Comedy Night At Backhaus&Co – COVENTRY

Dearest reader,

I have been dabbling in all sorts of Dark Arts this year!

If you read my last post you’ll have figured out I am from the City of Coventry. While my home city if full of history for many years it lacked culture.

One year our city filled itself with a vast variety of students which means Coventry had to up its game to cater to its new residents.

This bought out the introduction of Fargo Village!

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FarGo is an artistically repurposed industrial space in Coventry City Centre, designed exclusively for creative, independent businesses and like-minded visitors.

When I say I have been dabbling in all sorts of Dark Arts this year I really mean to say I have been pushing myself out there ALOT! I have been leaving my comfort zone to enter spaces I never thought I would!

I recently got invited to blog an open comedy night at Backhaus&Co in Fargo Village!

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I grabbed the opportunity with both hands as a chance to network and meet other bloggers. Most importantly to check out a cool and quirky venue whilst being entertained by talented comedians!

Backhaus&Co are a small family run bakery and cafe based in the centre of Fargo Village! They serve freshly prepared food & baked goods which they serve with the coffee sourced locally!

You can find a menu published weekly on their Facebook page!

BACKHAUSE&CO – FACEBOOK

The establishment is hoping to open up its floor to live musicians and comedians. They also host film nights! I absolutely love that public spaces likes this are opening up for artists especially in Coventry! As an artist myself whether that be my paintings or my poetry Coventry suffers from a lack of safe places for artists to express their passions and Backhaus&Co are really opening up the doors for us!

One of the events Backhaus&Co will be hosting is monthly comedy nights on a Tuesday which is the event I was invited to blog!

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I walked into a river of people huddled around a lit up stage waiting for the first act to grace the stage.

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A long queue of customers stood at the counter ordering up the coffees eagerly waiting to be served so that they can then grab some good seats! We then waited for the first act to the grace the floor!

They managed to squeeze a couple of laughs out of me – my sister however isn’t very easily amused so she sat with a straight face on her the whole time.

I however enjoyed the acts and think its SO courageous of anyone to get up in front of people to perform their passions. The thought of it scares the living daylights out of me so shout out to the bravery of all the acts that night!

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Backhaus&Co is the perfect venue for students to escape the bitter cold and find a warm spot to chill out and drink some coffee! When I was student I would have killed for a spot like this to come and study! It definitely makes a change from the library!

Make sure to check out Backhaus&Co if you’re passing Fargo Village! Even if you wanted to spend 5 minutes there I can promise you’ll end up uncovering gem after gem in the small area you’ll end up being there for hours!

What are some the quirkiest places in your home city?

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42 Comments

  1. Mary
    February 9, 2018 / 12:52 pm

    I love Fargo Village it’s definitely the most cultural side to Coventry! I’ll have to check out Backhaus&Co!

  2. February 9, 2018 / 1:02 pm

    Oo I’ve not been this area of Coventry before, despite visiting lots! I must check it out, as Backhaus&Co looks like a fun place to visit 🙂

  3. February 9, 2018 / 1:04 pm

    I must admit that I have never been to Coventry and it is only about an hour away from me, I must try and go there and do some exploring. Fargo Village sounds and looks amazing and definitely somewhere my son would love to hang out.

  4. February 9, 2018 / 1:14 pm

    I couldn’t imagine having the courage to stand up at an open mic night so hats off to anyone that does. Sounds like you enjoyed yourself!

  5. February 9, 2018 / 2:55 pm

    It looks very cool and trendy. I have not been to Coventry for a long time and I remember it having a nice city centre.

  6. February 9, 2018 / 3:19 pm

    How funky does this look!! I love the industrial interiors and I dont mind a little bit of comedy too. I bet it was a good giggle x

  7. February 9, 2018 / 10:25 pm

    Sounds like you had a great time! I haven’t been to a comedy night in years – I might have to try an organise a night out! x

  8. Jasmin N
    February 9, 2018 / 11:03 pm

    Looks & sounds amazing! Wow. Also it seems like you had a great time out there too 🙂

  9. February 10, 2018 / 8:41 am

    My other half loves stand up comedy so this would be right up his street. The venue looks great and very on trend.

  10. February 10, 2018 / 9:03 am

    That look so interesting and fun! The place is cool, perfect for this kind of art. Never been to Coventry, I would love to visit this city and everything around.

  11. February 10, 2018 / 9:03 am

    Wow looks like a great place to explore and major props to anyone who has the courage to get up and put themselves out there like that.

  12. February 10, 2018 / 10:27 am

    Coventry, I have never heard of this city until I read your post about it. This is so nice to discover great places in great cities thanks to blogging 🙂

  13. February 10, 2018 / 1:25 pm

    Looks quite a cozy place! I’ll check out their menus!

  14. February 10, 2018 / 3:08 pm

    Love the look of this place. Will check it out when next I am in the area.

  15. February 10, 2018 / 6:09 pm

    I LOVE that your city designed a space specifically for creative/independent businesses! What a cool way to encourage those types of enterprises to thrive. And it seems like the event you attended was a lot of fun, too!

  16. February 11, 2018 / 8:39 am

    This sounds like a great way to repurpose an area. So many industrial buildings and area just go to waste. Glad you enjoyed the comedy night too.

  17. February 11, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    That looks like it has so much charm! That would definitely be a place I’d want to hang out! Thanks for sharing!

  18. February 12, 2018 / 8:30 am

    I would love to got to a local comedy night, although my friend runs one and put me off a bit by getting me up on stage at the last one

  19. February 13, 2018 / 10:55 am

    I’d have loved a space like that whilst I was a student too. I am quite easily amused so I probably would have been chuckling away. It really does take a lot of courage… I couldn’t do it!

  20. February 13, 2018 / 12:05 pm

    I love this! What a fantastic idea and it works so well – reminds me of the Northern Quarter in Manchester. Glad you had a good night, always good to get out of your comfort zone! Sim x

  21. February 13, 2018 / 12:39 pm

    Looks like a fab evening out. I honestly can’t imagine getting up in front of people during an open mic night. I’d freeze up!

  22. February 13, 2018 / 2:37 pm

    This looks like such a cool place to hang out! Plus the promise of a comedy night and coffee is brilliant.

  23. Jayne Magee
    February 13, 2018 / 6:38 pm

    As 2 oldies in our 50’s who love comedy I booked 2 tickets to the 1st comedy night at Bachaus. Apart from my partner feeling cold we really enjoyed it. Great venue lots atmosphere and great coffee cake and vino if you preferred alcohol. I will definitely be booking for the next comedy night!

  24. February 13, 2018 / 8:33 pm

    This seems like a good “night out” spot. The energy seems nice and who doesn’t love a comedy night?

  25. February 13, 2018 / 9:28 pm

    Wow this place looks amazing. I wish they would bring it to Cornwall. I love the style of it and there are never any comedy nights or film nights or anything like this near us. It looks like a fab place! x

  26. February 13, 2018 / 11:26 pm

    Naturally as a street art enthusiast I am absolutely living for the cafe’s decor but I also admire the bravado of the comedians. It takes great guts to speak out. Great that you are pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone as well.

  27. February 14, 2018 / 9:35 am

    Seems like a trendy spot for a good night out! Looks like a fun time!

  28. February 14, 2018 / 9:55 am

    Haven’t been to a comedy night yet, it’s sounds like super fun and I bet you enjoyed your evening! The place looks awesome!

  29. February 14, 2018 / 9:56 am

    This sounds Great! Coventry isn’t far from me (I’m Leicester) in a few months when I can may be get some child free time we may have to head to Coventry! X #bloggerclubuk

  30. February 14, 2018 / 11:31 am

    I love how interesting the design of this place is. This is really cool

  31. February 14, 2018 / 4:56 pm

    I agree that it is courageous of anyone to get up in front of people to perform their passions. In LA I went to a Birthday party at the Jumbo Clown Room. It was totally quirky spot for sure. Jumbo’s is an LA staple! Its so much fun! You got to go with an open mind. It is a gogo bar so there is no nudity. Way different than the BackHaus, but a fun experience.

  32. Sondra Barker
    February 14, 2018 / 5:49 pm

    THis looks like such a fun night!

  33. February 14, 2018 / 7:20 pm

    This looks like a really neat place to be. I love the decor, it’s super cool looking. I am glad that you are pushing yourself out of your comfort zone.

  34. February 14, 2018 / 8:06 pm

    This venue has such an awesome vibe. I’d love to check out Coventry .. in the near future hopefully! 🙂

  35. February 14, 2018 / 9:51 pm

    Spaces like this are great, somewhere cool to hang out together.

  36. Bobbi
    February 14, 2018 / 11:45 pm

    This sounds like it would be such a great time. I would love to go somewhere this cool!

  37. Kiwi
    February 15, 2018 / 12:09 am

    The decor looks really eclectic. Glad you had a good time here!

  38. February 15, 2018 / 2:56 pm

    Oh, this looks like so much fun! When I loved in Atlanta, we went to the comedy club all the time!

  39. February 15, 2018 / 11:38 pm

    Wow what a fun trendy spot! I love the artsy feel it has with the live entertainment. It reminds me of a place we have near us that has that chill vibe we like.

  40. February 16, 2018 / 3:40 am

    Yeah, I love a good comedy night! The place looks so unique but homey. This seems like such a fun time, thanks for sharing.

  41. February 16, 2018 / 2:44 pm

    I really like this place. I love that industrial design.

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