Monthly Archives: November 2011

Bright Club: Noise, December 13th at the Wilmington Arms



This month we’re laughing at noise, from sound to speech to all those extraneous things that make it harder to work out what the hell is going on out there.

Ringmaster tonight is Ed Gamble, the noisiest man we could find.

And in expert corner all of these brainboxes:

Giorgio Savini – A physicist and builder of delicate instrumentation, trying to make sense of the noise of the Universe
Mel Pinet – A speech and language scientist, who knows how we understand people when we just can’t hear them
Harry Cliff – A high-energy physicist, who stares at readings of the inifinitesmal and hopes they’re real
Jon Gallagher – a historian of English, who knows all the things normal people used to say, and what they sounded like
Sarah Morgan – an optometrist, who makes a glorious noise about the importance of eyecare
Steve Cross – Bright Club co-organiser, occasional sound engineer and music snob

And a return of the surprising and surreal Sleepy Ed Hicks on the banjo.

Tickets are £5, Doors are 7.30pm and it’s all at the Wilmington Arms. See you there!

Tickets from:

The Last Best Party – Bright Club on New Year’s Eve

New Years Eve is always rubbish, isn’t it?

Pubs cost a fortune, there’s nothing good on and the music is terrible.

Not any more.

The producers of Bright Club, Science Showoff and other great shows bring you a night of hilarious brainy antics, with loads of your favourite acts from throughout 2011. We’ll have music, laughs, anarchy and we’re taking over the whole of the WIlmington Arms, which gives us a great big room to drink, chat and do terrific geeky things together.

Artists appearing include Helen Keen (Radio 4), Steve Hall (begrudgingly BBC3), Strawberry’s Hogmanay Karaoke (Green Man Festival), Steve Cross (in front of mirror with hairbrush) and loads more.

More details will appear here as we confirm acts.


The world’s going to end in 2012. You might as well enjoy at least one New Year’s Eve before it goes Kaboom!

Early bird tickets (before December 9th) are only £10. After that the price goes up to £15 each.

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Bright Club: Science and Media 2 – Nov 22nd, London

For the second time Bright Club uses comedy to pick apart how science and the media get it on and make beautiful story babies. Join compere Joe Lycett (from TV’s Epic Win, Show and Tell and more) and a crew of top class scientists, amazing journalists and brilliant press officers for a night of jokes, stories, serious facts and humorous analysis. This event has been co-organised with Stempra, the science, technology, engineering and medicine public relations association, who you can read about here:

Doors: 7.30pm (half an hour earlier than in the past!)

Tickets: Ł5 from