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Concert For Calais
Wed 9 November 2016, 19:30 – 22:30 GMT
Three amazing musicians will be performing at the prestigious Holywell Music Room in aid of refugees stranded in awful conditions.
The French government have begun the process of removing people from the camp as they prepare for demolition.
But as Care 4 Calais' Clare Moseley says, this is not a solution:
"Demolitions have previously caused an increase in people living in smaller camps in the north of France, which have no running water, toilets or medical facilities. The demolition of Calais will likely see these smaller camps proliferate. Refugees routed elsewhere are likely to return to Calais determined to try to reach the UK. Dispersing refugees across France will make monitoring procedural inadequacies, and delivering aid, extremely difficult to impossible to achieve"
Campaigning has forced the UK government to ensure safe passage and support for over 200 unaccompanied refugee children - but hundreds more are at risk and the demolition makes them more vulnerable to abuse and trafficking.
Providing solidarity and aid to refugees is more crucial now - and getting your ticket for this concert is a great way to help.
About the performers:
Human rights activist and violinist Neta Rudich is currently a member of Duo badNewsic, Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra and Orchestra of St Johns amongst others.
Pianist Zeynep Ozsuca has worked with conductors such as Gustavo Dudamel, Simon Halsey, Sir Simon Rattle and Sir Antonio Pappano.
Clarinet player Sacha Rattle is a much sought-after chamber musician, having collaborated with artists such as Mitsuko Uchida, Lars Vogt, Isabelle Faust, Katia and Marielle Labeque, François Leleux and Guy Braunstein.
The programme will include chamber music from Mozart to Khachaturian.