Public Service Broadcasting Announce 2 Special Shows: Charity Fundraiser In Aid Of Bowel Cancer UK & Headline Performance At Manchester Science Festival

August 21, 2016


Public Service Broadcasting and very special guests will be performing at Islington Assembly Hall in London on Wednesday 23 November to raise funds for Bowel Cancer UK. The band are particularly keen to raise funds and publicity for Bowel Cancer UK after personal involvement with the disease.

PSB’s guitarist and songwriter J. Willgoose, Esq., explained further: “In late September last year my wife, Sarah, was diagnosed with stage 3 bowel cancer at the age of 33, totally out of the blue. She has now completed her treatment and we’re hopeful for the best possible outcome, so as a band we really wanted to try to do something positive to help promote the great work Bowel Cancer UK do for patients and their families.”

Sarah said: “A lot of people – myself included, prior to diagnosis – would think of bowel cancer as a disease which mainly affects older people. We really wanted to draw people’s attention to Bowel Cancer UK’s ‘Never Too Young’ campaign and make sure that people of all ages are aware of the symptoms of bowel cancer and know that they should seek medical attention straight away if they notice any of them.

Tickets for the event will be available from at 10 am on Friday 26 August from with all profits going to Bowel Cancer UK. For anyone who would like to donate to the cause but who can’t make the concert, PSB have also set up a Justgiving page for donations

Public Service Broadcasting Bowel Cancer UK Fundraiser

Date: Weds 23 November
Venue: Islington Assembly Hall, London
Age: Suitable for ages 16+
Time: 7.30pm
Cost and booking info: £25 + options to donate further

Manchester Science Festival are pleased to announce that internationally-acclaimed electronic outfit Public Service Broadcasting will open the 10th Manchester Science Festival onThursday 20th October with a very special, one-off performance to be held at Manchester’s historic Albert Hall

On the night, PSB will perform their hit album ‘The Race For Space’ in its entirety for the very first time, accompanied by an impressive brass section and musicians from the Royal Northern College of Music, including a string quintet and a 13-piece choir.

The evening will begin with the mastermind behind Public Service Broadcasting, J. Willgoose, Esq., in conversation with Jodrell Bank’s Professor Tim O’Brien as the pair explore the stories of the American and Soviet space race at the heart of the album and discuss the making of the record and the journey it has led them on.

Now in its 10th year, Manchester Science Festival is developing a reputation as the boldest, most creative and most ambitious science festival in the country.

Manchester Science Festival Director, Antonio Benitez comments: “We’re delighted to be working with Public Service Broadcasting for the first time, to launch this year’s event. The band’s eclectic and surprising mix of art and science will bring astronautics out of the lab and onto the Albert Hall stage. It’s a great fit for our opening night and a fantastic coup for our 10th year.

Public Service Broadcasting perform The Race for Space

Date: Thursday 20th October
Venue: Albert Hall
Age: Suitable for ages 14+
Time: 7.30pm
Cost and booking info: £27.50 advance inc booking fee. Booking required

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