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Fundraising through Laughter with International Alert Comedy Event

Jun 7 2011

On Thursday 19th May International Alert is the UK’s leading peace building charity held a charity comedy event “Are You Taking the Peace?” at the Bloomsbury theatre in aid of their sterling work around the world. Comedians including Rich Hall, Sean Hughes and Robin Ince gave up their time for free to help raise almost £5,000 for the excellent cause.

International Alert are a n independent peacebuilding organisation  who  work with people  directly affected by violent conflict to improve their prospects of peace. They seek to influence the policies and ways of working of governments, international organisations like the UN and multinational companies, to reduce conflict risk and increase the prospects of peace.

Putting on a comedy event may seem a bit strange for such a serious organisation but it’s a great way to reach people who otherwise may not have heard of the charity, and of course to get some valuable donations.

I attended the event which was a great laugh from start to finish and included a great joke about why the theme tune to Dogtanion is the happiest song in the world! Listen to the below and I’m sure you’ll agree.

There was also a serious side to the evening with International Alert giving a brief speech on how they are helping human rights in places like Kyrgyzstan. It was a really thought provoking aside which helped to put the evening into perspective.

You can read more about the great work of International Alert on their website.

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25th Anniversary Comedy Event for Are You Taking the Peace?

Mar 25 2011

International Alert is the UK’s leading peace building charity, and on Thursday 19th May they invite you to “Are You Taking the Peace?”.  This charity fundraiser includes top comedians such as Rich Hall and personal favourites of mine Sean Hughes and Robin Ince.

The line-up includes: Rich Hall, Sean Hughes, Robin Ince, Will Andrews and Tom Price, with Al Barrie compering!

The event is to help International Alert celebrate their 25th anniversary of building peace. Taking place at the beautiful Bloomsbury Theatre in London and with tickets from just £15, it promises to be a night to remember!

Check out a clip of Rich Hall in action :

Come celebrate peace and enjoy this fabulously funny line-up of comedians all in aid of International Alert. I’ve already got my tickets for this great event – make sure you get your tickets early as last year’s event sold out!

Are You Taking The Peace?

Venue : The Bloomsbury Theatre, 15 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AH
Date : Thursday 19th May

Comedians : Rich Hall, Sean Hughes, Robin Ince, Will Andrews, Tom Price and Alistair Barrie perform in aid of International Alert, with the possibility of a further act to be announced*.

Time : 7.30pm
Prices: £17/£15
Box office: 020 7388 8822
Buy online:
(booking fees apply)

*Acts may be subject to change at short notice.

The money raised on the night will help build peace in over 20 countries effected by or emerging from violent conflict, giving them the support they need to look forward to a peaceful future.

Click here to buy tickets online

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Are You Taking The Peace? – International Alert Comedy Night – 9/11/09

Oct 15 2009

Are you taking the piece?The UK’s largest peacebuilding charity, International Alert (Alert), is hosting a top line up of comedians in Are You Taking The Peace? – a benefit night full of laughs taking place at London’s Comedy Store on Monday 9 November 2009. The show will feature live performances from tv and radio stars including amongst others –

  • Stephen Merchant
  • Stewart Francis
  • Adam Hills
  • Lucy Porter

Tickets cost just £18 and following on from past events we hope to have a sell out show. Proceeds from ticket sales will go towards helping Alert’s peacebuilding work in Africa, Asia and Latin America. We support and work with communities that are threatened or affected by violent conflict to improve their prospects for a peaceful future. We also work with governments, the EU and UN to shape peacebuilding work.

Have a giggle and at the same time raise funds to help people directly affected by violent conflict.

> > click here to buy your ticket for ‘Are You Taking The Peace?’

Help International Alert today

International Alert
Over 7 million people have lost their lives as a result of violent conflict since 1990. The majority have been civilians and women and children are often the hardest hit. It’s thought that children fight in almost 75% of today’s armed conflicts while sexual abuse has become an established weapon; in Sierra Leone, more than half of the women have experienced some type of sexual violence.

By donating to International Alert you will be helping us to stop these atrocities happening.

Peace is not just the absence of war; it is when societies manage their differences without resorting to violence, while making progress in which everyone can share. That’s why here at Alert we target the root cause of conflicts and issues that are most likely to make people pick up their guns again. Your donation will help us to continue with this valuable work. You’ll be helping us to build peace, reaching those most affected by violent conflict and influencing those who are best placed to maintain peace. Your support will help to change and improve lives, for better, for good.

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