The Cruel Cut Fundraiser for Manor Gardens - by day

Manor Gardens is a charity that helps people get healthy and stay healthy. They've been doing so for the last 100 years by helping people to change their lives, share their stories and influence the world we live in so we can all get healthy and stay healthy, together.

Funds raised from ticket sales, auction proceeds and donations will be used to train community advocates and to run workshops to educate adults, teachers and young people about the dangerous and illegal practice of FGM, and to provide counselling to survivors.

Dexter Dias

Muna Hassan

FGM Workshop

The Panel listens

Shalini Peiris

a reading from the play Little Stitches

The Vagina Booth

 

Leyla's ready

A couple of the organisers

The Cruel Cut Fundraiser for Manor Gardens- by night

Young, award winning female artists from the world of music, poetry and comedy showcased their talent at the evening’s event at Toynbee Studios. Composer Kate Whitley, recently awarded the Borletti-Buitoni Prize 2014, and the poet Sabrina Mahfouz, nominated as a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, performed specially commissioned works. The vocal ensemble Juice performed experimental classical music. Comedians Kate Smurthwaite, Ava Vidal made the audience laugh.

Funds raised from ticket sales, auction proceeds and donations will be used to train community advocates and to run workshops to educate adults, teachers and young people about the dangerous and illegal practice of FGM, and to provide counselling to survivors.

The mingle before the performances

Kate Smurthwaite gets the night started

The Choir

Sara Pascoe

Ava Vidal

Sabrina Mahfouz

Juice

A still moment