Amongst Line-Up, Blues Singer, Dave Kelly; Mae Edwards; Claire Bender; Craig & Ruth Anders; D’artagnan; Gareth Wax; Jason Darling; Jamie Gray; Lethal Dave; Maisie Johnson; Marky Dawson; Matt Appleby; Nick Bird; Pauline Callais; Quantum Luke; Rupert Caney; Sam Holt; Sarah & Rupert ; Scott Nicholls; Thom Worth ; Mathilda & Luke; Wolfe Hogan ; Yogi & The Bear; Zoe Avis.
LONDON: 7 May 2020: Community business organisation, Teddington Together, is rallying local music talent to stage a second online event, Rockin’ the Lockin’, on Saturday 23 May, to raise funds for the save The Landmark Arts Centre emergency fundraising campaign.
Following the success of Teddington Together’s Rockin’ the Lockin’ for Crossroads Care, the community organisation has offered to stage a similar virtual event, Landmark Live, to raise funds for the arts centre, which faces permanent closure due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Lisa Wyborn, of Teddington Together, commented, “We’re only too pleased to help The Landmark. After the first Rockin’ the Lockin’ many of the performers wanted to do it again and others got in touch to ask if they could get involved, so we thought why not! It’s the perfect platform for musicians to perform during lockdown and raising money for local causes at the same time.”
Martin Nicholds, Landmark Chair of Trustees commented, “We’re so thankful to Teddington Together and all the local musicians for giving their time to put on this show to raise funds for us. Musicians need to perform and this event will provide that opportunity, introduce them to new audiences and raise some money to keep this venue alive for everyone in the community”
Rockin the Lockin: Landmark Live will be a showcase of live music starting at 11.30 am running through to midnight. Fellow musician and flamboyant MC, Gareth Wax, will be introducing 25 local acts from across a range of genres who will perform to raise money towards a target of £25,000 in 25 days for The Landmark’s 25th anniversary year. The Landmark also wanted to show their support for local retailers in Teddington by offering them the opportunity to have their businesses promoted in between acts.
The event will be streamed via the Rockin the Lockin’ Facebook page where donations can be made. So far, the line-up of acts include: Claire Bender; Craig & Ruth Anders; D’artagnan; Dave Kelly; Gareth Wax; Jason Darling; Jamie Gray; Lethal Dave; Mae Edwards; Maisie Johnson; Marky Dawson; Matt Appleby; Nick Bird; Pauline Callais; Quantum Luke; Rupert Caney; Sam Holt; Sarah & Rupert ; Scott Nicholls; Thom Worth ; Mathilda & Luke; Wolfe Hogan; Yogi & The Bear; Zoe Avis.
The event will be the first of a series of fundraisers being held by The Landmark to mark its 25th anniversary, including a virtual quiz night and The Landmark 25, a sponsored arts challenge asking supporters to take part in arts activities at home during lockdown.