Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious by eh...a quick blog update...
SAVE GABY’S DELI CAMPAIGN presents
‘CABARET FALAFEL’ at GABY’S DELI
Henry Goodman and Alistair Beaton join other stars including Simon Callow and Kate Fahy in Cabaret Falafel at Gaby’s Deli, Charing Cross Road. The events are organised by the campaign to save Gaby’s Deli from eviction by the Marquess of Salisbury.
The events are free, will last between 10 and 30 minutes and take place in the Deli. Guests are encouraged to tuck into salt beef or falafel while they enjoy the entertainment.
Thursday 8th December at 5.45pm
Gaby’s Deli, 30 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DE
The first event in the series sees HENRY GOODMAN (The Producers, Fiddler on the Roof, Duet for One, Yes Prime Minister) performing a specially written song by ALISTAIR BEATON, regarded as Britain’s leading political satirist (Not the Nine O’Clock News, Spitting Image, Feelgood, A Very Social Secretary).
Friday 16th December at 5.45pm
Juggling maestro and comedian MAT RICARDO performs his world famous act.
January 2012 - dates to be announced soon
SIMON CALLOW performs a reading celebrating Gaby’s.
KATE FAHY leads the cast of ANTARCTICA, a specially commissioned short play by novelist ROMA TEARNE. Roma’s novel Mosquito was nominated for the Costa Book Award.
Simon Callow “Gaby's is everything that a West End snackeria should be - tasty, individual, fast, fun. I have been eating there since it opened. Easy, friendly, lively, sometimes a bit crazy - a great West End institution. Gaby's must not go.”
Mike Leigh “Gaby's is one of the great institutions of the West End. It is both unique and special, providing as it does a standard of food and a quality of service that has no equal. To allow it to be destroyed would be deeply irresponsible.”
Notes to editors
Gaby’s Deli is a London institution and has served Salt Beef and Falafel to actors and theatre-goers, Londoners and visitors since it Gaby Elyahou founded it in 1965. The Landlord, Gascoyne Holdings, owned by the Marquess of Salisbury of Hatfield House, has got planning permission for the site to be redeveloped and taken over by a restaurant chain. They plan to evict Gaby on May 1st 2012.
The campaign has 4,650 signatures on a petition, 2773 facebook supporters and a is supported by Ken Livingston, Westminster MP Mark Field, Denis McShane MP, Mike Leigh, Mark Thomas, Alex James, Vanessa Redgrave and Miriam Margolyes, Charlie Chaplin and Yehudi Menuhin were frequent visitors.
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Well come along, then, all you faithful. Support Gaby, be part of the First Ever Developer Downfall Party. Don't let them get away with their greedy, money grabbing ways. Don't let them ruin the Capital city.
And by the way... does anyone know where the lovely Boris is? He's gone awfully silent... isn't this just the sort of campaign the Mayor of London ought to support? No? Oh ra-ra, Boris, on your bike. Not all things in heaven and earth are about money, you know...
Where are you when we need you?