Please join us on 30th May from 3pm to 7pm at the Crystal Castle
with Toni Childs & Laura Targett + Special Guests.
Donation - $25 + booking fee
Gates open at midday.
All ages welcome!
Catch the Free Shuttle Bus from near Mullumbimby High School from 12.30pm
Please note this is a drug and alcohol free event.
The event will be held in the Shambhala Gardens at the Peace Stupa so
Bring a cushion or rug to sit on and an umbrella.
After a recent tour to Nepal Toni and her crew flew out just 36 hours before the earthquake hit. We now invite you to come together as a community to help Nepal with 100% of the funds raised going directly to organizations and people on the ground in Nepal.
Here is an insight from Toni about their experience and the motivation behind coming together as a community to help precious Nepal:
"It would turn out we left Nepal 36 hours before the devastating earthquake would hit, leaving us all gutted and concern and bittersweet feelings for our trip and the Nepal Crew we left behind. It took us quite a few days to hear news from our beautiful Nepalese friends. Hari at Life Dream Adventured who organized our trek, was the first to make contact, and then our guides Sabin and Ob. We were told that most of our sherpas were accounted for, but we are still waiting to hear what has happened to the ones who lived near the epicenter. We are keeping our fingers and toes crossed.
Every one of our Nepal crew we've heard from lost their home, place of business, and villages, but happily their families are safe.
Instantly hearing about the devastation I became motivated to do something to help my friends in Nepal. And so, the Rebuild Nepal Benefit Concert was created in collaboration with the Crystal Castle team, the @Byron Bay Community Radio Station - Bay FM 99.9 - Byron Bay Australia, CRN - Community Radio Network, Biggsounds Productions, Renny Sax Photography+ MUA and Oztix.
With the active support of BayFm Manager Billy Martin, and the Byron Bay community radio station, our benefit concert will be broadcasted in full to the local Byron community, and edited down to an hour for national broadcast. The hour broadcast will feature the best of performances of the event, intercut with in-depth on the ground commentary like interviews with the Australian Embassy in Nepal and other people on the ground.
It is important to our group of collaborators that 100% of the funds raised goes directly to the organizations and people on the ground in Nepal. Because of this, we will be traveling to Nepal at our own expense to access what is most needed and vet organizations that are doing excellent work. There is a lot of corruption and we are determined to ensure that our funds do the work intended."
Toni Childs is an Emmy Winner and three-time Grammy nominated recording artist, installation artist and environmental activist with fans in 50 countries around the world. She is best known for her list of international hits such as Don’t Walk Away, Stop Your Fussin, House of Hope, I’ve Got to go Now, Many Rivers to Cross, and Because You’re Beautiful to name but a few.
Toni has a new album and a unique 3D mapped concert and environmental experience called It’s All a Beautiful Noise.
It’s All a Beautiful Noise is an infusion of soaring electric guitars, deep haunting rhythms, a sprinkling of dub step pulses and penetrating lyrics that transport you to a deeper destination that is vast and inspiring.
Presently, Toni is working at a 125 year old paper mill outside of Melbourne where Toni and team are busy fabricating an all white pop-up set of the natural world, and nine paper animals for 19 installations that are part of a very unique 3d mapped concert experience.
Laura Targett is an acclaimed musician with a personal music style that crosses multiple genres, coloured by her background in celtic, gypsy and other folk traditions, her love of music from around the world, and her early classical training.
More recently she has emerged as a songwriter and singer with an evocative and unique voice. These original songs are intimate, direct and poetic, infused with a fragility and strength that defies genre, expressed through skilled musicianship.
We need volunteers for the event!
There will be various tasks and shifts from midday through till 8pm
and you will have the opportunity to enjoy an amazing event!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire...
Other ways you can contribute....
~Bid for stunning artworks in our online charity auction! ~
(bids accepted from 29th May)
The Causes your donations will be supporting...
1) Tents to Nepal - immediate shelter relief
2) Karuna-Shechen - food and medical relief efforts by the monks of Shechen Monastery (who have been preparing for these earthquakes for many years).
3) Access Nepal - mental health work
4) Funds taken directly to people and groups on the ground
The earthquake was the worst to hit Nepal in 80 years and was strong enough to be felt across parts of India, Bangladesh, Tibet and Pakistan. Figures estimate over 7000 people have died, over 11,000 injured and hundreds of thousands left homeless.
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