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Artists for Türkiye and Syria

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Join us for a special fundraising event with local writers and artists in solidarity with the victims of the earthquake in Türkiye and Syria. As members of the diasporic and international community, it has been devastating to witness the impact of this deadly earthquake, which has killed more than 50,000 people.

Turkish Australian writer Deniz Ağraz has curated this intimate event, which will feature live performances by musicians, writers and artists. The night will close with a special screening of short film by Turkish Australian filmmaker Lara Köse, whose film Kaya will be featured in the upcoming SWANA Film Festival as part of its coverage of local diasporic cinema.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to BOYUT and SAMS in equal amounts. Click on the links for more info about these organisations:


Date & Time: Saturday 1 April 2023. 6:00pm for 6:30pm start.
Arts & Cultural Exchange Building - 8 Victoria Rd, Parramatta NSW 2150


Songs of solidarity in Turkish and Greek from Banda Politika

Kaval/Bilur performance by Metin Yılmaz 

Song by Alice Kswani

Stories by Eda Günaydın, Demet Divarören, Deniz Agraz and Sheila Ngọc Phạm

Comics presentation by Can Yalçınkaya

Performance by Antoine Razzouk, Anthony Maklouf and Hale Isil Cosar

Miss Capricorn by Lara Köse 

Light refreshments will be served at the event. Attendees are welcome to bring a plate of food to share - if you'd like to do that, please contact Deniz at

The Finishing School are auspicing and providing in-kind support of this event, with ALL proceeds from the event to be donated to BOYUT and SAMS in equal amounts. 
We'd like to thank Arts & Cultural Exchange for donating their venue, and to all the artists performing on the night for volunteering to be a part of this event. 

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