What’s on at Funny Things Sunday 29 October

Sunday 29 October

FUNNY THINGS AT THE FESTIVAL JOKE SHOP
10.30AM – 4PM
Wulfrun Shopping Centre
Today in our Festival Joke Shop, as well as the #JokeExchange exhibition you can get poetry on demand from Emma Purhouse, get your cariacature drawn by Pen Jones, create Curious Creatures, meet photographer Steve Best, and see a special appearance by festival band Orchestra of Chaos (1pm)
Entry FREE – donations welcomed

BLACK COUNTRY SHORT FILMS
11.30am-1.30pm
The Light House Media Centre
Titanic Love by Mark Pressdee,
Travels with Morris & Salt N Malt by Central Youth Theatre (CYT)
FREE Entry – donations welcome

Kids and Family
GETABOUT THEATRE PRESENTS PUPPETRY PERFORMANCE OF LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD – for toddlers age 3+
11am
Centrala Pop-Up Gallery, Wulfrun Centre
Free

Talk
CLICKING COMEDIANS – TALK BY PHOTOGRAPHER STEVE BEST

12.30pm – 1.30pm, Light House Media Centre
Steve Best tells his story behind the photos he’s taken of Britain’s finest stand-up comedians, the unique access into the comedy world and his Herculean efforts to turn all this into a book. Steve Best’s many years on the comedy circuit has allowed him to build trust with some of the funniest people on earth. This exclusive access has given him an opportunity to take hundreds of intimate, deeply moving images from back stage to front of stage, from the very new comedians, the seasoned professional, to the downright famous. Steve’s exhibition will be in the upstairs gallery at the Light House 23rd Oct to 5th Nov. Steve will be at the Joke Shop in Wulfrun Shopping Centre after the talk, selling his books and prints of his photography.
Tickets £5 or pay what you want on the door.

Stand-up
SEVEN WONDERS
12.30pm-1.30pm
Bantock House Museum
We’ve all heard the story of the six wives of Henry VIII, but how much do we really know about them? Wouldn’t it be interesting to meet them if they were alive today? Paralleling the lives of these remarkable women with the problems and humour of the modern world Laura Liptrot explains her fascination with each of them.
Suitable for all ages.
Free entry.

Workshop
JAM WITH JUMPROV! IMPROVISATION WORKSHOP
2pm-3.30pm
Light House Media Centre
Improvisational comedy session for beginners where you will unleash your awesomeness with the power of improv! No previous experience required, just come along prepared to have fun! Booking is recommended.
Age guidance 16+.
Tickets £5 on the door

Comedy Music
ORCHESTRA OF CHAOS
2.30pm-3.30pm
Bantock House Museum in the Tractor Shed
Funny Things Festival Band – Orchestra Of Chaos are making a special appearance at Bantock House as part of their tour to the Four Corners of Wolverhampton.
Free entry.

Performance
BOSTIN BOOTS
4pm-4.30pm
Light House Media Centre
Bostin Boots is an original comedy play written and performed by local company, Sneaky Beast following the escapades of flamboyant sisters, Caitlyn and Beth, and the kooky characters they encounter at a Black Country car boot.
Tickets £5 from Light House Media Centre
Tickets available online or call the Light House box office on:01902 716055

Film
GIRL SHY (1924) – FILM WITH LIVE PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT
4.30pm-5.50pm
Bantock House Museum in the Tractor Shed
A great of the silent era Harold Lloyd stars in one of the most important and influential films of all time. A shy tailor’s apprentice with a stutter, he spends his evenings writing ‘The Secret of Love Making’ – a book that advises bachelors how to find a girlfriend. He learns that the girl he loves is about to marry a bigamist which leads to the exhilarating and hair-raising race sequence.
Promoted by Finchfield & Castlecroft Community Association, supported by Black Country Touring
Age guidance 4+.
£5 each, family ticket £15 (2 Adult, 2 Child) from Midland Box Office and from Bradmore Wines, Trysull Road, Bradmore.

Improv
JUMPROV
5pm-6.30pm
Light House Media Centre
A 90-minute sketch comedy show completely made up on the spot and 100% improvised. Jumprov is is an energetic local collective of diverse talent with Sunny Dhap, Jade Samuels, Adaya Henry, David Jackson, Chantal Erraoui, Jay Droch and Marius Turner.
Age guidance 16+.
Tickets £5 in adv or pay what you want on the door.

Stand-up
DAMON CONLAN: JOCULAR PRESTIDIGITATOR (COMEDY MAGICIAN)
6pm-6.45pm
The Lych Gate Tavern
Come, mortals, and witness the devilish and original legerdemain that Conlan expertly effuses. There will be humour to delight those faced with the harsh realities of a nuclear winter, miracles of a scientific nature, a racoon in peril, and lots of chocolate.
Age guidance 16+.
Tickets – pay what you want on the door.

Stand-up
STRUAN LOGAN: STRUAN ALL OVER THE WORLD
7pm-8pm
The Lych Gate Tavern
Globetrotting Scottish comic shares stories of his gigs and travels through Australia, New
Zealand and south east Asiarecounting his attempts to understand various cultures whilst failing not to make an ass of himself.
Tickets pay what you want on the door.

Stand-up
DIANE SPENCER
8.30pm-9.30pm
Lych Gate Tavern
Diane Spencer’s new standup show contains more of her sparkling storytelling that has delighted audiences worldwide. With 7 hit shows on YouTube and multiple 5-star reviews, her mix of personal experiences and unflinching honesty make for a brilliant hour.
Tickets – pay what you want on the door.

 

Daily

The Joke Exchange Exhibition at Wulfrun Shopping Centre
10.30am-4pm
Come and see the Jokes that members of the public submitted during the Summer Joke Exchange. Did yours make it on to a placard?

Centrala Pop- up Gallery at Wulfrun Shopping Centre
10am-5pm
Join Centrala Polish ex-pats for an exhibition of illustration and artworks by Polish artists.

Clicking Comedians Photography Exhibition at Light House Media Centre
Steve Best’s many years on the comedy circuit has allowed him to build trust with some of the funniest people on earth. This exclusive access has given him an opportunity to take hundreds of intimate, deeply moving images from back stage to front of stage, from the very new comedians, the seasoned professional, to the downright famous.
These 23 pictures are a small selection of fine art prints that will be included in Steve’s next book COMEDIANS BACK TO FRONT.
Pictures include Frankie Boyle, Harry Hill, Jimmy Carr, Daniel Kitson, Stewart Lee, Alan Davies and Ed Byrne.

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