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  • For PRIZES and INFORMATION, please write to Quentin.Lambert@sswahs.nsw.gov.au or call 04 29 412 477

music THE PROJECT

The Refugee Ball is our biggest event of the year, to support and raise funds for a specific project. This year, we will raise funds for an exciting new arts project for young refugees in Western Sydney, using music and art as therapy and creating a fantastic opportunity for cultural and skills exchange with students of  Conservatorium High School of Music. The end result will be showcased at Riverside theatre in Parramatta.

danseON THE NIGHT

This year’s Ball will be held on Thursday 3 November 2016, at Dockside (Darling Harbour, Cockle Bay Wharf) from 7pm to 12pm. On the night, we will be presenting raffles, live and silent auctions, inspiring presentations and live music from C Major + Son Veneno, “a groundbreaking technicolour cross between the Buena Vista Social Club, Gorillaz, Ozomatli and Eminem, an intoxicating and delightful affair, they can’t fail to leave you with a massive smile on your face.” (UK Music Review). They will share the stage for the first time with singer Abraham Eid with his unique blend of Arabic music.

erin-2THE SPEAKER

This year’s key speaker is academic Erin Watson-Lynn, a Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at Monash University. In 2015, she was an Australian delegate to G20 Youth Summit in Turkey and in 2016, to the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance in China. As an economic sociologist, Erin has made several comments in the medias regarding refugees and employment.