Wednesday, October 20th, Arch One, Girlpower Night

Wednesday, October 20th, Arch One, Girlpower Night

Last night was Girlpower Night at Arch One and it was an incredible evening from start to finish. Every single act on that stage reminded the audience why these nights have been going for over six years. It was just amazing. At the helm was the wonderful Jo Fletcher-Cross, Eurovision expert and all round femme fabulous MC who kept things moving and packed with fun. The first act Jo brought to the stage was Maya Kolaska with some tips on how to tell what sort of person you are by the kind of dating show you prefer. It was then over to Lily Webb and tales of an overexcited chess club that didn’t help make any friends. Sadie Clark was after Lily with sexy centaurs, artful masturbation and the boring admin of dating. Dina Leander was hot on Sadie’s heels with the menopause mantra that the more attention you give something the bigger it gets…or at least that’s what her husband keeps telling her. Kate Lois Elliott was up next with the dysfunction of designer dogs and why they so remind her of her ex. It was then over to Lucy Watson and why she’s not sure about marriage because she enjoys her social media profiles and isn’t sure she wants a man in her wedding pics. We then had the triumphant return to the stage of the hilarious Suzi Wild and Schrödinger’s job: you’re either at home or working – it’s not realistically possible to be both. Closing the first half was Sarah Mills. Trying out some new material, Sarah says she wants to take part in a Johnathan: a marathon of sex with different Jonathans.

After the break Jo got us going with her new game show T.S. Elliot or Eurovision!? It was then over to Rhea Folkers and why being misgendered can sometimes be acceptable…if it gets rid of persistent sales people. Katie McLeod was next with some great office dynamic tips and how to weaponise the 4:5:7 nod. After Katie was Holly Kasselder and how to keep your genitals happy with a bit of battery Russian Roulette. Alexis Romero then gave us a wonderful tale of wine tasting and the occasional torching of friends…I mean, who hasn’t torched a friend over a burger. Annabel Edmonds then made a confession to the room, one which is now only available on our new premium streaming service, before Sapphire McIntosh made her pitch for an Iceland ad job. The evening’s penultimate act was the simply fabulous Dee Allum-Gruselle. Told by her parents she could be anything she wanted, she ran with that offer, really, really ran with it. Closing the show, we had the brilliant Carla Gordon. Having recently discovered Linkedin has its uses when you lose your phone and nearly lose the man, she’s also trying to popularise Sci-fi B movie plotlines as a pulling device. Fabulously bizarre, gloriously funny.

So that was Girlpower Night and it was an absolute blast. After almost every Girlpower show I find myself thinking that was one of the best Girlpower shows, only to then realise it’s just what Girlpower nights are about, a vibe and a quality that never fails. The next Girlpower Show is on Sunday November 28th at Star of Kings Kings Cros.

Headlining next Wednesday at Arch1 we have two awesome acts for you, the brilliant Donal Vaughan and the amazing Tamer Kattan. See you then.