Save the Landmark Appeal
TEDDINGTON’S LANDMARK ARTS CENTRE LAUNCHES EMERGENCY FUNDING APPEAL
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, it has been forced to launch an emergency community funding appeal following its abrupt closure last month and cancellation of events.
The charity, which receives no core external funding and was planning to celebrate its 25th anniversary this year, has taken drastic steps to reduce outgoings to a minimum by furloughing all but one staff member. However, with no income generated from its programme of events the centre faces permanent closure by the end of May.
The Landmark Chair of Trustees, Martin Nicholds commented: “Along with everyone in the UK [the virus] is having a profound impact on us. With no income we will eventually reach a point where our reserves are exhausted and we have to shut up shop. We estimate this point will be reached in less than two months.”
The Landmark which has become a vital community hub with its reputation for providing a diverse range of arts events for all – from live music, workshops, arts fairs, workshops, classes, comedy and three choirs, was planning a packed programme of events to celebrate its 25th anniversary this summer.
Martin Nicholds added: “We certainly don’t want to commemorate our anniversary by closing down and are determined to keep The Landmark going so we can be here for the community when this crisis is over; that’s why we’re launching an appeal. If you could donate the cost of a pair of tickets or £5 is the cost of a pint round here – it’s very little.”
Save the Landmark Appeal – your donations count
You can help the Save The Landmark Appeal by making an online donation or by sending a cheque payable to The Landmark Arts Centre to Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Road, Teddington, TW11 0BN