Battersea benefit gig tonight

Published: Thursday 27th October 11

A benefit gig celebrating the spirit of Battersea’s famous Broom Army takes place tonight (Thursday) at the Clapham Grand on St John’s Hill.

Tickets to the event - called 'Up the Junction' - cost £10 each and all proceeds will be donated to Victim Support and St Mark's Youth Group in Battersea.

The gig was previous arranged for September 8. Tickets purchased for the earlier date will be valid on the night.

Up The Junction has been organised by the club and a team of local volunteers as a way of helping the area recover from the August crime spree.

Organiser Charles Baybutt said: "After seeing the way people came together to clean up the streets after the riots, I was inspired to host a celebration of the community."

A few days after the town centre was attacked Wandsworth Council arranged a public meeting called 'Battersea Buzz' where local residents, councillors and business people came together to share ideas about how the community could respond positively to the attack on the town centre.

The gig is one of several initiatives to come out of the meeting and more plans are currently being developed.

For more information on Battersea Buzz contact Clapham Junction town centre manager Lorinda Freint on 020 7627 3182 or email

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