Arts #ProgrammerPicks: Ed.10

Discover a comedian's guide to being happy fat, see artists like you've never seen before and celebrate Armed Forces Day this weekend with a special dance theatre piece. It's this week's #ProgrammerPicks from the live programme team at West End Centre, Ashcroft Arts Centre and Forest Arts Centre.

Let us know what you think every week using the #ProgrammerPicks hashtag!


Part talk, part comedy, part storytelling, part pep talk. London-based Danish comedian and fat acceptance campaigner, Sofie Hagen (won stand-up awards, has been on TV) will stream a LIVE show on Thursday 25 June at 9pm (UK time) and you are going to want to watch: How To Be Happy Fat!

Sofie Hagen

Please note: this show is ticketed and is part of  Upload Comedy Festival.


Check out all the performances from PRS Presents LCKDWN, held LIVE over 24 hours in April. It was in aid of the PRS Emergency Relief Fund, which was launched expressly to help songwriters and composers facing significant financial hardship in these times. Artists who performed include, KT Tunstall, Tom Walker, Alfie Boe, Tawiah and Nitin Sawhney...


To celebrate the upcoming Armed Forces Day, Saturday 27 June, watch this moving, dramatic and unique work that looks at how the human body remains essential to war, even in the 21st century. It was presented in Aldershot by the West End Centre in 2017, but this online stream was filmed in a real British Army drill hall in London. Choreographed by Rosie Kay, it's 5 Soldiers: The Body is the Frontline...

See you next Monday for more #ProgrammerPicks!


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Amy Watson

Senior Marketing Officer for all three arts centres at Hampshire Cultural Trust - Ashcroft Arts Centre in Fareham, Forest Arts Centre in New Milton and West End Centre in Aldershot.
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