One in seven of the UK population has a hearing disability. Deaf babies face a lifetime struggling to communicate; the elderly can become isolated from friends and family. Deafness Research UK works towards advances in scientific and medical research, to ensure that one day all forms of hearing disability will be overcome.
Deafness Research is ACS' chosen charity for 2010. ACS founder Andy Shiach chose the charity due to the interest he has in working with new born babies. Andy used to run a free clinic in Hillingdon hospital (London) offering free tests and advice for parents with babies that are born with a hearing disability.
Deafness Research is hosting a special evening 'SIR GEORGE MARTIN in conversation with ANDREW MARR' with all proceeds from this special evening going towards their research into helping deaf and hearing impaired people through medical research and education.
On 28th April 2010, Sir George Martin, legendary producer of the Beatles, will be in conversation with Andrew Marr, leading political journalist, at a unique event in aid of Deafness Research UK. This event takes place at 7.30 pm in Kings Place; one of London’s most prestigious new performance venues (located just a few minutes walk from Kings Cross and St Pancras stations).
VIP tickets are available for £125 which includes a pre-interview drinks reception with Andrew Marr from 6.30pm, a signed photo of Sir George Martin and priority seating. There are also standard tickets available at £75 each.
The special event promises many fascinating insights into the Beatles’ recording sessions with George Martin at the famous Abbey Road studios. There will be an opportunity to bid for auction items donated by both Sir George and Andrew Marr, including one stunning piece of Beatles memorabilia.