GEEK SHOWOFF, March 2nd, Star of Kings


Sometimes we all have to switch off from science. I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty gravity-waved out. All I need is some good old-fashioned science detox, and some cleansing ideas that have nothing to do with all those different scientific methods.

Geek Showoff is the place to be. A chaotic, non-science comedy cabaret full of experts in things that don’t matter and tons of entertainment.

Tonight’s gig is a fundraiser for the excellent Arts Emergency. Performing for your excitement and edutainment are:

Steve Cross, nerdy comedian and troublemaker. Master of Ceremonies on a night with no ceremony.

Marianne Mulvey – Marianne Mulvey, Curator of Public Programmes at Tate, takes you through the weird and wonderful world of visitor feedback. With some candid examples you’ll find out what audiences really think, and some delightfully idiosynchratic suggestions for making Tate a better place.

Danae Eleni – Danae Eleni is an Operatic Soprano,  Producer and Educator.  With experience ranging from performing in 2000-seat theatres, to singing devised pieces at the resonant frequency of a damp tunnel, to performing bits of the Magic Flute whilst dangling upside down from an aerial hoop, Danae will share some of the dos and don’ts of being a self-employed opera singer.

Gill Conquest – Gill is a geek-anthropologist hybrid who works on digital mapping projects with hunter-gatherers in the Congo Basin rainforest.

Kent Valentine – Kent is a stand-comedian and general scoundrel who, (much to his wife’s chagrin), likes to go hella-niché on archaic topics. When Kent (agnostic) and his wife Charly (Jewish) have a son, Kent goes a little too deep into the pros and cons of hacking off part of someone’s penis in the name God.  This is the 9 minute story of that journey into the heart of darkness.

Helen Armfield – Blurb refusenik, musician, writer and tech-wrangler.

Cat Rogers – The second freelance opera soprano on the bill. Where else can you get that kind of lineup? Apart from the opera, I suppose.

Bhavani Esapathi – Bhavani has gone from never having a job in her life to navigating a career in the Arts after moving from India to the UK and now starting her own company in the creative sector. She’s going to bust some myths about the current state of the economy and what this means to the Arts & explain why all her friends think she just sits in her pyjamas all day eating biscuits (although she does really appreciate a good biscuit and is willing to take time out of her schedule to accommodate that).

And more to be confirmed!

The gig is at the Star of Kings, London on Wednesday March 2nd. Doors open 7pm.

Tickets are £6 (plus 60p booking fee). All of that money will go to our charity, Arts Emergency. Any tickets not sold online will be £8 on the door.




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