LEGENDARY politician Dennis Skinner is set to appear at a special event at the Moston Miners’ Club this month, to raise funds for a Salford charity.
Labour MP Skinner will take part in an exclusive question-and-answer session at the Moston Miners’ Club on April 20th.
All proceeds from the event will be donated to Salford Unemployed and Community Resource Centre (SUCRC).
Former miner Skinner – nicknamed ‘The Beast of Bolsover’ for his formidable debating style – is one of the UK’s longest serving MPs, having first been elected in 1970.
The Derbyshire MP is also famed for his quick wit, traditionally heckling the ceremonial Black Rod at the annual opening of parliament.
The fundraiser will give attendees a chance to witness these skills firsthand, as Skinner answers audience questions on his life and 48-year political career.
As well as the Q&A session, the event promises film screenings and live music from local artists including From Carbon and The Northern Rambler.
An evening with Denis Skinner @BolsoverBeast at Moston Miners @Minersartnmusic will be happening Friday 20th April. Film screening of 'Beast of Bolsover', Q&A, local speakers, great live music, comedians and spoken word all for a great cause. Raising money and funds @SalfordUCRC pic.twitter.com/yt4Z6pKmlZ
— Salford UCRC (@SalfordUCRC) March 23, 2018
This event follows a similar fundraiser in November, which featured film director Ken Loach and raised over £5,000 for the same charity.
Other guests included artists and activists including Attila The Stockbroker and Salford MP Rebecca Long-Bailey.
Salford UCRC is a community-led organisation that aims to tackle poverty and help vulnerable people across the city.
This fundraiser is the latest attempt to compensate for cuts to government funding, which the charity says have cut their budget by 50%.
The centre, which estimates it has supported 25,000 vulnerable people in Salford, operates a wide variety of services from CV writing workshops to legal representation.
A Night With Dennis Skinner and Friends takes place on Friday, April 20th at Moston Miners’ Community Arts Centre. For more information, see the Facebook event.
For more information on the work of Salford Unemployed and Community Resource Centre, visit their website.