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Quiz night at Katie O’Shea’s

Pub quizzes are up there with cake and circuses for the western masses, and an object of considerable curiosity for our host peoples. Katie O’ Shea’s, just between Prospect Mira Metro and the American medical centre (sic), hosts one of the best. Approximately every other winter Wednesday evening, keen teams contest four rounds of cunning questions, aided by well filled glasses and a good feed kindly offered by thine hosts. Quizmeister Extraordinaire Sandy Higgs sets a mean mix of questions. Expect the unexpected, on a phenomenal variety of topics, from the commonplace to the exquisitely arcane. The only Semitic language in the EU? African countries beginning with G? Identify all Iran’s neighbours? Chad is the answer, what on earth is the question? What was the last black and white film to win an Oscar? There is something for everyone. But when getting your team (of 4) together, make sure you have a musician or two: the keynote of Sandy’s quizzes is his musical knowledge and repertoire. Everyone has to rack their brains to dig out the missing lyric or see the snatch of tune through to a pattern. An agreeably testing evening is assured. But no matter how weird or wacky your chosen team name, it won’t be as daft or cringeworthy as some of the regulars’. Enjoy! Next quiz nights: 29 February and 14 March. See you there.

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