We're doing things a little differently in November with a special Comedy Edition of Mind Over Matter!
We have stand up comedy sets from Gabby Killick and Sarah Callaghan, Poetry and Comedy from Jamal Hassan and as always open Mic open to all!
Laughter releases endorphins: Natural chemicals in the body, endorphins promote a sense of well-being and relieve stress, relaxes and revitalizes and reducing stress. Laughter also increases our energy levels :-)
Jamal is a London based spoken word artist, musician and certified smartass. He has featured at nights such as BoxedIN, What You Saying, Chocolate Poetry Club and Boomerang Club. His style is surprising, fun to watch, easy to understand and hard to forget. It is difficult to know what he will perform on any given night - Will it be a raw, gritty poem about racism and class struggle? Or will it be a raw, gritty poem about doing big poops in a small toilet? Nobody knows.
Sarah Callaghan is an award-winning comedian and writer who has taken the comedy scene by storm.
The instant she steps on stage you know you're in the presence of someone new and special ★★★★★ The Mirror
Armed with bags of attitude, she's a refreshing working-class comedy voice...reminiscent of a young Kathy Burke ★★★★ The Herald
In 2014 she was named as 'One to Watch' by Time Out and in 2015 she took her critically-acclaimed debut hour show 'Elephant' to the Edinburgh Fringe. A confessional exploration of escape and ambition, Elephant played to packed houses and received great reviews across the board. Sarah was widely heralded as an exciting new comedic voice, a status cemented by her Malcolm Hardee Award nomination for 'Act Most Likely To Earn A Million Quid'.
She appeared on E4's Virtually Famous as a guest on Seann Walsh's team. Elephant subsequently toured to the prestigious Soho Theatre for a run of shows in 2016, again to acclaim, and then on to the Perth and Sydney Comedy Festivals in Australia.
A powerhouse. She's an utter natural on stage... radiates confidence ★★★★ Chortle
In 2016 Sarah wrote and performed sketches on @elevenish (ITV2) and returned to the Edinburgh Fringe with her eagerly-awaited follow-up, 24, followed by 'The Pigeon Dying Under the Bush' in 2017 and 'The Ballad of Sarah Callaghan' in 2018 which had a run at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival which was well received; along side her first stand up debut on TV in the same country. She continues to take the circuit by storm.
Fiercely impressive ★★★★ Scotsman
Magnificent performance. An absolute natural, Callaghan is definitely one to catch - Fest
Sharp and funny... a young lady-geezer talking funny for an hour. Damn the industry needs more of that ★★★★ - The Music, AUS
Gabby Killick is a solo sketch comedy act. Her show 'Girlfriend From Hell - The Bitch Is Back' is a comedy drama and has played all over the UK and overseas. Including performances in the USA and multiple tours around Europe. Her show has been critically acclaimed and received
Top 3 Show - Funny Women
Top 10 Show - Edinburgh Evening News
Birmingham's Best Newcomer
Gabby specializes in creating comical characters with a strong theatrical and dramatic flavor for more information head to www.gabbykillick.com
Open Mic Rules
Limited amount of slots available on a first come first served basis.
Sign up on arrival from 6:30pm.
One piece or a maximum of four minutes please, so as many people as possible have the chance to share.
Please arrive early to avoid disappointment!
Mind Over Matter
Mind Over Matter is an independent project which aims to break down stigma attached to mental health and widen the conversation by discussing it through Hip Hop and Spoken Word Poetry. We host spirited, powerful events showcasing the best of up and coming talent as well as established artists from the worlds of Spoken Word and Hip Hop, for us to come together and discuss the difficult realities of mental health.
Poetry Prescribed [Our Partner]
Poetry Prescribed deliver therapeutic workshops promoting poetry as a self healing tool, and an effective way to manage mental health and wellbeing. Poetry has the ability to inspire thought, expression and creativity. We believe that through poetry we can connect to self, others, and our communities.