Blank Canvas Ensemble Liverpool

The house band – The Blank Canvas Ensemble – Liverpool – will play “free, ensemble, improvised music” using the music system, “System 50:50 for improvisers ” the result is the sound of free improv shaped with silence. This session may also feature a main act made up of experienced improvisers from the North of England circuit and beyond.


A diversity of sounds, shifting foregrounds led by changing personalities sprinkled with timbral melds, unexpected silences, melodies and kitchen clatter.

New members, interested

New members are welcome. There is no formal audition. New members are required to attend one performance as a member of the audience, then we have a discussion.

For more and very detailed information please visit the website and web link above.

Angels of the north- Ginger Johnson, M...

All right, lasses. The Angels of the North on a UK tour? Oh, uh-huh.

Join drag superstars Ginger Johnson, Michael Marouli and Tomara Thomas for a heavenly brand-new live show.

Bilal Zafar: Imposter

Bilal Zafar, nominated for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Fringe and winner of New Act of the Year 2016, is back with a brand-new show about how his usually stress-free house share took a turn and his housemate tried to get him arrested five times.

He has appeared on BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Radio 4 and built up his own online audience on Twitch as he plays an unhinged football manager in an ongoing improvised series.

Sofie Hagen: Will I Ever Have Sex Agai...

Sofie Hagen is bringing her brand new stand-up show and her brand new book on tour.

The book, out in May 2024, ‘Will I Ever Have Sex Again?’ is a candid, hilarious and disarming attempt to explore our sexual landscape, through conversations with experts, therapists, sex workers, porn stars, comedians and public figures. Why are we not having the sex we want to have? Where is the sexual liberation we were promised? Part memoir, part exploration, Sofie attempts to figure out why she hasn’t had sex in over 3,000 days – and why this frustration is so relatable to so many people.

The brand new stand-up and storytelling show, Banglord, is ‘a banger of a show’ (Entertainment Now) about sexual frustration and world domination.

Come laugh at the stand-up, participate in the Q&A about ‘Will I Ever Have Sex Again?’ and get your book signed. A full evening of fun.

Tough Old Bird

From Nana Funk, the great-great-grandmother of good times, comes a heartfelt musical journey of exploration, inspired by real life events.

Tough Old Bird explores how women are viewed in society as they have the absolute gall to get older! Have you ever noticed those adverts promising to ‘defy the effects of ageing’? Ooh Nana hates them.

What about when we get old? Where’s the instruction manual? Who deems what is ‘acceptable behaviour’? What happens when your voice isn’t listened to, or you become slowly invisible?

Hollie McNish: The Lobster Tour

After a run of sold out shows up and down the UK, Hollie McNish is back with a brand new book, Lobster and other things I’m learning to love. A Sunday Times bestselling writer whose live readings are not to be missed, expect strong language and adult content, gift-wrapped in gorgeously crafted poetry.

In Lobster, Hollie brings her much-loved style to questions of friendship, flags and newborns, clocks, cocks and volvos, shining a ridiculous and beautifully poetic lens upon all those things we have been taught to hate, and which we might just learn to love again. Here, she will be joined by fellow poet Michael Pedersen reading from his latest brilliant books The Cat Prince and Boy Friends.

The gig will be followed by a book signing.
Content warning: 14+ contains adult content.

Ivo Graham: Organised Fun

After dismantling a barge, doxxing himself in the Doubletree, and blanking on the 1992 Ipswich Town crest (Taskmaster, Off Menu, University Challenge), Ivo ropes his audience into more chaos against the clock.

“Humiliation’s your thing, right?” his brother asked him at Christmas, and, with the full existential ramifications of that still being processed, he’s lining up a show with more risk than ever before (NB: previous shows have broadly been quite low risk).

Expect quizzes, tangents, and fluster. Best Show/Joke nominee 2019. “Motormouthed finesse” – Times. “I could watch him natter all day” – Telegraph.

“Confident, exquisitely crafted and, most importantly, satisfyingly funny”
Evening Standard

Tim Vine: Breeeep!

It’s Tim Vine and he’s back with a brand new stand-up show!

Come and enjoy a mountain of nonsense, daft one-liners, joyful songs, wobbly props and ridiculous humour. (Plus utter drivel.) Witness the stupidity. Then leave. Switched on the Christmas lights in Cheam two years on the run. All tickets non-repundable.

“Is there a more ludicrous comedian in Britain?”
The Times

A Lovely Word featuring Bhumika Billa

A Lovely Word, downstairs at the Everyman, is Liverpool’s most eclectic poetry night.

It features two halves of open mic poets, and a headliner beginning the first half. Hosted by Alex Ferguson and team, this free event is a fun, relaxed and friendly evening of performance poetry.

Bhumika Billa is a UK-based Indian-origin poet, creative facilitator, Kathak dancer & legal academic. A Button Poetry Grand Champion (2023), Out-Spoken Prize Finalist (2023), Hammer & Tongue Cambridge Finalist (2022), and BBC Words First Finalist (2021), she has performed & facilitated in the UK, US, Canada, Germany, France & India. Her poems on the stage, on page, and on film have been featured on/published by various organisations including Southbank Centre, Apples and Snakes, Button Poetry, UK UniSlam, and Airplane Poetry Movement. She is currently exploring the themes of heritage, justice & identity to bring together languages, art forms & people.

A Lovely Word featuring Kayla Feldman

A Lovely Word, downstairs at the Everyman, is Liverpool’s most eclectic poetry night.

It features two halves of open mic poets, and a headliner beginning the first half. Hosted by Alex Ferguson and team, this free event is a fun, relaxed and friendly evening of performance poetry.

Kayla Martell Feldman (she/they) is a director and writer for the page, stage, and screen. They co-host the monthly Process open mic, are a founding member of Sovereign Writers Group, and are a three-time Genesis Poetry Slam winner. Her work has been published widely in the UK, North America, and online, has featured on podcasts, and has been commissioned by JW3, Canada Water Theatre, and others. Her second poetry collection Same Story is out now with Verve Poetry Press.