The festival's finest comedians and musicians, doing something rather different from their normal shows in a relaxed cabaret bar setting.

Artisan Trio - Distorted jazz breaks with a dash of sampling, set against cutting-edge animation. Groove-based jazz meets electronica. 6, 11, 14, 25 August.

Barb Jungr's Café Prague - European cabaret club hosted by the"world class vocalist" Telegraph and with guest voices including David Benson. 21, 24, 27 August.

Carl-Einar Häckner - Maverick, magical, musical Swedish comedian reprises last year's favourites and premieres material new to the UK. 7, 13, 19, 22 August

Graffiti Classics - More like a rock gig than a classical concert. The stand-up string quartet let rip in a way not appropriate in their family-friendly 5.30pm show. 9, 12, 15, 18 August

The Joy of Wine - The Black Sheep's sell-out hit of 2004, compelte with free wine and brief male nudity. Directed by Cal McCrystal. 8, 20, 26 August