SOUND & VISION RETURNS TO ABBEY ROAD FOR SU2C
LONDON, November 2016: Sound & Vision, an epic night of art and music, returns to Abbey Road Studios this month to raise money for Stand Up To Cancer which brings new treatments to UK patients sooner. Offering art and music enthusiasts the chance to bid on a range of rare collectable items, prizes up for grabs include an exclusive David Bowie package and a signed Damien Hirst guitar.
David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust by Ed Chapman
Damien Hirst 'Butterfly' guitar, signed by Hirst
The auction is part of a special '70s-themed event being hosted at Abbey Road on Thursday 17 November, with SongLink publisher David Stark among the committee members. Guests attending will be treated to unforgettable night of entertainment and fundraising, with live performances from a host of acts including pop star Anastacia & disco legends The Real Thing and Odyssey.
A select number of auction items are open to public bids ahead of the event. Anyone interested in snapping up one of the sought-after items can visit the auction link below. Bidding closes at midday on Wednesday 16 November.
Artist Ed Chapman said: "I'm so proud to be involved in Sound & Vision, raising money for Stand Up To Cancer's incredibly vital work that gets new and better treatments to patients sooner. This project has been an exceptionally exciting one for me; to create a portrait of David Bowie in his iconic Ziggy Stardust persona has been an honour. I am delighted with the effect records and CDs can create. I hope this goes to a happy home and raises lots of money."
American singer-songwriter Anastacia said: "After beating breast cancer twice, I'm really passionate to do as much as I can to raise money for research that will save lives. I'm honoured to be a part of Sound & Vision and I can't wait to entertain and bring people together to raise money for Stand Up To Cancer."
David Stark commented, "A lot of people have been working very hard for the past few months to ensure that this will be a spectacular night of fund raising for a most deserving cause. The music world has seen too many stars & others succumbing to cancer in the past year, most notably David Bowie and songwriter Rod Temperton, so it's important to keep raising awareness that funds like SU2C are having a massive and positive effect in helping thousands to confront the disease in all its forms."
Stand Up To Cancer is a joint national fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4. Launched in the UK in 2012, more than £38 million has been raised in the UK, supporting more than 30 clinical trials and projects.
To join the rebellion against cancer, visit these links:
Sound & Vision Auction
Stand Up to Cancer
Stand Up to Cancer - Facebook
Stand Up to Cancer - Twitter