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​Old Mansfield Library To Host Gig In Support Of Food Banks

29th November 2016
Mansfield

Old Mansfield Library To Host Gig In Support Of Food Banks

The Old Mansfield Library are showing their support to local food banks this Christmas, by putting on a FREE gig, where the price of a ticket, is instead supplemented for a bag of  shopping, donated by those attending the gig.

Taking place on Tuesday 6th December with doors opening at 7.30pm – Ally Dickaty from the punck-rock band The Virgin Mary’s will take to the stage, and will be supported by Notts based young musician Charlie Fearon.

Andy Dawson, the manager of County Youth Arts at Inspire, said “Framework are part of the charities we’re working with along with the Sherwood Forest Food Bank and they’ll be distributing whatever we can raise on the night. One of the reasons (for hosting the gig) is around the back of the old library a few weeks ago, there was some guys sleeping rough – it’s (Homelessness) real isn’t it? It’s in your town.”

“Those guys were there, we made them a cup of tea and tried to offered them a bit of support and advice about where they can go but it feels slightly inadequate – it feels like this (gig) is something really tangible – at the end of the day, giving somebody some nourishment, some food, is something real rather than walking down the other side of the road not knowing what to do.”

“Sometimes we see things on social media and think ‘what can I do’ – sometimes you don’t feel like you’ve got the power to change anything but if you do something in your local community, you can actually make a difference.”

‘Tickets’ for the gig can be obtained by emailing sam.holgate-davey@inspireculture.org.uk and all that’s asked, is that a bag of shopping is brought as a donation, or a £5 donation is made on the night.


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