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A massive Alan Partridge charity quiz night is happening in Manchester

And it's written by Alpha Papa writer Neil Gibbons...

Isabella Norrison Isabella Norrison - 25th January 2024

Want to test your Alan Partridge knowledge? Now’s your time to shine, with a massive quiz night dedicated to the parody comedy character.

Coming to Manchester on 2 February, the event has been put on for a very good cause, raising money for Young Lives vs Cancer.

The charity fundraiser will be written by Neil Gibbons, the co-writer of the iconic Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa.

Freight Island is set to transform into a hub full of laughter and giggles as it proudly presents the Alan Partridge Charity Quiz.

The event promises not only an entertaining night but also the chance to win a selection of prizes, including Alan memorabilia, so if you’re a hardcore fan this is definitely not something you want to miss.


Better still, all the donations raised from tickets and a raffle will support such an amazing cause, which will make a difference for children battling cancer.

An Alan Partridge quiz night is coming to Manchester. Credit: Publicity picture
An Alan Partridge quiz night is coming to Manchester. Credit: Publicity picture

The inspiration behind this charitable endeavour is the courageous journey of Joe, the son of Andy Jane, a friend of Freight Island.


Andy has shared the heart-wrenching story of Joe’s battle with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and shed light on the impact that charities like Young Lives vs Cancer have for people like Joe.

He said: “Our son Joseph was first diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in 2020, aged four years old. Sadly, after two and a half years of treatment whilst in remission, he relapsed.

“Our lives were left shattered. It’s hard even to find words to express the mental anguish our family faced through this time and its lasting effect.


“We waited months to see if Joe could find an eligible donor, as his only chance of recovery was a bone marrow transplant. Thankfully one was found, and with another six months in an isolation ward, we have got him home again.

“The worry and hospital visits never go away, but charities like this support families and help kids understand that it isn’t their fault and that it’s ok to be scared.”

This event aims to raise awareness about the challenges families face when a child is diagnosed with cancer. 

The Alan Partridge Charity Quiz will be written by the legendary Neil Gibbons – one half of the Gibbons brothers, the duo best known for working on several Alan Partridge projects as well as Veep and The Witchfinder.

Every ticket purchased and every donation given ensures that Young Lives vs Cancer can continue its vital mission to stand alongside families, offering support and facing the challenges of childhood cancer together. 


It will take place at Freight Island from 7.30pm on Friday 2 February, and is 18+ only. Grab your tickets here.

So come along, grab a drink and get your Partridge heads on. Aha!

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Featured image: BBC