London: 7 October 2020: Teddington’s Landmark Arts Centre has announced a programme of autumn events to help boost its ongoing fundraising appeal, which was launched in April to prevent the centre from permanent closure due to the Covid pandemic.
The autumn season will kick-start on Tuesday 13 October at 7.30 pm with a livestream of, comedian, Ruby Wax’s show, How to be Human. Based on her bestselling book, Ruby’s show answers questions about evolution, thoughts, emotions, the body, addictions, relationships, sex, kids, the future and compassion.
The show is outrageously witty and smart, blending brilliant comedy and insightful life lessons. Admission is £10 with 20% of every ticket sold donated to the Save The Landmark Appeal.
Folk singer-songwriter, Katey Brooks will be back at The Landmark in December for a special live concert in aid of the Save The Landmark Appeal. Taking place on Saturday 12 December at 7.30 pm, tickets will be limited due to social distancing with a maximum of 70 seats arranged at tables of four or two people from the same household or social bubble. Tickets are £25, available direct from the box office 020 8977 7558.
Katey Brooks’ sound blends folk, soul, blues and country. Over a career spanning four continents, she has
journeyed from intimate living rooms to opulent concert halls; recorded with Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones and Paloma Faith at Abbey Road for BBC Radio 2’s Children in Need single and shared bills with a host of big
names including Ghostpoet, Martin Simpson, Deaf Havana, Mike and the Mechanics and Mystery Jets. ‘not to be missed’ (Time Out) – ‘powerful’ (Evening Standard).
Lesley Bossine, Centre Manager, commented: “We are still a long way from business as usual and under current social distancing regulations, live performances are difficult financially for us. However, we are determined to do whatever we can to provide a range of arts activities and live events for the community”.
The Landmark successfully ran a series of Covid secure events during the summer which provided a blue print for holding classes and live events going forward. Currently running is a programme of one-day arts and crafts
workshops through October (check website for availability) and there are plans for a Festive Emporium, which will be a showcase of work from a diverse range of designers and makers, details to be announced.
Lesley Bossine went on to say: “Now we know that we can successfully and safely hold classes we are running more this autumn, alongside others online and also welcoming back two of our singing classes in the live, but
socially distanced, flesh. The enthusiasm of all our customers illustrates the desire we all have to get on with our lives in safety.”
To book tickets for Ruby Wax, Katey Brooks or for a place on a workshop, please visit: www.landmarkartscentre.org
The Landmark continues its fundraising effort to save the centre from permanent closure. Under current social distancing regulations, live performances remain difficult financially with a 329-seating capacity reduced to 70. The centre has applied to the Arts Council’s part of the Government’s £1.5 billion support package for the arts and expects to receive a decision soon. If you are able to donate to the Save The Landmark fundraising campaign, please go to: www.landmarkartscentre.org