A Tale of Two Tents
The doctor said we were 'two tents' and prescribed a big dose of slap-stick comedy to relax. Sailors Beware tent of Hyde welcomed Brats tent of Sheffield to our July meeting of Laurel and Hardy laughter, which was also a celebration of Brats' 30th University!! A great night of food and merriment was enjoyed by all. Landlord of the Cheshire Ring Wayne Taylor provided a most excellent beef or chicken curry with starters and breads for everyone. Real ale was flowing and a packed room of Sons of the Desert enjoying films of the Boys made for a night to remember. To cement the tents 'twinning', Sailors Beware Grand Sheikh Graeme Green presented Brats Grand Sheikh Kevin Hepplestone with a golden pineapple with the inscription 'Two Tents without a single thought!'
Anyone who fancies a night of medicinal mirth is welcome. Sailors Beware meet on the last Thursday of the month at the Cheshire Ring in Hyde (opposite Aldi), see website for details.
Coming to BBC Radio 2 on Wednesday 15th August
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Stan & Ollie movie
You've all no doubt heard about the imminent release of the latest film about the Boys, well here's some first showing news.
The film staring John C. Reilly [Ollie] and Steve Coogan [Stan] will close the BFI London Film Festival on Friday 21st October 2018.
However, as can be seen from the copied text below, it's being screened simultaneously at cinemas around the UK for those like me who are not based in the South East.
So. keep a look out closer to the time for your local cinema listings.
The 62nd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® is delighted to announce that Stan & Ollie will be this year's Closing Night gala. The world premiere of Stan & Ollie will take place on 21 October at the Cineworld, Leicester Square, attended by Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly, who star as the legendary movie comedy duo. Director Jon S. Baird, BAFTA award-winning writer Jeff Pope, producer Faye Ward and cast members will also be in attendance. Entertainment One (eOne) and the BFI London Film Festival are also pleased to announce that there will be simultaneous preview screenings of Stan & Ollie taking place at cinemas across the UK.
Look what Jeffrey Holland (currently appearing as Stan Laurel on stage in Edinburgh) got for breakfast this morning!
In the Laurel and Hardy Museum in Ulverston
From the Museum's Facebook page
Light Side of Comedy
Spotted by Dave Murray in St Marys House in Sheffield