As if the line-up wasn't already lip-licking enough, we've added a whole lot more stuff to the bill for the undisputed heavyweight of artistic happenings anywhere, ever.
We've got a very special live set from Molotov Jukebox! We've got one of the UK's most astounding close-up magicians! We've got DJ Fish spinning tunes till the early hours! We've got a confessional booth! We're joining 350.org in climate change action! We're welcoming Amnesty International's Protect The Human Campaign! We've got guest cider straight from the barrel! We've got the jacket potato man from heaven! We've got an extra hour when the clocks go back! Here's the full, phenomenal line-up:
WHEN CHERYL WAS BRASSIC by Leo Richardson
nabokov presents our side-splittingly filthy Latitude Festival hit...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.
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.
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.
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.
The Guardian dewscribes 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.
Ever since he realised he was not very good at football, David has been practising his unique style of close up magic and has built up a national reputation over the last eight years. Mixing magic, mis-direction and mind reading, David will make you believe the impossible is possible. Prepare to be truly wowed.
One of the nation's most exciting new bands spent the summer spreading their contagious “BANG” sound throughout the festivals of Britain and Ireland, so the chances are you're already infected with their unique gypsy power dance funk. If you know what you are in for: bring your friends. If you don’t, brace yourself. When they play, you dance.
Your host and compere
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
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.
A unique one-on-one experience
Step through the velvet curtains and get ready to hear the real life confessions of a stranger. You might find yourself revealing your innermost secrets in return.
Mr Fish will have The Arts Club leaping to the freshest cuts ranging from funk to wonky to scabba. Let the waves commence.
What more could you want from one night? Tickets are £15 if you book online in advance, with any remaining £20 on the door. They're going fast so book now!