Friends and family of Welshpool musician Tim Gutteridge, who died recently, are setting up a charity in his memory.
Tim was very much loved by all that knew him, and to honour his memory and the causes that he believed in, a new charity – the Tim Gutteridge Memorial (TGM) Community – is being set up to continue Tim’s efforts and vision for affordable entertainment in Welshpool.
The TGM Community will help provide musical and recording equipment for the community with a focus on music production. It will also focus on performance projects and affordable entertainment and extra curricular / lifelong education for Welshpool. Alongside music, performance and entertainment, the Community will seek to relieve personal crisis by providing practical support such as food and small financial grants where nothing else is available.
Tim’s friends and family are now raising funds to set up the Tim Gutteridge Memorial Community, with the aim of securing charity status within 2019. Click here to find out more and to support them.
A new music event to be held in Welshpool in June 2018 is on the lookout for bands and musicians to help draw attention to the campaign to reopen the Montgomery Canal between Shropshire and the Welsh border.
Music for the MontyCerddoriaeth i’r Monty will be taking place in Welshpool during the Welshpool Transport Festival (Saturday 23 – Sunday 24 June 2018) and organisers are looking for musicians who would like to busk at one of a number of venues around the town.
Musicians will be asked to perform at venues hosting events for the Transport Festival and will be able to collect money from visitors which will go towards the Restore the Montgomery Canal campaign.
As a charity event, all money raised from Music for the Monty will be going towards works that are needed to reopen the Montgomery Canal, which would link Shropshire to Welshpool and Newtown.
Said David Aylwin of Music for the Monty: “The Montgomery Canal is a beautiful link between Shropshire and Powys and we want to showcase some of the great music that is being made by musicians near the canal.
“Once reopened, the canal will connect Welshpool to the rest of the canal network and provide a tourism boost to the town and the surrounding areas.”
If you would like to take part in Music for the Monty, please email a short sound file of one of your songs along with a contact name and number to firstname.lastname@example.org and organisers will be in touch.
Music for the Monty is being held to support The Montgomery Canal Restoration Appeal. The appeal is being managed by the Appeal Steering Group on behalf of:
The Friends of the Montgomery Canal, registered charity number 510448.
Shropshire Union Canal Society, registered charity number 245875.
IWA, Shrewsbury District & North Wales branch, registered charity number 212342.