On Sunday 14 May, a constellation of stars will come together for an intimate cabaret evening to raise funds for the 18 Keys Project, to build a sanctuary for women who have been living on the streets of London. Hosted in the historic crypt of St Martin-in-the-Fields, ‘A Set of Keys’ will feature an exciting mix of song, poetry and comedy by leading artists including: Gyles Brandreth, Janie Dee, Dillie Keane, Caroline Quentin and Anne Reid, and Bishop and Sewell is delighted to be supporting this important cause.
A highlight of the evening will be the first ever live performance of a new song inspired by the 18 Keys Project. This has been written by Graham Lyle and Terry Britten, the multi-award winning songwriters for Tina Turner’s ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’. Eighteen performers are anticipated to take part in the evening, all renowned cabaret artists and those from the world of theatre.
“‘A Set of Keys’ will be a unique and unforgettable evening of entertainment. Each star will explore in words and music the themes of home and security which the 18 Keys sanctuary will provide. Our cabaret stars are giving their time very generously to enable us to raise as much as possible for the 18 Keys Project. This will truly help us to Make a Difference, the title of Graham Lyle and Terry Britten’s beautiful song.”
Dame Diana Brittan, Chair, 18 Keys Campaign Committee
About 18 Keys
18 Keys is raising £1.8m to provide safe, stable accommodation for women experiencing homelessness in London. This will be a place where women who have been living on the streets for long periods can find the support they need to regain their confidence, make friends and gain the skills they need to move to independent homes and lives. Proceeds from ‘A Set of Keys’ will help pay for the redevelopment, which will include one-to-one therapy rooms, studio apartments, emergency bed spaces and a new communal area.
The 18 Keys Project will come to life in a redeveloped property owned and managed by The Connection at St Martin’s. The Connection is a well-established charity that works with people who are rough sleeping in London.
The campaign to raise £1.8m to fund 18 Keys is overseen by the St Martin-in-the-Fields Trust, The Connection at St Martin’s charity partner.
Tickets are available on stmartin-in-the-fields.org