Jane Bom-Bane’s Greatest Hats
7pm £17.50 for set 2-course meal & show:

March 23rd (sold out) and April 13th (sold out),
May 4th 6pm food/7.45 show
May 11th 7pm Food/8.45 show
(If you want to trigger one of these nights, you can, no matter how few of you there are)
Jane with Eliza Skelton will serve you a set 2-course meal, then play a selection of original songs, to the accompaniment of guitar, harmonium and mechanical hats…


Dr Bramwell Lectures Series #6 (almost sold out now)
Modern Mysteries and Weird Wonders
Wed April 17th 8pm-10pm £8 – a few places left


A brand new lecture for 2019 that delves into the world’s most bizarre and enigmatic phenomena. I’ll be drawing on contemporary folklore and unsolved mysteries to explore some of the strangest and most enduring stories of our modern age, including:Who is behind the ghostly number stations that transmit coded messages across our airwaves and the Twittersphere?Why do human feet keep washing up on a beach in British Columbia?

Modern Mysteries and Weird Wonders will leave you entertained and reeling in the knowledge that the world is just as strange today as it was to our ancestors thousands of years ago. Well, that’s the plan anyway.

For tickets email janebombane@yahoo.co.uk




Joanna Neary presents: The Crab Prince

May 4th 12.30 & 2pm (45 – 50 mins) £5

A new interactive puppet show for children, recommended age 4 to 8. Art materials provided. Written and performed by Joanna Neary

When Sandy gets into a pickle on the beach Sandy asks a funny looking crab for help. Sandy doesn’t know that the crab is really a Prince who just loves playing with his friends the anemones and the whelks. But what if the Crab Prince had to leave his happy home? Sandy needs some help to make life in the rock-pools good again.
An original and delightful comedy show with songs and the chance to help write a song, make your own rock-pool creature and help save the day.

Award winning comedian Joanna Neary starred in two CBBC series So Awkward as Mrs Jones The Librarian, appeared in Young Dracula and My Mad Fat Diary, and has made many successful stage shows for children in recent years.
Audience feedback = ‘We loved making stuff and song writing’
‘Jo’s sense of humour is infectious and she’s got the knack of being able to make the show fun for young and old! ‘
‘Our kids loved getting involved and it was entertaining for the whole audience. Highly recommended’
‘Hilarious. Haven’t laughed this much in ages. Oh and the kids really enjoyed it”


www.jopad.co.uk for further info


Jane Bom-Bane’s Greatest Hats

May 4th at 6pm*

*Earlier than usual – with the young and talented Cory Anderson  £17.50 for show and 2-course set meal






Song-writing Workshops with Lizzy and Russ!

Every Monday in May (6th, 13th, 20th and 27th)
4-week course or separate nights

Calling all ye bedroom strummers – bring your instruments and/or voices and headline at Bom-Bane’s…

8pm £12/10 (£22/20 with Festival food)

Talented musicians and inspiring individuals Russ Grooms and Lizzy Carey take you from zero to a completed song in less than 2 hours. Bring your own instruments, ideas and stories to be included in the final song!

All levels welcome and no experience necessary!

The Wandering Bard
Tues May 7th


Love vs Trauma

Wed 8th May 7pm 

tickets: https://www.brightonfringe.org/whats-on/love-vs-trauma-135851/

Performed by Puppet (R)Evolution (Raven Kaliana) and Grethe Mangala Jensen.


A moving and thought-provoking show for adults and teens. Innovative shadow puppetry illustrates the isolation imposed by abuse versus the blossoming possible through re-connection with self and community.

45 minute performance followed by 30 minute discussion on the personal and societal effects of trauma.

May 11th 12.30 & 2pm (45-50 mins) £5


Joanna Neary presents:
Peg in the Gallery

A new interactive puppet show for children, recommended age 4 to 8.
Art materials provided. Written and Performed by Joanna Neary

Character comedian Joanna Neary (Mrs Jones in CBBC’s So Awkward) brings her observational brilliance & off-kilter wit to an interactive puppet show for children.

It’s about an artist called Peg, who believes that ‘‘being a modern artist has never been such silly fun” and wants to prove that everyone’s an artist. Especially you!

Here’s what happens.

Little Bob has forgotten to get any artwork to put up and the show must open today. Can you help local artist Peg to fill the gallery with wonderful new work in time to impress Mayor Fred?

Peg and Jo are joined by a cast of characters, and children are encouraged to join in if they like. Using improvisation, songs and stories, the show is about what it is to be creative, looking at art and being in a gallery.

Audience feedback:
‘Found the puppets very funny, and loved the interaction’.
‘Enjoyed being part of it, being a statue’.
‘We liked the mermaid best and creating something fun’.

www.jopad.co.uk for further info


Jane Bom-Bane’s Greatest Hats

May 11th at 7pm

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£17.50 for food and show
Jane with Eliza Skelton will serve you a set 2-course meal, then play a selection of original songs, to the accompaniment of guitar, harmonium & mechanical hats…

The Silver Swans:

Fri 17th & Sat 18th 7pm May:
Show with 2-course set meal £17.50 a head


Maid of Strong Stuff
Wed 29th 7pm and 8.30pm  For age 8+


The powerful character and ‘Below Stairs’ world of Edwardian kitchen maid (and late-life successful author) Margaret Powell are illuminated through lively music hall songs and colourful shadow theatre. An engaging show for all ages, ticket includes a peek ‘behind the scenes’ to demonstrate the special effects and puppetry – and beverages and biscuits are available upstairs in the quirky, amazing Bom-Bane’s Cafe (which is art in itself.)

Two shows on Wednesday 29th May
19:00pm – 20:00pm
20:30pm – 21:30pm
£8 per adult, £6 per child (under 16)
Booking in advance strongly recommended (very small venue – limited seating)
Tickets: https://www.brightonfringe.org/whats-on/maid-of-strong-stuff-135977/
Please note venue is not wheelchair accessible

and on to JUNE…

Bom-Bane poster online.jpgOverall this is a genuinely warming piece of musical theatre delivered with skill and panache by Bridge. It stays confident in its calmness and the hour glides by. Debbie Bridge carries off all the well-chosen songs. Without microphone she’s raw, real live and spot on.” – Paul Levy – Fringe Review

“An adept storyteller, Bridge is likable and ebullient, versatile and purposeful in bringing tragicomic Anita to life. If you’ve ever slept in your tap shoes, belted a Babs-Judy-Liza medley in the shower or were picked last for every sport, Miss Givings should take pride of place on your festival agenda; a perfectly pleasant way to spend an evening.” – Amy Holtz – Broadway Baby

A tribute to American composing legends Samuel Barber, Amy Beach, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland and the Gershwins.

Wed 26th June Rob Johnston  8pm £8


“Staggering playing…a blistering session. He is a mighty, mighty fine player.” Phil Jackson, South Live, BBC Southern Counties
“Fantastic…an absolute pleasure”
  BBC Radio Solent.
“..this guy has his guitar so powerfully under his spell that we haven’t seen or heard anything like him on L&L in a long, long time. Interested in looping and layering? This is how you do it.”

Review 27 April  2017, ‘Artist Of The Day’ Rob Johnston https://liveandloud.com/artists/rob-johnston