AN autumn afternoon with a nip in the air – what better way to pass some time than with some live blues music and freshly poured beer?
The All Day Blues festival at Tardebigge’s Alestones saw people of all ages come out to enjoy live blues music from local artists and support a charitable cause at the same time.
Singer and guitarist Jack Goodall from Bromsgrove, teamed up with Adrian Stone, of Alestones, to organise the All Day Blues, in a bid to showcase the best of local blues music and support Birmingham charity, Anawim.
With a programme of artists ranging from solo performers, to sprawling five piece bands, the music was punctuated with raffle draws and fundraising to support Anawim – a Women’s Centre based in Birmingham that provides a holistic service to women across the city.
“Anawim helps vulnerable women that have fallen victim to the dark side of society and it tries to help them turn their lives around. I think it’s important that they help people that have all too often been ignored, so we decided we wanted to help them raise some funds,” said Jack.
And the organisers efforts paid off, with the festival raising a grand total of £176 for the cause.
In addition to the raffles and donations, guests were invited to try a bottle of ‘Blues’ beer brewed especially for the festival.
Jack added: “We had a real variety of music and there was even a beer to commemorate the occasion.”