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Ukraine Benefit Event

with Bozarts Band

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Join us to honour and support the people of Ukraine for a special event of folk, spoken word and classical music created by Bozarts Band.

Bozarts Band is a collective of Bristol’s leading musicians and instrumentalists and they will be joined for this uniquely immersive, three-part performance by actress Patrycja Kujawska (Kneehigh Theatre), soprano Katy Garden and special guest, Russian-born pianist with Ukrainian roots Veronika Shoot. Their programme will take you on a journey around our Foyer space to experience music without boundaries and borders; music of happiness, sadness and hope.

Roam the different spaces and levels of the Foyer as you get up close to the performers and journey from the safety and happy security of home, through uncertainty and sadness punctuated with songs of lamentation, before ultimately landing in a place of possible recovery.

This early evening, short performance includes music from different cultures and is open to people of all ages and backgrounds. It is a guided exploration through music and verse which invites you to stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and to form your own emotional response to conflict and the displacement of people around the world. The programme will conclude with the audience joining the musicians to sing anthems of hope – Va, pensiero (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) from Verdi’s Nabucco and the Ukrainian national anthem.

All proceeds from the event and all further funds raised will be donated to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC).

Presented by Bristol Beacon and Bozarts

This is a part seated, part standing event

Audience members are encouraged to explore the different levels of the Foyer during the performance.

Ages: All ages

This event is free to attend, but tickets are required. Donations are encouraged and gratefully received.

Start: 17:00
End: 18.15

Where will my donation go?

Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC)

All proceeds of the event and all further funds raised on the evening will be donated by Bristol Beacon to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC).

DEC brings together the UK’s leading aid charities to respond to humanitarian crises. 13 of DEC’s member charities are working directly, or through their local partners, on the ground in Ukraine and in neighbouring countries to help refugees fleeing the conflict.

Find out more


At least 3 million people have fled their homes to escape the conflict in Ukraine. Support families fleeing this devastating conflict.

Disasters Emergency Committee


Bozarts Band

Based in Bristol, Bozarts is a collective of leading live performance and creative artists assembled and directed by Australian-born David Adams.

Founded in 2009 Bozarts is dedicated to expanding the concert experience – telling unique narratives in words, music and visual projection.

Their work spans a wide breadth of performances including physical theatre, plays-with-music, cabaret, concerts, workshops and outreach programmes. Bozarts’ previous collaborations include Bristol Beacon, Circomedia, Charles Hazlewood (Paraorchestra), Cirque Bijou, Three Cane Whale, Bristol Old Vic and St George’s Bristol.

For this event Bozarts Band is led by the multi-skilled Patrycja Kujawska, partnering with outstanding Bristol artists from a number of musical traditions.

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The event will include singalong performances of Va pensiero (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) and the Ukrainian national anthem.

Vocal scores & lyric sheets

If you’re attending the event and would like to familiarise yourself with these two songs, you can download the vocal score and lyric sheets in advance.


Artwork from Ukraine

Mary Savko is a Ukrainian graphic design artist who has previously collaborated with Bozarts.

A selection of her work has been used in posters and graphics to promote this fundraising event.

The venue

Bristol Beacon

Covid-19 Safety Measures

We’re committed to keeping you safe throughout your visit.

Please follow these safety measures when visiting Bristol Beacon.

Please do not attend this event if you have Coronavirus symptoms or have been asked to self-isolate.

Enjoy your visit safely

Strongly encouraged

  Wear a face covering at all times. Except when eating and drinking or if you are exempt.

  Take a PCR/Lateral flow test

  Get a vaccination

  Activate your COVID Pass with NHS App

  Follow one-way signage

  Card payment only, contactless preferred

  Respect other people’s personal space

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