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War Child Secret 7

War Child announce the return of Secret 7" charity sale after a three year hiatus

24 October 2023, 11:57 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

The participating artists for the return of War Child's Secret 7" charity sale include Aurora, Celeste, Paul McCartney, Siouxie & The Banshees and more.

Running from 2012-2020, the original Secret 7” captured the imaginations of record collectors and art connoisseurs alike by bringing the two art forms together. Having raised over £500,000 for charity causes in its first iteration, the Secret 7” project is now being relaunched by War Child to support its goal of ensuring a safe future for every child affected by war.

The 700 records will be shown at a free public exhibition which will be returning to NOW Gallery on London’s Greenwich Peninsula from 2-17 March 2024, after which point they will be sold via an online auction. Sleeve design submissions are now open, although the identity of the artist behind the record sleeve isn’t revealed until it’s sold.

Previous contributing sleeve designers have included the likes of Sir Peter Blake, Yoko Ono, Sir Paul Smith, and Jake and Dinos Chapman.

Head of War Child Records, Rich Clarke, commented: "We are delighted to announce the return of the iconic Secret 7” project, which will help raise funds to support War Child’s crucial work in conflict zones around the world. War Child operates in some of the most challenging, hard-to-reach places to help children and families who are most severely affected by war."

"Sadly, demand for our work is growing. Our goal is to reach children as quickly as possible when conflict breaks out and to provide ongoing support long after the cameras have gone to support them through their recovery. We believe no child should be part of war. Ever. This is why projects like Secret 7” are so important. We are grateful to all the musicians, artists and partners who are involved in Secret 7”. Together, we will be able to protect and educate many more children, supporting their healing and learning for a safer, brighter future."


  1. Aurora - A Different Kind of Human
  2. Celeste - Stop This Flame
  3. Hozier - Swan Upon Leda
  4. Siouxsie & The Banshees - Lullaby
  5. Paul McCartney - Pipes of Peace
  6. The Chemical Brothers feat. Beck - Skipping Like A Stone
  7. The Specials - We Sell Hope

For more information and to submit a sleeve, visit Sleeve submissions will be open from 24 October 2023 until 9 January 2024.

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