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Jimmy Cricket: Laughter keeps me motivated 150 150 mhamer

Jimmy Cricket: Laughter keeps me motivated

Jimmy Cricket is appearing again at Oswaldtwistle Civic Arts CentreJimmy Cricket’s appearance in Lancashire at the weekend has been previewed by a regional newspaper.

The famous entertainer appears at Oswaldtwistle Civic Arts Centre on Saturday 27 January.

An article in the Lancashire Telegraph, which the comedian shared on social media channel Twitter, begins: “Complacency is a word which you suspect doesn’t figure in Jimmy Cricket’s vocabulary.

“The veteran comedian could be forgiven for taking things easy after a lifetime making people laugh.

“But at 72, his diary is as busy as ever and, as he prepares to come to Oswaldtwistle Civic Arts Centre on Saturday. the genial Irishman revealed it’s the gift of laughter which keeps him going.

“‘I do believe I have been given a gift in a way,” he said. “That’s what motivates me and keeps the enthusiasm going. When you strike up a rapport with an audience and it feels as though you are all in the room together, there is no feeling like it.’

“Jimmy will be bringing his Great Value for a Tenner show back to Oswaldtwistle which, as the name implies, has a fixed ticket price.

“‘This will be our third time at Oswaldtwistle and it will be a lovely intimate show,” he said. “My wife will be coming along with me and she’ll be getting involved singing a few songs.’”

Dancing in the Lancashire snow 150 150 mhamer

Dancing in the Lancashire snow

Jimmy Cricket in the snowJimmy Cricket clearly enjoyed the snowy weather when he visited Oswaldtwistle Arts Centre ahead of his comedy show there later this month.

When the famous entertainer arrived at the Lancashire venue, the weather had created a dramatic snowy backdrop.

This fine image was captured by freelance photographer Tim Bradley, who had been hired by the Lancashire Evening Telegraph to take some snaps of Jimmy’s visit to the arts centre.

Jimmy has known Tim for a long time as he used to be the picture editor of the local paper where the well-known comedian is based in Rochdale.

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See “who” greeted Jimmy on his visit to Oswaldtwistle Arts Centre.

* Jimmy’s comedy stand-up show takes place at the Oswaldtwistle Arts Centre on Saturday 21 February (7.30pm start), with all tickets £10. For information on how to book, visit here.

Jimmy meets his ‘half-brother’ – made of sugar! 150 150 mhamer

Jimmy meets his ‘half-brother’ – made of sugar!

Jimmy Cricket with Julie Sharkey who created the miniature model of the famous comedianJimmy Cricket met a miniature model of himself when he recently visited the Oswaldtwistle Arts Centre in Lancashire.

The famous entertainer had gone to the centre to see how preparations were going for his stand-up comedy show scheduled for the end of February there.

His visit coincided with a Craft and Natter session (picture below) dedicated to the skill of sugar crafting.

Much to his amazement, when Jimmy arrived at the arts centre he was greeted by himself in miniature.

The group leader, Julie Sharkey (pictured right), had created a small figure of Jimmy to mark his visit to see the group. It had incredible detail of the comedian, even to the length of including those iconic wellington boots.

Jimmy was thrilled with the model and even joked that it was his half-brother!

The pictures were taken by photograph Tim Bradley – visit his website at or social media page at

Jimmy Cricket with the Craft and Natter group at Oswaldtwistle Arts Centre