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CYCM: Appealing volunteers needed

Submitted by on September 20, 2013 – 10:50 amNo Comment
Malcolmses favourite Gideon Conn

Malcolmses favourite Gideon Conn

Course You Can Malcolm – the Manchester club night held in the afternoon, in Bury, whenever FC United play a Saturday home game, unless it is called off or is rearranged to Stalybridge – has been a lovely bonus for our football club since its inception in 2006.

Hard-grafting volunteers have worked their tripes off to provide entertainment through music, spoken word and even belly dancing, enjoyed in food and beer, as part of a pre-match event music historian CP Lee called ‘unique in British football’.

People have been able to drink affordable ale, eat locally sourced and often home-made food, while watching a band, listening to a poet or even attempting to pass a foam nun through a small hole, all while raising vital funds for FC United of Manchester.

Our past acts include actress Maxine Peake, band Wu Lyf, who went on to appear on America’s Letterman show, International One, who went on to write a song for Desmond Tutu, Josephine Oniyama who went on to appear on Later with Jools Holland, journalists David Conn and Mick Middles, and a dog that was supposed to talk but didn’t.

David Conn

David Conn

If you would like to get involved in this event and help secure its future creative prosperity, then we need you to get in touch.

We are particularly keen to find someone who can help organise bands and other acts that fit in with the ethos of Malcomses (eg no covers bands or Ratfink).

It could be an ace opportunity for anyone with an interest in organising events to help a non-profit organisation continue to achieve its oft-lauded aim of doing something different.

Ideally we need someone who is slightly organised. You will not necessarily have to source acts, but you will need to contact them and formally arrange for them to appear at the event, while ensuring they can get to Malcolms at the right time and with the right gear. Oh and you need to make sure they know where Gigg Lane is. This is something the natural settee-ism of our current volunteers makes very difficult for us to achieve. Ooh, imagine the experience and your CVs and all that, ooohhh…

If you are interested email us at courseyoucanmalcolm@fc-utd.co.uk and we will make sure someone powers our BBC Micro up so we can get back to you.

Furthermore, we are always after people who can help us set up. Navajo Chris runs a tight ship, but we always need extra deck hands.  We don’t expect people to do it every game but if you could offer a couple of times, even once a season, you’ll have the warm glow of knowing setting your alarm early has helped your club.  It is only for an hour or so from 11am-ish at Gigg Lane.  Light lifting experience and proven chair rearrangement skills would be a bonus but are not a requirement.

Finally, if you are in a band, perform poetry or even conduct nationally famous orchestras get in touch if you would like to appear at FC United’s clubnight in the afternoon. We can pay only in love, but you will get fed and watered and can try out your new gags before a receptive, live audience.

That email address again: courseyoucanmalcolm@fc-utd.co.uk

Fraternally yours

The Oddies
CYCM volunteers

Wu Lyf

Wu Lyf

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