Tag Archives: conversation garden

LAST CHANCE TO SEE THE SHOW BEFORE EDINBURGER

Things are certainly hotting up as the boys prepare for their final preview. Dan is full of resentement for the press after doing an interview with a newspaper, for a story about local comedians going to Edinburgh Fringe. They didn’t run the story. Not even a mention.

 

Never fear though maybe, those at the press office just wasn’t sure about who exactly he was. If only he had sent them a Press Release before hand with an image like a day before (he had.)

Well in a bed to get more attention, and full of bile he wrote this. Judge for yourself whether that was a good idea:

 

 

Dan Nicholas’ Conversation Garden Upstairs at the Western 19/07/2014 Anti-Press Release

 

Like a lingering smell, the Conversation Garden Boys are back. With local comedian Dan Nicholas (shortlisted for the BBC Comedy Award 2013) hosting a chat show like no other. Assisted by his two house mates Jack Britton and Lewys Holt they bring to you a fun filled evening of songs, arguments and audience interaction for the last time before they set off to conquer the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

If you haven’t heard of Dan Nicholas’ Conversation Garden yet then you’re missing out, or their social media presence isn’t nearly as big as they hoped it was. The trio have spent the last year RELENTLESSLY doing shows in Leicester and really haven’t gained that much more of an audience. They have wasted their time sending press releases out, making lo-fi youtube videos, and some pretty sketchy tweets to a lack of acknowledgement from virtually anyone but their friends who think it’s ‘nice that they’re keeping themselves busy’.

After pulling off three different shows in Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival, with the third being performed in their garden and streamed LIVE ON THE FUCKING INTERNET. Which was barely watched, even by their friends. IT WAS FEBUARY FOR THE FUCKS SAKE.*

Their latest endeavour has been to be put on a series of events at new hip happening place St.Martins Coffee, from Speed dating to Treasure Hunt via a Cabaret Night, this has seen an interest in the trio by almost 100%. Followed up with a debatably successful performance at Handmade Festival, it could be said Dan and co. are on fire right now.

Being literally one of the coolest things in Leicester at the moment, the three people are spending the rest of the year focusing on one show, their masterpiece, something they are going to hone to perfection, pulling out all the stops before they take it to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and then across the country in a small DIY tour which is expected to end in Leicester in the Autumn. You can see it in it’s rough stages as they return to their second home Upstairs at the Western on the 19th July. It’s a fiver, but as your press you would probably get in for free and could see what all the fuss is about. Speaking of fuss here’s a quote that you could use to insert into a two page spread about the show (you could even do a timeline, we’ll send you a detailed time line of the past year upon request, marking upon youtube videos and when they were created, from Dan getting his haircut on stage by an audience member to that time when Lewys and Jack ran for president.). Dan says this about the show:

‘it’s going to be fucking great. Otherwise I’m ending it. The show. My comedy Career. My life. It’ll feature extracts of a new musical about Jurassic Park that we’re working on, also some performance art/naked wrestling** Lots of ego-centred arguments, stand up comedy. And a whole host of challenges to put audiences in positions they would never excepted when they came out that evening. We’re focussing on making it more game-show like since i found out that prick Tim Vine already does a chat show where he interviews audience members. And so does everybody else it seems.Nothings original these days’

This is the last show Dan, Lewys and Jack are doing together where they are all living together as housemates, as time goes on, the future past October is uncertain for the team. But one thing’s for sure they will go out with a bang. This could be one of the final chances to see them. And regret is ugly.

What are you waiting for pick up the phone and ring me.

Dan

*the whole show can be found on YouTube  (Thanks Desmond Media/ Jo and James for filming that for us, we never really plugged it – watch this space)

**N.B we’ve decided on doing a recreation of Sliding Doors Instead.

Advertisements

Previews and Parting Ways

Hello neglected website how have you been?

 

We really haven’t been on top of things as much as we should on here. There once was a time when only the website got updated, now that has become a faded past as it’s all about the faecesbooks and the twitters, SOCIAL MEDIA. Websites don’t really ever get a look in. THIS WILL STOP TODAY!

We are in a dawn of a new time, a new age, a new world. Where this website might get updated a bit more, fingers crossed.

Since the last post, a lot of things have happened. There is a lot of change in the air.

Before all that, if you are one of the people who saw us in the well advertised Leeds show, or the less- advertised –because-Dan-Got-Caught-up-in-life-Birmingham Gig, thank you. They’ve been great and confidence for most of us at the moment is through the roof. So much so that Jack has signed up to Skydiving classes this Wednesday, Dan’s signed up to teach them. Lewys is doing Lewys type things.

With the momentum at its highest we had our last event at St.Martins Coffee in the form of ‘Another Cabaret Night’, thanks to all the performer s and the people who came down, you can check the photos on our facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/DanNicholasConversationGarden

 

But Alas it is an end of an era, as we got kicked out of our house. And by that we mean, our tenancy came to a drastic and most horrible end, and by that we mean, it was just the end of the contract.

And we parted ways…..kind of. Jack moved in with his girlfriend (yes he has a girlfriend, sorry ladies) leaving Lewys and Dan to find themselves a flat. There wasn’t an emotional goodbye, no tears were shed. No word was said. Dans just been listening to a lot of Suede.

 

I’m sure a lot of you may have be wondering, ‘what happened to the mattress, and the beloved bathtub, it’s bound to be worth a lot of money some day’ …..we are not at liberty to discuss the whereabouts of these objects.

 

WHAT’S NEXT YOU CRY, IS IT OVER!?!?! WITH JACK GONE WHAT WOULD BE THE POINT IN CONTINUING? Well in case you haven’t heard us rave about it we’re going to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, for the full run. Are you planning on coming? Maybe you’re not sure? Perhaps you’ve been thinking of a weekend away from that annoying loved one/housemate/family member for sometime, and you need an excuse to flee the country with out any notice. FEAR NOT WE’LL BE THAT EXCUSE!!! Come see us, we love moral support, also bring food. We’re on everyday at the George Next Door (apart from Tuesdays) at 1.20pm

https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/dan-nicholas-conversation-garden-1

 

BUT BEFORE THAT WE’RE DOING ANOTHER SHOW IN LEICESTER! (ohnoreally?youguysareonallthetimegettingalittlesickofyounow) YA RLY! Upstairs at the Western on the 19th of July at the more reasonable time of 8pm get tickets here http://upstairsatthewestern.com/event/dan-nicholas-conversation-garden-so-far/ as Dan is beginning to panic that we have too much of a student audience, and all the students will have left = no audience PROVE HIM WRONG AND COME ALONG. If you’ve seen the show in Handmade Festival, then you’ll know it’s good, and there’s even some extra new bits added in! If you haven’t seen the show in Handmade Festival then rest assured it’s very good. Better that we could have imagined (and that’s basing it on two previews – arguably all the amount of previews you need, right? RIGHT?)

 

SEE YOU THERE.

Another post Updating you on our whereabouts

SO THE TREASURE HUNT IS OVER.

And what fun we had, two people had asthma attacks, and one person threw up. (people were encouraged to run, they didn’t have to we’re not liable for anything) our events are DANGEROUS (they’re not really, they’re what you make of it).

WEALSOHADALOTOFFUNATHANDMADEFESTIVAL

You can see a post-show interview here

 

And then we went quiet as we’ve got nothing on for a while till the end of  June, in the mean time we’ve been refining the show to make it the perfect. Thus so far through a series of meetings, Dan has is on the third draft of the introduction.

 

We are announcing shows in the Autumn soon, so keep your eyes peeled.

BUT BEFORE ALL THAT WE HAVE ‘ANOTHER CABARET NIGHT’,

 

It’s all very exciting. We have regular updates happening on our facebook and twitter page (@DNConvoGarden)

So check them out.

 

 

 

TREASUREMOTHERFUCKINHUNT

Well hello there,

 

It’s been  a while.

How have you been? We’ve been busy, Dan’s visited Bristol to see friends from yesteryear. Jack has spent the week reading how to train your dragon and Lewys has been doing Lewys type things. That and we did Handmade Festival. We had a great time there – if you saw us thanks for coming, if you didn’t. Don’t worry about it we’re previewing the show in a number of places before we take it to Edinburgh.

 

BUT BEFORE ALL THAT.

THIS WEEK IS TREASURE HUNT.

We have only a very limited amount of tickets on sale and you can buy them here

You can also get tickets to ‘Another Cabaret Night’ on that link as well, we’re excited as we’ve got some fantastic acts booked for it, more details to be announced soon.

 

For now though, why not look for that Treasure?

Handmade Festival

Our favourite time of year, Handmade Festival at the start of summer is here.

 

We’ll be on at St.Martins Coffee shop today at 6.30pm and it’s FREE check us and what else is on here:

 

http://handmadefestival.co.uk/

FESTIVALS

We have some exciting news, we will be playing not one but two festivals this year (so far)

After having a lot of fun last year, we will be returning on the 3rd of May we will be returning to Handmade Festival to perform a preview of the show that we will be taking to Edinburgh Fringe Festival! Handmade Festival has a fantastic line up of music and comedy, and the Art has been curated by our very own photographer Heather Forknell.

 

SONY DSC handmade festival

The show will feature some of our favourite bits from the past year as well as a new convoluted story line. Expect audience interaction and Challenges a plenty.

 

We have a number of previews/dates for you to put in that dusty black diary..

3rd of May – Handmade Festival at St.Martins Coffee Shop

19th June – Preview in Leeds

30th June – Half hour preview at The Roadhouse in Birmingham

19th July – Preview at Upstairs at the Western, Leicester

2nd- 24th August – Edinburgh Fringe Festival at Bistro Bar and Kitchen

 

If you’re in any of these areas at any of these times come along watch the show, buy us a drink etc.

and of course we still have the events at St.Martins Coffee Shop, with the first Cabaret Night being this evening!

You can get tickets for that  here

and more information on Handmade Festival and what’s on can be found here: http://handmadefestival.co.uk/

Easter Madness

Hey up you lovely people, with your lovely clothes and your lovely hair and all those lovely things. Look at you sat there, at your desk under a small lit light. Pouring over your diary thinking to yourself ‘what am i doing next weekend’  don’t worry. We’ve got it sorted. You’re coming to a cabaret night at St.Martins Coffee. Hosted by us.

 

 

‘What can i expect to see?’  I hear you cry well…..

 

There will be fantastic stand up comedy from:

 

The Fabulous Celia Wildingcelia and Matt Holmes!matt holmes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We also have Burlesque from Venus Starr, who is holding her own burlesque event at St.Martins in late may. As well as the amazing Isla Skye (photo by Pauldale).venus starrrisla skye

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And to top off the night we have the frankly awesome Flying Kangeroo Alliance playing an acoustic set for us!

fka

There will be easter eggs, there w.ill be raps, there will be fun, there will be coffee. What more do you want? 18th of April at St.Martins Coffee is where to be you can get your tickets here

 

We also have other exciting announcements to announce soon!

 

 

Find love!!!1!!!

It’s not long to go now (in fact 24 hours)  before our first event at St.Martins Coffee Place.

Everyone’s getting excited, Dan’s gone mad and invited loads of girls he secretly fancies. Jack is having lots of fun coming up with ways to make the dates more interesting. And Lewys is doing Lewys type things.

There’s only limited spaces so book in advance to advoid disapointment!It’s only £3 starting at 7pm Click here for tickets to Speed Dating. What Larks.

 

speed dating

SPEED DATING

Well that’s Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival Done for another year, a huge thank you to everyone who came down and watched the shows in one form or another, it’s hugely appreciated.

For now we have some exciting plans that we can’t quite share just yet…however we are going to be hosting a series of events at St.Martins Tea and Coffee bar in Leicester – we’ll be announcing more details on this , in the week but for now check out the advert for  the first event which is Speed Dating!

On the 21st of March we’ll be hosting Speed Dating with a twist, on a challenge on every table (Rubix Cubes, paper Plane and ice breaking – to name but a few.) Maybe love can be found at the bottom of a coffee mug for you. LIMITED SPACES of 20 boys and 20 girls. Tickets can be bought here http://www.stmartinscoffee.co.uk/ get them while you can!

Dan Nicholas’ Conversation Garden in the Conversation Garden

Tonight is the night. 9pm check here to see the finale of the three part series for Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival.From the trio’s very own garden , they will be performing a comedy chat show with a twist where they interview you the audience. You can watch at the polar bear if you live in Leicester, but fear not if not. Check back here and there will be a special link to the main event.

There will be oppotunities to tweet in as well @EllisonNicholas with the #DNCG tweet in what you think (but only if it’s nice things…)

For now though….Dan sets the mattress on fire:

He also did an interview with Yusef: