17 Feb 2017

8 of Our Favourite Tweets From UK Pun Day

Whilst love and Valentine's Day may have been on many people's lips this week, the wordsmiths amongst us were seduced by a different mistress... UK Pun Day!

The unofficial national holiday is the brainchild of Leicester Comedy Festival – a day on which lovers of wordplay are encouraged to craft and share puns on social media and appreciate the efforts of others, all culminating in the UK Pun Championships at De Montfort Hall on Monday night.

The puns were out in full force, particularly on Twitter. They varied from sigh-inducingly cheesy to painfully clever. Some fell flat (you could say they were punsuccessful), whereas others were pundamentally brilliant. But all – or at least most – drew a smile. 

Here's a selection of our favourites from #UKPunDay:

(Don't worry, this next one is our punultimate entry!)

Of course, this is just a small offering of the tweets that were on display. To see more, take a look at the #UKPunDay hashtag on Twitter.

If these wordy witticisms have put you in the mood for clowning around - well... you've come to the right place!

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10 Feb 2017

Valentines Day...

On February 14th every year, gifts and gestures of love are exchanged across the globe in celebration of St.Valentine. 

St. Valentine comes from the legend that he served as a priest in Rome in the 3rd century. When Emperor Claudius 2nd outlawed marriage for young men as when single they made better soldiers, St Valentine saw this as a great injustice and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When his actions were uncovered, the Emperor ordered him to death... not the cheeriest of legends we must admit!

So if your celebrating Valentines this year with your partners, why not ditch the chocs and flowers and go alternative - we've put together the perfect list of unusual gifts for you to give this year!

1. Name a Star
Findmeagift.co.uk have made it possible for you to name a star after your loved one!
When you buy this gift you will receive a certificate of authentication, a framed poster and a star map of where to locate your star all for only £9.99!

2. Personalised Book of Love
ijustloveit.co.uk have a personalised book of love that you can send to your partner! The book is filled with illustrations and one liners about your partner, the little things that make your relationship special! This gift will last a lifetime, especially for those sentimental types. From as little as £12.99!

This one we would love! gettingpersonal.co.uk do a whole range of personalised alcoholic products, including spirits, wines and gift sets! 

The perfect gift for someone who likes a glass of bubbly (or two)!

Gifts starting at £14.

4. Sweet Gift
Your partner got a sweet tooth? Well, funkyhampers.com have the most perfect gift for you! They do loads of personalised sweet hampers for any taste!

We love this gift, a fantastic twist on the old box of chocs!

Lots of places at the moment have Valentines offers for two! 
virginexperiencedays.co.uk are doing romantic getaways starting at £60 for you and your partner which look amazing!

Or if your not the romantic type, redletterdays.co.uk are doing a stand up comedy night out for two starting at £15! 

Or you could really go all out and spoil your partner with tickets to a show! The Lady Boys of Bangkok at the moment have a special Valentines deal, where if you buy any full price ticket for any show - you get a free glass of bubbly (and who wouldn't want that!).

So what are you getting for your loved one this Valentines?

3 Feb 2017

The announcement of the cast for Ru Paul's Drag Race Season 9...

RuPaul's Drag Race is an American reality competition which documents RuPaul and his search for America's biggest Drag superstar. The competition employs a panel of judges of famous guest faces to critic the contestants on different tasks throughout the show.

RuPaul's Drag race has spanned 8 seasons, with a 9th just announced. The show's popularity soared and now holds the title of most viewed programme on Logo-TV  and is now aired worldwide.

The show embraces diversity and openly welcomes and celebrates the LGBT community with a great platform for some of the most fabulous Drag Queens that give the Lady Boys of Bangkok a run for their money!

Previous winners are as follows:

Tyra Sanchez - Season 2

Raja - Season 3

Sharon Needles - Season 4

Jinkx Monsoon - Season 5

Bianca Del Rio - Season 6

Violet Chachki - Season 7

Bob the Drag Queen - Season 8

You can really see why these individuals have won the crown for America's Drag Superstars. All of which have gone on to be internationally acclaimed cover models for some of the largest fashion magazines with numerous make-up brand endorsements. 

Season 9 will not disappoint with the new cast being announced last night, RuPaul's Drag Race promises to be one of the most fabulous seasons yet!

At Gandeys World Class Productions we too embrace diversity and celebrate it with our productions that include individuals from all walks of life - something which we hope will continue and flourish in the world we live in today! 

What do you think about the new cast? Who will be watching?!

27 Jan 2017

Chinese New Year 2017...

This Weekend, millions of people around the world will be celebrating Chinese New Year.

The 2017 Chinese New Year will begin this Saturday on the 28th of January. 

The reason why it falls later than what we know as 'New Year' is because it follows the Lunar Calendar - the beginning of a new moon. Because of this, the Chinese New Year is on different dates every year.

In Chinese tradition each year is named after one of twelve animals

This year, 2017 is the year of the Rooster

According to Chinese belief, the year of the Rooster will bring good health and energy to 2017. Those who are born in this Chinese year are said to be; beautiful, kind hearted, hardworking, courageous, independent, humorous and honest. 

Chinese New Year is celebrated across the globe with feasting, family parties and the famous Lantern Festivals and parades. These usually last for around 2 weeks.

In celebration of Chinese New Year, The Chinese State Circus are holding a competition to win this hamper of goodies for the winner to perfect their Chinese cuisine! Complete with Chinese Tea brought over from China from the artistes themselves.

Head over to their Facebook to find out how you can win!