The Hepatitis C Trust auction in Ibiza at the IMS

May 18th, 2013 - 7:51 pm Posted in ibiza | Comments (0)

Actor Idris Elba,  Luciano and urban artists
Fin DAC and Inkie support The Hepatitis C Trust auction in Ibiza

The Hepatitis C Trust’s flagship awareness campaign Get Tested! is back at the  International Music Summit (IMS) in Ibiza. The art auction will held at the Legends Dinner on 22 May 2013 to celebrate the career of Fat Boy Slim. Funds from the auction will go towards the charity’s vital work in increasing prevention, diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis C in the UK.

Travelling to Ibiza with Get Tested! are renowned urban artists, Bristol born Inkie and London based Fin DAC, best known for his haunting images of rock stars. On 22 May both artists will be painting live on the lawn at EL Gran Hotel, Ibiza. Dance music legend Luciano and The Wire actor Idris Elba, have given their best images to Inkie and Fin DAC to create special portraits which will be auctioned at the Legends Dinner later that evening.

The auction has become a showcase for new and emerging talent. For the fifth year running, The Hepatitis C Trust is IMS’s chosen charity for the auction. Most of the art has been supplied by Notting Hill based West Bank Art Gallery and the street art specialists, Urban in Ibiza.

Get Tested! is an awareness campaign that promotes hepatitis C testing and prevention and is run by The Hepatitis C Trust. On the night, Get Tested! will distribute awareness materials and inform delegates about hepatitis C.

Gemma Peppé, campaign manager for Get Tested! says,

“The landscape of hepatitis C has changed in the five years we’ve been coming to the IMs, the treatment drugs are much more efficient. There are still 200,000 people who are undiagnosed who we will only find through raising awareness at events such this. We feel it’s important to have a presence at this music conference given that there will be so many key influencers in attendance.”

Pete Tong, Radio 1 DJ and IMS founder.

“IMS is very happy with its long running collaboration with The Hepatitis C Trust. Hepatitis C is a very serious issue that doesn’t get the attention it deserves. The music industry should do all they can to educate industry members and the wider public.”

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