What’s on @ Kettering Arts Centre in June 2017

Dear Members and Supporters,

June will see the introduction of the 1st International Kettering Comedy Festival which will take place during the KETTFEST 2017 weekend followed by the sixth instalment of our popular Rolling in the Aisles Comedy Club Night with Markus BirdmanGeorge ZachAndrew Watts and our genial Compere Nick Wills one week later 17/6/2017.

1st International Kettering Comedy Festival!

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

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

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 

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

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

Kettering Arts Centre presents an amazing line up of 8 top comedians bringing their brand new 1 hour shows right to your doorstep, over the Kettfest weekend of 9th/10th June 2017.

This will be an incredible opportunity to catch some of the country’s best talent at unbelievable prices, with hot off the press, exciting new content.

Featuring the bone fide comedy legend Simon Munnery, Dave channel’s hottest star Matt Forde, TV’s Angela Barnes, hugely popular headliners Dan Antapoloski and Howard Read, star of Kettering’s favourite Christmas show, “Carols and Comedians”, Paul Kerensa and upcoming stars Josh Pugh and Elliot Steel!

Tickets for individual shows can be bought on the door for just £4 each, OR for outstanding value you can buy a Festival ticket for ALL SHOWS for only £20!! There will be 2 shows from 8pm on Friday 9th June and 6 shows beginning at 2pm on Saturday 10th June.

It’ll be a taste of the legendary cultural phenomenon that is the Edinburgh Comedy Fringe Festival, right here in Kettering. Don’t miss out on the buzz, excitement and the laughs!

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

Lineup: Markus Birdman, George Zach, Andrew Watts

Compere: NICK WILLS


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.

George moved from Greece to study Biochemistry in Newcastle Upon Tyne and, in doing so, avoided joining the Greek army for his national service. He discovered stand-up soon after and has gone to sell out his show Greek Tragedy at the Melbourne Comedy Festival and support Luisa Omielan on her Am I Right Ladies tour.

Reading Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2006 Finalist, So You Think You’re Funny 2006 King Gong, the Comedy Store (London) November 2006

Andrew Watts been performing stand-up comedy since February 2006. His defiantly middle-class observational style has endeared him to audiences across London and the Home Counties.

Coming in July 2017

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

Headline Act: RAYMOND MEARNS – Support: STEVE DAY, CATHERINE BOHART 

Compere: NICK WILLS

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!

Steve Day describes himself as Britains only deaf comedian, if there are any others he hasn’t heard. Actually there are a couple of others who have started since he wrote that joke, but it’s only a joke after all.

Catherine Bohart “A comic with both a distinctive voice and a story you’d like to hear” Chortle 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).

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


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 ma yalso 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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Saturday 20th May – Rolling in the Aisles – Ava Vidal, Howard Read, Joseph Wilson & Nick Wills – 8PM Start!

Tickets for this Saturday’s Rolling in the Aisles Comedy Club Night will be available from the front desk!

Saturday, 20th May 2017

Tickets £9 (Concessions £7) 14+

Doors open 7.30pm. Show starts 8pm

Ava Vidal
Ava Vidal is a cool and composed performer with an intriguing past. She was a teenage mum, she earned a living as a prison officer before turning to stand-up, a move inspired by watching Chris Rock. Ava became a mother at 18, and spent five years as a prison guard at Pentonville. A chance viewing of a Chris Rock routine

HOWARD READ
Howard Read is a comic, writer, animator and actor, in that order. He is best known for being one half (and the other half), of the Big Howard, Little Howard, the world’s first human cartoon double-act. He is also an acclaimed stand-up comic, writer, author, illustrator and animator.

Howard has just finished making his 13 part series Little Howard’s Big Question on CBBC on BBC1, which is now being repeated on the CBBC channel. A sitcom, with facts, LHBQ has appeals to children and adults alike. Described by The Daily Mail as “a joy, with clever scripts that ring true of that magical time of childhood, while, thanks to Big Howard, it’s incredibly, achingly funny”

JOSEPH WILSON

Joseph Wilson started his multi talented career at the age of 18 with aplomb and has flourished into a comedic force to be reckoned with. A stand up comedian, actor, voice over artist, a television warm up and a writer, Joseph has carved out an impressive CV. Joseph is a likeable stand up and impressionist who’s energetic, physical and improvised style has been wowing audiences from Britain, Holland, Israel, France & USA

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”).

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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Saturday 20th May Rolling in the Aisles With Ava Vidal, Joseph Wilson & Howard Read From 8PM!

Kettering Arts Centre’s 5th Monthly Rolling in the Aisles Comedy Club Night 2017

Saturday, 20th May 2017

Tickets £9 (Concessions £7) 14+

Doors open 7.30pm. Show starts 8pm

Ava Vidal
Ava Vidal is a cool and composed performer with an intriguing past. She was a teenage mum, she earned a living as a prison officer before turning to stand-up, a move inspired by watching Chris Rock. Ava became a mother at 18, and spent five years as a prison guard at Pentonville. A chance viewing of a Chris Rock routine inspired her to pursue a career in comedy, and she quickly became a fixture of the stand-up circuit. Ava Vidal juggles motherhood with a hectic schedule of club dates and TV appearances, both as a comedian and a commentator. Critically judged as ‘a face of the future’, Ava performs in the UK, America, Canada and Australia, and is an occasional journalist.

Ava Vidal has become a regular presence on television since she turned heads as the BBC New Comedy Awards’ only female finalist in the very first year of her career. She has appeared on Mock the Week, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Comedy Central’s The World Stands Up, Edinburgh and Beyond and C4 reality show Kings of Comedy. Ava was the subject of the documentary From the Top, detailing her background and development as a comedian.

As a commentator, Ava has contributed to The Wright Stuff, Daybreak, ITN News and BBC World Have Your Say. She has written for The Independent and The Guardian, and has used racist abuse directed at her as fuel for her acclaimed solo stand-up show.

In a less serious vein, she has also appeared on ‘a couple of Top 100 shows where people like me who have achieved nothing get to comment on more successful people that have made a few mistakes.’

Critics say:
‘Well-structured, well written and skilfully delivered’ – The Scotsman
‘Effective laughs from a position not often heard… Juggles the profound and the irreverent rapidly alternating between the two.’ Chortle
‘Stand-up with a harsh, dark edge, a refreshing change from all the feel-good crap.’ Melbourne Age

HOWARD READ
Howard Read is a comic, writer, animator and actor, in that order. He is best known for being one half (and the other half), of the Big Howard, Little Howard, the world’s first human cartoon double-act. He is also an acclaimed stand-up comic, writer, author, illustrator and animator.

Howard has just finished making his 13 part series Little Howard’s Big Question on CBBC on BBC1, which is now being repeated on the CBBC channel. A sitcom, with facts, LHBQ has appeals to children and adults alike. Described by The Daily Mail as “a joy, with clever scripts that ring true of that magical time of childhood, while, thanks to Big Howard, it’s incredibly, achingly funny”..

Howard is a lot like the Kelloggs company in that he never makes cereal for anyone else. He also doesn’t generally write or animate for anyone else. He has made two acceptions in the past. Howard has animated four short films for Ross Noble which open his live shows on his world tours. He has also written, briefly for Ricky Gervais in the great man’s least well-received TV series Meet Ricky Gervais.

Howard headlines comedy clubs all accross the UK, as well as having gigged in New York, Iceland, Dubai, Shanghai and in the French Alps. He’s appeared on The World Stands Up on The Paramount Comedy Channel, ABC Australia and BBC America. The was nominated for the 2009 Toburg Musical Comedy Award for his much praised Unpleasant Lullaby. Howard appeared on 100 Greatest Celebrity Melt-downs (Sky One). This is one of his least proud moment, but apparently the one that most people have seen.

“One of the highlights of the show… the embodiment of variety in the 21st century” The Stage.

“You stormed that lad” Jimmy Tarbuck

“Fabulous! Outrageous but Fabulous!” Michael Ball

JOSEPH WILSON

Joseph Wilson started his multi talented career at the age of 18 with aplomb and has flourished into a comedic force to be reckoned with. A stand up comedian, actor, voice over artist, a television warm up and a writer, Joseph has carved out an impressive CV. Joseph is a likeable stand up and impressionist who’s energetic, physical and improvised style has been wowing audiences from Britain, Holland, Israel, France & USA.

Speaking of travelling, Joseph recorded a special podcast episode ‘Cuba, Cubita’ whilst he was there. Perfect moment to push the podcast, right?

The Social Hand Grenade Podcast interviews comedians, actors and life’s live wires about their process including The Morgan Freeman Impression and each guest’s ‘social hand grenade moment (social faux pas)’.

“Very good…Funny stuff coupled with good impressions “- DON WARD, THE COMEDY STORE

“Fabulous! A great act!”- NOEL FAULKNER, THE COMEDY CAFE

“…original and funny material” – THE DAILY ECHO

“A brilliant impressionist” – TERRY ALDERTON

“Terrific”-BARRY CRYER

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”).

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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The Special James Acaster ‘TRELOGY’ is Almost Here! Starting Tomorrow With Recognise, FRI-Represent!

Special treat for James Acaster Fans, The Trelogy! May 2017

acaster_thetrelogyJames Acaster – The Trelogy

RecogniseRepresentReset

Thursday 11th May – Recognise

Friday 12th May – Represent

Saturday 13th May – Reset – SOLD OUT!

Doors open 7:30pm. 8pm Start

Tickets £16 (£40 for all three shows) 15+

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Phil McIntyre Entertainments

Proudly Presents:

James Acaster: The Trelogy

RECOGNISE / REPRESENT / RESET

Undercover cops. Jury duty. Witness protection. Comedy.

All this and more as James Acaster brings a trilogy of shows to a venue near you.

The shows in question are;

Recognise (Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show Nominee 2014)

Represent (Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show Nominee 2015)

Reset (Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show Nominee 2016)

So come on down.

He doesn’t know who he is, he doesn’t know what he believes and he doesn’t know what he’s going to do with his life.

He’ll probably do material from his first three shows as well.  All in all it’s one huge recap.

‘There’s no one better at constructing a show than Acaster’ (Guardian)

‘Comic genius’ (Evening Standard)

‘He really is rewriting the comedy rulebook’ (Time Out).

‘Continues to stun with boundless creativity and technical mastery’ (Scotsman).

‘If Oxford wants to study stand-up in depth, Acaster is a good place to start’ (Sunday Times).

‘A virtuoso display of comic invention’ (Chortle).

jamesacaster.com @JamesAcaster


scan0001Tickets  available online from 17th November 2016 at We Got Tickets (subject to a booking fee) There are 4 options, single events at £16 or 3 in 1 at £40, please choose your options accordingly.

You may also email office@ketteringartscentre.com or  or call 07759765824 if you prefer to pay by card. All major credit cards accepted (subject to a booking fee).

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Remaining Events in May 2017 – Some Tickets Still Available!

James Acaster – The Trelogy

acaster_thetrelogyRecogniseRepresentReset

Thursday 11th May – Recognise

Friday 12th May – Represent

Saturday 13th May – Reset

Doors open 7:30pm. 8pm Start

Tickets £16 (£40 for all three) 15+ 

Phil McIntyre Entertainments Proudly Presents: James Acaster:

The Trelogy. Continue reading…


Rolling in the Aisles Comedy Club Night with headline act Kettering Born Ava Vidal!

Saturday, 20th May 2017

Tickets £9 (Concessions £7) 14+

Doors open 7.30pm. Show starts 8pm

Ava Vidal
Ava Vidal is a cool and composed performer with an intriguing past. She was a teenage mum, she earned a living as a prison officer before turning to stand-up, a move inspired by watching Chris Rock. Ava became a mother at 18, and spent five years as a prison guard at Pentonville.

A chance viewing of a Chris Rock routine inspired her to pursue a career in comedy, and she quickly became a fixture of the stand-up circuit. Ava Vidal juggles motherhood with a hectic schedule of club dates and TV appearances, both as a comedian and a commentator. Critically judged as ‘a face of the future’, Ava performs in the UK, America, Canada and Australia, and is an occasional journalist. 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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MUSIC @ Kettering Arts Centre with The Jigantics Tonight – Doors open 7pm – 7:30pm Start – Tickets Available on the Door!

Saturday 6th May

Tickets £8 in advance (£10 on the door) Available from the front desk!

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:

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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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Blues, Rock, Folk and Americana this Saturday 6th May with The Jigantics! 7:30pm Start

THE JIGANTICS


Saturday 6th May
Tickets £8 in advance (£10 on the door)
Doors open 7pm – 7:30pm Start
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. 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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