Archive for April 24th, 2012


Second Hand Dance: helping to reinvigorate libraries

Tuesday, 24 April, 2012

Dance in unexpected locations

Choreographer Rosie Heafford

Second Hand Dance are bringing dance activities into libraries this summer through performances and workshops. This June and July they will be touring Paper Solo, a collaboration between choreographer Rosie Heafford and visual artist Josie Davis, to libraries across London and the South East. The interactive performances will feature at a selection of  libraries including the recently opened Canada Water library and Clapham Library.

Get involved in Paper Solo
Paper Solo is a short but delicate solo dance that weaves its way around an intricately cut paper structure, with the added bonus of free workshops to accompany the event. An inviting family friendly environment will encourage young and old to make paper sculptures and create their own dances. Suitable for families and people of all ages and abilities; so satisfy your crafty urges and explore your creative potential in libraries this Big Dance season. For more information visit Second Hand Dance

–      9th June 2012, Canada Water Library, 21 Surrey Quays Road, SE16 7AR
–      23rd June 2012 Peckham Library, 122 Peckham Hill Street, SE15 5JR
–      24th June 2012 The Arc, 39 Weston Drive, Caterham, CR5 3XY
–      30th June 2012,  Clapham Library, The Library Building, Clapham High Street, SW4
–      12-14th July 2012, Surrey Libraries (TBC)


Listen to Africa, in Liverpool. Free music festival

Tuesday, 24 April, 2012

Sefton Park, Liverpool. Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June 2012 / 12:30pm – 9:30pm both days

In 2012 Africa Oyé are marking 20 years of bringing the best in African music and culture to Sefton Park, Liverpool.

The full lineup now includes The Rasites (UK), Brinsley Forde (UK/Jamaica), Yaaba Funk (Ghana/UK), The Endless Journey (Niger), Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra (Nigeria/UK), Samba Mapangala & Orchestra Virunga (Democratic Republic of Congo), Jaliba Kuyateh (The Gambia) and Diabel Cissokho (Senegal)


Female Comedian of the Year. Open for Entries

Tuesday, 24 April, 2012

Funny’s Funny, an organisation run by comedians to support fair treatment within the comedy industry announces its second Female Comedian of the Year competition, which opens for entries on April 23rd.

Plans for 2012 include a full run of Funny’s Funny shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, workshops for participants to develop their skills, and competition showcases across the UK and in Ireland. The grand final will be held in July in London.

Last year’s Female Comedian of the Year competition had 250 entrants and ran 21 showcases nationwide, with the involvement of several independent promoters and comedy clubs. The grand final crowned Harriet Kemsley as its winner. This year’s event is expected to be bigger.

All female comedians, regardless of experience, can enter the competition via