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Big names heading to Frome this month

ROCK star and activist Bob Geldof, and top veteran comedian Jimmy Tarbuck, will both be appearing in Frome this month and tickets are still available for both events.

Jimmy Tarbuck, who continues to enjoy a career spanning over 50 years, will bring his hilarious stand-up show to Frome Memorial Theatre on Thursday 20th September, starting at 7.30pm.

He is at his best in front of a live audience and during his show he will share anecdotes demonstrating his quick-fire wit, while thoroughly entertaining the audience, with ‘comedy for grown-ups’, rather than ‘adult comedy’.

‘Tarby’ has hosted many television programmes over the years from game shows to chat shows, becoming a household name during the course of his career. In the 1980s, he hosted top variety shows including Live From Her Majesty’s, Live from the Piccadilly, and Live from the Palladium.

Tickets at £19.50 are available from Frome Memorial Theatre via their website www.fromememorialtheatre.org.uk or 01373 462795. A pre-show two-course meal is also available at £12.50 per head and can be booked via the box office.

Bob Geldof has just released his new studio album “How To Compose Popular Songs That Will Sell” and is undertaking a few shows to perform tracks from the album and hits of The Boomtown Rats.

Irish singer, songwriter, author, occasional actor and political activist, Bob Geldof,  rose to prominence as the lead singer of the Irish rock band The Boomtown Rats in the late 1970s and early 1980s alongside the punk rock movement. The band had hits with his compositions “Rat Trap” and “I Don’t Like Mondays”. He co-wrote “Do They Know It’s Christmas?  One of the best-selling singles of all time. He starred as Pink in Pink Floyd’s 1982 film Pink Floyd the Wall. Geldof is widely recognized for his activism, especially anti-poverty efforts concerning Africa. In 1984, he and Midge Ure founded the charity supergroup Band Aid to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia. They went on to organize the charity super-concert Live Aid the following year and the Live 8 concerts in 2005.

Tickets are selling well but are still available for his appearance at the Cheese and Grain on Wednesday 26th September (doors open at 7.30pm). Tickets are available from www. cheeseandgrain.co.uk