Sheffield’s FLY DSA Arena will host The Big Gig on 22 July, to celebrate the opening of the Invictus UK Trials, and we’ve got a pair of tickets to give away for the star-filled night.
The show will be headlined by Alfie Boe, with performances from other major acts including classical artist Laura Wright, Heather Small, Suggs from Madness and Game of Thrones actor Charles Dance.
The Big Gig is produced and presented by Sheffield’s Grammy award-winning songwriter and producer Eliot Kennedy, and designer Emma Willis, founder of the charity Style for Soldiers.
Eliot Kennedy said: “This is going to be epic - as fans know, as with all my charity gigs, you never know who could turn up. There’s inevitably a major surprise artist that will make the night even more special. I can’t wait to sing proudly with some of the biggest voices out there for the inspiring Invictus UK Trials”.
Sheffield is set to host the first ever national games for British wounded, injured and sick veterans and personnel, with the Invictus Team UK Trials Sheffield, 22 - 26 July 2019.
Over five days, 470+ competitors, will take part in up to nine sports – Archery, Athletics, Cycling, Indoor Rowing, Powerlifting, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming, Wheelchair Basketball and Wheelchair Rugby.
A limited number of free general admission tickets for the above sporting events are now available via the Arena Box Office on 0114 256 5656 or online at www.flydsaarena.co.uk.
Running alongside the Invictus Trials UK will be a series of live performance and arts events. All supporting our wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans in their personal recovery journey.
24th July An Audience with Sir Michael Morpurgo at Sheffield City Hall. One of the UK's most loved story-makers and bestselling author of War Horse, Private Peaceful and the Butterfly Lion, Michael Morpurgo talks to Paralympian and presenter Ade Adepitan about his life and work and about writing about war and the consequences of war. An unmissable opportunity to hear about the stories, people and creatures that have inspired him to write about war.
23rd – 25th July Soldier On at Sheffield City Hall. What happens when a company of ex-soldiers becomes a company of actors - a theatrical band of brothers? A group of veterans and actors rehearse a play about a group of veterans and actors. It is not a cure-all, but the bonding, the humour - the ‘theatre of war’ - all help to put them back together again. Although worlds apart, the begin to realise there are more similarities between military life and the theatre than they realised; they build a powerful new world of their own. This is a heart-warming story about dealing with traumatic experiences, and what happens when you leave the military family.
The Big Gig, Sheffield FLY DSA Arena, Monday 22 July 7pm. Tickets are priced £27.50 plus a limited no. of VIP tickets to include after show party are available at £44 (including fees) available online at www.flydsaarena.co.uk or by phone on 0114 256 5656.
Proceeds of The Big Gig will be donated to Invictus UK and Style for Soldiers to support the recovery journeys of our wounded, injured or sick and if you want to be in with the chance of winning a couple of tickets for the big night, all you have to do is answer the following simple question.
Closing date for entries: Friday 12th July 2019