Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Pre-Christmas cheer

I've been a bit quiet, but the Centre hasn't - and there's an unmissable event coming up next week. On Friday 18 December it's time to enjoy some pre-Christmas cheer with There's Lovely See comedy club.

The line-up includes Josh Widdicombe from the hit Edinburgh show 'South by South Wales'; Joe Rowntree, host of the TV programme Brainiac; James Dowdeswell from Extras; and guest MC Marian Pashley. As ever, tickets are £10 including a free drink. A perfect early Christmas present to yourself!

Practical info
Venue: London Welsh Centre, Gray's Inn Road
Time: Friday 18 December, 8pm (doors open 7.30)
Booking: 0207 837 3722 / pay on door.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Wales v Samoa - big screen at the Centre

Wondering where to watch the Wales-Samoa rugby match? It will be shown live on the London Welsh Centre on Friday 13 November. Come along and watch at the big screen, with Brains SA and light snacks available!

Admission is free to members, otherwise £3 on the door including a donation to the tsunami appeal.

Practical info
Venue: London Welsh Centre, Gray's Inn Road (King's Cross or Chancery Lane tube)
Time: kick-off is 7.30pm
Cost: free to members/£3 non-members

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

An evening with Meinir Gwilym

Tomorrow night, Welsh singer-songwriter Meinir Gwilym will be at the London Welsh Centre. Tickets are only £8 for Centre members (£12 for non-members, including temporary membership) - a bargain for the opportunity to hear this talented performer in London.

S4C show Wedi 7 will also be at the Centre tomorrow evening, filming for the programme. We look forward to seeing you there!

October comedy night

This month's comedy night, featuring Maureen Younger, Grainne Maguire and Shazia Mirza with Marion Pashley as MC, was a great success. Here are a few photos from the evening.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Comedy spectacular!

Next Friday 16 October, there's a brilliant night of comedy with the London Welsh Centre's There's Lovely See club. The line-up may sound like the opening of a joke - a Scottish woman, an Irish woman and a Muslim woman - but we can promise you more than one great punchline!

Maureen Younger, Hackney Empire New Act finalist, is a London Scot with 'natural gift of the gab, engaging and funny' (Three Weeks).

Grainne Maguire has been an 'enjoyably bizarre' finalist in Funny Women 2008 and Hackney Empire New Act 2009.

Shazia Mirza, as seen on Richard and Judy and Have I Got News For You. In the words of the Guardian, 'with her laconic one-liners she actually manages to make being a Muslim woman seem wonderfully life-enhancingly funny.'

And our MC is Marion Pashley, a There's Lovely See favourite whom the Guardian found 'delightful'.

Practical info
Venue: London Welsh Centre, Gray's Inn Road
Time: Friday 16 October, 8pm (doors open 7.30)
Booking: 0207 837 3722 / pay on door.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Weekend highlights

Tonight is comedy night at the London Welsh Centre: come down to There's Lovely See comedy club for a great evening's entertainment and a free drink, all for just a tenner.

Sunday and Monday at 7.30pm, there's bilingual theatre at the Hen & Chickens Theatre in Islington. Tickets are £8 for 'a darkly comic two hander' about an encounter between a man called Richard Parker and an enigmatic stranger. Click here for more information/bookings.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

This weekend at the Welsh Centre

Well, summer is over, but there's no cause for regret: the autumn programme of events at the London Welsh Centre is getting underway. There are two great events at the Centre over the next few days:

Friday 11 is film night. Come along to the bar for 7.30pm and watch Passport to Pimlico on the big screen. This Ealing comedy explores what happens when Pimlico turns out to be part of Burgundy...

Saturday 12 is Pwy Bia'r Gan? - a skit in Welsh on Britain's Got Talent with all original music by Robat Arwyn and a cast of 50 youngsters from Cardigan Schools. An enjoyable event in support of the Centre, with £10 tickets available on the door. 7.30pm start.

And a diary date that'll help you smile in September: the next Comedy Club will be on Friday 18. Usual time and cost (8pm/£10 with a free drink).