15 MAY 2015 LONDON – Helping in every possible way is the way of serving Nepalese victims with much needed relief at this tragic moment, there is an proverb in English that if there is a will, there would be a way to contribute in many format.
Some art enthusiasts in London is organizing an art auction tomorrow on 16th May to support relief efforts for Nepal’s earthquake victims.
According to the news reports, Arts for Earthquake Nepal, an impromptu collective of Nepali artists based in London, is organizing an art event to raise funds for the earthquake victims in Nepal on May 16. The program will be held in October Gallery, London.
According to the collective, proceeds from the event will be donated to community-based organisations in Nepal, specifically those that are involved in helping the disaster-affected children continue with their education. Similarly, the group also plans to support the restoration of damaged heritage sites and other artefacts in the near future.
Nepali artists based in both Nepal and London will be exhibiting their works during the event. Artists Govinda Sah Azad, Subash Thebe, Manish Harijan, Sanyukta Shrestha, Milan Rai, Premila Van Ommen, Sarita Maharjan, Rupesh Dangol, Amelia Chabannes and Celia Washington will be participating in the fund-raising event. The works on display will be sold through a silent auction.
The event will also see live music performances by Namlo, Shreya Rai and Jerusha Rai—all London-based artists of Nepali origin. Namlo is a fusion act committed to promoting Nepali music in the global context. Shreya Rai is a singer-songwriter mostly popular for her cover versions of old Nepali folk songs, and Jerusha Rai is a singer-songwriter who has been experimenting with genres ranging from folk to electronic music.
Anyone residing in London, and have courage to collect some of the fine work of contemporary arts may visit the venue and show your support towards Nepalese society who are in desperate need of your contribution and word of love at this scary moment.