September and October have brought with them the smell of a new term; a cool air of flora and fauna, far off bonfires and a whiff of double music and, with Bill back from his sell-out tour of Australia and New Zealand very soon, he'll barely have chance to knock back another cheese and ham toastie with warm lettuce (his staple diet down under) before he has to turn up for band practice.
Bill Bailey's Remarkable Guide to The Orchestra:
Brighton Dome & the Royal Albert Hall
Bill will be dusting off his 13 stϋck spezial gestimmte Österreichische (Austrian Alpbells to you and me) to perform with Anne Dudley and the BBC Concert Orchestra for Bill Bailey's Remarkable Guide to The Orchestra.
First stop will be the Brighton Dome on 4 and 8 October and then the bus will be pulling into The Royal Albert Hall for 3 nights only; 15, 16 and 17 October, so be sure to book your tickets so as to avoid being in the unfortunate position of not having booked any.
To commemorate this special event, Bill has collaborated with award winning artist, Joe Magee, to produce a limited edition silkscreen print (see image, right). Each print is signed by Joe and Bill. We are giving you the opportunity to win one of these highly coveted hand-made prints by answering the following question:
Q. In no more than 10 words:
What's going on in Bill's X-Ray head?
Please log on to http://www.billbailey.co.uk/fasthtml/remarkablecompetition.php to submit your answer. The lucky winner will be notified by 31st October 2008. The winner and answer will be posted in the December newsletter. The judge's decision is final. Remarkably good answers will be posted on the website.
How very puzzling
|It is in honour of the union of Autumn and musicality that we give you a little tea-time puzzle. Squirreled away in this wordsearch are 13 orchestral creatures nestling amongst the same unlucky amount of woodland instruments. Why not see if you can find them all when you take a break from gathering this week's tuneful nuts.|
Tinselworm comes to London town!
Following a sell-out arena tour of the UK in 2007 and a sell-out tour of New Zealand and Australia in 2008, Tinselworm returns to the UK for a run at The Gielgud Theatre from November 10 - January 24, although with (it is assumed) at least some time off for him to spend some time with his nearest and dearest over the primary gifting period and auxiliary generosity zone.
As in any Bill Bailey show, the subject matter is broad ranging; tattoos, marketing, doorbells, Emo, creationism, post-war banking secrecy, travellers' tales and the alternate reality that is Bill's world - spun together with the sparkling thread of a seasonal invertebrate.
It has all the trademark Bailey elements; lyrical dexterity, tangential silliness and musical brilliance plus animation by award-winning film maker, Joe Magee, all of which combine to make this a verbal and visual treat.
This will be the last time you'll be able to see this show before Bill puts it to bed.
Remember...only the early bird catches the Tinselworm.
For pre-sale tickets call 0844 482 5130 quoting "FURRY JAM HAT" or log on to:
Tickets will be on sale to the rest of the world on Monday 6 October.
Catch him if you can...
Saturday 11 October
Listen to Bill on Loose Ends at 6.15pm on BBC Radio 4. Presented by Clive Anderson, rumour has it that Glen Campbell (apparently nothing to do with soup) and human beatbox, Schlomo, will also be guests on the show.
Sunday 12 October
Bill will be joining Tim Lovejoy in the kitchen on Something for The Weekend at 10am on BBC 2. Sitting on the sofa will also be confirmed guest Ne-Yo. Will you be able to handle this juxtaposition?
Monday 13 October
Catch Bill on Colin Murray's Radio 1 show at 11pm. He's supposed to be choosing 5 tracks for Colin to play, although I'm not sure if he's done his homework as yet. He'll probably leave it until Sunday night and then tell us that his P.E. kit needs washing too.