Winter Warmers: The People’s Comedy

Winter Warmers: An Alternative 12 days of Christmas
Friday 26th November
Arts Mansion, Ashton Court Estate, BS41 9JN

Arts Mansion presents: Winter Warmers, an alternative twelve days of Christmas – 12 evenings of entertainment featuring wide ranging eclectic acts to help you shake off the winter blues and keep you warm this winter.

On the first day of Christmas, Arts Mansion presents The Peoples Comedy night.

Join us for a The People’s Comedy night featuring Jessie Johnson, Julia Stanton and Eva Bindeman plus others soon to be announced.. The People’s Comedy was launched in Stoke Croft, Bristol in 2018 with the aim of combatting a stand-up culture of acts not being paid for their craft, as well as platforming a socio-political comedy (something with a bit of a message/meaning behind it).


Your compere for the night is Fella – Fella is like a Catherine wheel that’s been let off in a tent. Or as Chortle would say, ‘she’s living proof of the power of energy, enthusiasm and charisma in comedy’.

Olga Koch:
Olga Koch is “Star of Mock The Week, QI, Late Night Mash & Richard Osman’s House of Games, Olga Koch does stand-up comedy onstage and creates cathartic performance art in the privacy of her own home. She was nominated for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2018 and for Best Show at Leicester Comedy Festival in 2020. She’s adapted her show Fight for Radio 4 in 2019 and she’s currently working on a TV adaptation for FX in the US.

Jessie Johnson:
Bath new act semi-finalist Jessie Johnson has been bringing top quality content across the UK for several years now. Expect japes, jokes, and jocular hilarities from one of Newport’s finest.

“her witty response and good use of comic timing put everyone in high spirits” – get the chance Wales
“[Performances] executed and delivered with conviction and creativity” -the state of the arts
“boundless energy” – Broadway Baby

Julia Stenton:
Oversharing oddball Julia Stenton talks property, puberty and power. Unexpected, witty and engaging Julia’s vivid imagery and acerbic storytelling will take you there. Funny women semi finalist 2019 and Stand Up for Cider finalist 2020 and host of comedy @thecraftyegg

Eva Bindeman:
Eva Bindeman is a Bristol-based comedian with a warm and whip-smart sense of humour. 2019 saw her reach Funny Women and So You Think You’re Funny semi finals, and 2021 has already seen her first solo show at Brighton Fringe. Eva, along side everyone else, thinks the less we say about 2020 the better.

Kitty Speed:
Kitty Speed’s warmhearted comedy is full of joyful tales and earnest observations delivered in a relaxed anecdotal style. Winner of Yellow Comedy New Comedian 2019. “Oxford’s sweetest of hearts” – A Club If You’d Like to Go “Up and coming Oxford favourite” – Chappers Comedy

7.30pm – 11pm
Arrival Info:
Address: Ashton Court Mansion, Ashton Court Estate, Long Ashton BS41 9JN
About: The Arts Mansion (Ashton Court) is now an inclusive multi-use arts venue for Bristol and North Somerset facilitating art, theatre, performance and community activities in Ashton Court.
How to get there:
Directions to Ashton Court Estate (North Somerset) with public transport – The following transport lines have routes that pass near Ashton Court Estate:
Bus: X3a, X3, X4 leaves from Bristol city centre (opposite The Hippodrome) every 11 minutes, Last buses return at 10.22pm and 11.22pm link to times here. Once you are dropped off at Clifton Lodge it is a 5-10 minute walk up to Ashton Court Estate. To find out about the latest on the roads and get comprehensive travel directions by public transport please visit

There are free car parking spaces at the Mansion House car park: including 10 disabled parking bays. Please car share, use public transport, taxi and cycle wherever possible as car park spaces in the main car park are limited. There are overspill car park options nearby which will require a 5-10 minute walk up to the estate. Please arrive in plenty of time as there is another event on until 8.30pm and it may take take a little more time getting here and finding a car parking space as there is another event running at the same time.

Taxi pick up and drop off point is in front of the Ashton Court Cafe area. Once you arrive you will be directed to the right hand side of the building and walk through part of the Light Up Trail and will be guided to the West Lawn Entrance (opposite side to the cafe).

Bristol Light Up Event – There is another outdoor Light Up Bristol event happening in the grounds of the estate between 4-8.30pm from 19th-24th December. Please note there will be stewards checking tickets when you enter the estate. Please show proof of your tickets and they will guide you to a car park space and the entrance of the Mansion as here is will be a one way pedestrian system in place.

Disabled access – There is disabled access to the Mansion through the West Lawn entrance. Please inform us if you require assistance, if you are coming with a support/ carer they do not require a separate ticket. Please let us know if you have any access requirements prior to your visit with us.