Events

Live Music

As part of my remit to promote live music I am delighted to say that I have the following Loony Music Night arranged.

Chris Dowling’s WHATS NEXT
The Cricketers
81 Clayton Road, Chessington, KT9 1NQ

On Saturday 16th December 8.30pm FREE Entry

Live Music

THE OFFICIAL MONSTER RAVING LOONY PARTY
Proudly Presents ….at
The Cricketers
81 Clayton Road
Chessington KT9 1NQ

As the party that has consistently promoted the art of live music for over 50 years we would like to inform you of occurrences at one of our local HQ’s (well, local if you are in the vicinity of Chessington in Surrey!)
At The Cricketers, 81 Clayton Road, Chessington, KT9 1NQ
Performing for your entertainment the following live acts have been deemed worthy of your attendance and joy & happiness will be your suitable reward …

Sat 18th Nov – BLACK ELVIS
Sat 25th Nov – TOM O’DRISCOLL
Sat 2nd Dec – BLIND PANIC
Sat 9th Dec – BAD INFLUENCE
Sat 23 Dec – MAGIC BUS
New Years Eve – SUNSET BOULEVARD

Coming in 2018 the legend that is JOE JAMMER, THE JAMMED, and many many more
The Monster Raving Loony Party – Keeping Music Live & Free!

Victory party in Islington

The Monster Raving Loony Party will be holding a Victory Party –
Before the count has even begun !
With The Big Faux Fibbers 
 at – The Liquor Works, 203 Holloway Rd. N7 8DL
Free entry –  Show starts about 9.30 + Irish music session from The Curfew
Come along and meet members of the Monster Raving Loony Party
You could join the party ! – and then maybe stand in the next election !
Hope to see u all there !  Cheers – Knigel Knapp, Knight of the unKnown.
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VOTE FOR THE MONSTER RAVING LOONY PARTY – The only sane thing to do in a world gone mad !

Victory Party – free event from the party of music

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MOJO CREW

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Richmond Park and North Kingston By-election 1st Dec

2016_9003_The_Triple_Crown_Richmond_1_DecResults
Sarah Olney – Lib Dem –  20,510
Zac Goldsmith – Independent – 18,638
Christian Woolmer – Labour – 1,515
Howling ‘Laud’ Hope – Raving Loony – 184
Fiona Simms – Independent – 173
Dominic Stockford – Christian Alliance – 164
Maharajah Jammu – One Love Party – 67
David Powell – Independent – 32
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A great result, raised a few eyebrows, coming fourth from eight candidates. Ok, so Conservative and Ukip didn’t stand, they threw their weight behind Zac Goldsmith, so unfortunately they also lost, didn’t they!

I arrived in Richmond on Sunday 27th Nov to start our campaign, although my agent Jason Chinnery, ‘Chinners’ our Minister for 2016_9007_The_Triple_Crown_Richmond_1_DecSpinning and Bouncing, had already done most of the footwork, getting the nomination papers signed and paving the way for a wonderful sense of camaraderie between us and the electors. Chinners is a local, he knows everybody.

On the Monday, St George of Rideon, our candidate from Gloucester 2016_9016_The_Triple_Crown_Richmond_1_Decarrived for a day or two, we went canvassing the streets laughing and joking with anybody who he could get to listen. He thoroughly enjoyed himself, pity he couldn’t stay longer.

Wednesday, O B Joyful and Lawd Lawson arrived, so we toured the constituency in his battle bus, with loudhailer at the ready, 2016_9017_The_Triple_Crown_Richmond_1_Decbringing lots of smiles to peoples faces.

Thursday, we held our Victory Party in the ‘Triple Crown’ thanks to Harvey the landlord, usually this would be on the Wednesday but circumstances made this difficult, so Thurs it was. A fine line up of entertainment was had by all.

2016_9032_RuTC_Sports_Hall_Richmond_1_Dec‘The Big Fibbers’ started the show, followed by ‘Chris Dowling’ and ‘Whats Next’, then ‘The Mojo Crew’, ‘Linda Landers’ did a guest spot, as did the Howling ‘Laud’ and – The Teenage Kicker – ‘Chinners’. By now ‘The Flying Brick’ had arrived from Derbyshire and others ready for the count to be held that very same evening. So after a night of raucous Rock’n’Roll of we went,
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Myself, The Brick, Knigel Knapp, OB and the Lawd, Yvonne Elwood, Lib Dem Dave and Chinners.

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“Never mind Zac…Now you know how we feel.. “

The count was the usual good fun, Flying and Howling getting up to their usual tricks, with the worlds cameras flashing all over the place, when we made our grand entrance. Once again thanks to Chinners for all his hard work and endeavour, a fine job he did. And of course to ‘Punk Rock Harvey’ the landlord, who gave us the use of his premises and the 184 voters who got it right.

Phew, a couple of days back home, then off again on Sunday up to Sleaford Lincolnshire for another by-election on Thurs 8th. Supporting our candidate ‘The Iconic Arty Pole’. Watch for more news!!!

The Howling ‘Laud’

New event at the Poyntz Arms

If by any chance you cannot make it to the Loony party Conference and you live within travelling distance of East Molesey you could always go down to the Poyntz Arms (Walton Road, East Molesey, KT8 0DP) on Fri 30th Sept to see the terrific Delta Ladies. Check out their reviews here deltaladies.com/reviews.

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and another Welsh Assembly Victory Party

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Looking ahead!

2014_7651_Unc_Toms_CabinThe Party Conference next year Fri 25th-Sat 26th Sept 2015, is to be held in Blackpool. Uncle Toms Cabin, a fine music venue on Blackpools North Shore, 44-46 Queens Promenade, FY2 9RW. This venue is not a hotel so no accommodation is available unfortunately, but, I have arranged with one of our party members Lord Guilderoy, of the ‘New Guilderoy Hotel’ on Holmfield Road, only 750 yds away for a £25 pound
a night stay to include breakfast. When he is full, he knows the guest houses either side of him and can fix us up in there! Uncle Toms is about half a mile from the tower and Town Centre, bus and tram stops right outside. I have also arranged with ‘Jo’ the landlady for motor home and tent camping on the premises.
If you wish to make your own arrangements all very well, lots of places on the doorstep in Northumberland Road, Knowle Avenue and Holmfield Road, but stay in the Cabin area, that’s the name of the tram stop. Best to find the venue first then make your mind up!
Vince Ripper and his Rock ‘n’ Roll Horror show will be on both nights, already booked, to intersperse with whatever other entertainment may be on. The venue will provide a suitable band on the Friday, free of charge.
We have also at our disposal a Double Decker open top bus, to perambulate along the promenade on, with various banners and loud hailers, already confirmed.
I would like to thank Vince Cornwall, Tony Davies and  Simon Connelly, all Party Members, for helping to make this happen, and last but not least, the lovely ‘Jo’ of the Cabin for allowing it to happen.
Come and make a week of it, I will, and your more than welcome to come and join me!
The Howling ‘Laud’
New Guilderoy Phone no: 01253 351 547 – FY2 9RU – mention the Loony Party when booking.

Conference report

2014_6711_Ridgebourne_Llandrindod_Wells_26_SepWow, what a conference, two reasons firstly to remember this one, it was our 30th and the 15th that our leader Howling ‘Laud’ Hope had officiated at. Some said that this was the best ever, but they had not been to them all to form an overall opinion, but I will agree that this was up there with the best.
Our special thanks go to Chris ‘Lord Offa of the Dykes’ Rogers and ‘Lady Catherine’ for organising the 2014_6759_Ridgebourne_Llandrindod_Wells_27_SepVenue and then to Charlie ‘What a Wonderful Landlord’, Anya, and the rest of the staff for making us most welcome. And of course, not forgetting Pauline, she was not with us in soul, but was in spirit, I’m sure. The whole weekend was performed in her memory.
I arrived on Sunday 21st Sept just to get things up and running locally, inviting newspapers, tv, radio, 2014_6764_Ridgebourne_Llandrindod_Wells_27_Sepand generally dealing with the media. Also going round town and making it generally known that we are there, which always helps to break the ice. Hence organising the annual Saturday afternoon pub crawl, where the Metropole Hotel, Dickens Wine Bar, Hampton Hotel, Llanarch Arms, The Log Cabin and the Conservative Club in that order, all made us very welcome. 2014_6765_Ridgebourne_Llandrindod_Wells_27_SepWe were escorted around by ‘The Bums’ the ‘Border Urban Morris Side’ playing there style of music and dancing in the street!
The music content over the conference was up to its usual standard, excellent. The Big Fibbers and Badaxe performing Friday night, with Gripper and the Gurnards featuring BB black Dogs ‘Dale Rowles’ & Molly 2014_6787_Llandrindod_Wells_27_Sepalong with the most amazing young Rock ‘n’ Roll that you have ever heard, ‘The Hurricanes’ featuring Zack, OJ and Jason still in their teens, on the Saturday night. A local Welsh group whom I’m sure wont stay local for long, the world awaits them! And of course our leader getting up and doing his usual spot. The Bums all being musicians in their own right, giving improptu fill ins, when necessary 2014_6822_Log_Cabin_Llandrindod_Wells_27_Septo keep the ball rolling!
The turn out itself was very interesting, the Rochdale Loonies, the Manchester Loonies, Lincolnshire, the Gower Loonies, Birmingham, Derbyshire, Hampshire, Berkshire and Surrey and Blackpool plus a very strong contingent of various other Welsh members especially from Llanwrtyd Wells, Builth, Llandovery, if i’ve missed anybody I’m sorry. 2014_6929_Ridgebourne_Llandrindod_Wells_27_SepAll were in attendance for the annual Cabinet Reshuffle, another great success, as was the leaders speech, all taking place after the pub crawl. It was especially great to see Dangerous Dave, he lives Gloucestershire way now, but was at our very first conference in 1984, he stood in Spellthorpe in Middlesex for a general election. All the usual suspects were there there, 2014_6934_Ridgebourne_Llandrindod_Wells_27_Sep‘Baron Von Thunderclap’, The ‘Flying Brick’, Mr R.U. Seerius, ,Lady HelenBack’, Lily the Pink, Knigel Knapp, Captain Chapplington Smythe, Rear Admiral, Fellatio Hornblower, Somebody called Cameron, and many more, who all joined in and sampled our own brew called ‘Monster Mash’ which was on sale courtesy of the Landlord.
Sunday, I stayed on another day to meet up with 2014_6953_Ridgebourne_Llandrindod_Wells_27_Septhe Radnorshire CAMRA people who were interested in trying our Ale, and are looking into maybe getting a Welsh brewery to join in with our Co-ALE-ition range, plus a Welsh Cider, more on this as it happens !
All in all, as I said a very successful conference, and all looking forward to the next one, plans are ahead for it to be in Blackpool next year, I am going up on Mon 20th 2014_6959_Ridgebourne_Llandrindod_Wells_27_SepOct for 5 days to see what can be arranged and will be meeting up with the Blackpool Gang, Tony Davies, Vince Cornwall, Knorra Batty, Andy Winneris and Little Lord Fauntleroy.
Before then though were all off to Clacton-on-Sea for the By-election on Thurs 9th Oct, I am the candidate and am moving in up there tomorrow Thurs 2nd , the others will be joining me next Tues and Wed.  Remember, no matter how popular Nigel Farrage and his UKIP are, they have no more members of parliament than us ! ! ! !
The Howling ‘Laud