Alex Springer

Ian Berry supports Jeans for Genes charity by Ian Berry

Ian Berry with Newton Faulkner and Laura Pattison of Jeans for Genes at an event in their honour at Catto Gallery

Ian Berry with Newton Faulkner and Laura Pattison of Jeans for Genes at an event in their honour at Catto Gallery

Jeans for Genes Day is the annual fundraising campaign for Genetic Disorders UK, the national charity that supports individuals and families affected by a genetic disorder and Ian Berry is one of their ambassadors and hosted a party for their benefit at the Catto Gallery in London.

Monies raised by Jeans for Genes Day fund the work of the charity and provide grants to organisations for projects that aim to transform the lives of children with genetic disorders.

While their main week falls in September, they are working tirelessly all year round with many events, as well as selling the tee shirts - like the new Batman collaboration with Warner Brothers. Ian’s event is another example of how people support the cause throughout the year.

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Ian Berry modelled the shirts that you can buy here and the special Batman shirts for children are only £9, here. This years Jeans for Genes Day covers the week of Mon 16th to Fri 20th September 2019, so get your workplace or school to join the program.

Ian’s event at the Catto Gallery on Thursday 25th July was a fun night, where Danish Gin makers Kongsgaard Raw Gin provided refreshments, much needed on the hottest day of the year, they also showed their newly designed Limited Edition bottles by Ian Berry.

Ian Berry with Kelly Harrington at the event

Ian Berry with Kelly Harrington at the event

For one time only, Ian allowed some of the individual albums from the Record Store to be sold off in aid for the charity as well as the Limited Edition bottles.

The night was capped off by a special performance by Newton Faulkner.

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Newton needs little introduction. The English singer-songwriter and musician known for his percussive style of guitar playing In 2007 his debut studio album Hand Built by Robots was certified double platinum in the United Kingdom. The album topped the UK Albums Chart in August 2007. From that album he played "Dream Catch Me" as well as rounded off with Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen.

Ian Said ‘Having Newton perform was extra special, as in 2007 and ‘08 he was the soundtrack to my summers when I lived in Australia. I was working with denim when I left for Australia but it was there I decided to not do ‘the day job’ and concentrate on my art. So it has great memories. I loved that everyone got involved and enjoyed the night and took part with him singing.’

Ian presenting Newton Faulkner to the crowd

Ian presenting Newton Faulkner to the crowd

The event capped off a successful month for the artist after a sell out show and one that was named a ‘Must See’ by the Londonist and ‘Top seven show in London in July’ by Fad magazine' and filmed for BBC. Follow for more stories for what is coming in a very exciting 2019 for Ian Berry.

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To donate to Jeans for Genes you can click here or if you would like to set up your school or workplace to the program to have your own Jeans for Genes Day follow the links.