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Thread #47285   Message #762458
Posted By: The Shambles
09-Aug-02 - 06:03 AM
Thread Name: Killed by the PEL system
Subject: RE: Killed by the PEL system
For the past ten years I have appeared at Broadstairs Folk Week in a One Man Show at the Windsor Cinema. It is basically a stand up comedy show late at night (11-12.30ish).

There is no bar, there are stewards and all the usual safety features which you would require for a small cinema. My show takes place after a film showing when the film audience has left. It is ticketed in advance and open for sales on the night if there is space. It has around 80 seats or so.

My show was advertised in the programme and it appears that the PEL licensing officer went through the programme crossing out events that he said contravened the licensing laws. These included programmed unaccompanied shanty singers and morris singers in pub singarounds. My show was deemed illegal in his opinion and I understand he sent correspondence to the cinema outlining the penalties for contravening these laws.

The show will in fact take place at Broadstairs Museum - a new arts venue that has applied and been granted the appropriate licence.

Needless to say the opening ten minutes of my act will be directed towards this little Hitler who would serve the public better by removing all the burnt out cars up and down the Thanet Way.

Regards Doug Hudson