World Alzheimer's Day concert - call for acts/speakers

Discussion in 'Fundraising for Alzheimer's Society' started by Monkey, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. Monkey

    Monkey Registered User

    Aug 24, 2006
    15
    London UK
    #1 Monkey, Jul 23, 2007
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 24, 2007
    Hi
    I've been rasing a bit of money for AS for a couple of years now since my mum was diagnosed.

    I organise concerts in London. One of my regular shows falls on World Alzheimer's Day this year, so I have hit upon an idea to raise a bit of money for the society, and to celebrate all of us who either have relatives with AD or who have AD. Have some fun.

    I have The Memory Band, and Sandra and The Memory Machine booked to play. I will host the event. We usually do a pop quiz. This time we'll do one with a theme of AD. It's Friday 21 Sept in Crouch End, North London.

    I could use TWO more acts. Either comedy or music or both. It would be good if they were well known! We want to get as much press for this as possible. It might be nice to have some speakers.

    I can just go ahead and book the acts, but I thought I would open it up to this board to see if there are any suggestions from folks with experience or knowledge of Alzheimer's.

    any thoughts anyone?

    If you want to contact me direct please send me a PM [Edited by Bruce to remove e-mail address]

    I will post details of the event on here and on my own website www.knom.co.uk once the bill is finalised...
     
  2. TED

    TED Registered User

    Sep 14, 2004
    154
    Middlesex
    Hello

    sure sounds like a great idea and i will certainely add the date to my diary

    Shall keep an eye on your site for more news, I think one of the mods should add a link to a more "popular" part of the board really cos this clearly isnt getting the publicity on here that it really deserves

    more power to you
    great idea, great cause

    Is there some sort of poster/ flyer i can use to put up at work?
    Hope it will be ok to copy your website page if nothing else....

    All the best
    TED
     
  3. KenC

    KenC Registered User

    Mar 24, 2006
    913
    Co Durham
    Hi Monkey,

    This sounds a very good idea and I hope you succeed. Its a pity you can not get some one like Ken Dodd involved as he is brilliant and the crowds love him.

    Best Wishes

    Ken
     
  4. TED

    TED Registered User

    Sep 14, 2004
    154
    Middlesex
    I was thinking about this last night for reasons i will keep to myself, and thought i would pose a question for others to join in and help out with

    this might be aiming too high, because ive no experience in organising something like this but what i was trying to do was think of people who would be good as 'guests' speakers perhaps.

    Richard Briers came to mind as he played a character with Dementia in a recent TV drama, cant remember who played his son but im sure someone can...though in his 70s i guess might not be such a good idea

    The Rev Roger Royal is always popular, again not sure this would be a suitable venue for his audience, someone put me right again im sure

    Ive forgotton who else i came up with , but this is where i challange the brighter members of TP forum to come up with thier own ideas, and who knows we might just hit on someone

    Dont know who you have approached so far to play, but again maybe with the Alzheimers Soc support some well placed letters to certain music producers might be well received, im thinking Virgin as a prime example, or pull in some of the popular (?) acts from Youtube?? Just a thought....give them some live time might go down well

    Over to you guys
    come on help us out...

    Cheers
    TED
     
  5. DeborahBlythe

    DeborahBlythe Registered User

    Dec 1, 2006
    9,222
    Russell Grant was a visitor to TP this year and has personal experience of AZ. What about The Zimmers? I think there are lots of us who rate them!
     
  6. Monkey

    Monkey Registered User

    Aug 24, 2006
    15
    London UK
    Thanks!

    Hi everyone
    Sincere thanks for the words of encouragement, and suggestions.

    I just got off the phone with John Hegley who wanted to help out but the date wasn't good, as he's in Scotland. He's a favourite of mine. The venue is usually a comedy club and so the proprietor is offering a helping hand to get a name comedian for the event.

    I am in touch with the Haringay Alzheimer's walk people and I will do the event in fact as a support event to their walk on the Sunday.

    Even without a speaker the bands are good, and my memory-themed pop quiz is now in full preparation. I was also going to say just a few words. The night is a regular so we'll definitely do ok, just if we get a named speaker/comedy act then we'll be packed to the rafters, which is the idea.

    If anyone knows of a contact for Richard Briars I would be happy to ask him. Any more suggestions very welcome, but of course, this week is cut off week.

    All best
    Monkey

    I will have full lineup and a poster
     
  7. TED

    TED Registered User

    Sep 14, 2004
    154
    Middlesex
    best of luck with it, sure it'll be a success.
    I've got the date and details in my diary, aim to go from work if i can get out early (getting across london on anyday is fun, fridays more so) and will suggest it to the others too

    Will check back later for more info if there is on or via your website.

    Regards
    TED
     

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