No Direction Home – There’s funny business happening in Sittingbourne this October!

Nour-Ani Sissrerian performing in London with No Direction Home / Counterpoints Arts

Want to try stand-up comedy?
No Direction Home is a stand-up programme that’s new to Kent.

Ideas Test are helping Counterpoints Arts bring this unique workshop course for aspiring comics from refugee and migrant backgrounds to Swale this October.

Tom Green from Counterpoints Arts said;

“It’s amazing how quickly people can get the hang of stand-up comedy and it’s so much fun doing it as a group. Comedy and laughter seems to connect us all, whatever our backgrounds.”


About No Direction Home

The No Direction Home project started in Autumn 2018 in London with Camden People’s Theatre & Counterpoints Arts.

It’s London gigs featured guest headliners from TV including Nish Kumar and Joel Dommett.


No Direction Home: Sittingbourne

The three workshops run at The Ypres Tavern, at West Street in Sittingbourne on the following dates

No Direction Home – Workshop #1 October 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
No Direction Home – Workshop #2 October 12 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
No Direction Home – Workshop #3 October 13 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The new comedians will then take to the stage of The Ypres Tavern, supported by special guests, on Sunday 13th October from 7.30pm for an exclusive debut show.

To take part email Sarah at, or Tom at Counterpoints Arts at

No Direction Home: Gravesend

Our Swale Fusion Festival friends Cohesion Plus have also run No Direction Home workshops in Gravesham this month.

This culminates in a special comedy gig alongside more experienced comics at The Woodville in Gravesend on Wednesday 9th October.

Join them for more laughs from their talented team booking your seat at The Woodville website.


About No Direction Home

No Direction Home is part of Platforma 5, an arts festival that happens every 2 years.

It’s by, with and about refugees and migration is produced by Counterpoints Arts and brings together artists, organisations, funders and others for discussions, workshops and the chance to share how they work and showcase new projects.

The 5th Platforma festival is taking place across Kent & Medway this October.

For more information visit the Platforma website.