Image Credits: Jake Haseldine
Image Credits: Jake Haseldine

Nottingham based actress Vicky McClure and director Shane Meadows will be joining the single day festival to raise money for charity.

The pair will reunite after working on This Is England together, at Rescue Rooms on Sunday, January 29 for a conversation on stage to support Framework Housing Association.

The festivals bar takings, merchandise and ticket sale proceeds go directly to the charity with the majority of day staff donating their wages.

Beat The Streets promoter, Joseph Patten, said: “We’re always delighted with how much we raise through Beat The Streets and the £320,000 we’ve been able to donate so far has gone towards some really wonderful initiatives.

“Such as increasing capacity at temporary shelters when the weather is at its worst, opening a permanent shelter all year round, hiring two full time mental health practitioners and helping toward the refurb of a new accommodation which can help resettle 16 service users.”

The music fundraiser was launched by The DHP Family in 2018 to raise money for Framework who work to help the homelessness crisis across the Midlands.

Vicky McClure kickstarted her acting career in director Shane Meadows’ A Room for Romeo Brass and BAFTA award winning film and series This Is England which brought the actress’ name to light.

She is also known for supporting charitable causes including Our Dementia Choir for BBC 1 and becoming the first Teenage Cancer Trust Icon.

Shane Meadows is best known for his independent films such as Twenty Four Seven, The Stone Roses: Made of Stone and Dead Man’s Shoes.

Joseph added: “It has grown from strength to strength, and is now firmly part of the local scene for artists and festival goers, I think for our minimum donation price (around £10), you would struggle to find better value or as many acts across as many venues, plus ticket buyers know that the money is going to a charitable and important cause.

“We only want to grow and become bigger and bigger every year so that we can in turn raise more money for Framework, we can’t wait to see what our grand total will be after January’s event.”

Headliners, Ferocious Dog, will be joined by over 50 artists across some of Nottingham’s best music venues including Rock City, The Bodega and Stealth.

The festival won the national award for making the most positive community impact by the UK Festival Awards on December, 6 for their vital work in response to homelessness and improving service users quality of life.

Ticket donations for the event vary from £10 to £30.

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Image Credits: Jake Haseldine