Nepal Fundraiser Festival

Nepal-posterIf you didn’t get tickets to Glasto this year but still need to scratch that music itch maybe the Nepal Fundraiser Festival might do the job! This 8 hour long event is being held in the Southbank Club in Bedminster on 28th June 2pm-10.30pm and all money raised will be donated to earthquake victims in Nepal.

The event (organised by Helene Jewell, Marylin Marceron, Dino Christodoulou and Dan Blore) has a number of fabulous Bristol bands lined up, all of whom have given their time and talent for free. Confirmed acts so far are: Pop Parker, Chai for Two, Iceman Furniss, Schnauser and Errols Kitchen featuring Tammy Payne and more acts still to be added.

The idea for the event was conceived by Helene and inspired by a similar event that Marylin and Dino organised following the Asian Tsunami in 2004. Helene lived in Nepal for 4 years working first as a VSO volunteer Speech and Language Therapist and then for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Following the news of the earthquakes it seemed that the best way to help people would be to raise some money to support those already working in Nepal. Bristol has such a great community spirit and history of getting together to support events like this, as well as an amazing music culture. So, after a few conversations between friends and the offer to use the Southbank Club for free, Nepal Fundraiser Festival aka #NepalfestBristol was born.

The proceeds will go to http://www.nepalaction.global/ and the http://www.pahar-trust.org/. The funds will help not only to provide immediate relief for people directly affected by the earthquakes, but also in longer term development and rebuilding.

In addition to music there will be other activities including a cake sale, prize raffle draw (with some excellent prizes donated by Aardman, Beast and Sally Dove to name but a few), food and an opportunity to make your own prayer flags. Other sponsors for the event include Sweetmart, Sonnis, Extract Coffee Roasters, Thali Cafe and Brunel One.  And of course The Southbank Club itself which has provided the venue for free.

So if you have £7 to spare (children go free although must be accompanied by an adult) please come along. Keep your eyes out for our beautiful posters and flyers that Dan designed.

For further information please follow us on twitter #NepalfestBristol (@helenejewell) or check out our facebook event page: http://bit.ly/NepalfestBristol.You can also e-mail us at nepalfundraiserfestival@gmail.com or call Helene on 07952777637. Hope to see you there!

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