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Nicholas Briggs is a Pointless Celebrity on 27th April! 10th April, 2019- Nicholas Briggs along with India Fisher will be one of the teams in Pointless Celebrities being broadcast on Saturday 27th April, BBC One. Pointless is a general knowledge quiz in which contestants try to come up with the answers that nobody else could think of. Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman also present this celebrity version
The Martian Invasion of Earth wins Best Audio Drama Award 5th March, 2019- Big Finish Productions have won a fantastic big audio award – a 2019 New York ‘Audie’ for BEST AUDIO DRAMA. The Audie Awards is the premier awards programme in the United States recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment. The winning production, The Martian Invasion of Earth, is a brilliant and terrifying version of HG
100 years since the end of World War One, 11 Nov 2018. 7th November, 2018- 11 November 2018 marks 100 years since the end of World War One. “There are a good many soldiers here back from the front & they liven us up with their blood curdling yarns. It’s cheerful to know though that the first seven years of this war will be the worst.” Extract of letter from
Bridlit Fringe 11th October, 2018- Bridlit Fringe, 12–16 November 2018 BridLit Fringe offers for your enjoyment written and performed words in a wide range of genres, from the accessible to the experimental. It runs from the 12th to the 16th of November 2018, and aims to complement the popular Bridport Literary Festival which runs the previous week. Giving a platform to
Bridport Literary Festival 11th October, 2018- The fourteenth Bridport Literary Festival – for those who read books and love literature – runs from Sunday 4th–Sunday 11th November 2018. BridLit has expanded greatly over the years and the programme for 2018 is more intriguing and illuminating than ever before. An eclectic mix of writers on a variety of subjects promises to engage
More great reviews for The Benji and Nick Show 21st September, 2018- You can listen to The Benji and Nick Show podcast here https://nicholasbriggs.com/nbpodcasts/ and on iTunes, Soundcloud, Spotify, Stitcher, YouTube and other major providers and platforms. If you want to hear ramblings about cult TV and the occasional show review, this is for you! Plus Benji and Nick are just fun to listen to… Laura Vilensky
Reviews for The Benji and Nick Show 23rd July, 2018- Simply superb The reason Sunday has become the day. Fun, Frolics and simply wonderful cult nostalgic reviews of classic film and TV. The two hosts are fantastic Benji Clifford sound designer composer and generally all round first rate bloke talks cult classics with Big Finish’s own Nick Briggs. Can not recommend enough. Laughs, smiles and
From Page to Screen opens today! 11th April, 2018- The Bridport Arts Centre From Page to Screen Film Festival, celebrating the adaptation of books into films, starts today. Running from Wednesday 11 to Sunday 15 April, the opening films include Don’t Look Now, Vertigo, The Comfort of Strangers and On Chesil Beach. The full film programme and details of all the other events can
The Benji and Nick Show 23rd March, 2018- There’s a brand new, regular podcast on www.nicholasbriggs.com! As you may know, Nicholas Briggs and Benji Clifford have been presenting the Big Finish Podcast together for some time. They’re continuing to do so, but they’re also making a special The Benji and Nick Show podcast just for Nick’s other website www.nicholasbriggs.com Nick says: “We’ve got
From Page to Screen – Bridport’s Film Festival 2018 9th March, 2018- From Page To Screen It’s almost time for Bridport’s annual film festival, From Page to Screen. The festival, in its 10th anniversary, celebrates the adaptation of books into movies and will run from 11–15 April 2018. The 2018 From Page to Screen Programme can be read online or downloaded here: https://www.bridport-arts.com/past-events/ BUILDING ON THE HERITAGE
World Book Day – 1 March 2018 26th February, 2018- Celebrate stories. Love reading. Thursday 1st March is World Book Day 2018. A multitude of events are taking place across the country in all sorts of venues including thousands of bookshops and supermarkets. What will you do to celebrate World Book Day? http://www.worldbookday.com/  
Return of The Flying Monkeys – 1st Feb 22nd January, 2018- The Flying Monkeys are returning in National Storytelling Week, fluttering around with their furry wings and shiny new boots to bring you stories and songs to relish the winter darkness or light the way through it. Join them on the 1st of February at the Woodman on South Street, Bridport at 7:30pm. Be wowed by
National Storytelling Week – 27 Jan to 3 Feb 2018 10th January, 2018- National Storytelling Week takes place in storytelling cafes, clubs, pubs, theatres, museums, schools, hospitals, spoken word venues and even care homes. Where ever the event takes place, the web of stories will be spun with sufficient magic between the breathe of the teller and the ear of the listener. National Storytelling Week is celebrated by
The Prisoner Volume Two nominated for BBC Audio Drama Award 30th November, 2017- The Prisoner Volume Two Based on the classic ITV series, Big Finish’s The Prisoner Volume 02 has been nominated for a BBC Audio Drama Award for Best Online or Podcast Audio Drama. The winners will be revealed at a special awards ceremony on the 28th January 2018. “A triumph of compelling storytelling – I was
From Page to Screen 2017 6th April, 2017- Bridport’s Film Festival FROM PAGE TO SCREEN celebrates the adaptation of books into films. Running from Wed 19–Sun 23 April 2017, the full list of films and screening times can be seen here. https://www.bridport-arts.com/news/  
Digital art prints 17th March, 2017- From influences including Doctor Who, Tango (a Gallifrey version); Petrichor (the smell of dust after rain – The Doctor’s Wife); and Vortex, are part of a range of abstract and geometric digital art prints by Stephanie Briggs, new to the shop at nicholasbriggs.com / redraygun.co.uk Other images inspired by a mixture of imagination and observation
Bridport Open Book Week, 11–16 Oct 7th October, 2016- Bridport Open Book Week is a week of events celebrating reading and writing. For all the events see https://www.bridport-arts.com/events/category/spoken-word/?doing_wp_cron=1475845073.0060050487518310546875
Bridport Literary Festival 2016 21st September, 2016- Bridport Literary Festival 2016 The 12th Bridport Literary Festival welcomes all those who read books and love literature. Last year’s Festival was bigger and better than ever before and we were delighted to welcome audiences of all tastes and all ages from all over the county as well as visitors from much further afield. This
Review: Jekyll and Hyde at Crewe Lyceum 11th July, 2016- If you’re a fan of gothic horror, and like a bit of darkness in your theatre, then you’ll enjoy ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ at Crewe Lyceum, writes Claire Faulkner. Adapted from the original by Robert Louis Stevenson, and directed by Nicholas Briggs, this production has everything you want from a Victorian classic. A haunting set with skilful
100 Years ago today – WW1 The Battle of the Somme 1st July, 2016- The Battle of the Somme, one of World War One’s bloodiest battles, began on 1 July 1916, 100 years ago today. More than a million men were killed and wounded on all sides in the five month battle, with the British suffering almost 60,000 casualties on the first day alone. On 3 August 1916, Corporal
Jekyll and Hyde national tour opens in Stevenage 3rd May, 2016- Prepare for the fright of your life in this dramatic new adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s atmospheric Gothic melodrama. Adapted and directed by Nicholas Briggs, Jekyll and Hyde stars Neil Roberts (Holby City, Emmerdale), Gary Turner (Emmerdale) and Kim Taylforth (London’s Burning, Bad Girls). Dr Henry Jekyll believes that there are two distinct sides to men – one good, one evil. Intent on separating the two,
Nick’s adaptation of Jekyll and Hyde being performed in Kingston 5th March, 2016- Nick’s adaptation of Jekyll and Hyde is being performed by the Green Theatre Company, an amateur youth theatre company based in Surrey, on the 17th, 18th and 19th of March. Performed inside the John Bunyan Church, Kingston, this semi site-specific production, directed by Rod Henderson (Betrayal, CornerHOUSE and Outrageous Fortune, Arts In The Park 2015), demonstrates the good
The Prisoner – available now from Big Finish Productions 6th January, 2016- Based on the classic ITV series, The Prisoner Volume 01 is available now from Big Finish Productions. Written and directed by Nick (Nicholas Briggs). ‘I’m not a number. I’m a free man!’ January 16th, 1967… A secret agent resigns, then wakes up to find himself imprisoned in ‘The Village’ — a bizarre community with a
Sir John Hurt – The War Doctor: Only The Monstrous 21st December, 2015- Out now from Big Finish Productions, written and directed by Nick, come three new battles for The War Doctor (John Hurt) – The War Doctor Volume 01: Only the Monstrous  1.1 The Innocent  As the Daleks mass their time fleet for a final assault on Gallifrey, something ancient is waiting for them at Omega One. And
Novelist Jackie Collins dies aged 77 21st September, 2015- Jackie Collins’s raunchy novels of the rich and famous sold more than 500 million copies in 40 countries. In a career spanning four decades, all 32 of her novels appeared in the New York Times bestseller list. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-34305950
Nick completes new adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Jekyll & Hyde 1st July, 2015- Nick’s new adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Jekyll & Hyde will be the first play in this year’s Classic Thriller Season at the Theatre Royal Nottingham. Dr. Henry Jekyll believes that there are two distinct sides to men – one good, one evil. Intent on separating the two he succeeds in his experiments, however, in doing so he
Armed Forces Day – 27 June 2015 2nd June, 2015- Armed Forces Day is a chance to show your support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets. There are many ways for people, communities and organisations across the country to show their support and get involved, from attending an event or
The Henshaw Press – June 2015 Short Story Competition 2nd June, 2015- The Henshaw June 2015 Short Story Competition invites fictional short stories of up to 2000 words on any theme – the closing date is June 30th. Henshaw Press are a small group of writers, editors, lecturers and readers who wish to actively support creative writing and aim to encourage as wide a range of writing as possible. Competitions
CreativeWritingMatters Short Story Competition 2015 18th May, 2015- WoW CreativeWritingMatters Short Story Competition 2015 The 2015 Wow! One Thousand Words competition is now open for submissions. First Prize – £200 Second Prize – £100 Third Prize – £50 Closing date – 31st May 2015 Entry fee – £5 Why one thousand words? Because it’s an acceptable word count for most commercially-published short fiction.
2015 Exeter Story Prize 13th April, 2015- Creative Writing Matters are inviting submissions of stories up to 10,000 words for their 2015 Exeter Story Prize. All the information can be found here: http://www.creativewritingmatters.co.uk/2015-exeter-story-prize.html Closing date 30th April 2015.