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BREAK UP ANNOUNCEMENT

It is with regret that we announce that Conversation Garden has come to AN END. (THAT’S RIGHT END. And by that we mean on hiatus/sabbatical. We don’t want it to be forever, but who knows?) We’ve all had a fun and exhausting couple of years doing this thang, but there comes a moment in every chat-show’s life when you have to step back and never talk to your co-hosts again. (Despite the living arrangements – it’s very awkward) We’re not saying we’re never going to talk to each other again.  Or that we’re going to deliberately miss each other’s weddings. We’re not saying that.  What we are saying is that we’re ready to move on and want to do new exciting things. Lewys has got a great new performance, ‘Of Or At A Fairly Low Temperature’ exploring the notion of being cool…Jack has found love, he also has a piece, ‘1.9’ about his first love, parkour, so he’s the real winner here .Shitbag. And Dan will be going into a recording studio, to make his first solo album. Is making some new shows. A solo show ‘Reverb (The love story of Terrance the Crocodile and Julia the Mannequin)’, and a sketch/ stand up show  ‘Yours Desperately, Dan and Lydia’ with fellow comedian Lydia Rickards. We have also formed a collective with Dance Artist, Katherine Hall called Tetrad and are putting a performance platform night on at Embrace Arts, the first night of ‘Us and Them’ is on the 23rd of November, and will be featuring some great artists as well as Lewys’ very own  performance.

 

Thank you to everyone who has supported and followed our journey, it really couldn’t have been done without you. It’s been an amazing experience we’ve done so many things that at one point or another seemed like insane, crazy ideas. There’s too many to mention but notable thanks must go to all those who worked with us/ gave us opportunities when we weren’t expecting them/got really fed up of Dan being a strain on their lives:

Heather Forknell, Robert Hardaker, Bone Cult, Joe Ross Williams, John Helps and Handmade Festival, Holly Holdsworth, Joe Richards, James Langley, Yusef Mustafa, Sam Plummer and the guys at Demon Media, Jonny Mclean, Kirsty Mealing, Paul Rodgers, Naomi Galliford Sam Javid, Elizabeth Arthur  and all our guests. Marilyn Minx and Bella Bardot, all the acts that performed at our cabaret nights, Georgie Tansell, St. Martins Coffee, Lydia Rickards, Sean Morely, Dave Taylor, Cliff, and all the venues on the tour. James Hissett, Briony Latter, Ash Brown, Claire Gemma. And last but not Least Gary, Sally and Verity at Upstairs at the Western without whom none of this would have been possible.

Between January 2013 and October 2014 we’ve put together over 60 online videos, 8 different shows one of which was in our very garden, streamed live on the internet. Held a series of events at a Coffee Shop. We did the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and have now finished a (small) UK tour.  We’ll be doing a small screening of our online videos in Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival next year. But for now, we’ve been Daniel Nicholas, Jack Britton, Lewys Holt. We are Conversation Garden.

And That’s It.

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).

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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.

 

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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!

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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!

 

 

Cabaret Night!!

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It’s been a while, so much has happened. Lots of news. We have changed, you have changed, everyone has changed. We are know longer the people we were. But that sounds all very serious. Speed Dating was a great success, and hopefully some people have managed to find the loove of their life, or at the very least a shag.

But unfortunately upon arriving back at the house the team had found their laptops to have been stolen. Hence the lack of updates for a while. Lewys had his mac cruelly taken from him, but he has insurience so he should be fine. And Dan had his laptop and half of his laptop cable stolen. Fortunately his Dad was looking for an excuse to get a new laptop anyway, so Dan now has his old one. Which quote unquote is ‘better and more powerful than your one anyway’. So that’s that.

Jack is fine, as his laptop wasn’t at home. Bastard.

 

What else has happened?!?! Lots Jacks been lost down a well, and the guys haven’t been able to watch porn for nearly two weeks, as well as having their music choice limited to the phones and radio now that the option of spotify has gone. The heroes have had to undergo NLL (No Laptop Living) and have struggled/found it refreshing.

We’re also back on the 18th of April at St.Martins Coffee with a Caberat night, featuring a band, burlesque, stand up comedy as well as us hosting and being silly. It’s on Good Friday (was that a poor marketing decsion? Come and find out) and you can tickets for this and our other events here

Full line up to be announced next week! We’ve also made another advert/trailer/video for it watch here

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.

 

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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!