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A night at the Circus 

We take a look back at The Brain Charity's Night at the Electro Circus event

Lutyens Crypt in Liverpool’s Metropolitan Cathedral lit up on December 1 to the sights and sounds of the Electro Circus, a spectacular Christmas ball on behalf of The Brain Charity. 

As the clock struck eight, the performers appeared as if by magic, to the delight of the audience of 150 people. 

Spellbinding acrobatics and contortionism from Ebony Gumbs and Kasyema Mulinge set the scene, before singer songwriter Holly Lovelady and East is East actor Ian Aspinall told the story of a circus that disappears as quickly as it arrives. 

Holly Lovelady and Ian Aspinall singing at the Electro Circus
Holly Lovelady and Ian Aspinall performing at the Electro Circus

Headline act UNE – aka Mark Radcliffe and Paul Langley (main photo) – stepped up the electro beats with a brilliant set fusing ambient cool with disco bangers, ending – appropriately enough for the Electro Circus – with a storming cover of OMD’s Electricity. 

DJ Charlotte Davies kept the electronic vibe going with an inspired set that got everyone on their feet. 

Special thanks to all our acts, including the wonderful Hathersage String Quartet from the Royal Northern College of Music

  • To headline sponsors HCC Solicitors, Holiday Draw sponsors Slater and Gordon Lawyers and Silent Auction sponsors Homes for Students
  • To the staff at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, especially Stuart and Claire, for all their help in such a stunning venue as Lutyens Crypt. 
  • To the design team of Jo, Christina, and Sarah for their combined creative talents; Rob Newman on lighting and sound; voice over artist Debbie Russ from the World Service; Joanne for hair and make up; and the invaluable help of our stage manager Kelly-Marie Basson. 
  • Thanks also to Mandy, Sue, Steph and Scott at The Brain Charity who worked tirelessly to sell Holiday Draw tickets, glow sticks and auction prizes. 

Most of all to thank you to everyone who bought a ticket and supported the work of The Brain Charity. 

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To discuss sponsorship opportunities or raffle prizes for our 2024 event, please email events@thebraincharity.org.uk

Alternatively, call Rob Watson, Community Fundraising Officer, on 0151 207 8517.

Categories: Events, Fundraising, News

Published: 14 December 2023