Thursday 28 July 2016

Iyatra Quartet - Calais Refugee Benefit Concert

Alice Barron
Iyatra Quartet
Rich Phillips - cello
George Sleightholme - clarinets
Will Roberts - percussion (no sketch)
Alice Barron - violin

Rich Phillips
Date - 12th July 2016
Venue - The Forge, Camden, UK
Current Release - This World Alone

Part 4 of Gabriella Swallow and her Urban Family gig in aid of the Calais Jungle Crisis.

The evening at The Forge, Camden directly benefitted Phone Credit For Refugees which is an organisation that provides vital phone credit to refugees and displaced adults and children across Europe. they give the gift of communication to people who are separated from family and friends, miles away from home and in very uncertain circumstances. £20 buys a month's internet and calls providing a lifeline to keep recipients safe and connected. For many unaccompanied children their phone credit is the only safety net they have. To date they have helped over 2500 displaced adults and children make contact with loved ones, stay up to date with news from home and even summon emergency life saving assistance.

George Sleightholme
Willow dancers entwine, growth and spurt. The soft jostle of animals as they rub and move, maintaining pecking orders and friendships without the shackles of verbal confirmation.
Duck waddle and dart, fish sweep. The gallop and the rolling journeys that cut through fields. Lost in the brambles, stuck and still.
Stopping. Listening to the trees high above. Bark and holler, the rebound from the forest as we hear the screams of wildness that aren't our own. Iyatra and the themes of nature are caught/free together.


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