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Joined: 07 Jun 2010
Posted: Mon, 05 Sep 2011 at 05:57pm
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Hey come volunteers,This event needs your help and they could do with you volunteering. I have copied some of the stuff from their website for the event to help you volunteer and by the way they are not expecting you to do the whole day, but do be polite when you let them know what you can do from when and to, but please they are looking for at least 6 hours to make it their benefit and yours. Of course those of you who can do the whole day do so, but again please remember that this is a primary school and a charity and therefore, do not expect them to available at all times to assist, as this is their first time at doing this event and they are learning and from your experiences at previous events they can learn from yourselves as well.
Have a look below or go to their website and get the information they need before volunteering, please do not put your name down and then not attend as that cause problems for them and other volunteers when breaks etc need to be done?
Come join the fun at the first ever CavFest on September 17th 2011. Great music. Great stuff for kids. Great food and drink. And it raises money for the local school. What’s not to like? Get your tickets ASAP before they sell out.
Children’s Marquee with fun activities for little festival-goers | Climbing Wall | Kids' Yoga | Samba Dancing | Face Painting | Storytelling | Circus-Skills | Catwalk Fashion Show | Street Dance Workshop and much more yet to be announced.
Licensed Bar | Food | Coffee | Ice Cream Van | Stalls.
When: Saturday September 17th 2011, 12:00 - 22:00
Where: Cavendish Primary School, Cavendish Road, West Didsbury, M20 1JG
TICKETS - ADVANCE ONLY. NO PURCHASE ON THE DAY
Wristbands available from 11:00 on the day. Wristband holders will be able to leave and re-enter site throughout the event.
ALL PROFITS TO CAVENDISH COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL.
Jim, Larry & Dave from James perform a special set for CavFest
Jim Glennie, Larry Gott and Dave Baynton Power will be pulling together a unique performance to support Cavfest this year, joined by a special guest lead singer.
To mark their combined local support for West Didsbury's first ever community music festival & the Cavendish Primary School, Jim, Larry & Dave will be returning ‘home’ from a busy summer of European festivals abroad with their band JAMES for the show.
From their early EPs for a youthful Factory records, through their pivotal place in the mid-to-late 80s indie scene, the early 90s Manc-centric baggy scene and the mid-90s brave new world of guitar bands breaking the top 10 and playing arenas, James have been at the forefront of British music.
With a career that includes 11 studio albums, (all Top 20’s from 1990’s ‘Gold Mother’), 20 Top 40 singles and worldwide touring and recording success, James remain married to their original principles of making their music their way. Last year’s unique two part mini albums ‘The Night Before & The Morning After’ laid further proof to their success with this formula, and the band are currently work shopping the first ever James shows with a full orchestra & choir to tour the UK this October.
This year’s CavFest promises to deliver a unique one off performance in support of a great cause!
Mark Burgess & Chameleons Vox
Mark Burgess was the lead singer and principle song writer with legendary Manchester band, 'The Chameleons' during the eighties. He now performs with Chameleons drummer John Lever in the latest incarnation of the band 'ChameleonsVox', currently to be found regularly touring Europe and America.
In recent years Mark has also taken to performing acoustically, sometimes alone, sometimes with invited friends. Mark will be performing just such a set at the upcoming CAVFEST in Didsbury on September 17th.
Tom Hingley & The Lovers
Tom Hingley is a solo acoustic artist, with 2 classic albums 'Keep Britain Untidy' 2000, and 'Thames Valley Delta Blues' 2009.
Tom is the ex lead singer of Manchester band Inspiral Carpets who were one of the three big “Madchester” bands who along with Happy Mondays and the Stone Roses defined the sound desires and dreams of a Pop generation!
The Lovers includes the combined talents of Paul and Steve Hanley who were the best rhythm section that The Fall ever had according to their fans and me.
"We have played a concert at Cavendish school before in 2009 so this gig will be a 'slight return'"
Kelly Wood plays the keys with aplomb
Ray Balloch is our new guitarist suave, well dressed and very funny
We love you truly Cavfest, and are very excited to be playing.
Thanks a lot!
The Rainband + Rowetta
MANCHESTER'S hotly-tipped four-piece, The Rainband are on the cusp of something major according to the Manchester music fraternity. The major players in the scene past & present agree on one thing, the refreshing debut single, “She's A Rainbow” is the song that will take The Rainband beyond the musical Rubicon.
Having successfully completed a UK promo tour in March including support slots for the likes of the Charlatans & Ocean Colour Scene, The Rainband have built their fan base traditionally by putting in the hard yards of touring. Lead singer Martin Finnigan says “Playing live is what we live for. I see prefabricated music going straight to the radio but we’ve never been about that. The road teaches you a lot about your music & each other. We’re ready now & She’s A Rainbow will confirm that to the world”
She's A Rainbow - released on June 27th, is a memorable guitar-driven sound with a melody which lifts the gloom off years of predictable egos with no substance.
The Smiths' Johnny Marr is a fan of their sound. He said "She's A Rainbow is a lyric I love & it’s the sound of a band going places but proud of its Manchester roots”. Peter Hook of New Order, said he was “…proud The Rainband have emerged as the ones carrying the torch for Manchester. With them it’s in safe hands”.
Band members of The Doves & Elbow have seen the band emerge over the passing year & have championed their cause with The Rainband citing both as major influences in sound & belief.
With supports now secured for Simple Minds’ forest dates in the summer, having been handpicked by Jim Kerr as the emerging talent on the music scene & a host of UK dates, it’s lift off time for the band. As City Life states “The Rainband have the hopes of a city steeped in musical history on their shoulders but wear it well. There is gold at the end of this particular Rainbow, of that there is no doubt!”
The Prodigal EP, which features tracks The Prodigal, Alone, Alive and Headlong, is already available to buy on iTunes and from all good record stores.
She's a Rainbow is available to buy from record stores & on iTunes on 27th June.
The River Dee may not be tidal, nor is it deep enough to surf, but somehow, somewhere, Chester groovers The Suns have managed to tap into the spirit of Link Wray, The Trashmen and The Ventures to claim the forgotten vices of tremolo abuse and spring reverb addiction as their own...
"The Suns are one of the few bands around making real garage music with a totally contemporary feel. Live, they’re brilliant. They’re the kind of band I want to be in" (Clint Boon of the Inspiral Carpets and XFM Radio)
"A little bit of Jagger’s swagger, a hint of Hendrix and a double dose of Morrison’s madness." (Telfords Warehouse)
"Jono's deep croon, heavy use of maracas and Rutter's glorious spaghetti-western guitar lines all pile up into an intoxicating stew that manages the rare and impressive trick of being universally likeable yet intriguingly original." (Manchester Music Dash review)
Daystar started off as a recording project in a garage in a South Manchester suburb for Phil Cuthbert and Dave Cooper. Once frontman Simon Monaghan came along and was joined by Ryan Arnfield, Sam Bugajski, Tom Mallas, and Ste Woods, Daystar were born. This exciting blend of experience, raw enthusiasm, undeniable talent and the production work of Ronnie Stone (Mansun...) was the catalyst behind the release of the self-titled debut album “Daystar”.
With a sound that taps into the feel-good aspect of the sixties, transformed with a modern twist, flirting clearly with the mod within, Daystar cannot help but draw you into an association with the tales each song has to tell, creating with it your own personal heaven or hell. With numerous influences of some of the best bands to have graced any stage in the last 40 years.
It has been a pretty swift rise for the Manchester lads, their first live performance was in March 2010, then were invited to perform their debut single 'Slip and Dive' on ESPN’s “Talk of the Terrace” in February 2011. After the performance and very funny interview, the band were asked to provide music for shows title sequence.
Daystar return with the second single from their debut album. ‘Off Our Heads‘ is an unashamedly northern take on the notion of escapism from the realities of unemployment and life in the built up urban environment. The song evokes feelings of nostalgia and stoic melancholy (and that ubiquitous sense of regret over ‘lost love’). Lyrics are on the cover of their single.
“Slip and Dive”. http://askmepr.wordpress.com/2010/11/11/daystar-slip-and-dive/
Gypsies of Bohemia
Brightsparks are: Joel Murphy – Vocals/Guitar; Joe Weetman - Drums/Vocals; Michael James - Bass; Dave Britton - Lead Guitar.
Releasing their single, Boys of Tomorrow, 2010 winning hearts at Manchester Academy 3, Zanzibar – , Dublin Castle , Newbury festival, The Mill – The Castle – Oldham and Carson’s Bar –Middleton.
"They’re a band worth seeing; they’ve got that feel good factor and bags of energy to their sound. I’ve a feeling there’s a lot more to come from them over the next few years" – wohomusic.net
XFM MANCHESTER DJ CLINT BOON – "TheBrightsparks ….inspired…. they’re quirky and upbeat"
BBCMANCHESTER DJ MICHELLE HUSSEY – " their songs…. are modern, showing classic song writing"
BBCMANCHESTER DJ NATALIE EVE WILLIAMS – "I can hear sounds of Puressence and Joy Division. I didn’t know what to expect from the intro to ‘Too Many Mistakes Makes You Fake’ and I wanted to carry on listening to find out. I really like them, it’s good to hearlocal accents in singers and these tunes are very radio friendly"
BBCMANCHESTER INTRODUCING's MICK COOPER - "tighter than a band of their experience have any right to be"
Death to the Strange
Death to the Strange are five lads with a passion for making genuine and interesting music that is true to their working-class roots. Unafraid to make unusual noises and tackle real-life topics in their lyrics, their songs are sharp and philosophical, yet instantly memorable, speaking to even the most hardened northern souls.
Their sounds and song craft have earned them media acclaim, a limited edition vinyl release with a Manchester-based independent record label and some high profile support slots (Gomez, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, James Walsh (Starsailor), Mark Morriss (The Bluetones) George Borowski etc.). Whether singing to strangers in the street, to a sell-out crowd or cascading from your speakers,Death to the Strange never fail in going all out to inspire and enrapture their audience.
The Curve are a bunch twelve year olds from Chorlton High School who are influenced by a wide range of bands from The Arctic Monkeys to Nirvana. They perform a mix of their own songs and covers.
Consisting of ex-Cavendish Primary School pupil Raphael Guardascione on lead guitar, Finn Houston-Murphy on bass, Owen Fitzpatrick with vocals, Isaac Applebee and Eve Hollinworth will play either drums or rhythm guitar between them.
Band members: Raphael Guardascione – Lead Guitar Finn Houston-Murphy – Bass Guitar Owen Fitzpatrick - Vocals Isaac Applebee – Drums or Rhythm Guitar Eve Hollinworth – Drums or Rhythm Guitar
Tom Corney (FAC251 / StoneLove / Intermission) + supporting Intermission DJs
Sam du Prez (M20 Bar / Walrus Bar)
+ others tbc
Further acts, DJs and support to be confirmed.CavFest Kids Zone - 12pm - 7pm
The Kids' Marquee will be situated at the back of the playing fields and will run from 12pm - 7pm and will feature Street Dance Workshops, Fashion Shows, Face Painting, Storytelling Sessions, Yoga Bugs, Craft Workshops, Robot Making Competitions, Bouncy Castles, Discos, a Climbing Wall and much much more...
Full details and timetable to follow below;
Storytelling Sessions 12:30 / 13:45 / 14:30 / 15:15 / 16:45 Street Dance Workshop 15:30 - 16:00 Yoga Bugs 13:00 / 17:00 Face Painting All Day Bouncy Castle All Day Competitions All Day - Judging at 18:00 Climbing Wall All Day (professional supervision)
All volunteers, event coordinators and staff working within the Kid's Zone are fully CRB checked!
LOST PARENTS - Find your kids at the "Lost Children" stand next to the Kid's Marquee. All volunteers on the day will be linked via comms.. We'll find you if you've lost them!
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'Sam's Little Voices'...offers age specific baby and toddler sessions in the Manchester area. Activities to stimulate, animate, encourage and inspire early learning. Previously employed by Manchester City Council as a Family Link Library Worker, Samantha Goldberg established 'Sam's Little Voices' to fill the gaps left by the recent spending cuts. The sessions she hosts are tailor made to suit the age of the children attending and apartfrom their early learning focus, also have parental involvement, fun andlaughter at their core.
'Sam's Little Voices' is available for hire at your venue, including: Stay and Play, Playgroup, Parent & Toddler group, Children's Party, Rainy day fun, Church Hall, Sure Start Centre, School Nursery.
www.samslittlevoices.co.uk email@example.com Tel: 07872 334 707
Rachel Wrigley - Zumba Fitness
I have been dancing since the age of 4 and have worked as a professional dancer/assistant choreographer in the corporate, commercial, fashion and musical theatre world
I started my career working for Royal Caribbean cruises, which meant whilst doing my dream job and travelling the world I picked up a great passion for music from all around the globe. Life onboard was never dull, with crew members from 52 different nationalities there was always a party ! Zumba has brought back those memories for me and I love it! More recently, I have taken part in Childrens Pantomimes at the Opera House, Manchester.
For more information, and to enquire about the childrens' classes I teach please contact me.
Rubbish Revamped... will be offering recycled craft workshops from 2-5pm. Join in to make a bracelet from buttons, a wallet from an old juice carton and a sun-catcher from CDs. Suitable for children age 4 plus as well as mum and dads! More information about Rubbish Revamped at www.rubbishrevamped.org.uk
Joined: 07 Jun 2010
Posted: Sun, 18 Sep 2011 at 10:35pm
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Well for me this event was fantastic?