Jarvis Cocker. Photograph: via flickr
Jarvis Cocker. Photograph: Jason Persse via flickr

Jarvis Cocker is the star attraction at a fundraising event for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) this month.

The Pulp frontman will be one of the celebrity DJs for a ticketed event on Saturday 27 February in the London Fields studio of British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare.

Other DJs include Jarvis’s former Pulp bandmate Candida Doyle, Corinne Drewery from Swing Out Sister and Bishi. There will also be acoustic performances from Sukie Smith and Sarah Gill from Madam, as well as Kitty Finer and Matty Barclay.

Deborah Rigby, an artist and part-time art teacher who has lived in Stoke Newington for more than 20 years, is organising the fundraising event as a response to the refugee crisis.

“I have been so saddened by the months of shocking images and news stories about the plight of people forced to flee their homes and country,” she said.

“The constant flow on TV of bombings and deaths all around the world today has shocked and horrified us all.”

“Friends have donated their time, as well as talents, to enable this wonderful evening and all proceeds will be going to the exceptional charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

Tickets for the 110-capacity event cost £125 each, but everyone who buys a ticket is guaranteed to win a prize, with 50 raffle winners set to receive original artworks by artists including Martino Gamper, Anne Hardy, Anish Kapoor, Goshka Macuga, Paul Noble, Elizabeth Price, Yinka Shonibare MBE, Bob & Roberta Smith, Georgina Starr, Gavin Turk and Gary Webb amongst others.

www.msf.org.uk/event/art-music-fundraising-event
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