It’s only February but the 2012 diary invitations are already stacking up! Forgive the (weak) pun – but the Big Issue Foundation just penned another date in the calendar… and you’re invited.
Samantha Scuffham, music promoter and musician, is hosting “The BIG Secret Pancake Party” on 21 February at the Macbeth pub in Shoreditch, London. http://www.themacbeth.co.uk/.
For just £2 entry, there will be pancakes galore, a choice line-up of hotly tipped performers (tba) and since the evening’s profits will be donated to the Big Issue Foundation, there’s a good sprinkling of the feel-good factor too.
The BIG Secret Pancake Party will also be filmed for a forthcoming BBC3 documentary on Hidden Homelessness, which explores the difficulties faced by young people who have nowhere permanent to live but do not qualify as statutorily homeless. Samantha, who has been sofa surfing with friends and relatives since graduating with a music degree last year, features in the documentary – which is likely to broadcast in Spring.
In the meantime, the producers are looking for other people under 26 who are sofa surfing, in temporary accommodation or street homeless to feature. Contact Cat at Cat.McShane@bbc.co.uk for more information.