A Raised Fist & A Helping Hand

Val Colvin (Liverpool) – WSO Interview #16

“I am just one voice but with you all by my side I am thousands strong”

Royal_Liver_BuildingA host of Liverpool venues have announced We Shall Overcome events including Zanzibar, St.Michaels Irish centre, The Magnet, The Lantern, The Brink, Macguires Pizza Bar, 24 Kitchen St, The Pilgrim, Sounds Food & Drink and The Casa Bar.

We have a quick word with Val Colvin, the Children’s Intensive Care Nurse who is also a major driving force behind We Shall Overcome Liverpool.

What made you want to get involved?

I love music, I’m a people person, I love a challenge. I want to teach the next generation about the importance of community and helping each other no matter who you are, what your background is or where you come from. What better way than to do it through music.

What inspires you or makes you hopeful?

People – I am just one voice but with you all by my side I am thousands strong and We Shall Overcome!

What are you most looking forward to about October 2-4?

Everything coming together, the buzz everyone will get after their gig, the joy this whole project will bring to thousands of people, not only from the music but also the people who are going to benefit from all the hard work put into the cause

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Author: Matt Hill Songwriter

Storytelling singer-songwriter and community artist who offers a British take on folk and Americana. Formerly known by the stage name Quiet Loner. Recent projects include a songwriting residency in a museum, an album co-written with people at a homeless project and a stint as a resident musician in a prison.

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