Preview: Acoustic Amnesty Women’s Aid fundraiser

Article published: Friday, July 3rd 2015

A fundraiser at Sacred Trinity church on Thursday 16 July will see all-female acts perform to raise money for Amnesty International and Women’s Aid.

Acoustic Amnesty return to Salford after the last benefit saw a selection of all-male solo singers and poets take to the stage, coming to a very enjoyable conclusion with a communal version of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’.

On the bill this time are songwriters Little Sparrow, Tracey Browne, Raevennan Husbandes and Becca Williams and and performance poets Louise Fazackerley and Rose Condo. The musicians will all be on stage together and will perform solo, duets and as an acoustic supergroup.

Steven Lindsay has been organising these events since June 2013, with this month’s gig being the fifth fundraiser. Asked why he opted for an all-female bill, he said: “Because of illness we had an all-male cast at the last Acoustic Amnesty so we decided on an all-female one this time.  Women’s Aid was therefore a natural choice.” He also said of the performers: “I’ve seen them perform before and they are all excellent.  The singers have worked together and will perform together on the night.”

The gig will be seated and totally unamplified, with the organisers hoping to utilise the venue’s natural acoustics. There will be a well-stocked bar in a separate room to the performers.

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Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 7.30pm. Advance tickets are £8, see Acoustic Amnesty’s Twitter and Facebook event page for further details and updates.

Free on-street car parking is available.

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  2. Karen Wakefield
    14 hrs, 33 mins ago
    This is the reason the great as gone from Great Britain it’s a money orientated world and the care for human life as diminished, the city’s are run by corrupt lying scamsters who only care about filling their pockets, they are greedy corrupt manipulative and the lies are immense, I’ve visited the homeless and they were clean tidy and the only trouble we witnessed were by the member of the public not the camp, how dare they look down their noses at the less fortunate the only reason they are not in the same boat is because they chose their dodgy jobs these officials are the criminals they are the biggest fraudulent,thieving,anti social,slanderous, unhelpful, uncaring,lying , cheating excuses of human life why do we have these officials there isn’t an honest one amongst them, the public should run their city’s and the UK at least we would get somewhere in life with a brighter future,but nothing will change and only get worse while these self centred arranging money grabbing bigots tell us what we can n cannot do, I’m an adult I don’t take rules from no one I’m capable of making my own honest desicions in life everyone should be up in arms with the authority’s the way they cheat thieve and lie we don’t need the council the good honest British people should have the last say not these people this scared of speaking out country is why we get walked all over the word official n authority scares everyone well except me I’m my own boss and I will not be dictated to by these law breakers let the council apply their silly rules then break them what can they do keep putting everyone in prison the public the honest people of Britain should not be bullied by these people the rules need to change by the people there is more of us than them there are more people who are fed up by these councils acts stand up and fight for our rights stop the bullying I say

    Comment by Karen Wakefield on July 22, 2015 at 12:50 pm

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