This past weekend, the Sydney Opera House illuminated its iconic sails in a show of support for everyone affected by the devastating bushfires in Australia.
“We want to send a message of hope and strength, and importantly to thank the emergency services and volunteers for their incredible efforts and courage.”
The photo by Ken Leanfore was shared across the Opera House’s social channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).
In a further effort to assist â€” and raise funds â€” the Opera House is also hosting a huge comedy gig on its steps and forecourt on Monday, March 16th, 2020.
Called Comedy Steps Up for Bushfire Relief, the outdoor gala performance will see Arj Barker, Tim Minchin, Becky Lucas and The Simpsons star Harry Shearer take to the stage, as well as Carl Barron, Urzila Carlson, Joel Creasey, Kitty Flanagan and Julia Morris â€” with more acts to be announced.
All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery fund, the NSW Rural Fire Service, Wildlife Victoria and WIRES.