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Female Comedians are here and Outperforming the Men by NextUp Comedy's Co-Founder, Sarah Henley

Sarah Henley is co-founder of NextUp, a worldwide subscription video-on-demand platform specialising in stand-up specials. NextUp, described as ‘The Netflix of UK Stand-Up’ (engadget), showcases the full spectrum of the live comedy circuit from sketch, character and storytellers, to gag merchants, observationalists and surrealists. As well as familiar household names, there are also acclaimed rising stars and circuit legends for you to discover.

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ActionSpace: Ian Wornast and Thompson Hall's 'My Life in London'

'My Life in London' is an exhibition by ActionSpace artists Ian Wornast and Thompson Hall. Having created the work after being awarded the Unlimited Emerging Artist Commission in 2017/18, the collection of artworks are set to be shown in The Royal Festival Hall at Southbank Centre on Wednesday 5th – Sunday 9th September 2018. 

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The Art of Executing Theatre by Gemma Brockis

Image credit: (c) Floro Asqueta

Gemma Brockis is co-founder of the legendary Shunt and performed in all their productions. Her most recent work was Kingdom Come, a show about the English civil war for the RSC. Here she writes about her latest work, An Execution, at Camden People's Theatre (11-29 September 2018).

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The Relentlessness of Difficult Reading by Jo Bannon

Ahead of the premiere of her Unlimited Commission ‘We Are Fucked’ at Arnolfini, Bristol, this month, Jo Bannon gives us a glimpse into the research process behind the performance.

Trigger warning: Some of the subjects touched upon include: Incels, rape, anxiety, sex and hate speech.

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Making people who don’t agree with you laugh by Athena Kugblenu

I have been performing comedy for over six years. In that time, over hundreds of shows to certainly thousands of people, I can count on one hand the occasions I have had an audience who looks and feels like they might be just like me. This isn’t just an observation on race (I’m African/Indian mixed). This is an observation on gender, politics, class, up-bringing and in life experience overall.

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London Tattoo Convention: Special Guest - Mark Mahoney

The London Tattoo Convention are proud to welcome legendary tattooer Mark Mahoney as our special guest. Mark Mahoney will be meeting and greeting fans throughout the weekend, and will join the expert judging panel at our much-anticipated Tattoo Competition.

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