This weekend: Bristol Beacon to host musicians and poets as part of Ukraine fundraiserPosted on: 12 May 2022
The venue team are inviting Bristol to come together in support of people affected by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
Bristol Beacon are set to host a vibrant showcase of live music and spoken word in their foyer space this Saturday 14 May, with local performers coming together to curate an immersive, multi-stage event.
Kicking off at 17:00, the Ukraine Benefit Event has been set up to raise money for the crisis in Ukraine, with all proceeds to be donated to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC).
Entry is free but donations are, of course, encouraged - find out more and reserve your space here.
Join Bozarts Band to honour & support the people of Ukraine w/ a special immersive event of folk, spoken word & classical music. Music without boundaries and borders; music of happiness, sadness and hope. All proceeds to the DEC. Free w/ donations: https://t.co/01Y7aowkOw pic.twitter.com/Bt3fuj5EQw— Bristol Beacon (@Bristol_Beacon) May 7, 2022
Bristol Beacon's one-off Ukraine fundraiser has been organised by Bozarts Band, a collective of Bristol-based musicians and instrumentalists.
They'll be joined on the night by actress Patrycja Kujawska, soprano Katy Garden and pianist Veronika Shoot, who will invite attendees to go on a journey through the venue's foyer space and experience the happiness, sadness and hope that music evokes.
The event has been set up as a guided exploration through music and spoken word, encouraging the audience to stand in solidarity with those affected by the conflict in Ukraine and form their own emotional response to similar struggles faced by people and nations around the world.
Saturday's programme will conclude with songs of hope, including 'Va, pensiero' (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) from Verdi's Nabucco, and the Ukrainian national anthem.
Although entry is free, attendees are encouraged to give what they can to support people in Ukraine and those who have been displaced by the conflict.
Donations will be sent to the DEC, who will then allocate funds to appropriate organisations and initiatives as part of their Ukraine humanitarian appeal.
To find out more about Bristol Beacon's Ukraine Benefit Event, to register for your free tickets or to find out what else is coming up this year, head to the venue's website.
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