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Evening of fun – with a special message 150 150 mhamer

Evening of fun – with a special message

“A light-hearted evening of fun that will get you rolling in the aisles…but with a special message of God’s love and laughter-medicine right at its heart.”

That write-up set the scene for famous comedian Jimmy Cricket’s show at the Ruskington Methodist Church in the village of Ruskington, just outside Sleaford in Lincolnshire, last Friday (16 November).

An Evening With Jimmy Cricket was organised as an outreach event – such activities provide services to populations who might not otherwise have access to those opportunities – and was well attended.

The Irish funnyman was joined on stage by his compere for such events, Chris Gidney,  who runs his own production company called That’s Entertainment Productions.Jimmy Cricket appeared at the Ruskington Methodist Church

His company is involved in producing several pantomimes over the forthcoming Christmas season, including for the Medina Theatre in Newport on the Isle of Wight.

Jimmy said: “I would especially like to thank the organisers of the event – Bob Potter, Colin Porter and Roy Carter – who did a sterling job in making sure all the tickets were sold.

“I would also like to note the excellent contribution that Nick Page from Shorehill Arts played in making this show a success, as he helped arrange the event with Ruskington Methodist church.”

Action group hosts laughter show 150 150 mhamer

Action group hosts laughter show

The Jimmy Cricket Laughter Show posterAttention all those in the Bristol area – Jimmy Cricket is appearing at a venue near you!

Stanton Wick Action Group is  presenting the Jimmy Cricket Laughter Show at the Pensford Memorial Hall in Pensford – just south of Bristol – on Friday 7 and Saturday 8 December.

All profits raised will go towards the action group. If you wish to read more about their objectives, visit here.

The show not only features the hilarious comedy of Jimmy, but also includes the female vocalist May Marion and Musicians in Black.

Tickets are priced at £15 and available from Jennie Jones on 0791 7618954 or from Pensford Post Office.

Jimmy said: “This will be a great way to mark the start of the festive season. Tickets are selling quickly, so don’t delay and support this event which has been organised by volunteers with the aim of helping the local community!”

Praise for community volunteers 150 150 mhamer

Praise for community volunteers

Jimmy Cricket on the Festival Drayton Centre posterIrish comedian Jimmy Cricket was impressed by a festival centre in Market Drayton which is owned and run by the local community.

The Festival Drayton Centre hosts dance classes, martial arts, adult educational courses, a licensed coffee shop and a state-of-the-art cinema and theatre.

And Jimmy really enjoyed his visit to the north Shropshire theatre, where he performed at the weekend.

He said: “There is one paid member of staff called Glyn Jackson, who is the theatre manager. But everyone else – including the technical staff and box office staff – are all dedicated and passionate individuals who want to retain a live venue in the town of Market Drayton.”

Jimmy was especially full of praise over how the theatre is run by Glyn and was grateful for the help of Peter the technician who helped him with the running of the show.

Established in 1984, the centre underwent a major refurbishment in 2004, resulting in it becoming the Best Regional Winner of the West Midlands Market Towns Award two years later.