News: TEN YEARS TRANSFORMING YOUNG LIVES WITH CREATIVITY

Monday 13 March 2017

TEN YEARS TRANSFORMING YOUNG LIVES WITH CREATIVITY

ROUNDHOUSE TRUST CELEBRATES 10th ANNIVERSARY WITH STAR-STUDDED GALA

On 16 March 2017, the Roundhouse Gala will host an evening of music and entertainment from world renowned artists alongside Roundhouse home-grown talent. The Gala, sponsored by Lavazza, helps to raise funds for the Roundhouse’s charitable work which transforms the lives of young people through creativity working with 11-25 year-olds.

The star-studded evening will include performances from a host of stars including Roger Daltrey CME, Ronnie Wood and Jesse Wood, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Imelda May and more, making this a night to remember.

Marcus Davey, chief executive and artistic director of the Roundhouse said, “The Gala is a real highlight in our calendar – it’s a fantastic moment for us to celebrate our rich history as a performing arts venue with some of the world’s best talent. But most importantly it gives a stage to young performers starting out on their career and raises vital funds for those who use our studios. We really couldn’t do this without the generous support of all the performers, our committee, Lavazza and everyone who has donated an incredible prize.”

Celebrities from the worlds of music, fashion and art have donated a number of money can’t buy prizes to help raise additional funds for the Roundhouse. There will be a live auction on the night but ahead of the Roundhouse Gala the public can bid online via Givergy. Prizes include a walk on part in Les Miserables, artwork by Marc Quinn and lunch with the Pythons.

The public are invited to bid on prizes in the auction, bid items range from Signed Rolling Stones Guitar, to Lunch with Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin & Sanjeev Bhaskar, to Signed Björk #1 Print to glittering first night at the Victoria Palace to see Hamilton. For full details of items please access the gala bid auction here

More about the Roundhouse Gala
Over the last 10 years the biennial Roundhouse Gala has raised almost £3million to support the Roundhouse’s work with 11-25 year olds. Each year, the Roundhouse gives over 3,000 young people the chance to develop their skills and confidence through creativity, especially the most excluded and disadvantaged in society. By giving young people the chance to engage with the arts through music, media and performance projects, they’re inspired to reach further, dream bigger, and achieve more.

This is the second time that the Gala committee has been chaired by actress and theatre producer Sally Wood. She said; “I’m so very grateful for all the creative opportunities I received when I was younger, which is why I’m honoured to be a Trustee for the Roundhouse and to be chairing this gala again. The Roundhouse provides an incredible platform for young people to develop their skills and creativity, express themselves, nurture their talent, grow in confidence and be treated as a professional whilst remaining grounded. I’m delighted to be helping this charity again.”

Roundhouse Gala 2017
Website: www.roundhouse.org.uk/gala

More about the Roundahouse
Back in 2006, the Roundhouse reopened its doors to audiences following a huge refurbishment, and since then over 3 million people have seen an array of over 4,000 spectacular live performances – from circus to spoken word and from music to theatre.

But at that very same moment in time on the 1st June 2016 we also opened the doors to a brand new creative centre for young people. Fast forward ten years and 30,000 young people have had the opportunity to transform their lives by taking part in thousands of music, performing arts, circus and media projects at the Roundhouse – from drop-in sessions to long term projects and performance opportunities.

Even more than that over half (55%) of the young people who have used the facilities at the Roundhouse are from low income households – continuing the founding promise to ensure all young people have access to the arts. And the Roundhouse is committed to supporting young people in the local area – Camden residents make up 45% of the young people who take part in projects.

Providing young people with tailored, intensive and holistic experiences at the Roundhouse is vital. Nearly 500 young people not in education, employment and training have been involved in specialist courses at the Roundhouse – with an average of 8o% progressing into education, employment or training. Some have come to the Roundhouse with little hope for their future but are now confident, skilled and working in the creative industries.

Youth governance has also been an intrinsic part of how the Roundhouse is run. Over 100 young people have sat on the Roundhouse Youth Advisory Board and each year 2 young people have been on the main board of trustees. They ensure that young people are at the centre of every decision we make.

The Roundhouse in numbers
• We’ve had over 4,000 ticketed performances.
• 270 events in 10 years, bringing in between £750,000 and £1.5million each year. All of which contributed towards our work with young people.
4,000 members have supported our charitable work.

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