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Free family concert and walk for the animals

MEDIA ADVISORY

 
10 April 2008
 
Free family concert and walk for the animals

The Big Paws Out!, 2-5pm, 19 April, Soundshell, Napier


 
New Zealand’s art deco capital city is set to turn up the volume and good vibrations for the animals. National animal advocacy organisation SAFE is to stage a free outdoor family concert and walk for the animals in Napier
 
The Big Paws Out! is set to attract a large crowd of concert goers to celebrate our relationship with animals. The free concert at the Soundshell features four awesome New Zealand singer-songwriters who have all donated their time in support of SAFE.

Auckland-based front woman Victoria Girling-Butcher, of the popular pop band Lucid3, will give a solo performance. When Victoria opened for James Blunt during his show in Auckland he was so impressed he doubled her fee! Flip Grater has shared the stage with many national and international performers and one of her songs features on the US blockbuster show Brothers and Sisters. Ragamuffin Children are an upcoming indie-folk duo from Christchurch with an inspiring repertoire of catchy upbeat lullabies. The final performer on stage is no stranger to the Hawke’s Bay: exceptional singer-songwriter Daniel Munro opened for Eric Clapton last year and is said to rival greats such as Cat Stevens, Don McLean and James Taylor with his contemporary style.
 
Along with the music will be face painting, vegetarian food stalls, a bouncy castle and information stalls. The council has made a special concession to allow friendly dogs on leads in the area to join in on the day’s activities.
 
Walk for the animals
Before the concert there will be a Compassionate Steps Walk for the animals. This short walk will serve to highlight our positive relationships with animals and demonstrate our opposition to animals being used for animal experiments.
 
Animal lovers and their families, including the family pooch, are encouraged to join in on the walk which will begin at 1pm from the Soundshell on Marine Parade, Napier. Guest speaker Green MP Sue Kedgley will speak of the secrecy surrounding animal research in New Zealand following the walk.
 


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