Wednesday 22 February 2023

In memory and celebration of Harvey Parker, 2001 – 2021: Love in Mind gala to launch of charity to support young artists experiencing mental health crises.

Harvey Parker, 2001 – 2021
Harvey Parker, 2001 – 2021

Classical, pop, jazz and dance music artists are joining forces for a gala to support a new charity devoted to the mental well-being of creatives. Love in Mind at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on Sunday 30 April 2023 launches The Harvey Parker Trust, in memory of 20-year-old Harvey Parker, a gender-fluid, autistic, and prodigiously talented mixed-race musician whose mental health took a tragic turn just days before Christmas 2021 when they ended their life. This new charity aims to make a positive difference and raise funds for young artists experiencing mental health crises and give them access to emotional and mental health support.

The line-up at the gala will include cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Chineke! Orchestra, and the evening will include performances from members of the National Children’s Orchestras of Great Britain, Future Talent and Choir of Westminster School. Alongside these will be Mark Rylance, songwriter Charlie Deakin Davies, electronic music group Clean Bandit, and an ensemble from jazz organisation Tomorrow’s Warriors.

London nightclubs Heaven and G-A-Y will support an afterparty in the foyer of the Queen Elizabeth Hall featuring DJs drawn from the worlds of music, fashion and art. 

Further information and tickets from the Southbank Centre website.

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