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Penwortham Live taking place online this weekend

Posted on - 15th May, 2020 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Music, Penwortham, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Singer Nick Spencer Pic: Nick Spencer Music / Facebook
Singer Nick Spencer will be performing at Living Room Live Pic: Nick Spencer Music / Facebook

Penwortham Live has had a virtual makeover with entertainment being delivered direct to homes this weekend via Facebook.

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The event, dubbed Living Room Live, takes place today (Friday 15 May) and tomorrow and will feature performances of music from across the decades by local favourites.

Nigel Stewart from Creative Network, one of the creators of the event, said: “When we started Penwortham Live nearly ten years ago, it was all about people – our people, our community, our values; that remains the case now.

“In the midst of this situation, we want to bring people together to celebrate what we share in South Ribble through the power of live music.”

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Councillor Aniela Bylinski Gelder, South Ribble Cabinet Member for Community Engagement, Social Justice and Wealth Building, said: “I’m so pleased that we’ve been able to give a much-loved South Ribble event a virtual makeover!

“It is of course disappointing that we cannot enjoy this event face-to-face across all of the well-loved venues across Penwortham, but we need to respect the government guidelines and do all we can to stay safe.

“It’s incredible how everyone has come together to make sure we can all still enjoy fantastic music – even if it is from the comfort of our own homes.

“This is set to be a great event and I can’t wait to watch all of the performances at home this weekend. I hope you all can join in!”

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The event will take place from 7pm on Friday and Saturday. The schedule is as follows.

Friday 15 May
7pm–7.30pm: Mark Todd with classic rock covers
7.30pm–8pm: Amy Hardy with show tunes
8pm–8.30pm: Russ Weaver with easy listening acoustic covers
8.30pm–9pm: Nick Spencer with acoustic rock covers
9pm–9.30pm: David Lawrie (from Roger’s Codgers) with a selection from his
favourite songwriters and performers
9.30pm–10pm: Catherine Sullivan with 50s, 60s and easy listening
10pm–10.30pm: Peter James with golden oldies
10.30pm–11pm: Yoz Hindley with acoustic rock and pop

Saturday 16 May
7pm–7.30pm: Glyn Shipman with original acoustic material
7.30pm–8pm: Raggedy Rooster with quirky, happy punk originals
8pm–8.30pm: Sarah Beattie with her own acoustic-based songs
8.30pm–9pm: Michael Towler with 60s and 70s covers
9pm–9.30pm: Hungry Bentley with rock and pop originals and covers
9.30pm–10pm: Connor Banks with modern rock and pop
10pm–10.30pm: White Noise Experience with original music plus Public Service film footage (sound and light experience)
10.30pm–11pm: Dee Vah with sequins, showbiz and razzle dazzle

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To join the event, visit the Living Room Live Facebook page.

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