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Cast of TV's 'Give My Head Peace' and the Linen Hall Hold Night of Comedy Fundraiser

08 September 2017

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CAST OF TV’S GIVE MY HEAD PEACE AND THE LINEN HALL LIBRARY HOLD NIGHT OF COMEDY FUNDRAISER AT STORMONT

In a fundraising first, TV’s most dysfunctional family from BBC NI’s popular comedy Give My Head Peace will gather at the Great Hall, Stormont, on Wednesday 11 October at 7.30pm to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the show’s first filming and to raise money for the Linen Hall Library.

NI comedian, actor and writer Tim McGarry will open the evening with his inimitable banter before members of the ‘Gang’ read from two broadcast episodes of the popular comedy show. There will also be an open mic Q&A session.

All your favourites will be there: Da (Tim McGarry), Ma (Olivia Nash), Uncle Andy (Martin Reid), Billy (Michael McDowell), Dympna (Alexandra Ford), Cal (Damon Quinn), and Pastor Begbie (Paddy Jenkins).

Tim McGarry says: “Stormont is well known for making us all laugh and cry, so it’s a great place to bring Give My Head Peace. Our politicians have provided us with years of material, so this is a thank you to them  - and it’s a great opportunity to help the Linen Hall Library, NI’s most distinguished library.”

Linen Hall Director Julie Andrews says: “Tim McGarry is an Honorary Member of the Linen Hall Library and has shown great support for this charity. Together we came up with the idea of a Give My Head Peace fundraiser. We’re sure the evening will guarantee top entertainment and encourage the public to buy tickets to support what is one of Northern Ireland’s most popular cultural centres.”

Tickets are £25.00 per person. To book go to:

https://linenhall.cloudvenue.co.uk/givemyheadpeacefundraiser  or call the Linen Hall box office on 028 9032 1707.

The evening is sponsored by Peter Weir MLA and Abbey Bond Lovis.

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Give My Head Peace was an award-winning satirical comedy television series that followed the highs and lows of two Northern Ireland families across the sectarian divide. It was broadcast regularly on BBC Northern Ireland from 1998 – 2007, and returned with a one-off special in 2016.

For more information contact: Rachel Wetherall, Linen Hall Library Digital and Marketing Communications Specialist, on r.wetherall@linenhall.com. Tel. 028 9032 1707.