It may seem surpising (!!??) but, when it comes to a red carpet, we are decidedly out of our comfort zones when it comes to the whole gliztz and glam. However, we put our glad rags on for the 10th Anniversary Roundhouse Gala and got our butterflies in check and headed for 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.
The star-studded evening gave us performances from a host of stars including Roger Daltrey CBE, 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.”
“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. We continue to be thrilled to be a part of such an organisation that enables the next generation to access the opportunities that creativity can unlock.”
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.
Not everyone knows about the magic that takes place in the studios. I’ve been lucky enough to work with young people at the Roundhouse where they’re given opportunities to learn and grow through creativity.
I’m so happy to support the Roundhouse in their wonderful work providing opportunities for young people to explore their creative talents.
Celebrities from the worlds of music, fashion and art have donated several 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..