Amnesty International Fundraiser Gig

Saturday 2nd December 
 
From 13:00 until 18:00 we’ll be at the King’s Head raising money for Amnesty, in recognition of their work in Iran. I’m compering. The event was put together by Roshi, who’s cousin was beaten so hard she lost hearing in one ear, imprisoned and later freed for peacefully protesting the degradation of the gorgeous lake Ormieh in Iran. The third largest salt lake in the world, both the lake and the rivers that run from it have dried up by 60%. Read more about it here

  • “For this great organisation who I feel a personal gratitude to after their support towards the recent release of my second cousin Faranak Farid. Faranak was arrested in early September after attending a demonstration over the drying of lake Orumieh.”
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/sep/05/iran-greens-lake-orumieh-shrinks

     
    5.20PM- Gagarin (acclaimed electronica from long term Pere Ubu and Nico collaborator)

    4.30PM- The Rude Mechanicals (avant rock wonderfulness)

    3.30PM- Roshi Feat. Pars Radio (Welsh-Iranian ethereal electro-pop)

    2.50PM- Grassy Noel (poet of politics)

    2.10PM- Matt Scott (accordion gorgeousness)

    1.30PM- Tim Eveleigh (sensitive songs from Croydon)

    Hosted by Fari B of 6 Pillars To Persia/ResonanceFM fame who will also offer Iranian disco DJ interludes.

115 Upper Street, N1 1QN London, United Kingdom
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