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Vicky McClure and Shane Meadows Reunite For Beat The Streets

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Vicky McClure and Shane Meadows
Reunite For Beat The Streets
Sunday 29 January 2023

Nottingham born actress and Line of Duty star Vicky McClure will be reunited with director Shane Meadows at Beat The Streets on Sunday 29 January. 

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Taking to the Rescue Rooms stage in the afternoon, the pair will be in conversation at the charitable festival staged by DHP Family to raise funds to help homeless people in the city.

Vicky first came to public attention for her work in the films of Shane Meadows. She starred as Ladine, Romeo's sister, in A Room for Romeo Brass and in the coming-of-age masterpiece This Is England and continued to play Lol in the critically acclaimed TV series of the same name.

Both have gone on to hugely successful careers in film and television but remain rooted to Nottingham. Last year, Vicky brought her BBC1 Our Dementia Choir to perform at Splendour, the first time they had ever performed at a festival.

DHP Family MD George Akins said: "I'm delighted Vicky and Shane are joining us at Beat The Streets. Both are known for how much they put back into the city whether it's creating opportunities for young actors or with Vicky's Dementia Choir, so they are the perfect pair to join us at the 5th outing of our charity festival."

For the first time, Beat The Streets will also feature poetry, with local women and non-binary collective Sugar Stealers joining the bill. The group are a diverse group of women, who use their creative professions and community connections to combat inequality and disadvantage. They are working towards building a safe space for all women and non-binary people to explore positive well-being while participating in creative activities and supporting the well-being of people from different backgrounds, ages and ethnicities who are experiencing a range of disadvantages and challenges.

Since launching in 2018, Beat The Streets has donated £320,000 to Framework, the charity working to support rough sleepers. The festival's fundraising has enabled Framework to carry out vital work including taking on mental health workers to support rough sleepers with complex needs, enabling its emergency winter shelter to stay open all year round taking vulnerable rough sleepers off the streets and helping to open Mechanics House, which provides accommodation and resettlement support.

Legendary Nottingham folk-punk band Ferocious Dog is headlining Beat The Streets on 29 January 2023. The band are long-time supporters of the festival, having performed at the inaugural event in 2018. They are known for their support of homeless charities, regularly encouraging fans to bring food bank donations to their shows up and down the country.

As well as donating all the ticket income and bar spend, more funds are raised through the sale of specially created merchandise and a tombola, as well as encouraging donations to a food bank on the day.

Beat The Streets received the national Community Impact title in the UK Festival Awards created to recognise those festivals that work to actively raise funds or provide opportunities for their communities.

To find out more about the brilliant work Framework do, head

Beat The Streets is being delivered by DHP Family in collaboration with local organisations and music groups including I'm Not from London, Farmyard Records, Hockley Hustle, and Rough Trade. Tickets, priced from £10 minimum donation, are on sale now will allow access for 14+ to all participating venues. Please keep an eye on the social channels or the festival website for updates.





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Notes to Editors:

DHP Family
DHP Family successfully own and operate festivals and venues across the UK, while also promoting concerts & tours nationally and operating a leading ticketing platform.

DHP Family started with Rock City,whichmarkedits 40th anniversary in 2020 (winner of Best Club Teamwork 800+ at Live Music Business Awards 2019) and has since added Rescue Rooms, soon to celebrate its 20thanniversary (finalist in Music Week Awards 2019: Grassroots Venues - Spirit of the Scene and winner of Live Business Awards 2018 Best Venue Teamwork), leading dance music venue, Stealth and 200-capacityTheBodega in Nottingham; cargo-ship-turned-venue, Thekla moored in Bristol Harbour and London venues Oslo (Hackney) and The Garage and The Grace (Islington).

DHP runs the 25,000 capacity Splendour in Nottingham, overall winner of ‘Best Festival' (15,000-39,000 cap) at the 2018 Live Music Business Award; Award-winning camping festival, Bearded Theory at Catton Hall, Walton-On-Trent;. Dot To Dot, a multi-venue festival taking place in multiple cities and winner of ‘Best Festival for Emerging Talent' at the 2017 UK Festival Awards; MIRRORS, a metropolitan multi-venue eventinLondon; and charity festival Beat The Streets in Nottingham which has raised over £320,000 for the homeless since its inception in 2018.

DHP currently puts onaround500 gigs per year and promotes tours& showsbyJames Blunt,Lewis Capaldi, Belinda Carlisle,Sam Fender,Rufus Wainwright, The Flaming Lips, Beth Hart,Sports Team,Richard Thompson, Enter Shikari, Electric Callboy, Tom Grennan, and many more. Nominated for Live Music Promoter of the Year at the 2022 LIVE Awards; Live Music Promoter of the Year 2019 at Music Week Awards; National Promoter of the Year at 2019 & 2017 Live Music Business Awards, plus a previous winner of the title in 2012 & 2013

Ticketing:alt. tickets is one of the UK's leading independent ticketing platforms, recognised in the industry as a leading ticketing agent, personified by its constant strive to make it as easy as possible for customers to book tickets for their favourite events.