We Shall Overcome 2016- How YOU Can Help….

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Getting a LOT of email traffic about one thing or another to do with We Shall Overcome, as I’m sure you can probably imagine. The most asked question is this one:

HOW CAN I HELP?

And the answer is simple. Please do one or more of these three things.

1. SHARE EVERYTHING WSO YOU SEE– be that posters, gig listings, messages of support, artists saying they are playing…..all this makes a MASSIVE difference. Please use the tag #WSO2016 too. The reason why this is so important is that my friends aren’t your friends or many of your friends friends and by sharing you are spreading the word much, MUCH further. This helps us get the word out about the causes, the politics behind them, and from the point of view of the artists- who are giving their time and talents for FREE- it gives them a better chance of an audience and therefore a great gig. A full venue is more help for those in need of it too…SO SHARE SHARE SHARE!!!

2. CHECK OUT THE GIG GUIDE AND SUPPORT ONE NEAR YOU– Speaks for itself I know, but plenty of people will scan that list and miss one on their doorstep. Please get out there and support the gigs, or even volunteer to help with fliers or collections on the day. All-dayer gigs are absolutely knackering to organise and run, so any help given on the day will be massively appreciated.

3. BUY THE T-SHIRT– Our comrades at Philosophy Football are ready to dispatch them asap, but we are running out of time so GET YOUR ORDERS IN AND WEAR WITH PRIDE. All profits go to anti-austerity causes. Those shirts really do change lives.

Here’s your gig guide as things stand….but it is growing all the time.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17TH
IPSWICH- Giles Statue (Vigil for Refugees)

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 20TH
DONCASTER- Cast Theatre (#KeepCorbyn Tour/ We Shall Overcome collection)

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 23RD
ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE- The Station
BEESTON- White Lion

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 24TH
ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE- The Station
GLOSSOP- Labour Club
LANCASTER- Yorkshire House

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 25TH
ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE- The Station
STALYBRIDGE- Stalybridge Tavern

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 26TH
ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE- The Station

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 27TH
ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE- The Station
GLOSSOP- Labour Club (The People’s Kitchen)

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 28TH
ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE- The Station
FILEY- The Station (Acoustic Plus Open Mic)

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 29TH
ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE- The Station
BARNSLEY- Cabaret Doonican

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 30TH
ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE- The Station
SPITTAL- The Blenheim
WARRINGTON- Brewhouse (Jam Night)

SATURDAY OCTOBER 1ST
ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE- The Station
COTTINGHAM- King Billy
DUNDEE- City Square (Dundee Together)
GLASGOW- Ivory Blacks
GLASTONBURY- The King Arthur
HARROW- Trinity
HULL- Jaz Bar (Afternoon)
HULL- The Boathouse (Off The Road Open Mic)
KETTERING- Sofa Sessions
LEEDS- The Grove
LONDON- Leytonstone Ex-Servicemens Club (What’s Cookin’)
LONG PRESTON- Boars Head
MIDDLESBROUGH- Fahrenheit Books
NOTTINGHAM- Sumac Centre
PENMACHNO- Shiloh Cwm
THORNABY-ON-TEES- Aerodrome Music Club
WARRINGTON- Brewhouse
WIRRAL- The Spider Project (Acoustic)

SUNDAY OCTOBER 2ND
ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE- The Station
BAGTHORPE- Dixies Arms
DERBY- Maypole Cafe, Bar & Theatre
LIVERPOOL- Jupiters Bar
ULVERSTON- Hope & Anchor
WARRINGTON- Brewhouse (Acoustic pm)
WELLINGTON- Rule 7
YORK- Dusk (Open Mic)

MONDAY OCTOBER 3RD
ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE- The Station
BARNSLEY- Barnsley Folk Club
CONWY- Conwy Folk Club
LIVERPOOL- Cavern Pub
STAFFORD- The Met Studio, Gatehouse Theatre

TUESDAY OCTOBER 4TH
ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE- The Station
DARLINGTON- Quakerhouse (Quiz)
LIVERPOOL- Constellations (Comedy Night)
LIVERPOOL- Philharmonic Music Rooms
LIVERPOOL- Jupiters Bar
LLANRWST- Meadowsweet Hotel
NOTTINGHAM- The Maze
ULVERSTON- Hope & Anchor (Folk at The Hope)

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 5TH
ABERGELE- The Castle
ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE- The Station
ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE- Market (Busk for the Homeless)
BARNSLEY- White Bear
BIRKENHEAD- Sixth Form College (Battle of the Bands)
BRIDPORT- WI Hall (A History of Protest Music Lecture)
DUKINFIELD- Tame Valley Hotel
KENDAL- Ruskins
LIVERPOOL- The Liverpool Sale Room (Art Auction)
LIVERPOOL- The Baltic Social
NEWPORT- Le Pub (Comedians Against Austerity)
SCARBOROUGH- The Nelson (Open Mic)
ULVERSTON- Hope & Anchor (Quiz Night)

THURSDAY OCTOBER 6TH
ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE- The Station
BARNSLEY- White Bear
BILLINGHAM- St. Aidan’s Church
BRADFORD- Glyde House (Topic Folk Club Singers and Musicians Night)
COTTINGHAM- Hallgate Tavern (Off The Road Open Mic)
FORMBY- Woodwards Wine Bar
HARTLEPOOL- Nursery Inn
HULL- Union Mash Up
KIMBERLEY- Nelson & Railway
LEEDS- Temple of Boom
LIVERPOOL- View Two Gallery
NOTTINGHAM- Sumac Centre
RHYL- The North
SHEFFIELD- The Moor (Verse Matters- Spoken Word)
ULVERSTON- Hope & Anchor (Jazz at The Hope)

FRIDAY OCTOBER 7TH
ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE- The Station
BANGOR- The Skerries
BARNSLEY- Old No.7
BELPER- Unitarian Chapel
BIRKENHEAD- Sixth Form College (Unplugged)
BLACKBURN- Sir Charles Napier
CONWY- Comrades Club (Punk Takeover)
CREWKERNE- Royal Oak
DARLINGTON- Quakerhouse (D.I.S.C.O)
DUNDEE- Conroy’s Basement (Tins For Tunes)
GINESTAS, FRANCE- L’oncle Jules
HARTLEPOOL- Fishermans Arms
HEBDEN BRIDGE- Trades Club
HORSFORTH- St Margaret’s Church
HUDDERSFIELD- Ukrainian Club (Acoustic Night)
LEEDS- Chemic
LONDON- T.Chances, N17
MIDDLESBROUGH- Westgarth Social Club
NEWPORT- Le Pub
NOTTINGHAM- Sumac Centre
ROCHDALE- Labour HQ
SCARBOROUGH- Corporation Club
SHEFFIELD- Heeley Institute
THORPE THEWLES- Vane Arms
ULVERSTON- Hope & Anchor
ULVERSTON- Ulverston Sports Club
WAKEFIELD- Red Shed (Wakefield Labour Club)
WIDNES- Ring O’Bells
WIRRAL- Thornton Hough Village Club
WORSBROUGH- The Darley

SATURDAY OCTOBER 8TH
ALLENDALE- High Forest Centre
ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE- The Station
BARNSLEY- Polish Club
BEESTON- Hope Centre (Family Fun Day)
BELFAST- Sunflower Pub
BELPER- Queens Head
BIRKENHEAD- Hotel California
BLACKBURN- Sir Charles Napier
BRIDPORT- Ropemakers
BRADFORD- Glyde House
BRADFORD- 1 in 12
CAMBRIDGE- The Golden Hind
CARDIFF- The Moon Club
DARLINGTON- Quakerhouse
DEWSBURY- Old Turk
DONCASTER- The Hallcross
DOUGLAS, ISLE OF MAN- Noa Bakehouse
DUBLIN- Hangar
DUNFIRMLINE- Ha Ha Club
EUGENE, OREGON- The Annex
GRIMSBY- Grimsby Minster
HARTLEPOOL- The Studio
HUDDERSFIELD- Ukrainian Club
LIVERPOOL- Casa
LIVERPOOL- Kellys Smithdown
LIVERPOOL- Liverpool Acoustic (pm)
LIVERPOOL- Zanzibar Club
LUTON- Celtic Supporters Club
MANCHESTER- WSO ON THE STREETS (History Walk 12-2pm)
MANCHESTER- People’s History Museum (Songwriter’s Circle 4.30-7pm)
MIDDLESBROUGH- Theatre Club, Toft House
MOSSLEY- The Blazing Rag
NESTON- Brewers Arms
NEWPORT- Le Pub
OTLEY- Labour Rooms
OXTED- Crown Inn
PWHELLI- Y Castel (Rock Night)
SALTBURN-BY-THE-SEA- The Marine
SCARBOROUGH- The Filling Station (pm)
SCARBOROUGH- Scarborough Brewery
SHEFFIELD- University Arms
STAINFORTH- Pit Club
ST.HELENS- Rendezvous Bar
STOKE-ON-TRENT- The Rigger
STOURBRIDGE- Katie Fitzgerald’s
ULVERSTON- Hope & Anchor
WIDNES- The Studio

SUNDAY OCTOBER 9TH
ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE- The Station
BARNSLEY- Polish Club
CARDIFF- The Moon Club
CROXTON KERRIAL- Geese & Fountain Acoustic Club
DARWEN- The Crown
DUBLIN- Workmans Club
EDINBURGH- The Banshee Labyrinth
FILEY- The Station
GLOSSOP- Labour Club
HARTLEPOOL- Chillicake Cafe
HEBDEN BRIDGE- Trades Club
HULL- The Boathouse (Off The Road Open Mic)
HULL- Furley & Co. (Afternoon)
HULL- O’Rileys (Evening)
KEIGHLEY- Exchange Arts Centre
LIVERPOOL- The Brink
LIVERPOOL- St. Michael’s Irish Centre
NEWPORT- Le Pub
NOTTINGHAM- The Maze (Alternative Sunday Service- daytime)
NOTTINGHAM- The Maze (Music-Evening)
RHYL- The North
SHEFFIELD- Shakespeares
SOUTHSEA- The Golden Eagle
STOCKTON-ON-TEES- The Golden Smog
STOURBRIDGE- Scary Canary
ULVERSTON- Hope & Anchor
WARSOP- Black Market
WHITBY- Rugby Club
WIGAN- The Old Courts
YORK- Dusk (Open Mic)
YORK- Red Lion (Open Mic)

MONDAY OCTOBER 10TH
ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE- The Station

FRIDAY OCTOBER 14TH
BRISTOL- Red Lion
HAWORTH- Black Bull (Octoberfest)
LEICESTER- Duffy’s Bar

SATURDAY OCTOBER 15TH
HAWORTH- Black Bull (Octoberfest)
HEREFORD- Booth Hall

SUNDAY OCTOBER 16TH
ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE- The Station (Last Resort MCC Rock Night)
HAWORTH- Black Bull (Octoberfest)
STROUD- Crown & Sceptre

THURSDAY OCTOBER 20TH
MANCHESTER- The Goose

FRIDAY OCTOBER 21ST
SCUNTHORPE- Cafe INDIEpendent

SATURDAY OCTOBER 22ND
LANCASTER- Lancaster District Homeless Action

SUNDAY OCTOBER 23RD
LEICESTER- The Musician

FRIDAY OCTOBER 28TH
HIGH WYCOMBE- Phoenix Bar

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 2ND
ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE- Market (Busk for the Homeless)

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 12TH
MIDDLESBROUGH- Little Theatre Club

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 25TH
ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE- The Station (Christmas Tickle Triple Bander)

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 26TH
ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE- The Station (Run Out The Guns Folk Punk Party)

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 27TH
ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE- The Station (Punk’s Picnic For The Homeless)

MONDAY NOVEMBER 28TH
ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE- The Station (Spoken Passions- Protest Poetry Special)

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 30TH
ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE- The Station (WSO Buskers Jam)

THURSDAY DECEMBER 1ST
ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE- The Station (Headjam Christmas WSO)

FRIDAY DECEMBER 2ND
ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE- The Station (Linecheck For The Homeless)

SATURDAY DECEMBER 3RD
ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE- The Station (Make Scouse Not War)
ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE- The Station (WSO Sponsored Rough Sleep)

SUNDAY DECEMBER 4TH
ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE- The Station (Pennine Mencap Christmas Party)

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 7TH
ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE- Market (Busk for the Homeless)

We Shall Overcome Tee 2016
CHESTERFIELD- Labour Club (WSO XMAS PARTY)

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