Gatwick Detainee Welfare Group presents the benefit gig ‘The Longest Day’ on 21 June ’12

Gatwick Detainee Welfare Group presents the benefit night ‘The Longest Day’ on 21 June

16 Feb 2012 – GDWG Press Release

Q. What do you call the best night of music and comedy ever to come to Crawley?

A. The Longest Day.

A host of the entertainment industry’s brightest stars are coming to town to dazzle Crawley’s Hawth Theatre in a spectacular charity benefit gig: the ‘Longest Day’ on 21 June 2012.

One of the west end’s leading actors, Sheila Hancock, along with the poet and entertainer Michael Rosen and comedians Attila the Stockbroker and Steve Punt are heading the Midsummer Night’s team for what promises to be an unforgettable evening of comedy and music. Joining them on the bill will be some of the UK’s most up-and-coming young talents, making it a cutting edge, festival-style night.

The Longest Day, as the show is called, will be a mixture of music and comedy, with some serious bits, and is being presented by the Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group. This local charity provides practical and emotional support to people held in the detention centres at Gatwick. It is one of a number of local events being held during Refugee Week 2012.

Tickets (£15/£10) for The Longest Day are now available from the Hawth Box Office .

There will be just 600 tickets available – and they’re selling fast. 

Note to editors

Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group was founded in 1995 and currently has 90 volunteers providing emotional and practical support to asylum seekers and immigration detainees held at Brook House and Tinsley House, near Gatwick Airport.  Volunteers have supported around 8,000 detainees in the detention centres since the group was founded.

The flyer for the event is available here