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Forthcoming Events

2021

Sunday August 8th 4-6pm

On-line Stand Up Workshop run by Clare Summerskill

‘One of the funniest women in the country’ What’s On.
‘A Lesbian Victoria Wood’ Radio 4 Woman’s Hour.
SUNDAY 8th JUNE 4pm-6pm – On line – Fee £20
This workshop will focus on writing stand-up material. By the end of the workshop, you are guaranteed to have a five-minute set ready to perform! We will be looking at different kinds of stand-up style, content, and performance. Some of the class is taught but time is also given for participants to work on their own material and then, if they wish, to share it with others.
Individual consultation follow-up sessions can also be booked with Clare following this workshop.
In a friendly and confidence-building atmosphere, this workshop is suitable for beginners who may have never tried their hand at stand-up but who have always wanted to, through to professionals who seek an opportunity to hone their writing and performing skills and get another 5 mins material written. Whatever level you are at, you will come away from the afternoon having produced material to use for your own work in live comedy clubs, or to present at a work conference, or just to keep for yourself and your friends if you ever need a little chuckle!
The workshop will be on Zoom and will last for two hours. It’ll be fun and relaxed and you will certainly have a few giggles along the way.
Contact admin@claresummerskill.co.uk to book your place or if you have any questions about this event

Sunday August 22nd at 7.30pm

Clare is appearing at Laughing Labia Comedy and Variety Show at The Phoenix Arts Club, London WC2H 8BU

She will be presenting a short set (15 mins) alongside fellow comedians, Kate Smurthwaite and Romina Puma, MC’ed by the wonderful Alice Frick.

For tickets go to: https://phoenixartsclub.com/whats-on/seatsimple/?instanceid=23002

 

Kate Smurthwaite, comedian and political activist, appeared  as a panelist on Question, BBC News and Woman’s Hour, just to name a few. In 2013 she won a Three Week’s Editor’s Choice Award naming her one of the ten best things about the Edinburgh Fringe.
Spectacular … brilliant humour. ****” Edinburgh Guide
Twit:@Cruella1
www.katesmurthwaite.co.uk

Romina Puma, Italien comedian, blogger and campaigner living in London. Debuting her first solo show “Not disabled… Enough” at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival she is now known for her gigs in Berlin, New York and Lanzarote. She is also a campaigner mainly known for the one about Sex and  Disability.
“One to watch” Funny Women 2016″
Twit: @rominapuma
www.rominapuma.com

Clare Summerskill stand-up, writer and singer-songwriter, known from BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 2. Clare has toured the country with her fast-moving and hilarious nights of comedy and songs. She performs an original cocktail of stand-up and comedy songs. She brings ‘Dyke’ humour to the forefront of alternative comedy!
“A Lesbian Victoria Wood!” Radio 4 Woman’s Hour  
@CAESummerskill
www.claresummerskill.co.uk

MC: Alice Frick

 

Tuesday May 25th at 6 pm

  • ORAL HISTORY LGBTQ SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP (SIG) EVENT
    We have some wonderful speakers lined up and we hope you will be able to join us.
    Oral History Society LGBTQ Special Interest Group (SIG) online event
    ‘Hearing LGBTQ Voices in Museums and the Archives’

The Oral History Society LGBTQ Special Interest Group (SIG) will be holding an online event about LGBTQ history in museums and archives. The event will be chaired by Norena Shopland. We will hear from three speakers, Tom Furber from London Metropolitan Archives; Dan Vo, from the V&A Museum, and Mark Etheridge from the National Museum of Wales. We would love you to join us for this exciting event which is free, but you need to sign up on EVENTBRITE to receive the link to attend.

Saturday 5th June 2021 4pm-6pm

Online STAND UP Workshop. Fee £20

I’m running this online stand up workshop and it would be wonderful if you could join me and I know that we’ll have a lot of fun!
CLARE SUMMERSKILL
‘One of the funniest women in the country’ What’s On.
‘A Lesbian Victoria Wood’ Radio 4 Woman’s Hour.
Contact admin@claresummerskill.co.uk to book your place and for any enquiries about this event.
This online workshop will focus on writing stand-up material. By the end of the workshop, you are guaranteed to have a five-minute set ready perform! We will be looking at different kinds of stand-up style, content, and performance. Some of the class is taught but time is also given for participants to work on their own material and then, if they wish, to share it with others.
‘Homework’ is an optional extra offered to participants, again if they wish, whereby they will given a tailor-made writing exercise to send back to Clare at a later date and it will be returned with constructive feedback. Individual consultation follow-up sessions can also be booked with Clare following this workshop.
In a friendly and confidence-building atmosphere, this workshop is suitable for beginners who may have never tried their hand at stand-up but who have always wanted to, through to professionals who seek an opportunity to hone their writing and performing skills. Whatever level you are at, you will come away from the afternoon having produced material to use for your own work when live comedy clubs open up again or just to keep for yourself if you ever need a little chuckle!
The workshop will be on Zoom and will last for two hours. It’ll be fun and relaxed and you will certainly have a few giggles along the way.
Contact admin@claresummerskill.co.uk to book your place and for any enquiries about this event.

26th Feb 2020
  • GATEWAY TO HEAVEN talk – presented by Clare Summerskill. 6pm – 8.30pm
    Stratford, London.
    For L&Q Housing. Free but you must message @LQLGBT on Twitter to say you want to attend!
    Calling all L&Q residents who are LGBT+ or consider themselves Str8 allies We’re hosting an event for #LGBTHistoryMonth on 26 Feb in Stratford

29th Feb 2020

  • ‘FROM FAIRLY VOCAL TO VARIFOCAL’, a celebratory evening of stand up and songs.
    Produced by Sand (Safe Ageing No Discrimination)
    19:30 at The Hive, 5 Belmont, Shrewsbury SY1 1TE, UK
14th March 2020
  • WRITING THE SELF – Exploring Autobiography from an LGBTQ+ Perspective.
    An exciting one-day creative writing workshop which explores autobiography that focuses entirely on stories from LGBT people
    Clare Summerskill will be running an exciting one-day creative writing workshop which explores autobiography that focuses entirely on stories from Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans gender and Queer people. With Clare’s guidance, you will explore a range of creative writing styles including short stories, radio and theatre scripts recorded personal testimony, and stand up.

Hearing Voices:  a play and a film

Three extracts from the film version of HEARING VOICES by Clare Summerskill have been posted on YouTube:

Visit www.hearingvoicesplay.co.uk for further information about CLARE’s talks and the DVD version of the play and watch this page for updates. For booking inquiries about talks and screenings of HEARING VOICES contact admin@claresummerskill.co.uk