Concert for Kharkiv Children with the actors Bill Nighy and Chiwetel Ejiofor raises over £7,000.00!
Updated: Oct 11, 2022
I am delighted to announce that our Fundraising Concert for Kharkiv Children at The Other Palace in London, where Ukrainian & British musicians joined the legendary British actors Bill Nighy and Chiwetel Ejiofor raised over £7,000.00!
On the 30th September, a most incredible concert took place at the 100-seat Studio at The Other Palace. Ukrainian & British musicians were joined by the legendary British actors Bill Nighy and Chiwetel Ejiofor, to raise funds for the children of Kharkiv and its regions.
Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city, positioned only 25 miles from the Russian border, has been targeted almost daily with missile attacks, disturbing its citizens, and ruining the infrastructure. Many civilians have been injured (and some, sadly, killed). There has hardly been a single day since the start of the war (24 February 2022) without the city being bombarded. Kharkiv region includes Izyum, which was so much in the news recently, where 400 graves of people, who had been tortured before they were killed, were discovered.
The audience experienced a wide range of emotions, from the deep poetry of Pablo Neruda, recited by the BAFTA Award winning actor, director and writer Chiwetel Ejiofor, who is also the Official Patron of the ‘Support Kharkiv Foundation’, to the humorous poem ‘My Valentine’ by John Fuller, recited by the multi-award-winning actor of both stage & screen, Bill Nighy, whose expansive career now spans fifty years. Both actors delivered powerful readings.