The Abbey Fundraising Events to Celebrate Refugee Week

Begins 19 Jun 2018 06:00 PM - Ends 19 Jun 2018 09:30 PM

Join The Abbey community for an exciting evening of songs and sharing to help celebrate Refugee Week and to raise funds for OKSA (Oxford Kurdish & Syrian Association) and The Red Cross.

Refreshments and light snacks will be available for a donation.

Tickets Suggested Donation £15


John Elo, trustee and a key founder for OKSA will be talking to us about the work he does helping people settle and connect with local communities in and around Oxford.

Find our more about The Oxford Kurdish and Syrian Association on Facebook

Open Hearted Singers

Led by Natural Voice Practitioner, Emily Marshall, The Abbey’s new choir will be debuting their voices at this special event. Singing cross-cultural songs in harmonious A Capella.

Heidi Kilpeläinen Performing ‘Tango Therapy’

Heidi will be performing ‘Tango Therapy’ and discussing the making of her film that documents her journey through Finland while performing ‘Tango Therapy’ in Refugee centres and war invalids homes, across the country.

She describes ‘Tango Therapy’ as:

“A performance in which I sing to one person at a time sitting opposite each other, anyone from the audience is welcome to take part. The performance is without amplification and is therefore intimate, consisting mainly of Finnish Tango songs. Human presence and eye contact is important in this piece, understanding of Finnish language is not important, it is the melody and the sentiment that communicate beyond the boundaries of language.”

Tango Therapy Project is funded by KONE.
#tangotherapy #melodycrossesboundaries

Musician Adnan Mustafa

A tailor by profession, Adnan will be playing an instrument called (tembûr  or saz).