Future Events & News
Being Tommy Cooper - UK Tour
Being Tommy Cooper a play by Tom Green will be performed at The Grand Theatre, Swansea on Thursday 13 June 2013. Anyone interested in going should send an email to : firstname.lastname@example.org
in the first instance. We are discussing the cost of tickets with the organisers - Franklin Productions -Stage One
Bedwas Junior School
Pupils of Bedwas Junior School, Caerphilly are involved in an exciting project to produce a cartoon
of Tommy Cooper and Caerphilly in 2013. Please watch this space for details of the project and the video. Our Chairman Chris Bleach will be supporting this exciting project involving young children in Caerphilly.
Comic Relief T-Shirts
Comic Relief T-Shirts featuring Tommy Cooper are available at TK Maxx stores throughout the UK. These very stylish T-shirts have been designed by Stella McCartney for Red Nose Day, 15 March 2013, to raise funds for Comic Relief, A number of T-shirts have kindly been donated to the society by TX Maxx. These collectors items will be on show at Tommy's Birthday Luncheon on the 21st March 2013 - Just Like That ! We are extremely grateful to Tom Djukic of Dundas Communications, Thanks Tom.
91st Birthday Luncheon - 21 March 2013
19 March 2013 would have been Tommy's 91st birthday. To mark this occasion the society will hold it's traditional birthday luncheon at Ystrad Mynach College on Thursday 21 March 2013 at 12 for 12.30pm. Restaurant manager Stuart Davies,Kirsty and his young talented team always provide the assembled throng with an excellent three-course lunch which will be once again be interdispersed with Tommy impressions, jokes, fond memories and trivia. At the luncheon we will announce a new initiative supporting the work of the British Heart Foundation.
Tommy Cooper Golf Classic - Summer 2013
After an absence of several years, the Golf Classic is set to return in 2013 as a mainstay in our quest to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation. Details are currenntly being worked out and will be made available early in the new year.
Tour and Dinner at the magic Circle - Autumn 2013
Plans are being made to visit London in Autumn of 2013, when the society will be given access to some of Tommy's actual props held in the Magic circle Museum. we will then have a tour of the magic circle building, followed by a meal, while being entertained by magicians at the dinner table. Once the details have been finalised in 2012, the event will be advertised.
Tommy Cooper in Toast and Marmite at Y Galleri, Caerphilly -October 2012
In October, budding Ebbw Vale artist, Nathen Wyburn gave an amazing display, by producing a edible portrait of Tommy Cooper using only toast, marmite and tomato ketchup. The later two ingredients were dextrously applied using one of his mam's knives which he had pinched for the event. A special time delay recording of the portrait production was made and can be found on the link below:
Tommy Cooper A son of Caerphilly - Talks
This 45 minute illustrated talk on the life of Tommy, follows his influences and legacy as well as telling of the work of The Tommy cooper Society has now been given to over 50 societies. If you would like to book the presentation for your society please use the ' contact us' page and we will get in touch with you. We do not charge a fee, but hope that your organisation will give a donation to The Tommy Cooper Society.
2012 Presentations were given to:
Barry Probus, Age Concern Ely, Llandaff NSPCC, Cardiff Probus, Newport Probus, W.A.L.K Newport, University of the third age, Age Concern Llanrumney, Rotary Club of St Davids - Charter Night and Newport 41 Club.
2013 Presentations booked include :
Dinas Powys Probus, Lisvane WI, NSPCC Radyr, Pontyclun WI and Cowbridge Probus.