From: Gulb Marketing [gulbmarketing_at_kent_dot_ac_dot_uk]

Sent: 02 October 2017 17:32

Subject: The Horne Section at Gulbenkian


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The Horne Section


Thu 12 Oct, 8pm
Gulbenkian, Canterbury


Creator of BAFTA nominated show TASKMASTER, Alex Horne will be coming to the Gulbenkian with The Horne Section on Thursday 12 October at 8pm.


Mischievous melody makers The Horne Section bring their particular brand of chaos where music and comedy collide creating a show packed with brass based fun. Expect toe-tapping tunes on weighty issues such as beards, caveats and Scottish widows.


The Horne Section have enjoyed numerous sold-out runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe as well as at The Lyric Theatre - Shaftesbury Avenue, The Criterion Theatre and The Hackney Empire. Away from the stage they have hosted three series of the successful Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (BBC Radio 4), regularly appear in dictionary corner on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4), and were the first ever band to host an episode of Nevermind the Buzzcocks (BBC Two).


Acclaimed comedian Alex Horne is the unlikely band leader at the helm of The Horne Section. Alex is the creator and co-host of the BAFTA, Royal Television Society, Broadcasting Press Guild and Broadcast Award nominated show Taskmaster on Dave which returns for its fifth series on September 12th. The show has been licensed to numerous territories around the world, and a US version, with Reggie Watts (The Late Late Show with James Corden) taking on the role of Taskmaster has been made for Comedy Central. Alex is also an Edinburgh Fringe veteran taking nine solo shows to the festival and earning an Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination in 2014 following a Best Newcomer Award nomination in 2003.


The Horne Section are: Alex Horne (band leader), Joe Auckland (trumpet and banjo), Mark Brown (saxophone), Will Collier (bass), Ben Reynolds (drums and percussion) and Ed Sheldrake (keyboards).


This is a thought-provoking, anarchic and wildly entertaining welding of stand-up comedy and big band music The Guardian
A riotous splicing of live music and comedy The Observer

Genuinely clever... they really are good at music... come back soon The Daily Telegraph

You?d be hard pushed to find a more enjoyable night out Chortle

A toe-tapping and uproarious cabaret affair The List


The Horne Section will be at Gulbenkian on Thursday 12 October. Tickets: ?16 / Student ?14. This performance is suitable for all ages. For more information and tickets please visit or call 01227 769075.




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Gulbenkian is a key part of the University of Kent?s Arts Centre offering innovative, engaging and high quality arts activity for and with the public, staff and students. It provides a key role in delivering the University of Kent?s commitment to Public Engagement proving an interface between the University and the local and wider community Gulbenkian has a particular commitment to the creative empowerment of children and young people and talent development.


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On 1 April 2015, Gulbenkian became an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation. To find out more about this please see the Arts Council England website.