There’s always a brilliant bunch of acts at Lava Elastic…

We have a huge range of brilliant acts at Lava Elastic and every month is different!  From stand up comedy to poetry, music to improv and some of it's just plain indefinable... what they have in common is they’re all fantastic and there's something for everyone. There's even a pretty good chance you'll get to share in Lava Elastic host Sarah Saeed's obsession with, and demonstrations of, her lights, light fittings and all things shiny (she really does love'em... don't knock it 'til you've seen it)'

We’re all about human diversity

At Lava Elastic we love the fact that as humans we’re so different to each other...as a ‘Neurodiverse’ night it does mean we embrace acts that show the different kinds of brains we might have but also we’re in a wheelchair accessible venue and happy to welcome all kinds of acts to our stage.  We might lead with ‘neurodiversity’...but we’re just about diversity in a human sense...all just humans doing our thing.  After all, our host Sarah Saeed is half Pakistani, half English, late diagnosis Aspergers (+ ADHD)...and also Northern into the bargain!...so we know what a wonderful mixed tapestry of variables we all might be.

Warm, Welcoming, Weird and Wonderful…

Lava Elastic has increasingly become known as a warm, super friendly and really fun night for acts of all kinds of performers and the aim is to make it even more open and approachable for different kinds of acts... and on the other side of things audiences always have a ton of fun at Lava Elastic and sometimes we even learn some new stuff about each other. But mostly we just have a load of fun in a really cosy relaxing place that aims to be inclusive for all kinds of audiences and performers... just a bunch of humans doing our thing.

LAVA ELASTIC IS...

Lava Elastic gives a platform to brilliant and exciting performers who are considered from the 'problematic' to the 'niche'... alongside other wonderful and talented acts who are varied in their styles... as well as their brains… (which of course everyone is anyway but we're choosing to celebrate that at Lava Elastic)… Neurodivergent performers often struggle to get booked, might struggle to navigate the social codes around dealing with promoters, they may also struggle with organisation, and as a result of all these things there are plenty of talented people out there you simply don't get to see often… Lava Elastic intends to change that! Vive la difference!

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