Month: June 2015

Preview: The Dave Barry Quintet, by Ian Fleckney

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WOW contributor Ian Fleckney introduces us to The Dave Barry Quintet, playing at the Anchorians Rugby Club in Gillingham this Friday 19 June. Dave Barry is one of the best drummers around and his performances are always a model of good drumming, preferring to push the band along, rather than hog the limelight. He has been on the…

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Film Review: The Duke of Burgundy, by Cameron A. Straughan

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‘The Duke Of Burgundy’ was both a fictional pub in the classic Ealing comedy ‘Passport To Pimlico’ (1949), and additionally, happens to be the name of a certain species of butterfly found only in England. Far from a film about a friendly neighbourhood pub, or an educational chat with David Attenborough, the 2014 incarnation of ‘The Duke Of Burgundy’ is encased…

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Review: Laughing Boy Comedy Club at The Brook, by Coral Brown


There’s something ineffably funny about a wigged-up tea lady slowly shimmying towards you through the crowd. I saw Tina T’urner Tea Lady in the finals of the New Act of The Year awards in 2014, and she’s also the winner of Best Newcomer of 2014 in the London Cabaret Awards, so this act is clearly a choice example of (literally) hands-on live entertainment.

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Theatre Review: Every Brilliant Thing by Sam Froudist

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There’s not much that strikes fear into the heart of the intrepid theatre-goer, but the words “audience participation”, does exactly that. Even the harshest critic quakes in their seat at the thought of getting up and getting involved. I am at The Marlowe Studio in Canterbury to see ‘Every Brilliant Thing’, a one man show…

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Review: ‘Can You Dance?’ comes to Medway Park, by Jaye Nolan

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The ‘Can You Dance?’ roadshow made a successful debut in Kent recently, with schools and colleges from across the South East making their way to Gillingham to take part in masterclasses, workshops and a showcase. Exhibitors and experts were on hand to answer queries, give advice and kit out anyone who wanted to take part,…

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