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Resonance Fundraiser 2019 starts 1 February

Special events and auction intend to raise £100,000 for the broadcaster to relocate

London community station Resonance celebrates its 17th anniversary this year, and as usual February has them launch their annual fundraiser. As with 2018's effort, the station has set a target of £100,000 to fund an urgent relocation of the station due to redevelopment of the London Bridge area. They also plan to expand their programme to facilitate growth and sustainability.

Fundraising efforts include on-air fundraising, special events and an online auction, where listeners can bid on a selection of paraphernalia and experiences via their eBay auction house. Up for grabs is a Ghanaian meal for two with Sonny Decker, a ten issue bundle of compilations featuring artists working with field recordings, one Baba Yaga's Hut VIP pass, piano tuning by Art Terry, a COUM Transmissions 1973 Cease To Exist poster, Colombian lunch and a tour of Brixton Market with financial journalist Neil Wilson, and a consultation with psychotherapist Mark Dunn.

Special events include Club Integral & Is Black Music's event on 7 February with The Apathy Band, Rita Braga, Eugene Coyne, Flameproof Moth, The Department Of Internal Affairs, and Art Terry & The Sex Madness Orchestra. Also, a Resonance All-Star Avant-Gala takes place at Iklectik on 8 February. That line-up includes Alabama 3, Bird Radio, Angharad Davies, Marjolaine Charbin, Ute Kanngiesser & Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga, Benedict Drew and Milo Thesiger-Meacham.

Resonance’s online auction starts on 31 January at 9pm (GMT) and runs until 10 February at 9pm. More information can be found on Resonance’s fundraising page.