World Hunger Day 2012 takes place at the Royal Albert Hall on Monday 28th May 2012. Tickets go on sale from 00:01 on 14.01.12 via the box office at http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/dionne-warwick-world-hunger-day/default.aspx or by telephone on 020 7589 8212.
Ticket prices range from £20 to £125.00 and booking fees may apply. Attendance at a private dining and musical experience with Dionne Warwick herself, taking place at The Dorchester Hotel London on Saturday 26th May 2012, is available to the first 100 donors of £2,500 or more.
Dionne Warwick leads World Hunger Day 2012 – a ‘one-night only in London’ charity spectacular at the Royal Albert Hall in support of The Hunger Project with some of the world’s greatest international artists and musicians – Monday 28th May 2012All eyes will be on the Royal Albert Hall London on Monday 28th May 2012, as the legendary Dionne Warwick headlines World Hunger Day 2012 in support of The Hunger Project’s work in Africa, South Asia and Latin America and a sustainable end to hunger and poverty.
Dionne will appear on stage in conjunction with some of the world’s finest musical talent to include the London Community Gospel Choir and Southbank Sinfonia. This one-night only celebration will be the highlight of the British leg of her 50th Anniversary World Tour.
Additional sensational artist names will be announced over the coming weeks along with details regarding a major youth project entitled ‘One World One Song’, featuring the 200-strong ‘World Hunger Day Choir’. This project will debut a brand new song co-written by legendary songwriter, Tony Hatch, together with Tim Holder, Country Director of The Hunger Project and Show Producer, Rod Natkiel.
According to UN FAO Goodwill Ambassador Dionne Warwick, who confirms her full and continued support of World Hunger Day 2012 and The Hunger Project:-
“When Tim Holder, Country Director of The Hunger Project UK, first got in touch with me out of the blue, way back in 2010, to inform me of the invaluable work that The Hunger Project does around the world, I knew immediately that I wanted to be a part of this process of change, particularly given the mandate of my role with The United Nations.’’
“Last year’s World Hunger Day musical extravaganza was sensational and I am so thrilled to have been able to support the 2011 awareness launch, alongside so many talented musical friends, old and new. It’s thrilling to know that almost 5,000 people attended our launch event in addition to the subsequent dance performance created by The Royal Ballet’s ‘Gary Avis & Friends’.
“Furthermore, I am delighted to have been asked to lead this year’s World Hunger Day 2012 event and to be returning to the incredible surroundings of the Royal Albert Hall on 28th May 2012. My presence will be alongside some of the world’s finest musicians and international artist, performing to an expected audience of almost 6,000 people,” Dionne added.
According to Tim Holder, UK Country Director for The Hunger Project:-
“Everyone at The Hunger Project is truly honoured that Dionne has agreed to headline World Hunger Day 2012, building upon the incredible impact and awareness raising programme delivered via the launch of last year’s musical extravaganza.
“In addition to raising as much awareness as possible about the reality that those suffering from extreme hunger and poverty face in their daily lives, World Hunger Day has a crucial and unique message to deliver to the world. Quite simply, that the 20,000 deaths which occur each and every day from hunger and poverty are not inevitable, nor are they unsolvable as so many people seem to believe.
“Many millions of people are already taking sustainable steps towards a hunger and poverty- free future for themselves, their families and the mainly isolated rural communities in which they live. The world needs to appreciate the incredible solutions they are creating for themselves and step up to support them.
“Not only is ending hunger and poverty possible, it is already happening and could be a reality for many millions more people. Hunger and poverty is not due to lack of food, it exists because of a lack of opportunity. On May 28th 2012, we are bringing together many talented individuals from the world of music and dance not to feed people per se. Moreover to inspire partnerships with The Hunger Project that subsequently create sustainable opportunities for people to feed themselves. Dionne’s mantra is ‘if you think it you can do it’ and why would anyone argue with that?” concluded Holder.
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