Wednesday 29 January 2014 – Media Release

Canary Wharf’s Comedy Club 4 Kids

Comedy Club 4 Kids arrives at Canary Wharf for the first time! The event on the 17th February is for children over the age of seven and their families, featuring some of the biggest and best comedy names on the UK circuit doing what they do best – minus the rude bits! The Guardian has hailed it: ‘A highlight for children… giving them a taste of some of the biggest names in comedy with the fun, rowdy feel of a real comedy club.’

The novel event idea came from stand-up comedian James Campbell who has been making children and adults laugh in equal measure throughout his career. After its launch at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2006, the club has been going from strength to strength and featured at some of the country’s top venues, including the Udderbelly in London, the Komedia in Brighton, and G Live in Guildford.

The bar with special fruit cocktails for the kids will be open throughout the evening to ensure everyone stays refreshed and well catered for during the show.

Academy Workshop

Kids will also be given the unique chance to take to the stage themselves as part of a comedic workshop. Since 2006, Comedy Club 4 Kids have been running comedy workshops for children, aged 7 to 18, in schools, theatres and at festivals. The teachers are CRB checked comics and stage professionals, who teach the kids how to write and perform comedy, finding the comical in their own experiences and creating their own stand-up performances and sketches.

Participants learn to stand tall in the armour of self-confidence; to be comfortable both on the stage and in themselves. The 90 minute workshop aims to give all the participators something to be proud of and show them how to shine and is the perfect half term activity.

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EVENT DETAILS

East Wintergarden
43 Bank Street
Canary Wharf
London
E14 5NX

Academy workshop, 17 February – (limited capacity) 12.30-2pm (doors open 12.15pm) & 3-4.30pm (doors open 2.45pm)

Comedy Club 4 Kids, 17 February – 6.30-7.30 pm (doors open 5.45pm)

TICKETS
Comedy Club 4 Kids Academy Workshop
£5 for workshop only
£10 for both workshop ticket & show ticket together
Maximum 4 tickets per order
Places can be reserved and paid for in advance. Email arts&events@canarywharf.com for registration and payment details
Limited capacity
Workshop leaders are all CRB checked
Age Guidance: 7+

Comedy Club 4 Kids
£7, £24 (family ticket – 4 people)
Maximum 4 tickets per order
Age guidance: 7+

On sale now from www.Seetickets.com
0871 220 0260 (Booking fee applies)
Tickets available on the door subject to availability
Unreserved seating

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For further information, please contact:

Clarissa Knox/Rachel Bowen
The Communication Group plc
T: 020 7630 1411
E: cknox@thecommunicationgroup.co.uk / rbowen@thecommunicationgroup.co.uk
NOTES TO EDITORS

About Canary Wharf Group plc

Canary Wharf Group plc has achieved one of the greatest feats of civic transformation – an iconic urban regeneration, designing and constructing over 16 million square feet of office and retail space across its 97 acre East London Estate.

There are more than 280 shops, bars and restaurants at Canary Wharf. The Group’s world-class Arts & Events programme includes over 100 events each year and more than 60 art works by 45 artists and designers is found throughout the Estate. Temporary art exhibitions run throughout the year, with recent exhibitors including Peter Randall-Page, Phillip King and Phyllida Barlow.

Canary Wharf Group won the Christie’s Award for Best Corporate Art Collection and Programme at the International Art and Work Awards in November 2010, beating entries from around the world.

20% of the Estate is landscaped parks, plazas and walkways with over 1,000 trees, 88 floral species and each year 70,000 seasonal plants are planted. Canary Wharf also has one of Britain’s highest concentrations of ‘green’ roofs, reducing energy use and encouraging biodiversity. Canary Wharf Group has been named one of the Sunday Times Best Green Companies in Britain for the past three years.

100,000 people work at Canary Wharf, with the population projected to double by 2025.

Canary Wharf Group plc is an integrated property development, investment and management group of companies.

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