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A music festival Beats for Wu and charitable basis Lukasz Foundation are being launched in reminiscence of Lukasz Klosowski, who was tragically killed in 2020. The shifting initiatives have been dropped at life by Lukasz’s mom, Magda Pearce, whereas the launch aligns with what would have been Lukasz’s 21st birthday on Wednesday 16 February.
The mini music competition might be held to mark the event on the Carclew Youth Arts Centre in North Adelaide, introduced by media id Rebecca Morse.
Magda spoke to us about who Lukasz was and his passions, and the way Beats for Wu will proceed his legacy.
“He completely cherished music. Music was at all times aside of his life. That’s when he was the happiest,” Magda mentioned.
“He additionally actually cherished to assist his mates. He was at all times out there to spend time with them. He had a approach of pushing individuals ahead so that they didn’t quit.”
Due to his love for music and serving to others, the not-for-profit will help music and artwork research for deprived youngsters, in addition to assist rising artists and musicians make it within the music business.
The muse has already obtained numerous love from the group.
“There’s been superb help from individuals I’ve met and haven’t met earlier than all reaching out and wanting to assist,” Magda mentioned.
“I’ve by no means organised an occasion like this earlier than, so it’s been superb how fantastic and beneficiant individuals have been.”
Lukasz – affectionately often known as “Wu” to family and friends – was a passionate muso and was finding out to be a music journalist earlier than he and his girlfriend Chelsea Eire had been killed in Adelaide’s South-East in 2020. Chelsea’s father and sister, Greg and Maddie, will even be board members of the inspiration.
The muse additionally seeks to fund music remedy analysis to enhance psychological well being and wellbeing. This might be one of many first tasks Beats for Wu might be supporting.
Cash raised on the occasion might be going to music college students at UniSA exploring music remedy to assist younger individuals affected by trauma. Breakthrough Mental Health Research Foundation has been working intently with Beats for Wu and has additionally pledged cash to the trigger.
“It’s actually essential that we offer youngsters and younger individuals who expertise trauma all of the instruments we are able to to construct resilience and confidence,” Magda mentioned.
“Music remedy isn’t as researched. That’s one of many issues we’ll attempt to help and discover.”
Face portray, video games and a silent disco might be on the competition for the youthful ones.
Behind the brand
Inspiration for the brand got here from a tattoo Lukasz bought in Amsterdam when travelling with Chelsea. Whereas travelling, Lukasz crossed paths with UK tattoo artist Patrick (@european.son.420) and was decided to get some ink. Madga mentioned she and Lukasz had beforehand lived in Holland for six months, so the place was “fairly particular” to him.
Magda discovered Patrick on Instagram and requested if she may use his font from the tattoo to type the premise on the brand. Patrick defined that it wasn’t a font, however simply his handwriting. After listening to Magda’s story, he supplied his providers freed from cost.
“He mentioned we may do no matter we favored together with his handwriting, and wrote all of it down for us,” Magda mentioned.
As soon as she had the textual content, she bought the assistance from certainly one of Lukasz’s graphic design buddies to create the brand.
“Lukasz’ buddy, Christian (@christianvillani.design) is that this superb artist and did the brand for me. He did it out of his personal time,” Magda mentioned,
“He additionally did the occasion program. He labored actually laborious to create one thing that I actually love,”
Beats for Wu will happen on Wednesday 16 February.