Troubadour Trust 30 July 2020 Annual Report – our first year
Foreword from Aaron Ross, the Chair of Trustees:
“2019 saw the Trustees and Management spending valuable time investing in and establishing the foundations of the Trust. Over the first twelve months, the Trust has successfully met its stated Aims and Objectives, bringing a positive impact to local communities. The Trustees and executive have taken a considered approach in establishing the foundations of the charity and ensuring that the Trust is in a great position to grow its impact and outreach.
It is clear to see that the Trust has made a remarkable impact in both Wembley and White City. The executive team did a brilliant job connecting with diverse community groups across all of the Troubadour Theatre venues.
The extensive programme of activities, including art and extinction with Dinosaur World Live, street art and dance with Fame, in-foyer song writing workshops with The Wedding Singer provided a unique opportunity for all participants.
The Trust also provided space and studios to teachers, community groups, a careers day for backstage roles, a dementia-friendly dance group and a regular community band. AlI within the remit of our arts and education charitable aims.
A personal highlight for the Trustees and executive team was enabling over a thousand Brent school children to witness the powerful and inspiring drama of War Horse with our special guest Michael Morpurgo introducing the performance.
2020 and 2021 have brought unprecedented challenges to everyone involved with the arts. With the cessation of ticket levy funding, the Trustees took the difficult but inevitable decision to suspend activities. The Trustees look forward to restarting operations as soon as practical.
All of those involved with the Trust remain incredibly grateful to the generosity of Troubadour Theatres and especially Oliver and Tristan for their ongoing support. ”
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