Bright Club: Journalism, May 15th, Wilmington Arms

The University folk are off playing at the Bloomsbury Theatre again this month (get tickets for that here:, so at the Wilmington Arms we get a chance to explore the world of journalism instead.

Your MC tonight is Kent Valentine, comedian, Bright Club veteran and occasional computer games journalist ( and he’ll be joined by musical act Tom Adams ( who is properly rock and Roll (if by “Rock” you mean “tea” and by “Roll” you mean “biscuits”).

The experts on turning facts into news, news into stories, and stories into a load of nasty online reader comments are:

Marc Burrows, who tries to stop the Guardian website descending into Nazi slurs, sexist rants and sectarianism.
Dawn Foster, who writes for the Guardian about cycling, Wales and cycling in Wales.
Kat Lay, who creates amazing features for tabloids as chaos breaks out around her.
Rob Epstein, who keeps it clean subbing for the Independent on Sunday.
Stu Gillespie, who breaks all the big stories for the Fife Herald.

The gig is Tuesday May 15th at the Wilmington Arms, London. Doors 7.30pm and tickets from


Toby Scott is indisposed so super press officer Jay Stone is stepping in with her work on-call mobile in her pocket.

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