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I’m writing on behalf of Gary Clarke, Artistic Director of Gary Clarke Company, to ask for your help and support with our new collaboration this Autumn between choreographer Gary Clarke, photographer David Severn, and the LGBT+ community.

Gary Clarke Company is a dance theatre company based in South Yorkshire, known for creating powerful, national award-winning touring work with and amongst marginalised communities.

Please use this link to donate to 50 Portraits https://gofund.me/1c2186db

Following Gary’s award-winning COAL and Wasteland, the final part of the trilogy, DETENTION (to be created in 2023) will cover the personal stories and experiences of 50 members of the LGBT+ community who were affected by the controversial anti-gay legislation Section 28. 

To accompany the show, we would like to create a new touring photography exhibition called 50 Portraits which will be presented in theatre foyers, gallery spaces, community centres and on-line, will be available to the general public for free and will be created to help deepen the context of the live show, raising awareness and visibility of LGBT+ lives.

Each of the 50 contributors will have their portrait taken by acclaimed photographer David Severn, who is well known for his striking and beautiful portrayal of working-class Britain. In order to raise the funding for this photoshoot we have set up a GoFundMe page and we would be grateful if you could donate and share the link via your own social media, friends and colleagues in order to help us realise our next important work with the LGBT+ community. 

Thank you for your support https://gofund.me/1c2186db

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Voices of Women Fundraiser

Saturday 5th August Preston Road Women’s Centre invites you to Voices of Women at Union Mash Up. An evening showcase celebrating female voices and talent, whilst raising money for Preston Road Women’s Centre.  Continue reading

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Edinburgh Festival Stars At Butterflies Charity Fundraiser

Edinburgh Festival Favourites Flanders & Swann, will be very special guests at the Freedom Centre in Hull, for the fundraiser event in aid of Butterflies Memory Loss Support Group. Saturday 14 May 7.30pm Freedom Centre, Hull  Tickets £15. (Group bookings tables of ten £120)

Flanders & Swann Picture: Jerome Whittingham

Flanders & Swann Picture: Jerome Whittingham

The gala evening of music and entertainment will feature excerpts from ‘The Gasman Cometh‘ made famous by Iain Thompson and Daniel Sproats a.k.a. Flanders & Swann at the world renowned cultural festival. 


The Scotsman says:

‘Fun, fun, glorious fun’… ‘an enchanting show’… ‘abundantly talented performers’

‘If you don’t come out smiling from ear to ear, it will be because you are still whistling the songs’ 

Event organisers promise a fun-filled night to celebrate and raise awareness of the work that Butterflies does in Hull and surrounding area.  

Audiences will enjoy a hot buffet meal and more live entertainment, from local favourites ‘Three in a Bar‘ and ‘Answers on a Postcard‘ on the night. 

There will also be a fantastic Charity Auction and Luxury Prize Raffle all in aid of Butterflies Memory Loss Support Group.  

Butterflies is a registered charity, operating in Hull and East Riding, providing vital services and a drop-in service to the local community, supporting people with memory problems and dementia. 


Butterflies Evening of Music & Entertainment Saturday 14th May, Freedom Centre, Preston Road, Hull

Event Start Time: 7.30pm – 11pm (arriving from 7.15pm)

Ticket Price: £15.00 (includes hot buffet meal)  

Family and Corporate bookings for tables of ten persons, priced £120.00

For more information call June Cooke on 07821519212 

email: butterfliesmlsg@yahoo.co.uk

http://www.butterflies.org.uk  @butterfliesmlsg 

Tickets are available through Eventbrite (with booking fee of £2.02 added) 

Purchase Tickets Here http://tinyurl.com/hv5ry22


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Hull Band to Host Benefit for Kanye

The infamous alternative folk act Black Kes from Hull, are to host a special fund-raising concert for Superstar rap artist Kanye West. After reading reports that the self-styled ‘ Greatest Rockstar on the planet’ was down on his luck and $53 mil. in the red, Black Kes leader JT believed it was Black Kes’ duty to lend a fellow artist a hand.   Continue reading

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