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Paul McCartney To Help Two Causes With One Concert

Paul McCartney is to play one special concert in the UK to raise funds for two good causes: his Meat Free Monday campaign and Kevin Spacey's campaign to put a new roof on The Old Vic Theatre.

On 1 July, The Old Vic will celebrate its 192nd birthday with an inaugural fundraiser, The Old Vic 192. Taking place at The Boiler House (Battersea Power Station), The Old Vic 192 is set to become a major annual London fundraiser and key fixture of the Summer season.

Hosted by Kevin Spacey, Artistic Director, and Sally Greene, Chief Executive at The Old Vic, the major star-studded birthday celebration will feature entertainment including an exclusive private performance by Paul McCartney and live art auction hosted by Oliver Barker, Senior Director at Sotheby’s. Supported by W Doha, the evening’s activity will commence with a champagne and canapé reception, dinner, auction and conclude with a private performance with Paul McCartney.

“I’m delighted to be able to announce The Old Vic 192, our inaugural annual fundraiser on 30th June 2010, in aid of The Old Vic Theatre Trust,” said Spacey. “We are thrilled Paul McCartney will lend his extraordinary talents on the evening alongside brilliant artists who’ve generously donated their artworks for auction. It’s set to be quite a night!”

The roof of the historic theatre roof has leaked since it was damaged by bombing raids during World War II, and Spacey has been campaigning for funding to have the problem fixed for a long time.

In aid of The Old Vic Theatre Trust, all monies raised will go to safeguard the 192 year old iconic building, to make great theatre available to all and to mentor the next generation of creative talent. The Old Vic 192 will further support ‘Meat Free Monday,’ a not-for-profit environmental campaign which seeks to raise awareness of the climate-changing impact of meat production and consumption.

The Old Vic 192 will also mark the beginning of a new annual partnership and exciting collaboration with W Doha, the hotel category buster and leading industry innovator. W Doha will lend ongoing support to The Old Vic and its annual fundraising ambitions.

Tickets to the event will range £500 each and up to £10,000 for Premium tables.

In order to book tickets to The Old Vic 192 celebrations, email 192@oldvictheatre.com

Last Updated: 05/26/10 12:13
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Paul McCartney is to play one special concert in the UK to raise funds for two good causes: his Meat Free Monday campaign and Kevin Spacey's campaign to put a new roof on The Old Vic Theatre. On 1 July, The Old Vic will celebrate its 192nd birthday with an inaugural fundraiser, The Old Vic 192. Taking place at The Boiler House (Battersea Power Station), The Old Vic 192 is set to become a major annual London fundraiser and key fixture of the Summer season.