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Gyles Brandreth – Word Power!

Get It! Use It! Conquer The World!

'No matter how eloquently a dog may bark, he cannot tell you that his parents were poor but honest' - only words can do that. Language is power. Words are magic.

Join Edinburgh Fringe award winner Gyles Brandreth on an uproarious and unexpected magic carpet ride around the awesome world of words.

Gyles is known as a wit and word-meister, former MP and Government Whip, BBC Radio 4 Just A Minute regular, BBC1 One Show reporter, Channel 4 Countdown survivor and as seen on QI, Have I Got News For You, Room 101, The IT Crowd and Pointless.

Whether it’s global domination you’re after – or getting some nookie on a Friday night – you need the right words to get the right results. Discover them right here.

WHY? ★★★★★ The Scotsman ★★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine ★★★★★ The Telegraph

'Wildly funny, incredibly indiscreet' Daily Mail
'Very funny' Sunday Times
'A master raconteur' Sunday Telegraph
'Absolute joy' Scotsman

£19

@GylesB1
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Gyles Brandreth's website

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1.30pm and 3.30pm.

Join our storytellers in the magical story den this Holiday!

Please see below for full listings.

Monday 12 February - The Bag of Warmth
Tuesday 13 February - Messy Pig and Tidy Fairy
Thursday 15 February - The Three Little Slugs
Friday 16 February - The Musicians of Bremen
Saturday 17 February - Lazy Jack

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adult spaces must be booked.

Suitable for ages 3+ years.

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Helen Seymour admits you into a surreal hospital to create a funny, unique and powerful theatrical experience. It blurs the boundaries between spoken word, comedy and performance art.

So come on, be on the look-out while Helen sneaks around wards, X-ray rooms and cupboards to discover the bizarre, the bemusing and the ba… ah, well that would be telling.

WHY? A witty, thought provoking analysis of sickness, health and what it really means to recover

Helen's website

This tour is presented by house


Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

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Sunday Stories

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

Sunday 14 January
The Little Hamster from the Water

£3 per person (45 mins)

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Sunday Stories - Spoken Word Special!

Presented by Norden Farm & Simon Mole, Supported by Apples and Snakes.

Poet Simon Mole is taking over our Sunday Stories slot again with another spoken word special!

Expect poems about ninja skeletons, raps about pug dogs playing football, stories about boys who meet Pacman and girls who can’t stop drumming. With special guest AF Harrold, poet and author of the Fizzlebert Stump series and the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal longlisted The Imaginary, illustrated by Emily Gravett. The Imaginary was the winner of the 7-11 category of the UKLA Awards.

Age Guidance: 4-11 years.

£3 per person.

A.F. Harrold is a children’s author and performance poet who has a beard and strange ideas. He’s written the Fizzlebert Stump series and the kids poetry collection Things You Find In A Poet’s Beard. He visits a lot of schools and shouts poems at kids in assembly. He lives in Reading with a stand-up comedian and two cats.

Find out more here.

Simon Mole was the first Poet Laureate for the London borough of Brent, and is a member of the acclaimed poetry collective Chill Pill. Since becoming a father Simon writes increasingly for young people, and his first play for children and families was commissioned by the V&A in 2016; Friends For All is touring with Half Moon Theatre. Catch in at Norden Farm on Friday 13 April at 11.30am and 2pm.

Click here to visit Simon's website.

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Griff Rhys Jones - Where Was I?

The star of Not the Nine o'clock News, Smith & Jones and Three Men In A Boat.

Griff as he airs stories, anecdotes, reminiscences and outright lies – from forty years of travelling – down rivers and up mountains, into Africa, out of India, and across the arid wastes of the BBC canteen. It's a career, if you mean bouncing chaotically downhill without a map.

WHY? ‘Great comedy’ ★★★★ The Telegraph

Courtyard Theatre
£18

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Stuart Goldsmith

The host of the Comedian’s Comedian podcast brings his best ever show.

Stuart says “it's stupider and less clever-clogs and just the funniest stuff I've ever created. OK?”. Winner of Best New Show at Leicester Comedy Festival 2017 and British Comedy Guide Top 20 Best Reviewed Edinburgh Fringe Shows 2017.

WHY? 'Master of the form' Independent

Studio
£10

@ComComPod
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