A fundraising evening supporting the cityscape designers of the future is being staged at St. George’s Hall next week.
And Raising the Roof, taking place on Thursday 19th October, promises to do just that with a line-up of musical talent taking to the stage in the sumptuous Concert Room at the grade I listed landmark.
Raising the Roof is a celebration of global diversity through culture, and money raised from the event will help the ICCC International Student Design Fellowships supporting Architectural Leaders of the Future.
For the first time two prestigious ICCC Caring Citizen of the Humanities awards will be given on the evening for the good works of UK individuals. One of the awards will be presented by Assistant Mayor Councillor Nick Small.
A special reception will take place ahead of the evening where VIP audience members will have the chance to meet the artists while enjoying refreshments in the surroundings of the 160-year-old Lime Street hall.
The stunning line-up of talent includes Emanuel Manny Perlman, a lyric tenor, composer, performing/recording artist, spiritual/civic leader, lecturer and World Ambassador whom legendary talk show host Larry King compared to a combination of Caruso and Mel Torm.
He is joined on the programme by actress Kiran Sonia Sawar from the BAFTA-nominated B.B.C. drama Murdered by my Father, Diana & I, and Black Mirror, a solo harpist, and Crescendo, the Bernie Whelan choir. King of Swing Asa Murphy, the Chinese Pagoda Youth Orchestra and international artist, musician and composer Jez Colborne, who has a condition called Williams Syndrome, will also perform.
Alongside the individual performances, the event will pre-launch a charity single, Talk to Me, in aid of the Williams Syndrome Foundation in the U.K. Williams Syndrome, a rare and randomly occurring genetic disorder which affects around one in 18,000 people in the U.K. and causes physical, cardiac and mental health problems, sensory, behavioural, social and processing issues and learning disabilities.
Raising the Roof is organised by Universal Inclusion. Twitter @univinclusion.
Tickets for the event at St. George’s Hall are priced at £45 plus £2.25 fulfilment fee per order). VIP tickets £95.
Purchase in person at TicketQuarter, Echo Arena Liverpool, Kings Dock, Liverpool, online at www.ticketquarter.co.uk or on 0844 800 0410.