Flight: Songs of Exile and Homecoming concert

Arabella and The Revd Lucy Winked hosted a Concert for Candlemas in aid of Doctors of the World UK and Starfish Foundation

The evening included performances, readings and testimony from the contemporary Afghan folk musician Milad Yousofi; folk singer Richard Burgess; the Vigala Singers; members of the Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir; classical singers Patrick Craig, Zita Syme, Oliver Gerrish and Alexandra Kennedy; British/Bahraini fluegelhorn player Yazz Ahmed; Syrian artist Issam Kourbaj; former BBC Afghanistan correspondent David Loyn and Afghan refugee and author Gulwali Passerlay.

Here are a selection of photos, taken by George Cleal and Ariana Rapti.

About Doctors of the World UK

Doctors of the World UK is part of the global Médecins du Monde network, which delivers over 300 projects in more than 70 countries through 3,000 volunteers.

Since opening in the UK in 1998, we’ve raised more than £8 million for overseas programmes, helped more than 7,000 service users here and fought for healthcare as a human right for all.

About the Starfish Foundation

During the summer and autumn of 2015, record breaking numbers of refugees arrived on Lesvos, often up to 60 boats a day. So a transit camp was built in the car park of a nightclub called Oxy to provide food, water, shelter, medical facilities and buses to Mytilini for every refugee. Donations from tourists and volunteers from around the world all helped to make this possible.