On Saturday December 21st at 7.30pm, a host of renowned artists will come together at The Model in order to raise much needed funds for the victims of the typhoon disaster in the Philippines. The humanitarian situation there has reached unprecedented levels where currently 10 million people are in dire need of assistance.
The benefit event, which has been put together by writer Dermot Healy and musician Padraig Meehan and is being facilitated by The Model will feature a line up of celebrated writers, musicians and visual artists who have rallied together to do what they can to help what is a desperate situation. The evening will begin at 7.30pm with an auction of a select number of art works which have been donated by Sean McSweeney, Sheila McSweeney, Liz Caffrey, Nick Miller, Michael Wann, Dermot Delargy, Con Lynch, Vivienne Murray, Danny McGeever and Noel Kilgannon with more to be confirmed. The work will be on view in The Model from Thursday December 19th and again from 7pm on the evening and will be auctioned on the night from 7.30pm.
There will be a mix of spoken word and music throughout the night from 8pm onward. Confirmed poets and writers include Pat McCabe, Dermot Healy, Eoin McNamee, Anne Joyce, Michael Harding, Carlo Gebler, Mary Branley and Tom Morgan. Music on the night will be provided by Donal Lunny, John Carty & friends, EBS featuring Perry Blake and The Electric Sibin. Tickets are €15 and all proceeds go towards the Red Cross and their efforts in helping out the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. The Red Cross were one of the first charities on site in the affected areas of the Philippines and have been working relentlessly to provide life saving services to the most vulnerable people in the Philippines. They currently have 400 staff and 2000 volunteers based in the Philippines carrying out emergency response operations in 25 locations around the country.
For tickets and information: www.themodel.ie / 071 - 914 1405