On Thursday 11th July 2019, 33 Oldham Street in Manchester’s Northern Quarter will be holding the closing part for Kendal Calling Photo Exhibition. Print will be auctioned off to raise money for Manchester homelessness charity Big Change.

The exhibition opened at the Northern Quarter bar in May and is a fantastic celebration of one of the UK’s most vibrant music festivals. it features images from official photographers of the award-winning Kendal Calling One Eye In and brings a feel of festival to Manchester before the Kendal Calling returns to Lowther Deer Park on 25th July.

There will be a discussion before the auction on ‘The Rise of Kendal Calling’ with speakers Jody Hartley (One Eye In Photography) Ben Robinson (Kendal Calling/Bluedot Festival). Nick Fraser (Ogenesis Records) plus special guests, and will be hosted by Wendy Smith of Music Industry Speakers.

As well as raising money through the Auction for The Big Change, there will also be a Food Bank collection on the night and drinks offers for those attending.

Wendy Smith of Music Industry Speakers said:

“Kendal Calling is one of the most innovative Festivals in the UK, constantly evolving to keep the Audience excited and coming back every year for more. We will be invoking Chatham House Rules for the panel, meaning that whatever is talking about in the room, remains confidential for all involved, so i hope to get to share some great stories with the crowd. To be able to have an amazing pre-festival celebration, as as raise money for a good cause is very in line with the fact that being part of the festival is being part of one huge family.”

Running Times:

6pm - Welcome drinks and Resident Kendal DJ

7pm - Panel Discussion ‘The Rise Of Kendal Calling’ featuring Jody Hartley (One Eye In Photography) Ben Robinson (Kendal Calling/Bluedot Festival). Nick Fraser (Ogenesis Records) plus Special Guests.

8pm - Closing Charity Auction: Bid for your favourite prints to raise money for Manchester Homeless.

9pm ’til Late - Drinks and Dancing

To register for a free ticket for the event visit 33oldhamstreet.com for updates, or check out the Facebook Event

Once you’ve get in the festival spirit at the pre-party make sure you get your Kendal Calling ticket here and we’ll see you in the fields.