Artists for Türkiye and Syria
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.
Location: 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 email@example.com
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.