ATP announce Fundraiser Event for Friends of Alexandra Palace Theatre tonight
ATP hosting two events at Alexandra Palace in July, with Flaming Lips performing
The Soft Bulletin and the Portishead curated I'll Be Your Mirror with Grinderman & PJ Harvey
On July 1st, 2011, Flaming Lips will perform their classic album ‘The Soft Bulletin’ in its entirety as part of ATP’s groundbreaking ‘Don’t Look Back’ series. Dinosaur Jr and Deerhoof will also be joining the line-up performing their own respective classic albums – ‘Bug’ and ‘Milk Man’. On the weekend of 23rd and 24th July 2011 ATP present the first UK I'll Be Your Mirror event curated by ATP and Portishead (who headline both nights) and features acts such as Grinderman and PJ Harvey.
Alexandra Palace was chosen as the venue for both events because its grandeur and history has always held a special place for ATP founder Barry Hogan. Growing up locally, Barry developed a strong affinity with the venue, its Great Hall playing host to a history of special acts and performances, among them Led Zeppelin in 1972, New Order, the Stone Roses, The White Stripes, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, The Pixies, the Grateful Dead and Pink Floyd at the epic 1967 kaleidoscopic rave ‘The 14 Hour Technicolour Dream’.
What many people may not know, is that Alexandra Palace has a beautiful old Victorian Theatre within the grounds, next to the ice skating rink. Built in 1875 and originally designed by John Johnson, the theatre is placed on the English Heritage ‘Buildings at Risk’ register and also stands as a Grade II listed building, though applications have been made to raise this status. The Victorian theatre is now in the hands of the ‘Friends of the Alexandra Palace Theatre’ who are campaigning to raise money to restore it, first to a working capacity and eventually back to its original splendour. For more info on the Theatre click here.
In the lead-up to the two events ATP is doing at the Palace, tonight Thursday 23rd June ATP will hold a special fundraiser event at the Music Palace, Crouch End (N8 9BT) http://www.musicpalacecrouchend.co.uk/ from 6pm-12am at which all profits will go to the Friends Of Alexandra Palace Theatre.
Details Of The Fundraiser...
Entry to the event is free, but a mandatory purchase of at least one £2 raffle ticket will be required upon entry. All raffle ticket donations go to the Friends Of Alexandra Palace Theatre and prizes include ATP goodies including tickets to both events and ATP chalets and donations from local businesses including Haberdashery (a meal and wine for two), Flashback (donating Vinyl, CDs and DVDs and celebrating their 5th anniversary at the store the next day) and Jealous Gallery who have donated a framed Eddie King (artist for The Clash - see here for details). For a list of prizes (that is constantly been updated) please go here. To donate a prize to the raffle, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The night will also feature Lord Sinclair’s ATP & Haringey Pub Quiz in which the famed ATP quizmaster will present challenging questions on music, the local area and Alexandra Palace as well DJs Andrew Hung & Benjamin John Power (F**k Buttons), Declan Allen, Barry Hogan (ATP) and The Local DJs.
We're also putting a call out to all the serious ale drinkers out there to come and test some real ales from the Redemption and Sambrook’s breweries and to vote on the ones we serve at I’ll Be Your Mirror this year. Partial profits from each pint sold will go to Friends of Alexandra Palace Theatre.
GETTING TO THE MUSIC PALACE
Full address: 159a Tottenham Lane London, UK N8 9BT
The 91 and the 41 bus come along every 5 to 10 minutes until well after midnight and pulls up right outside the venue and are replaced by Night buses afterwards. You can catch a 91 bus from Trafalgar Square, Aldwych, Euston, King's Cross or Holloway or a 41 from Archway, Turnpike Lane, Wood Green, West Green or Tottenham Hale.
The W3 and W7 buses from Finsbury Park are also an easy way to get there, and it's a 10 minute walk from Hornsey Rail Station.
Link to 41: http://www.londonbusroutes.net/times/041N041.htm
Link to 91: http://www.londonbusroutes.net/times/091N091.htm