LUDLOW COMES ALIVE

What's On 2019

15th June - 30th June

Ludlow Fringe
Ludlow PRIDE
Come and celebrate Ludlow’s third Pride Day. Make a positive stand in supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people to promote their equality rights, dignity and increase their visibility as a social group to build a stronger, happier community.
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Stony and Co
All-Star Ibiza Style Rave Tunage
Back by popular demand, Stony will be bringing friends along to take over the decks for a Summer Solstice Party. They'll be bringing a spread of classic house and disco tunes from way back when right up to new music probably bought that morning!
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Yardbird Arts
Remi Harris
Remi is one of the most exciting Jazz & Blues guiarists in the UK today. His unique style draws inspiration from artists such as Django Reinhardt, Jimi Hendrix, Wes Montgomery, Peter Green and Led Zeppelin. ​ "astonishing stuff" Cerys Matthews
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Birdlife Productions
Kōtuku and the Moon Child
A Moon Child gets trapped on Earth – how will she find her way home? This epic adventure of loss, longing and unlikely friendships is told using masks, puppetry, music, lots of cloth and plenty of wonder. A 5* puppet show for everyone to enjoy age 5 to 95 years!
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Robert Lane
The Improlectuals
The Improlectuals are an improv “super-group” made up of some of the finest improvisers from around the Midlands. They create completely new comedy sketches on the spot, based entirely on audience suggestions. Performances always feature Richard Baldwin (Wow Impro, Abbe
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Luke Baker
Luke Baker & Friends
Luke Baker & Friends is a comedy show. Luke Is a rising stand up comedy magician and mentalist. Come see him perform his comedy magic and mind reading as well as see some of Luke's favourite comedy acts in the midlands.
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Ludlow Assembly Rooms
Secret Gardens of Ludlow
Ludlow Assembly Rooms annual fundraiser gives you the opportunity to peek beyond the gates and wonder into some amazing hidden gardens of Ludlow.
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Sam Enthoven and Laura Sampson
THE GATES
Secret gardens, lost loves, new worlds, kingdoms of adventure: let storyteller Laura Sampson and sound artist Sam Enthoven take you across the boundaries of imagination in an evening of dark bedtime stories and unnerving live soundscapes. Come to THE GATES.
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Richard Pulsford
Roll Up for the Smirking Break
An hour of stand-up from master of wordplay Richard Pulsford (Leicester Comedy Festival’s ‘UK Pun Championships’ runner up 2016), touring his fifth solo show. “Like a well-oiled machine of mirth… a likeable stand-up comedian with great material” (Buxton Fringe 2017)
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Tales of Britain
Tales of Britain LIVE IN LUDLOW
TALES OF BRITAIN is the all-new treasury of British folktales for the 21st century, from Land's End to John O'Groats, with tourist guides to each tale's location! Ludlow Library (11.00), Castle Sqaure (12:15) or Millenium Green (14.00) , Castle Bookshop (15.30).
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XR Ludlow & Leominster
12 Characters In Search Of An Apocalypse
Are you worried about climate breakdown? Join us to be stirred, shaken, engaged, listened to and more as we bring to life “12 Characters in Search of an Apocalypse”. A Giraffe Social Enterprises/Jason Stewart production of the work of US author Andrew Boyd.
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GIN, JAZZ & JUICE
A chilled evening of classic live jazz listening to the James Hunt Duo, accompanied with delicious cocktails made from Ludlow’s newest Gin distiller Kirkwood Distillery.
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Rob Gee
Kevin, King of Egypt
The story of an unlikely friendship between an escaped psychiatric patient and a lost six-year old. ★★★★★ “Uproarious!” London Pub Theatres. ★★★★½ “Moving, funny, deeply human” Victoria Times. Best Solo Comedy, Orlando Fringe. Best Solo Show, Victoria Fringe
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Ludlow Fringe
Ludlow Conservation Day
To compliment the Secret Gardens of Ludlow day we are inviting conservation groups from the area to set up displays on the square and talk about the amazing work they do to highlight the need to protect, conserve, and sustainably manage our natural resources.
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Ludlow Fringe
Ludlow Arts Trail
Ludlow Fringe Arts Trail Come and see the diverse work of some amazing local artists, showing across a host of different venues in Ludlow throughout the Fringe Festival. Look out for our easy to follow map and guide which is available all over town. Town wide venues
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Ludlow Fringe
The Big Sing
Choirs from all around the Ludlow area will be singing around the town in their individual groups then at 2.30pm they will all come together to raise their voices to the heavens. Don't miss this uplifting experience.
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Sandro Ford / Kris Davies / Luke Biddle / Steffan Evans
Unusual Suspects
Unusual Suspects is a stand up comedy show that will be showcasing four of South Wales best up and coming comedians with four different styles of comedy. From musical comedy to amazingly crafted one liners.
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Kate Garrett
The Saint of Milk and Flames
Join Kate Garrett at Ludlow Library (11:45), Castle Square (13:00), or Millennium Green (15:15), Castle Bookshop (16.15), for enchanting poetry performances.
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Richard Pulsford
It Just So Happened - an alternative history show
In this alternative history show 4 panellists deliver short sets based on historical events which happened on the same date as the show, then together discuss possible alternative endings to other events which happened in Ludlow's history. Hosted by Richard Pulsford.
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Richard Pulsford
Conflict of Interest
When stand-up comedian Richard Pulsford delved into his family history his research unearthed personal stories of relatives who fought on both sides in WW1. This talk focuses on two great uncles who volunteered, served and died, in France and at sea in 1918.
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Lou Sanders & Alex Kealy
Comedy at the Brewery
Lou Sanders - The Face That Launched a Thousand Dicks! The star Dave's Taskmaster & Channel 4's 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, brings her latest 5* touring show to Ludlow Fringe. Supported by "rising star of the British stand-up scene" Alex Kealey.
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Majk Stokes
One More Cup of Coffee, and then We'll Save the World
Majk Stokes is a comedy singer-songwriter, poet, environmentalist, Quaker and caffeine addict. His show is built around two of his greatest passions, the environment and coffee.
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Gill Hamer - Zumba Shropshire
Zumba on the Sqaure
Come along to watch or join in with Gill Hamer's amazing Shropshire based Zumba group, bring your own trainers and join in if you fancy it!
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Exploring Printmaking with Amanda Hillier
Spend a day with Amanda Hillier, and experienced professional Illustrator and printmaker exploring different printing methods to create your own unique prints. You will try lino, monotype & collagraph techniques and experience printing both by hand and with a press.
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Men v Miles
An Evening with Graeme Obree
Join us for an evening in the company of Graeme Obree, 2 x World Hour Record holder and 2 x Individual Pursuit World Champion. This is a fundraising night to support Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) who work to raise awareness of male suicide.
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Daniel Audritt
Daniel Audritt: Better Man (WIP)
Award-winning comedian Daniel Audritt questions love, relationships and masculinity. Writer: Comedy Central, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Mock the Week, Comic Relief and BBC Radio 4. Dave's fourth Best Joke of the Fringe 2018.
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About Face Theatre Company
Creation
In the beginning, the world was nothing … Beautiful micro-puppetry for an intimate audience, About Face weaves ancient stories of greed, fear and redemption, with music and narrative. The actors introduce a huge cast and songs performed on miniature musical boxes.
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Ludlow Fringe
Ludlow Concert Band
The band will play a selection of popular music, theme tunes and music from screen musicals in the Castle Gardens.
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Ludlow Assembly Rooms
Priscilla Queen of the Dessert
Priscilla Queen of the Dessert Uplifting 1994 classic where two drag performers and a transgender woman travel across the Australian Outback from Sydney to Alice Springs to perform their unique style of cabaret.
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Matt McGuinness and the MLC
We are what we overcome
Fresh from a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe and sold out preview shows, uplifting, anthemic tunes punctuate stories and conversation, shedding light on men’s mental health with self-deprecating honesty and dark humour. “Informative, uplifting, wonderful.”
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Box of Frogs
Improv Comedy from Box of Frogs
A night of high-octane improvised comedy based entirely on your suggestions. Expect the unexpected as quick-witted players conjure up hilarious spontaneous songs, sketches and scenes on the spur of the moment! “Definitely a group to see at least once before you croak!"
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Grey Wolf
Grey Wolf and Deborah Rose
A long- time favourite of the Fringe, Grey Wolf is joined by singer songwriter Deborah Rose. Expect an enticing concoction of transatlantic folk and self-penned music from Grey Wolf, Deb and other guests. "A mesmerising group of musicians. Not to be missed." Radio 2
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Lucky Dog Theatre Productions
The Red Balloon
Based on the classic 1956 film by Albert Lamorisse, the award-winning Lucky Dog bring their brand new show to Ludlow. Charming, funny, touching and suitable for all the family. Come and join Pascal and his balloon in Paris as they learn the true nature of friendship.
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Lucky Dog Theatre Productions
The Laurel And Hardy Cabaret
A bumper show of routines, songs and dances from the 30-year career of the dearly-loved timeless duo, including some rarely-seen material. Performed by the best Laurel & Hardy re-enactors in the business, fresh from awards, sell-outs and international standing ovations.
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Ludlow College
Theatre on the Sqaure
An afternoon of Street Theatre and entertainment on the event square, brought to you by the students of Ludlow College and bringing together a variety of shows from young people of all ages from the area. Come and see the stars of tomorrow performing in Ludlow today.
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Ludlow Fringe
Peaky Blinder Brewery Takeover
Are you ready for a journey back in time! A night of beer-soaked madness, fun and mayhem. The Peaky Blinders will be taking over the brewery during The Ludlow Fringe for one night only! A themed night with 1920's Entertainment, Burlesque, Live Music and DJ.
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Pure Studios
Stay Fabulous Cabaret
A return of the fabulous, carefree frolics, lip-syncing extravaganzas, chair dancing, pole dancing and aerial with more than just a little weirdness and plenty of joie de vie!
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Here To There Productions
HENRY V
Shakespeare returns to Ludlow Castle for a stunning outdoor performance of his most famous History play, Henry V, set in a perfect location. With a strong professional cast, this production promises to be a spectacle with great drama, laughter and sword fights!
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Ludlow Fringe
Makers Market
Makers’ Market Bringing together the finest art, craft, food and drink producers in the area, this annual event is a great showcase for unique, original and inspiring designs. Come and grab yourself a bargin.
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Paper Smokers
Diary of an Expat
Faced with the possibility of having to leave her home of ten years, Cecilia Gragnani is sharing her personal experience and testimonials of others to ask what does it feel like to be an expat? Theatre Weekly ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ London Theatre ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Young Perspective ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Daniel Martinez Flamenco Company
Art of Believing - Flamenco Music and Dance
Composer & Flamenco guitarist Daniel Martinez returns with his powerful & unique production “Art of Believing”. Daniel and his exceptional group of musicians promise an unforgettable evening of pure authentic Flamenco. This is a Ludlow Fringe must-see!
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The Bull Hotel
Ludlow Pride After Party
Continue the days festive mood with music and entertainment at the Bull Hotel.
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The Cliffe at Dinham
Becki Biggins Sings with Ludlow Jazz Collective
Wine, dine, relax and listen to the Award Winning Jazz singer, songwriter and saxophonist Becki Biggins, supported by the ‘Ludlow Jazz Collective’. Free Entry, Cocktails, Light Bites or Book a Table for Dinner.
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The Old Dic Theatre
Wonga on the Gondola
The Longest Running Bad Shakespeare in Ludlow! The 36th Year of Bardic Demolition! The Old Dic Theatre Company presents “Wonga on the Gondola” or “The Merchant of Venice The Budget Version in 30 minutes”
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Phillip Northfield
Mind-Reader?
Bigger, Balder, Better. Returning oddball Phillip Northfield brings his one man show back to the Ludlow Fringe, with a few new surprises for 2019! An evening of entertainment, mystery and laughter for those who seek it, with manipulation and mind reading aplenty!
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AllSorts Productions
Who Killed The Hotel Manager?
An evening of murder mystery and a delicious2-course meal. A site specific performance specially arranged for the Cliffe at Dinham. Put your detective skills to the test at this fun, light hearted evening of entertainment. Have you got what it takes to solve the crime?
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Comedy at the Brewery
Mark Thomas : The Manifesto
The Manifesto returns! This is the show where the audience get to make the policies of the future, Mark Thomas (for it is he) collects audience suggestions to make the world a better place.
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Ad Hoc Theatre Co.
The Confessions of Jon-Jak Crusoe & The Unkindest Cut
Two one-act plays, written by Gareth Owen, featuring the hilarious struggles of a would-be genius to pen a world-shattering autobiography and an actor, inspired to play Marc Antony by his hero, Marlon Brando. 'A torrent of jovial mockery'. The Sunday Times
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Comedy at the Brewery
Nick Helm & Paul F. Taylor
--- STOP PRESS ----- Nick Helm is unable to attend this performance and is being replaced by the histerical Andrew Lawrence
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James Phelan
Trickster
Following a sell-out tour, viral sensation James Phelan, presents his unique magic show that is jaw-dropping and laugh out loud funny. Come and see why James (nephew of the late Paul Daniels) has quickly solidified himself as 2019's most anticipated magical performer.
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Thomas Cameron
A Night at the Musicals with Thomas Cameron
Thomas Cameron is a Classic Brit Award nominated tenor, whosevelvet like voice has blown away audiences internationally. Performing hits from the world of musical theatre, classical and contemporary music.
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Alex De Koning
An Attempt at being Memorable
What do you think is memorable? Alex is a magician who will attempt to answer this by doing as many tricks as he can in the most unusual, silly or impressive way. Come join for an interactive, enjoyable, hugely ambitious show that you will never forget (age: 12+).
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The Mary Webb Society
The Joy of Music
A concert of pastoral music evocative of the Shropshire writer and her times with readings from her works. Robin Rubenstein - Piano Mark Lacey- Clarinet Rob Northcott- Composer Tickets £12 from Ludlow Assembly rooms https://ludlowassemblyrooms.co.uk Castle Bookshop
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The Shropshire Bedlams
Morris Dancing
The Shropshire Bedlams and Martha Rhoden's Tuppenny Dish A spectacular performance from The Shropshire Bedlams and Martha Rhoden's Tuppenny Dish at Ludlow Brewery with Special Guests the amazing Harlequin Morris Men.
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The Bull Hotel
BullFest
BULLFEST - Fringe at the Bull! Back by popular demand. A day of beer, music, entertainment and BBQ.
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Daniel Martinez Flamenco Company
Tablao Flamenco
Composer & Flamenco guitarist Daniel Martinez presents an authentic ‘Tablao Flamenco’. Enjoy some delicious tapas & sangria alongside a traditional Tablao straight from the heart of Andalucía. Join these talented musicians for an open air evening of music & dance!
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Rick Sanders aka Willis the Poet
Willis the Poet's Comedy Extravaganza
Willis the Poet presents an extravaganza of comic verse and rib-tickling spoken word wizardry with some of the funniest performance poets in the West Midlands.
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Comedy at the Brewery
Stephen Carlin & Trevor Tokabi
Comedy at the Brewery with Stephen Carlin & Trevor Tokabi.
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Freddie Farrell
I wasn't born with enough middle fingers
Freddie released his debut show 'Excuse Me While I Burst into Flames' in 2017. Now he's back with bits and pieces to put together his second show. Come and enjoy Freddie's brand of raw comedy with no reservations. 'One to watch for sure!' Joe Lycett (Live at the Apollo)
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Alexander Cofield
Alex Cofield: Supernova
Hot Fuzz meets Hamilton in this critically acclaimed hip-hopera rap musical as Melbourne Fringe Comedy Award Nominee Alex Cofield rhymes his way out of his routine, rural life and shoots for the stars beyond. ★★★★★ - One4Review ★★★★★ - The Upside News
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Ludlow Fringe
The Great Ludlow Get Together
The Great Ludlow Get Together - Street Party with music, crafts and games. Bring some food and join us in celebrating our town and our very special community community! 29th June Ludlow Event's Square
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Jim Campbell
Beef
Jim Campbell descends from the Scottish clan who inspired one of Game of Thrones' most brutal moments. Join him 300 years later, on a journey to inner peace, via complete and utter rage. “No punchline is left behind" - The List ****
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Radu Isac
Good Excuses for Sociopaths
Do you sometimes think about your actions? Do your actions make you feel like a sociopath? Does feeling like a sociopath hurt your self-esteem? This show was specifically written to make YOU feel better!
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Lejazzetal
The Dime Notes
The Dime Notes are back! Small band, huge swing! Blues drenched clarinet-driven 1920’s jazz with London's hard-swinging vintage jazz band. Inspired! SUNDAY TIMES (UK)
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Ludlow Fringe
Ratpack meets Elvis
The Ratpack meet Elvis in Ludlow Fringe's Grand Finale. Three great performances, cocktails and a prize for the best dressed swinging cats should make for a night to remember. Let's face the music and dance ...!
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Ludlow Speakers
Ludlow speakers are a group of people who have learned to conquer their fear of speaking in public with a variety of tools including humour. Join us for a demonstration of different skills, including storytelling, humourous speeches and stand-up comedy.
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Ludlow Fringe
Young Musicians
Young Musicians at the Brewery A terrific night of talent and versatility from our newest up-and-coming, local young musicians in the attractive surroundings of the Ludlow Brewery.
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One Vision Musical Theatre Company
Neverland
Come along to this unmissable evening of entertainment brought to you by an incredible cast from One Vision School of Arts, Leominster. Featuring songs from musicals including; The Lion King, Oliver, Les Misérables, Peter Pan, Matilda, The Greatest Showman & many more.
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Gerard Harris
A Tension To Detail
The comedian & storyteller brings "an unforgettable storybook ride of twists and turns"(Art Murmurs NZ) about everything... so if you like things, this is the show for you Best Comedian, Buxton UK Best of Fest, Ottawa CA Best Comedy, Dunedin NZ Best Solo Show, Nelson NZ
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Appleteme
Sonya Smith
Sonya Smith is a Singer &Song writer & has been compared to singers as diverse as Joni Mitchell to Ella Fitgerald. Her wide ranging, lyrical & dusky vocals are the keynote to all her performances. She'll be playing her own songs and her take on more familiar music.
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Helen Wood
The O.S. Map Fan Club
Take a virtual walk using the OS 168 Explorer map and learn unusual facts along the way through stories, poetry, sketches, music and… origami! An endearing 5* show … 'Reminiscent of Victoria Wood with a backpack' Buxton Fringe Review'. OS map Fan Club badges for all!
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Robyn Perkins
Mating Selection
On August 14, 2018, Robyn Perkins (★★★★ EdFestMagazine) participated in a dating show in front of a live audience. Her experience led her to question human morality and the social constructs of present-day dating, with a scientific twist. ★★★★1/2 GlamAdelaide
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Ludlow Fringe
Sculpture on the Green
A children's and family workshop, inspired by Ludlow's medieval carvings, gargoyles and misericords. Participants will create faces in clay (the uglier the better) which will then be secreted into nooks, crannies and crevices around the Green to form a magical Art Trail
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Harun Musho'd
Harun Musho'd: The Dark Side of Harun
Harun Musho'd's second solo stand-up show compares life and events in the 70s and today. Includes terrorism, conspiracy theories, referendums, US presidents and the dark side of management. An intelligant and witty must see! "Provocative" - Chortle
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Paul Wakelin
Lucas D & The Groove Ghetto
Lucas D & The Groove Ghetto is a 6-piece soul funk instrumental outfit playing eclectic tunes from the 60s genre right up to contemporary jazz funk. Performed by a line up of potentially Birmingham's best musicians, creating a groove that captivates an audience.
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