Gig is Green Party fund-raiser

Talis Kimberley and John Meriton headline a fund-raising gig for the Chichester and Bognor Regis Green Party on Saturday, February 28 from 3pm–5.30pm at St Wilfrid’s Church Hall, Durnford Close, Sherborne Road, Chichester, PO19 3AT.

Spokeswoman Sarah Sharp said: “A family-friendly time has been chosen, with toys and activities available to keep young ones amused, giving everyone time to relax and listen to some inspiring contemporary folk music. Home-made cakes and teas will be served. Tickets will be available on the door or can be booked at www.eventbrite.co.uk. We are delighted that our two artists are helping us to raise funds, and they will also inspire us for the weeks ahead in this exciting election campaign where outcomes are not at all certain.

“Talis Kimberley and her band will be performing Talis’s quirky, green-edged contemporary folk songs. Talis is herself standing as a candidate in her home constituency of South Swindon, Wiltshire, and she is contributing her music to help raise funds for the Green Party here while campaigning actively in her own right (under her legal name Talis Kimberley-Fairbourn) back home.”

Talis said: “My songs have always had a bit of a green and political tinge, and as I’ve become more political, so have they. Things I’ve been saying for years in my songs about community, fairness, and sustainability, they’re all things the Green Party is working for, so it’s not such a jump after all to be a songwriter who’s now also very much a politician.

“I’ve songs about folklore and history, literature and knitting as well as the more overtly-green and political songs. It’s all about the story, for me – the stories we tell each other about the kind of world we want and how to make it happen.”