ARTISTS AND INDUSTRY FOLK RALLY TO BENEFIT HURRICANE HIT ISLANDS
Hurricane Season Caribbean effect
The hurricane season of September 2017 has made landfall hitting the Caribbean region with hurricane Irma and Jose, spinning through Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, St.Kitts & Nevis, British Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Tortola, St.Maarten with others affected by heavy rains.
This brutal storm immediately saw support from Caribbean based International Gospel Artist Sherwin Gardner, who updated his album promotional tour stops offering support relief to the victims of this tragic disaster. The Trinidad & Tobago and Barbados shows, who have not been affected by the storm path, will go ahead with the plight of the hurricane victims as the centre focus.
“A plight such as this can not be ignored”, Sherwin Gardner says, “We have a responsibility as a body to support our brothers and sister in times of trouble. The UK Caribbean connection to Antigua & Barbuda is a strong one. Seeing the images on the news is one thing but witnessing first hand has been overwhelming.”
Sherwin Gardner who is from Trinidad & Tobago, currently lives on the island of Antigua, serving at SJPC House Of Restoration Ministries. The sister island of Barbuda was impacted on 7th Sept 2017 obliterating approximately 90% the nation’s structures and vehicles. The Barbuda Prime Minister, Gaston Browne, describes the island as ‘barely habitable’ and called for a near total evacuation of the island leaving more than 60% of Barbuda’s 1,600 residents homeless.
Hurricane Season UK effect
This impact to the Caribbean has lead to the London stop scheduled for Friday 29th Sept 2017 in Forest Gate being cancelled to allow the Caribbean acts to focus more on serving in the region. In its place, a benefit concert towards hurricane relief will take place at the same venue, see details below.
“I look forward to visiting the UK in the near future, but for now, ministering in the region is key. I want to personally thank those who messaged me, prayers for the islands and the support of those involved in the promotion” Sherwin Gardner.
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BENEFIT CONCERT TOWARDS REBUILDING
Pastor Peter Nembhard of ARC A Radical Church (The ARC), events & tour organisers Audrey Gray of ArtisteHub along with our Media & Promotional Partners, believe it is highly appropriate to host a benefit concert to rebuild Antigua & Barbuda, along with the collaboration of UK Artists, who have already begun to come forward to support the cause.
"We have chosen to work with Ascension Trust as an organisation that moved swiftly to tackle the plight of the islanders of Barbuda. We pray that this will bring awareness to our Caribbean family and help to aid and rebuild, the lives and homes of those totally devastated by this hurricane season."
This Hurricane Relief benefit concert will be held on Friday 29th Sept at the The ARC in Forest Gate. Confirmed acts on board, so far, Noel Robinson, Jacy Mai, Emmanuel Smith-Tali, Anthony Hainsley, Ian Green, Chris Ambassador, Clif n Marie and J Vessel and The ARC worship team. Sir Rev Les Isaac from Ascension Trust also be in attendance to report on ReBuild in Appeal Barbuda the and bring deliver updates.
The benefit concert will have a £5 entry fee.
Tickets available at www.leveltickets.com
Family friendly night.
Caribbean Food will be sold on the night.
Donation for the cause will also be taken at the event.
The Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert details
Date: Friday 29th September 2017
Doors Open: 6.30pm show start 7.00pm
Venue: The ARC, 66a Sebert Road Forest Gate, London,E7 0NJ
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Buses: 330, 58, 25, 86, 325, 308 to Forest Gate
London Overground: Wanstead Park
TfL Rail: Forest Gate