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Lauderdale House launches glittering fundraising season in final push for restoration project

17:00 26 May 2014

Promoting a series of events to raise money for Lauderdale House, Anthony Yates and Julio De Souza from vocal ensemble Serenata who perform at the House on 30th May, with Lauderdale House director Katherine Ives, who has organised a wine tasting evening with Helen Lederer on June 3. Picture: Polly Hancock

Promoting a series of events to raise money for Lauderdale House, Anthony Yates and Julio De Souza from vocal ensemble Serenata who perform at the House on 30th May, with Lauderdale House director Katherine Ives, who has organised a wine tasting evening with Helen Lederer on June 3. Picture: Polly Hancock

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Married couples who tied the knot at a historic Highgate house will be invited back for a romantic night of theatre on the lawn as part of a series of glittering fundraising events marking the final push to pay for the house’s restoration.

Staff at the Grade II listed Lauderdale House in Waterlow Park have launched a new campaign to raise the final £500,000 to restore the 16th century building.

They have raised nearly £1.4million in two years for the Lauderdale Transformed project but hope to meet the £2million target in order to secure the future of the house for the next generation.

The campaign comes six months after director Katherine Ives said the team would have to rethink plans for the house, an arts and education centre, if they did not raise £500,000 by May.

“Costs increased along the way,” she said. “That’s why we feel we need another big push with a lot of help from the community. Otherwise, if we’re not careful, it will be like chasing butterflies.

“It’s going to be a challenge. But, if we can raise money and have fun at the same time, it will be a lovely way of introducing people to the house.”

A concert featuring centuries-old music, performed by international pianist Brian Benedict and eight local singers, starts the latest fundraising campaign on Friday, May 30.

Absolutely Fabulous star Helen Lederer will host a wine tasting with her actress daughter Hannah, who appeared in ITV soap Echo Beach.

Star-crossed lovers will gather for a romantic Theatre on the Tea Lawn to watch a Romeo and Juliet production and Ms Ives hopes many couples who were married there will return on July 31.

An exclusive look at a private collection of high-end art at an unnamed Highgate resident’s home on June 10 and an intimate tour of Highgate Cemetery are some of the other activities on offer.

The Lauderdale Transformed project was launched in 2012 to replace the current workshop annexe with a new learning space, build a glass-covered atrium, provide disabled facilities and restore the house’s historic features.

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