Hard-Fi lend a helping hand for Orange RockCorps
aaamusic | On 21, Jun 2011
Indie rockers Hard-Fi delighted local volunteers in London this afternoon when they rolled up their sleeves and helped transform Brent’s Lexi Cinema as part of the incredible Orange RockCorps initiative.
The Lexi Cinema is the UK’s first social enterprise independent boutique cinema, offering a unique cultural space of entertainment in the heart of North London. What makes this enterprise so special is that it not only provides a wonderful cultural hub for the local Brent community but it also donates 100% of its profits towards community action in South Africa.
The BRIT-nominated four-piece, whose highly-anticipated new album is due for release in September, helped the army of volunteers create a secluded outdoor chill-out area where patrons can relax and socialise before a screening. The local volunteers were thrilled to have one of their favourite bands on hand to help improve this much-loved facility in their community, only days before they hit the stage at the UK’s biggest festival Glastonbury.
The Lexi Cinema project is part of Orange RockCorps ongoing cultural strategy for the Brent community. Over the summer, projects recommended by Brent Council will be carried out by the Orange RockCrops army in order to develop the arts alongside regeneration.
Since its launch in 2008, Orange RockCorps has increased its volunteer base from 20,000 to more than 90,000 gaining an unparalleled reputation for encouraging young people to get involved in volunteering. Bygiving just four hours of their time, volunteers can earn tickets to exclusive music events.
So far over 300 charities in Britain have benefited from the help of Orange RockCorps, a figure that continues to grow year upon year. This year’s concert will take place at Wembley Arena on 12 July, with performances by headliners Primal Scream, as well as Jessie J and Eliza Doolittle. Many more exciting additions are to be announced soon.
Channel 4 will broadcast coverage from the Wembley show on Sunday 24 July. They will also be filming volunteer projects to be shown within T4 on Sunday 26 June and Sunday 3 July.