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 generously.
A Peaceful Noise
A Peaceful Noise is a special concert bringing together artists for a one-off celebration of the lives of Nick Alexander and the others that lost their lives in the paris Bataclan attack. The show will feature False Heads, Frank Turner, Josh Homme, Band of Skulls, Carl Barât and Gary Powell at ULU in Bloomsbury on 25th November. Tickets cost £25, with funds raise split between The Nick Alexander Memorial Trust (www.thenickalexandermemorialtrust.com) and Josh Homme's Sweet Stuff Foundation (www.thesweetstufffoundation.org).
Roar With Laughter
On 30th November, the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith will once again Roar with Laughter as Katherine Ryan, Sara Pascoe, Terry Alderton, Rob Deering and more help tickle the audience's funny bones. And all in the name of the Zoological Society of London (www.zsl.org), helping raise funds for ZSL's global conservation projects. Tickets start from just £16, rising to £44.
Share an intimate evening with with James at the Manchester Albert Hall on 18th December in aid of the We Love Manchester emergency fund (www.welovemcrcharity.org). Tickets on sale now, costing £45 and will be snapped-up fast.
Peter Kay's Dance For Life
Peter Kay's Dance For Life comes to venues in Coventry, Liverpool and Manchester from January to March 2018. The arenas (Ricoh - Coventry, Echo Arena - Liverpool and Manchester Central) will be turned into enormous dance floors, featuring state of the art sound and lights. Peter Kay will be on the turntables for what promises to be a joyous and unforgettable fundraising experience. Fancy dress is optional. Tickets from £28.50. All net profits to go to Cancer Research UK.
Laugh Till It Hurts
in aid of mental health charity Mind (www.mind.org.uk) at the Leicester Square Theatre on 11th February with a line-up of laughter to be announced. Tickets cost £15.
And there's more
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