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Bold Street Festival serves a hot shot of comedy

‘All the rigmarole of haute cuisine, without the shame of eating.’ 

Published on September 28th 2012.


Bold Street Festival serves a hot shot of comedy

AN empty Bold Street cafe will be frothing with more laughs than latte this Sunday.

Brew has been empty for more than a year and is about to become a Hamiltons. 

But before then, comic Simon Munnery is converting it into a restaurant for "all the rigmarole of haute cuisine, without the shame of eating".

What, what?

Munnery’s La Concepta involves eight guests in an amazing restaurant without food. There's a few around here where that could and should have been the case. Anyway, it was “The fringiest Fringe experience of 2011” according to The Guardian.

Tea Hee Hee

The globally-travelled show will be one of the highlights of this Sunday’s Bold Street Festival, which this year is being sponsored for the first time - by Merseytravel.

La ConceptaMunnery's gig is part of a new collaboration between Bold Street Festival and Liverpool Comedy Festival (which runs until October 7).

Joining him will be Tea Hee Hee - an alcohol free version of the old Drink Up Stand Up tours. Four comedians will be at four different coffee shops with a compere leading the way with his trusty megaphone.

Iain Christie from Liverpool Comedy Festival, said: ‘’Simon’s show was a real highlight of the Edinburgh Festival and it’s a real coup to get him to come to Liverpool.”

The Royal Court is making its debut felt with segments from Liverpool Shakespeare Festival, while other highlights including Shiverpool’s ‘castle experience’ and an oriental cultural celebration from China Pearl.

Other Bold Street Festival highlights include:

·              Live music, both indoor and outdoor stages

·              Shiverpool ghostly ghouls castle installation

·              Street performers, stilt walkers, actors, dancers

·              Black-E, co-operative games

·              Tai Chi demos

·              Vintage Fair at LEAF Cafe

·              Kids attractions and workshops

·              The Amazing Push Poem Machine

·              In-store promotions

The festival’s traditional Big Sweep, organised by Urban Strawberry Lunch, will launch the festival at 11.30am where all the businesses and general public will join forces sweeping the street from top to bottom.

The street will be lined with drummers to march in the sweepers.

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China Pearl is also celebrating the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival with stunning elegant performers taking centre stage as well as offering workshops in storytelling, lantern making, dance, calligraphy short films about this traditional festival and Chinese community.

Organised by Bold Street Traders and City Central BID.

*Bold Street Festival, Sunday, September 30, Bold Street, Liverpool, 12pm-6pm.

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