ACTOR Paddy Considine to headline entertainment at Tim Peaks Diner

ACTOR Paddy Considine to headline entertainment at Tim Peaks Diner

ACTOR Paddy Considine will be headlining Tim Burgess's Tim Peaks Diner at Albert Square Chop House, as part of Greater Manchester Fringe on July 11 and 12, 12noon-1am.

 

Paddy, star of Dead Man’s Shoes and Pride, will be in conversation with Manchester writer Dave Haslam, as well as playing with his band Riding The Low. 

 

Tim Peaks Diner will also feature music from Hot Vestry, The Orioles, Drone, The Everly Pregnant Brothers, Barnabas Rex and Pusher, Les Fleurs DJs and Howling Rhythm DJs - and it is completely FREE! 

 

Private Eye cartoonist Tony Husband will be helping everyone to capture the action with a cartoon workshop at the Albert Chophouse, where he also has exhibition called Let There Be Light, a collaboration with Amanda McCrann of Manchester Mosiacs.

 

When he's not singing with The Charlatans, Tim has curated line-ups at Tim Peaks from Kendal Calling to The Isle of Wight Festival where guests have included Suzanne Vega, Edwyn Collins and Roddy Frame.

 

It was kind of like an inverse version of The Emperor’s New Clothes – nobody pointed out there was no actual caffeine and nobody burst the bubble.

 

The idea all started with a Tweet as coffee: “A few people asked about music and gigs but it was the coffee Tweet each morning that would get a big reaction.

 

“The numbers grew and it became surreally unreally real – each morning there’d be a song, the breakfast banger – from The Fall to Two Fingers to Jim O Rourke – songs that people knew, songs that they didn’t.

 

“It was kind of like an inverse version of The Emperor’s New Clothes – nobody pointed out there was no actual caffeine and nobody burst the bubble. It was metaphysical and metaphorical and it was a daily routine.”

 

So Tim Peaks was born, with merchandise, shows on BBC6 Music and live music. It also raises money for the David Lynch Foundation, a charity founded by the creator, writer and director of Twin Peaks.

 

Tim Peaks Fairtrade Coffee has had rave reviews from superstar DJ Erol Alkan, crime writer Ian Rankin, BBC 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne, Sunday Brunch’s Tim Lovejoy and footballer Gary Neville swears by it.

 

GMFringe director Lisa Connor said: “Tim Peaks will be open at the same time as the Manchester International Festival. It will complement the festival village in Albert Square, as well as offering a real alternative.

 

“Most of our shows cost less than £10 and some, like this one, are FREE. Tickets for our shows are available in advance but if you haven’t booked, there are many events that you will be able to pay on the door.”

 

www.greatermanchesterfringe.co.uk

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