Putting on a Blues Festival in their home City of York is something that DC Blues had talked about doing for a while, it’s not something that they have attempted to do before but were spurred in to action following some devastating news when a very close friend & their partner tragically lost their baby at birth. As friends they felt helpless but knew they could attempt to do something positive and music is something they are good at. The Blues Festival is for charity and DC Blues are donating all profits to Charlies Angel Centre Foundation who do fantastic work in providing counselling and supporting bereaved parents.
The event is taking place on Saturday 6th April 2019 at The Crescent Community Venue in York from 1pm-11pm. After putting out a message on Social Media there was an astounding amount of interest from people who wanted to attend as well as over 200 applications from Blues Bands from all over the World who wanted to play.
The bands playing are:-
Steve Fulsham Band
TC Blues Band
Emma Wilson Blues Band
The Achievers (headlining)
Keep your eyes and ears peeled as there will be more information to come on TRR over the next few months as well as a live session from DC Blues in the new year!
There will be wonderful #livemusic and exclusive interviews with the bands as Declan presents Rush in the City between 3-7pm and Grahamhosts a very special edition of the Blueskies Roadshow from 7-11pm.
We are a small hard but working team of goths. Our first event was in 2013 when two of our group decided that they really wanted to attend a high Goth, elegant, masquerade ball in the UK. However, they couldn’t find the sort of event they were after so decided to start their own. From small acorns , hopefully, come mighty oaks as we have seen our event grow over the last 6 years.
The Masquerade Ball has always been the centre piece of our weekend. Elegant, in a prestige venue, in a gorgeous city. Joined by like-minded people, open to all who love dark gothic elegance. We have added both a concert night and a trading event to the ball over the years.
The other two central aims for all our events are to create safe spaces for the alternative gothic community that are open to all who feel different – and to raise funds for charity. In the first two years we raised funds for a local hospice, that does excellent work, but in the last 4 years, we decided to raise for the Sophie Lancaster Foundation as it is a charity close to all our hearts in the alternative scene.
ABOUT THE CONCERT
Our concert will take place on Friday 31st August 2018 at the Fulford Arms between 7:30pm-11pm and features the bands:-
We will once again be holding the Black Rose Bazaar in the De Grey Rooms on Saturday 1st September between 11:00am -4:00pm. Where a number of handpicked traders will sell unique gothic and alternative handcrafted items, alongside a gothic themed café in the bar area. Tea and cake whilst shopping you know it makes sense.
ABOUT THE BALL
The Jewel in our crown but for now that jewel appears slightly tarnishedas this year’s Ball theme is ‘Wasteland’ … an elegant, glamorous and very decadent ball has been interrupted by a post-apocalyptic event… the ball is now only a memory of this elegant affair…. the glory of the event has faded but the party must carry on…. And finally the reason we do this, the charity for which we raise money
THE SOPHIE LANCASTER FOUNDATION Sophie Lancaster died on the 24th August 2007 following a mindless and savage attack on her and her partner Robert Maltby on the 11th August 2007. The reason for this attack merely that Sophie and Robert were dressed differently. Sophie’s mother Sylvia took the decision that a charity should be set up in her daughter’s name The Aims of the Charity are as follows *
To create a lasting legacy to Sophie
To provide educational work groups that will challenge the prejudice and intolerance towards people from alternative subcultures
To campaign to have the UK Hate Crime legislation extended to include people from alternative subcultures or lifestyle or dress
* These aims are taken for the Sophie Lancaster foundation website All of us at Black Rose Events are proud to raise monies for this admirable cause.
To find out more about Black Rose Events and the Sophie Lancaster Foundation tune into Two Rivers Radio tomorrow. Nick Wright of Black Rose Events will be joining Declan Minskip on The Lunchtime Rush between midday-1pm and will be talking to Steve Allan on Coastin’ between 6-7pm.
So if you love fantastic #livemusic – like and follow Two Rivers Radio for updates throughout the day. If you can’t make it to Dunnington, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out! Tune in: www.tworiversradio.stream
On Friday 13th July Accessible Arts & Media will be performing – Hands & Voices Choir will be performing alongside their friends from Copmanthorpe Community Choir.
With performances of classic ’80s hits such as ‘Fernando’, ‘Wake me up before you go-go’ and ‘Let’s Dance’, our performers will take you on a whistle-stop tour of everything that was great about the ’80s.
The performance is at the Joseph Rowntree School, Vaudeville Theatre, Haxby Road, New Earswick, York, YO32 4BZ. The concert starts at 7:30pm and we’d love it if you could join us after the gig for tea and cake with the choirs.
Instead of tickets, we’ll be collecting donations on the door.
Looking forward to seeing you all, feel free to come dressed in your best ’80s gear!
You can also download a flyer for the concert and share it with your friends and family. Please help us spread the word.
There will be some fantastic #livemusic and a charity auction including signed albums from the Kaiserchiefs, a signed picture of Jim Carrey including original film from The Grinch (with certificate of authenticity), a guitar signed by all the bands on the day and much more…