On Friday 27th January South Thames College’s music star in the making, Dean O’Leary, will be joining some of the UK’s favourite artists to raise money for the Triangle in Lambeth, one of London’s oldest adventure playgrounds.
100% of the money raised from this special gig will go to the Triangle Adventure Playground Association, the local charity run entirely by volunteers that keeps the playground open. Run over two nights, this event is the brainchild of Brixton band Alabama 3 and Jamm director Jonathan Allen.
This isn’t the first time 17 year old Music student Dean O’Leary, also known as Major Dee, has shared the spotlight with the Brixton band, Alabama 3. In December, Dean performed at the HMV Forum in Camden in front of 3,000 fans. A team of Performing Arts students from South Thames College also accompanied him on stage for his performance.
As well as Alabama 3, artists confirmed to date include Basement Jaxx, MZ Bratt, Stereo MCs, Rodney P, Spiritual South, Congo Natty (aka Rebel MC), Tenor Fly, Dubpistols, Adamski, The Correspondents, The Thirst and many more. Howard Marks will be performing 2 hours of his critically acclaimed live show and there will be giveaways from Dot Rotten.
Most of the artists are local or London based so understand very well just how important managed and staffed playgrounds like the Triangle are for the kids of local communities. In recent years many battles have been fought to keep the playground functioning five days a week during both term times and school holidays. Outdoor it offers play-space with giant swings, a zip line and climbing tower while its cabin offers space for art-based activities and socialising. As the only permanent young people’s organisation working in an inner-city area increasingly notorious for lethal gang crime, the Triangle provides a safe haven for young people who would otherwise be hanging out on the street. Its importance to the community can be judged by the fact that it currently has an active membership register of over 750 names.
In the current financial climate the Triangle has been forced to cut its opening hours. To keep it functioning fully, its management committee needs to raise over £100,000 every year. Never has there been a more enjoyable way to do some good in the community.
To book tickets visit the website http://www.brixtonjamm.org or call the general enquiry line on: 07517465613. Alternatively you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
January 24, 2012