Thu 11 Apr 2019 18:00 - 23:50

Culture! Artists V Gangs Auction and benefit for HackneyWick FC

A night of Auction of brilliant collectable Art in the gallery – , Live music, Performances, spoken word and DJ Kingpin on decks. Hugh Jones will stage manager Master of Ceremonies Eve Ferret
Singing from Baby Sol, Drastic and Fari Gee, Dancers Vanessa Fenton and Sara Vargas, Poetry from Sophie Cameron and Sadie Davidson, Singing and dancing by Daisy Johnson in full kit!

Almost 2 years ago Grenfell happened in a part of London I grew up in. Immediately mine and many others response was, what can we do to help? At Vout-O-Reenees we decided to raise money to tide things over and pay for the therapy units in the area until public money became available. With one night of music and an exhibition of art donated by artists and art dealers, and a tombola ,we raised almost £40,000 pounds.
This year I have been struck by a crisis that should be getting us all worried, especially in London – Gang Violence. It’s a long time since my kids were teenagers but I know how this blighted our lives and teenagers lives then in the 2000’s in south London. Gang crime culture violence is now big money and its all around drugs and kids are getting killed because of it. You must have heard about it on the news? What are we going to do about it? And if you’ve ever taken drugs yes, it is our responsibility. it is not enough to lock kids up we need to present choices that are better than a life of crime
Recently i met an inspiring man who is leading a band of volunteers to help eradicate gang culture in East London with Football – Bobby Kasanga invented Hackney Wick FC and is building a junior football league! The adult club is already doing really well. Unfortunately Bobby is not being funded by the public purse. he’s had small grants but it’s a struggle to keep the work funded yet he has grown to training 160 kids and 70 adults (16 youth teams and 2 adult ones) involved. Money is desperately needed to keep this going.
We at Vouts, want to be able to pay for the pitches and office and maybe even a van for away games. Will you please help by buying tickets for a fundraiser? This is about helping our community of Hackney, without your help we cant do anything, with it, we can change kids lives.
Preview of art 3rd April donated for the auction on the 11th April for https://www.eventbrite.com/e/culture-artists-v-gangs-auction-and-benefit-for-hackneywickfc-tickets-57528691866
You can come see the work and bid, includes art by Peter Blake, Molly Parkin, Nicola Hicks, John Claridge Sophy Rickett, Cedric Christie, Cathy De Monchoux, Cate Halpin, Cedric Christie, Lily Dean, Paul Sakoilsky, Brian Dawn Chalkey, Kate Westbrook, Roxana Halls, Mervyn Syn, Jonny Hannah, Marty Thornton, Mike Thorn, Wilma Johnson, Colin Rhodes, Martin Richman,Geraldine Swayne, Adam Dant, Rebecca leigh, Beverly Manson, Jennifer Binney, Joe Sakoilsky, Sarah Lucas, Patrick Hughes, Mervyn Syn, Morganico, Sophie Parkin.Jorge Mondero.Geoff Brurnel, Buttress and Snatch. Magnus Irvin Sue Dray. Sally Jones.Julia Hamilton, Rachel Megawatts.

If it saves one kids LIFE it’s worth it; Isn’t it?
Please contact me if you want to help we’d love you to be involved. An exhibition will be hung in the gallery on the 1st April, the auction will be on the 11th April with performances and ticket s a donation on the door of £20. PLEASE SHARE X
Become a supporter http://www.hackneywickfc.com/club-membership/
Sophie Parkin 07753702910 Info@vout-O-Reenees.co.uk/ thestashgallery@gmail.com
Rosie Gerrard-Wright 07939132536 RosieGW@hotmail.com
Eve Ferret the MC and auctioneer