WISEWORDS COMEDY NIGHT LIZ BENTLEY, YARA EL-SHERBINI, CYNTHIA HAMILTON, RIA LINA, DANIELLE WARD THE WOMEN’S LIBRARY, Old Castle Street E1 7NT (Aldgate East tube) Friday 6 March 09 at 7.30pm (café/bar doors open 6.30pm) Tickets: £10/£8 concs Booking: 020 7320 2222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org WISEWORDS presents a remarkable, refreshing line-up of talented, lively female comics and poets celebrating comedy writing, with a twist! LIZ BENTLEY a ‘sit-down’ comic who plays the ukelele and Casio keyboard is also a writer, poet and therapist. She often entertains in therapeutic and mental health environments and her personal experience of disability has given her the passion and drive to want to smash the apartheid between disability and mainstream arts. YARA EL-SHERBINI presents her pithy Pub Quiz with acerbic wit and a little wisdom. As a visual artist her playful and multidisciplinary approach uses popular culture and humour to make engaging works that explore art & life. An Egyptian/Jamaican mix Yara makes you giggle and makes you think. CYNTHIA HAMILTON is a quirky, spiky, motormouthed poet with her own particular take on life. Her work has been published in ‘The Penguin Book of New Black Writing in Britain’ and ‘Moving Voices: Black Performance Poetry’ and she has had two plays produced by BBC Radio 4. RIA LINA with her dry wit and little ukulele, has been a regular on the stand-up comedy circuit for the past six years. She has written and presented her own documentary for Channel 4 looking at revealing the truth behind many of the myths that surround oriental women in Britain today. DANIELLE WARD with her twisted sensibilities and darkly absurd humour, has been described as ‘delightfully naughty’ and ‘the most exciting female talent around’. She won a BBC Radio Writer’s Bursary in 2006/7 and was ‘Time Out’ Critics Choice Best Newcomer in 2006. WISEWORDS COMEDY WRITING WORKSHOP with Danielle Ward The Women’s Library, Old Castle Street E1 7NT (Aldgate East tube) Friday 6 March 10.30am-1pm £15/£10 concs. Booking essential 020 7247 2584 email@example.com A great opportunity to get into comedy writing for performance. Danielle Ward has built a reputation as an exciting & original writer. Her credits include ‘The Now Show’, ‘The News Quiz’, ‘Harry Hill’s TV Burp’ & ‘David Quantick’s Broken Arts’ and ‘The Lee Mack Show’. WISEWORDS is produced by Alternative Arts 020 7375 0441 firstname.lastname@example.org www.alternativearts.co.uk WISEWORDS is supported by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Alternative Arts and The Women’s Library.