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Tribute To Foo Foo As Lammars Celebrates Its Birthday

The Northern Quarter´s most exotic bar celebrates its sixth birthday

Published on March 7th 2012.


Tribute To Foo Foo As Lammars Celebrates Its Birthday

LAMMARS in Hilton Street will be celebrating its sixth birthday with a party in honour of its namesake, Frank Foo Foo Lammar.

Special guests have been invited to to Lammars in Hilton Street on Wednesday 14 March, to pay homage to the famous drag artist and also raise money for his charity, Frank Lammar Christies Against Cancer.

In the six years we have been open, it’s been a huge success and to celebrate we want to raise money for the causes so close to Frank’s heart, as well as have the party of the year.

With a limited number of tickets available to the general public priced £5, there will be tribute acts and a charity auction, with proceeds from the night going to the worthy cause.

Lammars was launched six years ago by his nephew Anthony Pearson, three years after the death of the much-loved Foo Foo and in honour of his memory.

With its flamboyant and eclectic interior, the award-winning bar restaurant has become a firm favourite with its distinctive environment, drinks range and menu.

"We wanted Lammars to be unlike any other bar in town and reflect Frank’s flamboyant nature and love of a good party," said Anthony.

"In the six years we have been open, it’s been a huge success and to celebrate we want to raise money for the causes so close to Frank’s heart, as well as have the party of the year."

Frank Foo Foo Lammar was the son of an Ancoats rag and bone man and left school at the age of 15 with no qualifications.

He started performing in the clubs and bars of Greater Manchester and created his stage persona Foo Foo, adding Lammar in honour of Hollywood actress, Hedy Lamarr.

He opened his first club in 1971 called the Picador and then Foo Foo’s Palace in Dale Street in the Northern Quarter as well as releasing the album My Life At The Palace and publishing his autobiography I Am What I Am, a year before his death.

But it was for his tireless work for charity that he was equally remembered. He raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and latterly, Christies.

Anthony has also recently launched Foo Foos in Bloom Street, also in honour of Frank.

For details on how to get tickets and or to be involved in the tribute to Frank call 0161 237 9058, log onto www.lammars.co.uk

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AnonymousMarch 7th 2012.

"Exotic" and "unlike any other bar" at one time maybe but not anymore, it's now full of scallies. It used to be my favourite bar until they hiked the prices and started charging a door entry fee.

AnonymousMarch 7th 2012.

yep full of scallys now and makes deansgate on a saturday look posh!, its had its time, port street beer house or the bakerie are far better bars nearby

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