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Ogilvy + Write on Africa’s Creative Fundraiser

Long Street

You’re invited by Ogilvy and Write on Africa to ‘come watch an arty movie, with arty people at an arty venue’ to raise funds for the Percy Bartley House Rejuvenation. The movie is entitled “Long Street” and is by filmmaker, Revel Fox. It’s set in Cape Town (in case you didn’t get that from the title) and stars the well-known South African director’s wife, Roberta Fox, his daughter, Sannie Fox, from the band, Machineri and Busi Mhlongo.

Percy Bartley House is a home for boys that operates out of an old house in Woodstock. When Ogilvy moved to the area a couple years ago they adopted PBH as a charity. While at PBH, the boys are enrolled in school or skills training programmes and are taught life skills before being reunited with their families.

Over the years the home has become run down and has lost its sense of life and colour. Ogilvy have decided to collaborate with Write on Africa – a not for profit initiative also based in Woodstock, that mobilizes creativity in Africa for inspiration, social change and urban rejuvenation. Together with Ricky-Lee Gordon (who runs the project) they will be restoring life and colour into the home with wall murals done by well-known local artists, illustrators and creative activists.

All proceeds from the opening night of “Long Street” will go towards the rejuvenation of the home.

Visit the facebook page, Click attend and contact amy.mabin@ogilvy.co.za to book a ticket. It will cost you R50 and you need to be at The Labia in Orange Street on the 23rd of September at 19h00 for 20h00

There are a limited number of tickets available so book now to avoid disappointment.

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