Come along to our Winter fundraiser for CWRC, featuring Collars the Band, poet Hollie McNish and Duo Ikigai and Naomi Naomi Randall
About this event
This event is fundraising for Cambridge Women’s Resources Centre, who have women’s centres in Cambridge and Peterborough, providing support, courses and information to empower women across Cambridgeshire. They provide practical support and information on many challenging day to day issues, including guidance on career development, support and information on debt and finance, family and parenting. The centres also host a number of fun and practical informal groups, workshops and networking events. They have recently started running the ‘Freedom’ Programme, providing invaluable information about abusive relationships and the dynamics within them. Offering a safe, trauma-informed environment for all who walk through their doors, CWRC encourages and facilitates a sense of friendship and companionship; empowering women and helping them to take steps to a better future.
All ticket profits will go directly to funding CWRC’s invaluable work.
Doors open 7pm
8 pm – Naomi Randall
8.45pm – Hollie McNish
9.15pm – Ikigai
9.45pm – Collars
Our amazing acts…
Purveyor of psych folk madrigals, hypnotic acid lullabies, and haunting spin cycle soundtracks, Cambridge singer Naomi Randall’s vocal pyrotechnics and swinging cosmic guitar will certainly take half an hour.
Hollie McNish is a poet based between Glasgow and Cambridge, UK. She won the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry for her poetic parenting memoir – Nobody Told Me – of which The Scotsman stated ‘The World Needs this Book’. She has published three further collections of poetry – Papers, Cherry Pie, Plum – a play relating the history of UK women’s football – Offside – and her latest poetic memoir – Slug…and other things I’ve been Told To Hate – is a Sunday Times Bestseller. Her online poetry videos have garnered millions of views worldwide. She loves writing, amongst other things.
“Noir n B” duo serving a dark but delicious blend of 50s soul, 70s blues-rock and 90s rnb
Based in rural Cambridgeshire, Collars is made up of Dan and Kane. Together they play their own brand of indie driven by vocals, guitar and pared-back drums. Dan sings, writes and hammers a bit of synth, while Kane plays guitar and beats at the same time thanks to some drums he’s engineered to play with his feet. The results? Wholesome indie like your mama used to make! If your mama was Karen O and your grandparents were the White Stripes.
Collars have received BBC Introducing Track of the Week (in the Channel Islands) for ‘Jeremiah’ and ‘Hey Lizzie, Lay It On Me’, received two nominations at East Anglia’s 2021 NMG Awards and took home an Artist Development Prize. They released their debut EP, Everything Present 1, on 16th July 2021 digitally and on 10″ coloured recycled vinyl.