As the nation prepares itself for the Royal Wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday 19th May, musicians in Bangor will be participating in the ‘Royal Bedding Day’ event, to raise awareness of the plight of homeless people and raising funds for homeless charities.
The ‘Royal Bedding’ day of action was launched by Musicians Against Homelessness after the Conservative leader of Windsor & Maidenhead Council, Simon Dudley, demanded that police clear the area of homeless people ahead of Prince Harry’s wedding.
Thames Valley Police have insisted that homeless people will not be moved on ahead of the royal wedding, although there are reports that people sleeping rough near Windsor Castle have been told that their belongings, including books, magazines and bedding, will be kept in storage until Monday, as part of ‘added security measures‘.
The ‘Royal Bedding Day’ initiative has been backed by high profile figures including Creation Records founder Alan McGee, who described it as a direct response to the ‘callous approach’ taken towards the homeless.
“Prince Harry is a compassionate man, I am sure he would be appalled by this callous approach to the homeless”, McGee said. “They are human beings not so much rubbish to be swept out of sight.”
The Bangor ‘Royal Bedding’ event will be held as part of the ‘Curiad Bangor Pulse’ a festival of music, spoken word, comedy and performing arts, being held in various venues in Bangor between 16th – 20th May.
The two Curiad Bangor Pulse Royal Bedding Day gigs in Bangor will be at Rascals Bar and the Skerries Inn. For more information please visit the Facebook Pages below:
Curiad Bangor Pulse
Royal Bedding day gig at The Skerries
Royal Bedding gig at Rascals