VIDEO: In conversation with Lawrence from Off Beat

Sophie Billington of Funraising sat down not long ago for an interview with Lawrence Collins from the Manchester-based DJ collective Off Beat. They talk about Off Beat‘s beginnings, how they’ve grown in their time playing across some of Manchester’s best venues and Lawrence also gives his take on the ever-present issue of homelessness our city faces and how music and charity […]

EVENT PREVIEW: Love for the Streets Valentines Soundclash

On the 15th of February, CUBO in Fallowfield is being taken over by Love for the Streets for a Valentine’s day special Soundclash event including appearances from fresh new acts Strange Riddims, Trphse and Funraising/Grandma’s Tea Party resident Celine Dijon, who has played at various nights across Manchester and across the country. Expect footwork, grime and dancehall […]

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ARTICLE: A Landmine-free Future with MAG Manchester

Mines Advisory Group (MAG) is a not-for-profit organisation based in Manchester. MAG has a focus on landmine clearance and risk education working in countries like Iraq, Cambodia, Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo. MAGSOC, on the other hand, is a student society that promotes MAG’s work and campaigning for a ‘Landmine Free 2025’. ‘Landmine […]

MASH and the big debate on sex work

Note: This article specifically discusses women in sex work who choose that profession as a last resort, rather than a desirable option. On the 21st of November I attended a talk hosted by the charity MASH (Manchester Action on Street Health), focused on the subject of supporting women in sex work. It was not a […]

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EVENT PREVIEW: PostBox Second Delivery

Roll up, roll up, get ready for round two of Withington’s best new night- Funraising’s very own PostBox. Following the resounding success of December’s Funraising events ArtBox and PostBox where we raised over a grand in total, we’re here to bring you yet another night of banging tunes and good vibes, all in the name […]