First Year Events Management students run a charity comedy night event in aid of Crisis

First year Event Management students hosted a charity evening in London Met’s student bar to raise money for Crisis.

Date: 16 April 2019

Four professional comedians took part in a charity fundraising event organised by first year Events Management BA students. The event was staged as part of their studies which requires them to plan and organise a real life event.

Comedians Grace Campbell, Tim RenkowRob Deering and Darren Walsh took part in the event on April 3 2019. They were joined by Mostafa Noun, a budding comedian studying LLB Law at London Met, who went down a treat with the audience. The event was organised by students Luke Tatman, Bruce Seidel, Katy Flaherty, Kyle Dearborn, Lori Borg, Tyra Barriteau, Davina Marques, Natascha Chacopino Santana, Mihaela Dicusara, Abigail Cunnick and Alexia Unnarsdottir.

Natasha Mooruth, Associate Lecturer in Events Management and Tourism, who manages the Events Planning and Management module, worked with the students. She said: “This event was showing our students the practical side of the industry, which will allow them to gather and collect their own evaluations about their event for their last assessment for this module.

“All of the first year events management students were allocated jobs and they all did a fantastic job. I would like to especially thank Vanessa Airth, Head of Business Partnerships and Employment Outcomes, who helped to finance and coordinate the event and Etienne Bresch, Course Manager for Creative industries and Aviation, and to Lauren Tindall, Assistant Bar Manager, for all of their support.”

The evening raised hundreds of pounds for Crisis, an independent charity who provide help and support to end homelessness. In 2018, the charity helped around 11,000 people in the UK find an end to homelessness.

The night started with a guest speaker from Crisis, who shared information about how money raised that evening will help in their mission to end homelessness. Audiences were entertained by a variety of comedians from political jokes to guitar wielding and witty puns.

The evening of laughter was held in The Rocket, London Met’s student bar. Alex Massey, Commercial Events Manager, who helped coordinate the venue.

The atmosphere on the night was exciting yet intimate and all who attended left with a smile on their faces. With thanks to everyone who made this night a huge success.