Are you feeling fed up with sport after such an action-packed summer? Give your cultural muscle a workout instead with one of these charity events supporting the arts.
A literature panel to launch Safe Space’s write-athon – Monday 3rd September
Safe Space, a charity supporting survivors of sexual abuse, is calling upon all budding writers to write a book for sponsorship by March 2013.
The write-athon will launch at Carnegie Conference Centre, Fife and will feature a panel of award winning and self-published authors such as Iain Banks and Moira McPartlin.
The launch event is completely free for anyone taking part in the write-athon. All other guests are asked for a minimum donation of £5.
The Genius of Hitchcock – From now until Tuesday 9th October
Up until Tuesday 9th October, the British Film Institute (BFI) is celebrating the most influential and iconic British film director of all time, Alfred Hitchcock.
All 58 of Hitchcock’s surviving films are being screened at London’s BFI Southbank. The season will also feature newly restored silent films, a culmination of BFI’s three-year project, Rescue the Hitchcock 9. The silent films will be shown with a live score.
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art’s Classic Cuts: – Thursday 6th – Friday 7th September
A group of actors trained at Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) are performing two famous plays abridged to just one hour each. The two plays, Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales and William Shakespeare’s Richard III, will be performed in RADA’s Studio Theatre, London.
Tickets are between £6 and £14.
Afternoon Tea, Music and Dancing – Sunday 9TH September
Orpheus, a charity that helps young disabled adults in their transition to independent living, is hosting Afternoon Tea, Music and Dancing.
Held at The Bridge House Hotel in Reigate, the day includes a performance from the South London Jazz Orchestra.
Tickets are £19.50 each or £150 for a table of eight people.
Priston Festival – Friday 14th – Sunday 16th September
Making Music, a charity supporting the work of amateur and voluntary musical organisations, is hosting a festival in Pristion, Bath.
The weekend includes live music (traditional, jazz, world, clues, rock, classical, choral) on a free open-air stage. There’ll also be morris dancing, singing and dance workshops, a children’s art project, and performance poetry.