Afghan Connection is incredibly fortunate to have the support of Gareth Malone OBE, Sir Michael Parkinson CBE, Grayson Perry CBE, and Jay Rayner. On 28th February, they are coming together to entertain you and to fundraise to build Wereof School for 192 boys and girls in a remote district of Northern Afghanistan.
This special variety night will feature a discussion on art, identity and Afghan rugs with Grayson Perry, an interview with Sir Michael Parkinson on his career and love of cricket, and insights on dining nightmares with Jay Rayner, all hosted by Gareth Malone, who’ll be doing a couple of performances himself.
This is your chance to see some of our National Treasures up close and to transform lives for children who ask just one thing: to be given an education so that they can be the bright future of their beloved country.
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or text WESC18 £10 to 70070 (can be done multiple times)
A little more about our artists: Sir Michael Parkinson - The legend that is Sir Michael Parkinson CBE is a broadcaster, journalist and author. He turned to journalism as a young man after his ambition of becoming a professional cricketer was dashed, but his passion for the sport remains.
Grayson Perry - Grayson is an artist and a great chronicler of contemporary life. In 2003 he was awarded the Turner Prize. He uses the seductive qualities of ceramics and other art forms to make stealthy comments about society, its pleasures as well as its injustices and flaws and to tell the story of his alter ego, Claire.
Gareth Malone – Gareth has galvanised the British choral scene through his BBC TV series The Choir, which saw him take students who had never sung before to compete in the World Choir Games in China. With the Military Wives he undertook a highly emotional challenge, giving a voice to the loved ones left behind while troops were deployed to Afghanistan, resulting in a Christmas number one. Jay Rayner - Jay is an award-winning writer, journalist and broadcaster with a fine collection of floral shirts. He has written on everything from crime and politics, through cinema and theatre to the visual arts, but is best known as a restaurant critic for the Observer and as a judge on Masterchef.