Unseen photos of top stars up for auction to raise funds for Manchester’s homeless and hungry

A collection of previously unseen images of world-renowned stars including Tim Burgess, The Stereophonics and Catfish and the Bottlemen is to be auctioned next week to raise funds for some of Manchester’s most vulnerable residents.

Northern Quarter venue 33 Oldham Street will be hosting the charity auction on 11th July to raise funds for Andy Burnham’s The Big Change charity – an umbrella network that connects numerous charities across Greater Manchester, all of whom work tirelessly to support the city’s homeless population.

They will also be welcoming donations for the Manchester Central food bank, which relies heavily on the support of the general public in order to carry out vital work helping local people in crisis.

All images in the collection have been hand-picked by Kendal Calling’s award-winning photography team One Eye In and have been on display to the public for the very first time at the four-storey hang out this past month.

Other images up for grabs on the night include photos of The Libertines, Reverend and the Makers, Clint Boon, English punk rock duo Slaves and Manchester rock band James.

A relatively new addition to the Northern Quarter, 33 Oldham Street was opened by Kendal Calling festival founder Andy Smith and business partner Jason McGuire of Manchester Coffee at the end of last year.

Wanting to do something to help the local community, they decided to put together a charity auction to raise funds for this important cause.

The charity auction will take place as part of 2019’s pre-festival party, which also includes a panel discussion on The Rise of Kendal Calling featuring Jody Hartley (One Eye In Photography) Ben Robinson (Kendal Calling / Bluedot Festival), Nick Fraser (Ogenesis Records) and special guests.

They will be invoking Chatham House Rules for the panel – meaning that whatever is talked about in the room remains confidential, so you can expect to hear some brilliant stories from those taking part over the course of the evening.

Entry is free and includes a complimentary welcome drink on arrival – however, you do need to register your attendance in advance.


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