Mark Thomas fans, listen up! The comedian and activist is heading to St Luke’s on Sunday 21 July to perform a special preview of his new show 100 Acts Of Minor Dissent, before it heads to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
If you’ve seen or heard Mark before – live, on his various TV shows, or on Radio 4’s The Manifesto – you’ll know we’re in for a real comedy treat… and perhaps a challenge or two. As with all Mark’s shows, we’ve been promised something ‘subversive, hilarious, occasionally inspiring and mainly legal’!
This special performance is a benefit in aid of Housing Justice, a charity that supports churches in delivering services to homeless and badly housed people. It’s supported by the Islington Churches Cold Weather Shelter, a project in which seven churches (including St Luke’s) open their doors to homeless people throughout the coldest months of the year, offering them a hot meal, a bed for the night, a hearty breakfast, and help accessing services and permanent accommodation.
Alison Gelder, CEO of Housing Justice, says, ‘Housing Justice has been intensifying its human rights focus in the campaigning area over the last two years, and we’re absolutely thrilled that Mark should have chosen us to preview his new show.’
The show, starting at 7.30pm, also features writer and performer Bob Boyton. Bob will read passages from his book, Bomber Jackson Does Some, a novel about a homeless ex-boxer, based on his own experiences of working with rough sleepers in London.
Tickets cost £12 (concessions £10) and can be bought from www.evening4housingjustice.eventbrite.co.uk Get your ticket quickly – we’re expecting it to be a sell-out!