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A Wake For Blake: Kevin Eldon, Shirley Collins, Dave Arthur, Pete Cooper, The Great British Blake Off, Robin Ince, Stewart Lee, Alan Moore, Simon Munnery
A special evening to raise money for a memorial for the poet and artist William Blake.
William Blake - a visionary poet, artist and prophet - lies in an unmarked grave in the City of London.
Overlooked, ridiculed and ignored in his lifetime, Blake has since become on of the greatest figures in British culture.
The exact location of Blake's resting place was only re-discovered in recent years after detailed research by two trustees of the Blake Society.
This event featuring some of the UK's most thrilling maverick performers is to raise funds towards a fitting marker to identify Blake's grave in Bunhill Fields Burial ground.
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Top drawer comic whose appearances on 'Big Train' and 'Brass Eye' have earned him high acclaim. Eldon is in and out of character, doing stand-up, poetry and singing songs.
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British folk institution who, in 1959, explored the music of America's deep South in the company of the USA's renowned folklorist, Alan Lomax. 'Shirley Collins is without doubt one of England's greatest cultural treasures' (Billy Bragg).
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This versatile comedy veteran delivers a highly improvised set which can cover a vast range of subjects and material. As seen on Mock The Week, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, The Now Show, The News Quiz and Loose Ends.
Chortle Award Winner 2009 and Winner of the Time Out Outstanding Comedy Achievement Award.
'Robin Ince is thoughtful, provocative and very funny' (The Times)
'When someone writes a history of modern comedy, they should make room for Robin Ince' (The Guardian).
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An official Channel 4 survey of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups Ever placed Stewart Lee at number 41. His mother, whom he loves dearly, thinks Tom O'Connor the better comedian, having seen him do a joke about a sardine on a cruise ship ten years ago. And he isn't even in the top 100...
'The funniest, most cliche-free comedian on the circuit' (Ricky Gervais).
'Superlative... Remains one of the best stand-ups in the country' (Metro)
'Marvellously funny: mordant, thoughtful and crafted' (Observer)
'There's a wealth of evidence to suggest that in the last few years, Lee has gone completely mad... More skilful and playful than ever' (The Guardian)
'What is exhilarating is how many surprises he still throws in and how deft his jumps are from one tone to another….invigorating' (The Times)
'He is... the only comedian who can get away with deconstructing and critiquing his own routines as he goes along and not be repellent. He, and his material, are simply that good' (The Independent).
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Simon is a British Comedy Award nominee, Chortle Award winner, Perrier Award nominee, and Sony Radio Award winner. He's had his own Radio 1 series and several Radio 4 series, along with several cult television series including BBC2's Attention Scum. His most recent television appearances include The Alternative Comedy Experience (Comedy Central), It's Kevin and Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle (BBC2).
'One of the funniest, most original comedians of the past twenty years' (The Guardian)
'Convention-defying, innovative stuff. Simon Munnery is a must-see' (The Times)
'Simon Munnery is an avant-garde comedy god' (Time Out)
'Intelligence, wit and originality... Simon Munnery, the God particle of Alternative Comedy' (Chortle).
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