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Byline ready to help you change the world

Other | Friday 10th August 2018 | Osh

With over 60 talk sessions, 90 workshops, 120 music acts, 25 comedy performances, 8 dramas and 15 spoken word sessions Byline Fest 2018 is set to be one big carnival with all you need to dance, discuss, laugh and change the world.

On Friday, you can Learn Stand Up Comedy with Gerry Thompson or just kick back and watch one of the world's most famous comedians John Cleese in conversation on the sofa.

Mercury Prize winner, Badly Drawn Boy is Friday night's headliner with his first performance after a break in touring for the last few years. Then roll into the Festival's Opening Party with Brighton’s Jam Tart Choir singing Indie Classics and poetry by Salena Godden and on to dancing with Joey Base and DJs until 2am.

Saturday hosts the Bad Press Awards with a celebrity cast showcasing the most transparently inaccurate and inflammatory newspaper stories, sponsored content on news sites, and self serving conflicts of interest in the media.

Alexei Sayle takes to the Forest Forum sofa explaining why the world is not funny anymore and later, the same stage, turns up the heat for the Miss Byline Drag Queen Beauty Pageant and Cabaret. Pussy Riot create mayhem with their unique mix of protest art and performance as the Saturday night headliner.

Sunday carries on the wonder of drag with the kids drag show, teaching children about inclusivity and the LGBTQ+ community.

Make sure to see the ‘Black Lives Matter’ panel with Jacob Crawford, co-founder of Cop Watch, Asim Qureshi, Amy Hall and Bonnie Greer and later that day Gary Lineker sits down with Lisa Henderson to discuss football and politics.

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