play at Southport Arts Centre
bellow of the blues, the wail of a gypsy fiddle, punk-rock street
poetry, and depression-era jazz, mix it all up and you have the Po'
Girls, performing with their support, American sing/songwriter
Jeremy Lindsay at Southport Arts Centre on Thursday 22 March.
In the 2 years that the band has been together, they have released
three critically acclaimed albums and have relentlessly toured
across the United States and Canada, as well as wowing audiences
across the UK and winning over festival goers everywhere with their
powerful, passionate, and spirited live shows.
The current line-up includes Trish Klein of the Be Good Tanyas, and
Allison Russell, alongside virtuoso fiddler Diona Davies and
multi-instrumentalist Awna Teixeira. These four ladies all sing,
write and perform on an array of instruments including the banjo,
clarinet, slide guitar, piano, accordion, wash-tub bass, harmonica,
penny-whistle, mandolin, and violin, making music rich with musical
influences, sweetness, grit and soul. Backing them on drums is
one of Vancouver's top musical talents, John Raham, who brings deep,
funky, creative and soulful grooves to the sound of Po' Girl.
For more information on the event, please call Box Office on 01704
540011 or 0151 934 2141. Alternatively, book your tickets online at
Tickets:- £12 (£10 concessions).
Ageism is the most common form of discrimination
statistics from Age Concern expose the full extent of age
discrimination in the UK. The charity’s major biennial survey
has revealed that nearly 3 times more people have been the victims
of ageism than any other form of discrimination. The survey
shows that 26.9% of the population of the North-West has experienced
ageism in some form – this compares with 9.1% of the population who
have suffered sexism, 6% racism and 6% disability prejudice.
Appalled at the level of ageism, Age Concern has launched a
month-long campaign to gather older people’s experiences of
discrimination when trying to access goods and services. Anyone of
50 or over who has been the victim of any type of age discrimination
can tell their story via an
online questionnaire. Questionnaires
can also be ordered from 020 8765 7448.
Age Concern’s new call for older people to share their experiences
of age discrimination in goods and services is being launched ahead
of a key year for discrimination policy. The report of the
Equalities Review, looking at the underlying causes of
discrimination, is expected shortly (28 February). In March, a
Green Paper from the Discrimination Law Review is expected. It will
set out proposals for a single equality bill to consolidate and
expand anti-discrimination laws. Age Concern is campaigning for
better protection against age discrimination – in particular through
a positive duty on all public authorities to promote age equality
and legislation to stop ageism in goods, facilities and services.
Gordon Lishman, Director General of Age Concern, said:-
“Society too often turns a blind eye to ageism – but our research
shows it is actually the most common form of discrimination.
The impact of ageism is also significant. It can mean older people
get inferior health care services or are denied access to other
goods and services that many take for granted. This blatant
discrimination would not be tolerated in any other context. We
want to make it clear that age discrimination is wrong. Any evidence
of the extent and nature of ageism will help make the case for
protection for people of all ages.”