22 April 2022. £500 proceeds from this event were given to the Purple Community Fund working in The Philippines. I spent three weeks there in July/August 2019 working alongside some of the poorest and most disadvantaged people in Asia, many of whom live on one of the largest rubbish dumps in the world.
This was the review of the gig posted in the Billericay Gazette https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/gig-review-the-lindisfarne-story-50-years-of-fog-at-billericays-emmanuel-church/
I’ve always been a great fan of Lindisfarne. I pretty much have all of their albums and have seen them several times over the years and, even though they are Newcastle boys, I’ll forgive them on this occasion.
How fabulous that I’m able to present two living legends from one of my favourite bands to perform The Lindisfarne Story: 50 Years of Fog! in Billericay on Wednesday 6 April 2022 at 7.30 pm.
TICKETS Adults £20.00 plus fees. You can purchase tickets by clicking below:
TICKETS ON THE DOOR Will be £25
PROCEEDS From this event will be given to the Purple Community Fund working in The Philippines. I spent three weeks there in July/August 2019 working alongside some of the poorest and most disadvantaged people in Asia, many of whom live on the largest rubbish dump in the world.
SCHEDULE Doors at 18.30. Start at 19.30 Running Time: 2 hours 20 minutes (including interval).
COVID 19 Please note that ticket holders will be required to comply with the latest government Covid-19 guidance at the time of the event.
GENERAL SEATING Emmanuel Church is theatre style with excellent views ‘in the round’ – seats will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
HOW TO FIND US Emmanuel is a 10 minute walk from Billericay station (which is 25 mins from Liverpool Street). We are also only 5 mins off the A127 and about 10 mins off the A12. Postcode CM12 9LD.
CAR PARKING There is parking for about 70 cars on site – additional parking can be found on the High Street and behind Iceland (which is only a 5 mins walk from Emmanuel).
BAR There will be a reasonably priced bar provided by my friends from Billericay Brewery (a local microbrewery) in the church hall. No drinks, apart from water, however, will be allowed in the church itself.
PLEASE NOTE This is a listening event! Be sure to read Shhh … there’s a band playing!
Alan Hull & Lindisfarne: Major new BBC Four documentary!
In a much-anticipated BBC documentary, Brit award-winner Sam Fender goes on a journey of discovery to find the real ALAN HULL story.
Directed by Geoff Wonfor and Ged Clarke, and produced by Ray Laidlaw, the programme features archive footage and interviews with his former bandmates Ray Jackson, Rod Clements & Ray Laidlaw, along with contributions from Sting, The Unthanks, Elvis Costello, Kay Greyson, Mark Knopfler and more …
This article was in the Billericay & Wickford Gazette on 2 February. Unfortunately I wasn’t contacted for a quote. Surely, ‘Mackem invites Geordies’ would have been a story in itself!