ROBIN INCE (back after appearing at the club just last June, Robin has promised to perform the best bits of his recent Edinburgh show 'Robin Ince Is As Dumb As You' as well as special previews of material that is only usually aired at the popular monthly club he runs in London, called The Book Club [soon to be made into a TV series]. if you missed him before, he combines big political ideas with an absurd sense of humour, and is generally brilliant in every way imaginable. don't miss him again.)
JOSIE LONG (everybody loves Josie Long, she's back after a successful double-header Edinburgh show with fellow stand-up Dan Nightingale, performing to the usual mix of hysterical laughter and utter bemusement. expect 19th century equestrian portraitist george stubbs, encounters between axl rose and paul mccartney, and her own homemade comic books to all be on the menu.)
compere ALISTAIR BARRIE (known as one of the circuit's best comperes, but rarely doing it now due to performing headline sets all over the country. it's a real treat to have Alistair down in Folkestone, with his middle class mixture of politics and fun.)
all this at THE LANTERNS, rendezvous street, FOLKESTONE THURSDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER doors open: 8pm, show starts: 9pm 7 / 6 concessions - see the Festival website at folkestonelitfest.co.uk or phone the festival box office on 01303 258594 for booking information!
PS the literary festival are looking for volunteer ushers and offering free tickets to events, see them for more details... maybe try the box office? Or look for their posters around town.
This is part of my site The Folkestone Gerald that I set up in a fury of excitement when I first came to Folkestone sometime in '04. I had been a frequent visitor for a while previous to that so I am technically one of those DFLs you get now. This site was updated more frequently with a gig calendar and voting for favourite places + things, + I know it was a useful resource for others who were moving to the area. Now I've moved out of Folkestone again (though just a couple of miles) it doesn't get as much attention as it used to. Ironic really as Folkestone itself is now becoming the exciting place we knew it was about to become. I am not Gerald BTW, this comes from the name of a pretend paper in an episode of The Day Today or something, the Portsmouth Gerald, + how there is a local paper here called the Folkestone Herald. Puns like this are great aren't they? Do contact me if you have something to offer, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on Twitter.