It’s been a year of cracking creative fun, artistic industry and true variety, so here’s the edited highlights, with a selection of photographic evidence!

 

Silver Swans gigs @ Bom-Banes, for Valentines’ Day as well as opening up for one of Stewart Lee‘s underground gigs, plus a fun event celebrating the centenary of Brighton and Hove’s French Circle, with a fulsome set featuring Brel, Barbara, Francois Hardy and trad French folk; all rounded off with the honour of supporting the fantastic Dead Belgian in June.

 

Club Click‘s disco Diva DilEmma Kilbey was born, supported by her wonderful backing dancers, Toby Park and Ivan Fabrega (AKA The Hot Pockets), belting out high-energy tracks to close Brighton’s May Fringe Festival in the glorious Spiegeltent as well as a festive Yule groove at The Old Market.

 

Radio City Theatre performed an outdoor gig at Brighton’s glorious open-air theatre (B.O.A.T), treating a hearty and happy crowd to a Poldark special, featuring Ruby Bentall, who plays Verity in the BBC hit series.

 

Enjoyed filming noir comedy short ‘Killing is My Living‘ by award-winning filmmaker Toby Amies, due out in 2016.

 

Debuted new piece, Trace at the Supersonic Festival with Sarah Angliss with old-school automata, cine film, a blink-operated slide show and our original poetic text; more performances TBC in 2016.

 

Reprised co-lead role of Trisha for a second series of comedy Future of Radio for Radio 4, recorded in summer 2015, broadcasting January and February 2016.

 

Played a pyschopathic clowning maid in The Lesson by Eugene Ionesco, directed by Gary Sefton at The St James’ Theatre, Victoria, London.

 

In November, Radio City’s fondly irreverent version of ‘Brief Encounter’ was invited to be part of the 70th anniversary of the film at Milton Keynes Rail HQ.

 

As they were both too caught up with seasonal shenanigans to present their annual Christmas Special, Sid and Valerie recorded a merry festive message… with a nod to a certain ‘man-in-the-moon’ themed seasonal ad… Larks as ever with my award-winning partner-in-comedy-crime, Sue MacLaine.

 

The year finished in a cockle-warming, bonnet-donning, candlelit fashion with the delightfully successful ‘A Christmas Carol’ at The Spire, directed by Gary Sefton in the incredibly atmospheric Kemptown church space.

Three fantastically rewarding reviews here:

Paul Levy (Fringe Review)

Eric Page (GScene)

Anne-Marie Krolick (The Argus)