Name a Brighton Dome Seat in Memory of a Loved One
30 Aug 2019
The husband of a renowned graphic designer is fundraising to name a seat in his memory in the refurbished Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre. Andie Airfix created album covers for music artists including The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Pink Floyd, and the iconic Live 8 logo.
Richard Clark-Monks explains more about why he’s supporting Build Brighton Dome:
“We moved to Brighton in 2011 and Brighton Dome became a big part of Andie's life as he loved the arts, especially theatre and music. Andie sadly passed away in October 2018 after a short illness so having a seat named after him in one of his favourite places will mean so much to me, his friends and family. Andie would have just turned 73 and I’m hoping to reach the target and help commemorate his birthday by giving something back to charity in his name.”
Brighton Dome's Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre is undergoing a major refurbishment to restore and conserve the 200-year old buildings as part of the redevelopment of the Royal Pavilion Estate. Through the Build Brighton Dome community appeal, anyone can purchase a seat and have a chosen name inscribed on a plaque when the venues re-open.
Since being converted from the Prince Regent’s stables and riding house into a performance space in 1867, the venues have been host to an array of illustrious artists, writers, dancers, musicians, actors and directors including David Bowie, Ella Fitzgerald and in 1974 Abba won the Eurovision Song Contest with their hit Waterloo.
“Many of the musicians Andie worked with during his long career will have played at Brighton Dome. By supporting the refurbishment of these iconic Brighton venues it feels like we’re helping the next generation of artists and musicians by making sure they have a place to perform. That’s something Andie would have felt passionate about.”
Seat names are available from £600 in both venues, with direct debit payment options from just £50 a month. Support Andie’s seat campaign here.
To find out more information please call 01273 260818, email firstname.lastname@example.org or find out more on our website.