Join us for an evening of delicious eats and an eclectic line up of local beats!
CAITLIN Gilligan will warm up the stage with a gorgeous acoustic set, pop disco rock band OMIT Sleep will follow and psychedelic funk band DIRTY Flowers will send the show home. Join us from 5pm for a lovingly cooked, creative feast by the Mill’s resident chef Mother-May-I and the FoodCycle crew, using food that would have otherwise ended up as waste.
13th November, waste food banquet from 5pm, live music from 7pm
Tickets £5 advance from Skiddle: http://skiddle.com/e/12855114
£7 on the door
£3 suggested food donation
Born out of Manchester’s jam scene and nurtured by its underground culture, Dirty Flowers are characterised by strong riffs, tight grooves and catchy melodies. Influenced by funk, hard rock, dance and psychedelia, their screaming saxophone, wailing guitar solos, heavy bass lines and atmospheric divinity invoke a fun, powerful and exciting energy, made all the more potent by the band’s wild and contagious stage presence.
A Manchester-based energetic mash of fun-and-often-frantic pop disco rock with psychedelic undertones and anthemic overtones.
Young Scottish singer-songwriter Caitlin Gilligan grew up in rural Galloway. Now based in Manchester and Liverpool, her songs still echo the wild empty spaces of her Scottish childhood. Her influences include American folk artists such as Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan as well as more modern artists such as Hurray For The Riff Raff, Rachel Sermanni and The Tallest Man On Earth.
Full bar: FoodCycle hates it when food gets wasted, but has no problem when you do (please drink responsibly).
All proceeds from this event will be donated to FoodCycle.
What is FoodCycle?!
A national charity that tackles food poverty and social isolation whilst reducing food waste and strengthening local communities.
How do they do this?!
We collect food from food sellers that would have otherwise been chucked away, cook it into a healthy, delicious 3-course meal and serve it to those suffering from food poverty, and anyone else in the community who could do with a good meal, good vibe and good chat. Over 25 projects exist in the UK, and although we feel like a great big family, each project operates independently within their community, while using the same model.
Here in Manchester, FoodCycle volunteers collect over 50kg of surplus food using bicycles, and use it to cook a scrumptious supper at The Roby Centre in Longsight, one of the poorest areas of Manchester. Many of our guests regularly go without meals, live alone or suffer from long-term physical and mental health conditions. It gives us great pleasure to offer our guests an opportunity to share a lovingly cooked meal with people from all sorts of backgrounds. Every year we need to raise money to ensure we can continue our work, this proceeds of this gig will contribute to our annual fundraising target. (registered charity number # 1134423. Website www.foodcycle.org.uk, find us on Facebook too)
We hope to see you at Surplus Beats in support of this important cause, and for all the artists and volunteers who that donated their time to create this awesome event!