Monthly Archives: February 2010

Catching up on past gigs – Film, Feb 2010

You didn’t think that it was all going to be about movies did you?

Andrew Collins cancelled on us, but we got some help, and everything worked out in the end.

Charlie Dunnill taught us about intelligent thin films and sprayed the front row with delicious distilled water.

Michael Yorke showed us how to increase our personal power a small amount, using lessons from the people he has worked with around the world.

Anne Welsh told us why bubbling film is fine, but it’s red film that could blow up at any moment.

Peter Mullany showed us the films that bacteria can make if you leave them alone. Some were gorgeous. Most were grotty.

Matthew Gandy took us on a whirlwind tour of world cinema, interspersed with swearing (in the best possible taste).

and The Workers Union Ensemble ( improvised new scores for three films on the Big Screen – two by artist Michael Duffy ( and one by Carl Theodore Dreyer.

Catching up on past gigs – Metal. Jan 19th 2010

Oh my.

Oh my my my.

This was so good that it hurt.

Andrew O’Neill got us singing Slayer and brought his Dad along so that he could reveal the truth behind some stories.

Ruth Fillery-Travis compared a man with a golden penis sheath to Hitler.

Debi Linton revealed that palaeontologists are mainly host organisms for the replicating virus that is Gary Larson’s Far Side.

Rufus Hound took us through the periodic table, making sure that we knew EXACTLY where every metal band belonged. He also revealed that after the top-three lines of the table he makes up element names.

Titus Hjelm revealed that metallers don’t get much sex on the road. Well, not as much as their fellow lecturers believe, anyway.

David McAlpine showed that Def Leppard are even more terrible when heard through a cochlear implant.

Astrohenge closed the show with a shocking display of manliness and metal madness.

Crime line-up announced!

With this month’s Bright Club only one day away, we’ve got the line-up for next month ready for your dissection and delectation.

Michael Fabbri comperes, after blowing Miriam away with some top-class criminal comedy at the Leicester Comedy Festival. Here are the kind of things you can expect.

Colin Hazel takes on the challenge of performing some of the most dastardly music imaginable.

Chris Abram will be dissecting the two great poetic genres inspired by crime – gangster rap and viking verse.

Celia Morgan will be trying to make sense of UK drug policy.

Kathy Tubb will be reporting back from the front-line of the war against archaeological looting.

Tom Stern will be trying to work out why we have laws anyway, and wondering what Nietzsche would make of it all.

Alex Braithwaite will be laughing in the face of terrorists all over the world.

Tuesday 16th March, Wilmington Arms. 8pm.

4 days to go…

…until Bright Club: Film. So far I’ve been shown pictures of unhappy librarians, St. Pancras station and filthy buckets. I’ve also been asked if it’s a good idea to talk about castration. I watched films of bridges and beaches too, while trying to work out how a double bass would sound with them.

So, I think that this is going to be a cracker! After all, it has Andrew Collins.