New Act Competition 2016
Semi-Finalist: Semi-Finalist: So You Think You’re Funny? 2016

Catherine started performing stand-up in 2015 and since then has enjoyed a rapid rise through the ranks of UK and Irish comedy. In 2016, she was a finalist in both the BBC New Comedy Awards and Funny Women, drawing praise in the final of the former for having “a distinctive voice and a story you’d like to hear” (Chortle) and in the latter for being “pretty much the perfect comedy package” (Beyond The Joke).

Also in 2016, she and fellow comic Cally Beaton performed their show Catcall for a full run at the Edinburgh Fringe, enjoying packed houses and a series of stellar reviews across the month. She has gigged for the likes of The Stand, Komedia and Up The Creek.

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Justin Moorhouse: People and Feelings @ Kettering Arts Centre

Perfect Strangers & Rabbit Rabbit present: Justin Moorhouse: People and Feelings

Saturday, 7th October 2017 

Tickets £15 (Concessions £5)  14+ 

Doors open 7pm. Show starts 7’30pm

From Live at the Apollo, Phoenix Nights, The News Quiz (BBC Radio 4) and Fighting Talk (BBC 5Live).

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.

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James Acaster: Classic Scrapes Book Tour

Saturday, 28th October 2017

Tickets £16 (Recommended age 15+)

Doors open 7.30pm. Show starts 8pm

Phil McIntyre Entertainments proudly presents:

 

James Acaster: Classic Scrapes
James Acaster is releasing his first ever book this year, James Acaster’s Classic Scrapes, which is going to be a collection of self-deprecating anecdotes about scrapes James has gotten himself into over the years, famed from the slot of the same name on Josh Widdicombe’s XFM radio show. Continue reading…

Photographer: Pal Hansen

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”).

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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3 Responses to Events 2017

  1. Clive Fleckner says:

    Why ‘comedy’ all the while, remember the night The Blues Band brought culture to Kettering?

    • batnet says:

      Hi Clive,

      Have a look at what’s coming:
      https://ketteringartscentre.wordpress.com/events-2017/the-gigantics-with-support-from-marina-florance-coming-up-may-2017/?preview_id=6166&preview_nonce=cff633e66a&_thumbnail_id=-1&preview=true
      The Jigantics with support from Marina Florance coming up May 2017!
      Saturday 6th May

      Tickets £8 in advance (£10 on the door)

      Doors open 7pm – 7:30pm Start

      THE JIGANTICS

      A fabulous musical stew combining the finest roots ingredients – blues, rock, folk and Americana – this brilliant new band brings tremendous musicianship to their many different styles. With something for everyone, delivered with panache and fun, this is a fantastic, highly entertaining, rave-reviewed band who are wowing audiences up and down the land.

      THE BAND

      Rick EdwardsRick Edwards

      Guitars, Vocals.

      Great guitar player who’s slide and acoustic playing is renowned on the Blues circuit and which has enabled him to perform and record in Mississippi with some of the all time greats including Pinetop Perkins, Muddy Waters piano player. Ricks first gig was in a folk club, so what goes around ………

      Graham MizenGraham Mizen

      Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Mandolin, Bass Guitar and a few surprises

      Graham comes from a family well known for their singing and performing, which they continue to enjoy to this day. It was clear from a very early age that he had a natural ability for finding that elusive harmony and, along with his all round musical ability, has enabled him to work extensively in a variety of musical genres. The Jigs are delighted that Graham is now part of the band, and his inclusion has opened up another musical avenue for us all to enjoy.

      lyndon-1Lyndon Webb

      Bass Guitar, Vocals, Guitar and more!

      Lyndon is a multi-talented musician, equally at home on guitar and mandolin as he is on bass. Outside of the Jigs he plays in a number of bands spanning several genres and is also an accomplished sound engineer. Needless to say he brings a wealth of experience and skill to the Jigantics – and he smiles a lot too 🙂

      Mark ColeMark Cole

      Vocals, Mandolin, Squeezeboxes, Harmonica et al

      Mark is an irrepressible front man who seemingly is able to pick up almost any instrument and get an exciting noise out of it. A top vocalist and in demand international session player.

      Martin FitzgibbonMartin Fitzgibbon

      Drums, Percussion, Vocals

      Marty has performed with and in front of, some of the biggest names in the world of popular music, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Lou Reed et al but says the Jigantics are the most exciting project he’s ever been involved with.

      Click here to read more about the band.

      Supporting Act:

      marina-florance

      MARINA FLORANCE

      An award-winning, exceptional singer-songwriter with a voice like chocolate whose fantastic and compelling narrative songs are completely fresh and original. A wonderful talent.

      Awards: Marina came to performing late in life, however, very soon after making the decision to “come out of the kitchen” to widen her audience she was awarded Arts Council funding, via the Escalator Project, to record a debut album, Somewhere Down The Line, using this as a platform she has since reached audiences never previously thought possible.

      The self penned song Cry won the Oldies Composers Competition, judged by BBC Radio 2 presenters including Ken Bruce, Bob Harris, Johnny Walker and the late Sir Terry Wogan, resulting in Anthony Head singing the song live on ITVs This Morning, and gaining airplay on numerous radio stations including the BBC.

      Marina was nominated on Soundcloud as Soundclouder of the day with the song The Guilty One and also added to their International Women’s Day playlist, this has resulted in thousands of plays all over the world.

      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”).

      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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