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Comedy Sat 14 Jan

Fri 17 Feb

Andrew Lawrence: The Best Kept Secret in Comedy

Following a fantastic run at this year’s Edinburgh Festival everyone’s favourite comedic conjuror is taking his hilarious new 5-star show Jiggery Pokery on a national tour. Expect amazing feats that defy logic, a fast and furious delivery of gags and astounding tricks that will leave you dumbfounded for days! 8pm / J2 / £14 (£12 con)

Maybe you’ve caught one of his rare TV appearances. Maybe you’ve heard his Radio 4 series What To Do If You’re Not Like Everybody Else. Probably you’ve never heard of Andrew Lawrence at all. How remiss of you. Join him as he embarks on his latest UK stand-up tour. 8pm / J2 / £12 (£10 con)

Fri 20 Jan

Fri 27 Jan

Fri 24 Feb

Phil Kay: In Tweed Scotland’s madcap king of stand-up comedy has garnered a pile of awards, nominations and TV appearances but it is his stage shows that see him at his best. His child-like take on the world is blended with sacks of energy, spoonfuls of improvisation and jumps of the imagination. The results are hilarious, crazy shows where even Phil doesn’t know what’s going to happen next! 8pm / J2 / £12

Jesterlarf Comedy Club The Jesterlarf Comedy Club returns wth BBC Comedy Award and Writer's Guild winner Jason John Whitehead who is joined by Scotsman Dougie Dunlop and BBC New Comedy Award finalist Simon Felder plus compere Tom Price. 8.30pm (Doors 7.45pm) / J2 / £12 / 16+

Fri 10 Feb

Steve Hughes

Richard Herring: What is Love Anyway? Having sorted out religion and politics, Richard Herring seeks to define and destroy love. Before love destroys him. Again. Does Richard’s dry-cleaner genuinely love him? How could a romantic gesture involving Ferrero Rochers get dangerously out of control? 8pm / J2 / £15

Wed 15 Feb

Patrick Monahan: Hug Me I Feel Good Lovable comedian Patrick Monahan blends a high energy style with hilarious and engaging stories of his Irish/Iranian/Teeside heritage. Patrick performs this hit show direct from the Edinburgh Festival. Laugh and be hugged at the same time! 8pm / J2 / £14 (£12 con)

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Terry Alderton Unique and unforgettable Terry Alderton returns to The Junction with a brand new show. As Seen on BBC3’s Edinburgh Gala, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Dave’s One Night Stand and Comedy Central. 8pm / J2 / £12.50 (£10.50 con)

Opening Hours Mon-Sat 1–6pm

Richard Herring

Fri 03 Feb

How to Book

The Junction Box Office Clifton Way Cambridge CB1 7GX

Pete Firman

Steve Hughes: Big Issues Inimitable Australian comic and ex heavy metal drummer, Steve Hughes embarks upon his eagerly-awaited debut tour. Expect intelligent, straight-talking social commentary from one of the most original and thought-provoking performers to grace the UK circuit. 8pm / J2 / £13 (£11 con) / 16+

Pete Firman: Jiggery Pokery

Also open during J2 performances.

Tickets also available from: City Centre Box Office Telephone: (01223) 357 851

The Junction Live Music, Clubs & Comedy

January & February 2012 Cambridge

Access The Junction is fully accessible. If you would like to discuss any access issue prior to your visit, please call the Box Office on (01223) 511 511. THE TEXT IN THIS GUIDE IS AVAILABLE IN LARGE PRINT UPON REQUEST.

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The Leisure Society

Fri 27 Jan

January & February 2012

Sat 28 Jan

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Live Music & Clubs Thu 12 Jan

An Evening with Danny and Ben from Thunder

Mon 30 Jan

Fri 20 Jan

Sat 21 Jan

Sat 21 Jan

Lanterns On The Lake Newcastle-based sextet Lanterns On The Lake fuse the most fragile, graceful end of the folk spectrum to the most luminous properties of cinemascope rock. They appear at The Junction showcasing material from their debut album Gracious Tide, Take Me Home. Doors 7pm / J2 / £7.50 adv

Thu 02 Feb

Five Live Bands. The Final of FiverFest. Five bands go head to head to win cash, a support slot at The Junction and a recording session courtesy of The Hub. 6.30 – 10.30pm / J1 / £5

Salon Rouge

Rubber Soul & Bada Bling - The Reunion R&B, Hip Hop, UK Garage, Ragga. Two institutions of the Cambridge clubbing calendar are back for one night of madness! Feat. Trevor Nelson (BBC Radio 1 / 1xtra), Max Rees, Censual, Troublesome 2wo, Energy MC + more. 10pm – 3am / J1 / £10 adv / 18+

Sat 04 Feb

LGB&T. The UK’s most legendary lesbigay party returns with Angie Brown (PA), Horse Meat Disco, Felicity Flappes, a selected cast of exuberant walkabout artists and much more. 11pm – 4am / J1 / £9 (£8 NUS) adv / 18+

King Creosote & Jon Hopkins

Fri 03 Feb

Sat 11 Feb

Nick Mulvey / Ana Silvera / Gil Karpas

Fri 03 Feb

Big 10

Mon 13 Feb

Thu 16 Feb Thu 16 Feb

Five young acoustic acts perform in the J3 studio. Part of The Fiver Unplugged project, a youth music scheme developing folk and acoustic music with young people across Cambridgeshire. Doors 7pm / J3 / £5

Fri 17 Feb

Sat 18 Feb

Tue 21 Feb

Warning Drum & Bass. Feat. Hype, Grooverider, Goldie, Hazard, Wilkinson, TC, Calyx & Teebee, DC Breaks, Randall, Ruffstuff, DJ SS, E Decay & Soul Pride, Barrington, Concrete, Blazin’, DJ Ping Pong, DJ T_!, Cynthetic & Infect, Audio Danger Records. MC’s Skibadee, Eksman, Shabba, IC3, Harry Shotta, Fivealive, Evil B, Funsta, Fatman D, Phantom, MC Rhymes, Inja, Johnny Ka$h, VIP ticket packages available. Pre-party in Nusha (free to ticket holders). 10pm – 6am / J1 & J2 / £15 adv / 18+


Thu 23 Feb

Fri 24 Feb

Mercury-nominated Ghostpoet’s off-kilter, loopy electronic ditties are blessed with his delightfully rambling musings on modern life. Doors 7pm / J1 / £11 adv

Sold Out. Doors 7pm / J1 / £10 adv

SambaSunda Quintet

The Fiver Five Live Bands. Feat. Sterling, Volunteers, Attic Til Dawn, Entry 8, Four Of Whom. 6.30 – 10.30pm / J1 / £5

Salon Rouge Burlesque. Salon Rouge returns with The Amazing Norvil & Josephine and all the regular Salon Rouge starlets. Plus an eclectic mix of music from the 40s, 50s and present day. Dress: Burlesque and Vintage, if you don’t make the effort, you may not get in. 9pm – 2am / J2 / £12.50 adv / 18+

The Willows

Sat 25 Feb

Nick Mulvey

Salon Rouge – The Amazing Norvil & Josephine

In association with Cambridge Folk Festival. The Willows are a Cambridge based band with a sound that has been described as both beautiful and contemporary, intricately weaving traditional and modern roots music within well-crafted songs. Plus Dave Gerard. Doors 7pm / J2 / £8.50 adv

Steve Knightley In association with Cambridge Folk Festival. Steve Knightley is the songwriting force behind Show of Hands, widely acclaimed as the finest acoustic roots duo in England. In 2010 Steve won the best original song for Arrogance, Ignorance and Greed at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Plus Philip Henry and Hannah Martin. Doors 7pm / J2 / £16 adv

Marina and the Diamonds Marina and the Diamonds appear at The Junction as part of a tour showcasing new material. The 25 year old Greek/Welsh singer-songwriter has been very busy over the past few months working on the much-awaited follow up to her criticallyacclaimed debut album The Family Jewels. She’s also been touring the USA with the current queen of pop, Katy Perry. Doors 7pm / J1 / £17.50 adv

Rizzle Kicks

Groundbreaking gamelan innovators SambaSunda’s latest incarnation is a stripped down quintet, reflecting an enduring tradition of Sudanese music while at the same time creating something fresh, modern and original. Part of Making Tracks. Doors 7pm / J2 / £10

Renowned for their huge ska sound, entertaining stage antics, and loyal following, Cambridge favourites Big 10 return to The Junction with special guests The Skanx and The Binewski Murder. Doors 7pm / J1 / £8 adv

The Fiver Unplugged

Boomslang – The Mix Tape Live! Mash Up: Breaks, Electro, Dubstep, Fidget, House & D&B. For one night only Earth will be turned into Planet Bass as Boomslang switches in and out of the unstoppable spectrum of dance music, taking you on a journey of Bassline discovery. 1 ticket, 2 venues, 3 rooms of madness and mayhem! Feat. Knife Party, Shy FX & MC Stamina, MistaJam, Ms Dynamite, Redlight & MC Dread, Emalkay, Hervé, Gemini, Don Diablo, The Nextmen & Dynamite MC, That Girl DJ, Margaret Scratcher, Mr B, Chris Groove, David Venn, High 8. 10pm – 6am / J1 & J2 / £15 adv / 18+

Dot Cotton

A key founding member of Portico Quartet, Nick Mulvey has toured the world picking up a wealth of international acclaim, including a Mercury Music Prize nomination for their debut album Knee-deep in the North Sea. He creates beautiful music influenced both by Western artists and African guitar styles. Indie-classical singer and composer Ana Silvera is a star on the rise, soon to be performing a new work at The Roundhouse, Camden alongside Imogen Heap. Singer-songwriter Gil Karpas has supported major UK and international artists at home and abroad. Doors 7pm / J2 / £12 adv

The Fiver

Burlesque. Salon Rouge returns with LouLou D’vil and all the regular Salon Rouge starlets. Plus an eclectic mix of music from the 40s, 50s and present day. Dress: Burlesque and Vintage, if you don't make the effort, you may not get in. 9pm – 2am / J2 / £12.50 adv / 18+

70s Disco, Funk & Soul / 80s Pop, Rock & Cheese. Come shake yo’ groove thang with DJ Pele at the UK’s longest running retro club night. Fancy dress always encouraged but never forced! 10pm - 3am / J1 / £8 adv / 18+

Fence Collective head honcho King Creosote returns to The Junction to perform tracks from Diamond Mine, his collaborative album with talented electronic musician and producer Jon Hopkins. Plus Withered Hands. Doors 7pm / J2 / £12.50 adv

Sold Out. Doors 7pm / J2 / £17.50 adv

Fri 13 Jan


The Leisure Society Rescheduled from Sun 16 Oct 2011. Indie-folk maestros The Leisure Society is essentially the brainchild of songwriter and film score composer Nick Hemming. Coming from the same canon as The Divine Comedy and Mull Historical Society, Nick’s gentle indie anthems revel in acoustic guitars, pianos, harps and infectious melodies. The band recently supported Laura Marling on her When The Bell Tolls cathedral tour during Autumn 2011. Doors 7pm / J2 / £8.50 adv

Rizzle Kicks

Lanterns On The Lake

Marina and the Diamonds

The Junction Jan & Feb 2012 Monthly Guide  
The Junction Jan & Feb 2012 Monthly Guide  

The Junction's Jan & Feb 2012 Monthly Guide featuring over 30 Live Music, Comedy and Club listings.