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Touching Cloth (New Material Night) is a free, weekly Open Mic night on the corner of Shoreditch / Bishopsgate which puts ACTS first.

Here's how it works:

++ Entrance Fee: ABSOLUTELY FREE
++ The evening starts at 8pm and ends at 10:30pm.
++ For a walkin spot, turn up for 7pm and register. So it's first come, first served!
++ If you've booked a spot in advance and are NOT there by 7.30pm, there's a big risk it will go to a walkin.
++ Why not bring some friends along? The bigger the audience, the better.

++ TC is NOT A BRINGER / BUT A STAY-ER. If you come as an ACT you are expected to support all the other ACTS who supported you by STAYING.
++ Perform a well-rehearsed 5 minutes of new material. Do not overrun, as being booted off stage can often offend.

Get there as early as you can to get on the reserved list. Doors open at 7pm.

If you wish to book in advance for an spot, email me ( with:

++ The words 'Touching Cloth' in the title of the email.
++ Your name.
++ The date for the spot (ONE email per date please).
++ By the way, I don't need your back-story (how many gigs etc.) I just don't care! Saving the story telling for stage...

If you are not a comedian, but just a fan of comedy, please do come along. It's totally free to attend. Just get down to the Water Poet on Folgate Street, grab a beverage and strap in for some free funnies from London's finest comedians working the greatest comedy scene in the world!

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Later Event: February 16
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