Mar
25
Mon
The Tom Thumb Film Club
Mar 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The Tom Thumb Film Club

The long running film club where the members choose the films. Membership starts at the purchase of your first ticket. Watch a wide variety of film from Classic, Documentary, Foreign and even some more main stream titles but the point is you decide. Enjoy a drink and discussion in the cosy Tom Thumb Bar before and after the screening. (bar open from 7pm)

Mar
27
Wed
TOM THUMB FILM QUIZ
Mar 27 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am

8pm

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Our monthly film quiz!! Test your movie trivia in the cosy surroundings of The Tom Thumb Bar

£2/ per person

Teams of 4 or less

winning team takes the pot..

Mar
28
Thu
Circled in the Radio Times & John Peel’s Shed (double bill) By: John Osborne
Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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Writer and theatre maker John Osborne returns to the Tom Thumb, this time with a double bill of two storytelling shows. Cult Edinburgh sellout show John Peel’s Shed – a show about radio, music and a box of records that once belonged to Radio 1 DJ John Peel is performed alongside Circled in the Radio Times, a show about a collection of old magazines and the changing ways all of us watch television.

“I could have listened for hours” ***** (The Independent)
“One of the loveliest things you’ll see all year” (The Herald)
Mar
29
Fri
‘A Self Help Guide to Being In Love with Jeremy Corbyn’
Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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BBC Slam Champion, Jess Green joined the Labour Party at university in 2007, since then she’s stuck by them through the downfall of Tony Blair, the disappointment of Gordon Brown and the monolith of Ed Miliband. And now after a decade of keeping her membership card firmly at the back of her wallet she’s fallen head over heels in love with Jeremy Corbyn and his raw socialist magnetism but if only everyone else agreed.

Following the success of her first show, Burning Books, Jess returns with a rousing, lyrical and humorous look at modern politics.

The show has had a successful run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year, with even the Jeremy Corbyn himself describing it as ‘Fantastic’, and can be performed either solo or with Jess’ band ‘The Mischief Thieves’ consisting of guitar, trumpet, drums and melodica.

Here are a couple of quotes about Jess’ work;

‘An internet Sensation’ – The Independent

‘Green has struck a chord’ – The Guardian

“A writer who is tackling such an important subject, with assurance, intelligence and brio. The writing is intelligent, ambitious, poetic and feels incredibly political, without being didactic.” – Nikolai Foster, Artistic Director, Curve Theatre

‘The poetry is whip-smart, insightful and riotously entertaining…a genuine piece of political theatre’ – Neil Reading, Producer at Arena Theatre

 

Mar
30
Sat
LITTLE OPRY< BOSTON BOYS BLUEGRASS BAND
Mar 30 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

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Three of the stalwarts of the bluegrass scene have got back together joined by two new members out of their love for playing bluegrass.  Despite a liking for cocoa at 10pm, they are all fired up to bring some exciting playing and close harmonies to the Little Opry.

John Boston – fiddle
Chris Moreton – guitar
Dick Embury – upright bass
Hilary Gowan -banjo
Jeremy Cozens – mandolin
Plus open mic
Tickets £9
Doors open 7.15 for 7.30pm start
Apr
1
Mon
The Tom Thumb Film Club
Apr 1 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The Tom Thumb Film Club

The long running film club where the members choose the films. Membership starts at the purchase of your first ticket. Watch a wide variety of film from Classic, Documentary, Foreign and even some more main stream titles but the point is you decide. Enjoy a drink and discussion in the cosy Tom Thumb Bar before and after the screening. (bar open from 7pm)

Apr
4
Thu
PAULUS:beta show
Apr 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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TICKETS https://paullmartin.com/paulus-beta/

A queer fairy-tale.

A one-person musical.

A personal story of showbiz, booze and leggings.

Award-winning performer and TV talent show judge, Paul L Martin sets loose his alter-ego on an unsuspecting public in a waspish, highly theatrical and emotionally charged blend of cabaret and theatre from a master storyteller.  A unique and intimate portrait from a ‘British Cabaret Icon’ and his superb three-piece band.

 

Apr
6
Sat
Charlie Hannah Album Launch
Apr 6 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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Charlie Hannah is co-frontman of psych-pop band Itchy Teeth and one half of the surreal duo Starfish Men.  

This is the launch night for his third solo album, ’Standing on the Verge of Getting a Cold’, released on Margate-based label ‘M8’s Records’.   

As a ‘singer’-songwriter, he is noted for his impressive one and a half octave vocal range, and the micro-genre he coined, called ‘Domestica’.   He describes it as ‘music made at home about subjects such as hobbies, housework and the human condition’.  

The new album is a sprawling mass of different musical styles, with lyrical subject matters such as being ill, washing up, television, book keeping, love, life and the human psyche.

His live band comprises some local Kent musical legends:  Flo and Nou a.k.a. The Selkies, Luke Menniss from Lapis Lazuli, Chris Brown from Lazy Pilgrims, and Oli Booker from Itchy Teeth.

Album artwork is by Jordan Gray :-)

(Support act t.b.c.)

Apr
8
Mon
The Tom Thumb Film Club
Apr 8 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The Tom Thumb Film Club

The long running film club where the members choose the films. Membership starts at the purchase of your first ticket. Watch a wide variety of film from Classic, Documentary, Foreign and even some more main stream titles but the point is you decide. Enjoy a drink and discussion in the cosy Tom Thumb Bar before and after the screening. (bar open from 7pm)

Apr
10
Wed
Jazz at The Tom Thumb
Apr 10 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

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The return of another great favourite to JAZZ AT THE TOM THUMB when maestro pianist , Nick Capocci joins guitarist, Tony Hudd and double bassist, Clive Fletcher for another great evening of Jazz. Nick’s jazzy arrangements of Bach are always a highlight.
Apr
11
Thu
‘REDDER’ a poetry performance
Apr 11 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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Little Red Riding Hood is 66 years old and looking for love.In this fantastical one-woman show, poet/performer Gus Watcham turns the fairy tale upside down and shakes out all the bits to create a disturbed and darkly humorous psychodrama for our times.

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Gus Watcham was a RADA student in 1969. She spent twenty years on the London Fringe and touring the UK in a van. She has a degree in painting and ceramics from Camberwell and a fine art MA from Brighton. She has worked here and there in many capacities, as artist, support worker, bartender, civil servant and the front end of a pantomime horse.

 

Apr
13
Sat
Sound & Film club- kids workshop
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
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No musical experience is necessary for this music workshop. Just come along and make some sounds and then we will play musically along to some different films (vintage cartoons, archive cine film) using clever loop station skills and your own musicality. It will be fun, relaxed and inspiring.
This workshop is suitable for ages 7+ and interactivity will happen throughout. If you make a lot of noise at home and need a place to vent that sound, this is the workshop for you. YEAH!
Age range 7+
Max participants is 15
£5/ 1 hour work shop