George Orwell liked pubs. Andrew James Brown LOVES pubs. All pubs! Taking Orwell’s 1946 essay ‘The Moon Under Water’ as a starting point, Andrew James Brown looks at the joy of pubs, their essence and their greatness, and, most importantly the people in them. Why not join him on his colourful journey through pubs great and small, from chain pub to gastro, travelling through city gin-palaces and country inns across parquet flooring and sticky carpet alike. This humorous look at pubs and people takes in history, philosophy, musings, poems and tales of booze, horse brasses and Morris dancing, all washed down with a warm lager or two.
Do you like pubs? If so, you'll like this. Hopefully.
The Lamb Inn Thursday 7th February 2019 19:00
In 2002, John Osborne won a competition on John Peel’s Radio 1 show. His prize was a box of records that took eight years to listen to. This is an ode to radio, those records and anyone who’s ever sought solace in the wireless. This show features a selection of records previously owned by the late John Peel. Many are very rare recordings by obscure and now defunct bands, and this is a unique opportunity for any Peel fans. A version of the show was recorded at the BBC Radio Theatre and broadcast on Radio 4, and it was chosen as Pick of the Day in The Radio Times. Age suitability 12+
This performance is part of the Inn Crowd Project
The Crown and Anchor Sunday 10th February 2019 19:00
Flamboyant, political and riotously funny, Luke Wright creates inventive poems with loads of heart. Part Essex wide boy, part dandy fop, he writes from the sidelines about small-town tragedies and national farce, then performs his work with snarl and spit. Since 2006 he has written and performed nine spoken word shows and two verse plays, touring them to top literary and arts festivals. Alongside his own shows, Luke is John Cooper-Clark’s regular support act, performing at venues such as The London Palladium and The Palace Theatre in Manchester. He’s won a 4Talent Award, a Stage Award, a Fringe First Award, a Saboteur Award, and a NFBC short film competition at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.
The Lamb Inn Thursday 7th March 2019 19:00
An evening of love, laughter, community and boozing! Three women at different stages of their lives. They're in the same pub on the same night. What are they thinking? Kiss Me, Help! I Hate You tells three women's stories using audience interaction, poetry, story-telling and song. The show celebrates women and drinking and live performance. It is a funny and raucous show, specially made to fit snuggly in your local. Jemima Foxtrot is a writer and theatre-maker who has written and toured three critically acclaimed solo shows as well as writing commissions for the BBC, Channel 4 and The Tate.
The Crown and Anchor Sunday 10th March 2019 19:00
VenuesA Summer Squall, RamsgateAddington Village HallAdur FestivalAlciston and Selmeston Village HallAldington Soapbox Derby and Village FairAlfriston Sussex DayAll Saints Church, AllhallowsAll Saints Church, GraveneyAllhallows Village FeteAllhallows Village HallAppledore Village HallArches Local Summer EventArt in The ParkArts and Crafts Show - Tonbridge FestivalAstor Community TheatreAvenue TheatreAylesford Community CentreAylesford Village FestivalAylesford's Big LunchBalcombe Village FeteBattel Bonfire Boyes Summer Fayre and CarnivalBattle and Langton Primary SchoolBattle Bonfire Boys Big WeekendBattle Brewery and Bottle ShopBattle FestivalBattle LibraryBattle Memorial HallsBeechwood Hall, CooksbridgeBenenden Village HallBethersden Jubilee Street PartyBiddenden Tractorfest and Country FairBiddenden Village HallBilsington Village HallBlackham Village HallBligh Infant SchoolbOing International Family FestivalBosham FacilitatorBosham Village HallBoughton Monchelsea Queen's Diamond Jubilee Children's Street PartyBoughton Monchelsea Village FeteBoughton Monchelsea Village HallBoxgrove Community Day and BBQBoxgrove Village Hall and Community CentreBrabourne & Smeeth Village HallBradbourne SchoolBrasted Village FeteBrasted Village HallBredhurst Church FeteBredhurst Primary SchoolBredhurst Village HallBrenchley Memorial HallBurham Fun DayBurpham and Wepham Village FeteCatsfield Village HallCentral Sussex CollegeCentral Sussex Sixth Form CollegeChalk Village FeteCharlton Place, BishopsbourneChiddingly Beer FestivalChiddingly Village HallChiddingstone Village HallChilstone Music FestivalChislet Country FairClair HallClaverham Community CollegeColdred Village FeteCompton and Up Marden CE SchoolCoronation Hall, SlindonCrawley Folk and Beer FestivalCreate Music Festival, AshfordCriterion Blue TownCrockenhill Harvest FayreCrowborough Town - Sussex DayCrowhurst ParkCrowhurst Village Fayre and Horticultural ShowCrowhurst Village HallCuxton Social ClubDance WokingDarfort Big Local PicnicDartford LibraryDeal Festival of Music & the ArtsDenton Village HallDover Olympic Torch Relay Evening CelebrationDromos FestivalDunkirk Village Hall, ME13 9LFDunorlan Park Jubilee PicnicDunton Green Fun DayDunton Green Primary School PTA Summer FeteE M Forster Theatre, Tonbridge SchoolEast Chiltington ChurchEast Langdon Village HallEast Malling Picnic in the ParkEast Peckham Community HallEast Peckham Jubilee PartyEast Peckham Village HallEastchurch Village HallEden Valley Summer Festival Fun DayEgerton FeteELDERFLOWER FIELDS FESTIVALEtchingham FeteEtchingham Village HallsExeter Street HallEynsford Village HallFamily Fun Day, Grosvenor and Hilbert ParkFarningham Village FeteFarningham Village HallFirebird Brewing CompanyFolkestone AmpitheatreFolkestone FestivalsFolkestone FringeFour Elms Village FeteFour Elms Village HallFrittenden Memorial HallFrittenden Primary SchoolFuse Medway FestivalGlobal Youth Camp, SwattendenGodmersham and Crundale Village HallGoldsmith Recreation GroundGoodnestone FeteGraffham Empire HallGraffham FestivalGraffham FeteGulbenkian TheatreHadlow Down Village FayreHadlow Village HallHarleston Antiques Street MarketHarlestons Antiques Street MarketHarrietsham Village HallHartfield Village FeteHartfield Village HallHastings Olympic Torch CelebrationsHawley Square FairHaymaking FestivalHazlitt Arts Centre Exchange StudioHempstead Village FeteHenley FestivalHerne Bay FestivalHerne Bay in Bloom Giant PicnicHever School Summer FeteHever Village HallHextable DanceHigh Halden Village Fete and Boot FairHigh Hurstwood Village FeteHillyfieldsHollingbourne Village FeteHorsmonden Summer FestivalHorton Kirby and South Darenth Village HallHorton Kirby Village Society FeteHunton Village FeteHunton Village HallHurst FestivalHurstepierpoint Village CentreHythe FestivalIcklesham Memorial HallIcklesham Summer Fete and Flower ShowIden Village FeteIghtham Party In The ParkIghtham's Summer CelebrationIsfield Village FeteIvychurch Village HallIzzard Theatre, Bexhill CollegeJazz at the Castle - Tonbridge Arts FestivalKent Miners FestivalKilndown Village HallKing Charles Church HallKing Charles The Martyr Hall, Tunbridge WellsKings Hill Summer FeteLamb InnLangdon Dog ShowLavant Memorial HallLenham Community CentreLeysdown Village FeteLindfield Arts FestivalLittlebourne Queen's Diamond Jubilee CelebrationLodsworth FeteLodsworth Village HallLongfield AcademyLoose Duck RaceLoose Junior SchoolLounge on the Farm FestivalLower Halstow Memorial HallLurgashall Village FeteLurgashall Village HallLV21Lyminge DayLyminge School Summer FayreLynsted OrchardMadhurst Music and Arts FestivalMaidstone Arts FestivalMaidstone Mencap Grand Summer FayreMaidstone Olympic Torch CelebrationsMannings Heath Village HallManor Park Open DayMartlets Hall Tel: 01444 242888/ 07825138149Matfield Village HallMereworth Village FeteMid Sussex Playdays! King George's Field, East GrinsteadMid Sussex Playdays! St Johns Park, Burgess HillMilstead Summer EventMilstead Village HallMinster Youth Forum EventNCC Midsummer FayreNetherfield Primary SchoolNew Ash Green Village HallNewhaven FortNewnham Village FeteNinfield CarnivalNorton Village HallNucleus Arts CentreOffham May DayOffham Village HallOMR Theatre @ Walk Tall VillageOtford Village FeteOtford Village Memorial HallOut There FestivalOving Village Scarecrow DayPaddock Wood Carnival and FetePamphilon Theatre, Uckfield Community CollegePark House Boot and Spring FayreParkwood FetePartridge Green Village FetePartridge Green Village HallParty In The Park, St Mary's PlattPeacehavenPembury Picnic on the GreenPeterborough Arts FestivalPetham Primary School Summer FayrePetham Village HallPett and District Flower ShowPetworth FestivalPlatt Church FairPlatt Memorial HallPlayden Parish Picnic Queens Jubilee CelebrationPluckley Hog FairQuarterhouseRamsgate FestivalRevelationRingmer Village HallRobertsbridge ClubRobertsbridge Community CollegeRobertsbridge Funky FeteRobertsbridge Summer EventRobertsbridge Village HallRodmell Horticultural Society Summer ShowRodmersham Village HallRolvenden Village HallRotherfield Village HallRoundaboutRoyal Victoria Hall, SouthboroughRoyal Victoria PlaceRusthall Arts FestivalRusthall Village FeteRyarsh Summer FeteRye Arts FestivalSalehurst HaltSandgate Sea FestivalSandown Primary School, HastingsSandwich Ale FestivalSandwich Food FayreSedlescombe Fundraising Event For ChristianSedlescombe Spring FayreSellindge Primary SchoolSellindge Primary School Summer FayreSelling Village HallSelsey CarnivalSelsey FestivalSheepsetting Lane Recreation GroundSheppey Little TheatreSheppey PromenadeShoreham Village FeteShoreham Village HallSlindon Church FeteSnodland Jubilee EventSouthborough Lions Club Gala DaySouthfleet Village HallSpeldhurst Village FeteSpotlightSt Barnabas School FeteSt Barnabas School, Tunbridge WellsSt Edmunds Church Living WellSt George's Park Concert HallSt Georges Day Festival, MaidstoneSt James Centre Art and Food FestivalSt James School, Tunbridge WellsSt Leonards FestivalSt Luke's Church Halls, Tunbridge WellsSt Mary The Virgin Flower Festival and Art ExhibitionSt Mary's Catholic Primary SchoolSt Mary's Church Hall, BuxtedSt Mary's Church Hall, SwanleySt Mary's Church, BuxtedSt Mary's Church, HadlowSt Mary's Church, Horton KirbySt Marys Church HallSt Paul's Church CentreSt Peter & St Paul Church, NewnhamSt Peter & St Paul Church, WadhurstSt Peter & St Paul's ChurchSt Peters Community Centre, BexhillSt. John's URC, Marsh GreenSt. Mary's Church, Horton KirbyStade HallStade Open SpaceStalisfield Village FeteStaplehurst Community Events GroupStedham Memorial HallStreets of Battle & BexhillSundridge Village HallSwanley Senior PassportSwanscombe and Greenhithe Community FestivalTelscombe and Peacehaven Community Summer FayreTemple Ewell FeteTemple Ewell Village HallTenterden Folk FestivalTenterden May Fayretest VenueTeynham Community HallThe Six BellsThe AlbionThe Alexander CentreThe Alfred ArmsThe Barrow HouseThe Big Lunch - The Number One Community Centre ShowfieldsThe Big Lunch TN2 Community Centre SherwoodThe Blacksmith's Arms, HallandThe Bridge Community CentreThe Brook TheatreThe Chequers InnThe Con Club LewesThe Crown and AnchorThe Friars Summer FayreThe Garage, The Horse and GroomThe George InnThe GuildhallThe Lamb InnThe Lighthouse, DealThe Malt ShovelThe Memorial Institute Building, RotherfieldThe Milk HouseThe Oaks Theatre, Knole AcademyThe Old Vine InnThe OstrichThe PalaceThe Plough at LeighThe Roebuck Inn, LaughtonThe Rose and Crown @ Mundy BoisThe Rotherfield FiestaThe Royal Oak and Castle InnThe Sinden TheatreThe Six BellsThe Snowdrop InnThe Southern BelleThe StadeThe Star Inn, WaldronThe Starting GateThe Steyning CentreThe Tower TheatreThe Town HouseThe VineThe White Lion, SellingThe Willingdon Festival Of AleThe Woolpack InnThe Yew Tree InnTheatre Royal MargateThrowley Diamond Jubilee EveningTN2 Community CentreToc H HallTonbridge Arts FestivalTonbridge CallingTonbridge Christmas FestivalTovil Village FeteTunbridge Wells Adult Education CentreTunbridge Wells FestivalTunbridge Wells Jubilee Street PartyTunbridge Wells MelaTunbridge Wells Olympic Opening CelebrationsTunstall Village HallTurner ContemporaryUckfield FestivalUckfield Festival Big DayUnfestVale Vault, The BedfordVictoria Park Skate ParkWadhurst Commemoration HallWannock Road Recreation GroundWells Carnival, Food and Craft FairWest Malling Jubilee Street PartyWest Park Recreation GroundWest Peckham FeteWest Peckham Village HallWesterham Jubilee Big LunchWestern Road Recreation GroundWestgate PavilionWhatlington Village FeteWhitstable Castle GardensWhitstable Oyster FestivalWilmington Memorial HallWinchelsea FeteWinterton Hall, PlaistowWise Words FestivalWiston HouseWivelsfield Village HallWoking Park, Party in the ParkWoodlands Arts CentreWoodville HallsWord on the Street FestivalWorth Village HallWrotham Village FeteYe Olde Smugglers Inne
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