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frankfest - london - sold out

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It's a fantastic Frank Sidebottom Statue Fundraiser organised by the London branch, being held at the Lexington, London N1 on Sunday 16th September. 


[PLEASE BRING SOME CASH AS WE HAVE A RAFFLE AND A DEAD GOOD MERCH STALL]

*** Doors open at 7pm and Dream Themes will play a short set at 7.30, followed by Stewart Lee and other comedians, who will mostly do 2 short sets each. If you don't want to miss your favourite then we strongly advise you get in at 7pm. ***


Appearing on the night will be:

STEWART LEE
SIMON MUNNERY 
KEVIN ELDON 
BRIDGET CHRISTIE 
DREAM THEMES
ADRIAN R TEENBEAT
.. and THE (LONDON) OH BLIMEY BIG BAND

Running order will be decided on the night, according to what we think will work best showbiz-wise.

Come on down for thrills and fun, including a raffle, merch stall, and 'the Sidie mannequin'.

A fundraiser for the indie/comedy legend, Frank Sidebottom. The man underneath the papier mache head, Chris Sievey, sadly, died on June 21st 2010, after a short battle with cancer. Now, the FRANK SIDEBOTTOM STATUE FUND has been set up in an attempt to raise £60,000 for a bronze statue of Frank, which will be placed in Timperley Village as a permanent tribute / memorial. More details about Frank, the fund and how you can donate in the meantime, can be found here. http://www.franksidebottom.org.uk/site/

We miss Frank and we want the campaign for a statue to succeed. He put Timperley on the map. You know he did, he really did. And he was an enormous influence and inspiration to a great many people. Not to mention, a fantastic bloke.

We're very lucky to have some big names involved in this, all giving their time absolutely free, and are looking for other high profile acts to get involved with future events across the country.


PLEASE NOTE - THIS IS A LONDON SHOW ORGANISED BY THE LONDON BRANCH OF THE STATUE FUND. APOLOGIES IF IT'S TOO FAR FOR SOME FRANK FANS TO GET TO, BUT MORE EVENTS ARE BEING PLANNED FOR THE FUTURE, BOTH IN THE NORTH AND SOUTH OF ENGLAND. THIS ONE HAPPENS TO BE IN THE SOUTH.

More details HERE

Update

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Just an update on the Frank Sidebottom Statue.

We will have news soon, on a new direction that we are taking to get a statue of Frank Sidebottom in Timperley.
We kindly ask for any fund raisers etc, to please be approved by the family.
If things go to plan, fantastic fans, we hope to be close to getting enough funds to reach get the target of getting statue completed, but as mentioned we will have to take a slight new road to achieve this.
Please be patient with us as we progress things…

thank you

Frank Cake goes to children ward

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We had an unclaimed raffle prize after the recent Frankfest and it was a brill cake. The cake has been donated to the childrensward at Wythenshawe Hospital.

 

 

 

 

 

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merchandise help wanted

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we are looking for some help with the frank sidebottom statue merchandise that we now have stock off. if you live not far from timperley, but have free time (and commitment to help and be a volunteer) and you feel you could help us to sell items though ebay, and our own on-line shop, why not contact us

this can be a demanding task from time to time, but its rewarding for a worthy cause. you will need to be commited and dedicated, and also have own transport to get goods to the post office.

as well as regular <buy now> items, we are soon going to release a number of collectable items, for auction on ebay.

please do contact us

 

radio interview - promotion

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Added a radio interview to promote the Frank Sidebottom Stautue campaign, you can hear this, by clicking on the box to the right of your screen that says "Radio Interview" This was done on the 31st March with BBC Radio Manchester, and part of the promotion for Frankfest

Frankfest Raffle - unclaimed prizes

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Thank you to everyone that supported the Frank Sidebottom Statue campaign at the Frankfest. Each bit of merchandise that was sold, has added more funds to the campaign and the same with each raffle ticket that we sold.

We do have just a few unclaimed prizes, so if you are the owner of the Raffle ticket numbers below, you need to get in contact to claim your prize!

As well as your winning ticket, we will also need the serial number if you make a claim

The unclaimed winning tickets are-

Yellow Tickets- 211, 431, 338, 215 Blue ticket- 359

If you hold any of these, please contact us, to claim your prize

Frankfest 2012 - The Event

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Frankfest 2012, start time 5.00pm Venue Jabez Clegg Beer Hall

2 Portsmouth St, M13 9GB Manchester, United Kingdom

TICKETS SOLD OUT. TICKETS SOLD OUT

This event will be hosted by Terry Christian

 

 

 

 

LINE UP>>>

BEZ & MIKE JOYCE will be playing the night out with DJ sets

 

BIG FRANK (Main Stage)

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The Fall

Badly Drawn Boy (+7 piece band)

Jez Kerr

Dirty North

Frazer King

Mask

 

LITTLE FRANK

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The Minx

Where's Strutter

Turrentine Jones

The Stags

Seeing Hester

 

ACOUSTIC STAGE

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Lovely Eggs

John Ainsworth

Aaron Wright

Ruby Anne Patterson

Mask

Coldside Generals

John Mackie

Disco Mums (DJ set)

 

PERFORMANCE ARTISTS

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Cirque du Manc Mistresses- Surreal dance & Fire arts

Mike Gary- Poet

Foxi Pinkerton- Burlesque

Zoe Iqbal - Burlesque

Thick Richard- Poet

Cherrie- Burlesque

Ben of the Green-Beatoxing Didjeridoo playing performance poet

Leah Hooping Harlot- Hulahooper extraordinare

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

Nick Fraser

Cherry Deuce- Drag Queen

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Those attending please add your support buy raffle tickets!

Jane from Disco Mums is helping by organising the Raffle Prizes for the Frankfest... just some tasters

The Franksidebottom back drop and signed canvas by Stewy

2x Weekend tickets for Kendal Calling Festival @ Lowther Deer PArk, The Lake District (Feat Dizzee Rascal, James, Maximo Park & More....!)

2x Weekend and camping tickets for Ravenstonedale Festival @ Eden Vale, Cumbria (Feat Dub Pistols, Tarra, Teenage Mary & more....!)

2x tickets forCloud 9 festival @ Love Lane Farm, Cheshire (Line up to be announced, but last year feat The Futureheads, Ed Sheeran, Sunshine Underground to name a few...!)

............PLUS plenty more Frank memorabillia!

Frank Cupcakes

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Frank Cupcakes

Frank Sidebottom Cupcake The Sugar Bun sisters, Laura and Vicky will be makeing some Frank Sidebottom Cupcakes, these will help raise money for the Frank Sidebottom Staue, you will be able to purchase from Sugar Bun Sisters based at the Trader Outlet, 3-7 Tatton Road, Sale M33 7EB (Trafford/Manchester)
 The cakes will be on sale for £1.80 and we will donate £0.50 for each cake sold.   at Traders Outlet, Sale on a Thursday/Friday/Saturday 10am-4pm.

We caught up with the Sugar Bun Sisters -" We are passionate about cakes and all things Mancunian!!  We are a family run business and from our company name to the names of our cakes we are inspired by the city we live in.  Frank Sidebottom is such an iconic character and we grew up with his humour. When we heard about the statue and the events happening to raise money to fund it, we thought about what we could do to help.  Cake is obviously what we do so what better way to help.....the Frank cupcake was born.  We're so proud of it and we really hope that we can make a great contribution to the statue!!"

We will have some of this <cake> as raffle a raffle prize at the Frankfest on the 31st March, and hope to also have some for sale

Frankfest (Music and Comedy)

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hey fantastic friends, come to the frank fest, loads of top things to do (you do not have to tell your mum you going to attend) top bands and bazing music. more of franks amazing mates are also going to be showing, and be on the fantastic headline

Frankfest (Music and Comedy)
"The Fall"
and “Badly Drawn Boy” to headline the Frankfest (Music and Comedy) Fund Raiser at Jebez Clegg Manchester. John Robb will be comparing the Day and loads more bands and acts to be announced.

Curent line up -->>
The Fall
Badly Drawn Boy
Jez Kerr
The Minx
John Ainsworth
Where's Strutter
The Mask
Lovely Eggs

Turrentine Jones

Compere - John Robb

DJs
Bez
Gareth Brooks
Disco Mums

Plus stand up, poetry & More from
Circqe de Manc
Sherry
Mike Garry
Nick Fraser
Zoe Iqbal

Frank Fest

so fantastic fans, get your tickets for this event HERE

If you are a Facebook user, visit our EVENTS PAGE.... you know you want to, you really do FRANKFEST

Event to raise money for the Frank Sidebottom Statue Appeal to order your tickets follow THIS LINK

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