Playing on the Abbey stage at 7pm on Sunday 10th April, the event will raise money for a number of charities working with victims of forced migration worldwide.
Hosted by Panti Bliss, SOLIDARITY will feature musical performances from Camille O'Sullivan, Kila and Maria Doyle Kennedy, readings from playwright Mark O’Halloran, author Sinead Gleeson, performance artist Amanda Coogan and actor Stephen Rea, with more performers to be announced in the coming weeks.
The performances will include a mix of both Ukrainian and Irish literature and song, and will include a special presentation from Ireland Helps Ukraine.
Dublin gallery, Hang Tough, will be unveiling a special limited edition artwork to purchase on the night.
Says co-organiser, Janet Moran: "Like so many who were horrified by recent events and like so many looking for a way to do something useful, I thought that perhaps as an Irish actor and writer, the thing I could do would be to gather artists to do a fundraiser where we might show solidarity with the people of Ukraine, the artists of Ukraine and also raise funds for charities working on relief efforts.
Everyone I asked was generous with their time and anxious to help make an event happen that would show support for the Ukrainian people and showcase Ukrainian culture. From there, we all used our contacts to invite performers to take part. The Abbey have been extraordinary. They have supported us wholeheartedly and given our National Theatre and its resources to this effort. Slava Ukraini!"
100% of the box-office will be donated to the Irish Refugee Council, Doras and Irish Emergency Alliance.
Tickets for SOLIDARITY are on sale now here - 100% of the box-office will be donated to the Irish Refugee Council, Doras and Irish Emergency Alliance.