Tickets on sale now for fundraising event at Christ Church, Swindon on Saturday 4 May
REFUGE is a celebration of female music talent, which raises money for an excellent cause – Swindon Women’s Aid. It will bring 4 brilliant acts to a stunning church in Wiltshire on Saturday 4 May 2013.
Tickets are now on sale for the one-off event at Christ Church in Swindon, with every penny of the ticket money going directly to this hugely important cause.
The headline act for this unique event is Emily Barker and the Red Clay Halo.
Hailing from Bridgetown, Western Australia, Emily Barker is a compelling songwriter with a gift for weaving melody and words. Her talent is perfectly complimented by the magnificent arrangements of her band The Red Clay Halo, whose rootsy ensemble playing underpins Barker’s agile vocal blend of strength and fragility. This is the first time she’s playing in Swindon.
REFUGE will also showcase some of the most exciting female fronted acts with Colour the Atlas also on the bill. 4 friends, who have worked tirelessly to share their folk pop to audiences across the country, with exposure on BBC Radio 1, 2, and 6 Music.
Also on the bill are Jen Olive, and Faye Rogers – both have Swindon as their musical home, with entirely different influences, but the same stunning songwriting, and beautiful guitar textures.
Swindon Women’s Aid
Swindon Women’s Aid has, since 1975, provided a 24 hour helpline offering advice, support and/or emergency accommodation to women, and any dependants, who have been mentally, physically or sexually abused by their husband, partner or ex partner.
It’s a service that has touched thousands of families across Wiltshire.
The event, REFUGE, aims to be beautifully intimate, endeavouring to bring exciting music from city-centre music venues, and into unique locations within this Wiltshire town.
REFUGE started in 2011 with Gabrielle Aplin and Michele Stodart (Magic Numbers) on the bill, which took place in a quirky and intimate venue, the Swindon Museum and Art Gallery.
This year, expect 4 live acts, candles, complimentary cake and wine, and one of the most stunning churches in Wiltshire – REFUGE 2013 will be a very special evening, for an incredibly important cause.
Tickets on sale now
-Tickets are now on sale via www.seetickets.com, search for REFUGE. Tickets cost £8 each (plus £1 booking fee, enforced by see tickets)
-There will be complimentary wine and cake available to every ticket holder.
-Tickets will be available on the door at £10 each.
-Every penny of the ticket price will go directly to Swindon Women’s Aid.
-The doors will open at 7pm, with music starting at 7.30pm on Saturday 4 May.
Marie Lennon is the organiser of this event, which has been supported by Christ Church in Swindon.
For more information, Marie can be contacted on 07701 029616.