Mencap's Little Noise Sessions first acts announced

Tom Jones, Paolo Nutini, Hurts, Rumer, Michael Kiwanuka, Clare Maguire, and Joe Worricker

news: Monday 11th October 2010

The first acts have been announced for Mencap's Little Noise Sessions which celebrates their 5th year, held from Monday 15th ­to Saturday 20th November at Islington's Union Chapel.

Curated by Mencap Ambassador Jo Whiley, once again Mencap's Little Noise Sessions will bring acts including headliners Tom Jones, Paolo Nutini, and Hurts alongside special guests Lauren Pritchard, Rumer, Michael Kiwanuka, Clare Maguire, and Joe Worricker.

Over six nights the acts will perform acoustically in the exquisite surroundings of the Union Chapel. The stripped back music mixed with the intimate venue gives the audience the chance to see something truly unique each night.

Mencap ambassador Jo Whiley says, "Mencap's Little Noise Sessions are back and it's a very special year as we celebrate our 5th birthday with another stunning line-up. Join us at the Chapel to witness some unbelievable gigs as well as raising money for this worthwhile cause."

Paolo Nutini says, "I respect what the charity is about and am pleased to part of the Little Noise Sessions."

Hurts say, "We are delighted to play a part in the Little Noise Sessions. Mencap does so much to help and support people with a learning disability, their families and carers. Long may it continue to do so."

Mark Goldring, Mencap's chief executive, commented: "We are thrilled to be celebrating the fifth year of the Little Noise Sessions. These intimate gigs not only raise much-needed funds for Mencap, they also help us to raise awareness of learning disability, which can be a hard disability to understand. The money raised will help Mencap continue to support thousands of people with a learning disability across the UK."

This year will also see the return of Mencap's Big Noise Sessions, which makes its London debut in December, the acts have not yet been announced. Last year's inaugural event saw Coldplay perform a one-off homecoming gig in Exeter all in aid of Mencap.

To register for tickets visit Registration opens today, and will last until Friday 15th October, with all proceeds going to the learning disability charity, Mencap.

There are 1.5 million people with a learning disability in the UK, who are among the most excluded and disadvantaged people in our society. Money raised at Mencap's Little Noise Sessions will go to Mencap arts awards projects to help people with a learning disability. Mencap directly supports people with a learning disability to live their lives as they choose and challenge prejudice.


Monday 15th November
Tom Jones Presents album 'Praise and Blame' with friends and Lauren Pritchard
Price: £50

Tuesday 16th November
Paolo Nutini, Rumer and Michael Kiwanuka
Price: £40

Wednesday 17th November
Hurts, Clare Maguire, Joe Worricker
Price: £25

article by: Scott Williams

published: 11/10/2010 08:29

     added/updated in last day
     added/updated in last week

more about Tom Jones
more about Paolo Nutini
more about Hurts
more about Rumer
more about Michael Kiwanuka
more about Clare Maguire
more about Joe Worricker
more about Union Chapel, Islington