The late great Frank Carson was celebrated at a fundraising dinner at Corrigan’s Mayfair restaurant in London.
The Craic and Crackling event was in support of the Integrated Education Fund in Northern Ireland – a cause that was close to the heart of the much-loved Belfast-born comedian.
Friends and family, including Baroness May Blood, attended the evening organised by Tony Carson, Frank’s son.
It was hosted by the Michelin-starred Irish chef Richard Corrigan.
The dinner had been in planning ever since Richard and Frank, who died in February, first combined forces in support of the Integrated Education Fund at the Fashion the Future Gala in Belfast almost two years ago.
Son Tony said: “I know dad would have wanted us to continue with this event. It was a fantastic evening, sharing memories of Frank with his closest friends and family and honouring his humour, his warmth and the affection he always held for Northern Ireland.”
Money raised from the dinner will support the Carson Awards Programme, a unique bursary and prize fund set up by Frank and Tony in support of the creative talents of pupils in integrated schools.
The menu for the evening included suckling pig and fine wines, as well as real ales sponsored by the Meantime Brewery in Greenwich.
Diners also enjoyed a performance from Adrian Walsh, the fellow Northern Ireland-born comedian and close personal friend of Frank.
In the picture: Tony Carson, Baroness May Blood MBE, Richard Corrigan and Adrian Walsh with a painting showing the moment top chef Richard joined forces with legendary Northern Ireland comedian Frank Carson in support of the Integrated Education Fund.