Circle of Light Live Music Fundraiser To Go Ahead As Livestream Gig

Light Hustle – a collaboration between the Circle of Light and Hockley Hustle – was due to take place on Saturday 4 April as part of the Youth Music Give a Gig Week initiative

Now the event is going ahead as a digital livestream festival with the original line up of artists playing from their own homes, and being joined by some of the established music names from the Nottingham music community including Rob Green, Nina Smith, Natalie Duncan, Daudi Matsiko, Alfie Sharp and Youth Music winner Mae Monypenny.

Circle of Light participants. Credit Emma Ford Photography

Originally intended as a fundraiser for Youth Music – the national charity that funds Circle of Light – the livestream gig is hoping to raise £5000 for a newly launched fund in support of Nottinghamshire’s creative freelancers who have yet to see any significant support from the government.

As well as videos of performances from different places of isolation, many artists are planning to share new material inspired by the unusual times to show some positive ways of responding to the crisis. Hosted by comedian Mrs Green, the livestream event will start at 3pm, on both the Circle of Light and Hockley Hustle Facebook pages.

Mae Monypenny, Circle of Light

Hockley Hustle director Ben Welch said: “Our gig has been transformed into a digital live stream festival which will feature some of Nottingham’s finest talent coming together to keep the entertainment rolling and to help raise as much as possible for those in need. This is an opportunity for the city to show up and get behind Nottingham’s incredible DIY creative community.”

With the whole of the creative arts sector facing a complete loss of income, the fundraiser is aiming to provide £100 hardship funds for artists and creatives across Nottinghamshire. To register for the fund, please email [email protected]

Circle of Light participants.
Credit Emma Ford Photography

There will be an option to make voluntary contributions during the livestream event as well as donating to the Go Fund Me page.

Light Hustle: All The World’s a Stage
Saturday 4 April, 3pm onwards
Watch here:www.facebook.com/hockleyhustle and www.facebook.com/circle.of.light.nottingham
Donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/nottingham-artist-fund
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