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Gig for Gaza

Musicians and poets from the Totnes area and beyond are set to appear at a fundraising ‘Gig for Gaza’ in the Civic Hall, Market Square on Friday 8th December.

Holly Ebony

Acts such as Holly Ebony, Briony Greenhill and Tom Hirons will perform live in a three-hour show. Other artists include Selena Mara, Lea Lazelle, Rob Carney, Paula Thomas, Mark Jeffreys, Mamadoury, Andy King, Jackie Juno, Sima Cutting and Fran Andre.

Civilian lives should never be disposable assets for warmongers

Poet Tom Hirons said: ‘The humanitarian crisis in Gaza extends, I believe, beyond political beliefs or loyalties. The extent of suffering demands that we act as best we can to do some good in a perilously terrible moment. In a situation of powerlessness, politically complex, but – at its heart – ethically straightforward, I’m happy to be bringing my own small voice to this event, to be visible in standing up and advocating on behalf of children and families whose homes and lives are being destroyed. The role of the artist and poet in such times as these is to write and speak on behalf of those who have no voice.

Musician Holly Ebony said: ‘Civilian lives should never be disposable assets for warmongers. I sing for the children and hope this community event stands in solidarity with the people living this brutality, Israeli & Palestinian, all of whom belong to the land.

Jackie Juno

Proceeds will go towards the Hands Up Project, an award-winning charity that supports the voices of children in Gaza and in the West Bank to be heard through storytelling, poetry and drama, and Medical Aid for Palestine (MAP), which works for the health and dignity of Palestinians living under occupation and as refugees.
Author Tom Vowler said: ‘We’ve had such a huge response from local artists and had to turn many away. Local businesses have really stepped up too, donating many prizes for our raffle. We hope this will be the first of many Gigs for Gaza.

There will be a bar and traditional Palestinian-inspired food served.
Tickets are £10 / £12 on the door or from www.handsupproject.org/shop
Doors open at 7pm, event starts 7.30pm. All welcome.

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