Mark will be appearing as a special guest, along with members of The Whitlams, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Karma County, Mercy Arms, Kneviel and more at The Red Rattler (6 Faversham Street, Marrickville) with The Church on Thursday 23rd of June at a special event entitled Universe Within – to raise money for Autism Awareness. See details below.
Autism Awareness and Benefit Gig
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Steve Kilbey, Peter Koppes and Tim Powles (also appearing at this one-time only as The Refo:mation) and special guests.Steve Kilbey, Peter Koppes and Tim Powles announce UNIVERSE WITHIN, an Autism Awareness and Benefit Gig. This very special one-off performance, which sees the three taking the stage with an array of special guests, will be held at The Red Rattler in Marrickville on June 23, and will donate money raised to the not-for-profit organisation, Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect).Autism spectrum disorders affect at least 1 in 160 people. Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that remains largely misunderstood by the community, despite its prevalence and far-reaching consequences. Early intervention and treatment of the disorder opens up the best opportunities for progress so that many people with Autism can lead productive lives.Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) works in partnership with families and service providers, offering evidence-based interventions for individual needs, including early intervention services, assessments, workshops, volunteer support, and outreach programs. Aspect also offers services for adults with Autism spectrum disorders. All programs rely on community support and aim to maximize learning potential, participation, and independence by increasing capacity and confidence.As well as musical performances, the UNIVERSE WITHIN Autism Awareness and Benefit Gig will also feature artworks and photographs for sale and/or auction and involvement from Aspect representatives. What’s more, we are told that “a special treat may be in store for some Church fans hankering to hear some songs from the Refo:mation” (Tim Powles).There will be no door charge on the night. Instead, punters are asked to be generous and dig as deep as you can by leaving a completely tax deductable donation on entry of around $60. (Tax deductible receipt can be issued)http://www.facebook.com/thechurchbandhttp://www.thechurchband.net/
For more information on Autism spectrum disorders, visit: http://www.autismspectrum.org.au/ or call the Autism Information Line on 1800 069 978