About The Bavard Bar

Based on a variety of talking events (think TED talks meets The Moth), the Bavard Bar (from ‘bavarder' meaning 'to chat’ in French) is a place for people to come together, connect and share their passions.
On the 1st Thursday of every month at Printers Playhouse in Eastbourne, and the 3rd Wednesday of every month at the Kino-teatr in St Leonards, three ‘regular’ people take the stage and speak for about 15 minutes each on something they love. Funny or sad, ordinary or extraordinary, talks at the Bavard Bar have ranged from Autism to the Spartans, the Interpretation of Dreams to Luxembourg, the Art of Flirting to the first Emperor of the USA (true story). And after each speaker there is time for questions, interaction and drinking.
Speakers are booked in advance, and neither the speakers nor their passions are revealed until the night. So you never know what you’re going to get until you come along.
Plus there are wild cards on the night, including the ‘KP Lite’ challenge (6 mystery slides, 1 1/2 minutes) and a bit of ‘Oojah Kappivvy’ (think WILTY meets Call my Bluff). But unlike a standard comedy night, feel free to sit in the front row if you wish (or anywhere) as you will never be picked on.
David Bramwell, author, broadcaster, and host of Brighton’s Catalyst Club recently gave a brilliant talk at the Bavard Bar entitled ‘The world’s worst orchestra’. After speaking, David said to Tim Crook, the genial host and compere of the Bavard Bar: “You’ve set up something really magical…I had a great time.”
Let’s celebrate each other. We are all wonderful and expert in our own unique, fabulous and brilliant ways. Come and join the growing BBC (Bavard Bar Club). You never know what you might hear. Or who you might meet…


Come and listen and be inspired. Come and speak and be inspiring.