Hull poet Dave Mahoney organised an evening of fantastic entertainment as many of the City of Culture’s multi-talented came together for New Word Resolutions at O’Rileys on Beverley Road to raise money for homeless charities Hull Homeless and Rootless Project (HULLHARP) and Hull Homeless Outreach.
Taking an idea that he only dreamed up on 23rd December the host brought together a remarkable amount of great talent that included Anarchy Dada, Rich Sharp Wilson, Andy Woolston and Vicky Foster just in the first section.
The second section saw the parade of talent continued by Jack Gleadow, Richard Harries, Right On Cue and the host himself with his unique brand of poetry before the third section brought Gavin Clark, Rob Eunson, Jed Salisbury and Rest Less Wild to the stage.
The evening which had a who’s who of major talent on stage was also attended by local celebrities including Ensemble 52 playwright Dave Windass and poet and Away With Words host Jim Higo.
With collection tins passed round the audience were being quite generous and O’Rileys pledged 10% of the bar takings from the night to the two charities who work all year round with Hull’s homeless supplying, food, drink, clothing, sleeping bags and support services.
Mr Mahoney said: “This was only dreamed up on 23rd December so to get all this talent together in that time is amazing.
“I only meant this to be a one-off event but it’s been such a success I think we will be doing it again in the near future.”
The evening was an evening of outstanding talent and obviously massively important to the two charities and the people who live on our streets, sleeping wherever they can and relying on the kindness of strangers
Hopefully more evenings like this absolute treat will be forthcoming very soon so everybody can be fabulously entertained and the homeless of Hull can benefit further. #NWR