Autism Awareness and Benefit Gig
with members of
and special eclectic guests
JUNE 23RD , 2011
Press Release date – Wednesday June 1, 2011
Steven Kilbey, Peter Koppes and Tim Powles announce UNIVERSE WITHIN, an Autism Awareness and Benefit Gig. This very special one-off performance, which sees the three taking the stage with an array of special guests, will be held at The Red Rattler in Marrickville on June 23, and will donate money raised to the not-for-profit organisation, Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect).
Autism spectrum disorders affect at least 1 in 160 people. Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that remains largely misunderstood by the community, despite its prevalence and far-reaching consequences. Early intervention and treatment of the disorder opens up the best opportunities for progress so that many people with Autism can lead productive lives.
Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) works in partnership with families and service providers, offering evidence-based interventions for individual needs, including early intervention services, assessments, workshops, volunteer support, and outreach programs. Aspect also offers services for adults with Autism spectrum disorders. All programs rely on community support and aim to maximise learning potential, participation, and independence by increasing capacity and confidence.
As well as musical performances, the UNIVERSE WITHIN Autism Awareness and Benefit Gig will also feature artworks and photographs for sale and/or auction and involvement from Aspect representatives. What’s more, we are told that “a special treat may be in store for some Church fans hampering to hear some songs from the Refo:mation” (Tim Powles).
There will be no door charge on the night. Instead, punters are asked to be generous and dig as deep as you can by leaving a completely tax deductable donation on entry of around $60.
(Tax deductible receipt can be issued)
For more information on Autism spectrum disorders, visit: http://www.autismspectrum.org.au/
or call the Autism Information Line on 1800 069 978 or 02 8977 8377.
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Autism Awareness and Benefit Gig
with members of the church
Steve Kilbey, Peter Koppes and Tim Powles (also appearing at this one-time only
as The Refo:mation)
and special guests (in no particular order) including
Phil Hall (Lime Spiders)
Craig Wilson (astreetlightsong)
Jak Housden (The Whitlams)
Thom Moore (Mercy Arms)
Ricky Maymi (Brian Jonestown Massacre)
Jimmy Hilbun (San Franciscan Lover)
Brendan Gallagher (karma county)
Suzi Connolly (Butterfly 9)
Russell Kilbey (songs from the Crystal Set)
Nick Kennedy (Kneivel)
Mark Moldre (Hitchcock’s Regret)
Intermission : showing of Russell Kilbey and Amy Scully’s award winning doco Rainman Goes to Rockwiz’
MC – Jamie Holt (The Camels)
Thursday June 23. Red Rattler. 6 Faversham Street, Marrickville.
Doors Open at 8pm
Entry via recommended $60 donation to Aspect being collected at the door.
Exclusive items for silent auction on the night.