A Roaring Success

Ivor Dembina hosting the event

Friday night’s Fund the Fight - Stop the Slab another evening of music and comedy at the Coin Street neighbourhood centre has so far raised £747 for the SOS Save Our South Bank campaign, helping cover the costs of experts for WCDG community representation at the government inquiry into plans for 72 Upper Ground.

Opponents nicknamed the proposed new building “The Slab” (credit: Sir Simon Jenkins) because it is 225% bigger than the former ITV Television Studios.

Following the public inquiry in January, Secretary of State Rt Hon Michael Gove MP is due to make a decision in August.

The evening was compered by local comedian Ivor Dembina, with performances by fellow comedians Laura Smyth and Spring Day, poetry by Richard Allen and Sam Berkson, music by Amanda FernandezKate Portal and the Coin Street Singers, and the Valentinos Band led by Sue Lynch.

You can still make a donation here 

Thanks to those who came and the volunteers who gave their talents, skills and time on Friday for an amazing and fun evening.

Photo credit: The SOWN Reporter