Stand up for Labour - Blackpool
Stand up for Labour returns to Blackpool in a joint fundraiser for Blackpool South CLP and Fylde CLP.
The night is sponsored by the Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU).
Taking place at the Marton Institute (Oxford Square, Blackpool FY4 4DR), the night features three fantastic acts:
Kate Fox has made a living as a stand-up poet for ten years. Her second Radio 4 comedy series aired this summer. She is one of the 17 poets for the BBC/Hull 2017 Contains Strong Language Poetry Festival. She has been poet in residence for the Great North Run, Saturday Live on Radio 4 and the Glastonbury Festival.
Sir Ian Bowler is a loathsome panto villain with some of the funniest one-liners about political life. The creator of Sir Ian Bowler, Nat Tapley, has written jokes for Have I Got News for You and other topical news programmes and he is also a rather good poet. His act has been surprisingly well received by Labour audiences all over the country.
Norman Lovett is a comedy legend who started performing during the Punk era (he warmed up for 'The Clash'). His own unique style has influenced countless other comedians and has led him to many TV appearances (notably on 'Red Dwarf'). He is the Stand up for Labour Act of the Year, winning a vote of CLPs across the country.
The night is hosted by Crispin Flintoff, who set up Stand up for Labour in 2012 as he believed that political events were not inspiring or entertaining enough. He has now organised over 200 shows in England, Scotland and Wales and, in doing so, has inspired more people to get involved in politics and has raised money for the Labour Party as well.
Guest speakers on the night are Ian Hodson, National President of the BFAWU. and cult video blogger the Artist Taxi Driver.
The night also features liquid prizes and a raffle.
Tickets cost £10 in advance and £12 on the door.
You can buy tickets here.