Josie Long and Joff Winterhart

Image Credit: Giles Smith

Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA

01179 172300

Thursday 30 November 2017
7pm - 8.30pm
Opening Hours: 11am - 6pm
Admission Fee: £8/£6
Booking essential
Via the website or over the phone

We are delighted to host an evening with Josie Long and Joff Winterhart. They will both talk about their recent work, including Joff's book Driving Short Distances, creating a springboard to explore a wide range of themes and ideas, from masculinity and drawing to politics and hopefulness. Join us, it will be fun.


Josie Long is a one off. Often described as a unique voice in comedy, she is one of the most respected comedians of her generation. She started stand-up at 14, winning the BBC New Comedy Award and coming 2nd in So You Think You're Funny at 17. Josie's eighth solo stand-up show, Something Better, started in full swing in September last year with a sell-out two week run at the Soho Theatre, London followed by an exciting round of sell-out shows in New York. In 2017, Josie has continued her success on the road to tour nationwide, culminating in a sold-out show at Duchess Theatre, London. Winning her rave reviews, Something Better is a comical and positive narrative on Brexit and the tribulations of the Labour party. Wittily combining the political and the personal, Josie has created another comedic gem.

Joff Winterhart is an illustrator and film-maker and plays drums in his band, Bucky. He lives in Bristol, where he walks his greyhound, Peep-Peep. He is the author of Days of the Bagnold Summer, which was shortlisted for the 2012 Costa Award for Best Novel. His most recent book, Driving Short Distances, was released to rave reviews: "Masterpiece is an overused word in reviews and ordinarily I avoid it with much the same determination as Keith tries to avoid getting crumbs on his work trousers. In this case, however, it is the only one that will do." The Guardian ; "In Driving Short Distances Joff Winterhart has created an unforgettable central player, Keith Nutt, who deserves to join Keith Talent in the short but potent list of great British literary Keiths. He is an unforgettable character, beautifully drawn and exquisitely written, and he confirms Winterhart as one of the most talented graphic novelists in the UK." Zadie Smith

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