We are individuals from Turkey who work in the UK, across the culture and arts sector, and are all deeply shocked and saddened by the devastating earthquake that occurred in our native country Turkey and our neighbours Syria, on 6 February 2023.
We are united by our grief and anguish.
In addition to our personal efforts to support the immediate response, we have also come together as a group to share a common voice. Together we will seek to sustain awareness here in the UK and raise vital funds for long-term relief amongst those who have been impacted by the earthquake.
We are in the process of planning a concert in central London to raise funds and awareness for the ongoing recovery efforts. Our mission is to offer a helping hand to those in need and to show that we stand in solidarity with them.
We will partner with reputable and transparent charity organisations working in the affected areas to ensure that your contributions make a direct impact.
Stay informed and be a part of this effort. Sign up for here to receive updates on the concert, including the date and venue. If you would like to contribute to the event in any way, please reach out to us. Let’s come together to make a positive impact and show the world that we stand united in support of those in need.
Let’s come together to make a positive impact and show the world that we stand united in support of those in need.
Batu Akyol (Turquazz Culture)
Bengi Ünsal (ICA)
Leyla Nazli (Arcola Theatre)
Memet Ali Alabora (Istanbul Elsewhere)
Mehmet Ergen (Arcola Theatre)
Pelin Başaran (Battersea Arts Centre)
Pelin Opcin (Serious)
Philip Arditti (Mena Arts UK)
Rafi Gokay Wol (HarrisonParrott)
Tan Morgül (Istanbul Elsewhere)
Umut Kurç (Battersea Arts Centre)