Football Unites Racism Divides is launching an appeal to develop the Football Between Communities Project working with orphaned children in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This exciting African venture kicks off with 'From Sharrow to Soweto', a night of music and entertainment on Friday April 4 at Sheffield United’s Tunnel Bar on John Street.
Live music will be provided by Sheffield's own Sparras, Zimbabwe's Khula African Arts and Furdworld with a DJ set by Gondwanasound's 'World wide music adventures'. Sparras and Khula African Arts will each perform a set of their own material then join together with Furdworld to play a set of football related music including an update of Jorge Bens Brazillian funk classic “Umbabarauma” and the Furdworld anthem “Love Football” specially composed for the Anti-racist World Cup event held in Bologna last summer.
The night will also feature FURD exhibitions, photography and film shorts. The Arctic Monkeys, Richard Hawley and Reverend and The Makers have donated raffle prizes for the event.
The Sharrow to Soweto event is to raise money to pay for the transportation of balls, boots, kit and goalposts to DR Congo, where it is eagerly awaited. The Football Between Communities project is working on ways to bring young people and communities together to reduce tension and breakdown barriers through events and sporting activities, including football, dance, poetry, music and yoga. The event is supported by Sheffield Inclusive and Cosmopolitan Board, Sheffield United FC and Football Unites, Racism Divides.
Donations can be made to NatWest, Football Between Communities, Account 22280286.
Tickets for the event are £4 or £3 concessions and can be reserved by ringing Football Unites on 0114 2553156. For more information about the event, contact Moony Wainwright on 07905 243 614. More information about Football Between Communities can be seen by following the links below.