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Slowdive’s Rachel Goswell is hosting a Music – Art Charity Auction for the Deaf Academy

Slowdive’s Rachel Goswell – Photo credit: Burak Cingi / Redferns via Getty Images

Music and Art together for Charity…

Wonderful Slowdive’s Rachel Goswell, 90s Shoegaze pop music artist, has organized a Charity auction fundraising for the new UK, Devon’s Deaf Academy project to open on April 2020. Rachel Goswell is personally involved with the Academy and sensitive to the problem of hearing impairment because affect her 9 years old son Jesse.  Rachel and her husband Steve Clarke recently formed “The Soft Cavalry” released their debut album which includes the song “Bulletproof” and the interesting and beautiful Video  performed by the duo in sign language.

The Soft Cavalry – Rachel Goswell and Steve Clarke performing in Bulletproof Video

Rachel Goswell expressed her motivations behind the Bulletproof video in a press release: “For a long time now I have wanted to do a video that incorporates BSL (British Sign Language) due to my son being Profoundly Deaf with no hearing. He also has additional needs with CHARGE Syndrome that brings many added complications. I live within two worlds both Hearing and Deaf; and have learned a lot in the last nine years about the many barriers Deaf people can face in our society. One of the main points I was taught very quickly is how music is accessible to Deaf people. Of course music can be felt through vibration but visually I feel so much more could be done to enhance the experience. We made this video with the support of Sign Up BSL to translate ‘Bulletproof’ so that the song flows properly in BSL. Sometimes with signing videos – they can be a literal translation of the words (Sign Supported English) which will make little sense to the Deaf viewer. Our hope is that we have achieved this and also that one day as my son gets older and develops his language skills he will be able to understand this song.”

During the past couple of months since Rachel announced the donation of one of her guitars, numerous bands and artists connected with her. She gathered and will auction off amazing generously donated items from great bands, musicians and creative artists. The auction lots  includes unique Music and Art collectibles, memorabilia signed items, screen prints, set lists, shirts, jewelry, signed albums and lots more.  Just to name a few, Rachel Goswell donated one of her loved guitars signed by Slowdive members, the band also donated a variety of rare items.  A long still growing list of over sixty unique items is ready for the upcoming auction, includes donations from The Cure, Cocteau Twins, Mogwai, The Cult, Low, Ash, My Bloody Valentine and many more.

I am honored that I was able to contribute and donate my art for this great cause, give help for deaf children to have a new beautiful place. I have donated two prints a “One Of A Kind” Limited Edition Fine Art Prints of my recent watercolor paintings a portrait of Robert Smith “THE CURE” and of Frightened Rabbit -Scott Hutchison Tribute. Prints are OOAK Hand Enhanced with gold ink and feature hand written words from favorite songs! Since Rachel shared them on her Instagram I can share them here in preview.

Robert Smith “THE CURE” ©CarolinaRusso

 

Scott Hutchinson Tribute ©Carolina Russo

Auction will take place in few days on eBay. Bidding open on 14 November through 24 November 2019, you will find a direct link to the auctions on the Deaf Academy website  at newdeafacademy.org.uk all the proceeds are donated for this great cause 🖤

Auction will be run via eBay, and lots will go live between 4pm-11pm UK time on 14 November

>>  Follow This Link To View All Lots Once They Go Live

Here there is the list of almost all the wonderful unique items up for auction including mine.

Alabama Shakes  – set list
Alcest – bundle including LPs, book and distortion pedal
American Football – tuning chart, set list & handwritten signed lyric sheet for ‘I Can’t Feel You’ (signed by full band and Rachel Goswell)
American Football – tuning chart and signed LP
Angel Olsen – ‘All Mirrors’ limited edition clear vinyl
Ash – bass drumhead
Ash – set list
Ash – signed snare head
Beach Fossils – vinyl bundle
Carolina Russo – Robert Smith fine art print
Carolina Russo  Scott Hutchinson fine art print
cEvin Key – bundle including Skinny Puppy tour poster, signed t-shirt and Download LP
Chapterhouse – Die Die Die t-shirt
Chapterhouse – Freefall t-shirt
Chapterhouse – Mesmerise tour poster
Chapterhouse – signed Pearl 7″
Chapterhouse – Whirlpool poster
Chas n’ Dave – signed poster
Cocteau Twins – framed poster
David Bowie – ‘Ziggy’ screenprint, by Argentinian artist George Manta
Dead Oceans/ JagJaguwar/ Secretly Canadian – vinyl starter kit from these 3 labels, including signed LPs from bleached, Shura, Slowdive and Alex Cameron, and LPs/7″s from Angel Olsen, Phoebe Bridgers, Bon Iver, Yoko Ono and the Plastic Ono Band and more…
Devendra Banhart – screenprint, by Argentinian artist George Manta
Ed Harcourt – set list
Editors – Black Gold vinyl test pressing
Erased Tapes – the bundle from this independent record label includes a selection of signed records & sheet music from Penguin Cafe, Hatis Noit, Douglas Dare, Peter Broderick, Nils Frahm, Ben Lukas Boysen & Masayoshi Fujita
Foals – screenprint
James Bates prints – ‘Trust in me’ screenprint
James Bates prints – ‘Smiley Smile’ screenprint
James Bates prints – ‘Transmission’ screenprint
James Bates prints – ‘The Soft Cavalry – The Soft Fuzzlets’ screenprint
Japanese Breakfast – bundle includes baseball cap, two pins and signed CD of Soft Sounds from Another Planet
Keane – bundle including signed 37″ drumhead, tour poster, eco bag, water bottle and badge set
Low – bundle consists of Mimi’s signed mallet and brush, End of the Road set list and End of the Road screenprint poster
Lush – lyric book
Manic Street Preachers – Leeds set list
Manic Street Preachers – Newport set list
Middle Boop fine art prints – ‘Be Excellent to Each Other’ screen print
Middle Boop fine art prints – ‘If you put your mind to it’ screen printMiddle Boop fine art prints – ‘Stay Out of Trouble’ screen print
Middle Boop – Weird World Cup coasters
Mogwai – signed cymbal
Mogwai – signed Vox Phantom guitar
My Bloody Valentine – bundle consisting of signed white label vinyl remastered release of Loveless, a black Loveless t-shirt, a signed vinyl copy of the re-mastered Isn’t AnythingIsn’t Anything t-shirt, signed copy of mbv on vinyl, mbv screenprint tour poster, and a Devi Ever FX Vintage Fuzz Master pedal signed by the band
Nick Mason – signed poster
Peter Hook and the Light – signed set list and drumsticks
Pet Shop Boys – USA edition of Pet Shop Boys, ‘Actually’ vinyl, signed.
Richard Hawley – set list
Sharon van Etten – Leeds Uni screenprint poster
Sharon van Etten – bundle including Remind Me Tomorrow vinyl and CD, and signed art print of album cover
Slowdive – Gordon Smith guitar, signed by the band
Slowdive – 2017 tour poster signed by Rachel
Slowdive – Green Man festival screen print
Slowdive – Green swirl t-shirt
Slowdive – Just for a Day t-shirt
Slowdive – photo print by Drew Reynolds
Slowdive – ring and candle bundle
Slowdive – Slowdive Buenos Aires screenprint
Slowdive – Slowdive Souvlaki long-sleeved t-shirt
Slowdive – Slowdive Souvlaki short-sleeved t-shirt
Slowdive – rarities bundle – highly collectible from Rachel Goswell’s personal collection.
Comprises of: Original Press Photo from Souvlaki era for SBK Records; Sunday Records – Blue Flexi disc featuring “Take Me Down” & “Beach Song” originally recorded in 1988; Very early Slowdive Demos Cassette, featuring ‘Love Me”, September Chills” and “Jesus”. (All items signed by Rachel)
Slowdive – ‘Sugar for the Pill’ 12″, signed
Sonic Cathedral Singles Club – limited edition subscription of 7″ singles, artists include Slowdive, Luna and Andy Bell
Sylvaine – Bundle of: Silent Chamber, Noisy Heart signed LP, Wistful and Atoms Aligned, Coming Undone signed digipak CDs, Silent Chamber, Noisy Heart limited edition signed cassette tape, & Sylvaine art print, complete with lyrics of “Mørklagt” handwritten on the back
Tanya Donnelly – Handwritten signed lyric sheet for ‘Christopher Street’
Tanya Donnelly – Handwritten signed lyric sheet for ‘The Bees’
The Black Ryder – bundle consisting of limited edition Vinyl of both albums – The Door Behind the Door & Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride (Plus CD) (Included are hand written lyrics by Aimee for songs on both records), and two t-shirts – 1 x Medium (Ladies), 1 x Large (unisex)
The Cult – She Sells Sanctuary signed 12″ with lyrics written by Ian Astbury on the inner sleeve – from Ian Astbury’s private collection
The Cure – two anniversary box sets, signed by Robert Smith
The Fall – set list from Exeter Phoenix gig 29/11/2010
The Soft Cavalry – bundle consisting of a vinyl test pressing of the debut album by The Soft Cavalry signed by Steve & Rachel, and hand painted artwork ‘The Soft Fuzzlets’
The Specials – The Special AKA Supersize artist proof by Morgan Howell
Trafford Parsons – Princess Leia Rebel Rebel silk screenprint by this UK-based artist
Wayne Hussey – Zoom A2.1u pedal, signed
Will Young – set list, Plymouth 25/11/2011

All items have been kindly donated and all proceeds from this sale will go directly to Exeter Deaf Academy (registered charity number 1124523). Monies raised will go towards the building and fit out of a new world-class Deaf academy, providing a unique deaf friendly designed learning and living space for Deaf children and young people, supporting them to thrive.

I am sure this Charity event would be a great success!
A Special Thank You to Rachel Goswell

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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