Friday, 27 November 2009

Mark Steel added to Nine Lessons bill, HMV Hammersmith Apollo, 20 December

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We're pleased to announce that comedian Mark Steel has just been added to the bill for Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People at HMV Hammersmith Apollo on Sunday 20 December. We're looking forward to seeing Steel to bring a spot of angry socialism to the godless proceedings at Hammersmith. He wasn't on the bill last year, but he did make a contribution to our advent podcasts series – why not revisit that and hear his suggestion for an annual celebration of the life of French revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat, in place of the Baby Jesus.

Steel joins a fantastic bill that already features Richard Dawkins, Al Murray, Dara O Briain, Barry Cryer and Ronnie Golden, Simon Singh, Richard Herring, Robyn Hitchcock, Ben Goldacre, Chris Addison, Brian Cox, Shappi Khorsandi, Baba Brinkman, Martin White's Mystery Fax Machine Chamber Orchestra, all hosted by Robin Ince.

Tickets are selling fast, but there are still some available – if you haven't already booked, be sure to do so now to avoid disappointment. Tickets are priced £25 or £27.50, and are on sale now from the box office on 08448 444 748 or via the Ticketmaster website. The show is produced in association with the Rationalist Association and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Mustard Seed Secular School in Uganda.

With 5 nights at the Bloomsbury Theatre already sold out, this is your last chance to see Nine Lessons this year – with a line-up like this, you wouldn't want to miss out, would you?

3 comments:

Yeti said...

The DVD of last year's show is for sale on go faster stripe:

http://www.gofasterstripe.com/

Anti-theist said...

Last night's show at the Bloomsbury was immense.

Westdude said...

Those who celebrate Xmas support all this:


CHRISTMAS -- THE MOST PARADOXICAL SEASON
By Flavioos


-- The season when tons, tons, and tons of trash - that could be avoided - are irreverently dumped into the environment.
-- The season when graceful young trees are taken away from their original habitat, used as toys for a few weeks and then dumped into the trash.
-- The season when trash collectors have their work drastically increased by the amount of dead trees and other weird pieces of trash they have to take away.
-- The season when a considerable amount of electrical power is wasted on fanciful decorations.
-- The season when people feel the obligation (not always a pleasure) of giving something to someone.
-- The season when millions of wrong gifts are exchanged and part of them recycled by returning to their original stores to be repacked and sold again.
-- The season when people spend all their moneys, and part of their coming paychecks, on thousands of unnecessary things, forgetting that they might be starting the New Year broke and sorry for having credit cards.
-- The season when merchants feel free to raise merchandise prices, without any justification or apology.
-- The season when lifters take advantages in crowded shopping centers and markets to steal merchandise.
-- The season when Santa is allegorically used to promote businesses and implant lies and false beliefs into the mind of children.
-- The season when some people feel so lonely and devastated that get drunk or even commit suicide.
-- The season when -- disregarding the joys of being healthy -- people ruin their own health by eating piles of junk foods.
-- The season when the media reviews the disgraces and tragedies of the year.
-- The season when Christians -- ignoring ethical principles -- send Xmas cards and messages to Moslems and Atheists, Jews and Buddhists.
-- The season when people don’t realize that their festive celebrations instigate all those unhappy incidents.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Flavioos -
Brazilian by birth,
American by choice,
Atheist by the grace of the gods.