Movember comes to an end

That’s right mo brothers and mo sistas, the time is nearly upon us, and that face fuzz is preparing to make a date with the razor. Movember comes to an end in just a few days so what better way to celebrate than with ‘Last Of The Mostaches.’

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Stoke Gigs joins Movember Campaign

In case you didn’t already know, this month is dedicated to facial hair, all in the name of changing the face of men’s health and raising money for some very important charities!

The Mo, slang for moustache, and November come together each year for Movember, which challenges men to change their appearance and the face of men’s health by growing a moustache.

Stoke Gigs has decided to join the cause and aim to raise as much money as possible. If you want to join the Stoke Gigs Mo-Team and help us raise money, or just donate, click here or the Movember logo.

Reginald D Hunter headlines Victoria Hall 26/10/2011

In just over a decade since he began performing, Reginald D Hunter has become one of the UK Comedy industry’s best-known and most distinctive performers.  His work is often brutally honest, frequently controversial but always meticulously measured and thought out.

His latest tour Sometimes Even The Devil Tells The Truth, supported by special guest, Steve Hughes, comes to The Victoria Hall, Stoke on Wednesday 26th October.

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Dave Spikey brings Words Don’t Come Easy to Stoke

Award-winning comedian Dave Spikey continues his critically acclaimed ‘Words Don’t Come Easy’ stand-up tour this Autumn with 22 new dates, which stops off at the Victoria Hall in Stoke on Friday 18th November. Of course anyone who has seen one of Dave’s live shows, or read his best-selling autobiography Under The Microscope, will know that words come very easily to the hugely popular comedian.

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David Essex to star in All The Fun Of The Fair

Following a record breaking West End season at the Garrick Theatre where it was nominated for Best New West End Musical 2010 by What’s On Stage, TV’s newest Eastender star, David Essex, stars in his own musical set in a world of an authentic East End funfair to The Regent Theatre.

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Stoke Gigs Needs You!

Since its conception in early 2010, Stoke Gigs has come a long way. We can proudly boast that we are now one of the biggest local music sites in Stoke! We’ve taken part in the Guardian Student Media Awards 2 years running, been involved in local music competitions as well as the UKs biggest music festival, Oxjam, and even hosted our own club nights.

We have forged strong links with local venues and artists, but it’s simply not enough! We’re now looking to expand even further, but we need your help!

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Bowling For Soup headline Victoria Hall

Best known for their singles Girl All the Bad Guys Want, Almost, High School Never Ends and 1985, pop-punk band Bowling for Soup make their Victoria Hall debut.

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Gig Guide Friday 14th – Friday 21st October

After what seems like an eternity away, Stoke Gigs is back, and we’re going to be very busy! We’re doing a bit of a overhaul on our content pages and want to feature even more music and news. If you want to get in touch click here, but if you just want to see what’s coming up this week in music then read on.

Friday 14th
This evening Dead Radio Society play The Rigger in Newcastle to promote the release of their new Plan Z ep. The gig is free entry with live music all night, finished off by the Plan Z stage show. Support comes from John Macleod, music starts at 7:30pm.

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City Voices and Age UK

City voices were delighted to welcome two members of the Age UK North Staffordshire, Goldenhill and Sandyford memories group. The group meets at Goldenhill community centre to talk about their memories of the area and to raise funds for good causes. The group is currently working on a book and so sent Jim Dutton and Jenny Bell on a fact-finding mission to one of Stoke on Trent’s most popular writing groups based at the City Central Library, Hanley on September 23rd to ask for help and advice, as well as poems and stories relating to Goldenhill.

The pair was then treated to poetry recitals from Paul Williamson, Tom Larvin and Derek Payne. There were also stories and comedy quips from local authors Stephen Harvey and Alan Barnett. To finish the session local short story writer and poet Lily Meigh sang a ditty that she had composed to the group and guests. City voices will be guests at the Goldenhill group in the following months so watch out for that one!!

Anyone interested in either group can contact:

Alan Barnett – City voices writers forum – 01782 814023

Jim Dutton – Goldenhill memories group – 01782 200729

Get Cape Wear Cape Fly‏ headline The Box

Acclaimed English songwriter and the voice of articulate, noughties youth – Sam Duckworth arrives with Get Cape Wear Cape Fly for a special one-off show at The Box in Crewe on Saturday September 24th.

The Southend-born troubadour, who named his solo project after a solution from an old Batman adventure game, saw his debut album The Chronicles of a Bohemian Teenager make the top albums of 2006 lists of both Q and NME.

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