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How To Grow A Grown Up

How To Grow A Grown Up

Join award winning GP and author Dr Dominique Thompson for an enlightening and entertaining talk with Q&A about raising teenagers to thrive in the modern world.

The talk is aimed primarily at parents of all secondary school age children, as part of a national tour coinciding with the launch of Dominique's new book How to Grow a Grown Up (PenguinRandomHouse), co-authored with education expert Fabienne Vailes, but it will also be of interest to teachers, and those who work with young adults everywhere.

Dominique has been interviewed about the book on Sky TV and in The Times.

Parenting in the 21st century means navigating a very different world to the one in which we grew up. Our children are under 24/7 pressure to be ‘always on’ and their ‘best self’ and they are often less prepared for a challenging world.

Feedback from a 16 year old audience member.

“It’s so good that someone knows what world I have to live in. She speaks sense Mum.”

Dr Dominique Thompson is the UK’s leading GP on student mental health and she will reveal why young people may be struggling more, and what we can all do to help our children develop the life skills they need to thrive in this new and changing world.

Whether you are supporting a young person struggling with academic pressure, school or university life, or you are curious about what lies ahead for your younger child, How to Grow a Grown Up will help you to build your child's confidence and resilience - so they can become a strong, happy and independent adult.

Praise for Dominique's previous talks:

“The talk was great. For me as a parent it is good to know what kind of behaviour I can see in my children, why it is happening with us and what to do or not to do in some cases. It was explained why young people have mental health problems. The talk was very useful. Many thanks!”

“Dom was brilliant and such an informative talk - interesting and helpful material covered”

“Excellent , Dominique Thompson always manages to give me something else to think about- she is a really engaging speaker”

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Monday 9 Dec 201919:00 Book Now

National Youth Jazz Orchestra

National Youth Jazz Orchestra

Bristol Grammar School Music Department presents

The National Youth Jazz Orchestra

The UK's premier cutting-edge youth jazz orchestra live in concert.

The 24-piece NYJO Jazz Orchestra is the gateway to the profession for many future stars of the UK jazz scene, and countless musical theatre and session musicians. NYJO’s alumni include Guy Barker, Laura Jurd, Mark Nightingale and Amy Winehouse, plus the leader of the Strictly Come Dancing band Dave Arch (and most of his band members) and music supervisor for the London 2012 Olympics Martin Koch.

The orchestra performs around 35 gigs each year, including recently the BBC Proms, the EFG London Jazz Festival, European tours with our German and Dutch counterparts BuJazzO and NJJO, and annual residencies at Ronnie Scott’s jazz club.

Mark Armstrong, Artistic and Music Director

Mark studied at Oxford University and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London. Re-appointed as the Artistic and Music Director for NYJO in 2012, Mark had taken the rehearsals and written for the band for many years – before that Mark was a member of the NYJO’s trumpet section.

As a composer and arranger he has written extensively for big band and is a former winner of the BBC Big Band Competition arranging prize. Additionally, he composes and arranges for a variety of forces from small jazz ensemble to full orchestra and many of his works have been recorded by NYJO.

As a performer, he was nominated in the best trumpet category of the 2007 Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Awards and he performs regularly with the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra and in small groups. Mark is Jazz Professor at the Royal College of Music in London and works as a moderator, trainer and examiner for the ABRSM.



£12 full price, £10 concession, plus £1 booking fee.

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Tuesday 21 Jan 202019:00 Book Now

Lou Sanders: Say Hello to Your New Step-Mummy

Lou Sanders: Say Hello to Your New Step-Mummy

It’s me, Loulie, AKA your new step-mummy! In this show I’ll examine relationships (all kinds, baby), mental health (other people’s, I’m fine) and perverts (that one is mainly me, actually).

I’ll be oversharing, wanging on about spirituality and giving everyone some much unwanted advice.

As seen/heard on Taskmaster, QI, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Travel Man, Hypothetical, The Russell Howard Hour, The Unbelievable Truth, Ultimate Worrier and more.

"A comedian who leaves you wanting more" ★★★★ Times

"She’s terrific" ★★★★ Guardian

"Lou Sanders deserves a Comedy Award nod… her best show yet" ★★★★ Evening Standard

"Thank the comedy Gods" ★★★★ Chortle

Start Time: 8pm

Age Guidance: 16+

£13, plus £1 booking fee

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Saturday 25 Jan 202020:00 Book Now

Tom Rosenthal: Manhood

Tom Rosenthal: Manhood

Tom Rosenthal, previous winner of the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year and nominated for Best Breakthrough Artist at the British Comedy Awards, "packs in a high degree of laughs per minute" (The List) for his debut at 1532.

Let the beaky boy from Friday Night Dinner (Channel 4) and Plebs (ITV2) tell you the story of how he spent his life trying to avenge the theft of his foreskin.

As seen as the drunkest guy on Drunk History (Comedy Central), sassing Chris Ramsey on Roast Battle (Comedy Central) and getting overly competitive in the pub quiz (The Alwyne Castle).

Presented by Chuckle Busters

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Saturday 29 Feb 202020:00 Book Now

Wilderland Film Festival Festival

Wilderland Film Festival Festival

Selected from over a hundred entries from film makers around the globe, Wilderland is back for its second year touring the very best of the world’s short wildlife films.

Suitable for ages 12+. Under 12’s recommended to have adult supervision.  

Approx. running times:

7.30pm – first half

8.30pm – Interval

8.50 pm - Second Half

9.50 pm – Finish

£14.50 full price, £12.50 concession, plus £1 booking fee

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Sunday 1 Mar 202019:30 Book Now

Arabella Weir

Arabella Weir

Berk’s Nest, in association with Casarotto Ramsay & Associates, presents

Arabella Weir: Does My Mum Loom Big In This?

"Comedy gold" The Guardian

The mother of all confessional shows from the bestselling author and star of The Fast Show and Two Doors Down.

Does My Mum Loom Big In This? is for everyone who’s had a mother or been a mother, featuring hair-raising hilarious true stories from Arabella’s dysfunctional childhood and her life as a single working mother.

Devastatingly funny, excruciatingly honest and definitely embarrassing for all of Arabella’s relatives, not to mention herself, this is a helter-skelter tour of appalling – and appallingly funny – maternal behaviour.

Arabella Weir has a unique knack of making appalling (and true) stuff funny” Sandi Toksvig

Arabella Weir is simply sensational” Joanna Lumley

She’s a mother, she’s a comedy godmother, and her show is  marvellous

Miranda Hart

Mirth, motherhood, misery. Arabella is brilliantly funny in her new show” Paul


Start Time: 8.00pm

Ticket Price:

£19.00 Full Price / £18.00 Concessions, plus £1.00 booking fee

Age Guidance: None

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Saturday 7 Mar 202020:00 Book Now

Dom Joly's Holiday Snaps - Travel and Comedy In The Danger Zone

Dom Joly's Holiday Snaps - Travel and Comedy In The Danger Zone

Dom Joly is best known as the creator of Trigger Happy TV. And now the writer and broadcaster is undertaking his first UK tour since 2011, giving fans a rare opportunity to see him live. Dom will be talking about his exploits as a serial globe-trotting and seeker of dangerous travel spots. From North Korea though the Congo and Syria to Chernobyl, he's visited some of the most unusual places on the planet. Joly famously attended school with Osama Bin Laden and armed with a trusty Powerpoint, fans can expect his holiday snaps to provide comedy and a sense of danger.

The best-selling author will meet fans after the show to sign copies of his latest book, The Hezbollah Hiking Club.

Tickets: £18, plus £1 booking fee

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Sunday 8 Mar 202019:30 Book Now

BGS Ceilida

BGS Ceilida

BGS Friends proudly present the BGS Ceilidh!!

All welcome – singles, couples, groups.

When: Friday 20th March: 7.30 – 11.30pm

Where: The Great Hall

Featuring live band and dance caller Spill the Whisky!

Tickets £20 per person, plus £1 booking fee.

On sale via the 1532 website, phoneline & box-office – ticket price includes pulled pork bun, vegetarian option, and pudding.

Very many thanks,

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Friday 20 Mar 202019:30 Book Now

Flo & Joan: Before the Screaming Starts

Flo & Joan: Before the Screaming Starts

Following last year’s sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Festival, London's Soho Theatre, national UK tour and at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, musical comedy sisters Flo & Joan have a new hour of their dark and waggish songs to parade about the place.

“These intricately crafted, flawlessly performed numbers will have you howling with laughter one minute, wiping away a tear the next.” The Telegraph

"Their style is stiletto sharp, their diction perfect as they race through their complex rhymes" Evening Standard

“If Flanders & Swann and Flight of the Conchords and Garfunkel & Oates had a six-way time-travelling gang-bang that somehow mixed all their DNA, the offspring might end up sounding something like Flo and Joan.” Steve Bennett, Chortle

Start Time: 8pm

Age Guidance: 16+

Tickets: £14, plus £1 booking fee.

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Saturday 21 Mar 202020:00 Book Now

VERVE: Mixed Bill

VERVE: Mixed Bill

Physically ambitious, strikingly original dance.

VERVE’s exceptional dancers tackle brand new works by Olivier award-winning dance theatre maker BOTIS SEVA, prolific dancer-turned-acclaimed-choreographer LALI AYGUADÉ, rising star in Scandinavian contemporary dance MARI CARRASCO, and maverick choreographer DOUGLAS THORPE.

Fourteen dancers. Four distinct, exhilarating works. See where dance is now and where it may go next.

VERVE is the internationally touring postgraduate company of Northern School of Contemporary Dance (NSCD).


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Friday 3 Apr 202019:30 Book Now

Jen Brister: Under Privilege

Jen Brister: Under Privilege

Brister has it all: a wife, kids, a house and a job she loves (sometimes) so what the hell is she moaning about?

Join Jen as she takes an irreverent look at the often controversial subject of 'privilege'. Who has it? Who doesn't? And why does no one like to admit they have any?

“A powerhouse performance” ★★★★½ Chortle

“A big dose of double up funny” ★★★★★ DeadLine News

“Glorious raging” ★★★★ Broadway Baby

“Brister uses anger to quite stunning comedic effect” ★★★★★ Skinny

“Blisteringly funny” ★★★★ List


Presented by Little Wander and Chuckle Busters-


Start Time: 8pm

Age: 16+

Tickets: £14, plus £1 booking fee

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Saturday 4 Apr 202020:00 Book Now

Teacups & Tiaras

Teacups & Tiaras

William Hanson's History of Etiquette… for the socially less fortunate.

In a world full of general ghastliness, trusted authority on matters of etiquette William Hanson has embarked on a solo mission to gentrify the nation.  As well as enlightening us with the history of customs, tastes and manners, William will invite members of the audience to the stage to demonstrate the dos and donts of polite behaviour.  If someone you know is more Crystal Palace than Buckingham Palace, more immoral than Balmoral, then bring them along to discover why we need good manners and civility more than ever.

William is the best-selling author of The Bluffer’s Guide to Etiquette and The Bluffer’s Guide to Entertaining which explores etiquette and decorum at all stages of our lives. He has worked within VIP households, coached diplomats, businesspeople, schools and colleges and advised several multi-national brands in countries as varied as China, India, Monaco and Russia. William sees that good manners are not just part of a bygone age but are in fact timeless and he strives to make them accessible and comprehensive to everyone.

Show contains mild adult humour. Running time: 120 minutes (with interval)

£24 full price, £19 concession, plus £1 booking fee

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Wednesday 8 Apr 202019:30 Book Now

Larry Dean: Fudnut

Larry Dean: Fudnut

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominee and star of Live At The Apollo returns with a brand new hour of "confessional storytelling at its funniest" (Herald ★★★★★).

As seen on Michael McIntyre's Big Show, Mock the Week and Roast Battle.

"Destined to become a household name" Telegraph ★★★★

Nominee - Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show 2018

Winner - Amused Moose Comedy Award for Best Show 2016

Nominee - Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer 2015

Start Time: 8pm

Age: 16+

Tickets: Full Price £15, Concessions £13, plus £1 booking fee.

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Saturday 17 Oct 202020:00 Book Now