Inner West Bushfire Relief

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Inner West Bushfire Relief
Photograph: Supplied Left to right: Glo, Dobby, Ayebatonye.

Time Out says

This grassroots fundraiser brings together over 100 artists, musicians, makers and local businesses

An inclusive community event is set to take over the Vic on the Park, a pub popular amongst people and dogs alike, to raise funds for bushfire relief and create a space for connection, healing and great music. More than 100 businesses, artists, ceramicists, jewellers, bakers, illustrators, musicians, DJs and volunteers have teamed up to channel despair into action. 

In the lead up to the event taking place on Saturday, February 8, you can place your bids in an online silent auction, opening a week earlier on February 1, featuring works by local artists and vouchers from local businesses, including passes for yoga classes, art classes, book packs and a gym membership.

Entry to the event itself is by donation and bubs and pups are welcome. There will be live music inside, DJs on the deck, a bake sale, and a pool comp which will also be raising funds with Waywards Brewery vouchers up for grabs. 

You can expect to see some of the freshest acts in Sydney taking to the stage, including exciting young rapper Dobby, who draws on his talent for drumming and Aboriginal and Filipino heritage in his fast-paced rhymes; indie pop-rockers Pirra; smooth nu soul and hip hop performer Okenyo will show us how it’s a ‘Woman’s World’; hip hop artist and dancer Glo will show why she was one of FBI Radio’s highest played artists in 2019; and DJs Ayebatonye and Carolina Gasolina will be on the decks. 

This event aims to cultivate a sense of community during these tense times, but it’s about more than feeling good, it’s about doing good. All proceeds will be split between three causes – Neil Morris’ Fire Relief Fund for First Nations Communities; Firesticks Alliance Network, an Indigenous-led network that aims to look after Country and re-invigorate the use of cultural burning; and WIRES. 

You can follow the Facebook event and Instagram page for updates and register your interest in attending on Eventbrite

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