Evening folks, after months of waiting #MontyMarch is upon us. The event is a tribute to the late great Richard Griffiths on the second anniversary of his passing. Most audience members will probably know him best as the predatory and yet lonely Uncle Monty. The event is not for profit – like #WithnailWeekend it is for and by fans of the film and in this case the man.
Everyone is welcome to pay tribute as they see fit. For some it will be an outfit based tribute; others like the brilliant @KevMcCready have penned an offering, others will simply come and soak up the film and doubtless significant quantities of booze. Come as you are as the song goes….
The event is now sold out. There is a wait list on the Eventbrite Page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/montymarch-a-tribute-to-richard-griffiths-tickets-12623967627 in the event of people wishing to cancel we will do our level best to slot folk in. The batting order for the event is as follows (dip in to as much or as little as you wish):
1pm onwards meet at the Victoria Pub http://www.thevictoriabirmingham.co.uk/ or @TheVictoria 48 John Bright Street.Birmingham. B1 1BN
2.45pm onwards meet at The Electric Cinema https://www.theelectric.co.uk/ or @ElectricBham 47-49 Station St. Birmingham B5 4DY For those of you with “Eccentric Millionaires” sofa seating the Electric will have a seating plan on reception. The rest of the seating “Scrubber Standard” is not allocated including the front recliners. Please provide your names at reception and you’ll be checked off the list. You don’t need to bring paper copies of your Eventbrite Booking but do double check the name you booked your tickets in prior to arrival (this will be trickier for those of you who come to The Victoria first if Withnail Weekend is anything to go by!)
Kev McCready will take to the stage to read his tribute at 3pm. There will short and sweet awards ceremony for the following categories:
– The Bastard Must Have Died Award (idea courtesy of @simonpennysmith) for the audience member who has made the absolute minimum of effort
– The Oh So Mauve Award for the audience member most likely to terrify I
– The terrible c&*t award (we have no criteria for this but @HuBoyd considers himself an expert)
Huge thanks to Graham at Great Escape Cars. Graham donated the mk. II Jag to #WithnailWeekend and has offered a days free hire of a Jag to the winner of the Oh So Mauve Award. The least we can do is punt his wares so have a look at http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk/ or go to @ClassicCarsHire
Thereafter the feature presentation. After that over to the upstairs of Wellington 37 Bennetts Hill. B2 5SN http://www.thewellingtonrealale.co.uk/ or @WellyRealAle where our very own cake SCRUBBER @JRAlderton will have prepared a slice of Monty themed cake for anyone attending the film (it’s included in your ticket price). Withnail themed beers by @Edenbreweryltd will be available at the Electric and the Welly. There is no plan for the rest of the evening other than enjoying the best the Welly has to offer.
Thanks to you all for supporting the day and we hope you enjoy yourselves.
Matt and Hugh (@WithnailBrum)