Alice Lowe

This Woman’s Work: The Career Of Kate Bush

Noel Fielding’s recent performance of Kate Bush’s ‘Wuthering Heights’ on Let’s Dance…For Comic Relief has sparked interest in the singer from a new generation of Boosh fans.  Tonight Noel will once again be donning his Kate wig and red dress for the grand final, [...]

March 12, 2011 // 4 Comments

Kazoo’s And Quizzes For Red Nose Day

Noel Fielding is not the only member of the Booshniverse doing their bit for Comic Relief. Radio 3 is having a special Kazoo concert at the Royal Albert Hall on Monday 14 March 2011 at 7.30pm. Among those taking part are Alice Lowe, James Bachman, Chris O’Dowd, Katy Wix and Nathan Barley star [...]

March 3, 2011 // 0 Comments

Alice’s Wunderland

Alice Lowe is set to make a pilot episode for BBC Radio 4 this Spring. The show, entitled Alice’s Wunderland, will air on April 23rd at 11:30pm. Ms Lowe is currently in the midst of getting the show off the ground, but promised us more news soon – hopefully including a couple of guest [...]

February 26, 2011 // 0 Comments

The Velvet Onion 2011 Calendar

The Velvet Onion is proud to bring you its own 2011 calendar! In lieu of an official Boosh calendar on sale this year, we decided it’d be a great idea to offer up an alternative to that rubbish one your nan got you, and make a fully fledged 12-month calendar for you to download, print off and [...]

December 30, 2010 // 7 Comments

This Christmastime

An all-star cast has assembled to provide the final Jackal Film of 2010. Mooted to be a long-lost Christmas single from 1983, the short, directed as ever by Jacqueline Wright, sees the return of Alice Lowe‘s Toyah-parody Val Hallah, alongside Waen Shepherd‘s very own Gary Le Strange. [...]

December 30, 2010 // 5 Comments

…And A Partridge In A Pear Tree!

Steve Coogan‘s 2008 live tour comes to Channel 4 on Boxing Day. The tour, given the unwieldy name of Steve Coogan As Alan Partridge And Other Less Successful Characters roamed across the UK two years ago, and featured the likes of Alice Lowe and Steve Oram in supporting roles. On the tour [...]

December 19, 2010 // 0 Comments

Pebbles

A brand new Jackal Film has appeared online, and its more than worth the wait. Featuring Alice Lowe and fellow Ealing Live allumni Richard Glover, it sees the team of Alice & Jacqueline Wright branch out into animation, with ridiculously silly results.  It’s an existential look into [...]

December 2, 2010 // 0 Comments

The Musical Styling’s Of James Cook

It seems that the Booshniverse is ever expanding, always with new or old talent to discover. Another gentleman who The Velvet Onion has yet to mention until now is James Cook a.k.a Nemo! For those of you that are unfamiliar with Cook, he was the Front man and writer for Indie-electro band Nemo [...]

November 11, 2010 // 1 Comment

See The Jackal

Two new opportunities to attend public screenings of the Jackal Films project have been announced. The first takes place on Saturday, November 20th at the UnderWire Festival between 5pm & 8pm. The event, which is in aid of Amnesty International, is at The Human Rights Action Centre at New Inn [...]

November 9, 2010 // 0 Comments

Fireworks At Fulchfest

Saturday night saw Rich Fulcher tackle not one, but two live appointments in North London. Hot on the heels of his appearance with The Mighty Boosh Band, Fulcher also headlined the second ever Fulchfest at The Bull & Gate, Kentish Town.  A number of TVO’s Velveteers were on hand to [...]

November 9, 2010 // 5 Comments

Countdown To The Big Boosh Weekend!

It’s almost time for the double-pronged Booshdom attack on North London this Saturday night, with The Boosh Band supporting Dweezil Zappa at Camden Roundhouse, and Rich Fulcher leading a bevy of TVO favourites at a special edition of Fulchfest at The Cow & Gate, Kentish Town. We’ve [...]

November 3, 2010 // 3 Comments

Brethren

The latest Jackal Film from Alice Lowe and Jacqueline Wright is now online. No month is complete without a short from the duo, and their latest, Brethren, is a Halloween special co-starring Sharon Horgan [Pulling, Monkey Dust and the voice of Lifespam!] and Steven Evans [Nighty Night, Hyperdrive [...]

October 31, 2010 // 3 Comments

My Old Baby

The latest Jackal Film from Alice Lowe and Jacqueline Wright is now online. Normally, at this point, we’d give you a bit of analysis – but today we need to say just five words: New Lifespam featuring Rich Fulcher. Also featuring the wonderful Sarah Kendall of Beehive fame, and the voice [...]

September 30, 2010 // 3 Comments

A Double Dose Of Booshniverse On BBC2

These days, as television stations face the harsh realities of the credit crunch, we seem to be seeing less and less of our favourite faces on the box.  Surrealistic, uncompromising comedy has no place in an environment which simply has to play it safe. How pleasing then, to be able to inform you [...]

September 26, 2010 // 0 Comments

Man Was Built But From Clay

Details of the latest Jackal Film are being made public at last – and there are two surprise special guests in the latest work from Alice Lowe & Jacqueline Wright. First up is the arrival of stand-up comic and actress Sarah Kendall.  The Australian funny lady previously appeared with [...]

September 19, 2010 // 4 Comments

Onion On Site: Jackal Films Q&A

Last week, the creators of Jackal Films, Alice Lowe and Jacqueline Wright, opened the first night of the Film Directing For Women festival at The Lost Theatre, Stockwell. Members of The Velvet Onion crew were on hand to witness the screening of several Jackal classics and a Q&A with the dynamic [...]

September 13, 2010 // 3 Comments

Celeberama!

The latest Jackal Film has been released online and features a very special guest star in the shape of Look Around You and Timewaster Diaries legend Robert Popper. Entitled Celeberama!, its a deliberately lo-key affair purporting to be the home-made ‘web-show’ of two hapless creations, [...]

August 31, 2010 // 1 Comment

The Last Summer On Earth

The Velvet Onion has learnt of a very exciting new project hopefully coming your way in the near future – The Last Summer On Earth. Written by the sublime double-act of Steve Oram and Tom Meeten – whom many of you will know from their previous short films and live shows together, as [...]

July 31, 2010 // 2 Comments

Green Man

Just in the nick of time once again, the mighty Jackal Films duo of Alice Lowe and Jacqueline Wright have returned with their monthly comedy short… and this time, its a fully fledged, HD music video! Entitled Green Man, it’s another corking pastiche of 80s classics, with a heavy dosage [...]

July 31, 2010 // 0 Comments

Onion Talking: Jackal Films

Those of you who have been following The Velvet Onion these past six months will need no introduction to the work of Jackal Films.  Former star of Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, Alice Lowe has teamed up with her regular collaborator Jacqueline Wright to create a series of comedy shorts, once a [...]

July 26, 2010 // 3 Comments