Acid Survivors Trust International Charity Concert
Brighton’s finest upcoming musicians come together for a very special cause this November, in affiliation with global charity Acid Survivors Trust International (ASTI).
Held at Brighton Unitarian Church on Friday 25th November, the Acid Survivors Trust International charity concert hopes to bring awareness to the struggles experienced by victims following acid attacks across the globe by addressing acid violence and the rehabilitation of acid survivors.
The event comes at a key time shortly after Indian acid attack survivor Reshma Qureshi walked a runway show at New York Fashion Week. While the violence has gained attention in the UK mainstream in recent years due to coverage by writer and television presenter Katie Piper (who suffered an acid attack in 2008), there is still a long way to go in putting an end to acid violence, with attacks ever increasing across Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Uganda - where a litre of acid can be bought over the counter for as little as 10 pence.
Opening the ASTI charity concert will be opera singer Valeria Guidotti and classical pianist Zhanna Kemp, who will collaborate unamplified for enhanced poignancy, bringing something unique to the evening.
Dot ‘N Bang are the next act to play who bring their blend of folk and swing to the evening. Expect an up tempo performance and bring your dancing shoes for their song ‘Mess It Up’.
KEATS. is set to follow with a collection of his best material, supported by Julian Paredes on lead guitar and Sally Cranham on backing vocals to add depth to his already profound and emotive set.
Sam Jordan will perform an intimate solo set for the cause. He will be playing songs from his debut EP ‘When Golden Morning Comes’ including ‘Sister’ and new single ‘My Heaven’.
One more special guest still to be announced!
The charity concert is open to all ages, with a smorgasbord of cakes, alcoholic and soft drinks on offer all night. Featuring an excellent showcase already confirmed the 140-capacity event is expected to sell out well in advance.
The Acid Survivors Trust International Charity Concert is being held on Friday 25th November at the Brighton Unitarian Church, New Rd, BN1 1UF. Doors open at 7.30pm, with acts beginning promptly at 7.45pm. Suggested donation £10.
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Information written and provided by Nammie Matthews at BN1 magazine. www.bn1magazine.co.uk