James Acaster: Classic Scrapes Book Tour – Sold Out!

Kettering Arts Centre has a number of superb events coming this quarter September/November 2017.

Please be advised our event James Acaster: Classic Scrapes Book Tour on Saturday, 28th October is now  Sold Out!

For all our remaining events starting with our 8th Rolling in the Aisles Comedy Night on 23rd September 2017 and on wards, please see below and start planning which events are of interest as there will be a huge variety of genres to choose from, Music, Comedy, Brass Concert… Do spread the word and bring a friend:

Rolling in the Aisles Comedy Club Night – With Noel James! 8PM Start!

Saturday, 23rd September 2017

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

Doors open 7.30pm. Show starts 8pm

Headline Act: Noel James – Supporting Acts: Dave Thompson & Paul T Eyres

Compere: Nick Wills

Full event details please click “HERE”

KAC In association with Kontra Roots Promotions present: Threaded Supported by Ady Johnson

Saturday 30th September 2017

Tickets £8 or £9 on the door.

Doors open 7pm – 7:30pm start

THREADED

Following their sensational concert at Kettering Arts Centre two years ago, we’re delighted to welcome back this superb acoustic trio who are among the most popular of all our acts. With the unique instrumental lineup of clarinet, violin and guitar, Threaded create a distinctive and mesmerising sound that is impossible to pigeonhole: a stunning fusion of classical, folk and world music that is quite unlike anything else…

Please click “HERE” for full event details…

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.

Latest release:

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 Rolling in the Aisles Comedy Club Night – With Mark Maiers! 8PM Start!

Saturday, 14th October 2017

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

Doors open 7.30pm. Show starts 8pm

Headline Act: Mark Maier
Supporting Acts: Josh Pugh & Clayton Jones
Compere: Nick Wills

Click “HERE” For full event details…

Boobs & Brass In Concert – The Unique Female Brass Band – An Evening of Musical Entertainment!

bandstand3Saturday 21st October 2017

Tickets £10

Doors open 7pm – 7.30pm start

The always entertaining brass band, Boobs and Brass, will be filling the Arts Centre with the sound of music for this fund-raising concert.

Click here for our exclusive interview by Pete Austin with Jane Nichols

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James Acaster: Classic Scrapes Book Tour – Sold Out!

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


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

For full event details, please click “HERE”…

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.

Click “HERE” or full event details…

Later in December:

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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Change of line up for tomorrow’s Rolling in the Aisles Comedy Club will now be headlined by Junior Simpson!

Saturday, 8th July 2017

Tickets £9 (Concessions £7) 14+

Doors open 7.30pm. Show starts 8pm

Headline Act: Junior Simpson
Supporting Acts: Steve Day & Catherine Bohart
Compere: Nick Wills

Junior Simpson

Having survived being called ”the new Lenny Henry” (The Times) – he’s much funnier than that, lapsed choirboy Junior Simpson is a true star of both the black comic firmament and far beyond.

A true observational comic Simpson finds his humour in the everyday and humdrum with anecdotes of his world travels as a comedian adding a personal originality to his set.

He will be a familiar face from the big, bad world of TV, both from the likes of The Real McCoy, a regular panellist on Never Mind The Buzzcocks, as one of the team captains alongside Suggs on Night Fever and as host and star of two of his own series, In the Dark with Junior Simpson and The Hit Man, both for Channel 5. He has also worked with the likes of Jo Brand, Rolf Harris, Frank Skinner and Jonathan Ross. He also played a major role in the 2003 film Love Actually.

“A vigorous raconteur and vibrant mimic with lots to say. Watch that Man!”
The Guardian

“His material is excellent” – Daily Mail

“One of the funniest people in British comedy.” – ents24.com

Apology from Raymond Mearns


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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Only 2 days to go! Rolling in the Aisles Comedy Night With Raymond Mearns, Steve Day & Catherine Bohart!

Rolling in the Aisles Comedy Club Night – WITH RAYMOND MEARNS! 8PM Start!

Saturday, 8th July 2017

Tickets £9 (Concessions £7) 14+

Doors open 7.30pm. Show starts 8pm

Headline Act: Raymond Mearns
Supporting Acts: Steve Day & Catherine Bohart
Compere: Nick Wills

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.

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).

Full event details here…

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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Only 10 days to go before Kettering Arts Centre’s 7th Rolling in the Aisles With Raymond Mearns – Steve Day and Catherine Bohart – Saturday 8th July 2017

Saturday, 8th July 2017

Tickets £9 (Concessions £7) 14+

Doors open 7.30pm. Show starts 8pm

Headline Act: Raymond Mearns

Supporting Acts: Steve Day & Catherine Bohart

Compere: Nick Wills

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!

Raymond Mearns Teaser Video for your predilection:

STEVE DAY
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.

For the past eleven years Steve has been performing to huge laughter around the country and abroad, well they tell him the laughter was huge to humour him, he doesn’t know either way.

Steve Day LIVE at Hot Water Comedy Club

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 Bohart Acting Showreel 2017

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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Seventh Instalment of Kettering Arts Centre’s Rolling in the Aisles Comedy Club Night – 8th July 2017

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

Saturday, 8th July 2017

Tickets £9 (Concessions £7) 14+ Please see bottom of page.

Doors open 7.30pm. Show starts 8pm

Headline Act: Raymond Mearns

Supporting Acts: Steve Day & Catherine Bohart

Compere: Nick Wills

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.

Full event details here…


 

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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Rolling in the Aisles Comedy Club Night – With Markus Birdman! 8PM Start! SAT-17-JUN

After a tremendous KETTFEST weekend which saw the 1st ever International Comedy Festival in Kettering, your local Arts Centre will be hosting the 6th instalment of our popular Rolling in the Aisles Comedy Club with the following lineup:

Headline Act: Markus Birdman

Supporting Acts: George Zach & Andrew Watts

Compere: Nick Wills

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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.

“Looks like the 4th Muskateer; infectious, likable and popular with the crowd” The Stage.

GEORGE ZACH
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. Recent BBC One appearances include the One Show and numerous appearances on This Week, discussing the Greek financial crisis.

George’s first gig was on St Patrick’s Day in a dark room above a pub in Newcastle’s city centre. Fortunately for him, it turned out that he had a grasp of the English language as well as a talent for the art of comedy and soon this “really likable comic” went on to play all over the UK and abroad at some of the most prestigious comedy clubs. After impressing in the CKP Lunch Time Special at the Edinburgh Festival he came back with his one man show Greek Tragedy, which recently sold at the Melbourne Comedy Festival. He’ll be returning to Australia in 2016 and will also be helping to spearhead a burgeoning comedy scene back home in his native Greece.

“Pulls it off well with a style that is thoughtful and unexpected Broadway Baby

“Accessible, likeable, his jokes are solid and his timing impeccable The List

ANDREW WATTS
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.

“Observational genius” Three Weeks

“A nice, modest approach … his social awkwardness is what makes him funny” chortle

“Pure genius, in both material and timing.” Surrey Mirror

“Excellent material. Excellent with the audience” Tim Arthur, Time Out

“laugh- out loud funny, wonderfully bizarre ideas.” Chortle

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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For Amazing Value Festival Tickets to see all 8 of our stunning Comedy Festival 1 hour shows this weekend!

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

Click “here” for a Weekend pass: £20

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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 Steel4.30pm  Angela Barnes6.30pm Dan Antopolski 8pm Matt Forde & 9.30pm Simon Munnery

Kettering Arts Centre presents an amazing line up to 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!


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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