South London gig for refugees

Written by on March 30, 2016 in Music, What's On - Comments Off on South London gig for refugees

Platypus of Doom logo A South London music night will this month raise money for refugees struggling in the embattled camps of northern France.

Platypus of Doom and Dulwich2Dunkirk will host it on 16 April at the Montague Arms in New Cross from 7pm to 1am. Tickets will be £4 on the door.

Headlining the event are Atomic Suplex: “Screeching guitars, brain-drilling bass, pounding drums and a half ton of feedback from an awesome garage punk outfit – Sonics meet Guitar Wolf!”

Support will come from post punks and creators of the Platypus of Doom night, … and other nihilists; country lovers Grevious Angels; the solo synth of VideoBlue; and rhythmic reggae with Souls Captive.

Platypus of Doom and Dulwich2Dunkirk first came together in January for a fundraiser for the collective of non-league football fans taking vital supplies to the camps.

Dulwich2Dunkirk was started by a group of Dulwich Hamlet supporters and has now been joined by South London-based St Pauli London (Zeitgeist pub Kennington);

Founding member, Nisha Damji said: “The January gig was really successful and raised almost £300 which we used to buy food for people struggling to survive in makeshift camps in northern France.

“The support we have received from the local community has been absolutely fantastic. We’re really pleased that Platypus of Doom and Other Nihilists are supporting the cause again and are very much looking forward to the gig.”

The money raised will go directly towards collecting, buying and taking supplies directly to local volunteers now almost permanently based in the camp, feeding, clothing and providing as much comfort as possible to the children, families, men and women living there.

For more information on their work, visit their blog and check out the video.

You can also donate directly: Food & supplies 4 Dunkirk refugees.

… and other nihilists perform at the January fund-raiser

… and other nihilists perform at the January fund-raiser

About the Author

Alan Slingsby moved to Brixton just as the 1981 uprising began. His nearest pub was the Effra and nearest off licence the Frontline — long gone in an earlier wave of closures of treasured community establishments. He works out of an office in St Matthews and before that the Bon Marché. Has edited newspapers for the National Union of Students and National Union of Teachers. Now makes a living designing magazines and books and anything else people will pay him for.

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