MORE than 200 people have come together in laughter to celebrate the life and works of Terry Jones.

Colwyn Bay Monty Python actor, comedian and television presenter Terry Jones died aged 77 on Tuesday, January 21 after an “extremely brave but always good humoured battle” with Frontotemporal Dementia.

To pay tribute to the comedy legend and its patron, Theatr Colwyn held a special screening of Python classic The Life of Brian, raising a total of £1,590.84 for National Brain Appeal (Rare Dementia Support) through donations for tickets and a bucket collection.

A spokesperson for Theatr Colwyn said: “It was a wonderful evening. Celyn Jones, Terry’s fellow Patron, did a beautiful introduction and there was a brief silence with the lights dimmed in Terry’s memory.

"Terry was a wonderful and supportive patron and it was always a pleasure to welcome him to the theatre, in a town he was always proud to be associated with.

“During the screening, there was a lot of laughter, the audience really got into the spirit of the film and when the song Always Look On The Bright Side of Life played in the final scenes lots of people joined in and everyone clapped and cheered at the end.

“We would like to thank those who supported the evening, helped us to celebrate Terry’s life and raise money for the National Brain Appeal.”

Despite his success - which saw Jones earn a Lifetime Achievement award at the BAFTA Cymru Awards - and moving from Colwyn Bay at an early age,

Jones maintained close links with the town, becoming patron of Theatr Colwyn and cutting the ribbon for the historic venues reopening in 2011 after a long renovation.