Tony Long's amusing talk on how to master the art of solving cryptic crosswords. He explains the different kinds of clues, gives his three golden rules for solving them, and includes examples of cryptic clues.
Tony’s show is peppered with humorous quips and quotes, providing light relief from all the hard work!
WHY? A light hearted treat for crossword lovers and those who would like to get started!
Interactive storytelling in the magical story den.
Join in or unwind in the Café Bar with a latte and the Sunday papers, while your little ones get involved in telling stories from all over the world. Age guidance 4 – 7 years.
WHY? A sociable, creative and entirely relaxed way to do Sundays for families with young children
£3.50 per person (45 mins)
They say all political careers end in tears.
In Brandreth's case it's tears of laughter as the actor, author, ex-MP, One Show reporter and QI, Have I Got News For You and Countdown star is back on tour with his new show celebrating all things theatrical.
Without hesitation or repetition (and just a touch of deviation), the BBC Radio 4 Just a Minute regular delivers dazzling wit, wisdom, high drama, low comedy and hilarious name-dropping.
WHY? ‘A master raconteur’ ★★★★★ The Telegraph
‘Total joy’ ★★★★★ Scotsman
Suitable for ages 11+ years.
Multi award winning floral designer Mig Kimpton brings a fun fresh approach to festive floral design. He creates a unique fun evening of entertainment with a new live floral show to brighten up this year’s winter evenings.
Watch Mig create amazing festive designs from scratch, using fresh flowers and unusual materials.
WHY? Mig combines his theatrical past with his extensive experience of working with flowers, to provide an evening of flowers, fun and festive excitement!
Age guidance: 15+ years
Sailing dangerously close to National Treasure status, one of the most outspoken politicians of our time embarks on her first ever national tour.
Entertaining, enlightening and as controversial as you would expect, Margaret Thatcher and Craig Revel Horwood collide as Ann lifts the lid on life in Westminster and shares behind-the-scenes gossip from some of the nation’s best-loved programmes, including Strictly Come Dancing, Have I Got News For You and Celebrity Big Brother.
Beowulf is a performance-game that invites you to explore the world of this legendary story… without leaving your seat.
Seth Kriebel describes another place, a frozen world of Vikings and monsters. The world of Beowulf. The audience offers instructions to move through the imagined place - working together to overcome obstacles and fight foes.
Accompanied by an evocative soundscape, Seth playfully immerses the audience in the world of the poem.
WHY? ‘Delivers both laughter and poetry’ ★★★★ The Stage
Ages guidance: 14+ years
£15 (£13 conc)
Alan Johnson is one of the most popular politicians of recent times and now a best-selling author.
His memoirs have sold half a million copies to date. This highly entertaining show is inspired by his latest book In My Life. From growing up as an orphan in a West London slum in the 1950s to becoming a postman before rising through the Labour Party ranks to hold several cabinet posts, including Home Secretary.
WHY? Alan tells his personal story with the help of some of the music that has soundtracked his life