All for charity - the biggest names in music and comedy unite to appear in charity shows
Check our round-up for the best fundraising events across the UK and Ireland. Tickets are on sale now, unless otherwise stated.
Many of the UK and Ireland's leading charities organize fundraising shows up and down the country in the hope that the public will part with a few spare hours to attend and, most importantly, a few spare pounds to help each one in their quest to make life easier for those in peril.
Below is a chronological guide to many such charity events due to take place in the next few months. Please note that prices quoted are exclusive of fees, some of which have been waived or reduced by the ticket agents. Please give, laugh and rock generously.
Roar With Laughter
Roar With Laughter takes place at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith on 9th October, featuring Nick Helm, Marcus Brigstocke, Rich Hall, Raymond and Mr Timpkins, Stephen K Amos and host Greg Burns, helping to rais funds for London Zoo (www.zsl.org).
Laugh Till It Hurts
Laugh Till It Hurts bring us two events this autumn at London's Bloomsbury Theatre. 14th October, in aid of MIND (www.mind.org.uk) is hosted by Mark Dolan, featuring Lloyd Langford, Matt Forde and more. Tickets cost £15. 4th November, in aid of homeless charity Crisis (www.crisis.org.uk) features Stewart Lee, Kevin Eldon, Jeff Innocent, Christian O'Connell, Roisin Conaty, Bob Mills and Nish Kumar as host.
Nitin Sawhney is the musical director for a special appreciation of late Cream bassist Jack Bruce with "Sunshine of Your Love" - Celebrating the Life and Music of Jack Bruce In Aid of EACH (www.each.org.uk) at London's Roundhouse venue on 24th October. Performers include Ginger Baker, Joss Stone, Phil Manzanera, Ian Anderson, Vernon Reid, Mark King, Liam Bailey, Fiona Bevan and more. Extra tickets released - last few, costing £37.50 + fees.
Jo Brand takes to the stage at Richmond Theatre on 1st November in support of the charity Momentum, alongside Andy Robinson. This will be Jo Brand's fourth performance on behalf of the charity since its inception in 2004. Momentum (www.moment-um.org) supports children with cancer and their families in South West London and Surrey.
Above & Beyond
Above & Beyond have announced a special Wembley SSE Arena gig on 13th November raising funds for the charity Little Somthing in memory of band-member Jono's late sister. Tickets on sale now. More info about Little Something: http://www.aboveandbeyond.nu/wembley/
Mencap Grand Opera Gala takes place at the Brighton Centre on 19th December, featuring the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra plus bass-baritone, Henry Waddington, sopranos Giselle Allen and Yvonne Howard plus many more, brining you a spectacular one-off evening of grand opera. Tickets start from £30 and will raise fund for the learning disability charity (www.mencap.org.uk).
Watch this space for more events to be added soon!