You can support RCK and the ongoing crisis by organising GIGS, AUCTIONS, EXHIBITIONS, COMEDY, FILM SHOWINGS, CABARET, POP-UPs, CAKE STALLS, CLOTHES SALES in your own communities.
4th February Rock4Refugees the Rave Takeover in Guildford
18th January The Amazing Devil LIVE! in London
29th December Shipwrecked! in Banbury
19th December Christmas Family Disco – Refugee Community Kitchen Benefit in Penryn, Cornwall
18th December Winter Fundraiser for RCK in Edinburgh
17th December Dakota Pipeline & Refugee Fundraiser in Brighton
10th December Songlines Choir Festive Feast & Gig in London
8th December Misplaced Children, a fundraiser for refugees in London
7th December Live Wire Launch Party in London
24th November The Scientist The Untouchable show in London
21st November ART AND CRAFT AUCTION in London
19th November MN / Loose Lips / Philanthropy Collective: Live Stream Fundraiser online
19th November The Good, the Bad and the Ugly presents Mach One and MC Ribbz in Exeter
11th November Boudica Boogaloo Benefit, The Globe at Hay, Hay-on-Wye
30th October RCK Fundraiser in Edinburgh
22nd October Country Club, Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
15th October Wild Chocolate Club London Fundraiser Conscious Clubbing Experience in London
15th October Autumn Banquet, Olden Community Garden in London
14th October Gala Benefica in Spain
30th Sept 8am-8pm Taxi to Calais, opp Cash & Carry, Golborne Road, London W11. Bring your food donations (large amounts of one thing) to the taxi for transportation to RCK.
23rd Sept 6.30-9pm The Fruit Hunters Film & Fruit Auction in Liverpool.
18th Sept REFUGEE COMMUNITY KITCHEN FUNDRAISER in Bristol.
16th Sept CURRY & QUIZ 4 CALAIS in London.
13th August 2pm-midnight The Brixton All-Day Charity Event (Loose Lips x Resonate x Philanthropy), Pop Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Road, London SW9 8PQ. Join us for a wonderful day of community, creativity & diversity, all in aid of the Refugee Community Kitchen in Calais. Donations are much appreciated and a portion of Pop Brixton’s bar intake will be donated as well. The New Zealand cellar are also taking part. When the charity name is quoted during a purchase, 20% of the sale will go to Refugee Community Kitchen. MUSIC (Hip Hop/Funk/Electro): Dexorcist aka Si Brown (funk/electro/bass), AJMW (live sp-404 set), Miss Mounment (breaks), A Broken Camarilla, Moocha (jungle/bass), Dotz (live hip hop), Broke Records Label Showcase, Dan Oddysee (live hip hop), SWMS (live hip hop), MC Brown (live hip hop), Inperspective Records Showcase, Efé (poet/spoken word), Soul Purpose (AyiTe / O.J.Hooding) (live hip hop), Indestructable Sound Oddysey (funk, dub, ska). Hosted by DJ Kenny Mulligan and Thatboytim , playing a vast spectrum of everything past and future, Unklefunk/Sebatronic (funk/soul/hip hop), Loose Lips Residents (funk/soul/disco). ART EXHIBITIONS / LIVE INSTALLATIONS: Mia Johnson (exhibition), JulioCesartist8 (live painting), Abby Jackson, Suzan Orge Borovas (exhibition), Katy Binks (live painting), Alex Strangius (VJ). CLOTHES STALLS: YT’s HBK stall, Mojo Kojo, Embodied Apparel, Bowl Cut Garms. RECORD STALLS: Container Records, Row G Records, Elements Bound, Broke Records, Inperspective Records, Darkfloor Sound
Sunday 5th June 1.30-6pm Breaking Borders 2 Grand Auction & Sale of Work, Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub, 53-55 Hoe Street, Walthamstow E17 4SA.
Friday 3rd June 11pm-2am £8 Copperdollar Club night raising money for Refugee Community Kitchen Spiegeltent, Old Steine, Brighton BN1. A night of debauchery at the hands of Kat Lil and a rabble of skellies. Immerse yourself in the land of the carnival. Dance with the dead, with resident DJ Marc Stylus spinning everything you need to get your bones rattling, jumping, shaking and bumping. Copperdollar are giving all profits to Refugee Community Kitchen and will be raising money on the night – ‘We have seen tens of thousands of people forced to leave their homes and risking theirs and their families lives to find refuge with us in the West. As a result, we are pulling together our skills and those of our resourceful friends, and anyone else drawn to help, to set up a communal kitchen in the Calais refugee camps and other similar camps in Europe.’ Please come join us for this great cause and to end the Brighton Fringe Festival in style. Tickets available here.
19th May 7-9.30pm £10-20 Comedy for Calais Albert House, 1-4 Singer Street, London EC2A 4BQ. Join us for an evening of comedy to raise money for the refugees in the camps in Calais and Dunkirk. We’ve got an amazing line up of funny people to entertain you. In addition to the LOLs there will be a raffle with some actually quite good prizes that you will want to win. Line up: Mae Martin /Suzi Ruffell /Jack Barry & more acts to be announced…
14th May 1-5pm £4 incl wool Charity Crafternoon, Orford House Social Club, London E17 9QR. Join us and the legendary knitwear designer Debbie Bliss for a fun filled afternoon in aid of Refugee Community Kitchen! Held in the beautiful Orford House social Club in Walthamstow Village we’ll be raising money for this great charity and also knitting squares for much needed bedding! Though don’t worry if you can’t knit as we have an army of tutors on hand to show you how but…it’s not all about the knit, we also have a crafty tombola where you can win some amazing hand made prizes, a tea and cake bar, a fully licensed bar, live music (thanks to the Stowicks!) and also a kid’s beat box workshop! It’s all about raising funds and awareness for this terrible humanitarian crisis. So even if you can’t make it on the day please donate what ever you can, every little bit helps! Please purchase tickets prior to event as limited tickets will be available on the door: Buy HERE! P.S. If you’d like to organise your own Charity Crafternoon on the 14th for RCK get in touch as we’d love to link up and make it global!!
7th May 8pm-late £5/6 ✮ Jinx In Dub feat. Parly B ✮ Dohnut (live) ✮ Captain Hotknives ✮ DJ Clumsy ✮ Refugee Kitchen Benefit, The 1 in 12 Club Bradford 21-23 Albion St, Bradford, BD1 2LY Summer is coming. I hope you’re all ready for the fields denizens of the north. Before the drop, we’ve got a last round of indoors festival vibe cultivation for you – bringing some of our favourite faces to bear in aid of Refugee Community Kitchen who have been holding it down over this winter in Calais. Setting the format in unity, we will have live music onstage through the revitalised for 2016 1in12 club PA with absolutely stormin’ soundsystem sets juxtaposing this played on a heavyweight rig courtesy of Gashcollective/GSS on the other side of the room. ✮ Jinx In Dub – hosted by Parly B ✮ DJ/producer Joss Jinx, is widely regarded as the one of the UK’s top rankin Dubwise breaks producers. Long-standing bass contributor Jinx In Dub has shown creative versatility since emerging in the mid noughties. A consumate Breakbeat, Jungle and Dub producer, his consistent bounce-power and bass prowess have been smashing up clubs and major festivals in the UK and abroad. ✮ Dohnut ✮ Punk Rave Disco FAM. These North Yorkshire partyheads are bringing their zefdiscomachinations over the pennines and out to play. Pyar field vibes afoot. ✮ Captain Hotknives ✮ The bucanneer king of five lane ends and the lord appointed of the Aire valley. Life’s myriad of conundurms solved within. Upcoming single ‘Finding Effective Compromise’ dropping soon on Fiver Deal Records.✮ DJ Clumsy ✮ Of the order: jungle-breaks-dubwise-dancehall. Of the Preston Madhatters family, bringing some tasty basslines to a soundsystem he knows well enough to give the cones’ xmax a workout and your heads a lovely wobble in just the right way.
28th April 11am-5pm, Fundraiser for Refugee Community Kitchen, Bower Ashton UWE, Kennel Lodge Rd, Bristol BS3 2JT. MINI MARKET, MUSIC, RAFFEL, LIVE ART/GRAFF & MUCH MORE.. IN AID OF THE REFUGEE CRISIS!!!! ALL MONEY RAISED TO GO TOWARDS REFUGEE COMMUNITY KITHCHEN IN DUNKIRK – Stalls & Prizes from DON MAJORS, SIKA studios , ESM Clothing Co,RudeCat Clothing, True Soldier BRIZ-TEK Tom Deams Jess Tkls Wonder Fields & Many more tbc 🙂
23rd April 11am-3pm. Pies for Calais – Dover Community Event, Market Square, Dover. We are going to make delicious homemade pies and ask you to bring some or come along to sample them, whilst raising money to send food to the Refugee Community Kitchen in Calais. Please deliver RCK foods from their list to the Market Square as we have a car going over to deliver goods on the same day. We’ll have music and we’re giving away balloons and badges and we have a facepainter free for the kids, so bring them along! We’re also going to have a pie-eating contest, so come on down!
16th April 7.30pm-2.30am, Free. Fundraiser for Refugee Community Kitchen, Albion Kids Show Depot, London E9 5JH. Come and join us at the Albion Kids Show Depot for a one off night of bands, DJ’s and visuals. Free entry — although all donations are welcome — to go to the Refugee Community Kitchen. Food and drink will be available for donations, as will a raffle with top prizes! Music from Play/Shkembe Soup/The Underclouds and a live Dub/Funk AV set with Seb Marx. Special guests and more.
26th March 8pm-late £5 Refugee Community Kitchen/Refugee Rights on the Road Fundraiser, Reel Rebels Music Studios, 7A Bouverie Mews, London N16 0AE. Come join us, raise the rebel roof and raise some cash… 8.30pm: Auction hosted by the gorgeous Polly Cupcake! We’ve got a few beautiful places to stay abroad and UK, Motor bike MOT, handcrafted silver jewellery, Buttress and Snatch underwear and good quality art. Bidding will start super low! 10pm: Live Music – Banjolele Death Blues / The Dead Plants / The Phony King of England. DJs – Toxictonix / Miss Pink / Steph Squeeze / Rach Speakeasy. Also, tasty veggie food, delicious cakes, cocktails and cheap as chips bar. Don’t forget the Rebelicious Raffle with some fantastic prizes
21st March Reel Rebels Refugee Auction Aid Tattoos, massages, motorcycle MOTs, knickers, jewellery, Bestival tickets….place your bids.
Sunday 13th March 11am-5pm: Soup for Syria Fundraiser, Much Ado Books, Alfriston, Sussex. Tickets available here or just turn up on the day (recommended donation £10). Inspired by the fund-raising cookbook Soup for Syria, we’re holding a soup lunch to support the Refugee Community Kitchen. Stop by to savour some gorgeous soup – choose between Thai Coconut with Mushrooms, or Indian Lentil Soup. We’ll also offer tasty bread from Judges Bakery in Hastings, and you can round off your meal with some cake made by Cate Olson. It all adds up to a memorably delicious meal!
12th March 5.30pm, Breaking Borders, New River Studios, 199 Eade Road, London N4 1DN Fundraising exhibition and auction in aid of the Refugee Community Kitchen in Calais. An eclectic group of new and established artists come together in this exciting show to explore themes of war, displacement, refuge, exile and borders.
Artists include Ashley Cook, Marenka Gabelar, Amy Corcoran, Barnie Emma, Pablo Fiasco, Claire Forsyth, Robert McSpadyen, Mark McGowan (The Artist Taxi Driver), Will Vibes, Marc Jennings, Alistair Gow, Another Earthling, Cred Roy, Carmen and Luisa, Kirsty Kemp, Filmon Belay, Eleanor Demsky, Lorraine Huddle, Luke Hekate and Seán Orr. More to be announced.
Until 6th March 2016. Online auction.
5th March 7-11pm Refugee Community Kitchen Calais Benefit Gig, Highway Church, Penryn, Cornwall TR10 8DA
28th February 12.30-4pm Put Some Love in a Bowl. Family fundraiser for Refugee Community Kitchen at Maxilla Social Club, London. £3 per child, £4 per adult, ONLY £10 for the while family! With live performances – Nostalgia steel band – home-made food – family disco featuring Sam (Zero 7) and DJ Crispin Dior – Kiddibop – creative zone – crazy good auction – massage – solidarity patchwork quilt – manga portrait drawing – vintage and designer clothes sale – face painting – messages of love and support station. This event is about sharing love and support through food, music and creativity.
27th February 11am Big Feast Refugee Fundraiser!, St Michaels Church Hall, Northcote Road, London E17 6PQ
18th February 8pm-1am Wake Up!, Passing Clouds, London
12-13th February Funk the Borders.. valentines allnighter….Bass6, BeatFox, Jerome Hill, Kingpin, Pyratrix Circus + many more!!, The Laundry 2-18 Warburton Road London E8 3FN
7th February, Famous Times Live, Chats Palace, 42-44 Brooksbys Walk, London E9 6DF. We’re delighted to welcome multi-award winning British singer/songwriter, Beth Orton to Chats Palace for this very special fundraising gig. Combining the passionate beauty of the acoustic folk tradition with the electronic beats of trip-hop Orton’s music creates a fresh, distinct fusion of roots and rhythm. Supporting her acoustic set will be Foghorn Leghorn, North London’spremier Bluegrass band and country/Americana outfit, The Jolenes, with additional delicious harmonies from FTL’s resident girl group The Blinding Larks and poet Fran Isherwood.
29th January Drop Beats not Bombs, 51 Stokes Croft, Bristol. £3