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Fundraising gig in association with Glyndŵr University aims to raise money for arts

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Photo: Manchester band Flesh will be performing to raise money for Action for Arts

February 26, 2015

MUSIC fans can see three of the North West’s most vibrant young bands in the Flesh at a much-anticipated gig for an arts charity.

Manchester ‘snotpop’ outfit Flesh will be joined by Rhyl rockers The Spitting Pips and Cold Committee – who count Liam Gallagher among their fans – at Undegun in Wrexham on Friday March 6 from 7.30pm.

The event has been organised by V Creation to raise money for Action for Arts, a creative industries organisation set-up by filmmaker and producer Ali Carter, the driving force behind Colwyn Bay’s Laundry Studios.

In association with Glyndŵr University, which works closely with Ali and V Creation to give students and graduates a headstart in the media and arts arenas, it is the group’s first live offering at the popular north east Wales venue.

Ali said: “Action for Arts is 100% committed to supporting the development of the local creative economy and employment for young emerging talent in North Wales.

“Our project V Creation is a fantastic initiative for raising awareness and empowering young people at the start of their creative careers.

“We hope to see lots of Glyndŵr University students at the gig, as well as people from across the region and others determined to support the creative industries in Wales and the North West.

“This area is a hotbed of talent; it’s about harnessing that talent and opening doors for youngsters wanting a career in what is a notoriously competitive, but incredibly fulfilling and productive, industry.”

V Creation is designed to help young people from North Wales find creative work experience and employment opportunities in the sector.

The initiative aims to bring together students, graduates and entrepreneurs to network, share ideas and boost business opportunities in broadcast and digital media, PR, journalism, photography, film, event management and graphic design, supported by the University, the Big Lottery Fund and Diverse Arts.

Carys Wright, a V Creation member and Glyndŵr student, has co-organised the show and says it will be the first of many in the town.

“This will be a great opportunity to raise awareness for Action for Arts and V Creation in Wrexham,” she said.

“As a Creative Media student I know of the lack of opportunities in this area, which is why I’m proud to be part of something I imagine will be a huge success.”

Ali wants more young people to join V Creation online, support others in the sector and raise awareness of the challenges facing the industry.

She said: “We are looking for people who are really passionate about what they do, and those who would enjoy the chance of collaborating with like-minded creatives.

“This is a unique free initiative based in North Wales, offering you the chance to develop your creative skills and gain some authentic work experience, training and potential employment. You will work alongside industry professionals and link with other creative people across the UK and USA.

“V Creation is a fast-growing team of people who want to be part of the creative economy and turn their passion and talent into employment. 

“This is an opportunity to show off their talents, boost skills, and add something to their CV.

“All they need to do is sign up and become a member of V Creation and join others who want to be part of this amazing community.”

For more information, visit v-creation.co.uk. Alternatively, follow @v_creationuk on Twitter or visit facebook.com/CreativeVolunteering

For more on Action for Arts, visit http://actionforarts.org.uk

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