Musicians take over Trinity Walk to raise money for Ben Manning Foundation

The Ben Manning Music Foundation took over Trinity Walk to launch its Project Wakefield 2013 appeal. There will be more than 40 performers coming from all over the country to provide music and entertainment to shoppers.'Pictured: Dayv Smith and Laura Mosby

The Ben Manning Music Foundation took over Trinity Walk to launch its Project Wakefield 2013 appeal. There will be more than 40 performers coming from all over the country to provide music and entertainment to shoppers.'Pictured: Dayv Smith and Laura Mosby

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Musicians will take over the city’s Trinity Walk shopping centre on Saturday.

The Ben Manning Music Foundation is holding its second take over of the centre to raise money for its Project Wakefield scheme.

The charity was started in memory of Ben Manning, a 17-year old promising musician who drowned after a night out in the city in January 2011.

His friends and family aim to keep his memory alive thorugh the foundation.

And they are hoping to raise enough money to transform the Wakefield Arms pub, close to Kirkgate Station, into a specialist music centre.

They want to turn the run down pub into a centre with classrooms, rehearsal studios and recording facilities along with a live music lounge for the benefit of the whole community.

At Saturday’s ‘take over’ event there will be performances from local musicians along with other family based activities including face painting, colouring-in and balloon giveaways.

There will also be the chance for budding musicians to have free guitar tuition lessons.

The event takes place between 11am and 3pm in Grammar square, close to the Foundations’s pop-up store opposite Debenhams,