Weʼre raising £5,000 to miners online fundraiser
- Moston, manchester
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ABOUT THE MINERS
Most people have no idea THE MINERS COMMUNITY ARTS & MUSIC CENTRE was originally the THE MOSTON COLLIERY PIT WASH HOUSE where the COAL MINERS would scrub themselves clean after a shift down the pit digging for coal. Over time it became known as the MINERS CLUB because the pit men would meet there after work for a couple of pints and a game of cards.
After the Pit was closed down, houses were built for the pit crews and their families and it became known as THE MINERS ESTATE and the MINERS CLUB stayed open as a social club, staging cabaret nights and hosting family functions. But by the back end of the 1990’s it was boarded up and left to rot.
However, in 2010 local artist LOUIS BECKETT and his partner PAULA decided to bring THE MINERS back to life as a community centre and with the help of their family and a bunch of committed volunteers THE MINERS COMMUNITY ARTS & MUSIC CENTRE rose up like a Phoenix from the ashes of the old wash house.
A decade later Lou and Paula are still running THE MINERS and offering a bit more than a pint and a game of cards for the local community. There’s a Recording Studio and Rehearsal Space for local bands, An Art Gallery for local Artists to exhibit their work, An 80 Seater Small Cinema, An Internet Radio Station, A Cafe, A Charity Shop, A Large Function Room for Hire. A Volunteer Run Food Bank, School Holidays Dinner Project and Xmas Parties for the local kids.
THE MINERS NEED CASH
Lou, Paula and all the Volunteers at the THE MINERS are absolutely determined to carry on for another 10 years but because of Covid and the lockdowns they desperately need to raise enough cash to re-open The Cafe on December 2nd so they can carry on running The Food Bank, The School Holidays Dinner Project and The Kids Xmas Parties. After that they’ll all be able take a deep breath, put 2020 behind them and march into 2021 with renewed optimism.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
THE MINERS ONLINE MUSIC & COMEDY FUNDRAISER SHOW
FREE TO WATCH LIVE ON FRIDAY 27TH NOVEMBER AT 8PM
The Slow Readers. John Thomson. Rowetta. Clint Boon. Justin Moorhouse. King Kartel. Smug Roberts. Last Race Home. Josh Wilkinson. Harry Heart. Davey Johns. Tape Face. Nina Gilligan. Chloe Barlow. Big Lou Jones. Paul Owen. Steve Evets. Lucy Burke. Johnny Prenton.
FOR FULL DETAILS ABOUT THE SHOW
Live on The Miners Community Arts and Music Facebook Page: https://m.facebook.com/arts.music.community
Donate here: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/theminersonlinefundraiser?fbclid=IwAR29fnELgmkUAT0kobaxbAVspZUpYkEcl9nhBoCARUBpuKJhuCkP2Y1MKPg
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Dec 15, 2020
Great work x
Dec 6, 2020
From #lockdownsolidarity fundraising this week plus a Rebekah Findlay We Shall Overcome Art Auction. Keep on keeping on guys xx
Dec 6, 2020
Keep up the good work
Dec 5, 2020
Dec 3, 2020
Keep up the great work in these tough times.
Nov 28, 2020
Nov 28, 2020
Proud of the solidarity this place has, a place to support the community, to support and fan the flames of creativity, to support art, culture and music, a place to call our own. ✊🏼
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