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7–8 Magazine Street, Derry/Londonderry, County Londonderry, BT48 6HJ
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Alasdair Beckett-King: The Interdimensional ABK

Alasdair Beckett-King: The Interdimensional ABK

Mick Perrin Worldwide

The award-winning Alasdair Beckett-King returns to this timeline with a dimension-hopping stand-up comedy show. Is a better world possible? Yes! It already exists, but you don’t live there. ABK makes the best of a bad timeline in this ramshackle jaunt through a multiverse of wonders. Also, Winston Churchill performs the best of Queen. 'A singular and truly distinct act, Alasdair Beckett-King creates his own multi-faceted world' ★★★★ (Scotsman). 'Alasdair Beckett-King is a nice man' ★★★★★ (EdFestMag). 'This is a comedy show' ★★★★ (One4Review). ★★★★ (Fest) ★★★★ (Voice) ★★★★ (Three Weeks).

Strong Language/Swearing

Age category: 14+

Sat 20 May


Dave Elliott

Following on from the huge success of his packed-out 2021 show Pillowtalk, Dave Elliott is bringing his brand new show “Bits and Pieces” to Nerve Centre. Co-presenter of the smash hit “Rave Lockdown” on Radio Ulster and BBC One and host of the popular SLY GUY Podcast Dave is one of the must see acts on the circuit! “Fantastic!”- John Bishop “Ones to Watch 2022” - Sunday Life “One of the stand out acts on the NI comedy scene” - Belfast Telegraph

Tickets are limited so early booking is advised.

Sat 20 Aug



Stendhal Festival in association with MCD present LYRA. Lyra is a singer/songwriter from Cork who’s voice and on stage presence is truly at home on a global stage. Her songs have been used on worldwide ad campaigns for Van Moof, Guinness, Disney+ and have featured in “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Love Island”.

A unique talent, she manages to produce a sound which captures the Celtic heart of music along with a blood flow of pop, haunting powerful ballads. Her songwriting comes from the heart and she has written about heartbreak, family, falling in love, regret and revenge.

In 2021 Lyra took her live show on tour and played multiple festivals and shows across UK and Ireland. She has performed on “The Late Late show”, “Tommy Tiernan”, “Heart of Saturday Night”, and The Big Deal”.

Chosen by RTÉ to ring in New Year’s Eve 2021 and 2022 with “New Day” and “We Are Beautiful.” Lyra also performed and co-wrote with Bill Whelan the closing song “Light me up” for Riverdance, The Movie, which has had a worldwide release on Netflix. Lyra is writing and recording her forthcoming album, her current single with Irish DJ & Producer John Gibbons “Edge of Seventeen” achieved # 1 spot on Shazam Charts and holding inside # top 5 of the Irish Breakers Chart. Her previous single “Lose My Mind” (with Shane Codd) has been LYRA’s biggest success to date, spending over six months in the national airplay charts Top 100.

Sat 5 Nov


Paddy Raff… Look Who's Raffing

Fresh from his record-breaking five night sell out run at the SSE Arena, award winning comedy writer and stand-up comedian Paddy Raff returns to tour with his brand new show ‘Look Who’s Raffing’.

‘Look Who’s Raffing’ will feature Paddy's own brand of musical and observational comedy accompanied by his alter-egos Nigel (everybody’s favourite snob) and Fr Pat (the raving priest) for a night full of laughter not to be missed.

Since beginning his stand-up career in 2018, Paddy has become the biggest selling comedian in Ireland. Having been dubbed the "comedy king of the Coronovirus lockdown" by the Irish Times, Paddy’s eponymous sketch show was commissioned by BBC Northern Ireland, garnering huge success resulting in a Celtic Media Festival ‘Best Comedy’ award, an RTS NI award nomination, and a 2nd series of The Paddy Raff Show aired in January 2022.

With his smash hit 4th stand-up show ‘Me, Myself & Nigel’ selling out a record 5 nights at the SSE Arena and the hugely anticipated 2nd series of his BBC NI sketch show soon to air, ‘Look Who’s Raffing’ on 24 September 2022 at Nerve Centre is a show not to be missed!

Tickets: £16 + booking fee (available to book from Friday 18 February)

Sat 24 Sep

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Nerve Centre

A creative media arts centre with a wide-ranging programme of arts events, projects, creative learning and training opportunities. Facilities include rehearsal space, an audio booth, recording studio and a cinema.

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