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Advent concert to support arts charity's "life-changing" work

Advent concert to support arts charity's

Wednesday 01 December 2021

Advent concert to support arts charity's "life-changing" work


A local charity dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence, trafficking and abuse recover through the arts is kicking off advent with a variety show to raise money to continue its "life-changing" work.

Tomorrow's 'Music and Words for Advent' event at St. Helier Methodist Centre will see local groups, including the Amity Singers, bring music ranging from Silent Night to Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, as well as a performance from Bououns Bassoon.

Meanwhile, the charity's Creative Director Cathy Sara will be performing dramatic poems and readings alongside Rev Jonny Scott, who is now the Rector of St. Martin.

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Pictured: The concert will feature music from both the Amity Singers and Bououns Bassoon.

Local pianist Grace Garnier will also be joining in.

Kairos offers therapeutic creative workshops for people recovering from trauma, domestic violence, trafficking and abuse, and those living with dementia and young people with mental health concerns.

Choir Director Libby Farnon said: "With Cathy Sara's help, support and expertise, this is our third annual Kairos Christmas concert and one we have really being looking forward to. The work done by this charity is amazing and life-changing!"

Ms Sara added: "We're planning a lovely gentle start to the Advent season.

"It's been a few years since Jonny Scott and I performed together, playing Mother and Son for an Audio Drama recorded in London in 2015!

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Pictured: Creative Director Cathy Sara will be performing dramatic poems and readings alongside Rev Jonny Scott.

She continued: "For the evening, we're both really excited to be sharing traditional and modern readings, a Laurie Lee Poem and a range of readings from the profound to the hilarious!

"We're so grateful to the artists who are giving up their time to support us and we're thrilled to be also joined by Bououns Bassoon, a bassoon group led by Sarah Le Feuvre who will be playing for us at the beginning and end to welcome and see out our guests."

Attendees will also have the opportunity to purchase a selection of artisanal products made by creative women from India, who Kairos Arts is supporting on their journey towards recovering from abuse and time in the sex trade.

Tickets will be available on the door for £15, with doors opening at 19:00.

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