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Bright Club Stand-up comedy training 19th January 2016

Fancy engaging new and exciting audiences?
Want to polish your performance and presentation skills?
Get your research out in the open through the medium of stand up at Bright Club ?


After four years of successful shows, Bright Club Newcastle returns to The Stand on 2nd February at 8.00 pm, and we need academics/researchers from the North East to perform.

Each event is compaired by a professional comedian, with academics and researchers taking to the mic to talk about their subject in a light-hearted and entertaining way.

Training is given to help tailor your material to a comedy audience. This training will take place on 19th January, 12.00-3.00 pm at The Centre for Life and will be run by a professional comedian and science communicator (and previous Bright Club act) Duncan Yellowlees. If you decide to brave the stage and perform there will be further opportunities to rehearse and fine tune your set.

To book a place, please click here.


“I felt the biggest buzz and sense of achievement and just wanted to get back on that stage!'” Emily Nicholls

Engaging Researcher – Vitae

A one-day experiential training course to explore public engagement activities that researchers can get involved in. The material has been written for postgraduate researchers and research staff with little or no public engagement experience but the exercises may work for other audiences.


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