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Saying #SodThis To Homelessness!
Fri 5 May 2017, 19:30 – 23:00 BST
Saying #SodThis To Homelessness!
An evening of comedy, music, friendship, information and fundraising around homelessness.
Following on from the enormous success of the inaugural #SodThis event in London in March, we are proud to invite you to #SodThis: Manchester on Friday 5th May!
We will have amazing comics and musicians to entertain you, as well as practical information and advice around what we as caring citizens can practically do to say #SodThis to homelessness in Manchester!
Confirmed acts include:
The one and only Sara Pascoe is taking time out from appearing on your TV, winning awards, touring shows and writing brilliant books to come and perform at SOD THIS! Get ready to have the best laugh of your life
Singer/songwriter Josephine Oniyama, whose voice will bowl you over. She's been called "An extraordinary talent“ by Q Magazine and "Stunning“ by the Sunday Times. She's collaborated with (among others) Travis and Ed Harcourt and she's performed on "Later With Jools Holland" and The Andrew Marr Show
Award-winning comic troupe Gein's Family Giftshop will bring you their brand of dark, bizarre and hilarious comedy. "Sick humour and stoopid antics" says the Guardian
Brilliant stand-up comic Nina Gilligan, to make you laugh until your stomach hurts
The beautiful sounds of Demons of Ruby Mae, two multi-instrumentalists whose evocative music has been recently featured in Hollywood blockbuster 'When The Bough Breaks' & hit US TV drama 'Suits'
DJ Bosscat Ruf will be spinning some seriously funky beats to get your feet moving throughout the night
Friday 5th May, Theatre 53two, doors at 7.30pm to start at 8pm
Standard tickets are £10, concession tickets £5, but if you can afford more you can also add a donation to your ticket.
Homelessness has risen across the UK, and is a problem a lot of us don't know how to begin to approach. There are things we can do to help - please join us.
Please buy a ticket, donate a ticket, donate money and help these two fantastic charities!
Follow us on Facebook; www.facebook.com/sodthis4alaugh
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Bid at the auction (info to follow)!
Look on www.sodthis.org for more information - and spread the word!
For more information on how #SodThis began, please read this article in the Guardian:
We look forward to welcoming you, to say #SodThis To Homelessness in Manchester!
Craig White was a son, an uncle, a brother and a father.
He was the brother of Risha Lancaster and brother-in-law to Hendrix Lancaster the founders of Coffee4Craig Est 2013...
Craig was 37 when he passed away on the streets in his hometown of Cardiff. He died of a heroin overdose after battling for years with the mental health diagnosis schizophrenia. Within 3 days of his passing and knowing something had to be done, they decided to make a step into the unknown...
What started as a simple call out on facebook for all their friends to buy a coffee for someone who is homeless, saying it was from Craig, quickly became a meal in Cardiff in his honour, then a food and coffee service in their home city of Manchester has now grown into a foodbank, 4 street kitchens over Cardiff and Manchester and they currently support over 200 people each week.
Their volunteer team has exceeded 50 active, like minded souls each week working to improve the lives of the homeless community and with us working to house individuals on a 1-2-1 basis. The team keeps growing but we're always looking for like-minded folks, Can you help?
The Booth Centre is here to bring about positive change in the lives of people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, and help them plan for and realise a better future.
We do this by providing activities to help people rebuild their confidence and learn something new while having fun. We run arts, employment and skills sessions daily and offer everyone a healthy breakfast and lunch. Advice is available to help people find accommodation and overcome the practical difficulties they are facing.
'53two' is Manchester’s newest, biggest and most versatile Arts Venue, managed by Manchester Actors’ Platform. Spanning two of Deansgate’s famous tunnels, the venue is made up of two separate components; ‘53’ & ‘two’.
Find us on Albion St between the Hacienda/HOME Theatre and Bridgewater Hall, inside a car park called Park Avenue. Pretty much directly across the road from the pub called The Britons Protection.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
You must be 16 or over to attend