Want to do your bit for Comic Relief and enjoy yourself at the same time? Fancy tucking into a poverty-busting Pizza Rosso? Laugh your way to raising some cash for charity? We round-up some of the best Red Nose Day events in the Kingston area.
Mitch Benn’s 24 Hour Album
Comedian Mitch Benn of The Now Show is planning to, in his own words: “write and record an album from scratch in one day” on Red Nose Day. The album will be recorded at the Vineyard Community Centre, Richmond and should be available for download soon afterwards, with all proceeds going to charity.
Benn will recording in an open space so that people can watch him as he records between 12.30pm on the 15th and the same time the next day. He’s also considering getting people to sponsor him by the hour and taking suggestions from the public for his comic songs.
For updates, follow Benn on Twitter: @MitchBenn, and if you have any suggestions for venues, songs, or want to help out email him at email@example.com. To watch the recording live or sponsor him go to mitchbenn.com.
Landmark Comedy Night
Put on your red nose and enjoy a good laugh in aid of Comic Relief at the Landmark Comedy Night on Thursday 14th March. The night at Teddington’s Landmark Arts Centre will be headlined by comic Paul MacCaffery, a previous winner of Latitude Festival’s new acts competition. Mark Smith will also perform.
The doors and bar will open at 7pm, with the comedy starting at 8pm. Tickets are £12 in advance or £14 on the door, with £2 from each ticket going to Comic Relief. The event is held in association with Teddington Business Community.
Wine Relief at Majestic Wines
Majestic Wines in Kingston is doing its bit for Red Nose Day with ‘Wine Relief’, which started on the 5th February and will end on the 18th March. Money from the sale of a selection of twelve wines will be donated to Comic Relief. Since starting this initiative in 1999, Majestic Wines has raised an incredible £4 million for charity with Wine Relief.
Red Nose Day at Strada
Strada in Kingston will be taking part in Menu Relief, with 25p from every sale of one of their Red Nose Day Specials going to charity. On Thursday 14th March Strada will be hosting a ladies night with cocktails, canapés and live music to raise money for Comic Relief.
Red Nose Day at All Saints Parish Church
All Saints Parish Church in Clarence Street, Kingston, will be holding a Red Nose Day Charity Event from 11am til late on Saturday 16th March. Visitors are asked to make a small donation, and there will be an inflatable slide and a bouncy castle.