Skinner & T'witch are delighted that they will be presenting their 15th Pick n' Mix showcase event on Saturday, October 6th 2018, from Noon-Midnight at The Grove Inn, Back Row, Leeds LS11 5PL, as a We Shall Overcome Acoustic Roots Solidarity Festival, in support of Leeds’ Food-banks.
Come on down to The Grove Inn, Leeds, or watch online via facebook.com/SkinnerTwitch
. Donate via https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/skinnerandtwitchfestival
Pay as you feel (suggested donation £5<). All donations will go to Leeds' Food-banks (read about the current situation for Leeds' Food-banks below).
The superb (even if we do say so ourselves!) line up is, as follows (timings all UK BST):
Noon — Joe Solo: joesolomusic.com
12.40pm — Iona Lane: ionalane.com
1.15pm — Harry Skully: harryskully.bandcamp.com
1.50pm — Monologue John Bartley: monologuejohnbartley.bandcamp.com
2pm — Jon Palmer and Wendy Ross: jonpalmeracousticband.com
2.35pm — Skinner & Twitch: skinnerandtwitch.com
2.55pm — Den Miller: denmiller.com
3.30pm — Monologue John Bartley: monologuejohnbartley.bandcamp.com
3.40pm — Scott Wainwright and Chris Martin: facebook.com/chrismartinandscottwainwright
4.15pm — Marek Dusil (all the way from Prague!): reverbnation.com/marekdusilblend
4.50pm — Yan Tan Tether: yantantether.bandcamp.com/releases
5.25pm — Monologue John Bartley: monologuejohnbartley.bandcamp.com
5.35pm — Steve Suffet (all the way from New York City!): stevesuffet.com
6.10pm — Break
6.30pm — Cair Paravel (Miranda Arieh & Tom Clegg): mirandaarieh.com
7.05pm — Naghma: soundcloud.com/naghma-band
7.40pm — David Swann: davidswann.weebly.com
8.15pm — Skinner & T'witch: skinnerandtwitch.com
8.35pm — Rum Doodle: rumdoodle.bandcamp.com
9.10pm — Hassan Erraji; konimusic.co.uk/portfolio/hassanerraji
9.45pm — The Mather Robinson Band: mather-robinson.bandcamp.com
10.25pm — The Captain of The Lost Waves: captainofthelostwaves.com
Please feel free to bring non-perishable foodstuffs, toiletries (soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorants etc.), sanitary products etc., which will be collected by volunteers on the day. Items particularly needed at the moment include: tinned tomatoes, cooking sauces, tinned rice pudding, tinned custard, tinned fish, coffee, UHT milk and cordial.
The whole event will be live streamed on Facebook (via facebook.com/SkinnerTwitch
) and, if you can’t get along, you’ll have the opportunity to watch and donate online via https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/skinnerandtwitchfestival
Last year we all raised £648! Together we can smash that target! We're aiming to double it!
Come on down...or watch online..! It's going to be great!!!
Leeds' Foodbanks — 'There has been a steady increase in demand for food supplies reported by the service over the last five years.
In 2013/14, the South and East service alone fed 1,216 clients. Three years later in 2016/17, its emergency parcels were handed out to 7,843.
Between April 2017 and March this year, 9,018 had to turn to the service.
And since April 1 to July 1 this year, around 3,500 made use of it – nearly double the whole year in 2013/14.
Several issues have resulted the rise in demand, but...changes in benefit payments are the main reason people resort to using food banks...around 50 to 60 per cent of clients use food banks for this reason...Much of this is due to the move to Universal Credit, which can mean weeks without payment for some claimants...It is also because of changes to tax credits and other entitlements which working families make use of. People on low incomes because of zero-hours contracts and part-time work are also frequent clients...along with those suffering debt — often because of gas and electric bills. Other reasons also contribute to people’s need for food banks, such as those who are having to escape domestic abuse.
Read more about the current situation for Foodbanks in Leeds at: yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/leeds-food-banks-in-crisis-as-summer-demand-soars-1-9295619