Humberside Cop Alfie Moore raises funds for Barton Rotary Club

Barton upon Humber’s Ropery Hall  has forged a partnership with the town’s Rotary Club to being to the town Scunthorpe policeman turned comedian Alfie Moore for a night of stand-up comedy and real life stories.

Fresh from his hit Radio 4 series “It’s A Fair Cop” and a sell-out Edinburgh Festival, Alfie Moore will be appearing at Ropery Hall on Saturday, January 16.

“We are delighted to be working in partnership with the Barton Rotary Club to help its members’ charity fundraising,” said Liz Bennet of The Ropewalk.  “The Club has played an active part in the life of the town since 1977 and has donated money to many good causes both home and abroad.”

“We are hoping that the evening will boost the Rotary Club’s coffers even further”.

During the evening, Alfie, who spent 18 years with Humberside Police before turning to stand-up comedy,  will taser his way through hilarious and fascinating anecdotes from his years on the beat including the  true story of his dogged determination to track down a “serial flasher” – a tale with twists and turns that exposes a hilariously strange and seedy side of his crime investigation.

He has made numerous appearances on television and radio including the Sky News Paper Review, Comedy Relief and The Wright Stuff as well as guest comedian on many BBC radio programmes including Radio 4’s Today programme, Five Live’s Richard Bacon Show and Jeremy Vine’s Radio 2 programme.

Alfie  has now taken four shows to Edinburgh Festival and last year’s  The Naked Stun was awarded the Edinburgh Fringe laurel for a sell-out show and supported Sarah Millican, Russell Kane and Milton Jones on their national comedy tours.

Tickets cost £14 in advance or £16 on the door and can be booked online at www.the-ropewalk.co.uk, by calling 01652 660380 or in person at the Craft Gallery.

Other highlights of the 2016 programme include appearances by T’Pau, Cara Dillon in February as well as the end of month Barnstormers Comedy and Folk Nights.  Comedy is also well represented with Mark Steel confirmed for April, the same month Rory McGrath makes his first appearance at Ropery Hall while in May Los Pacaminos, featuring Paul Young, is guaranteed to  a Tex-Mex Party Night atmosphere to the town.

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