After performing a series of pop-up busking events across the UK, country-pop duo Ward Thomas will busk in Manchester and Liverpool tomorrow.
The sisters will be raising money for five charities close to their hearts – TreeSisters, The Ocean Cleanup, The Arctic Ice Project, Jane Goodall Institute, Client Earth.
The busking date is the latest in a series of #buskingforourplanet events after performances in Swansea, Basingstoke and Lincoln, with further slots scheduled for Liverpool, Barrow-in-Furness and London. They will be performing in Manchester City Centre at 10am on Tuesday 19 October and then outside Liverpool’s Lime Street Station at 2.00pm.
Partnering with Busk In London and Goodbox, the sisters have been taking in towns and cities across the UK since May and will play a special show on the 30 October for Network Rail, to busk whilst COP26 representatives depart London Euston on electric trains to Glasgow.
“Now that we are in the final stretch before COP26 it feels more important than ever to be out there busking and raising awareness on the important issues of climate change, whilst also highlighting the terrific and uplifting work that our chosen charities are tirelessly doing.” Catherine said on the Busks.
“When ‘Busking For Our Planet’ first started we came across people who didn’t know what COP26 was and now it feels as though awareness is much higher, which is really great,” Lizzy continued. “Maybe our efforts at the Busks and online have played a small part in that.”
Ward Thomas will then return to Manchester in November for their Invatation acoustic tour. The 16 date run includes a Manchester gig at the RNCM Concert Hall on 12 November and a show at Liverpool’s Grand Central on 11 November.