The Newman Holiday Trust is not just a once-a-year thing; events happen throughout the seasons, for fun or fundraising or both. Facebook and Twitter are the best places to find out about what is coming up, but here are some events which happen quite regularly…
The legendary Newman Holiday Trust Comedy Night at the Highlights comedy club in London has seen a host of major performers on top form, including Omid Djalili, Ed Byrne, Alistair McGowan, Mickey Flanagan and Nina Conti. A huge prize draw also takes place. Adults only, all welcome, food available. It tends to happen in October.
Carols and Barrels – London and Nottingham
An annual Christmas singalong gathered round the piano, usually at the Palm Tree pub in east London and at the Hand and Heart pub in Nottingham. Join in with carols and seasonal pop classics to get you in the mood for the festive season. Adults only, all welcome, free entry, held in early to mid December.
Summer Solstice – London
The summer spin-off of the ever-popular Carols and Barrels, the Summer Solstice is another singalong at the Palm Tree pub in east London, with no limit to the setlist! Adults only, all welcome, free entry, held at some point during the summer.
Holiday Christmas parties – Around the UK
The holidays often hold a Christmas party for the children they have taken on holidays and their families. The venue is usually close to where most of the children live. The helpers often go for a night out afterwards!
Helpers Reunion – Somewhere in the UK
An occasional event for all Trust volunteers, usually covering a weekend and held in a different location each time. Previous reunions have been held in Durham, Manchester and Stratford-on-Avon.