Cardiff showbar celebrates with charity fundraiser

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On Thursday 16th June Minsky’s Showbar in Cardiff will be celebrating it’s fifteenth birthday by hosting a fundraising night for HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust Cymru (THT Cymru). ‘An Evening with Ceri Dupree and Guests’ features the ‘one-night only’ return to the stage of Ceri Dupree, one of the UK’s leading female impersonators, who performed at Minsky’s when it first opened in 1996.

Ceri has built up an international fan base for his impersonations of a whole host of famous women, including Amy Winehouse, Cilla Black and Dolly Parton. On the night there will also be supporting performances from singers Cai and Sara Jones, as well as a fundraising auction, with all proceeds coming to THT Cymru.

Ceri Dupree said: “Terrence Higgins Trust is a charity really close to my heart. I was working at Madame JoJo’s in London during the AIDS crisis of the 1980s, and remember only too well the almost daily news of losing a friend. I’ve always supported THT, and I still have all my old letters and certificates I received from them for raising money in the 80s. For that reason I am overjoyed to be raising money for THT once again – even if I did once say that I’d never go back to Minsky’s!”

Joshua Hall, Suport Services Manager for THT Cymru in Cardiff, said: “I am delighted that Minsky’s and Ceri are supporting THT in this way. Everyone enjoys a party, and I can well believe its going to be feathers and sequins galore on Thursday! I would encourage anyone looking for a good night out to attend, knowing that their celebrations are raising money for a good cause.”

Tickets for the evening cost £5, and are available in advance or on the door. Doors open at 7:30pm, with seating available on a first come, first served basis. Minsky’s Showbar is on Cathedral Walk, St David’s Centre, Cardiff, CF10 2GF.

For more information about the event, or to book tickets, please vist www.minskys-showbar.com or call 029 2023 3128.