Not in order of appearance
Compere: Joan Hewitt.
Mark Steel, comedian and political satirist.
Martin Figura , performer and poet( “ Boring the Arse of Young People”; and “Whistle” , which won the Saboteur Award for Best Spoken Word Show,2013 .) “Figura was a revelation – funny, sharp and on top form. ” Robert McCrum, The Observer.
Kate Fox, poet, comedienne, journalist,Radio 4 Saturday Live , fresh from the Edinburgh Festival
Patrick J Snape of The Dead Peasants : a mix of Bob Dylan, blues, punk, and satire.
Fabulous OperaSinger and political burlesque star Dawn Furness .Toured with Scottish Opera, sang with Pavarotti ,and stopped the traffic in Newcastle at the closing of the City Pool.
Actors Joe Caffrey and Dave Nellist, here for the forthcoming Live Theatre play Wet house, perform two short pieces, one by Lee Hall ( Pitmen Painters and Billy Elliot )), the other by Richard Bean of National Theatre fame.
Talented 15-year-old Live Youth Theatre actress Izzie Selby performs her own monologue , and joins Sharon Facinelli and Richard Brook from Act Positive in a piece by Fiona Evans, set in Easington during the Miners’ Strike.
Andy Croft, inspiring poet, performer, editor, and Boro supporter.“ I still cannot believe that there are not better ways of organising society.”
Ribbon Road. Seven albums.Beautifully crafted and relevant modern folk
Jack Burton, singer and theatre/fim/ composer, performs the new satirical Blaydon Races ballad , The Blazing Grater, Or The Olympic Torch Passes Through Tyneside, written by BIll Herbert, poet and poetry prof.
Mr Drayton, comedian and music aficionado, aka Steve Drayton, producer and presenter BBC Radio Newcastle.
The Ladies of Midnight Blue. Powerful and upbeat international artistes with rhythm and a political conscience.
Drinks in the Northern Stage bar afterwards and an invite from the EDL –that is, English Disco Lovers Against Racism to their party Boogie Night at World Headquarters.
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