Posted: 03.06.21 at 18:26 by The Editor
Fans of the hit TV dramas Normal People and Fleabag will have a chance to win an original print signed by the stars of the shows in a prize draw launching this Saturday (22 May) for the Landmark Arts Centre.
Last year the Landmark was the ‘top secret’ venue for the much-anticipated Comic Relief crossover sketch featuring Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones reprising their roles as Marianne and Connell from Normal People as they ‘confessed all’ to Andrew Scott's 'hot priest' from the Phoebe Waller-Bridge show.
The trio pledged their support for the Save The Landmark campaign and signed an original artwork of the centre by local artist Jennie Ing.
The print and a photo of the 'dream team' on the Landmark's stage are now being raffled in a month-long prize draw to raise funds for the arts centre as it seeks to stay afloat after lockdown ends.
In April last year the Landmark launched an emergency appeal for funds as lockdown meant the centre's ability to raise income was severely restricted, putting it at risk of permanent closure in May.
A massive crowdfunding effort saw £76,000 raised for the centre which combined with grants from the Government’s Cultural Recovery Fund and the local authority have allowed it to stay open.
The signed print will be up for grabs in the new prize draw
But while the Landmark is financially viable until the end of June 2021, its ability to raise income is restricted and the need to continue fundraising remains critical.
Landmark Centre Manager Lesley Bossine said: “We were so grateful to Paul, Daisy and Andrew for supporting our appeal and are excited to offer this special print now to raise much needed funds.
"Despite being able to partially reopen, we need to earn £13,000 a month to pay our routine overheads and every entry into this draw will help us reach that target.”
The results of the prize draw will be announced on Saturday 19 June and all proceeds will help the Landmark reach its fundraising target of £26,000.
The special #normalpeopleprint is currently on display at The Landmark.
Filming for a comic relief crossover sketch took place at the Landmark Arts Centre last year
To enter the draw and be in with the chance of winning the print, enter HERE.
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