A Special Evening of Magic-Music-Mingling and Merriment!
Come and join us for fun, companionship and perhaps even love at our charity evening in aid of
The Brun Bear Foundation
You will be serenaded by Calling Blue Jay, a talented musician and Pauline Eyre, an award winning comedian… and much more...
The evening will see an array of vegetarian Italian canapes served throughout the evening alongside a glass of Prosecco. Soft drinks are also served and you can BYOB too! Our evening is being held in support of registered charity The Brun Bear Foundation.
Calling Blue Jay
Calling Blue Jay is the musical project of London-based singer-songwriter MarieQ, originally from Belgium. The music can be described as raw indie folk with a hypnotic flavour, a sound that is simultaneously delicate and powerful. Lyrics are a key ingredient and taste bittersweet, trying to explore complexities through self-reflection and visualisations.
Combining a finger picking guitar style with haunting vocal harmonies, performances are known to be intimate and captivating.
From singing stories in the car as a child to travelling on her own through Asia, being on the way had always been a great source of inspiration. Out of these travel diaries and a short encounter with the arts, Calling Blue Jay was born. Armed with scraps of paper she felt the need to capture whatever floated her way.
Pauline Eyre is a voice over, continuity announcer & writer, stand-up comedian, corporate video producer, antenatal teacher and fitness instructor – variety is the spice of life! She is also a mother of three, which a man might not include on his bio, but it’s something she is immensely proud of, so there. Mostly, she’s a bit knackered. She used to look like this photo, back in the day. She’s been too tired to get one taken more recently.
REGIONAL FINALIST Funny Women Awards 2018 FINALIST (ongoing) Yellow Comedy Golden Comedian of the Year 2018 FINALIST Colchester New Comedian of the Year 2016
SEMI-FINALIST Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year 2016
SEMI-FINALIST Amused Moose Awards 2017 (quarter finalist 2016)
SEMI-FINALIST Funny Women Awards 2015
Come and support The Brun Bear Foundation
The Brun Bear Foundation was established in 2015 by Edwin Lampert in memory of his father.
Sadly, Edwin's Dad had Brain Cancer. The radiotherapy his father went through resulted in his father believing that the family lived with two kindly bears called Brunhilfer and Brunfin.
Edwin's Dad - who has good insight into his condition - asked his son to look after his bears for him "when the time came."
When his Dad died in 2014 Edwin set about creating a charitable foundation as way of honouring his father's memory and values as well as supporting causes he had held dear: medical research, community projects in the London Boroughs of Bromley and Lewisham, and animal welfare - with special emphasis on bears.
And so The Brun Bear Foundation was born.
Edwin's first act was to write a children's book about two kindly bears who lived with a kindly man and his wife. All proceeds from book sales go to The Foundation. A second book is under way and a Russian-language version of the first book is now complete.
Edwin subsequently added community events, supper clubs and an annual epic charity challenge to The Brun Bear Foundation's activities.
The Brun Bear Foundation is staffed entirely by volunteers who work hard to support the charity's chosen causes, uphold its inclusive ethos and maybe, in some small way, help Edwin look after his father's bears too.
Saturday 8th December 2018
19.30 Aperitivo and canapes
20.15 1st performance and Q&A
20.45 Break for sweets and refreshments
21.15 2nd performance and Q&A
HOSTS: Sabrina and Paul, London NW6
GET THERE : TUBE: Kilburn Park (Bakerloo) BUS: 31, 328, 32