**Next Live at the Civic Comedy Show - On Sale Now!**

**Next Live at the Civic Comedy Show - On Sale Now!**

**New Live At The Civic Announcement**

Saturday February 9th 2019 we have Not one, not two, but three comedians off the telly appearing at our next Live At The Civic comedy show.

Rachel Parris is an award-winning musical comedian and improviser, currently on telly screens in BBC2’s The Mash Report and soon to appear on Live At The Apollo.

Paul Sinha, aka “The Sinnerman” on ITV prime time quiz show The Chase, is a trained medical doctor who has been a successful comedian for a number of years. He has been nominated three times as Best Club Comedian at the Chortle Awards, winning in 2014.

Tez Ilyas is one of the fastest rising stand-ups in the country, and made his first appearance on Live At The Apollo last week. Blackburn-born Tez has also appeared on Mock The Week and stars in sitcom Man Like Mobeen.

The show will be hosted as ever by resident MC Wayne Beese, from Dudley, dubbed by Joe Lycett as “one of the sharpest comperes I have ever worked with”.

*Doors and bar open at 7pm, show starts around 8pm*

*Over 18s only

*Line up may be subject to change.

Book now through: https://www.funnybeeseness.co.uk/

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Building a vibrant community facility

Brierley Hill Civic Hall has been host to artists, performers and theatre production since the 1960s and is in the heart of our community. In recent years, its usage had dropped while costs have remained or risen. The Hall was often closed during the day and it was not operating at its full potential as a hive for all sorts of activity.

Rejuvenating the Civic

In February 2015, Dudley Council entrusted Dudley CVS with rejuvenating Brierley Hill Civic Hall on an 18-month trial. This is part of Duduley MBC's move to become a 'community council', a council that enables and supports communites to do things for themselves rather than being a body that does things to or for people and communities.

During the trialIn the first two months of the trial, Dudley CVS:

  • built relationships with existing users, schools, colleges, voluntary organisations, promoters, artists, businesses and entertainers.
  • welcomed and engaged anyone who wanted to make great things happen at the Civic. In March 2016, Dudley CVS threw open the doors of the Civic. People who had never been before toured the space, sharing their ideas and inspiration, while past users shared their experiences. Around 60 people joined Dudley CVS to share their inspiration. The report (written and visual) can be viewed at http://tinyurl.com/ocq2ncj
  • shared and held open conversations with the media, residents, colleges, businesses and promotoers. Conversations have been shared more then 200 times online.
Dudley CVS is looking forward to building upon this, to encourage local talent to use the Civic Hall as a showcase for their skills and ensure that the Civic reflects local heritage and is a vibrant community hub for everyone.
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