Foxfirkin Lewisham presents:
Old Bones Punky Reggae Refugee Benefit
Entry Requirements: Over 18s only. Photo ID required.
Old Bones goes a bit reggae for a rebel rousing benefit to raise funds for Refugee Community Kitchen and The Flying Seagull Project. Featuring Babar Luck, Jay Terrestrial, Mad Dog Collective, and Natty Campbell MC and bringing sounds of world, folk, punk, reggae and jungle to our home turf of the Fox and Firkin.
Donations on the door - suggested £5 but we won't turn you away for lack of funds.
Last year we raised £1400 to feed refugees in Serbia and Calais- out of the eye of the media life is getting harder for these victims of war and neo colonialism- we can help!
Bring your smiles and your solidarity.
Love and rage ✊
ALL PROCEEDS WILL BE SPLIT BETWEEN: Refugee Community Kitchen ‘Feeding people without judgement’ Refugee Community Kitchen (RCK) was created in the Autumn of 2015 to help refugees living in the camps of Europe, by a group of event organisers, chefs, caterers, doulas, and activists who came together to offer assistance in the form of nourishing meals and access to fresh food daily in Calais, Dunkirk and beyond
Since December 2015 RCK has cooked every day, 7 days a week - over 1.5 million meals, as well as setting up communal spaces and kitchens for refugees and delivering vital aid. All this is made possible by donations of food and money and the efforts of amazing volunteers and activists.
The Flying Seagull Project The ethos of this amazing project is "Happiness Matters". While refugee families are struggling just to survive, The Flying Seagulls aims to address the psychological and developmental need of children to play, create, and laugh. In their own words:
"The refugee crisis has grabbed attention worldwide for many reasons, but for us it is the suffering of the children caught up in this mess that really hits home.
Children of all ages are leaving everything they know behind, traveling through the harshest and most terrifying situations heading to an unknown destination. Many of them have witnessed shocking sights and experienced horrors that none of us can imagine, and they are now far from home, ill, tired and scared.
This is where we step in.
Traveling at 100 smiles an hour we will find these kids and using every funny bone in our body, share warmth and laughter with them all. A chance for relaxation, a moment of peace amidst the chaos, and an opportunity for the parents to see their children smile once more."
SOUND AND TALENTED MUSICIANS PLAYING FOR YOUR PLEASURE: Babar Luck Born in Pakistan and moving to London at the age of 8, former King Prawn bassist Babar Luck is one of the most refreshing and unique lyricists & performers around today.
From Siberia to Italy, this notable soloist performs around the globe, moving beyond tolerance limits in terms of humanity & musical genres. His straight from the heart style & realness, captures audiences, taking them on a journey of visions, dreams and hopes for peace & unity.
Jay Terrestrial South London boy and front man of Inner Terrestrials and Firepit collective, Jay has been making crowds stomp, cry, mosh, dance and shout in festival fields, squat parties, ditches, the street and some of the best venues in the UK and Europe for some time and never disappoints.
Mad Dog Collective Pkey punk ska band, sometimes controversial, sometimes off key but always up for it! Mad Dog Collective are ragtag collective of misfits n rebels fighting against the corrupt system and supporting oppressed people everywhere.
Natty Campbell MC w Decks Ray Spex Known for his work with Yin Yang Magic Gang and Reggae Roast, Natty is a talented young reggae, dancehal,l and jungle vocalist, who has been supporting and sharing stages with the best and biggest of the UK reggae and jungle scene.
SEE YOU THERE!
Photo credits: Steve Hongji Fu, Royston Taylor, Hold It Photography