Search

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

Archant

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.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Hampstead Highgate Express visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Hampstead Highgate Express staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Hampstead Highgate Express account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Hampstead & Highgate News Stories

Yesterday, 17:09

The solicitor, who features in the film Denial, says there is “reams and reams” of far-right material online, and search engines should take a stand

Yesterday, 15:19

Former children’s laureate and author Michael Rosen has condemned Haringey Council’s plans to move thousands of council houses into a private company as “social and ethnic cleansing”.

Yesterday, 15:04

Campaigners against funding cuts to schools in Haringey have called on parents to turn the tide.

Yesterday, 13:07

A Camden School for Girls student has seen her rejection letter from Oxford University go viral after transforming into a work of art.

Tue, 13:55

A car wash owner has been jailed after an employee was electrocuted while showering in squalid rat-infested housing he provided for workers.

Tue, 13:07

Criminal gangs working across Hampstead are ordering spare keys online using numbers etched onto the access locks.

Tue, 11:50

Testing along West End Lane showed many residents were being exposed to nitrogen dioxide levels more than 50 per cent above permitted levels.

Tue, 11:02

The charity gathered in front of the Iranian Embassy as husband Richard delivered a letter calling for justice and a better future for his child

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Most read Hampstead & Highgate news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Property Newsletter Sign-up

Get the latest North London property news and features straight to your inbox with our regular newsletter

I am also happy to receive other emails...
Fields marked with a * are mandatory
Email Marketing by e-shot

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Hampstead & Highgate Express
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now