Hounslow to host benefit gigs for Pakistan flood victims
11:25am Friday 13th August 2010 in Where I Live
Two benefit gigs in aid of the victims of the Pakistan floods are to be held in Hounslow next week.
The fundraising concerts take place on Thursday and Saturday at the Paul Robeson Theatre in Hounslow's Treaty Centre.
Former Stone Roses guitarist Aziz Ibrahim will take to the stage with new band Aziz on the Thursday.
Organised by Soundbar Entertainment and Oxfam, the gigs will also feature folk pop singer Roxanne Emery, Romani Roots singer Kerieva, soul singer Sanchita Farruque, folk rock band Ay Ducane and Asha J and the White Stripes of Bombay, among others.
Thursday's concert will begin at 3.30pm with Saturday's gig at 1pm.
No alcohol will be on sale and Pakistani food and snacks will be available.
Tickets for the family events cost £10 on the door or £8 in advance from soundbarentertainment.com.
At least 1,600 people have died and many more are missing in the floods which hit Pakistan two weeks ago.
The United Nations launched a fresh $459m appeal on Wednesday to help 14m people affected by the deluge.
Oxfam has described the floods as a "mega disaster" which require a "mega response". It says that so far that has not been forthcoming.
Donate to Oxfam's flood victim appeal at oxfam.org.uk.