Greta Bellamacina, Sinead Cusack, Misha Glenny, Jeremy Irons and Sir Simon Schama
March 30th 2022 Drinks 6.30-8.30 pm
34- 35 Powis Square, London W11 2AY
In aid of charities in Poland and Moldova that are giving shelter, food and comfort to refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine.
Speeches by the foremost expert on Putin’s Russia
Misha Glenny and historian Sir Simon Schama
Sinead Cusack and Jeremy Irons
Music by the Kiva Cello Quartet
With a new arrangement of the Ukrainian National Anthem by Julian Julian Jacobson which includes passages from the Great Gate of Kiev by Mussorgsky.
Organised by The Convention, this event will raise funds for the Wonder Foundation which, with its Polish partners, Panorama and Pontes, will provide long-term support for 600 families over the next year, including accommodation for 125 and help with employment, education and assimilation to Polish society.
We are also supporting Katalyst, a food business incubator in Moldova that pivoted within hours of the invasion to preparing meals for refugees arriving in Europe’s poorest country, and providing them with food packages, accommodation, work and education.
Meeting the needs of the largest refugee crisis in Europe since 1945 is one of the great challenges of our time. The appalling things being done by Russian forces in Ukraine are in some way being countered by an extraordinary outpouring of generosity and commitment along Europe’s eastern border. After the UK’s shameful initial response, we are extremely glad to be part of this unprecedented effort in Europe. We hope you will be, too.