My Weekend: Luke Smith

Luke Smith
Luke Smith
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Luke Smith, 26, is a box office assistant at The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, Havant.

It was at the centre that Luke discovered a passion for comedy after attending one of the stand-up comedy nights held there.

Luke now performs stand-up comedy himself and had his first set at The Spring earlier this year.

When did you last go away and where did you go?

The last holiday I had was when I went to Denmark in May this year. I went to visit an old friend of mine who lives in a small town called Billund. He actually works at Legoland there which is great as it’s an amazing place to go and he was able to get me in for free which was even better! Some of the bigger towns I visited had a lot of historical aspects to them, which kept me very entertained. History is something I have a passion for, so it was great to see towns that have pretty much been kept in their natural state.

What was the last theatre show you saw?

It was The Foreigner performed by Dynamo Youth Theatre. It was the annual sixth form show which is always a bit different as the cast is much smaller. The production was very funny but also very dark. I go and see Dynamo often as I was a member for seven years so it is always nice to go and see all of the old faces.

What was the last gig/concert you went to?

The last gig I went to was Airbourne at the Wedgewood Rooms in Southsea. I went with a group of friends who I hadn’t seen for a while so it was a bit of a catch-up session too. It was a fantastic atmosphere for such a small venue. The band were on top form and I would expect nothing less from them as they always deliver a good show. You always know it was a good gig when afterwards you can barely talk from all the singing and you still have that ringing sound in your ears from the music.

What’s your favourite way to relax?

I have a few things I enjoy doing – they include doing radio shows on two different stations , Metal Nation Radio and Radio Fusion. This is really good fun and I get to speak to guests and listeners who often have similar interests to me. It’s always nice to have a bond with your listeners and from my shows I’ve made many friends. I also like going to comedy nights where I get a lot of inspiration for my own stand-up sets and, of course, have a good laugh.

What about a day trip further afield?

A good day trip for me would be going to Brighton or Camden in London. I like going shopping and these places offer such a diversity with lots of interesting shops.In Brighton I like looking in The Lanes because the shops are so different to the mainstream. You can also find some bargains which is an added bonus. The two cities, London and Brighton, also have, in my opinion, some of the best music venues in the country.