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On 11th May 2017 we celebrated our five year anniversary with a very special gig at Bush Hall raising funds for the next generation of artists.

We sold out and smashed our fundraising target making over £12,000 after costs!

Our almost entirely female led line-up included MADAM, the RACHAEL COHEN QUARTET, and KOKOROKO. With a special guest performance from NITIN SAWHNEY.

You can find out more about them by checking out our BLOG.

There were some truly exceptional performances, a raffle, an unbelievably exciting live auction led by Eddie Latter and great vibes all night. 

We think John Fordham from The Guardian summed us up pretty well when he said:

“As a culture-bridging artist who addresses big issues with a light touch, Nitin Sawhney is a perfect fit for the Abram Wilson Foundation’s fifth-anniversary show. Wilson who died at the age of 38, energetically shared music’s liberating powers with everyone he could. This gig epitomises his openness.” 

We were lucky enough to have an amazing group of volunteers helping us out on the night and some very supportive press and radio peeps. We also had an excellent committee who helped to ensure that our Five Year Anniversary celebrations were something truly special.  Big shout outs and thanks to them:

Adam Wren – Investec
Anna Short – Act IV
Barbara Burke – Santander
Becky Wooton – National Theatre
Ben Lynch – Fountain Court
Chris Nott – Capital Law
Fred Bolza – Sony Music
Gilles Peterson – Brownswood Recording, Future Bubblers & the Steve Reid Foundation
Jo Luff – Strategic Consultant
Jonathan Arendt – Jazz FM
Laura Palmer – National Army Museum
Lucy Howkins – Atlantic Books
Ludwig Sels – Loeben & C17
Jez Nelson – Somethin Else
Neil Confrey – Confrey Solicitors
Nitin Sawhney – Musician, composer & producer
Raquel Carerras – Carerras International
Reuben James – Musician
Rob Faure-Walker – Academic
Sharan Jaswal – MyBnk
Steve Oatley – Soldiers Charity
Tom Frederikse – Clintons

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