On Friday 5th May Comedy returns to Upperthong Village Hall (UVH) for the sixth Laugh-A-Thong and, once again, we have secured another four fantastic acts, three of them performing in Upperthong for the very first time.
Our compere for the evening is a familiar face Pete Otway. He went down a storm @ the UVH when he supported Justin in January. He will introduce three great professional stand-up comedians.
Headlining the show will be Newcastle’s Gavin Webster. He is now best known to the world for his portrayal of ‘Joe’ in Ken Loach’s 2016 BAFTA winning film I, Daniel Blake. Gavin is also a vastly experienced comedian famed and respected by his peers for his uncompromising and unusual approach, hard edged routines, quick-fire pastiche pieces, moronic jokes and sardonic songs. Gavin’s contributions to stand up over the last twenty years were recognised when he was voted Best Live Stand Up by fellow comedians and promoters in the 2014 UK Comedy Awards and we’re looking forward to his Upperthong debut.
He will be ably supported by Musical comedian Mitch Benn (a star of Radio 4) & Bolton’s aspiring comedian Chris Kehoe.
Further details of the acts can be found on www.iwantacomedynight.com/upperthong-comedy-night
The tickets are now on sale for £12.50 from the email/phone number below (postal delivery is available). We have also been dragged screaming into the new millennium. Online tickets are available from www.wegottickets.com/event/399333. Payment can also be made by Paypal to the email address below.
Capacity is limited to a 100 & strictly on a first come, first served basis. The previous 3 Laugh-a-Thongs have all sold out so it is strongly recommended that you secure your tickets asap.
Doors open at 6.30pm before the show starts at around 8pm
This will be a fantastic event, we hope you can join us. Come and have a great night & help raise funds to support the village hall.
The Upperthong Village Hall is a special place where many of us come together to celebrate birthday parties, christenings, comedy nights, pantos, discos, bands and a plethora of local groups (Brownies, Yoga, Art….)
The Village Hall needs a fresh intake of committee members or we face the likely reality of not having a thriving village hall at the heart of our community.
Just like our homes, the Village Hall costs money to stay open. Heating, insurance, maintenance and other bills need to be paid. The Village Hall committee organise events to raise money to keep the hall open.
We also organise the Upperthong Big Thong Ender mainly to bring the community together to celebrate the wonderful place in which we live. Surprisingly, it doesn’t make a great deal of money !!!.
Unfortunately, we have had to cancel the traditional Sunday activities (aka the Gala) for 2016 as we do not have enough helpers to organise the event, man the many stalls and do the other 101 jobs that are required.
We had a successful recruitment drive 3 years ago. But for a variety of personal and family reasons (and with heavy hearts) a few committee members have had to move on.
Our regular monthly meetings are informal and lighthearted. We are certainly not dullards, we like a laugh and have one.
Interested?? Come to the AGM and sign up…..
A G M
Wednesday 21st October. 8PM.
The more people who volunteer and help the less we all have to do. Please support your community and give a little back by joining the Village Hall committee.
Upperthong Village Hall
Needs helpers, large or small.
Without help nowt will occur,
The hall too could be gone in a year.
Sorry there’s no gala next year,
Too few hands to organise the beer.
If more Upperthong folk could provide a hand,
You may again hear the gala band.
Upperthong Village could lose its hall,
Painful like Jagger splitting with Jerry Hall.
Life without a hall at the heart,
Means no home for the brownies for a start.
No place to party, see a pantomime,
No Christmas Carols, no bell will chime.
No place for UNDO to vent their dismay,
No place for toddlers to come, meet and play.
If only locals could give some time,
Our village hall would be fine.
Just some more hands to keep it for years.
Our meetings are fun as we drink a few beers.
Come and join us at our AGM,
Or the hall could close and never open again.