Report from the front:
After much discussion and etc., we have upped the entry fee a bit (it is a fundraiser, after all) to cover one drink, and snacks. After that, we'll have a cash bar. The silent auction, the tombola, the musicians who'll donate their services - it will all add up to something like completely worthwhile fun. Please do contribute what you can - a quiche, nibbles, old clothes and men's shoes....ask if you have any questions! Most of all....COME!
The clock is ticking! Only three more months til I leave my chez Grace space on the rue des Abbesses.
In a departure from the mostly arty art shows here, I am following my heart toward other types of happenings here, to wit:
I've offered chez Grace's space for a fund-raiser to help l'Auberge des Migrants, through Bonjour Solidarity.
Bonjour Solidarity is a Paris-based blog that has begun a small, grass-roots, direct action effort to help the migrants in the camps of Calais. Here's its motto:
"One act of gratitude, generosity or solidarity—sometimes all three—every week of 2016."
The idea is to have fun and raise money. That is, raise money and have fun. To that end, there'll be music, food, surprises AND a silent auction, and raffle, or tombola as you guys like to say.
More ideas most welcome! More details to come.
In the meantime, you can read all about it here: