Together with FCN we held a funtastic fundraising night with Arthur Smith & his Smithereens doing their own unique take on Leonard Cohen.

Arthur (AKA the 2nd best Leonard Cohen tribute in Balham) lives locally in Balham and was delighted to support FACE and FCN (Furzedown Community Network) with this show. His reflections on dementia, enthusiasm, comedy and death were marinated in Cohen’s music in a performance that was personal and poignant, yet packed with big laughs.

Smith’s rendition of the songs was hugely enhanced by his beautiful backing trio, The Smithereens: Kirsty Newton, Carrie Marx and Ali Day, plus a very energetic bit of dancing.

It was a great venue at Chestnut Grove Academy and the tickets were sold out well in advance, the bar was very busy and there was also a raffle to win great prizes which were drawn at the end of the evening.

  • a ‘Taste of Tooting’ Hamper with Graveney Gin, Chateau Tooting, Tooting honey and preserves plus other Tootastic treats

  • a hand-made Furzedown window box planted with Spring flowers

  • Cheese and wine

  • Arthur Smith’s signed autobiography – My name is Daphne Fairfax

The money raised will help FCN keep this year’s Big Day Out event FREE and FACE will be helping local charities including opening a chill-out room for young people with cancer in St George’s Hospital early this year.

Thanks to everyone who came – looking forward to the next event!

Featured Posts
Recent Posts
Search By Tags
Follow Us
  • Facebook Classic
  • Twitter Classic
  • Google Classic


CALL: 07976 368 204
email: alan@feast.me.uk

Please write to:
Alan Feast, 49 Chillerton Road, London SW17

or follow our blog here


We are an associated member of the Furzedown Community Network.

© FACE Furzedown Annual Charity Event. All rights reserved.

Site & social media designed and managed by suepearsondesign.co.uk


  • Twitter Classic
  • Blogger Classic
  • Pinterest Classic
  • Facebook Classic

Registered under the Gambling Act 2005 with Wandsworth Borough Council Promoter: FACE Alan Feast, 49 Chillerton Road London SW17 9BE

Monies are being raised for the MND Association: Charity Registered No. 294354 and St George’s Hospital Charity: Registered Charity No. 241527 and will be divided equally. Any money donated to St George’s Hospital is used to provide extra benefits for patients and staff, and is not used to substitute government funding of core NHS services.