Monday, 2 June 2008

Fundraising concert to aid quake victims

A MAJOR fundraising event to help the victims of the recent earthquake in China is to be held in Edinburgh tomorrow.
The Wings of Life concert will feature a mixture of Chinese and Western dance and music.

The idea for the concert came from Chinese students studying at the University of Edinburgh.

All funds raised will go towards helping victims of the quake in Sichuan Province, which is estimated to have killed at least 68,000 people and has left more than five million homeless.

The event has been organised with the help of the Chinese Consulate in Edinburgh and the Chinese community in Scotland.

The concert will feature the renowned Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe from China, who will perform the spectacular Thousand-hand Bodhisattva dance.

The dance was first performed at the closing ceremony of the 2004 Athens Paralympic Games.

The concert is being held at the McEwan Hall, Teviot Place, and starts at 7.30pm.

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