A POP-UP music event is set to take place in the city to raise funds and awareness for this year’s Worcestershire Pride.

Staff from Café Bliss – a former café based at the Worcester Arts workshop building in Sansome Walk, will be hosting a ‘Lazy Sundays’ event.

The event will comprise of live entertainment from artists, such as Jabba Cartel, Alex Spencer and Eeek.

One of the band Eeek's daughters is also set to perform on the day – 13-year-old Martha Moxon who appeared on the The Voice Kids. She will be appearing in the Battle Round of the competition this Saturday..

Worcestershire Pride will take place in Worcester on Saturday, September 21.

Steve Mather, from the Worcestershire Pride committee, said: “Plans for Pride are really coming together. Due to demand we have just decided to open up 10 more spaces for stalls. The entertainment is coming together in what should be a great upbeat atmosphere, exactly what we need after the attacks nationally we have seen this year.

“Café Bliss have always been supportive so it’s wonderful that they are fund-raising for us.”

Café Bliss closed its doors in May 2018 after being told by the workshop’s board that it must leave.

Manager Amanda Hickling said: “We have been closed for over a year now, but we still have many loyal customers.We still have a gathering momentum of people joining us and liking our Facebook page.

“Over 100 people would come to our Lazy Sundays at the cafe. Music is part of the vibe of what we offer. Our ethos is to get everyone together and reduce social isolation.”

The pop-up event will take on July 7 at St Swithuns Institute, in The Trinity, with doors opening at 1.30pm until 5pm. There will be food available and cooked by Belizean chef, Eloina Bliss. It’s £5 for tickets, with all funds being donated to this year’s Worcestershire Pride. For more information, visit facebook.com/LazySundays.CafeBliss/


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