Saturday, 6 March 2010
Ayr Racecourse double bill offers racing and comedy
COMEDY comes to Ayr Racecourse on Saturday 13 March when three of Scotland’s top comedians take to the stage after racing.
The racecourse has built up a reputation for top quality after racing entertainment with many top bands having appeared over the past few years, and now for the first time a full comedy show is to take place on Saturday night in the Horseshoe Bar.
Top of the bill is Vladimir McTavish (pictured above), a regular star of the annual Best of Scottish Comedy Showcase at the Edinburgh Fringe, and he has numerous television appearances to his credit including “The Empire Laughs Back“.
Known as one of the most popular and most successful modern day Scottish comedians, Vladimir is sure to be a hit with the racecourse audience.
Supporting Vladimir is Gus Tawse (pictured above), described as the “deadpan master of mirth”, and who is equally at home on both the after-dinner and stand-up circuits. Gus was joint second in the 2009 Scottish Comedian of the Year Competition.
Hosting the night is another stalwart of the Scottish comedy scene, Alan Anderson. Alan will keep the night flowing and also entertain the crowd with his humour and wit.
Ayr Racecourse marketing manager Lindsey Smith said: “We always strive to bring top quality entertainment to the Racecourse, and also look to do something different from time to time.
“A comedy night has always been something we wanted to try, and we feel we have a quality line up.”
The comedians will take to the stage at approximately 5.45 pm following the last race at 5.35 pm. For further information call 01292-264179 or go online at www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk
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Tuesday, 2 March 2010
Elite Ayrshire Business Circle / Clydesdale Bank Charity Golf Day
THE third annual Elite Ayrshire Business Circle / Clydesdale Bank Charity Golf Day will take place on Friday 11 June at Brunston Castle Golf Course in aid of the Ayrshire Hospice.
In both the previous two years this popular event raised over £10,000 for the Ayrshire Hospice.
Frazer Coogans Solicitors senior partner and Elite Ayrshire Business Circle executive chairman Norman Geddes (pictured above) said: “For the past couple of years the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle / Clydesdale Bank Charity Golf Day has proved to be a popular and enjoyable event which has also succeeded in raising a significant amount of money for the Ayrshire Hospice.
"I am confident that Ayrshire business people will be looking forward to supporting the event and a very worthwhile cause again this year, and to making it an even greater success than ever.”
Brunston Castle Golf Course general manager Cheryl Steven (pictured above) said: “I am delighted that the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle have decided to host their Annual Clydesdale Bank Charity Golf Day at Brunston Castle Golf Course, The Course is playing in fantastic condition and I am sure that all teams will have a very enjoyable and memorable day.”
A maximum of 18 teams will tee-off in a shotgun start at 9am in a four-ball tournament, to be followed by lunch.
The cost for a team of four, including the golf, tea/coffee and bacon roll before the event and lunch afterwards, is £250, all proceeds going to the Ayrshire Hospice.
Charity Golf Day organiser David Jellema said: “This is an excellent opportunity for companies to entertain customers, to network and promote their businesses, and of course to raise much needed funds for Ayrshire Hospice. Sponsorship packages are available, including the nearest the pin and longest shot prizes.”
Telephone David Jellema on 07802 186270.
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