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A FUNDRAISER in support of Advantage Africa is being hosted on Saturday night at the Church of St Peter and St Paul, in Olney.

Take a ticket for £10, take a pew in time for 7.30pm, and prepare for a double-bill of entertainment, featuring two contrasting acts, two journeys, several songs and a range of political threads.

Acclaimed actor, writer and baritone Tayo Aluko comes to Olney following performances of his one man play at New York’s prestigious Carnegie Hall.

His exploration of African resistance ‘from before slavery to the symbolic election triumph of Barack Obama’ will be followed by a sometimes poignant, and always funny offering, from comedienne Naomi Paul.

Reshape while Damp is a ‘surreal, truthful and compelling take on our times,’ apparently.

Proceeds from the event will go to support Advantage Africa’s work with people affected by poverty, disability and HIV.

So it’s not so much a question of ‘can you afford to go?’ but rather ‘can you afford not to?’

“We work with some of the most excluded children and adults in East Africa,” says the charity’s director Andrew Betts.

“Our projects support local people, ideas and inspiration to promote lasting change and create real hope for the future.”

Visit www.shopadvantageafrica.org or call 01234 711005 to book tickets.