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Slice of Life Tour dates - March 2017

Steve Ignorant’s Slice of Life begin the ‘Windswept and Interesting’ tour, ‘celebrating 40 years of live performance with the legendary Crass frontman’ in April 2017, and have announced the following first set of dates.

  • April 7, 100 Club, London
  • April 8, Hope & Ruin, Brighton
  • April 9, Music Hall, Ramsgate
  • April 11, Arts Centre, Colchester
  • April 12, Joiners, Southampton
  • April 13, Phoenix, Exeter
  • April 14, Louisiana, Bristol

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Twenty three of the exhibition pieces from the recent The Art of Crass exhibition are on show as part of the Punk in the East festival taking place in Norwich.

The Art of Crass pieces are on show in the The Alley, 20 Brideswell Alley, Norwich NR2 1HX (Wednesday: 11:00-18:00; Friday and Saturday: 11:00-23:30; Sunday-Tuesday: closed). Entry is free, and the exhibition runs until 3 December 2016.

The full programme of the festival can be found on the Punk in the East site.


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Steve Ignorant - Punch and Judy

Steve Ignorant and CP Lee: ‘Aren’t We All Just Puppets Really?’
Sunday 13 November 2016, 15:45.
Louder Than Words festival
The Palace Hotel, Oxford Street, Manchester, M60 7HA
Tickets available online

In this very special event, two great friends of Louder Than Words Fest STEVE IGNORANT and CP LEE get together in conversation, considering the theme ‘Aren’t we all just puppets really?’. Drawing on their diverse and personal experiences of life and performance as well as their shared wider interest in music hall, Steve and CP will take us on a journey across some surprising artistic endeavours, including some that involve violence and sausages and others that involve the police and crocodiles. Make sure you join us – you’ll be pleased as Punch!

Penny Rimbaud is also appearing at the 2016 Louder Than Words event on the same day.

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Steve Ignorant discusses Punch and Judy

Steve Ignorant (Professor Ignorant) discusses his continuing fascination with the world of Punch and Judy in the latest issue (No. 198, September 2016) of Gonzo Weekly (available online and as a digital download, for free). Interviewer Alan Dearling explores how Ignorant “a motormouthed punk icon… swapped the Tourette’s rage of Crass for a life as a Punch and Judy Professor.” Dearling also shot a video extract of Ignorant’s presentation on the history and meaning of Punch at the Weird Weekend in Hartland, North Devon, in August 2016.

Alan Dearling. 2016. ‘Steve Ignorant’s World of Punch and Judy’. Gonzo Weekly. No. 198, September, pp. 39-45.

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Slice of Life, Manchester, 24 September 2016

Slice of Life, Tim Loud, and special guests
11 Stevenson Square, Manchester M1 1DB
24 September 2016, doors 19:30
Advance tickets: £6.50 (plus booking fee), more OTD (capacity limited, please book early to ensure entry).

Legendary Crass frontman Steve Ignorant returns to Manchester for an intimate acoustic show at Kraak. Expect anecdotes and intense renditions of songs old and new.

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Slice of Life - Middlesbrough - 3 September 2016

Slice of Life
Johnny Campbell
Tim Holehouse

Westgarth Club, 99 Southfield Road, Middlesbrough TS1 3EZ
3 September 2016
PNMT £8.00 on-the-door
[See Facebook event]

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Steve Ignorant

Steve Ignorant appears as a guest on this morning’s (23 July 2016) Saturday Live show, on BBC Radio 4 (09:00-10:30); an edition broadcast live from the Pavilion Theatre at the end of Cromer Pier in Norfolk. The guest line-up includes:

Lesley Garrett, one of Britain’s most popular sopranos, actor and writer Charlie Higson who found fame with the Fast Show, the double bass playing beatboxer Bellatrix and Steve Ignorant, lead singer of seminal punk band Crass, who became a Norfolk lifeboat man and part time Punch and Judy performer.

The show is currently available (in the UK) to stream online from the BBC Radio iPlayer service: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07kldht

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