Ropey entertainment

Fancy spotting Nigel Boardman, William Underhill or Robert Sutton flexing their no doubt considerable muscles? Then get down to Finsbury Square this Thursday (14 September). The Great City Tug of War Challenge will be kicking off at 5.30pm and teams from Slaughters and Macfarlanes are among the favourites.

Okay, Tulkinghorn can’t be absolutely certain that the blue-blooders will be stripping off and preparing for a good old tug, but it’s got to be worth popping down on the off chance.

The event will raise money for the charity SeeAbility (formerly the Royal School for the Blind). And if that’s not enough, former England footballer and Gladiators star John Fashanu will be compèring. You might not get to see Boarders in action, but how could anybody resist the lure of seeing the former Wimbledon FC star cry “awooga” one more time?
Tickets at £15 will be available on the gate.