When singer, songwriter Melissa James heard of the Small Steps Project late last year, she didn’t hesitate to get in contact with the Charity’s founder Amy Hanson to offer her support to the cause. Fast forward a few months and Melissa’s idea to combine what she does best, singing and performing, with raising money is finally coming to fruition.
“I happened to be tuned into a radio programme on which Amy was speaking about the work of SSP. On hearing about them, I wanted to get in touch to offer my help, and did so…Gig in a gallery sees me putting on ‘pop up’ concerts in art/photography galleries to raise funds for SSP.”
The Small Steps Project (SSP) works to help families who live, feed and work on municipal rubbish dumps in developing countries. The charity, which was set up by former journalist Amy Hanson, provides these children and families with much needed shoes and aid – thus giving them the chance of a better future while raising global awareness through documentaries and celebrity shoe auctions.<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/51627277″>Next Steps</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user4108397″>Amy Hanson</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>
The first of the Gig in a Gallery events will take place on 24th July at The Gallery Cafe, London, entry fee £6 with all ticket proceeds going to the Small Steps Charity. On the night Melissa will be joined by Jazz singer Kaz Simmons – who’s fourth album ‘Signs’ will be released later this year. Tickets can be purchased in advance through Melissa’s website http://melissa-james.com/index.php/giag/
Further gigs are scheduled for August through to October (see details below). For those not able to attend but still wanting to make a donation to this great cause, please visit the Gig in a Gallery, Just Giving page or text your donation amount followed by the code GIAG77 to 70070
Join Melissa James in raising money for the Small Steps Project at the following
Gig in a Gallery pop up concerts;
24th July 2013 The Gallery Cafe, London – featuring Kaz Simmons – Entry fee £6
18th August 2013 Canvas, London – Entry fee £6
12th September 2013 House Cafe Gallery, London – Entry fee £5
30th October 2013 Queen of Hoxton, London – multi artist event hosted by and featuring BBC 6 Music Tom Robinson – Entry fee £5
To purchase tickets visit http://www.musicglue.com/giginagallery/
Remember 100% of the ticket sales goes to the Small Steps Project charity.