Save the Children’s Christmas Tree Sessions

Because we have readers across the world and we like to be universal in our appeal, we don’t often post gig listings here at Something You Said unless they are accompanied by some ace video clip or exclusive interview whatever, so that even those who cant go to the shows have something cool to look at. But we are more than happy to make an exception on this occasion, as this show in London is for a really, really good cause. Spiritualized, Band of Skulls and Summer Camp have confirmed they will be performing live at Save the Children’s Christmas Tree Sessions on Friday 14th December. It’s gonna be an evening of live music and festive readings at Islington’s Union Chapel, coinciding with Save the Children’s official Christmas Jumper Day.

Spiritualized’s Jason Pierce (pictured above) told us, “Childhood is very precious, it should be protected and celebrated. I am happy to play at the Christmas Tree Sessions, and support the work Save the Children does to change the lives of children for the better. The Union Chapel has a great atmosphere. Perfect for Christmas.”

Best-selling author/columnist Caitlin Moran, writer/broadcaster Stuart Maconie and Thick of It/Mock The Week’s Chris Addison will be contributing Christmas-themed readings and there will be a cameo comedy set from stand-up Lee Nelson. They will be joining Fyfe Dangerfield, Josh Kumra and Kodaline for an evening of awesome live music in stunning surroundings all hosted by the lovely Lauren Laverne (we once queued up for ages at the Reading Festival to get her autograph/have our photo taken with her. Swoooon).

Lauren said, “It’s great to be involved in a global charity that provides such essential work for children both in the UK and overseas, especially when I can help support them through two of my great passions – fashion and music.”

This intimate evening will include all the magic of Christmas. The traditional tree, mulled wine, mince pies, audience sing-a-long, and the chance to customise your own bauble. For reals! Because the evening is being held on Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day, everyone will be encouraged to wear a festive jumper and there will be a photo booth to capture revellers in their classic knitwear.

Christmas Tree Sessions supports Save the Children’s “No Child Born To Die” campaign. Millions of children around the world are denied the kind of childhood they deserve. Every day, they wake up to a world of hunger, disease and poverty. Support of the Christmas Tree Sessions will help give more children the nutritious food they need and help them fight killer diseases and keep them safe. This Christmas, let’s help more children wake up to a bright future.

Tickets are on sale now here. And you can follow Save the Children on Twitter and Facebook.