The Duo Will Busk Across The UK For Climate Change And Charity!
The run of busking dates will line up nicely with their scheduled November UK tour!
Following the success of a selection of pop-up busking appearances across the UK, including Falmouth for the G7 Summit, Isle Of Wight, Cambridge, Winchester and many more, country-pop duo Ward Thomas continue the run with a selection of dates in October. Raising money for five charities close to their hearts – TreeSisters, The Ocean Cleanup, The Arctic Ice Project, Jane Goodall Institute, Client Earth– the girls will continue to busk each week, under the banner #buskingforourplanet, until the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow on 1st November.
Partnering with Busk In London and Goodbox, the sisters have been taking in towns and cities across the UK since May and will play a special show on the 30th October for Network Rail, to busk whilst COP26 representatives depart London Euston on electric trains to Glasgow.
“Now that we are in the final stretch before COP26 it feels more important than ever to be out there busking and raising awareness on the important issues of climate change, whilst also highlighting the terrific and uplifting work that our chosen charities are tirelessly doing.” Catherine said on the Busks. “When ‘Busking For Our Planet’ first started we came across people who didn’t know what COP26 was and now it feels as though awareness is much higher, which is really great,” Lizzy continued. “Maybe our efforts at the Busks and online have played a small part in that.”
October Busking Dates
Fri 8th Swansea, City Centre
Thurs 14th Basingstoke, Town Centre
Mon 18th Lincoln, City Centre
Tues 19th Manchester, City Centre – 10:00
Tues 19th Liverpool, Outside Lime Street Station – 14:00
Weds 20th Barrow-in-Furness, Town Centre
Thurs 21st London
Sat 30th London, Euston Train Station (12:30)
Starting from 1st November, the duo will then commence their own UK tour, which was rescheduled due to the pandemic. It kicks off in Bournemouth, and running for the whole of November, the duo will wrap up their tour on 30th November, for the second of two nights in London. Tickets can be purchased here.
Mon 1st BOURNEMOUTH, O2 Academy
Tues 2nd BATH, Forum
Weds 3rd LEAMINGTON, Assembly
Fri 5th BARROW, Forum Theatre
Sat 6th LINCOLN, Engine Shed
Sun 7th SOUTHEND, Palace Theatre
Mon 8th NORWICH, Epic Studios
Weds 10th LEEDS, City Varieties
Thurs 11th LIVERPOOL, Grand Central
Fri 12th MANCHESTER, RNCM Concert Hall
Sun 14th WOKING, New Victoria Theatre
Tues 16th EDINBURGH, Queen’s Hall
Weds 17th GLASGOW, Mackintosh Church
Sun 28th BRIGHTON, St Georges
Mon 29th LONDON, Union Chapel
Tues 30th LONDON, Union Chapel
*Feature image: Ward Thomas supporting James Blunt at Manchester Arena. (C) Rhys Grover Photography.