If you haven't heard of Brixton Soup Kitchen where have you been? It is a service for homeless people in London – and it has been a huge success, receiving recognition and help from the likes of Joanna Lumley, Jessie Ware, Fleur East, ITV and many more.
This Sunday 20th December it is teaming up with Lyrically Gifted to run a live music event at Prince of Wales in Brixton, where 100% of the profit will go to charity. This event is to raise money for hats, scarves and sleeping bags for homeless people in London this Christmas.
Solomon, the founder of BSK, told OnTop radio: "Last year several homeless people died due to the fact that they did not have enough clothes. And instead of sitting and complaining about this on Facebook, we want to help make a change."
So if you live in London, come on down to Prince of Wales (opposite the Ritzy in Brixton) 7pm. But make sure you get your tickets here and all of your money will go towards helping those in need without a home this Christmas. Now guys, I am not allowed to give anything away but I have heard about the secret special guests and you are not going to be let down, trust me! Even without these surprises, you can see the line-up is already amazing!
Plus very special guests
DJs on the night:
DJ Pioneer (kiss fm)
DJ Melody Kane (SBTV, 1xtra)
Barzy Boy (Lyrically Gifted/OnTop Radio)
Doors: 7pm-1am, showtime 7:30pm
What more can you ask for? I've been lucky enough to visit the Soup Kitchen and see their incredible work and I’m eager to support them further in the future.
Words by @sazrahproducer
Footage from the night here
To all my friends who are artists, musicians, DJ's, run record labels, manage musicians, or just are genuinely interested in music - This event is the thing for you! Best of Britannia (BoB), curated by award winning songwriter Guy Chambers (best known for his work with Robbie Williams) celebrates Britain's best music, arts, culture design, technology and manufacturing!
Better still, an iconic British superstar will 'perform' at the event in the form of a hologram created by MUSION -the British company who created the famous Tupac Hologram.
Guy Chambers said "British music talent is the best in the world because we take more risks, we embrace new genres, we aren't scared to be original and we have the confidence of an incredible pop heritage, I look forward to showcasing the best of British talent at BOB 2012."
When?: October 5th, 6th, 7th (pick which day is best for you from the site)
Where?: Farmiloe Building - London
Why should you go?: Because with prices starting from just 5 quid, you can enjoy a whole range of talent and meet some like-minded people in the creative industry.
Book tickets at www.bestofbritannia.com
Star of The I.T Crowd and The Might Boosh will be performing
Upcoming multi-talented artist who you all loved to read about in my interview with her a few weeks back.
'Tupac Style' Hologram
Of a surprise ICONIC BRITISH SUPERSTAR, I can't wait to find out who it is!
Other Guests (Yes, there is more!!):
The Janice Graham Band will be there (presented by ACID JAZZ: An East London label founded by Giles Peterson and Eddie Piller, associated with Jamiroquai and The Brand New Heavies.)
Helena Jesele: The sultry songstress whose unique sound comes courtesy of world-renowned producers such as Paul O’Duffy, who co-wrote Wake Up Alone with Amy Winehouse and Truth and Soul, who worked on Adele’s 19album.
And MANY MORE special treats brought to you by industry professionals. Including a celebration of British film-making with an indoor pop-up cinema showcasing short, documentary and feature length films.
So come on down, I know i'll be going!
For more information and to BUY TICKETS go to:
Written By Sazrah
Sazrah is a UK music producer who has composed music for BBC 1xtra, Film, Catwalk and famous artists. Her blogs are about upcoming artists, music industry tips and general chit chat!