This Saturday evening, the Elston Room at Carriageworks in Sydney will be transformed for UNMASK – a black tie masquerade event to raise funds for NAPCAN (the National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect).
With statistics reporting that 1 in 6 women and 1 in 9 men are being physically and / or sexually abused before the age of 15, domestic violence and abuse in Australia can only be considered a serious problem. Organised by our very own Emma Scott, her partner Adrian Roche, and niece Jessika Scott, and Sydney stylist Natasha Harrison, UNMASK is an initiative aimed to help move this difficult topic out of the dark and into the light.
Funds raised are earmarked for NAPCAN’s Love Bites program in schools – LOVE BiTES is a Respectful Relationships Education Program for young people aged 15-17 years. It consists of two interactive workshops: one on Relationship Violence, and one on Sex and Relationships, followed by creative workshops and community campaigns. LOVE BiTES aims to provide young people with a safe environment to examine, discuss and explore respectful relationships.
UNMASK promises to be a night of mystery and intrigue; glamorous masks and dresses, dancing, delicious food and sumptuous wines, with a special performance choreographed by superstar young creative talent Cassie Bartho and performed by a dance crew from Brent Street, and the soulful voices of Urban Voices.
“UNMASK is designed to inspire and connect on a creative level, merge worlds and break down ‘masks’ between generations, artistic genres and socio-economic backgrounds,” says Emma. “It’s an event that I hope will remind everyone that we have to help each other, support each other and most importantly… love unconditionally.”
We hope to see you there.