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Viva Palestina-Fundraiser for Palestine

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Viva Palestina-Fundraiser for Palestine
Viva Palestina-Fundraiser for Palestine

Time & Location

08 Feb 2024, 18:00

Newport, 14 High St, Newport NP20 1FW, UK

About the event

Viva Palestina-Fundraiser for Palestine. A night of cultural resistance featuring music and poetry.

All Ages Welcome

Light food served from Café Palestina 6.30 – 7.30

Poetry Open mic session 7.30 – 8

Headline acts:

Martyn Joseph

Patrick Jones

Jessie Grace

Lujane

Info and merchandise available

Tickets £7.50 in advance £10 on the door.

All proceeds to Palestine

Organised by Newport Palestine Solidarity Campaign

Tickets are on sale now, grab yours and join us on Thursday the 8th of February! 🎟️

👉 https://bit.ly/VivaPalestina-Fundraiser

Patrick Jones:

Playwright and poet from cymru

Most recent work-  lyrics for james dean bradfields solo album even in exile and poetry collection inviting the light 

Lujane:

Palestinian British, living in Wales, an activist for Palestine.

Jessie Grace:

Jessie Grace is an alternative indie pop singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who resided in Wales, UK. Jessie's passion for music was evident from a young age, where she developed a deep connection and love for the piano. As she grew older, she began to hone her skills on the guitar, an instrument she felt gave her new found liberation, after her classical piano studies.

Jessie Grace, continued her musical studies at University, where she delved into the world of composition, performance and music production. Her journey as a musician and her dedication to her craft have undoubtedly contributed to the development of her distinctive sound, and we have watched her develop her individual musical identity since her debut album release; “Asleep On The Goodfoot” in 2009.

Jessie has demonstrated her talent through several band line-ups and bands, including electronic duo “Superhand”. Each project she has been a part of has showcased her versatile skillset, songwriting ability and musicianship. Jessie has also lent her guest vocals to various other projects, further expanding her artistic horizons. These guest appearances have allowed her to explore different genres and styles, adding a touch of her unique vocal ability and highlight her diverse musical skills.

Jessie Grace's music defies easy categorisation, blending elements of alternative, indie, pop, and contemporary classical to create a sound that is uniquely her own. Her introspective and thought-provoking lyrics explore themes of love, vulnerability, personal growth, life on earth, the ever evolving human condition. With each song, she invites listeners into her world, offering an intimate experience of her emotional landscape.

Martyn Joseph:

Martyn Joseph is a completely unique and mind-blowing artist. Take everything you think you know about singer songwriters and rip it up. For one man and a guitar he creates a performance with a huge far-reaching sound that is energetic, compelling, and passionate. Be it to two hundred people or twenty thousand, he blows the crowd away night after night.

2024 kicked off with the release of a new studio album, “This Is What I Want To Say” and will be followed by tours across the UK, Mainland Europe and North America.

Last year started with Martyn being part of BBC Radio 2’s “21st Century Folk “ project, wiuth his song “Albert’s Place” and included appearances on BBC Breakfast TV, the Jeremy Vine and Ken Bruce shows on BBC Radio 2 along wiuth Radio 4’s World at One.

His critically acclaimed 2021 record, “1960” was made Folk Album of The Month in Mojo and awarded 4 starts by Uncut, and remained in the UK Official Folk charts for much of 2022.

In April 2019 he won a “Wales Folk Award” for “Here Come the Young”, and in 2023 he was nominated for Best Solo Artost.

He is gifted with the rare ability to speak to the soul with his expressive and poignant lyrics and has a career spanning over 40 years, 27 studio albums, over a half a million record sales and thousands of live performances.

Compared to Bruce Springsteen, John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews, he has created his own style and reputation as a mesmerizing live performer and stands in his own right, built on a reputation for giving what thousands have described as the best live music experience of their lives.

A unique talent driven by passion, social awareness, and love for his trade, he's a jaw dropping guitar player who has developed a unique percussive style, teamed up with a powerful show stopping voice, and has been called “The Welsh Springsteen”

Concerned with making music that is relevant and vital to his audience, he engages with challenging narratives tackling the complexity of the human condition, underpinned with a promise of hope. In his own words “Really what I do is to try and write songs that might step up and make some sense of a moment in time. A good song makes you feel like you’re not alone in the world.”

Martyn is also founder, along with his wife Justine, of the “Let Yourself Trust”. LYT works alongside Martyn’s music to help give profile to and fund Grassroots organizations across the globe. They have given away over half a million pounds to 14 different projects in the last 8 years.

He is hailed as a raconteur weaving tales on topical concerns, as well as stories on the fragility of love, with a magical ability to reach out to his listeners through his passion and humour. Stunning reviews single him out as an unmissable solo performer whose music stays with you long after the show has ended.

Tickets are on sale now, grab yours and join us on Thursday the 8th of February! 🎟️

👉 https://bit.ly/VivaPalestina-Fundraiser

Thursday the 8th of February 2024

Viva Palestina-Fundraiser for Palestine

Martyn Joseph

Patrick Jones

Jessie Grace

Lujane

& More

£7.50 / £10 OTD / 6.00 / All Ages 

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