Music, laughter and dancing at a charity concert in Whittlesey featuring Jimmy Cricket

Ivy Club, Whittlesey is holding a grand charity gala.

Ivy Club, Whittlesey is holding a grand charity gala. - Credit: Archant

A grand charity concert featuring legendary comedian Jimmy Cricket and a Britain’s Got Talent star, is coming to Whittlesey.

Local resident Barbara Lindsey, who was personal assistant to the late Sir Norman Wisdom, has organised the function which takes place on Saturday May 6 at the Ivy Leaf Club in Gracious Street.

The event is raising funds for two Whittlesey churches, St. Mary’s and St. Andrews and is a night of music, dance and laughs featuring a host of entertainers.

Johnny Mans, showbusiness agent, said: “Hilarious television comedian Jimmy Cricket will be appearing, making sure the audience will be kept laughing throughout the event.

“The show will also star 60s Rock ‘n’ Roll icon Jess Conrad OBE, well known for his many recordings and television shows over the years.


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“Supporting these two great performers will be comedy impressionist Glenn M Ford from Britain’s Got Talent, international illusionist Daniel Dean from the Magic Circle and the Magic Castle in Las Vegas, and young recording artiste Georgia Tudhey, direct from a recent appearance with keyboard superstar Rick Wakeman.

“The music for dancing will be supplied by local band Second Crop who are fast becoming one of the most popular groups in East Anglia.

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“They have superb vocals, great music and play everything from the 50s and 60s right up to today’s biggest hits.

“They are without doubt, a force to be reckoned with and a band you’ll want to listen to again, and again.”

There will be a bar on the night and the evening will run from 7pm to 11.30pm.

Compere for the evening is Sir Norman Wisdom’s agent Johnny Mans, who has also helped Barbara Lindsey with the logistics of the event.

There will be surprises and prizes, a raffle, and a truly great evening for all, he said.

• Tickets are £15 each from Parker’s Newsagent, AC OSTLER, Not Just Cafe or Whittlesey Travel in Market Street; Larry’s Heel Bar in Broad Street or Rar Rar’s Cafe in Lovell’s Court.

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