Welcome to the Cuthbert Club FRANK RANDLE DAY of 7 JULY 2012
THE 2012 POSTER - PDF CLICK HERE FOR DOWNLOADING AND PRINTING
PROGRAMME PLAN - SATURDAY 7th JULY 2012
11.30 am - Visit to Frank's grave and paying our respects
Lunch - Free time in Blackpool
1.30 pm - Visit to The Comedy Carpet* opposite the Tower (check out the Council vandalism - see below)
2.00 pm - Assemble on the North Pier at Franks's blue plaque opposite the entrance to the Carousel Bar.
2.30 pm - Screening of the following Randle Specials: Bella's Birthday, Full House and Randle and All That
3.30 pm - The fun continues with live entertainment - ukuleles, singing and Old Charlie with his dummy Cuthbert
* Artist Gordon Young's Comedy Carpet being laid on Blackpool seafront, October 2011.
* THE COMEDY CARPET
Above right is a photo from Andy Altmann the Graphic Designer showing the inclusion of our Frank's epithet 'I'll Fettle Thee' as part of the carpet - below is his description as of last October ... Sad to report that Blackpool Council have screwed up - see this link - Obviously a recce is needed to check on its preservation after reading that - our thanks to Andy and everyone involved in the Carpet for Blackpool and Comedy, but no thanks to the Council by the sounds of recent events:<(
"COMEDY RUNS THROUGH BLACKPOOL LIKE THE TOWN’S NAME THROUGH A STICK OF ROCK.
Commissioned by Blackpool Council and created by artist Gordon Young, with typography by Why Not Associates, the Comedy Carpet sits on the Tower Festival Headland in front of the Blackpool Tower. Crafted from granite and concrete, with over 160,000 individually cut letters, it is a unique celebration of comedy on an extraordinary scale, covering a staggering 2,200 square metres.
Here you’ll find the work of over 850 of the best comedians and writers of British comedy in a remarkable homage to those who have made our nation laugh. Every step offers you a catchphrase, gag, sketch or one-liner – from George Formby’s legendary sauce to a whiff of the Mighty Boosh’s soup. Underfoot, the silly, the side-splitting and the surreal: the Goons side-by-side with the Royles, Billy Connolly toe-to-toe with Tommy Cooper, Victoria Wood back-to-back with Lily Savage.
The design is inspired by the history of theatre posters and ‘bill matter’ and its content is as subjective as our sense of humour. There’s something for everybody – the hen party, the casino high rollers, the dirty weekenders... and your Auntie Elsie.
From this amazing location you can see all points of the comedy compass and – even now – Ken Dodd is revising his Giggle Map of the UK! The Great British public have always been ‘bovvered’ about their comedians – so where better to walk the talk than here on the Comedy Carpet?
Last update 11-Apr-2012