Youth for Refugees concert

Bellingen's talented young musicians, whom many of you will know from performances with the Bellingen Youth Orchestra, appearances with David Helfgott, solos at the recent James Morrison concert at Bellingen High School and multiple performances at the Camp Creative Celebrity Concerts are stepping up to raise money for recently settled families in our region.

With support from the Bellingen Youth Hub, the Bellingen Golf Club, Purple Carrot and Mums and Dads, this gig is hosted in the spirit of 'it takes a village', which is what Bello does best.

The line-up will include emerging musicians Rosie Stephen, Finn Lawson-John and Bill Hart, who featured prominently with solo jazz performances at the recent concert alongside James Morrison.

The afternoon will feature performances of original compositions and creative arrangements with various ensembles, the clarion tones of Rosie and Finn duo, the sultry sounds of singer-songwriter Gemma McAulay, the superb Bellingen High School String Quartet and a joyful appearance by the local Gumbaynggirr Choir, Gungunbuwala.

There will be special guest appearances throughout and the MC is our own young eco warrior Stella Rees.

We'll be raffling a beautiful original print by local artist and uni student, Holly Mae, who recently exhibited, with an exquisite bird illustration, a voucher from Purple Carrot and more original art prizes. A lucky door prize will be drawn for early ticket holders.

Funds raised will support education and employment programs being run by refugee support groups in our region, such as home reading program and pathways to employment by grassroots charities who help families directly.

Youth for Refugees will be held on the afternoon of Sunday June 2, from 2pm until 5pm at the Bellingen Golf Club. Tickets $20 with cabaret style table seating and afternoon tea provided. Primary age children free, must be accompanied by an adult.

We do anticipate a sell-out concert, so please don't miss out, grab your tickets from The Youth Hub or The Golf Club.

For further information contact Fi 0429 033814