OpenMind NEW VENUE/OpenMind: Face the Music Update

On Monday 21st May we’ll be celebrating the wide variety of musical talent in Manchester at NEW VENUE Fuel Bar in Withington with OpenMind: Face the Music II a year on from our first ever live music special. We’ve got a fantastic line up planned with amazing live music from the likes of vocalist Tsareeena Wimbush, acoustic and vocals from Tony Ward, poetry and loops from Martin Christie and poetry and keyboards from A Means To An End, as well as our headliners The Outerparty, a brilliant alternative rock band that combines great instrumentals with truly stunning vocals.

We now pay our guests as well as our headliners, so if you’re coming along to support one of the guest artists, mention their name on the door and they’ll get £1 for every person that comes to see them.

The evening will be presided over by Cowboy Crisafulli who’ll be trying out an original country song Southern Cowboy, and a swing version of Iris by Goo Goo Dolls as well as compeering the evening.

As always we’ll have our 5 minute OpenSpace slots where performers of all varieties and disciplines can perform whether it be music, theatre, comedy, dance or even ventriloquists (seriously, we’re yet to see one at OpenMind, it’d be awesome). Whatever you do, OpenMind create an OpenSpace for creativity. To put your name on the list for this momentous event, contact me here:

We have many promotions for this evening – 2 raffle strips and a membership card for £2.50, and £10 for entry and a copy of Indigo’s second book ‘Beholder’s Eye’, as well our online promotions including free membership cards with advance ticket purchase and discounts for group bookings:

Our raffle this month will be huge with GREAT prizes such as fine wines, an advance copy of Indigo’s second book ‘Beholder’s Eye’, an OpenMind t-shirt, a Francis House t-shirt, a free membership card, a week’s free premium access to the OpenMind website, an e-book copy of GrIm (poetry)’s Contingency Plan, an e-book copy of any of Indigo’s books, a copy of Scroobius Pip’s book ‘Poetry in E Motion’ and free entry to a future OpenMind event. Strips are £2 each with proceeds going towards Francis House.

We will be streaming live internationally from our newly updated streaming page via our website’s plugin ( or directly via

For more information about our guests please visit the websites listed below:

Tsareena Wimbush:

Tony Ward:

Martin Christie:

Jeffarama (one half of A Means to An End):

Andy Nicholson (one half of A Means to An End):

Headliners: The Outer Party:

Entry £6/£5 for members/OpenSpacers.


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