Act IV worked with the Charterhouse in Farringdon to host a dinner raising funds for ‘Revealing the Charterhouse’ – a project in partnership with the Museum of London which will open up this landmark site to the public for the first time in its 650-year history.
Since the dissolution of the monasteries in the 16th century the Charterhouse has served as private mansion, a boys’ school and an almshouse, which it remains to this day. Act IV worked to ensure guests fully experienced the magnificence of the building by creating a journey that allowed each historic feature to be discovered in turn. Careful decoration and considered lighting, alongside entertainment from the Thomas Sutton Singers in the Chapel, a Macy’s Chicago pianist in the Great Chamber, and the Trafalgar Drummers and Post Horns from the Royal Marines Association Concert Band ushering guests to dinner, combined to create a very special atmosphere. Mark Hix complemented the heritage feel to the evening with a decadent game feast in the Great Hall.
Act IV coordinated and managed the committee, ticket sales and guestlist; coordinated all print and design including tickets, invitations and the programme; worked alongside the in-house venue team and all external suppliers including AV and the Hix event catering team to ensure smooth logistical delivery; coordinated the live auction, prize draw and pledge moment to ensure that all fundraising mechanisms were as fruitful as possible.
“What a totally brilliant evening you organised last night! I can’t tell you how enormously we all enjoyed ourselves relishing the medieval/Tudor aura that pervaded. The candles were an inspirational touch and showed the architecture and interiors to great atmosphere. The food was such an original feast- you really felt you were dining of yore but with great cuisine. You made it all look so effortless!”
Genevieve Muinzer, Committee member
• Tickets from £275
• Live auction, prize draw and pledge moment
• 100 guests
• In kind sponsorship of over £5,000
• Over £85,000 raised