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 vibes and prepare yourselves to groove the night away to these funky beats. Each act will play a set split into categories of ‘Introduction’, ‘Wifey Riddims’ and ‘Showstoppers’ in a fight to the death, which will be determined by the volume of the crowd’s reactions. Events of the night will commence at 10 pm with all profits being donated to local homeless charities.
Love for The Streets is a campaign whose main aim is to get more young people, particularly students, involved in helping out in the community and broadening life in Manchester further than the Oxford Road bubble we’re all admittedly guilty of existing within. This creates a focus on connecting all members of the community in a united front against the homeless crisis.
Among many other charities and societies, they raise money for, the two main organisations are The Big Change Fund and Street Support. The campaign proposes new innovative ways of getting students involved in every aspect of promotion including marketing, sourcing of equipment, photography and videography, helping them, in turn, demonstrate their skills for future employment and showing us that raising money isn’t always boring and can actually be a very fun and social activity such is Soundclash.
Our support is vital in working towards tackling the homelessness crisis in Manchester. So, whether you’re in love or you’re lonely this Valentine’s, get yourself down to 310 Wilmslow road for some good quality beats, a good jive and an added sense of fulfilment you wouldn’t get on your average night out!
You can find out more about getting involved in Love for The Streets, its creators and collaborators here.