The nabokov Arts Club : October 2009

24 October 2009
Village Underground

Jump up and down it's The nabokov Arts Club! The undisputed heavyweight champion of artistic happenings anywhere, ever, returns on


Yes, The nabokov Arts Club is back with an all new extravaganza of theatre, music, comedy, poetry and lots more in a vast Victorian warehouse in the heart of Shoreditch. Also booze, food, dancing and general tomfoolery till 2am.

And - cacophonous drum roll please - here's the sensational line-up…

nabokov presents our side-splittingly filthy Latitude Festival hit... WHEN CHERYL WAS BRASSIC by Leo Richardson “And yeah, technically, I didn’t spend any money, but this weekend cost me more than that. My soul. My pride. My dignity. So you can walk right on outta here Dean, cos your love aint cost effective.” Without a tenner to her name, Cheryl is facing a weekend of tedium unless she can find some cost-effective fun. Fortunately, her mate has just the tonic. Under the tutelage of lascivious lesbian Shaniqua, Cheryl attempts to seduce her disinterested boyfriend Dean with a Britney Spears dance routine, a bottle of champagne and some carefully applied Nutella.

Physical Theatre SHOWTIME by Tangled Feet A brand new spectacular from one of the most innovative and exciting physical theatre companies in the UK. Tangled Feet aims to create theatre that captures an audience in a total experience and that stimulates imaginations. The Stage describes them as: "Probably the most accessible and original physical theatre company working in the UK today… A must see". For the Arts Club we've commissioned a brand new piece from the company that will leave you awestruck.

Comedy ED GAMBLE We saw rising star Ed in Edinburgh as part of The Comedy Zone and had to be peeled off the floor at the end of what was possibly the best 20 minute set we've ever seen. Ed has been a finalist in the Revels Student Comedy Awards (2007) and The Laughing Horse Big, Big, Big New Act Competition (2007). He is co writer and host of the Chortle sponsored ‘Peacock and Gamble Podcast’. This guy is going to be a huge star, so catch him live at The nabokov Arts Club before he's live at the Apollo.

Poetry JOSHUA IDEHEN A mesmerising wordsmith who we saw wowing crowds at Latitude and Camp Bestival. He has performed all over the UK at events such as Onetaste, Poetry N Motion, The Cellar, Shortfuse and the John Betjeman Festival in Cornwall. Joshua is co-founder of the collective known as A Poem Inbetween People, the host and organiser of the spoken word event PoeJazzi, and a member of funk band Benin City. We're super excited to welcome him to The Arts Club stage.

Live Set CLOCK OPERA The Guardian describes them as "Aled Jones singing with Autechre" and says "We'd sign them if we had a label". We'd sign them too, but for now we'll settle for welcoming them to The Arts Club. Producer/songwriter Guy Connelly and his band make intoxicating chop-pop symphonies - innovative sample-songs that break Philip Glass with blunt instruments found in a skip. They're going to rock the joint. Check them out on Myspace and bring your ears.

Your host and compere LUKE WRIGHT Described by The Observer as "The best young performance poet around", Luke is a 4Talent Award winner, founder of Aisle16 and regular on TV and Radio. Since 2006 he’s launched his own curve-ball bid to become Poet Laureate, programmed and hosted Latitude’s poetry arena (the largest poetry event in Europe) and has become the newest poet-in-residence on BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live. We're thrilled to welcome him back to the Arts Club to marshall proceedings and treat us to a few lyrics.

Live Dancing Tunes THE CORRESPONDENTS If you’ve never danced to The Correspondents, you’ve never danced. The star attractions of Arts Clubs 1 & 3 are back by phenomenal demand to whip you late night revellers into a delirious frenzy with their sensational live set. DJ Chuckles and Mr Bruce will have the warehouse shuddering with their 21st century revamps of the Big Band sound of the 20s and 30s. Ask anyone who's seen them before and they'll say - don't miss.

And there’s more. Yes more still to be announced. Stay tuned to the blog for updates on new acts and a whole host of other exciting things we'll be revealing in the next few weeks.

You can still get tickets on the door from 8pm, they'll be £20, but availability is limited - when we're sold out, you've missed out. So go, go, go.

We. Can't. Wait.

The nabokov Arts Club Saturday 24 October 2009, 8pm - 2am Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, London EC2A 3PQ Over 18s only // Last entry 12am

To get in the mood for the Arts Club groove, check out photos on our Flickr group here and here.

Saturday 24 October 2009, 8pm - 2am (last entry 12am Midnight) Village Underground, London map to venue | Online Sales Closed: Some tickets available on the door for £20