Acoustic Amnesty are offering an evening of acoustic entertainment from earth bound angels in a venue purpose built for this particular activity: Salford’s Sacred Trinity Church.

The gig, next Thursday 24 November, kicks off at 7.30pm and is completely acoustic. Steven Lindsay has been organising these events since June 2013. He plans to use the inherent characteristics of the church to air the performances, saying:

There will be no sound system whatsoever – totally acoustic using the natural acoustics of the venue”.

The acts lined up for the night are superb, and include: Leonie Kate Higgins (see video below), Tracey Browne (audio clip below), Chris Flynn, James Carson, Iain Till, Nolan Watkinson and Hawker Reunion.

Half the funds raised will go to the Greater Manchester Winter Night Shelter (GMWNS), to support the running of a winter shelter for the homeless. In the GMWNS pilot project last winter a warm, safe and welcoming place was provided for 33 rough sleepers. The other half goes to Manchester Amnesty, to support their increasingly important work of championing human rights worldwide.

Last year Acoustic Amnesty also supported the growing number of homeless people in the region by raising funds for Big Issue in the North. A video of that evening can be seen here. The members of Sacred Trinity Church chose GMWNS as the beneficiary this year. Lindsay describes GMWNS as:

A great charity, helping those in need at a time of cold, wet weather.”

The gig is seated and total silence from the audience is required during performances. A well stocked bar is available in a separate room to the performers. Sacred Trinity Church on Chapel St is five minutes walk from Deansgate/Market St in Manchester’s city centre and free on-street car parking is available.

So if you are feeling dejected by Brexit or ground down by Trump’s victory, this evening of entertainment could provide the perfect tonic. The uplifting and eclectic mix of excellent music in a superb setting may go along way in restoring your faith in humanity.

Conrad Bower

 – Tickets are £8, available from We Got Tickets

 – Acoustic Amnesty gig page can be found by clicking here

Featured image via Acoustic Amnesty (with permission) and GMWNS

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  • Conrad Bower

    Reporting interests include social justice, the environment, and human rights. A staunch advocate for the scientific method and rational debate for understanding the world - he believes only greater public understanding and engagement with the problems affecting society, can produce the progressive change we need. Co-founder of The Meteor.


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