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Church parish in Kent hosts an art café event 150 150 mhamer

Church parish in Kent hosts an art café event

Jimmy with Reverends Nathan Ward and Elaine Cranmer, and Clive who did the sound for the show

Jimmy Cricket paid a recent visit to St William Walderslade in Chatham, one of three churches within the Parish of Holy Trinity in the county of Kent.

Jimmy Cricket

The famous funnyman, 71, appeared on 2 July as part of the church’s 2016 series of art cafés to do a show for Reverends Nathan Ward and Elaine Cranmer, with Clive (all pictured above with Jimmy) on sound!

The parish is a partnership between the Church of England and the Methodist Church, sometimes called a Local Ecumenical Partnership (LEP). It seeks to serve the communities of Blue Bell Hill, Lordswood and Walderslade in South Chatham.


Enjoying the vintage times 150 150 mhamer

Enjoying the vintage times

Jimmy Cricket and Karl of the Vintage Corporation BandIt was vintage stuff in more ways than one when veteran comedian Jimmy Cricket performed in Maidstone last Saturday.

The famous Irish comedian appeared on stage with the magnificent and very accomplished Vintage Corporation band whose members all come from the Kent region.

Jimmy was also on stage with the band last autumn at the Hawkinge Community Centre in Folkestone. This time it was the Hazlitt Arts Centre in Maidstone.Poster for the show involving Jimmy Cricket and the Vintage Corporation Band

The band, who recreate the sounds of the 60s and 70s, have worked with many comedians, including  Tom O’Connor, Mick Miller, Roy Walker and the Grumbleweeds.

The photo at the top of this page is of Jimmy with Karl, the lead singer of the Vintage Corporation Band.

Jimmy had just returned backstage from his usual mad dash to the theatre’s foyer to sell copies of his DVD when Karl bumped into him – which is why he is carrying a box in the photo!

A taste of vintage tequila! 150 150 mhamer

A taste of vintage tequila!

Jimmy performed with the Vintage Corporation Band

Jimmy performed with the Vintage Corporation Band

Jimmy Cricket teamed up with a Kent-based group on a night of great entertainment in Folkestone.

He appeared with the Vintage Corporation Band at the Hawkinge Community centre in a show which proved a big success in front of a large crowd.

The Band are a great 60s and 70s party and function band, and with nine members they certainly produce a great musical sound.

And they were up for doing a musical ensemble with Jimmy who performed a rendition on his saxophone of Tequila with them.

The Vintage Corporation Band have been putting music and comedy nights on around the Kent region.

In the run-up to working with Jimmy, the band had just appeared at a nearby theatre with Tom O’Connor. They are also working with Roy Walker in the lead-up to the Christmas season.

Jimmy hopes to work with the band in 2012 because the evening was such a great success.