Jun
3
10:30 PM22:30

Hardeep Singh Kohli Stand up Show

Byline's own festival ringmaster in his classic stand up set. Hardeep is a comedian, broadcaster, journalist and chef. In addition to being a BBC Radio 4 favourite, Hardeep's credits include shows ranging from Celebrity Masterchef & the One Show to Question Time & This Week. His sell-out stand up shows at Edinburgh Festival are legendary and Hardeep brings two different shows to the festival.

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The Futurenauts
Jun
3
9:30 PM21:30

The Futurenauts

Atlas of the Future presents: THE FUTURENAUTS: POWER, DEATH AND MONEY

Lively cabaret show wrestling with the biggest of questions.

Is your future one full of pant-filling fear? Or are you an eternally glass half-full optimist? Do you lie awake at night in a cold sweat of trepidation about what tomorrow might bring? Or are you bouncing up and down on the bed in sleepless excitement of what's to come? With Donald Trump as US President, tearing through climate and environmental institutions with reckless abandon, is this the end of days? Or is there a warm flicker of fiery future hope from the dismally damp blanket of now? Who's got the power today? How might that change? 

Join the Futurenauts, best-selling author Mark Stevenson and sustainability guru Ed Gillespie for this interactive cabaret show as they wrestle with these questions and many more. Special mystery guests to be announced. www.thefuturenauts.com www.atlasofthefuture.org

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Jun
3
8:30 PM20:30

Purple Ostrich - Vadge of Honour

A feminist comedy lecture by Kerry Fitzgerald and Lise Aagaard Knudsen, presented by Purple Ostrich Productions in collaboration with Byline Festival. 

‘Why do people say "grow some balls"? Balls are weak and sensitive! If you wanna get tough, grow a vagina! Those things take a pounding.’ 


Purple Ostrich are hitting the stage again, this time with a comedy lecture looking at all things to do with owning and maintaining a Vagina. In this post-Brexit pro-Trump era Vaginas are taking a political-pounding- let’s address how, why and what we can do. 

Taking a comedic glance at topics such as motherhood, being child-free, the tax on women, abortion legislation and our gal Beyoncé’s latest announcement that she is carrying twins, the ladies will present this show at Byline Festival in June 2017. 

Expect another explosive dance-based opening number, recreated film scenes, more
(REAL) casting calls, (Unfortunately also REAL) breaking news reports (e.g. leather-trousers-gate), a new writing piece set in TRUMP-ton and verbatim stories.  

You will be initiated into the Family of VADGES and will learn what it really means to Always Be Prepared. 

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Jun
2
to Jun 3

Will Purdue and Liza Bec

Will Purdue, the introspective and emotional singer-songwriter and Liza Bec, the alternative multi-instrumentalist, continue their collaboration, showcasing their evolving and exciting new material from their latest releases.

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Jun
2
10:45 PM22:45

The Deltorers

 

3 piece, alternative rock - BBC South Introducing's favourite band. Along with many radio plays and a BBC Live lounge session they have played many gigs across the South Coast and were invited to play in Germany this year. 

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Jun
2
9:00 PM21:00

Hardeep Singh Kohli

Byline's own festival ringmaster in his classic stand up set. Hardeep is a comedian, broadcaster, journalist and chef. In addition to being a BBC Radio 4 favourite, Hardeep's credits include shows ranging from Celebrity Masterchef & the One Show to Question Time & This Week. His sell-out stand up shows at Edinburgh Festival are legendary and Hardeep brings two different shows to the festival.

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Jun
2
8:15 PM20:15

Salena Godden

Byline Festival's own Poet Laureate. Author of literary childhood memoir 'Springfield Road' which was successfully crowd funded and published with Unbound in 2014 and 'Fishing In The Aftermath: Poems 1994-2014' published with Burning Eye Books. Short fiction 'Blue Cornflowers' was shortlisted for the 4th Estate and Guardian short story prize in June 2016. And commissioned essay 'Shade' is published in ground breaking best seller 'The Good Immigrant'

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Jun
2
7:30 PM19:30

Frankie Forman

Soulful and sultry, Frankie Forman sings from the heart. Likened to Mazzy Star and Portishead, her sound is a sexy Western esque trip-hop blues. Her upcoming mini album, Blue Dogs, co written with her right hand man Johnny Rock (aka 'Buddy') from PLMB is available now.

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