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Number Ninja show adds up to a good night out

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: May 24, 2013

From left: Glen, Stewart and Craig

From left: Glen, Stewart and Craig

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Direct from BBC Radio 4's Infinite Monkey Cage, stand-up mathematician Matt Parker takes an hilarious tour through the world of numbers on Tuesday at studio@QT in the Queen's Theatre, Barnstaple. Expect everything from debunking number nonsense and flagrant sudoku-based abuse to the mysterious patterns in the locations of ancient monuments.... and defunct Woolworths' stores. Matt's latest Number Ninja show takes a whirlwind trip through the everyday uses of mathematics in an accessible and fun way... and you won't need to be a maths genius to enjoy it.

Expect three times the fun with comic Canadians

Three Canadian stand-up comedians perform their hilarious 2012 Edinburgh Festival show at the Queen's Theatre, Barnstaple, tonight and Exeter Corn Exchange tomorrow. Between them they have appeared on numerous TV comedy shows including: Mock The Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats and Live At The Apollo. Stewart Francis is outstanding in his field of killer one-liners; Craig Campbell is a formidable stand-up who has toured with Frankie Boyle, and Glenn Wool is at the top of his game right now with a burgeoning list of television credits.

Music workshop offers support for young hopefuls

If you are an aspiring singer or musician aged between 12 and 16, you will not want to miss Soundlaunch at the Flavel, Dartmouth, on Friday, May 31. Soundlaunch is a one-day workshop for young artists who love performing or song-writing. The day will consist of a series of inspirational sessions beginning with an improvised acoustic warm-up jam, moving on to vocal techniques, singing tips, song-writing skills, performance style and stage presence. Founded in 2010 by musician Kate Graham, and supported by music industry professionals, the aim of Soundlaunch is to help develop and promote young musicians. The one-day workshop runs from 10am to 4pm and is £30. Tickets are available from the Flavel Box Office on 01803 839530 or online at www.theflavel.org.uk

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