Arthur Smith will be ‘At Your Service’ (next month in Ventnor)

The organisers of the Isle of Arts Festival are putting on a treat for Islanders who love great comedy next month. The legendary Arthur Smith will be coming to the Winter Gardens.

Arthur Smith


When you first look at the photo above, you might be mistaken for thinking that comedian, writer, broadcaster and all-round British institution Arthur Smith is looking a bit grumpy. However when you see the full picture (below), you can see that he’s actually sporting a rather sultry – Christine Keeler – look, socks an’ all.

Hopefully he’ll have more clothes on when he visits Ventnor on the Isle of Wight next month to perform at the Ventnor Winter Gardens on Saturday 10th October.

Off the wall humour
Look forward to an evening of laughter and off the wall humour with one of the ‘alternative comedians’ who shook up the world of light entertainment in the 1980s and ’90s.

Arthur SmithArthur will deliver an evening of sublime playfulness, crammed with jokes, anecdotes, short stories, poems, songs and readings from his recently published memoir ‘My Name Is Daphne Fairfax’ which has won praise from literary critics.

You’ll not doubt remember him for his appearances on TV’s ‘Grumpy Old Men’, ‘Q.I.’, ‘Have I Got News For You’, ‘The One Show’, Radio 4’s ‘Loose Ends’, ‘Balham Bash’, and host of Radio 4 Extra’s Comedy Club, and Radio 2’s ‘Smith Lectures’. He is a ‘Spirit of The Fringe’ award-winning Edinburgh Festival stalwart and Olivier nominated playwright for ‘An Evening With Gary Lineker’

Arthur is simply one of our funniest and most original comic performers and is guaranteed to bring you a night of hilarity, mirth and scandal…with a touch of rudeness thrown in for good measure.

Book now
Tickets are available via the Winter Gardens website or in person from the bar in the Winter Gardens.

Tickets £14.50 in advance or 16 on the door. Please note admission is 14+

Our thanks to the Isle of Arts Festival for sponsoring this feature. They and other businesses taking paid promotion enables you to continue reading OnTheWight for free

Image: © Steve Ullathorne

Wednesday, 16th September, 2015 9:28pm



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