May
31
Tue
SNUG CLUB [Queer Film Night] – Transmissions Small to Big: How little sparks unravel into ‘finished’ work
May 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SNUG CLUB Transmissions - May 31 2022

SNUG CLUB [Queer Film Club] Presents Transmissions: an evening of sharing, conversation and inspiration with local filmmakers to spark new work and experimentation in all genres related to film.
 
Hosted by An(dre)a Spisto:
An(dre)a Spisto Luces is a Venezuelan/Curacaoean Neuroqueer clown, performance artist and filmmaker. An(dre)a combines performance art, physical theatre and live art. An(dre)a also worked as an assistant producer for BBC Three and The Connected Set. In 2020 after their sell out live theatre show ‘Butch Princesa’ was postponed due to the pandemic. Andrea was commissioned by CASA Festival to create their first short film ‘ISLA’. They are currently developing projects combining live performance, film and technology and will use this research to develop genre-smashing work. 
 
Guests:
 
Tolu Oshodi:
Tolu is a Nigerian-British visual artist and performer whose practice combines movement, photography & film. Theoretical interests behind her movement practice are based in the exploration and liberation of Black sexual politics. She is particularly driven to create emotive work that is rooted in our shared human experience, exploring notions of self, relationships and community.
 
 
Liz Collier:
Liz Collier is an award-winning documentary producer. She’s worked on an eclectic mix of projects from observational documentary series including  C4’s 24 Hours in A&E and 24 Hours in Police Custody to cinema drama docs and short films. She is interested in documentaries that focus on ordinary people in extraordinary situations and access-based documentaries that take you behind closed doors into worlds outside our everyday experiences. Liz is also one of the founders of Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Festival in London.
 
Rubina Pabani:
Rubina Pabani is a video producer and podcaster and is on parental leave from her role as the Head of Short Form at ITN Productions, makers of Channel 4 News and the Oscar nominated For Sama.
Her role includes pitching to broadcasters and platforms and making short form videos and podcasts.
She has made a range of video content for BBC Three, Channel 4 and Snapchat and is co-host of the podcast Brown Girls Do It Too on BBC Sounds.
She was selected to be part of the Edinburgh Television Festival’s Ones To Watch scheme in 2019 and her work has won a Mind Media Award and a Broadcast Digital Award.
Jun
7
Tue
Harry Baker and Gecko: Edinburgh previews
Jun 7 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Harry Baker and Gecko are taking brand new shows up to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and wanted to share them with the wonderful people of Margate First! The last time they shared a stage they won a BAFTA so it’s bound to be special.
Singer storyteller Gecko tours the UK in support of his second album ‘Climbing Frame’. Pronounced ‘Album of the year’ in the Morning Star newspaper, Gecko’s playful songs cover the big things in life with wit and warmth. Gecko has previously appeared at Glastonbury, Bestival, BBC Radio 1, 6 Music, BBC Scotland, BBC London & the Edinburgh Fringe. He has shared stages with the likes of Ed Sheeran, Loyle Carner, Tim Minchin & Billy Bragg. In November 2020 he appeared on the Bafta-winning TV show ‘Life & Rhymes’ on Sky Arts. In March 2021 his song ‘Rapunzel’ went viral on Tik Tok gaining over 200k views in under 48 hours.
‘He’s a work of art’
Benjamin Zephaniah
World Poetry Slam Champion and Margate local Harry Baker’s heart and humour has been watched by millions online and allowed him to perform all over the world, until suddenly he couldn’t. From reviewing toilet seats online to writing falafel-based diss tracks for Chris Evans, he’s back on stage where he belongs with his most heartfelt, playful, unashamedly Harry Baker-y show yet. “Spectacularly Witty” ***** (Whatsonstage) “Blistering wordplay” ***** (Threeweeks) “Not one syllable out of place” ***** (The Wee Review) “The Spell Over The Audience Is Tangible” ***** (Broadway Baby) “Simply put… The greatest performer on earth” ***** (BBC Radio 1).
‘I’m in the Harry Baker Fan Club’
Jacqueline Wilson
Jun
17
Fri
Guido Spannocchi
Jun 17 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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London-based Guido Spannocchi IS BACK!

with Danny Keane on piano

Jason Simpson on bass & Pete Hill on drums

 

 

 

Jun
23
Thu
Frills & Spills
Jun 23 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Frills & Spills is a darkly comic show about class, power and privilege by Stumble Trip Theatre. Stumble Trip was formed in Paris at the Jacques Lecoq school by Grace Church & Chloe Young in 2017. They specialise in mischievous, highly physical comedy theatre shows that have toured to Brighton Spiegeltent, Prague Fringe, Edinburgh Fringe, Wilderness Festival & Camden People’s Theatre.

 

Frills & Spills depicts a codependent Lady/Maid relationship that is grotesque, absurd and magnetic, used to explore the dark underbelly of the ruling classes. Frills & Spills looks unflinchingly at toxic power dynamics and the behaviours that perpetuate oppression.

 

 

“Garish, volatile, unpredictable and grotesque…” (TheatreReviewer)

 

You’re cordially invited to an “excellently timed, infectiously funny” cabaret show about privilege & power from Stumble Trip Theatre. (AYT)

 

Expect profiteroles, petticoats and power play from two “boundlessly energetic Lecoq-trained clowns.” (ThreeWeeks)

 

“Outstanding”Fringe Review

 

★★★★ Broadway Baby

★★★★ Three Weeks

★★★★ AYT

★★★★ LondonPubTheatres

 

Director: Georgia Murphy

Composer: James Oldham

Costume: Mady Berry

Set: Clemency Calkin

Photography: The Other Richard

Dramaturgs: Koko Brown, Rubyyy Jones, Peta Lily

 

 

 

 

Jun
28
Tue
Mrs H and the Sing-along Band
Jun 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Mrs H and the Sing-along Band are back! They will bring their unique and infectious blend of family music the Tom Thumb Theatre.

Their aim is provide quality music for children, that adults will love too. Bringing together elements of Folk, Soul, Afro, Latin, Dub, comedy and theatre this unique band present the ‘sing-along’ with a new lease of life for all the family to join in with.

Headed up by Mrs H on lead vocals and guitar, the all star band includes members of Red snapper, Emily Barker and The Red Clay Halo, Beth Orton’s band and The Leisure Society, on an array of instruments including guitars, banjos, double bass, accordion and trumpet.

Bring your voices, silly dances, a sprinkling of mischief and don’t hold back from joining in the fun!

 

 

 

“Sing along is always a powerful reminder that life can be full of joy even in the hardest of times”  The Royal Court

 

“With her unique spirit she can woo capacity audiences to sing, dance and forget the world outside”  Camp Bestival

 

 

 

Website: www.singalongsongs.co.uk

 

 

Oct
20
Thu
Luke Wright
Oct 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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WINNER Saboteur Award for Best Spoken Word Performer 2021

Whether he’s opening for the Libertines or reciting Georgian ballads down your local, Luke Wright is adept at taking poetry places it doesn’t normally go. John Cooper Clarke’s regular warm-up guy writes poems that are tender, riotous, caustic and romantic then delivers them with the ferocity and panache of a raconteur at the top of his game.

This is an ALL-NEW show with deliciously funny poems set against a backdrop of pandemic politics, ageing parents, and the this poet’s quest for JOY!

Wright’s third collection The Feel-Good Movie of the Year is out now from Penned in the Margins. Ian Duhig calls it a “a terrific new book: subtle, nuanced and movingly personal. A hurt man taking stock in fresh words.”


“Luke Wright is one of the greats. A poetic pugilist. Beguiling and hypnotic.”
Carl Barât

“His performances rumble with rage, passion and humour.”
Guardian

“He must be on some kind of dope” John Cooper Clarke

“Cool Poems” Patti Smith

“Fierce, wistful, romantic and witty. A sensational hour of poetry.” ★★★★★
The Stage

“The bard of lockdown” Telegraph

Nov
11
Fri
Harry Baker: Unashamed
Nov 11 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Harry Baker november show

World Poetry Slam Champion Harry Baker’s heart and humour has been watched by millions online and allowed him to perform all over the world, until suddenly he couldn’t. From reviewing toilet seats online to writing falafel-based diss tracks for Chris Evans, he’s back on stage where he belongs with his most heartfelt, playful, unashamedly Harry Baker-y show yet. Spectacularly Witty” ***** (Whatsonstage) Blistering wordplay” ***** (Threeweeks) Not one syllable out of place” ***** (The Wee Review) The Spell Over The Audience Is Tangible” ***** (Broadway Baby) Simply put… The greatest performer on earth” ***** (BBC Radio 1)

 

Nov
12
Sat
Harry Baker: Unashamed
Nov 12 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Harry Baker november show

World Poetry Slam Champion Harry Baker’s heart and humour has been watched by millions online and allowed him to perform all over the world, until suddenly he couldn’t. From reviewing toilet seats online to writing falafel-based diss tracks for Chris Evans, he’s back on stage where he belongs with his most heartfelt, playful, unashamedly Harry Baker-y show yet. Spectacularly Witty” ***** (Whatsonstage) Blistering wordplay” ***** (Threeweeks) Not one syllable out of place” ***** (The Wee Review) The Spell Over The Audience Is Tangible” ***** (Broadway Baby) Simply put… The greatest performer on earth” ***** (BBC Radio 1)