Programme Items: Arts & Ideas

Fern Brady – UK News

Fern Brady

As seen on ‘Live from the BBC’, ‘Live from the Comedy Store’, ‘The Russell Howard Hour’ and ‘Live at the Apollo’, Fern Brady is one of the UK’s hottest comedy exports. Known for being totally unique her stand-up tackles sexuality, feminism, power, Brexit, Britishness, Scottishness and nationality – all with her caustic wit and exceptional… Read more »

Adam Riches – Sport

Adam Riches

Absurd and downright hilarious live comedy from Edinburgh Comedy Award winner, Adam Riches. From edge of your seat audience participation to masterful character creations, no two shows are alike.

Sofar Sounds Present Montrell – Culture

Sofar Montrell

With an aim to bring the magic back to live music, Sofar have a reputation for invite-only secret shows in living rooms across London. This makes them ideal Culture Section partners for the giant living room that is Sunday Papers Live, and for this Special Edition culture section they bring with them London Indie four-piece… Read more »

Simon Evans – Business

Simon Evans

Witty and insightful takes on the unpromising comic territory of economics from the ever smartly dressed Simon Evans. One of the UK’s most respected and established comedians. Simon is a familiar voice on radio as a regular on ‘The News Quiz’, ‘The Unbelievable Truth’ and with his own series ‘Simon Evans Goes to Market’. He… Read more »

Bridget Christie – World News

Bridget Christie

Edinburgh Comedy Award, Rose D’Or and South Bank Arts award winner Bridget Christie. Star of her own Netflix special and award-winning Radio Four series. Bridget has appeared in numerous TV and BBC Radio 4 programmes including ‘Room 101’, ‘Have I Got News For You’, ‘Loose Ends’ and ‘The Unbelievable Truth’. She has also written a… Read more »

Twayna Mayne – UK News

Twayna Mayne

Twayna Mayne’s distinctive style paired with her deliciously honest material has taken her to the finals of numerous competitions. She has recently appeared on Radio 4 Extra Best of the Edinburgh Fringe, BBC Scotland at the Fringe and BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends. She has also had her own BBC Radio 4 Series commissioned, coming… Read more »

Son & Sons – Crossword

Son and Sons

Son and Sons is a theatrical events company who have a heart of silliness. SPL old-timers, they have been providing Sunday silliness since 2013.

George Egg – Food & Drink

George Egg

After sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe with his first two comedy/cooking shows ‘Anarchist Cook’ and ‘DIY Chef’ George Egg demonstrates more live cooking and laugh-out-loud comedy as he makes dishes with unlikely objects. Cheeky, anarchic, and multi-sensory, rich in humour and sprinkled with handy hacks.

Steve Cross – Columnist

Steve Cross

Hosting, facilitating, and generally smoothing out proceedings is our special edition homemaker. Once upon a time he was a spectacularly poor lab scientist, then an OK science communicator and for a while a museum and art curator for Wellcome Collection. These days he’s a geek comedian, presenter and producer, travelling across the UK helping all… Read more »


Roundhouse Presents: Spoken Word & Circus Art We are thrilled to welcome back the Roundhouse to Citadel this Summer, who will be hosting a pop up stage showcasing a mix of live performances – from Roundhouse Resident Artists and in-house training Collectives. There will also be opportunities to take part in workshops exploring the skills featured… Read more »