Music is sometimes called food for the soul, but a special event in Falmouth this Saturday will be helping to feed the body too.
Feed Me with Music is an eight-hour concert staged by Little Miss Music Management and the Performance Centre at Falmouth University, in support of the local community foodbank in Penryn.
Concert-goers are being asked to bring along donations of non-perishable food, instead of buying an entrance ticket, to help needy people in the area.
The use of foodbanks across the country has dramatically increased over the past two years as the economic crisis continues, with riding prices, high unemployment and benefit cuts.
Almost 350,000 people have received at least three days’ emergency food from Trussell Trust foodbanks between 2012-2013, close to triple the number helped in 2011-12.
Feed Me with Music will be a musical marathon with some of Cornwall’s best-loved artists playing throughout the afternoon and evening.
They include Kezia, Ben Jordan, Debbie Kate, The White Bicycles, Charlie Bowdery, Jessica McEvoy, Kaj Skjervik and Helm & The All Star Trio, with more still to be announced.
Suggested food donations, to be brought to the gig, include long life milk, pasta, rice, tinned potatoes, tinned fruit, Smash, squash, toilet rolls and toiletries such as shower gel.
For anyone that would like to donate but cannot attend, there will be somewhere to leave donations in the Performance Centre cafe in the days leading up to the event.
Organisers Little Miss Music Management stressed that anyone could come to the event for as long or short a time as they wanted, and children are welcome.
“It is a great opportunity to empty your cupboards and fill another’s whilst enjoying a day of beautiful home grown music,” said a spokesman.
Feed Me With Music takes place at the Performance Centre, Falmouth University from 2-10pm on Saturday, 18 January.
EVENTS THIS WEEK
ANTONY nr TORPOINT
Village Hall: New social Table Tennis Sessions Friday 7-9pm.
Whitecross Village Hall: Fowey Harbour Heritage Society film and mini talk re Sounds of the Harbour plus two short talks by harbour guides. Non members £6, members £3. Friday 7.30pm.
Masons Arms: Quiz Night. Tuesday 9pm; Jam Session, Wednesday 8pm.
Village Hall: Bingo in aid of Bugle Silver Band supporters committee. Monday 7.30pm.
Minstrels Music Centre: Bude Music Society present Kimon Parry (clarinet with Tony Ingham (piano) play pieces by Schumann, Brahms and Martinu. Admission £12 at the door. Full-time students free. Sunday 3pm.
Village Hall: Playford Style Country Dancing. Friday 7.30pm.
Methodist Church: Community lunch, bring and buy stall, raffle. Wheelchair friendly. All welcome. Tuesday 12-1.15pm.
Glenorchy Church Hall: Country Market every Friday 8.30am-11.30am.
Paynters Lane End Hall: Country Market. Tuesday 9.15-11am.
The Committee Room: Cruse Bereavement Care Meeting of Launceston Friendship Group. Tuesday 11am-1pm. Ring 01726 76700 before attending for the first time.
Victory hall: Table Top Sale every Thursday 5.30pm sellers, 7pm buyers.
Long Room, Public Hall: Jumble sale in aid of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People charity. Saturday 10am-noon.
Long Room: Country market. Friday 8.30am-noon.
Carnmarth Hotel: Newquay Pentire Probus Walking Group Christmas lunch. New members welcome. Details 01637 878990. Wednesday 12.30 for 1pm.
Meldon Village Hall: Okehampton Sequence Dance Club meet Wednesday 8pm-10.30pm. £1.50 pp. Beginners welcome.
The Gott Hall: Coffee and Craft Group meet every Friday. New members welcome. Details 01726 812944. 10.30am-12.30pm.
The Gott Hall: Prize Bingo. Raffle and homemade supper. Facilities for wheelchairs. Visitors welcome. Thursday 7.30pm.
Trinity United Church, Torr Lane: RSPB talk on Exeter’s peregrines. Wednesday 7.30pm.
The Matchroom, Plympton: The Mersey Makers, tribute to the 60s. Saturday 8pm.
The RBL, Crownhill: Plymouth Jazz Club with The Sussex Jazz Kings. Visitors £9. All welcome.
Village Hall: Whist Drive, Tuesday 7.30pm.
Victory hall: Whist Drive. Friday 7.30pm.
The Melvin Hall, Kelly College: Kelly College Concert Society with the Aquinas Piano Trio. Tickets on the door £13, seniors £11accompanied U18s free. Wednesday 7.45pm.
Performing Arts Centre: Florin String Trio. Saturday 7.30pm.
The Top House: Evening of stories and song to commemorate the loss of the Bugaled Breizh the Breton fishing boat. Wednesday 8pm.
Parish Hall: National Trust South Hams Centre talk “Norway – A Coastal Voyage to Arctic Waters”. Entrance £3. All welcome. Monday 2.30pm.
The Baptist Church, Chapel Hill: Cruse Bereavement Care Meeting of Truro Friendship Group. Saturday 6pm. Ring 01209 822464 before attending for the first time.
Hall for Cornwall: Country Market. Tuesday 9.15am-3pm.