Join us for an evening with the Women's Prize for Fiction winner, Tayari Jones, in conversation at Brixton Library. Her latest book, An American Marriage, is a powerful story about love and family, injustice and strength. Tayari Jones is a masterful storyteller, but also a visionary writer, unafraid to address important issues about race, class and society head-on. We have 15 tickets available for this DAUK gathering.
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This event is free and was organized by Lambeth Libraries as part of their Black History Month celebration
DAUK's always popular Comedy Night this year finds us at the Backyard Comedy Club, and proceeds couldn't be going to a better place: providing voting centers across the UK so that you can vote in the Global Presidential Primary next March. Become a Host supporter and you'll be helping many others exercise their right to be heard in the crucial overseas election in our primary. Or give any amount to help others vote.
Rich Hall joins us this year, along with our old friend, Erich McElroy. We will also give a warm DAUK welcome to Dane Baptiste and Robyn Perkins.
Please consider treating yourself to a VIP table through either a Gold or Silver option. Tickets are £35 to £500. Funds will help cover costs of everything from venues to paper ballots, with a lot in between!
This event regularly sells out so don’t delay, book tickets now! You can RSVP and get your tickets here.
About the Venue: Drinks and bar food, including pizzas and sandwiches, will be available for purchase at the Club.
Age Guidance: 16+ (Any minor must be accompanied by a responsible adult. And this is pretty adult humour, so mom and dad ... you have been warned.)
The Artists making it happen...
- Erich McElroy (Emcee): Eric is a regular on television and radio, where he talks comedy and politics on shows such as BBC Breakfast, Newsnight, Sky News, Five News and programs like BBC 5 Live, Love Sport Radio and TalkRadio. He is the creator and co-host of the Pod To Be An American podcast and his most recent Edinburgh Festival Fringe show, (US) Electile Dysfunction and Top Trumps, which received numerous four and five-star reviews.
- Rich Hall: Rich's critically acclaimed grouchy, deadpan style has established him as a master of absurdist irony and the king of rapid-fire wit. The award-winning Montana native is renowned for his expertly crafted tirades and quick fire banter with audiences. This is a comedian who’s plain spoken growling indignation and acerbic observations have an unerring talent for hitting his targets with precision every time, leaving his audience hanging on every word winning him fans all over the globe. Hall has been described as a transatlantic messenger lampooning each country he visits with his common sense, and he is no less harsh to his homeland. "As close as it gets to a guaranteed good show"- Scotland on Sunday. "Blissfully Funny"- The Guardian.
- Dane Baptiste: Original and provocative, Dane has already being hailed as one of the most exciting acts to break in years. The London born stand up made comedy history in 2014 as the first black British act to be nominated for a Comedy Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. TV credits include hosting Live at the Apollo (BBC Two) and Live from the Comedy Store (Comedy Central), Tonight at the London Palladium (ITV1), Mock the Week (BBC Two), Live from the BBC (BBC Two), 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4) and his own BBC sitcom, Sunny D. In 2020 he will launch his brand new show The Chocolate Chip. "A comical genius"- Edinburgh Festivals Magazine. "Masterfully crafted"- The Herald.
- Robyn Perkins: Since 2011, American comedian Robyn Perkins has been combining her scientific background with her ridiculous life stories. Her "exceptionaly charismatic" (Voice Magazine) style has also allowed her to delve into more sensitive topics. She regularly hosts various clubs across London including Angel Comedy, Top Secret Comedy Club and Laugh Train Home. "Sharp, insightful, touching,but above all really, really funny."- Three Weeks. "This is a window into her life delivered with refreshing directness and plenty of feisty humor."- Fringe Review.
This event is CLOSED to the press.
NewsA reminder that Saturday, February 9, 2019 is the deadline to nominate someone (including yourself) for all roles including: officers, voting representatives, ex comm members or council members. Please submit your nominations by the end of the day (i.e. 11:59 p.m.).The elections will take place following the Annual General Meeting and during the Biennial General Meeting of DAUK on Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 12 noon to 5 p.m. at David Game College, 31 Jewry Street, London EC3N 2ET.Have any questions, concerns or would like to volunteer at the General Meeting? Please contact the Elections Committee at email@example.com
The GOTV team had a recap meeting of our 2018 efforts in December. In short, with the help and support of DA International, the DAUK ExComm, committee chairs and other members, our team held well over 100 drives in 2018. We registered more voters, especially students, went to more locations outside London and held more repeat drives than ever before. The upshot is we want to do more of what we did in 2018 and do it better. Absentee ballots made the difference in key races in 2018. We hope to replicate and amplify that success in 2020. DAUK members interested in helping at any level, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. A spring planning meeting will be confirmed, and drives will start in January 2020.
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