In what was one of the more bizarre weekends of our time, we took Broken Biscuits to the coast. Although the sea air was heavy with anger, sadness and confusion, for three hours we tried to provide an antidote. And provide it we did! Hastings Observer Building is a bloody marvellous hangout: creativity oozes from its every pore, so it was perfect for our little variety show. My undying thanks go to David Quantick, Kate Tym and the Ingrid Pitt Orchestra for putting it out there, to Dan Laidler for the first screening of Windy’s Farm, and to John Knowles for allowing it all to happen. And, obviously, to everyone to came. Because without you etc….
Upwards and onwards. On Saturday 26th June, the second BB will spring into action at the superb Observer Building in Hastings. And oh my stars, what a line-up! The mighty David Quantick, one of the finest comedy writers in the UK (or anywhere, for that matter), has agreed to do a turn; that bunch of gypsy tramps and thieves Ingrid Pitt Orchestra will chuck up some Transylvanian Glam/Punk/Folk (for easy accordian); St Leonards’ very own performance powerhouse Kate Tym is gonna kick arse because…well, you’ll see, and Idle Eye will try to keep up. And somewhere in all of the above, we’ll be showing three of Dan Laidler‘s magnificently bizarre animated mini-episodes Windy’s Farm.
A night to remember, then. Or, as the New York Times recently described it, “something to do if Game of Thrones isn’t on.” We’ve been advised by the Observer Building that there is a strong possibility it will sell out, so in order to avoid disappointment a link will appear somewhere below this. Use it and relax, safe in the knowledge that you will be a small cog in the history of stuff. Because that’s what you wanted, right?