Thursday, April 03, 2008

Who Cancer Trust News for All WHO FANS!

From British photographer Matt Kent's Blog:

"With this years set of Teenage Cancer Trust concerts rapidly approaching I feel quite honoured that some of my photo's from past events have been chosen to take part in an exhibition of images chosen by the TCT to accompany images shot by the teenagers themselves that is to be displayed at the Royal Albert Hall during this years shows. It's a particular honour for me as its the first exhibition I've been part of and I can't think of a better cause for it to be in aid of.

I've been told that I have a pass for the upcoming shows, so I'm hoping nothing changes and that I'll be able to publish some new photos during the coming week. Here's the press release regarding the exhibition so if you're going to the gigs or passing the RAH pop in and have a peek."


PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL

From 2 to 27 April 2008, Me and TCT, a captivating photographic exhibition, will be presented by Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall, as part of the venue’s reflect series. The exhibition will feature stunning photographs from Teenage Cancer Trust’s annual music and comedy shows at the Royal Albert Hall as well as images captured by young patients giving an inspiring and moving insight into their cancer journeys.

The exhibition will coincide with TCT’s 2008 shows at the Royal Albert Hall which run from Tuesday 8th to Sunday 13th April and feature Muse, Madness, Paul Weller, Noel Fielding, The Fratellis and Joan Armatrading among others. Each image captured by teenagers with cancer displayed in the exhibition has a personal and powerful story behind it and highlights the unique experience that teenagers with cancer go through. These photographs will be presented alongside images of past TCT shows and feature artists such as The Who, Noel Gallagher, Paul Weller, Ronnie Wood, Chris Martin, Kaiser Chiefs, Razorlight, Kasabian and some of the cream of British comedy including Ricky Gervais, Noel Fielding and Alan Carr.

Teenage Cancer Trust is a charity dedicated to improving the lives of teenagers and young adults with cancer. TCT funds specialist teenage cancer units in NHS hospitals that provide an environment where teenagers can get on with being teenagers, while still receiving the best possible medical treatment. Each of these units costs TCT over £2million to build.

Every year, the Royal Albert Hall is home to the legendary Teenage Cancer Trust benefit shows. They are some of the most eagerly anticipated dates in the music calendar, each year selling out in record time and raising vital funds for TCT. The gigs were the brainchild of The Who’s Roger Daltrey CBE, patron of Teenage Cancer Trust, who has, over the last eight years, pulled together the very best of British talent across rock, pop and comedy to give up their time to raise money for this unique charity.

The exhibition takes place around the ground floor corridor of the Royal Albert Hall from Wednesday 2 to Sunday 27 April. You can view it when attending performances or by calling in on one of the following free open days:

Sunday 6 April 11am - 3pm

Saturday 12 April 10am - 2pm

Sunday 20 April 10am - 2pm

Enter through Door 1 The exhibition is presented by Teenage Cancer Trust in association with the Royal Albert Hall. For more information visit www.teenagecancertrust.org/meandtct. A selection of images will be available to purchase after the exhibition with all profits going to TCT.

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Notes to Editors



With thanks to Matt Kent, Danny Clifford, Getty and PA for allowing us to use their images for this exhibition A limited number of tickets are still available for some of this year’s shows from www.teenagecancertrust.org:

1 Comments:

Blogger par.nordstrom said...

I luv it ! Famous artists usin their popularity to do good ! There´s hope for mankind ...

2:11 PM  

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