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Benefit gig for the NUJ exiled journalists network


Saturday 17 November 2018


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The Waldorf, 12 Gore Street Manchester M13AQ


Come and enjoy a night of music, stand-up and spoken word with some of Manchester's top local artists. Win raffle prizes! All profits will go towards supporting the NUJ's exiled journalists network.


  •     Poppycock (ex-Fall, TBC)
  •     Punk in Drublic - MC
  •     Aiden Cross (Weimar)
  •     Kirsty McGee
  •     Performance poet Trev Meaney
  •     Singer-songwriter Eddie Toomer

Raffle prizes: watch this space for additions!

  •     A pair of cinema tickets at HOME MCR
  •     Tickets for Byline Festival of Journalism 2019 (worth up to £400)
  •     A year's free subscription to Actual Size magazine (worth £35)
  •     A copy of photojournalist Gary Roberts' book Voices from the Savannah
  •     Stack of crime novels
  •    Champagne
  •    Wine
  •    Chocolates

Manchester and Salford NUJ is the hub for the NUJ's exiled journalists network. Exiled journalists have sought refuge in the UK because their lives have been imperilled while working in their home countries. Some of the union's exiled members have been tortured and imprisoned. Some have been granted refugee status, while the union is supporting those who are still navigating the difficult legal process that all asylum seekers have to go through. This benefit will raise essential funds to help our exiled journalists so they can start to work again, or if going through the legal process, to help pay legal costs.

Find out more about the NUJ's Exiled Journalist Network.




£5 regular waged, £3 low-waged, £10 solidarity ticket.Advance ticket sales end at 3pm on the day - any remaining tickets will be available on the door from 7pm priced £6.

Further details and contact information

Louise Bolotin
Telephone: 07708634135

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