So it’s only taken us about six months… but finally we’re bringing you the song that Rachael Dadd wrote for our two-year anniversary show. There’s some audience interaction, which did happen on the night, but we didn’t catch it so well on the audio so make sure you sing along at home. Thank you to Rachael – this was wonderful.
Bristol by Rachael Dadd
Music: Rachael Dadd / Music commissioned by: Bright Club
Bright Club Bristol: “Bristol”
Thursday 12th December, 7pm
We are UBER-EXCITED to announce our tenth show and two-year anniversary gig! We’ll be joined by MC Chris Dunford to celebrate our birthday as well as the quirks of our home city and yours – because the theme, ladies and gentlemen, is “BRISTOL”. We don’t know why we didn’t think of it before. Not only that, but we asked the amazing Rachael Dadd to write us a song about BRISTOL and she’s only bloody said yes! AND because it’s Christmas, there will be mulled wine. This show is Not. To. Be. Missed. And that’s before we even get to the clever folks, who are ALL BRISTOL-based researchers and experts on ridiculous things:
Caroline Brown – how we pay attention and what we ignore
Alice Hortop – therapeutic use of humour
Paul Wyatt – left- and right-handed chemicals
Jamie McCallum – spying on animals
Anna McMullen – fashion and sweatshops
Some tickets will be available on the door for £7 from 6.30pm. Please see FAQs for ticket queries. The Bright Club bar will be serving from 6.30pm. Our bar is on the 3rd floor of Hamilton House – same as the venue for Bright Club.
This event is also on Facebook.
Image: Jens Haley (www.flickr.com/seen-by-jens)
Sadly Tom Craine has had to pull out at the last minute of Bright Club Bristol tomorrow night. Sad face.
Happily we have another T(h)om who is ready to sort out our under Thomas-ing problem. Happy face.
Thom Tuck will be hosting tomorrow night, everything else will be as advertised, you may now continue on with your daily lives.
HERE BE TICKETS Tickets available on door £7
Team Bright Club x
Bright Club Bristol “Forget Me Not”
Thursday 19th September, 7pm
The thinking person’s variety night is back! Bright Club Bristol “Forget Me Not” promises to be an absolute corker with researchers covering topics from youth politics to ancient Greeks via genetics and somehow ending up with cinema and propaganda. And as always, there will be FREE SWEETS! Hosted by comedian Tom Craine (he’s been on telly with Russell Howard!) with a capella music supplied by The Blue (much better than just “Blue”). The researchers are:
Matthew Alford – cinema and propaganda – they don’t want you to forget this
Sam Creavin – dementia diagnosis – why we have forgotten
Ceri-Wyn Thomas – embryo paleontologist – long forgotten beasts
Benjamin Bowman – young people and politics – a forgotten people
Kurt Lampe – ancient Greek mythology – gone but not forgotten
Philip Hamann – genetics in rheumatology – I forget how this fits in…
Don’t forget that tickets cost £7 on the door and will only be available in very limited numbers. Buy in advance to make sure you don’t miss out! The bar opens at 6:30pm and is upstairs in the same room as Bright Club (3rd floor of Hamilton House). Buying your booze from us helps support future Bright Clubs!
Unfortunately our advertised host for the night, Tom Craine, is unable to make it. We have replaced him with an equally brilliant Thomas, comedian Thom Tuck
Folk-rapper Clayton Blizzard went down a storm at last Thursday’s Bright Club. (Despite heckling from side-stage, MC Mike Bubbins was so impressed by his comedic banter that he brain-banked one of his jokes for future use.) Here’s the specially commissioned song Clayton wrote on the subject “Change” – recorded on the night.
Subject: Change by Clayton Blizzard
Music: Clayton Blizzard / Music commissioned by: Sounds of Science / Image: Andy Clarke
Bright Club Bristol: “Change, the Subject”
Thursday 6th June, 7pm
Hamilton House (above The Canteen), Stokes Croft
£5 BUY NOW £6 on door
The summer installment of the clever comedy club features an expert on the ethics of face transplants, a space systems engineer and a quantum physicist. We really will be changing the subject. Your MC for the evening is comedian Mike Bubbins. With music from local legend Clayton Blizzard, who’s writing a “Change”-based song specially for the show. The clever folks are:
Julie Woodley – ethics of face transplants
Jacques Carolan – quantum thingamabobbies
Andrew Bacon – killer asteroids
Paul Craze – publisher /ecologist / statistician
Tamsin Edwards – particle physicist turned climate change researcher
Advance tickets for this gig are now sold out. Some tickets will be available on the door for £6 from 6.30pm. Please see FAQs for ticket queries. The Bright Club bar will be serving from 6.30pm. Our bar is on the 3rd floor of Hamilton House – same as the venue for Bright Club.
This event is also on Facebook.–
Bright Club Bristol: “Bodies”
Thursday 14th March, doors 7pm
Hamilton House (above the Canteen), Stokes Croft
BUY NOW (£5) on door only (£6)
Roll up! Roll up! Because Bright Club is back for 2013, bringing you another bunch of clever folks to make you smile, and if you’re lucky we’ll even throw in some of the musical stuff for a proper shindig. This time the theme is “Bodies”, so as usual expect wide interpretations and tenuous links.
Your MC for the night is comedian Mat Ewins
Alex Cocker, medic – BODIES
Andy Phippen, online relationships expert – sexy BODIES
Joanne Ella Parsons, studies men and food in the Victorian novel – um, fat BODIES?
Daniel Richardson, does seeing and thinking – noBODY’s fool
Rhian Atkin, fascinated with equine genitalia – why is anyBODY’S guess
PLUS beautiful songstress Nuala Honan who is currently writing a BODIES themed song for your listening pleasure.
Tickets will cost £6 on the door. The Bright Club bar will be serving from 6.30pm. Our bar is on the 3rd floor of Hamilton House – same as the venue for Bright Club.
Many thanks to The Physiological Society for supporting Bristol Bright Club #7.
This event is also on Facebook.