On the show tonight: Our reporter Bonnie Britain returns to the airwaves once again. Last month she was in London’s Westend for a charity event WESTEND BAKE OFF – where the stars of London theatre flashed their fairy cakes, showed us their buns and touted their Eccles cakes all – in aid of charity. She also chats to judge Christopher Biggins.
In our Night-Time Report – Prime Minister David Cameron has said he was “misinterpreted” over comments that implied Government ministers who did not back a “yes” vote on the EU referendum should resign. We have a full news update after 8.
Our featured artist tonight is Bonnie Tyler – it’s her birthday today – she’s 64. Welsh singer who had a worldwide smash with “Total Eclipse of the Heart”. ALSO tonight – if you were a fan of the Willo the Wisp stories in the 80s – acted by Kenneth Williams – for the first time tonight we will play an episode called The Bride-Groom.
Monday Matters reporter Bonnie Britain spoke to Noel Sullivan, Lauren Samuels and Dan Fletcher who are embarking on a trek to Mount Kilimanjaro on the 2nd December 2014 for two charities: The lullaby trust and Bliss.
When Noel was younger, his family suffered two devastating tragedies; at only 6 months old, his brother, Dominic, was lost to sudden infant death syndrome. Just three years later, his sister, Alicia-Monique died prematurely aged nine days of complications relating to a brain tumour. Noel wanted to find a way to honour his siblings memory and felt these charities best serve this purpose. He will be joined by both Lauren and Daniel a mammoth 8 day trek to an altitude of 19,341 feet!
Monday Matters reporter Bonnie Britain was back out and about in London this time chatting to the writers and cast of Memphis the Musical: David Bryan, Joe DiPietro, Waylon Jacobs and Rolan Bell.
Inspired by true events from the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, MEMPHIS the Musical follows the fame and forbidden love of a radio DJ who wants to change the world and a club singer who is ready for her big break.
Monday Matters reporter Bonnie Britain went along to the Electric cinema for their Edible Cinema event – a unique way to experience a film: through aroma, texture and taste. Each guest is supplied with a tray of numbered mystery boxes containing a bite-sized tasting menu tailored to specific moments in the film.
Bonnie talks to the creators behind the idea – Ana Matronic of the Scissor Sisters & the British singer, musician and DJ Bishi.
Puppy farming is the mass commercial production of puppies purely for profit and without a thought for the welfare or happiness of the pup, breeding bitch or stud dogs. These poorly pups are then sold en masse to pet shops, online or from free newspaper ads and usually die soon after reaching their new home.
Pupaid is a yearly campaign designed to raise awareness and to change the law to prevent the mass commercial production of puppies purely for profit and without any thought for the health, welfare and quality of life of the puppy and its parents. Pup Aid is determined to bring about an end to this cruel and unnecessary practice.
Monday Matters roving reporter Bonnie Britain went along to the PUP AID 2014 – event on 6th September and spoke to various celebrities including Sue Perkins, Jeremy Edwards, Matt Johnson and many others.
Thousands of people gathered together in Trafalgar Square at the end of June to enjoy West End Live – a free event that showcases the very best that London’s West End has to offer.
There were performances from 25 West End shows including an appearance from The Royal Opera House Chorus, conducted by Pla-ci-do Domingo; the English National Opera and an exclusive of Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games. A huge highlight of the weekend – saw old favourites take to the stage once more including Avenue Q, Chicago and Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical – all presented by Oliver Tompsett.
Monday Matters sent our roving reporter – Bonnie Britain along to cover the event which celebrated it’s 10th year – of showcasing, for free – the best of the West End.
West End Live returns to trafalgar square later this month – showcasing the best of what London’s West End has to offer.
The best thing about West End live isn’t just that it all happens in the iconic setting of central London in Trafalgar Square or that you get to see brilliant acts – one after the other, from the best productions currently playing in London…one of the main attractions about West End Live is…. IT’S FREE!!!!!!
All you’ve got to do is queue.
When: Saturday 21 (11-6pm) and Sunday 22 (12-6pm) June
Where: Trafalgar Square
Cost: FREE ENTRY – this event is NOT ticketed
Last year, Monday Matters sent our roving report Bonnie Britain and her producer Noor to Trafalgar Square for West End Live 2013 where they spoke with the cast of Let It Be, The Sound of Music, Dirty Dancing, Mouse Trap and actor and singer Oliver Tompsett.