Every Wednesday Coffee House Sessions takeover the stage at the Balloon Bar to host free pop-up sessions featuring some of the freshest new talent in live music performances. Each week we’ll showcase different up and coming artists.
Our panel will be discussing the challenges and injustices they face as black woman in the creative industry - an industry facing a diversity crisis across gender and race. Our panellists include Chidera Eggerue (The Slumflower), Munroe Bergdorf, Vanessa Kisuule and Eva Lazarus.
One of America’s favourite painted ladies bring her newest masterpiece to life. With CALL ME BY MONÈT, the kaleidoscopic Monét X Change will colour your world in broad strokes. All of your friends will be pea green that you saw this red hot evening of black comedy, blues and prismatic pop. Monét X Change is the breakout star, of the tenth season of RuPaul's Drag Race. known for her beauty, comedy, charisma, lipsyncs... and sponges. Soak it up!
Critically acclaimed and award winning Stand Up comedian, host of his own TV entertainment show and Stand Up show on Comedy Central, Celebrity Juice regular and the only person to ever put Katie Hopkins in her place; Chris Ramsey brings his BRAND NEW 2018 live tour to venues this autumn following a sell-out spring run.
Summer 2018 has truly been one to remember for St Albans trio Friendly Fires. The band returned to the recorded music and live arenas this year following a hiatus, to remind us all exactly why we fell in love with them in the first place. Now, Friendly Fires return to tour some of the UK's best loved cities with some very special guests in tow.
Indie trio DMA's are heading out on a UK headline tour where they’ll flaunt the gloriously uplifting sound of their new album, "For Now". Known for their emotive indie-rock anthems, the band have been wowing crowds since the release of debut album Hills End back in 2016, and now they’re ready to do it all again!
Terry the Odd Job Man Live! Proper Like. After a sell-out show this year, Bristolian internet star Terry the Odd Job Man returns to the stage, but this time in a gert big venue mind! The Southmeader, known for his hilarious videos about life in Bristol, will be bringing a show that is a must-see for all Bristolians and West Country folk alike.
The music is as always, rooted in the extreme, with plenty of melodic sensibility and a lust for experimentation. There is a love for intense double bass drumming, riffing and shredding of timeless dimensions alongside rough edges, slow grooves and epic storytelling for the ages.
Double Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee Nish Kumar is taking his brand new show on a national tour of the UK! The title is a quote from Terminator 2. There will be jokes about politics, mankind’s capacity for self-destruction, and if this will lead to the end of days. GOOD FUN STUFF.
David Starkey delivers a talk that traces the radically shifting marriage customs of the British monarchy, from the laxity of the Middle Ages, through the stringencies of the Hanoverians, to the house of Windsor and its sometimes contorted adaptations to the realities of modern family life.
Hal's literally filled our screens recently on Have I Got News For You, The Apprentice: You're Fired, Bake Off: Extra Slice, and Live at the Apollo. His daughters chose the title of his new stand-up show. He's now on a diet.
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
Earlier this year Dan Cruickshank embarked upon a perilous journey to Syria, in order to discover what had happened to the ancient city of Palmyra during the three years of Islamic State control. The aim was to not only assess the destruction but to reveal the human suffering of those who died protecting the ancient city and its history.