Last night I went to the Low Carbon Cabaret, an event held in aid of Brighton’s Naked Bike Ride. I’d been asked along by my friend Naomi Foyle, one of the performers. I’d no idea who else was playing but the line-up was great. Count Adriano Fettucine was compere, the Young Hannoverians performed an excerpt from their ‘poetic rock opera’ Owl Man and there were some very odd burlesque acts including Size Zero Albino doing a ‘Birdy Song’ fan-dance. Songs about candiru, musical saws and striptease are evidently perfect ingredients for a night out.
Which leads on to the announcement that I’ve been invited to read at Glue Gun ’91 at the Victory. I’ll be doing a ten minute slot, reading a couple of new clown stories. Glue Gun ’91 is pretty much unique: the last night started with a birdcage filling with easter chicks to the sound of the Carpenter’s ‘Close to You’, featured the live cooking of a Mystery cake and squeezed in the complete history of the world. You don’t want to miss this. You know what else: it’s free to get in!