Local community group We Are: Fest is taking over the Bristol Royal West Academy (RWA) for a special fundraising event in conjunction with Bristol Rockstyle to raise awareness and support for World AIDS Day.
The show’s name, Red Rockstyle, is in recognition of the famous red ribbon worn by celebrities and the general public as a simple and powerful way to raise awareness on World AIDS Day (1 December 2012).
Organised by Tyrone Jones the professionally choreographed show boasts celebrity hosts and support from stars including boy band Blue and X Factor’s Tulisa who will feature alongside local designers and high street brands. The show will include entertainment from some of Bristol’s undiscovered talent and other surprise celebrity guests. As with Bristol Rockstyle this will be more than fashion; it will be a showcase for local talent and if it is anything like the previous Rockstyle show – it will be a night to remember. Red carpets will lead the way into the RWA, with a glittering backdrop and a champagne and canapé reception at 8.30pm before the show at 9.30pm.
Tyrone said: 'Red Rockstyle will be bigger and better with celebrities, talent and fashion which we often don’t see in Bristol. Working with each brand we will create a theme and feel of what has inspired the designs and attempt to capture the essence of this in the show. We are doing the event on World AIDS day in the hope that we can raise awareness as well as raise money for the charity – which will make all the effort worthwhile.'
Daryn Carter, Director of We Are: Fest added: 'It’s great to work with so much talent and creativity to put this event on and raise lots money for charity but even more importantly to raise awareness. This event is going to be a lot of fun but in the past the but the South West has a growing infection rate and latest statistics show that a massive 79% of infected people do not know they are.'
All proceeds from Red Rockstyle will be contributed to Terrence Higgins Trust – a worthwhile charity working towards a world where people with HIV can live healthy lives free from prejudice and discrimination. Just £10 pays for an HIV test which gets someone onto treatment, keeping them alive and stopping HIV from spreading.
Red Rockstyle is on Saturday 1 December, starting at 8.30pm at Royal West Academy, Queens Road, Clifton. Tickets are available online or direct via corporate sponsors: Willow Chiropractic – a Bristol based chain of Chiropractic Clinics, by calling 0800 511 8966. VIP tables (Seating 8 people) £200 (Now sold out). VIP seated: £20. Standing: £10.