Raise The Disco: Fundraiser for Second Step at The Canteen
The Canteen is proud to present a stellar lineup of local Bristol’s artists for a special fundraiser named Raise the Disco on 12th May in honour of Bristol born Second Step Charity. Raise the Disco is also the first awareness event being brought to you by The Canteen with the aim of not just entertaining and getting people boogieing (although we promise to do this), but also to raise awareness about the ongoing crisis involving homelessness in our city and to shine a light on the amazing work Second Step achieves everyday.
Second Step is a leading mental health charity in the South West offering housing, support and hope to thousands of people with mental health and other problems. In the mid-1980s, a passionate group of social workers and community psychiatric nurses recognised that many people were in hospital not just because of their mental health problems, but because they had nowhere else to go. Housing initiatives at that time didn’t give people the mental health and practical support they needed once out of hospital.
Late Night Love Affair
Opening the launch will be Late Night Love Affair; this Bristol duo of Rodeane & Thomas, these guys aim to bring all the tunes inside there hearts & record bags. Hot of their sets at sleazy sessions and love inn – a boogie is guaranteed. Love, Boogie & Dance – this Bristol duo aim to bring all three of these items inside there hearts & record bags.
Not only great DJ’s but quickly becoming Bristol most wanted is the trio French Kiss, the DJ collective will be showcasing quality dance music. French Kiss have been making a name for themselves by holding nights in Crofters rights and are becoming a name on the stokes croft music scene.
Closing the show are the infamous Ere Wax, not only does Ere Wax make you want to dance the night away but they also make you wish it never stops; most recently taking the to the stage at ‘The Masked Ball’ we are too emotional with excitement to see what the Bristol and Falmouth collective have in store.
At a time in society where venues are just as vulnerable as people Second Step is proud to be supported by The Canteen Bristol to raise awareness on the threat housing pressures are having on all parts of society. This night is not a political one nor does it expect to start a revolution (but keeping fingers crossed) – It is a night where music lovers with some big hearts can show their support to the services tackling everyday to keep every person safe.