The Little Show Off – Christmas Bonanza at The Hub
15 December 2009 - Impact Hub

Christmas parties usually scare me – forced fun, biting cold and bad music. Last Thursday though the Hub surpasssed itself. The Little Show Off is guaranteed fun – part cabaret, part talent show, part marketplace. We have a  fair share of characters and the space here is perfect. What a way to celebrate the end of the year…
I found myself standing in a crowd of 100, swaying to ‘Looking for Freedom’ by David Hasselhoff, throwing paper aeroplanes with the Hoff’s face over a fake Berlin wall led by Adam Taffler – bewigged, bespectacled and be-Germanised as the uberHoff-fan. Later our own Nils Toedtmann (below) introduced us all to Schrodinger’s Wave Theory,  in a home-made suit fit for Where the Wild Things Are. I understand that protons are wild things, and that Nils is very funny.

This is how you do quantum mechanics

This is how you do quantum mechanics


There were performance poets, singer-songwriters, dancers and games, as well as a Christmas market selling everything from fresh mistletoe to spiced pimms, jewellery to sheepskin rugs. Lucy Baker from the Fun Fed put the thing together in aid of SOKO Kenya and the Big C Cycle ride – four intrepid cyclists (including  our Holly and Rachel) raising more than £14,000 for four cancer charities (Marie Curie Cancer Care, Ovarian Cancer Action, the Lymphoma Association and Children with Leukemia). The event raised more than £1700, a thoroughly good show (off).