Unfortunately I’m writing this a few days after the event, but I’m still going to say ‘WOW’ what a night! I’m talking about the Orange RockCorps gig at Manchester Apollo last Thursday which featured Mr Hudson, Vampire Weekend, Tinie Tempah and mr Snoop Dogg himself!!
For those that haven’t heard of Orange RockCorps, it’s a partnership between RockCorps; a social production company, and Orange, who use the power of music to inspire young people to volunteer just 4 hours of their time in their local community. Projects in Manchester ranged from a youth centre in Ordsall to an adventure playground in Moss Side. And the reward for getting involved? Gig’s and events like last Thursday’s which are absolutely, totally and entirely free!! Basically, ‘Give and Get Given’.
The reason I’m talking about all of this is because Crown Paints donate the paint that’s used in all the UK projects. This is our first year being involved and allows us to work with a really fantastic, UK wide community project, whilst also being a much more environmentally friendly way of using any of our damaged or end of line paint. So simple yet so effective for all involved.
And honestly, I’m just a little bit inspired to pick up my paintbrush and spade and get involved myself…