Official Trawler Launch

Join us for the Official Launch of Trawler Paper and an evening of stories, tales and adventures that will nourish your mind, body and soul.

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Six local adventurers, entrepreneurs, raconteurs and personalities will be giving incredible seven minute talks on everything from wine tasting to building bamboo bicycles to wild swimming.

The Fat Pig Of Rioja by Sam Brown
Owner of Vino Vero, Sam will tell his tale of hunting out some of the best wines in Europe and finding the fabled “Fat Pig”. You’ll also be able to taste this wine on the night! (Complimentary glass of wine included in ticket price).

Happy Wild Swimming by Paige Ockendon
Paige will be premiering her new short film “Happy Wild Swimming” and discussing the benefits of winter swimming in the Estuary

White Gold by Alex Storey
Alex weaves a jaw-dropping story of how the cotton trade is in desperate need of reform, and what we can do to help.

My Handmade Bike by Sam Gable
Sam is a 3D designer who built a bike…out of bamboo…and now plans to ride it to Amsterdam.

Life Is About The Journey…Isn’t It?
A humorous and blunt take on how our world view can change just by bumping into someone on the beach.

All Mouth And Trousers by Ryan Philpott
Ryan started his acting career in the hallowed halls of Leigh Community Centre, and is currently working at the BBC, listen as he regales us with tales of his journey.

As well as these amazing talks, local musician Dave Crix will be playing a live set, and Ray Morgan and Jo Overfield will be regaling us with poems of whimsy and wonder.

Trawler is a beautifully written, photographed and designed coffee-table newspaper full of essays, stories, photos and poems created and curated by local people based in and around Leigh - copies will be available on the evening and afterwards from various shops, coffee houses and cafes in Leigh.

Each ticket will cost £12 and will include a delicious glass of wine from local merchants Vino Vero and £5 from the sale of each ticket will go to support Conall. Conall has a form of bone cancer in his leg called Ewing's sarcoma. His treatment will be intensive and is expected to last 12 months from the children's cancer specialist University College Hospital London. In keeping will at that Made in Leigh do, this is a grass-roots campaign with the money going directly to Conall’s family to help at this difficult time.

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