We Happy Few are hosting our third Flummoxed night at The Bread and Roses in Clapham on Saturday 10th November and its our final gig of 2012. As always, you can expect great support bands, DJs and plenty of fun and games. If you didnt win a bottle of champagne last time, then come again for some bigger and better prizes! Hope to see you all there.
Inspired by Jamie's Flumoxed festivals, We Happy Few are taking the brand to the Bread and Roses in Clapham :)
Its our second time of hosting a night at the venue and we have live music from Adam Walton, In Hiding, We Happy Few and a DJ set from the female duo Old Kent Roadies.
Better still, its all free so come along and bring everyone you know!
This is a 12 hour fundraiser gig for the Childrens Society. The afternoon will be made up of acoustic acts, with things going electric in the evening. Here is some background info from the promoter about the charity.
The basis of the Children’s Society’s campaign is that every child who runs away deserves to be protected through a national safety net of support. Without help, these children are highly vulnerable and at risk of substance abuse, sexual exploitation and homelessness. They need to know that there are people who can help them and services that they can turn to.
It is estimated that 100,000 young people run away each year in the UK.
1 in 8 young people will be physically hurt and 1 in 9 sexually assaulted while away from home.
More than a quarter (30%) of young people run away overnight before the age of 13, and 10% run away before their 11th birthday.
Disabled children or children with learning disabilities are 20% more likely to run away.
Young people living in residential care are much more likely than average to run away; three times more likely than young people living in families.
1 in 6 (16%) of young people sleep rough when they were away from home.
1 in 10 (10%) young people spend more than 4 weeks away from home when they run away.
Two-thirds (68%) of young people who have run away overnight said they had not been reported missing by their parents or carers to the police.
Girls are more likely to run away than boys, with 12% of girls and 8% of boys.
11% of children (1 in 9) in the UK run away from home or are forced to leave, and stay away overnight on one or more occasion before the age of 16.
A quarter (26%) of young people who run away were forced to leave their home on the most recent occasion they were away; in some instances because of an overt action on the part of their parent/s. Most (80%) of 16 year olds cite 'problems at home' as one of the contributing factors for running away.
12% of young people said experience or the threat of physical abuse or violence, emotional abuse or emotional neglect, domestic violence, sexual abuse or being scared was the reason they ran away.
We Happy Few are taking over The Bread and Roses for the night with suprise guest support acts. Free entry and nice venue, should be a good night!
We've been asked to be guest on Resonance 104.4FM on 1st July at 12 noon. The show is called House Rent Boogie run by Nikki Brooks, and we will be doing a special acoustic session and interview. You can listen over the airways in london or via their website http://resonancefm.com/