Bolton Live Music Venue.
22 Manor Street, Bolton, BL1 1TU.
01204 388596.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

WHAT? WHY? WHO? – AMNESTY/URBAN OUTREACH WEEKENDER

 


WHAT?
Last year we did ‘A Gig For Chris’ (more about you can find on these very pages) and it was phenomenal. The last thing that I or any of m’colleagues wanted to do want make it a yearly thing. Why? Like the boy we like to think of ourselves as forward looking and proactive. So this year, with Mr Evans still at the heart of it, we wanted to raise moneys/get food/collect clothing for charities close to his and our hearts.
Simple yeah?

WHY?
We said we’d go all out for raising money over these last few years and it’s something we want to continue to do before we stop. And we will stop at some point, we have to.

Having you amazing people coming down and watching the bands/listening to the music played in our little venue puts us in a very privileged position. And it’s a position that we feel we should exploit. You’ll see why as you read on.

WHO?
You’ll have heard of Amnesty right? No? Well here’s what they do in (very) brief.


“We are Amnesty International UK. We work to protect men, women and children wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied.
With over three million members worldwide, Amnesty International is the world’s largest grassroots human rights organisation. We investigate and expose abuses, educate and mobilise the public, and help transform societies to create a safer, more just world. We received the Nobel Peace Prize for our life-saving work.”

The super heroes of the charity world.

For Amnesty you’ll be donating, at the very least, a whole £1.

If you view that our collection for Amnesty is our bit for “the world” (or Six O’Clock News if you like) then this next charity is our bit for “our area” (or North West Tonight).


“Urban Outreach (Bolton) is a registered Christian Charity, established in 1990 to work with disadvantaged and vulnerable individuals in the town of Bolton, Greater Manchester. Our staff and volunteers are motivated to ‘bind up the broken-hearted and set the captives free’.


Our purpose is to meet the needs of the whole person, in partnership with local churches, the voluntary and statutory sectors, businesses and individuals. We provide practical support to families who have multiple problems. We provide innovative solutions in support, re-housing & resettlement of both male and female offenders. We advocate, provide mediation and support women who want to exit prostitution. We support children and young people who have been reported missing from home in Bolton, and their families. We deliver peer mentoring for young people in schools. We find and help sustain accommodation for roofless and homeless people. We provide food parcels for people experiencing temporary financial hardship.”

For Urban Outreach we need, primarily, food and, to a lesser extent, clothes.

Please look at this food list and take note of the underlined items.







So, that’s the reasons we are gathered here today.

Here’s who you are coming to see.

FRIDAY 10TH
2050-2120 Total Victory
Utilising this slot as warm up for their latest European tour Total Victory will open proceedings and warm up your ear holes pretty nicely. They’ll also have their ‘National Service’ LP for sale too.




2140-2210 Stilts
I always thought they were from Burnley but apparently they’re from Leeds. That’s worse so it’s a good job they’re fantastic.





2230-2300 Humans as Ornaments
Young, riff heavy and tight as a gnats arse. Your new favourite band is here!




2320-2350 Leaf
For the first time in a long time the power trio to end all power trios return

 
SATURDAY 11TH

1740-1810 Danny Liptrott
One of Bolton’s finest acoustic performers starts the day.

1815-1845 Rob Young
Still back with resonator in hand. Catch him while you can.

1900-1930 Trojan Horse
Dan Lever’s tip of the week. Boy they’re fucking great. THIS is a band you’ll regret not seeing so make sure you’re down.

1945-2015 Limbs
Michael Chadwicks brain is a place that Rhold Dahl once described as “too weird”. Come taste his mind in musical form.

2030-2100 The Collective
As is Chris Evans Collective. Playing tracks from ‘Search From The Big 19’ and more. Special guests and a great feeling. A show stopper.

2115-2145 BlackJack Casino
First time after dramatic line-up changes. A rock feast.

2200-2230 The Minions
The Replacements and Husker Du are still waiting for royalties. Pop Rock titans play their yearly gig.

2245-2315 Scaramanga Six
One of the best bands you’ll hear all year. They like it dark over the pennines. If you see any band on this day make sure it’s the 6.

2330-0000 The Mighty Vipers
Dance, skank, smile, repeat. Brilliant ska/calypso from the Vipers to end a great night.


That's your happy lot. See you Friday and Saturday with food, clothes and a quid for party times.

ML

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