Published on March 26th, 2012 | by Denny Armatrading0
This Is Love concert to raise funds for The Stephen Lawrence Centre
Wretch 32, Wiley, Bashy, Scorcher and several stars have lined up in support for BEFFTA This Is Love Concert raising much needed funds for The Stephen Lawrence Centre. The concert which is set to take place on 26th May 2012 at The Light House has major talented names to perform including Omar, Don E, Myco Chris, Dionne Reid, David O, Dego Ranks, Stedman Pearson(FIVE STAR), Ayanna, Aisling O’Reilly, May 7ven, J-SoL.
BEFFTA founder Pauline Long recently caught up with CEO of The Stephen Lawrence Centre Paul Anderson-Walsh who gave her a tour of the great centre, he said, “The Lawrence family wanted to give Stephen’s dream to others. The centre’s initial intention was to be an educational centre, Stephen wanted to become an architecture but he did not get the chance. We have now expanded it and included media centre, business centre, art gallery for exhibitions and more. The memory of Stephen Lawrence is being used to wedge open doors for other people, the centre is open for everyone. Thousands of people have benefited from the centre to date and we would like to continue to give the services to the community but with their help to keep it open for as many years as possible.”
The BEFFTA This is Love Concert is promoting anti-hate/anti-violence, love and peace in London’s special year of Olympics and encouraging communities to come together and spread love and peace. The concert intends to bring unity within different communities through music. BEFFTA This Is Love concert which has support from various media houses including The Afro News and Playvybz radio will be attended by a host of celebrities and high profile guest including Baroness Scotland, Paul Anderson-Walsh who is the CEO of the Stephen Lawrence Trust, Lee Jasper and many more.
Some of the personalities who have joined the campaign are performing artists, creative artists, sportsmen, politicians, nurses, policemen, students, children and people from all walks of lives, all races and all ages.
Junior West Ham footballer and Olympic torch bearer Henry Ochieng Said, “I’m happy to support the concert as it’s for a great cause”.
Top UK rapper Wretch 32 said: ” The concert is for a good cause, I would like to see you all down there”.
Celebrity hairdresser Verona White said; “The concert is going to be great, it’s all about spreading love and giving back”.
Supermodel and designer and the official face and ambassador for BEFFTA This Is Love said: “This is a fantastic cause to suport and I’m extremely happy to the ambassador and face of it. It’s all about spreading love”.
Bigbrother star Heaven Afrika said, “I’m inspired and I want to get fully involved in this wonderful initiative”.
Support The Stephen Lawrence centre and join us in the journey to help in keeping the centre open by attending the concert. The concert welcomes media houses, people of all ages and communities to come together for a good cause.
BUY TICKETS ONLINE IN ADVANCE FOR INDIVIDUALS AT £20, FOR GROUPS £15 http://befftathisislove.eventbrite.com/
TICKETS AT THE DOOR COST £28
Make donations directly to the Stephen Lawrence Trust at http://stephenlawrence.org.uk/
Watch BEFFTA TV CREW AT THE STEPHEN LAWRENCE CENTRE AND ‘BEFFTA THIS IS LOVE’ concert promo
BEFFTA THIS IS LOVE CONCERT IS ON 26th MAY RAISING FUNDS FOR THE STEPHEN LAWRENCE CENTRE
Top singer Omar is among performers to headline BEFFTA THIS IS LOVE concert
BEFFTA This Is Love concert is proud to have Vocalist, cellist, pianist and composer Ayanna on the line up
RnB singer Myco Chris will be performing at BEFFTA THIS IS LOVE concert on 26th May at The Lighthouse
Fabulous singer Don E joins the line for BEFFTA THIS IS LOVE concert on 26th May at The Lighthouse
Rising star David O will perform at the BEFFTA THIS IS LOVE concert on 26th May at The Lighthouse
The very talented soulful singer-songwriter Dionne Reid will be among the great performers at BEFFTA THIS IS LOVE concert on 26th May at the Lighthouse
The fabulous girl band Shiikane will be giving their best performance
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