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Creative Night of Music, Magic & Art in support of Dig Deep Charity

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L’Ulivo Restaurant

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Please join us for a wonderful night of live music, magic and beautiful art. There will be a chance to win attractive raffle prizes too. This event is organized in support of Dig Deep Charity and a group of volunteers who will be climbing Mt Kilimanjaro this September in order to raise funds and awareness for this wonderful charity. More information here: https://www.digdeep.org.uk/

This event is also organized in collaboration with Art Café London, which is a creative project focusing on exhibiting and promoting artists around London. More information about Art Café can be found here www.artcafelondon.com


Art Café London has very generously donated an artwork by Juan Zorrilla as a part of the raffle, which will take place during the event. Juan Zorrilla was born in Tenerife. He created a new painting technique called Bañorrelieve. His early works show the transition from abstraction to figurative or realistic painting in which we can observe his concerns about human behaviour. Along with painting, he takes an interest in other ways of visual communication such as photography, comic and video experimentation. His work has been exhibited in Tenerife, Madrid, Barcelona, London and Edinburgh, the city where he lives since 2006.

All the funds collected during this event will be donated towards Dig Deep Charity. Dig Deep works to provide schools and communities with access to water and sanitation in rural Kenya. Unlike us in the UK, the people that Dig Deep works with can’t just go over to a tap in their house and get a fresh glass of clean water. Around the whole world, there are approximately 800 million people that live without access to any clean water.


Dig Deep works in partnership with communities to bring lasting change, building rainwater harvesting systems and latrines; working to ensure that the water supplies are maintained for future generations; and training students, teachers and community leaders in hygiene and sanitation, enabling people to break the cycle of poverty and transform their own lives.


Clean drinking water, proper toilets and good hygiene are essential, and yet in rural Kenya, too many children and communities lack these services. They have to walk long distances to collect water; children are getting sick from unclean water and poor hygiene and girls are dropping out of school because of the difficulty of not having private toilets. The charity works in long-term partnership with local government, schools and communities to build bespoke solutions to the challenges that they face, and ensure lasting change. They do this in three ways:


Taps: They build infrastructure that will provide a school or community with reliable, clean water (normally by installing a rainwater harvesting system). They use locally available materials, training up local artisans and community groups to ensure that the equipment can be managed and maintained in the long term. The clean water improves health; saves time that was previously used for collecting water and positively impacts school attendance and attainment.


Toilets: They build latrines in schools, providing children with a safe, hygienic and private space in which to go to the toilet. While this sounds simple, it has a huge impact on children’s health and school attendance, particularly for teenage girls.


Training: They train teachers and community health workers in health and hygiene, ensuring that communities understand how diseases spread and what they need to do to keep themselves and their families healthy. They also run menstrual hygiene training, breaking down stigma, correcting misinformation and giving girls the tools and insight they need to continue their education and role in the community when menstruating.

Monitoring: Setting up these interventions isn't enough. They need to make sure that they continue working and are as effective as possible. They partner with each community for 5 years, regularly visiting and providing additional support if needed until a community feels confident that they can maintain the infrastructure and be learning long term.
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