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Jay Foreman

19 April // Winston Theatre

Jay Foreman provides a devilishly cheeky hour of songs, poems and comedy for children of all ages in this family friendly show which regularly sells out its entire runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Lost Voice Guy : I'm Only In It For The Parking

19 April // Anson Rooms

Following the unprecedented success of his appearance on the final of Britain’s Got Talent 2018, BBC New Comedy Award winner and star and writer of BBC Radio 4’s comedy series, Ability, Lee Ridley (aka Lost Voice Guy) is setting out on a tour of the UK

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Idlewild

20 April // Anson Rooms

Having taken a break in 2010 (the previous fifteen years seeing them turn from raucous cult curiosity to chart bothering national treasures) Friendship and the bind of their creativity brought Idlewild back together for 2015’s Everything Ever Written.

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Midge Ure

4 May // Anson Rooms

Midge Ure with support from India Electric Company

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Reginald D Hunter - Facing The Beast

9 May // Anson Rooms

Celebrating his twentieth anniversary as a comedian living and performing in the UK, Reginald D Hunter sets out on a forty date tour of the UK and Ireland in 2019 with his highly anticipated new show.

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Jason Mewes Live

21 May // Anson Rooms: The Winston Theatre

Cinema icon Jason Mewes (Jay and Silent Bob) brings his hit stand-up show to Bristol! Jason Mewes is best known as the potty-mouthed vocal half of Jay and Silent Bob, the on- screen comedic duo who first appeared in Kevin Smith’s seminal 1994 indie film Clerks. Mewes would reprise the character five more times on the big screen from 1995 to 2006, becoming a sort of James Bond of mid-90’s low budget film—a fast talking, foul-mouthed, over-sexed but ultimately harmless and likable guy.

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Colston Hall Presents River Town: Jerron Blind Boy Paxton

25 June // Winston Theatre

Although still in his 20s, Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton has earned a reputation for transporting audiences back to the 1920's and making them wish they could stay there for good. Blind Boy Paxton may be one of the greatest multi-instrumentalists that you have not heard of. Yet. And time is getting short, fast.

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Andy Black + Special Guests

06 July // Anson Rooms

Live Nation presents Andy Black plus special guests ahead of the release of his The Ghost of Ohio album.

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The Noise Next Door At Sea

06 July // Winston Theatre

The Noise Next Door are the U.K’s premier improv comedy troupe who have taken the comedy world by storm. The boys are back and will once again be delighting family audiences with a shiny new family show THE NOISE NEXT DOOR AT SEA!

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The Noise Next Door - Remix!!!

06 July // Winston Theatre

The Noise Next Door are the U.K’s premier improv comedy troupe who have taken the comedy world by storm. The boys are back with a brand spanking new, full length adult evening show The Noise Next Door – REMIX!!! 

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Palace + Special Guests

2 November // Anson Rooms

With their sublime second album, Palace have pulled off a rare pop trick. Songs steeped in darkness emerge in to light, from bleak situations spring fresh starts. Bathed in the band’s atmospheric alt-rock, the future feels brighter and more optimistic.

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Dan Cruickshank: A History of Architecture in 100 Buildings

12 November // Anson Rooms

In 100 Buildings Dan Cruickshank explores the most inspirational and characterful creations in world architecture in that unique, gently eccentric and donnish manner which has endeared him to millions on TV.

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Hawkwind: 50th Anniversary Tour

19 November // Anson Rooms

Hawkwind have announced a 50th Anniversary tour to accompany their concert at the world famous Royal Albert Hall, London in November. The legendary pioneers of space rock will be performing across the UK in celebration of half a century of their musical journey so far.

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From The Jam: Setting Suns 40th Anniversary Tour

29 November // Anson Rooms

This autumn From the Jam will tour the UK celebrating the 40th Anniversary of The Jam’s 4th studio album ‘Setting Sons’. The critically acclaimed album reached #4 in the UK and was the band’s first album to enter the US charts. Succeeding 'All Mod Cons', the album became a commercial success, earning them their first top ten hit single - 'The Eton Rifles'.

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Ardal O'Hanlon: The Showing Off Must Go On 

6 December 2019 // Anson Rooms

Ardal O’Hanlon, star of Death in Paradise, Father Ted, and My Hero (BBC), continues to tour his acclaimed stand-up shows worldwide. Because he loves it. And it’s a compulsion. And the world is a funny place.

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