House of Welcome Music Evening

North Sydney Community Centre presents: THE MUSIC REFUGE ... an evening of music and food in support of refugees and asylum seekers.

An evening of music to raise funds for the House of Welcome (HoW). ‘Kate Maclurcan and the Loose Ends’ join House of Welcome chefs and musicians for an evening of folk music from around the world, stories of courage and delicious flavours.

The House of Welcome assist a large number of refugees and asylum seekers through various services and community development activities.

The evening promises to be filled with colour and music. Asylum seeker and client of House of Welcome, Solo mone Bahati from the Congo, will be gracing the stage with his bongo. Solo came to Australia in 2010. He loves to share the music and traditions of his culture.

Kate Maclurcan and the Loose Ends will then take the stage, singing from Kate’s debut album, 'A New Day', performing some original songs as well as country folk songs … “We call it 'Country-tinged acoustic folk'”, says Kate. Kate plans to donate 80% of album sales to the House of Welcome.

Adding to the atmosphere will be the House of Welcome Women’s Creative Hub project selling handmade traditional arts and crafts, a craft corner demonstrating how to make African style earrings from fabric and a hub member making henna tattoos. The Women’s Creative Hub project facilitates community inclusion and empowerment for women seeking asylum by providing opportunities for social connection – a place where these women can come together to connect through art and craft, sharing and learning creative skills. The hub presents a unique model of women from different communities coming together to promote the creativity and entrepreneurship of women seeking asylum and refugee women.

Feast on a meal with tasty dishes from the talented House of Welcome chefs from around the world. Wine available or BYO beverage. We would like to thank Single Vineyard Sellars for their generous donation of wines for the evening -


Suma Pillai