London to host art auction for earthquake victims

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KATHMANDU, MAY 07 – Arts for Earthquake Nepal, an impromptu collective of Nepali artists based in London, is organising an art event to raise funds for the earthquake victims in Nepal on May 16. The programme will be held in October Gallery, London.

According to the collective, proceeds from the event will be donated to community-based organisations in Nepal, specifically those that are involved in helping the disaster-affected children continue with their education. Similarly, the group also plans to support the restoration of damaged heritage sites and other artefacts in the near future.

Nepali artists based in both Nepal and London will be exhibiting their works during the event. Artists Govinda Sah Azad, Subash Thebe, Manish Harijan, Sanyukta Shrestha, Milan Rai, Premila Van Ommen, Sarita Maharjan, Rupesh Dangol, Amelia Chabannes and Celia Washington will be participating in the fund-raising event. The works on display will be sold through a silent auction.

The event will also see live music performances by Namlo, Shreya Rai and Jerusha Rai—all London-based artists of Nepali origin. Namlo is a fusion act committed to promoting Nepali music in the global context. Shreya Rai is a singer-songwriter mostly popular for her cover versions of old Nepali folk songs, and Jerusha Rai is a singer-songwriter who has been experimenting with genres ranging from folk to electronic music.