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What’s On This Week

Saturday 19 to Sunday 7 September

11am to 5pm – Elsham Hall Country Park Open Every Day – Adults £5.50, children £4.50, concessions £5, children under 2 free, family £19. 01652 688698.

Saturday 19 July

WAW (Words Are Weapons) Grime Clash @ Henrys -2pm- 7pm £10 OTD

Cleethorpes Carnival- @ Cleethorpes Front/Meridian Park

Northern Soul & Motown @ Ashby Mill Road Club 7:30pm

10am to 4pm – Summer Craft Fair – Epworth Old Rectory – Entertainment, stalls and games on the croft. Meet the animals, refreshments. £1 adult, under 12s free. 01427 872268.

11am – Visit Messingham Sand Quarry – Meet in car park Grid ref SE908032. 01507 526667.

1.30pm – Railtour around the iron and steel making plant at Scunthorpe – Standard tour 1.30pm for 2 ½ hours (suitable for all ages). Places must be booked with Brigg Tourist Information Centre 01652 657053. Admission free (donations welcome).

2pm – Georges Marvellous Medicine – Performed by Illyria Theatre, Baysgarth Park, Barton. Free, please bring low backed chairs, rugs and refreshments. 01652 660380.

7.30pm – Wold Singers Summer Concert – Old Brumby United Church, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe. £5 including light refreshments. 01724 850518.

8pm – Salute to the 60s – Assembly Rooms, Barton. Playing live, the original Del-Vikings. £5.

Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 July

12 to 5pm Sat, 12 to 4pm Sun – Winterton Open Gardens – Tickets at Old School Hall, £5 for both days. Free shuttle bus around town. 01724 734285.

Sunday 20 July

8am to 6pm – Crowle Agricultural Show- Pony showing and jumping, horse jumping, cattle, dog and sheep shows, Laser Clay Pigeon shooting, trade and craft stands, static engines. Polo and Sheepdog demonstrations. Main ring events 12.30-5pm. Adults £5, concessions £3, family (2 adults and 3 children) £10. Free parking. 01724 710627.

10.30am to 4.30pm – 100 years of Hornsby Buses! – Normanby Hall Country Park. 01724 720588.

11am to 3pm – Open Gardens – Crane House, Main St, Ealand, DN17 4JG and 30 New Trent Street, Ealand, DN17 4JJ. In aid of Lindsey Lodge Hospice. 01724 843731.

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Review: Funny Scunny – Heat Three

funny_scunnyOn Friday 13th June, Scunthorpe Nights attended the third and final heat before the Grand Final of Funny Scunny 2014 at The Baths Hall Scunthorpe. Please check out the previous reviews of heats 1 and 2. The layout was the same swish, ambient, with all the tables pointed at the performers. There were seven competitors on the bill this time, half of them comediennes to make a change from the previous heats. Continue reading Review: Funny Scunny – Heat Three

Funny Scunny – Heat 1 Review.

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On the evening of Thursday the 5th of June. Three of us Scunthorpe Nighters went to check out the local comedy talent competition Funny Scunny. Hosted in the lounge of The Baths Hall. Entry was free but drinks were a little on the expensive side. Doors opened at 7pm show started at 8pm and there was an interval half way through. It was a nice little room to watch a stand-up routine in, intimate, if you don’t want to sit at the front (you know in range of the comedians picking you out), I would get there early.

There were 7 acts appearing. They ranged in quality. It would be fair to say the evening was two types of funny. It was funny because the jokes were good from the better acts. And it was funny because some of the acts were bad. Now don’t get me wrong I admire and applaud anyone who has the courage to get up on stage in front of people. Especially for stand up comedy, it must be one of the hardest things to do, to vibe with an audience who you have never met and who have never heard of you. So full respect to each and every act that did a slot, you’ve got to start somewhere. I think I laughed more at the bad acts than the good ones, now you might think I’m being awful but you know full well that if you watch Britain’s Got Talent or X Factor you’re watching it as much for the bad acts as the good one, perhaps more so. Am I wrong?

The first act was a Japanese girl whose act was based on the mispronunciation of English words by Japanese people accompanied by drawings. I thought it was funny and weird. But I properly laugh at weird so I really enjoyed her routine. She eats a lot of “fried lice” apparently, you see where she was coming from. Next was a tall guy whose style was angry rants against idiocy and people calling him tall. Following him was a rather large fellow called Jed who was very assured, got the crowd on his side immediately and told some good gags. After him was a little guy with a tache and glasses who just told a story about going to the dentist accompanied by Lee Evans style voices and sound effects. He was a bit weird as well and I thought he was bad at first put he persevered and his story gathered momentum and I found myself genuinely laughing. After the interval was a young man who came on dancing to a soundtrack and to be honest it was in the vein of that famous dance scene in “The Office“, it wasn’t meant to be it was meant to gee the crowd up. I’m afraid to say this guy was so bad he was hilarious, but I’d like to shake his hand for giving it a go. Following this was Just Simon who’s stage presence and delivery was excellent and this carried him though to the final. Lastly was a young comedian called Jack Gleadow from Hull who was easily my pick of the bunch, he told the best joke of the evening about the Chuckle Brothers no less and was genuinely funny. He also went through to the Grand Final.

I’m really looking forward to next week’s two heats on Thursday 12th and Friday 13th same time 7pm Doors for 8pm Start and are both free entry. The Grand Final of Funny Scunny is on Thursday 26th June at The Baths Hall. Its £7 a ticket which you can get hold of here or from the box office at The Baths Hall or Plowright Theatre. Check it out there was something there for everyone to have a giggle at.