Category Archives: Charity

‘Charity tucks in for Gav’

From the Sunday Mirror, March 21, 2004: RADAR: CHARITY TUCKS IN FOR GAV BY SUZANNE KERINS GAVIN FRIDAY was at a special dinner thrown in his honour by the Irish Hospice Foundation on Friday night at the Shelbourne Hotel. The special dinner was to thank Gavin for all his hard work on the Peter And…

Voices and Poetry of Ireland

Gavin and a host of other Irish heads have contributed to Voices and Poetry of Ireland, a 3 CD and book anthology of Irish poetry to benefit Focus Ireland. Gavin picked Wilde’s The Ballad of Reading Gaol. The CD and book set (€ 40 will be available from Harper Collins in two weeks. Press release…

Dublin launch of Wolf exhibition

The exhibition of Bono’s illustrations for Gavin Friday and Maurice Seezer’s Peter and the Wolf project is launched officially in Dublin today. The paintings had been on show in Dublin’s City Hall since October 1. They will be at Christie’s in London, October 6-8 and will travel to the USA after that. (schedule)

The NO Cow

Gavin and Andrea Corr took part in the 2003 Cow Parade event, a sponsored public art exhibition for charity. They painted a ‘NO’ themed cow (‘anti drugs, anti violence, safe sex’) with help from the girls from The Sheriff Street After Hours School Education Project. The sponsors’ money will go towards the Sheriff Street Project.…

Cows on parade

Don’t let the Wolf hear about it, but Gavin’s taking part in CowParade Ireland 2003, a sponsored public art exhibition for charity. He will be painting his ‘NO’ themed cow (‘anti drugs, anti violence, safe sex’) this week with help from the girls from The Sheriff Street After Hours School Education Project. The sponsors’ money…

Order Peter and the Wolf from Amazon

The Peter and the Wolf set can now be pre-ordered from Amazon.co.uk as well as Amazon.com. Please note that ordering directly from the Irish Hospice Foundation ensures more money goes into the charity. Details to follow. Amazon.com have added an editorial review to their listing: “Since its premiere in 1936, Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf…

Muc’s ready for take off

Remember Muc the Flying Pig? Gavin Friday and Laurent Mallet’s 12-foot piggy bank has finally landed near Dublin airport after its busy Kosovo adventures and some quiet time in the shed. From The Irish Hospice website: “Visitors to Dublin Airport this year may be surprised by the sight of a 12-foot high, 8-foot wide flying…

Peter and the Wolf finds publisher

The Peter and the Wolf DVD/book project in aid of the Irish Hospice Foundation will be published by Bloomsbury on October 1st this year. The DVD will feature Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf as played by the Friday/Seezer ensemble and narrated by Gavin Friday, as well as footage of Gavin, Maurice and the Friday/Seezer Ensemble…

Superstar DJ’s

Gavin and Guggi will be ‘celeb DJs’ at Lillie’s Bordello in Dublin on Wednesday April 30th. It’s a charity event in aid of the Sheriff Street after school education project. Tickets at the door (10 Euro), doors open at 11. They’ll spin discs for about two hours and a Gavin and Guggi painting will be…