Lliana Bird

Onion Talking: Brown, The Boosh And The Book Club

As you’ll know if you’re a regular reader of The Velvet Onion, The Book Club in Shoreditch is hosting a photography exhibition and a series of events in celebration of The Mighty Boosh. Dave Brown, famous for sweating his way through three TV series and two live tours in a hairy [...]

October 8, 2016 // 0 Comments

Weird Science On Your Book Shelf

Some of you will be familiar with the Geek Chic podcasts by Lliana Bird and neuroscientist Dr Jack Lewis (if not, you can read all about it here). Well now the two of them have taken their oddball scientific stories concept and transferred it into book format. The Mice Who Sing For Sex examines [...]

September 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

John Hopkins: Past, Present & Futuristic

John Hopkins formed part of the iconic Ealing Live comedy troupe, who we tend to think of as the artistic core of The Velvet Onion. Since then he’s continued to work with multiple offshoots of the TVO family. Recently, we’ve been focusing on his newest work – his web series [...]

September 14, 2016 // 2 Comments

Birdy & The Boffin

Science is great! It gives your brain a work-out and explains how everything in the world works.  It’s a shame about the boring bits though. Imagine, however, if you could remove all the dull bits and dial up the volume on the really interesting, weird parts of science? Well, imagine no [...]

September 28, 2014 // 1 Comment

A Peek Behind The Fantasy

Some of you will be lucky enough to be seeing Noel Fielding live at the Pleasance Theatre this weekend, as he performs two work-in-progress shows in preparation for his forthcoming UK tour. Anyhows, we reckoned the rest of you might need a bit of cheering up… Here, then – for your [...]

September 27, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Duke In Darkness: Review

A couple of weeks ago we gave you the chance to win a pair of tickets to The Duke in Darkness, a play by Patrick Hamilton, directed by Orlando Wells and produced by Lliana Bird. This week our resident theatre critic, Mog, headed over to the wilds of west London to take a look for herself. [...]

April 20, 2013 // 0 Comments

COMPETITION: Win Tickets To The Duke In Darkness

It’s competition time again at TVO! This time friend of TVO, Lliana Bird, has kindly offered 3 pairs of tickets to our readers to see the play The Duke in Darkness! Many of you will be aware of Birdy’s DJ slots on Xfm, but you may not know that she’s also a theatre producer. Her [...]

April 9, 2013 // 2 Comments