Last night this happened. The shared residency of my friends caught alight at 4am and burnt to the ground. They all escaped with their lives and the clothes on their backs but nothing else. This blog is to facilitate a place where these beautiful creative people can raise some money. There is a donate button and whatever you can spare to help them find new homes, clothes etc will be so very appreciated.
Tumblr friends, this is very important to me. This morning I awoke in tears. The people that lived here are amazing, magical, creative, all round beautiful folk. And they have lost every one of their possessions and their home in last night’s fire.
This place, in many ways, has shaped who I am today. It was the heart of Newcastle for many artists, musicians, performers… so many beautiful projects were brought into the world under the roof of the Morrow Park. So many local and touring bands recorded there and crashed on the couch, I myself have worked on heaps of performance projects there over the years… Harvest parade, Peats Ridge Festival, and heaps of community projects… It is a great loss, not only to the people that lived there but to the community.
I have countless beautiful memories of this place, and many of my most treasured friendships blossomed within its walls. I first started visiting the Moz when I was 15. I am 21 now, and over 1,000km away, and I can’t even remember what I did the last time I was there. Knowing I will never see it again breaks my heart.
Please, if you have any money you can donate, it will go towards helping the people who lost their home to get back on their feet. New clothes, new homes, food, possessions…. nothing will replace what the Morrow held, but we can at least do this.
Probably going to post this a few times over the next few days in hopes of more people seeing it. If you can donate through morrow-park.tumblr.com then you are a hero and we love you.
This has been one if the most heartbreaking things that has happened in my life. This place and the people who occupy it have really shaped who I am. And now those people have nothing. Although the dream will go on, it is still going to take me a long time to heal from this. Please please donate whatever you can!
This is the most beautiful cake I’ve ever seen.