Christmas gig to raise some cheer for city bar staff


An annual event hosted by one of Lancaster’s funkiest outfits will help the city’s “heroes of the handpulls”.

Carpe’s Christmas gig at The Yorkshire House has been moved to The Gregson Centre, after the Parliament Street venue suffered particularly badly from the floods earlier this month.



The event will be a fundraiser for the bar staff left without a job over the Christmas period following the floods in Lancaster.

Vocal and guitarist Frenchie said: “Two of Lancaster’s most popular live music venues have been hit hard, suffering devastating damage leaving the Yorkshire house closed until the new year and The Bobbin even longer.

“Without the hard working bar staff, those venues wouldn’t be the same, and now they’re left high and dry, without any work to get them through this formerly festive season.

“So we want to show those heroes of the hand pulls that we appreciate their hard work and sacrifices, by raising as much as we can to get them through the tough times ahead.”

The event takes place on December 23 at the Moor Lane venue, with support coming from Ark, Two For Joy and Dohnut (who were formerly known as Eating Disorder).

Entry is £4, doors open at 7pm with the show scheduled to end earlier than normal at around 11pm.