Pro­fes­sor Green's first gig in three years

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

Pro­fes­sor Green is set to per­form his first gig in three years in aid of char­ity. The 'Lul­laby' hit­maker will per­form a one-off show for Barts Char­ity's Trans­form Trauma ap­peal - which raises funds for those who have suf­fered a trau­matic in­jury or ex­pe­ri­ence and helps get their lives back on track - at East Lon­don's in­ti­mate Vil­lage Un­der­ground on Septem­ber 9, with sup­port from ris­ing rap­per Not3s and one other act, which is yet to be con­firmed. The rap­per and pre­sen­ter has ex­pe­ri­enced trauma per­son­ally, and has also made doc­u­men­taries about men­tal health fol­low­ing his fa­ther Peter dy­ing from sui­cide back in 2008. Pro Green - whose real name is Stephen Man­der­son - said: "I'm ex­cited to be sup­port­ing the Trans­form Trauma ap­peal. It's been three years since my last head­line gig and I can't wait to get back in front of the fans. "Trauma is some­thing that I've had per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ence of but I didn't re­al­ize how big the is­sue is - peo­ple don't rec­og­nize be­ing hit by a bus, stabbed, or caught up in a ter­ror­ist as the same thing but they all re­sult in trau­matic in­jury. "Every penny raised from the gig will be spent on trauma re­search and care, help­ing save the lives of the 17,000 peo­ple who die from trauma every sin­gle year." The 33-year-old Lon­don-born mu­si­cian pre­vi­ously re­vealed he will con­tinue to be vo­cal about men­tal health is­sues be­cause it is some­thing he cares pas­sion­ately about. He said: "It is some­thing is so per­sonal to me, which is why I'm so vo­cal about it." Fans are in­vited to en­ter and do­nate £5 to be in with a chance of win­ning one of 320 pairs of tick­ets, in­clud­ing 5 spe­cial pairs of back­stage meet and greets with the rap­per him­self, by en­ter­ing a draw by vis­it­ing trans­form­trauma.org.uk.

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