Birmingham Comedy Festival Call-Out
Want to take part in the next Birmingham Comedy Festival? Here’s how …
ABOUT THE BIRMINGHAM COMEDY FESTIVAL
Since 2001, the Birmingham Comedy Festival has highlighted great comedy across the city, mixing big name acts with rising stars and new local talent.
Our 2014 festival was another great success, with sell-out shows and some fantastic media coverage.
At present, we’re currently looking at events, activities, acts, venues, ideas and schemes for our next shindig (Fri 2 – Sun 11 Oct 2015).
Although the core of the fest’ is stand-up comedy, we’ve always embraced other forms of entertainment, with previous festivals including everything from spoken word, theatre, film, video, talks, debates, workshops, book readings and visual art exhibitions, to contemporary dance, cabaret, pub quizzes, magic and puppet shows! We’ve even included themed club nights, food and classical music performances!
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
BE A VENUE – host an event.
The event could take a variety of forms.
If you already run regular events – for example, film nights, book reading clubs or quiz – why not adapt your programming to tie in with the festival … show a cult comedy, add a humorous book to your reading list or give your quiz night a comedy theme?
Alternatively, we often have an array of acts and artists looking for venues that may be suitable, as well as bookers and promoters who may be able to assist you.
BE A PERFORMER – stand in the spotlight.
If you’re a comedian, theatre group, artist, event organiser, or performer, and are keen to put on an event, now’s the time to get in touch.
We have promoters looking for acts for their line-ups, venues looking for activities, or you can run your own show.
BE A SUPPORTER – support packages available.
We’re always keen to discuss sponsorship and support, and a variety of opportunities may still be available to profile your business with the festival.
I’M IN! WHAT NEXT?
Drop us a line as soon as possible with your thoughts via www.bhamcomfest.co.uk
Please note, all events and activities must take place within Birmingham and within the festival dates.
Our mini-brochure deadline is Monday 6 July, 12noon. Although we’re happy to look at including events and activities almost right up to the festival, we do recommend that people try their best to get stuff confirmed early, and get in the brochure.
Thanks for your time, and we look forward to hearing from you soon…
– Birmingham Comedy Festival 2015