Charity concerts to help families of Paris terror attacks

Newspaper: Express Series.'Story: Landlord of the Snooty Fox in Wakefield, Malcolm Shipman, is organising two charity concerts that will be raising money for the families of the victims of the recent terrorist attack in Paris, France.'Photo date: 20/11/15'Picture Ref: AB534a1115
Newspaper: Express Series.'Story: Landlord of the Snooty Fox in Wakefield, Malcolm Shipman, is organising two charity concerts that will be raising money for the families of the victims of the recent terrorist attack in Paris, France.'Photo date: 20/11/15'Picture Ref: AB534a1115
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Landlord Malcolm Shipman is hoping two charity concerts will raise thousands of pounds for the families of the victims of the Paris terror attacks.

A total of 130 people were killed in a number of bombings and shootings across the French capital on November 13.

Of those killed - 89 lost their lives at a heavy metal concert at the Bataclan Theatre when three gunmen wearing suicide vests opened fire.

Mr Shipman, who runs the Snooty Fox, is now organising two all-day concerts in the hope of raising £5,000 for the families of those caught up in the attacks.

He said: “Like most people I was horrified at what I saw on that night in Paris.

“It all happened on my birthday too and it just sent a dagger down my spine.”

The first concert will take place at the Brunswick Street venue on Saturday, December 19.

Ten heavy metal bands will perform throughout the day and there will be another all-day concert on Saturday, January 16.

Admission for both concerts will cost £10 but Mr Shipman hopes to broadcast both concerts on the internet which he hopes people will be able to view at a cost of £1.

Mr Shipman said: “I want Youtube to waive their charges and put it on its homepage.

“If that happened and people paid £1 to watch the gigs we could raise hundreds of thousands of pounds, if not millions.”