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​Skinner & T’witch are very excited about their Pick n’ Mix WSO Acoustic Roots Solidarity Festival in support of Leeds’ Foodbanks on Oct 5th Noon - Midnight at the New Headingley Club! Click here for more information...

Skinner & T'witch are very excited to announce the running order for their 18th Pick n' Mix showcase event on Saturday, October 5th 2019, from Noon-Midnight at The New Headingley Club, 56 St Michael’s Road, Headingley, Leeds LS6 3BG and online (the whole event will be live streamed - details below), presented as a We Shall Overcome (WSO) Acoustic Roots Solidarity Festival, in support of Leeds’ Food-banks.

The running order for this year’s Festival will be:

Noon - Joe Solo:

12.30pm - Pen and Stu: Pen and Stu

1pm - Pete Davies:

1.30pm - Satnam & Luke

2pm - Den Miller: Den Miller:

2.30pm - Skinner & Twitch:

2.45pm - May Contain Notes:

3.15pm - Rum Doodle:

3.45pm - Boo Sutcliffe:

4.15pm - Emily Winter and Paul Mill:

4.45pm - Monologue John Bartley: Monologue John Bartley:

5.15pm - Steamtown:

5.45pm - Appel 4:

6.15pm - Break

6.35pm - Leeds’ Foodbanks

6.45pm - B-Boy Philthee:

7.15pm - Serious Sam Barrett:

7.45pm - Mazurka Heartbeat: Mazurka Heartbeat

8.15pm - Skinner & Twitch:

8.45pm - Hassan Erraji:

9.15pm - Sisterhood:

9.45pm - Wilson McGladdery:

10.15pm - Mestisa:

10.45pm - From East to East: From East To East

11.15pm - Dr Crow and the Forbidden Zone:

Come on down..! It's going to be great (as usual)!!

Our host for the evening of the festival will be Yorkshire’s very own champion of indie music, Daz in the Hat.

No need to stay all day. Feel free to dip in and out. There are some cracking places to grab a bite to eat in Headingley, Leeds, just up the road.

We’ve set up a page for online donations so, if you can’t get along, you can watch and donate online via this link:

Pay as you can (suggested donation £5<). All donations will go to Leeds' Food-banks.

In 2017 we all raised £648!

In 2018 we all raised £486!

Together, we can smash those targets! This year, we're aiming for £1,000!

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 event takes place as part of a national series of WSO events this weekend, and throughout the year, raising money for and awareness about austerity and those most affected by it. 1 in 5 of the UK population live below the poverty line:

Leeds' Foodbanks - ‘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’.

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