WOMENFOLK returns with another fabulous
triple bill tour of the North of England for February 2015, this time featuring
3 of the UK's most outstanding female singer songwriters.
Since her self financed debut in 2000, Kathryn Williams has released 10
critically acclaimed studio albums that have quietly established her as one of
the most truly distinctive voices of UK music. She will be joined on this tour
by 2 relative newcomers who've each spent 2014 garnering critical acclaim and
Welsh harpist and singer Georgia Ruth - described as:- "One of British
folk's discoveries of the year" by The Guardian - won the 2013 Welsh
Music Prize and was also nominated for 2 2014 BBC Folk Awards.
Maz O'Connor, whose 2nd album:- 'This Willowed Light' was recently
described by The Observer as:- 'Folk Album Of The Year', mixes
both traditional and self penned songs, combining gorgeous melodies with
If this sounds good to you, well put in your
book this date 5 February 2015 and the venue:- 'Band on the Wall',
in Manchester. then get on the phone and call:- 0845 2 500 500 or visit:-
BandOnTheWall.Org.UK for tickets. If you like Folk, this tour
featuring:- Kathryn Williams, Maz O'Connor and Georgia Ruth is not to be
missed... So if you can't see them in Manchester, take note as you have just 4
more chances to see them...
Full list of Womenfolk live dates after Manchester are as follows:-
► 6 February 2015 - The Arc, Stockton-On-Tees, for
tickets call:- 01642 525199 or visit:-
►7 February 2015 - The Grand, Clitheroe , for tickets
call:- 01200 421599 or visit:-
►13 February 2015 - The Forum, Barrow-In-Furness, for
tickets call:- 01229 820000 or visit:-
►14 February 2015 - Ropery Hall, Barton-Upon-Humber,
for tickets call:- 01652 660380 or visit:-
announces that The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity will receive
£4 million from LIBOR fines
THE Chancellor of the
Exchequer, George Osborne, in a visit to Portsmouth, announced £2m
of funding for the Charity - £1m is given to support personnel and
their families for projects including:- the refurbishment of the
family spaces in the Warrant Officers' and Senior Rates' Mess in HMS
Sultan in Gosport, and the renovation of buildings in HMS Nelson in
Portsmouth to provide accommodation (i.e. flats) so that families
normally living apart can spend time together when personnel are
based in the City. A further £1m will enable support for a number of
other projects, including help for the Naval Families Federation,
which provides support and guidance for Naval Service families.
This was followed by an announcement this morning by The Chief
Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, allocating a further £2m
to the Charity to contribute to the rebuilding of the 'Drumfork
Club', a Community Centre, in Helensburgh, Scotland.
The Club – nearly 50 years old and run down – is intended to provide
crucial support for the thousands of personnel who live in married
quarters at HM Naval Base Clyde, particularly whilst their loved
ones are away for long periods. Rebuilding the club is urgently
required as the next step in the emerging strategic vision to create
a thriving Naval Base.
The Chancellor said:- "It is fitting that the money paid in
fines by people who demonstrated the poorest values in our society
is used to support those who demonstrate the very best. Servicemen
sacrifice so much to keep our nation safe and we will invest into
projects such as refurbishing the Mess at HMS Sultan and renovating
the Navy Mews so they can spend times with their loved ones when
they are deploying."
The Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, said:-
"This £2m will make a huge difference to thousands of Royal Navy and
Royal Marines personnel and their families living in Argyll and
Bute, who provide so much support to our vital submarine operators
at HM Naval Base Clyde. Supporting military families and our brave
forces across the UK is a crucial part of this government's drive to
create a fairer society."
Robert Robson, Chief Executive Officer of The Royal Navy and Royal
Marines Charity, said:- "These grants of £4m will enable us to
support our sailors and marines and their families far into the
future. They reflect our strategic partnership with the Royal Navy,
the national scope of the Charity and our determination to respond
to our beneficiaries' needs. I am delighted that we will be able to
help mums, husbands and children cope with the stresses and strains
that accompany Service life. The range of projects that we have
identified is wide and the redevelopment of the Drumfork Club in
particular is a perfect example of how this funding will be used to
create a modern, vibrant, 21st Century hub for families."
Both the Chancellor and the Chief Secretary confirmed that the money
would come from the fines levied on banks for manipulating the
London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) financial benchmark.
This latest allocation builds on £35 million of Libor funding
already given to military good causes in previous tranches, £60
million to support Armed Forces personnel, their families and
veterans and a further £10 million per annum which has been
earmarked from 2015 to support the Armed Forces Covenant.