A fascinating music story is now being told at the British Music Experience based at The O2, London. The Museum's 20 Years Of War Child exhibition chronicles the charity's history and how it's partnered with British pop and rock as a platform for social change.
War Child, founded in 1993 as a two-man operation baking bread for children affected by the conflict in the former Yugoslavia, has grown into the only international organisation that concentrates on the innocent victims of war: the children.
The charity has changed and saved the lives of more than 800,000 children by working on projects with artists such as David Bowie, U2 and Radiohead.
Sponsored by O2, the exhibition collates unseen and iconic photographs (pictured), original artwork and video footage, including the making of Help, War Child's 1995 outstanding compilation album featuring Radiohead, Blur and Oasis.
These exhibits provide intriguing insight into some of music's most historic events, while also revealing how War Child has brought hope to children born into the horrors of war.
Fancy seeing it for yourself? We've got ten pairs of tickets away. Simply answer the question below by 22 February for your chance to see behind the scenes of some historic moments in music.
War Child's 20th anniversary exhibition runs from 19 February to 28 March 2013 and admission is included in the price of ticket to the British Music Experience. See Britishmusicexperience.com/warchild for full details.
The exclusive charity auction and gig will be held on 28 March 2013. To participate and help further the mission of these charities text MUSICAID to 70777
Texts cost £5.00 plus your standard network rate. At least 100% Vodafone, Orange, T-Mobile & Virgin; 99% O2, 95% Three, will go to the charity. It will be split equally between the British Music Experience, charity no. 1125752 and War Child, charity no. 1071659. Helpline 0203 2907873. Admission subject to availability Full T&Cs on Britishmusicexperience.com/donate - Kasabian at the 2010 War Child Brits Concert, O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire - Andy Willsher ; Coldplay , Bono, Gary Barlow and Brandon Flowers at the encore of the 2009 War Child Brits concert - Andy Willsher
To learn more about War Child, visit: Warchild.org.
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4:23 PM | 15/02/2013
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