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Live Music Now Wales asks can YOU help share the love of music this Valentine’s?


If music be the food of love, bid on and share the love with people in Wales this Valentine’s Day 2019!

Live Music Now Wales delivers over 500 exceptional live music performances and workshops to vulnerable groups across the country every year! Working with outstanding early career professional musicians of all genres, they train and develop them to transform the lives of isolated elderly, those living with dementia and mental health challenges, children and youth with special educational needs and disabilities, and families in deprivation and rural isolation. They are the only national arts charity in Wales committed to working in each of the 22 Welsh counties annually – and they need YOUR help to share the love this Valentine’s and help them reach more people across Wales with the transformative and healing power of live music.

Share The Love is an annual online silent auction event to raise funds for the work of LMN Wales, launched last year raising £1500! Generous businesses and individuals from across the country have donated a range of amazing gifts and experiences for anyone to bid on and grab a bargain, whilst supporting our work. The charity hope to beat this total in 2019.

Between 1st-14th February 2018 you can bid on the event on our LMN UK Facebook page OR you can submit closed bids for the list below by emailing [email protected]. Bids are accepted from 1st Feb until noon on February 14th when winners will be announced and contacted for payment and given details to claim their prize. A minimum bid of £10 is requested for all LOTS which means you really could grab a brilliant offer, and a unique prize.

Share The Love 2019 AUCTION ITEMS

Lot 1: Two hour group surf lesson (up to 8 people) for 8yrs and above with Cressey’s Surf Academy with former Welsh National Surf Team Coach Ingemar Cressey, a South African and Welsh surf champion, at Porthcawl or Aberavon beach (all equipment provided). Starting bid £10.

Lot 2: Group session at Escape Rooms Cardiff – What are Escape Rooms? They are a real-life escape game which requires 2-6 players to work together to find hidden clues and solve puzzles to escape one of our 5 (soon to be 6) themed rooms before the 1 hour timer runs out. There are a lot of objects, codes and hints to find – You have to think quick, think smart and work as a team if you want to make it out in time! Starting bid £10

Lot 3: Sunday night stay at Kiln Park, Tenby, Pembrokeshire in a 3 bed / 8 berth luxury caravan! Visit the beautiful beaches, grab an ice cream at Fecci’s, hop on a boat for a spot of mackerel fishing, visit Caldey Island or take a swim in the on site pool. £50 refundable deposit when booking a mutually convenient date with the owner. Donated with kind thanks to Verity Jones. Starting bid £10.

Lot 4: Private 1hr concert from outstanding professional musicians and LMN Alumni Vicky Guise and William Browne of Icaris Duo – a classical guitar and flute duo. Perfect for a private celebration, a unique birthday or anniversary gift or lounge concert. Starting bid £10.

Lot 5: Family/group indoor climbing session at Boulders Cardiff! The world of climbing has so much to offer. Climb mountains, cliffs, or boulders, walk up a hill, scale the Himalayas, or just hang out at your local climbing centre. It all starts here! Our mission is to provide an opportunity for everyone to enjoy the benefits the world of climbing has to offer, from complete beginner to experts.We challenge people’s assumption that climbing isn’t for them. Our centre provides a friendly welcome to climbing for all backgrounds and abilities. Starting bid £10.

Lot 6: A bespoke personalised family peg frame from Peggywho? – a perfect gift for birthdays, anniversaries or weddings! Hand painted figures made in South Wales as featured in music videos for Nick Parker and the False Alarms and Ferocious Dog. Starting bid £10.

Lot 7: A personalised sung video message from singer/songwriter and LMN musician John Nicholas – want a marriage proposal with impact? A truly unique apology? An awesome happy birthday? Or a creative way to say congratulations? John will sing your unique message and send you a video recording to share! Winner of Best Original Song and overall second in the 2016 Open Mic UK competition, Winner of Firestone’s 2018 Road to the Main Stage competition, John is a Prince’s Trust Ambassador, managed by Fat Penguin. Starting bid £10.

Lot 8: A pair of tickets to a performance of YOUR choice at the awesome Tramshed Cardiff – one of the city’s best and biggest live music venues, host of the Cardiff Music Awards, with acts as wide ranging as Giles Peterson, The Levellers, Ronnie Spector, Rudimental, Dodgy and Razorlight all having performed here. Starting bid £10.

Lot 9: Family ticket plus camping (two adults and two u18s) to the 2019 Green Man Festival in the gorgeous Brecon Beacons, one of the UK’s top family festivals!

‘Green Man Festival is one of the UK’s most beloved music festivals.’ (The Guardian). Nestled within the majestic Brecon Beacons, Green Man’s Settlement is your opportunity to explore miles and miles of mountains, forests, waterfalls and rivers ahead of your Festival weekend. Camp with for a whole week from Monday 12 August to discover the verdant beauty of the Welsh surroundings… Immersing yourself in our community of Settlers couldn’t be easier – host barbecues with produce sold daily (from the local butcher), team up for our legendary Settlement Pub Quiz, cuddle up around the Settlement bonfire or enjoy live music, workshops, outdoor adventure and family fun. With special discounts on local heritage sites, galleries, castles and more, your Settler’s Pass allows you to unearth the very best of Wales. So welcome, Settlers! This prize generously donated by the Green Man Trust. Starting bid £10

T&Cs: Tickets are valid from 12 – 18 August 2019 only and include access to the Settlement general campsite and the main Festival event from 15 – 18 August 2019. Guests must bring their own camping equipment and provisions. Travel and car park pass are not included. Tickets will be sent electronically ahead of the event and wristbands are collected onsite upon arrival. Please visit our website for Festival general T&Cs:

Lot 10: Music lovers collection – a set of signed CDs and merch from some of the best live Singer/Songwriters and folk musicians on the UK gigging circuit! Featuring:
Gavin Osborn – A set of signed album CDs
Nick Parker- Signed Angry Pork & Besta Venya CDs, NPFA logo t-shirt, limited edition pin badge set, original models from ‘Es Tut Mir Leid’ video
Gaz Brookfield- ‘I know my place’ CD and Company of Thieves t-shirt
Christopher Webb – Signed ‘Bungalow’ CD
B-Sydes – Signed ‘Constant Fictions’ CD and B-Sydes t-shirt
Jake Martin – Signed Aged Revolt CD with Gaz Brookfield (Signed by both)
Lonely Tourist /Plume Of Feathers- Plume tote bag and album, Lonely Tourist Albums
Ferocious Dog- FD logo black tour t-shirt, limited edition Ferocious Dog and From Without vinyl albums
DnA [gwerin.folk]- signed album
CALAN – album
Plus LMN t-shirt, tote bag, badges and key ring
Starting bid £10

Lot 11: Hasbro Multi Games Bundle! Ten fantastic top selling games for kids and families including the infamous Pie Face! Perfect for birthdays, parties and Christmas. Grab a bargain and stock up now! Starting bid £10.

Lot 12: Signed framed Welsh rugby memorabilia (original artwork as shown) from Wales and Scarlett’s Rhys Patchell. Starting bid £10.

Lot 13: A day out in gorgeous Somerset at Cheddar Gorge and Caves for one adult and one child! Stop for tea in the village, indulge in a cheese and chutney tasting, then use your tickets to explore the amazing natural underground caves. One of Britain’s most spectacular natural landmarks. From its awe-inspiring cliffs to its extraordinary subterranean stalactite show caves. Cheddar Gorge & Caves holds many fascinating secrets about our prehistoric ancestors, and is an international centre for caving and rock climbing. Starting bid £10.

Lot 14: Two tickets to the opening Saturday of this Christmas’ pantomime “Snow White” in December 2019, at the beautiful Grand Pavilion Porthcawl a seaside theatre with style. Starting bid £10.

Lot 15: Introduction to Music theory and/or composition session (1-1 or as a group) for youth or adults with composer, conductor and Cardiff University tutor, Dr Gareth Churchill Starting bid £10.

Lot 16: Full day professional recording session and mixing at Kings Road Studio, Pontcanna, Cardiff with the wonderful Starting bid £10.

Between 1st-14th February 2018 you can bid on the event on our LMN UK Facebook page OR you can submit closed bids for the list below by emailing [email protected].

Tweet about the auction to @livemusicnowcym and @livemusicnowuk with #ShareTheLove19.

For more details on the work of LMN visit To sign up for the LMN Wales quarterly newsletter and find out what we are doing across the country please email [email protected].

You can find out all about our work and why it is so important by watching and sharing this short video:



Live music heals (English version) from Live Music Now on Vimeo.


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