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Junket Club comedy gig at National Museum

Last November, National Museum Cardiff offered a stage to some of Wales' best loved Welsh indie bands at the popular SWN Festival. Next month, the Museum will turn its hand to comedy thanks to The Junket Club.

Lloyd Woolf described as a ‘comedy genius' by the Guardian and Cardiff's Elis James will take centre stage at National Museum Cardiff at 6:30pm on Sunday 3 May 2009 in the third of Junket Club's series of gigs at unusual locations.

Lloyd Woolf - star of Radio 4 and BBC 4's Cowards will be performing his Edinburgh show 10 Shows I Abandoned. Elis James is known for being able to squeeze humour from virtually any subject.

The Junket Club has so far hosted Tom Wrigglesworth in an artist's studio in Barry and Josie Long in Cardiff's 25-seater planetarium.

Proceeds from the event, which will be recorded by the BBC for Radio 1's ‘Introducing in Wales' will go to Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales. Tickets are £9 and available from They should be booked in advance.

Admission to National Museum Cardiff is free thanks to the support of the Welsh Assembly Government.

Amgueddfa Cymru operates seven national museums across Wales. These are National Museum Cardiff, St Fagans: National History Museum, National Roman Legion Museum, Caerleon, Big Pit: National Coal Museum, Blaenafon, National Wool Museum, Dre-fach Felindre, National Slate Museum, Llanberis and the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea.


Lloyd Woolf and Elis James are available for interview. For interview requests and press photos, please email or contact Catrin Mears, Communications Officer on 029 2057 3185 or email