BRISTOL'S ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF SILENT & VINTAGE SCREEN COMEDY 2016 EDITION

Where: St George's, Colston Hall, Watershed, Arnolfini, ,

When: 20 January 2016 8:30pm to 25 January 2016 7:30pm

Britain’s biggest festival of silent and classic screen comedy returns to Bristol in January with a 12th annual edition offering a choice of 25 events over six days and featuring some of the entertainment world’s best known and best loved names, both on screen and in person.

Highlights will include a comedy legend award for Ken Dodd,  Bristol-born Stephen Merchant sharing his comedy favourites, a Way Out West strand looking at the earliest comedy Westerns, rare re-discoveries, a Silent Comedy Gala featuring films starring Chaplin, Keaton and Charley Chase, tributes to favourite TV series, Bristol-born Cary Grant in a screwball comedy  and appearances by a host of special guests – among them Marcus Brigstocke, Barry Cryer, The Goodies, Robin  Ince, the lovely Aimi MacDonald,  Lucy Porter, Shaun The Sheep and Tim Vine.

There will also be live music from the Bristol Ensemble, the European Silent Screen Virtuosi, Adrian Utley and Rick Wakeman (among others).

Events are taking place at four city centre venues – Arnolfini, Colston Hall, St George’s Brandon Hiill and Watershed. For more info, or to book online, please visit www.slapstick.org.uk. Tickets can also by booked in person, online or by telephone from the venue where individual events are taking place

Entry Cost: Ticket prices vary for each event

Posted by: Pam Beddard | 27-11-2015

Contact the event organiser: pam.beddard@btinternet.com

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