Anti-Valentine, Big on Love


The Anti-Valentine Festival is a performance picnic of miscellany, a mash-up of spoken word, screenings, absurdist comedy, stand-up storytelling and literary live music. Spanning the month of February with shows on Thursday 13th, 20th and 27th, the festival celebrates the fantastic, the ridiculous and the exquisite things we got going on. Expect cake, sandwiches and a whole lot of love.

From VERA CHOK and CHARLES ADRIAN, the people who brought you The Brautigan Book Club and Samantha’s Sunday Night Supper Club.

Tickets on sale now (click here), or cash on the door. Loyalty scheme: £9 for one show, £15 for two, £20 for the festival.

Thursday 13th, 7.30pm
Headliners: Ms Samantha Mann’s headlines with her show, At Home With Samantha: A Show About Love, Death And Rabbits and wordsmith Paula Varjack with brand new work.

Welcoming Isabelle Schoelcher,  Anna Sulan Masing, Ana Gallega and a little bit of Brautigan.

Thursday 20th, 7.30pm
Triple bill of performances from Allan Taylor with a brand new cabaret act, Anti-Valentine Drama Queen, Nick Field, and stand-up storyteller Natalie Clarke who battles her brother on stage! (Read about the piece she’s making for us here.)

Surrealist Dan Hogan wields wonderful words, Isabelle Schoelcher is deliciously feline, and Anna Sulan Masing stays naughty.

Thursday 27th, 7.30pm
To complete the month of magic, the final evening has your very own Vera Chok with VERA CHOK’S MEGA DANCE PARTY XXX! A spoken word mash up of poems, filth and silly dancing.

Layers of loveliness via the screening of SPELL, a film by Fanny Peculiar (aka Bernadette Russell), wondrous writer and blogger and Brautigan Free Press founder Victoria Manifold reads for us,  surprises from Dan Hogan, Lara Popovic‘s leads us through her Gallery of Dancing Weirdos AND

LIVE MUSIC by folk rockers Wondermare and (my band!) Friends of Friends!!!

Nearest tube: Bethnal Green or Shoreditch High Street.
Address: 42-44 POLLARD ROW LONDON E2 6NB
Website of venue:
Tickets: Cash on the door or book online click here. Loyalty scheme: £9 for one show, £15 for two, £20 for the festival.

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