Stand up for Labour - Carlisle
Stand up for Labour holds an event in Carlisle at the Source Collective (Denton Holme, Carlisle CA2 5NB) featuring some music, comedy, poetry and speeches.
John Scott started stand-up in 1999 at the Stand comedy club in Edinburgh, after taking part in one of the venue’s comedy workshops. In 2010, he won £12,000 -– the biggest prize in comedy – in the Take the Mic competition for Scottish comedians. More recently John was chosen from over 200 applicants to participate in the BBC’s Jesting About project, a showcase for comedy writers and performers from the North East. He worked on two separate projects with the BBC, the first to develop a radio sketch show and the second to develop a TV panel show. The training has proven to be of use to him. John from here went on to develop the live political satire panel show Sod the Tories (And Have a Nice Week) which he per forms with a coalition of fellow comics monthly at the prestigious Stand Comedy Club.
Joe Solo is an award-winning musician, writer, poet, activist, broadcaster and washing machine engineer from Scarborough. His songs have been played by John Peel on Radio One, Mike Harding on Radio Two and Tom Robinson on BBC6Music. In May 2015 Joe helped create WE SHALL OVERCOME, a campaign pushing for a positive response from the music community to the poverty and hardship inflicted on ordinary people by austerity . The movement has put on 550 gigs in 135 towns and cities across eight countries on three continents raising an estimated £225,000 in cash, food, clothing and bedding for those hardest hit.
Hardwicke Circus are a massive seven-piece rock 'n' roll band: a true rock 'n' roll collective, hailing from both sides of the Scottish border. They've had a brilliant year which saw them play Glastonbury, Kendall Calling, Leeds/Reading & more. In fact, they so impressed at Glastonbury that they were even selected to play the after-party gig.
The night is compered by Crispin Flintoff, who set up Stand up for Labour in 2012 and has organised over 200 inspiring, entertaining events for the Labour Party. Crispin has also appeared on the Paramount Comedy Channel's 'The World Stands Up' series.
Tickets cost only £6 if bought here before Monday 22 May/£8 in advance/£12 on the door.