Print Sale to save London’s theatres

Joanna Vestey, Maureen Martin – Duty Manager at Battersea Arts Centre, London

London’s theatres are in urgent need of support and a great way to do just that is to buy a print from the Custodians for COVID sale. Photographic artist, Joanna Vestey captured 20 theatres during lockdown including the Royal Albert Hall, National Theatre, the Globe, the Royal Opera House and Southwark Playhouse, with each asked to choose a custodian to be included in the shot. These include key holders, executive directors, security staff, carpenters and technical managers and producers, with the resulting pictures both beautiful and haunting. Printed in limited editions of 250, each 50 x 60cm image costs £200 with £193.75 in total going directly to the theatre. The goal is to raise £1 million in 8 weeks, providing £50,000 of funding for each theatre. You can view all the prints and buy here.

Joanna Vestey, Deborah McGhee Head of Building Operations at The Globe

Joanna Vestey, Charlie Jones Building Services Manager at The Royal Albert Hall

Joanna Vestey, Brian Wren Building Manager at Hackney Empire

Print Sale to save London's theatres
— Daisy Allsup
14th July 2020

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