“My Dear Old Things” welcome to my brand-new show “Over… But Not Out…” The Socially Distanced Tour.
Join me for an evening of hilarious yet fascinating stories direct from the TMS commentary box, The Real Marigold Hotel and countless TV shows. Couple all that with my side-splitting life stories and you are in for a real treat! Pip Pip Blowers x
Henry's quick wit, storytelling, and sparkling personality have certainly been sharped up by lock-down and he is raring to go! “Over… But Not Out…” is set to be a rip-roaring, belly laughing evening of not to be missed anecdotes, gaffes and more!
"If the tension here was a block of Cheddar cheese, you could cut it with a knife" - Henry Blofeld
Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs is coming back to The Lowry, Salford in April for a special event.
The Lowry, Salford is set to host An Evening With Ryan Giggs on 15th April which will see him do a live on-stage interview with Pete Graves
Fans will also get the opportunity to meet him in person before the event
Promoters said: "As far as Manchester United legends go, Ryan Giggs is by far the most decorated footballer in their history having won over 30 trophies including a record 13 premier League Titles and two European Cups as well as having countless individual accolades and records to his name.
"Ryan Giggs was and still remains a fans favourite of the modern era and they still sing his name near on every game. For Manchester United fans the sheer thought of him running past defenders and scoring incredible solo goals still puts the hairs up on the back of their necks as they remember Giggs was one of the most exciting players of his generation and a rare talent for which they may never see the likes of again.
"Who knows what to expect when the Welsh-wizard Ryan Giggs takes to the stage for an extremely rare public appearance and interview about his illustrious career.
Award winning, chart topping podcast and online TV channel History Hit has announced a new 10 date live tour for Autumn 2021.
The tour will see one of the world’s most celebrated history broadcasters Dan Snow taking his accessible interview style to the stage in 10 cities across England, Scotland and Wales. He will talk to some of our best historians about the biggest stories from the past as well as hear the history of the towns and cities that he visits.
Interviews and show content will also be broadcast on the UK's number 1 history podcast, Dan Snow's History Hit, which is now a daily show. VIP Packages to gain backstage access and meet Dan after show dates are also available.
Dan Snow is a BAFTA award winning broadcaster, having made TV shows that have been watched by tens of millions of people worldwide. The chart topping podcast Dan Snows History Hit receives over a million listens each week and his most recent book, ‘On This Day in History’ was a Sunday Times Bestseller.
Despite being an award-winning artist, Bafta-winning TV presenter, Reith Lecturer and bestselling author, Grayson Perry is a normal person – and just like other normal people, he’s marginally aware that we’re all going to die.
Born in Essex in 1960, Grayson has had a career spanning 40 years. From his A House for Essex, a permanent building constructed in the North Essex countryside in 2015, to Grayson Perry’s Big American Road Trip - a three-part documentary travelogue in which he explored the meaning of the American Dream today - and Grayson’s Art Club, which brought the nation together during lockdown through art, making new works and hosting masterclasses, Perry is somewhat an expert in making lemonade out of the mundanity of life.
Let Grayson take you through an enlightening and eye-watering evening in which this kind of existentialism descends from worthiness to silliness. You’ll leave safe and warm in the knowledge that nothing really matters anyway.
Join Grayson as he asks, and possibly answers, these big questions in an evening sure to distract you from the very meaninglessness of life in the way only a man in a dress can.
An intimate evening with the Radio 2 Folk Show presenter
Radio 2 Folk Show, 6music and Glastonbury TV presenter Mark Radcliffe invites you to an intimate evening of his own songs and accompanying personal stories from his life and career.
For the first time ever in the North West, join the legendary Sir Ranulph Fiennes for a fully immersive and exclusive black tie GALA DINNER, presented at The Bowdon Rooms for one night only.
Guests will enjoy a red carpet, Champagne reception while enjoying live entertainment and Art installations showcasing Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ many expeditions.
The Grand Edwardian Ballroom will be your Everest Base camp for the evening, a spectacular 3 course meal will be served while you enjoy live on stage entertainment and have the rare opportunity to bid on one of a kind pieces of memorabilia.
What makes this event truly spectacular is that each guest will get the opportunity to meet the legend himself and have a professional souvenir photograph to commemorate your evening.
This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience ‘The World's Greatest Living Explorer’, As described by the Guinness Book of Records.
Educated at Eton College and Following in his father’s footsteps, he served with the Royal Scots Greys before joining the SAS.
In 1968 he joined the army of the Sultan of Oman and was later awarded the Sultan’s Bravery Medal by HM the Queen.
Having led 22 major expeditions to remote parts of the world, including both Poles, Ranulph Fiennes is the only man alive to have travelled around the Earth’s circumpolar surface.
He was the first explorer to completely cross the Antarctic continent unsupported.
In 2009, aged 65, Fiennes climbed to the summit of Mount Everest. As a result, he became the oldest Briton ever to summit Everest.
Since 1969, when he led the British Expedition on the White Nile, Ranulph Fiennes has been at the forefront of many groundbreaking exploratory expeditions.
“My admiration for Ran is unbounded, and thank God he exists. The world would be a far duller place without him”
HRH Prince Charles
Dress Code: BLACK TIE
For group bookings of 10 or more, please contact the venue directly on [email protected]
Tickets include a three course dinner with dietary options available*
*email venue directly with dietary requirements after ticket purchase
When we re-open, our priority will be to ensure that your visit is safe and enjoyable.
Here are some of the COVID-19 prevention measures we will have in place across the building.
• There will be staggered arrival times to the show in an aid to reduce queues, and temperature checks and security controls will be in place.
• We request that audiences arrive at least 45 minutes before the start time.
• All tickets must be bought in advance and e-tickets will be scanned at the entrance so please print these at home or show them on your mobile device.
• We will be following a strict non-admission policy for late comers so please allow plenty of time for your journey
• Face masks are mandatory at all times throughout the venue, and inside the ballroom during the performance. Entry will be denied if face masks are not worn.
• Children under the age of 11 will not be required to wear face masks.
• The venue will be cleaned throughout the day and between every theatre show. Front of House areas will additionally be cleaned during shows, while audience members are in the ballroom.
• Sanitiser stations will be located at the entrance to the venue and throughout foyer and bar area and on entry to the ballroom.
• We will be asking audiences to maintain social distancing from all other households or support bubbles whilst at the venue.
• We will send you an email 48hrs before your visit to ensure you have all the information you need in advance
Fasten your seatbelts and get ready for an awe-inspiring ride.
Tim Peake is a European Space Agency astronaut. In December 2015, he became the first British astronaut to visit the International Space Station to conduct a spacewalk (and run a marathon!) whilst orbiting Earth.
Now, join him on an epic and thrilling journey to the International Space Station as part of his first ever UK tour.
Tim will be your personal guide through life in space, with unprecedented access, breath-taking photographs, and never-before-seen incredible footage. It’s a fascinating insight into what it’s really like to be an astronaut; from training to launch, spacewalk to re-entry, Tim reveals the secrets, the science and the everyday wonders of how and why humans journey into space.
Sharing his passion for aviation, exploration and adventure, this is your chance to spend an evening with one of the world’s greatest living astronauts, and to rediscover the wonder of the place we call home.
“It’s impossible to look down on Earth from space and not be mesmerised by the fragile beauty of our planet” Tim Peake
“Everything you wanted to know about life in space” The Times
“A delightful adventure of understanding of how and why humans journey into space” Robin Ince, The Infinite Monkey Cage
**Rescheduled date to be confirmed**
Sir Tony Robinson will be live on stage for an intimateevening looking back at his career on stage and screen,together with his literary accomplishments, in what will bea spectacular gala dinner.
Join us to hear the lowdown on his many exploits andendeavours and expect plenty of fascinating anecdotes andpeeks behind the scenes. Follow Sir Tony’s journey from childactor to Blackadder’s immortal Baldrick and from Time Teamto everybody’s favourite history presenter.
Enjoy a fabulous 3 course dinner, live entertainment, a memorabiliaauction and a chance to ask your own burning question in anaudience Q & A. Everyone will also receive their own personalsouvenir photograph with Sir Tony to remember this special night.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience an amazingevening in the uniquely entertaining company of one of thecountry’s best-loved performers and true national treasure.
Tickets are strictly limited for this event, which is exclusivelypresented at The Bowdon Rooms for one night only.
Dress code: BLACK TIE
We are Nature
We need the Wilderness as much as the Wilderness needs us.
Recently we have learnt to value our green spaces more than ever.
In this fascinating, inspirational, and educational show, Ray will be demonstrating and explaining techniques that will help us improve our senses and highlight the problems nature faces today.
It is time to cease being frustrated and act now to prevent crimes against nature and the environment
Come and celebrate the importance of the Wilderness to us all.
Spend an evening with Test Match Special and Ashes stars Phil Tufnell and Michael Vaughan as they take you inside the famous TMS commentary box and share memories from their remarkable playing careers.
What was it like facing Shane Warne is his prime? Which member of the TMS team never buys dinner? And what really happened the night after the 2005 Ashes…?
The iconic England duo have watched more cricket (and eaten more cake!) than almost anyone else and can tell amazing stories of life on the road as players, and now as commentators. From Barbados to Birmingham and Christchurch to Kolkata – they’ve seen it all.
Enjoy never-before-seen footage of iconic commentary moments, hear how the team kept their emotions in check on-air at the World Cup Final and find out what life is really like watching England from the finest seat in the house.
Special guest to be announced.
In a cultural landscape filled with endless pundits and talking heads, Fran Lebowitz stands out as one of our most insightful social commentators.
An American original and purveyor of urban cool, the cultural satirist and author is pointed, forthright, unapologetically opinionated, and known for her hilariously dry social commentary on American life. Lebowitz’s recent Netflix documentary series directed by good friend Martin Scorsese, Pretend It’s A City, was an unmitigated hit with its offering of a tantalizing snapshot of New York in full bloom, along with Lebowitz’s lively and unapologetic commentary on what it means to live there.
For a limited run of dates, Lebowitz will be live in conversation, sharing her invariably cutting take on anything and everything; from growing up in New Jersey and being expelled from her high school for being a bad influence on her peers, to moving to New York City in the 70’s, and writing a column for Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine. She’ll offers insights on such timely issues as gender, race, gay rights, and the media, as well as on her own pet peeves—including celebrity culture, tourists, and baby strollers.
These events promise to be a balm in a wildly shifting world, offering spot-on observations about contemporary living and the opportunity to ask Lebowitz your own controversial questions. Do not miss it.
“No animal should ever jump up on the dining room furniture unless absolutely certain that he can hold his own in the conversation.” – Fran Lebowitz
Presented by Fane
An American original and purveyor of urban cool, thecultural satirist and author is pointed, forthright, unapologeticallyopinionated, and known for her hilariously dry social commentary on Americanlife. Lebowitz’s recent Netflix documentary series directed by good friendMartin Scorsese, Pretend It’s A City,was an unmitigated hit with its offering of a tantalizing snapshot of New Yorkin full bloom, along with Lebowitz’s lively and unapologetic commentary on whatit means to live there.
For a limited run of dates, Lebowitz will be live inconversation, sharing her invariably cutting take on anything and everything;from growing up in New Jersey and being expelled from her high school for beinga bad influence on her peers, to moving to New York City in the 70’s, andwriting a column for Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine. She’ll offersinsights on such timely issues as gender, race, gay rights, and the media, aswell as on her own pet peeves—including celebrity culture, tourists, and babystrollers.
These events promise to be a balm in a wildly shiftingworld, offering spot-on observations about contemporary living and theopportunity to ask Lebowitz your own controversial questions. Do not miss it.
“No animal should ever jump up on the dining room furnitureunless absolutely certain that he can hold his own in the conversation.” – FranLebowitz
Presented by Fane
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