Comedy night raises laughs - and �700 for Brent’s libraries

The money will go towards the legal fight to save Brent’s six threatened libraries

A stand up comedy night raised more than just a few laughs at a benefit gig to help save Brent’s six threatened libraries.

More than �700 was taken at the Stand up for Libraries comedy show at the North London Tavern in Kilburn High Road, Kilburn.

Top comic Nathan Cassidy was joined by his fellow funny men Inel Tomlinson, Mercedes Benson and Barnaby Slater.

They were joined by Juliet Stephens, Chuquai Billy and Paul Harry Allen in an evening of laughs that raised �725 towards the Save Our Six (SOS) Libraries campaign.

The money will go towards a fund to launch a judicial review against the proposed library closures, which could see reading rooms in Kensal Rise, Cricklewood, Tokyngton, Barham Park, Neasden and Preston close.

Campaigners will also hold a second hand book stall at Gladstonbury festival in Gladstone Park, Dollis Hill, this Sunday (19).