Happening as part of The Fête of Britain takeover at Aviva Studios, Live from the Fête of Britain is a provocative, and incredibly funny, evening of comedy – hosted by Jon Ronson – focusing on our experiences of cultural conflicts in the modern world.
Sharing jaw-dropping and unexpected human stories on the history of culture wars, Jon Ronson, acclaimed writer and podcaster, draws on his 2015 book So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed and two seasons of his BBC podcast Things Fell Apart to delve into the extraordinary origins of our current cultural conflicts.
Bringing an alternative and fascinating night of comedy, we’re thrilled that Ronson will also be joined by Northern writer, actor and comedian Chris Cantrill, of Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated double act, The Delightful Sausage; Rosie Holt, who is perhaps best known for her satirical viral videos during the pandemic; American funny woman, actress and TV presenter Desiree Burch; stand-up comic and podcaster Stuart Goldsmith, and Jonathan Pie (aka British comedian Tom Walker), a fictional news correspondent who rants angrily about the current political landscape.
The Fête of Britain is a four-day festival exploring the great challenges of our time. From the cost of living crisis to the climate catastrophe, everything is up for discussion. Expect a packed programme of workshops, people’s assemblies, talks, music and performance when The Fête of Britain takes over Factory International’s Aviva Studios from 22 to 25 February.