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STOMP play at Anno’s Africa!

On Friday 13th January 2017 a small group of Stompers reported to the Tabernacle in Notting Hill. Why? Because STOMP play at Anno’s Africa Charity fundraiser to help raise money for a good cause. Other acts on the night included, Cimera Circus (a wonderful North Welsh circus), Willow Robinson, Mandela and The Rotten Hill Gang.

What is Anno’s Africa?

Anno’s Africa are a small UK based Charity set up by Bee Gilbert. Their aim is to provide underprivileged children in the sub Saharan region of Africa with opportunities that are beyond their normal aspirations. The programme centres around alternative arts education provided to over 1,700 children across Africa. This includes classes in Art, Creative Writing, Dance (including Ballet), Drama, Music and Circus Skills.

How it all went down

Hosted by Sara Pascoe, STOMP got the night off to an energetic and powerful start as we smacked out 2 excerpts from our theatre show. First up we did some Hands and Feet and from there we went straight into a short poles routine. The audience loved it and this set the stage for the musical performances that followed. Highlights for me were a set by Mandela who works for the the charity in Africa, and of course the Rotten Hill Gang.

How is money being raised?

The main reason for the event was to launch the Anno’s Africa Charity Art Raffle. Over 70 starts of TV, Film and Music have created unique postcard sized artworks. These pieces are being raffled blind to help build an arts Centre in Kibere and fun their 2017 Arts Program. Celebrities that have donated their artistic pieces to the raffle include Daniel Craig, Benedict Cumberbatch, Felicity Jones and Joanna Lumley.

The Raffle is on until February 22nd 2017. Please go and check out full details via the link and donate if you can. Its a lovely charity and we were more than happy to help out. Thank you for having us and good luck!!!

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