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Here is a selection of photos from the 15th edition of Slapstick Festival taken by our regular photographers, Paul Lippiatt and David Betteridge. Check out more work by Paul and David at their websites, which can be found here (for Paul) and here (for David).

More photos from Slapstick 2019 can be found on our social media channels. We are on Facebook as SlapstickFestival, and on both Twitter and Instagram as @SlapstickFest.

Judging by audience feedback we’d say that his year’s highlights included our first ever trip to Bristol Cathedral, the centrepiece of which was Harold Lloyd’s classic feature For Heaven’s Sake (1928), the screening of Buster Keaton‘s Battling Buster (1926) at Watershed and Little & Large‘s emotional reunion at Bristol Old Vic. Oh, and let’s not forget The Goodies who, year in year out, return to Slapstick to huge acclaim!

Don’t forget also that Slapstick Festival returns this year for one day only next month! We’ll be at The Hippodrome on 10th Feb for two shows, a matinee show specially created for the younger audience with popular children’s TV presenter Andy Day and our near legendary silent comedy gala in the evening, hosted by Marcus Brigstocke and featuring Charlie Chaplin‘s Modern Times (1936) accompanied live by a 40-piece orchestra!

More info about Slapstick Sunday with Andy Day.

More info about Slapstick Silent Comedy Gala.

The Bristol Cathedral audience awaits the start of For Heaven’s Sake. © Paul Lippiatt.
Robin Ince Introduces a shorts at Bristol Cathedral. © Paul Lippiatt.
Dr Mathew Sweet interviewing Syd Little and Eddie Large. © Paul Lippiatt.
Dr Matthew Sweet, Eddie Large, Syd Little and Slapstick Director Chris Daniels. © David Betteridge.
Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie and Richard Herring. © David Betteridge.
Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie and Richard Herring. © David Betteridge.
One of the Inbetweeners’ creators/writers Damon Beesley, actor Joe Thomas and Richard Herring. © David Betteridge.
Tim Vine and Richard Herring. © David Betteridge.
Jimmy Cricket Live. © David Betteridge.

Some more photos, all © David Betteridge…

Some more photos © Paul Lippiatt…