Afghan Connection is incredibly fortunate to have the support of Gareth Malone OBE, Grayson Perry CBE, Jay Rayner and Rachel Tucker. On 24 September, they are coming together to entertain you and to fundraise to build future schools in Northern Afghanistan.
This special variety night will feature a discussion on art, identity and Afghan rugs with Grayson Perry, insights on dining nightmares with Jay Rayner, songs by Rachel Tucker and 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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A little more about our artists:
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.
Jay Rayner - Jays 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.
Rachel Tucker - Actress and singer, Rachel has starred in musicals Wicked and The Last Ship, both on Broadway and in the West End. She has performed in plays including Alan Ayckbourn's Communicating Doors, and has released 3 albums.
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.