Renaissance – A Revue to Celebrate 40 years of Telegraph Hill Centre

Sep 6, 2012 | News

What is Renaissance?

Renaissance is an event to be held on 13th October from 7pm to mark 40 years of Telegraph Hill Centre.   It is also an event to raise funds for the Centre to start down the road of revamping the Centre’s facilities.

Why does the Centre needs funds?

Telegraph Hill Centre gets no funding from local government, and is a self-funded community organisation.   As such, Telegraph Hill Centre is less affected by the cuts.  However, there is no money left to improve the facilities for the future.

After 40 years the Centre needs a facelift, and would like to create better access for everyone.   There are no funds to do this currently.   Buying tickets to the event enables us to create a pool of funds which we can use to improve the Centre.

Telegraph Hill Centre supports Telegraph Hill Festival with venues and facilities, contributed to the creation of Bold Vision, provided seed funding and ongoing facilities for the Hill Station cafe and also runs an amazing variety of activities which enrich and support our diverse community.   Some of these include the Lighthouse Social Club for the elderly and isolated, the Youth Club, Mother and Baby groups, Grow Wild, and so many others too numerous to mention.

After 40 years the fabric of the building and its facilities is wearing. In those 40 years, and without funding from local government, Telegraph Hill Centre has supported so many initiatives either with free use of spaces, active grant giving or by acting as an incubator for these projects to come to fruition.

Telegraph Hill Centre’s facilities, from lighting to decor, need upgrading.   Rooms need a lick of fresh paint, new spaces need to be discovered and utilised to meet the needs of the whole community.   Are there sustainable energy options we might use?   How could access be improved to ensure the Centre can be better used by people with physical disabilities?   There is much to do and no lack of ideas, but little money to do it with.

Sitting quietly at the heart of our community, this amazing institution has done so much to help us all. Please support Telegraph Hill Centre, come to Renaissance and party!

Who will appear at Renaissance?

RENAISSANCE will present an evening of musical artistry, song and lovely surprises with pop-up performances and fun throughout Telegraph Hill Centre, with a DJ to get you dancing . . .

Phil Nice will be MC, and numerous acts featuring local talent who have given of their time free of charge will perform.   Acts include Jona Overground, ThidiusCeilidh Liberation Front , Bluebird Cabaret and many more including sketches, comedy, cabaret, troubaours, jugglers and performance artists.

We will have the whole of Telegraph Hill Centre and will have dressed it beautifully. You are invited to do the same. Ever fancied wearing gold face paint, or maybe an amazing outfit that daily life never allows you to? Renaissance is your chance to dress up, leave the kids in good hands and enjoy yourself for a night (over-18s only).

There will be a bar in The Lounge, dressed like a Gentleman’s Club, and serving good wines, good British ales, and all the fabulous food flavours of autumn . . . with delicious garnishes . . . all for a modest price (cash only bar & café ).   Doors open at 7pm and we strongly advise you to get there early . . .

We’ll round off the evening with a stunning set from our DJ, with projections from local artists showcasing their work on the walls and screens around you. Whether you want to dance, party, listen to some great music, meet and make new friends, or cement old friendships, come to Renaissance. Your ticket price goes towards helping Telegraph Hill Centre raise funds for its refurbishment.

Please make sure that you buy tickets beforehand as we have very limited capacity.   Tickets start at £15 (£8 Concessions for unwaged, students, pensioners)

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Look forward to seeing you at Telegraph Hill Centre on 13th October!

If you’d like to know more about Telegraph Hill Centre and what goes on there on a regular basis, take a look at the autumn programme.

How do I get tickets to Renaissance?

To get started on the road to revamping the Centre we are organising RENAISSANCE, a fund-raising evening Revue to celebrate the Centre’s 40th year.

  • Date – 13th October 2012, 7pm onwards
  • Venue – Telegraph Hill Centre

Buying tickets to the event enables us to create a pool of funds which we can use to improve the Centre.