Barclaycard presents Latitude: Autumn recommendations

Festival season may be over, but there are still plenty of highlights from our comedy, theatre and arts programme that you can enjoy throughout the autumn.

Bridget Christie

Bridget Christie: Who Am I?

The Funny Women award winner’s tour continues throughout the autumn and into December. Following a “pointed, smart and stupid” (Chortle) headline slot at Latitude’s comedy arena and the immense success of her hit series The Change, Christie’s bulletproof hour of standup bounces around her experiences as a woman in her fifties, glimmering with her trademark sly wit throughout.

Helen Bauer: Grand Supreme Darling Princess

After a hugely successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Helen Bauer will take to the Soho Theatre this week. This show follows Bauer as she bulldozes societal pressures on women and girls, spanning themes including vulnerability, shame and the sinister side of Disney princesses. If you too were electrified by her raucous stage presence at Latitude, you won’t want to miss this show.

Luke Wright

Luke Wright: Silver Jubilee

Don’t miss the final dates of Silver Jubilee by poet Luke Wright. Wright is a Latitude stalwart, and debuted this show to a packed arena at this year’s festival. The performance charts a plethora of topics, from the minutiae of millennial life to issues surrounding his experience as an adopted child, told masterfully through the medium of spoken word.

Garth Marenghi

Garth Marenghi: Incarcerat

The master of the macabre graced us with his presence at the Listening Post in July, reading from his TerrorTome. Incarcerat is the spine-chilling second volume of his magnum opus, following the adventures of horror novelist Nick Steen. Pre-order your copy to guarantee a truly terrifying read for this Halloween.

Yevonde: Life and Colour

Yevonde Middleton was a pioneer of colour photography in the 1930s, and her fascinating life and sixty-year-long career is the focus of this exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. If you caught the fascinating panel discussion between National Portrait Gallery curator Clare Freestone and UAL lecturer Susanna Brown at Latitude, be sure to pay a visit to the exhibition before 15th October to see the world of Yevonde come to life.

Be sure to check these out for your dose of autumnal culture to fill the Latitude-shaped hole in your heart. Watch this space for updates on next year’s festival, which promises to be our biggest and best yet!