A concert of performances inspired by video games brought students together to raise money for homeless people.

Friday’s event, run by Salford University’s music students and hosted in the Union, included a choir, wind band and pop group, all performing songs from popular video games.
The concert was organised by Forest Fawn and Peter Taylor as part of their university assessment.

Despite a few technical hiccups and some organisational problems the concert ran smoothly, with all acts performing brilliantly.
Each of the acts performed while dressed as video game characters – known as cosplay – and made for a unique experience. Who wouldn’t want to watch Poison Ivy sing in concert?

A cosplay competition and video game quiz were held in the concert’s break, with winners receiving video game memorabilia and Pokemon soft toys. Unfortunately, only the artists wore cosplay but still made for a fun line-up.
When asked if they would like to do the event again, Forest Fawn said: “A lot of people came back saying they’d had a good night, they’d like to see it again.”

Peter Taylor added: “If there’s enough demand it might become a franchise. Just like actual video games!”
All ticket and refreshment proceeds from the third years’ event – more than £100 – were donated to Feed the Famished, a charitable organisation helping to feed homeless people in Manchester.

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