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2021 · comedy · comical suicide

Been awhile…

Well hello HQ-ers,

Good to be back with you all after an extended break from Blogging.

Thought I’d fill you all in with what’s been going on.

So, at the end of May I joined two comedians down in Brighton for the Fringe Festival where I performed as part of a triple-bill over 3 nights.

Unfortunately, I had to bail the last show because of personal matters at home however the first 2 shows were really fun and I’m glad I did it.

It was never an intention to ever do a festival however after well over a year of no gigging, I needed to see if I was going to quit comedy or continue and being back on stage behind the mic made me realise just how much I love it and that I had missed it.

I had a week out as it was a school holiday when I returned home to rest and sort myself out and then I had so much uni work to do as well so I’ve not actually had much of a chance to really talk about the experience, now it seems so long ago it’s almost pointless talking about, you know?

So moving on from that and heavily into June, I’m now running a regular night every other Thursday after a success trial night Thursday just gone. Here’s the poster for it:

© CSHQ Presents 2021

I’m so pleased at how it went and genuinely eternally grateful to the venue owners for this opportunity.

The next one will be on Thursday 8th July 2021. Details TBC

Still on the Comedy subject, I also have a Trial Night on Wednesday 21st July 2021.

© CSHQ Presents 2021

Again I’m so excited to have such a great opportunity for local live comedy.

Thanks for reading!

2021 · at home with lu · bloggers · community · consulting · random stuff · virtual coffee date · weekly

Virtual Coffee Date #6

Good morning HQ-ers,

Thank you for joining me this morning over our beverages of choice!

Nice to sit down and have a catch-up with you all. How are you doing? Tell me below

I want you to remember something important; there is always a solution to any problem no matter how big or bad it is. It may not be instant, it may take effort, yet a solution is and always will be there.

You can drown out that noise and find peace once a solution is found. This gives you that chance to rediscover YOU because you are important.

Lord, wouldn’t it be great to have that as a constant counsel and support?

Many people have asked me how I got through the time I was a crime victim, and I will tell them I got through it by applying certain principles I’ve learnt.

Sadly, we usually have to go through adversities to garner the wisdom to survive. Which is really how I personally got into teaching and comedy. Both give the recipient so much while making me feel rewarded when I’ve helped them.

It’s a great feeling to make someone smile.

And next weekend I’m hoping to do more than make someone smile as I return to stand-up at Brighton Fringe.

© CSHQ 2021

It’s a good few hours drive to the South Coast so I’ll see you all back here for a brew after the U.K. Bank Holiday weekend!

But for now, let’s have a chat in the comments below!

2021 · bloggers · comedy · community · education · friday feels · random stuff · weekly · writing

Friday Feels #10

Hello HQ-ers!

Hope you’re all well.

Another mad busy week here at CS HQ with a to-do list as long as your arm, feeling slightly overwhelmed most days to straight out frazzled!

So since we last got together, in case you missed the last post, I’m going to be performing on a Triple-Bill at the Brighton Fringe Festival! So I’ve been working on a set that I’m now refining for stage.

© WTF 2021

It’s been well over a year due to COVID restrictions that I’ve performed live and yes I’m extremely nervous. However, I’m very much looking forward to this experience and a little anxiety is a good motivator sometimes.

I’m back at Uni too, so my head is buried in reading and assignments for the next 2 years.

I also launched the Podcast finally! You can listen here: Intro Episode

While this is going on, I’m still working on Online Learning HQ and it’s impending launch.

Join me for a Virtual Coffee Date on Sunday morning where I’ll go into more detail about this.

Prioritising is hard when there’s so much to say and do, isn’t it?

The kettle will be on, see you on Sunday morning!

2021 · comedy

WTF

© We Three Females

In the sprawling metropolis that is Brighton, three women will defy the odds, and doctors’ orders, to finally meet for the first time in real life.

They will share epic tales of sibling rivalry, near death and the theft of diesel.

Find out if they saved the world, themselves or just one slice of pizza for the next day.

It’s funny, that’s all you need to know.

Lucy Orchard is Welsh, but we still love her. A notorious female truck driver, Lucy still travels the country delivering goods and punchlines.She will regale you with stories from the open road and she’ll even let you into a few secrets.

“Hysterical tales of her glamorous award-winning day job” – G&B Comedy

Women in Live Music Truck Driver of the Year: 2019

Lu Williams the Londoner in the North. Of Italian descent, with a family that won’t stop growing and more comeback fights than Tyson Fury, this woman is a warrior. A proud Gen X-er, she now observes life with hilarious ‘Middle Rage’ treatment.

“Likeable, came far in a few gigs” – Dave Twentyman

Lizzy Lenco isn’t right in the head and she has the MRI to prove it. Play ‘near death bingo’ with a woman who really has made hell wait for her.

“I can’t believe I laughed about Typhoid” Bloke in Northampton

Shows at the Caxton Arms Brighton 

Sat May 29 @ 9:15pm 

Sun May 30 @ 5:30pm

Mon May 31 @ 8pm

About the Acts:

Lizzy parked her car upside down on the A34 and went for an amazing two-week spa holiday at Southampton General Trauma Centre. Due to 12 fractures, 53 stitches and multiple other injuries she was one of the ‘shielded’ during lockdown. Her act pays tribute to the emergency services that saved her life, considers the toxic element of social media and finds humour in the darkest of places.

Lucy is a Welsh comedian and notorious female truck driver, she still travels the country but instead of delivering goods, she now delivers punchlines. She graduated the renowned Amused Moose comedy course, under the tutelage of King of Comedy Markus Birdman and has studied further with the hardest working man in comedy, Scott Bennett, Lucy has performed live throughout the South West, but you are most likely to catch her regularly on her self-produced online shows, ‘The Lucy Show’ and ‘The Kitchen Sink.’ Lockdown has not slowed Lucy’s commitment to practicing her craft, by any means necessary. She has become a regular host at the New Act New Material night at ‘The Drop Comedy Club’ South Bend, Indiana and through web broadcasting has made the whole world her stage.

Lu from a failed suicide attempt, believes she’d been given a second chance so she decided to pursue the lifelong dream of stand-up. Tackling the obstacles of age, society’s beauty standards, stage fright and terrible IBS while juggling Higher Education and Parenting, she began her comedy hustle in Rhyl and has since covered most of the North West of England and North Wales drifting from venue to venue and racking up Fixed Penalty Notices along the way.

© 2021: Press Release

2021 · blogging101 · community · consulting · education · virtual coffee date · weekly · writing

Virtual Coffee Date #5

02.05.21

Hey HQ-ers,

You ever wonder why people do the lame shit that they do?

You ever look back on certain things that happened in school, college, work and ‘think why didn’t I say that?’ after years of thinking up the perfect response or roast?

These usually come to me years after an event while I’m on the loo!

And what makes it worse? When people come with advice AFTER.

Hindsight has 20/20 vision.

Imagine being able to pre-empty potentially disturbing exchanges and situations? How would that affect our self-belief and confidence?

Imagine being able to spot the signs and red flags so you can decide whether to continue with caution or extricate yourself from anything that could cause you harm. How does this make you feel? Tell me, right now here

Imagine being armed with the tools that help you in life…

There are so many things I wish I knew BEFORE. I probably would have still carried on but at least I’d have been more aware, more prepared, more able to take back control of my life.

And while I could have had the chance to be more self-assured I’ve learnt to understand, reflect, learn and cope with all the negative scenarios I’ve experienced.

Now I have a choice…

Either move on and leave it there or pay it forward?

I choose the latter and offer you or anyone you know that can benefit from the opportunity to investigate interpersonal relationship behaviours and shift their mindset. Find out more NOW

Join me again very soon for a virtual coffee date!

Have a great week.

2021 · community · consulting · education · friday feels

Friday Feels #8

Hello HQ-ers,

Well last Friday, I told you all about how I was the victim of a crime a few years ago and through official referral went on two programmes to aid my recovery and mental well-being. And that while I found it brilliant, I found some flaws that didn’t sit right with me.

I’m still working creating my course loosely based on those 2 programmes so it will be LIVE soon!

  • Accessible to all
  • No official referral needed
  • Suitable for all situations not just that specific situation the original training I did pertained to.

My aims are to raise awareness of the impact on each of us within mis-aligned interpersonal relationships and to provide tools that encourage safer and more informed choices in our lives going forward.

For more information, click HERE

Have a fabulous weekend!