Pics just in from our fab Knees up for Nepal fundraiser on Friday 19th June!
What a great night -Thanks to everyone who came and partied, but especially to all the wonderful bands – Gyratory Allstars, Oscillator and Fat 45, compere with the mostess Jonny Fluffypunk, Kuru from the Brighton and Susex Nepal Society,DJs, photographer Fran Moore and our volunteer support team who made it all possible by giving their time for free. We’d like to give a big hand for all their support. And to The Latest Music Bar for the use of their venue for the night.
We raised a whopping £903.43 for Nepal Earthquake support with the Disasters Emergency Committee.
On Saturday 25 April a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. It severely shook the lives of at least 8m people and left many homeless. Nepal’s major cities, including the capital Kathmandu, have been badly damaged and rural areas near the epicentre have been completely cut off by avalanches.Already over 8000 people have been confirmed dead and the figure is likely to rise significantly in the coming days. Even those whose homes are still standing are sleeping in the streets because they are terrified by regular aftershocks.
DEC member agencies and their partners are working urgently to provide emergency shelter, food, clean water and blankets. Once immediate, life-saving needs are met they will work with individuals, families and communities to support them to rebuild their lives.
Our Knees up for Nepal benefit gig at The Latest Music Bar tomorrow has been profiled in Brighton Source Magazine.
Advance tickets are available here. Limited tickets available on the door.
Fab Fundraiser Friday!
We all love an occasion to party, especially when it’s for a good cause. Strike A Light are hosting just the night for us at The Latest Music Bar. Knees Up For Nepal is a night of music, comedy and DJ sets raising funds for the 8m people affected by the recent Nepal earthquakes.
We’ll experience an exhilarating night of live music from soul and funk originals Gyratory Allstars, ska-hugging beat poets Oscillator and the exciting eleven piece big band Fat 45. We’ll also hear from representatives of the Brighton & Sussex Nepalese Society, and our debonair compere for the evening will be stand-up poet and storyteller Jonny Fluffypunk. If that’s not enough, Oscillator DJs and Greekboy will be spinning tunes to keep us dancing into the early hours.
All proceeds from the night will go to the Disasters Emergency Committee for their work in the region. For further information visit the Strike A Light website. Knees Up For Nepal, The Latest Music Bar, Friday 19th June 2015
Our community baker Alex Moran went to deliver the second of two workshops with Autism Sussex for Strike a Light’s Breaking Bread project in Brighton last week.
This part of our project was set up by project coordinator Natasha Padbury and funded by the Brighton and Hove Food Partnership, so thanks to them for that!
You can see what happened below: Yesterday afternoon I went over to Autism Sussex in Brighton for the second of two bread making classes with a group of four. So our first session, two weeks ago was the very first time that any of the group had made bread, but the care, attention and quiet enthusiasm that they brought to the session resulted in really great bread. I was over the moon! At the end of the session I asked for requests or ideas for what we might bake next time… When Jason suggested we make baguettes I did wonder if that might be a bit ambitious? But we decided to go for it so I got busy practicing; anyone who has tried will tell you that a good baguette takes good technique and practice. When it came to passing this on yesterday afternoon, I was again amazed by how carefully the group listened and observed and how quickly their skill with the dough developed….
Strike a Light is happy to confirm that Oscillator DJs will be playing a back to back jump up DJ set for our Knees up for Nepal gig on Friday 19th June. Greekboy will also be spinning top tunes to make you groove late into the night. All this and three bands too!
Check out our event film here: https://vimeo.com/127500967
You can buy advance tickets for Friday 19th June’s Knees up for Nepal benefit gig through The Latest music bar booking line: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/319606
A short promo film to highlight the Nepalese earthquake and promote the Knees up for Nepal fundraising gig at The Latest Music Bar in Brighton on Friday 19th June. The interview is with two Nepalese members of the Sussex Nepalese Society and features music from bands Oscillator and Fat 45 who will be performing on the night, alongside The Gyratory Allstars.
The event will help support the work of the Disasters Emergency Committee in the region.
Thanks to filmmaker Si Mitchell for donating his time. Si Mitchell is an award winning print journalist and founder member of the Guerillavision Collective, Si’s first documentary (Big Rattle in Seattle), shot among the teargas, blood and the tears of the 1999 Seattle barricade of the WTO was selected to open the San Francisco Doc Festival in 2000 and was broadcast worldwide.
We’ve got another great band to add to our Knees up for Nepal line up on Friday 19th June! The Gyratory Allstars are a Soul Funk 8 piece who include ex-members of chart topping soul jazz-meisters Definition Of Sound, Rub Ultra and the Stomp world tour.
Don’t forget you can buy advance tickets for the benefit gig through The Latest music bar booking line.
A blistering eleven piece big band bringing back the dance music of the 1940’& 50’s with their slick quiffs, sharp suits, swingin hips & high heels.
Crowned by the rich soulful voice of Dale de Ville, the Fat 45 play rock & roll, rhythm & blues and jump jive, setting the dance floors alight wherever they go, guaranteed to make every party shake, rattle & roll…
The organisation Strike a Light is organising a benefit gig to help support Nepal earthquake victims.
The event will be a jam-packed night of live music, comedy, cabaret, comperes and a DJ set, all taking place at The Latest Music Bar in Brighton on Friday 19th June 7.30pm-2am. Save the date!
Bands, performers, organisers and venue are volunteering their time to perform at this event, to help fundraise to support all those affected in the earthquake in Nepal. Arts and heritage organisation Strike a Light will donate all funds from the evening to the Disasters Emergency Committee.
Music will be provided by three well known bands, who live and work locally, and who have agreed to do guest slots at the venue to support the fundraiser. Other acts will be a compere, comedy and cabaret, topped off with a DJ set to keep you dancing into the night!
More details of these will follow soon, so keep an eye on this page for regular updates!
“Donations will go to the Disasters Emergency Committee to help provide shelter for the homeless and food water and essential items to those who have lost everything.”
Advance tickets for this will be available direct from The Latest Music Bar on 14-17, Manchester Street, Brighton BN2 1TF (or will be later this week – so keep an eye out).
There will also be tickets available on the door on the night on a first come-first served basis. £10 (£8 conc).
For more information, or if you’re interested in helping out on the night, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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