Stephen Fry, Jo Brand to host charity quiz nights

Stephen Fry, Jo Brand and Gyles Brandreth are all hosting online fundraising quiz nights in aid of Hammersmith’s The Riverside Studios.

The quizzes will kick off on 29th April when Gyles Brandreth will host, while Stephen Fry will host on 13th May and Jo Brand will host on 27th May. Each quiz will commence at 6.30pm.

The events will raise money for the theatre, with all tickets costing £25. Funds raised will help keep the venue in good shape for when coronavirus lockdowns are over, with 10 per cent of proceeds going to Riverside Studios’ local NHS charity, the Imperial Health Charity, which supports five hospitals around Hammersmith.

The quiz will consist of six rounds of questions from the worlds of music, theatre, cinema, comedy, art and food and drink, with prizes including a dinner for four at the venue’s luxury Sam’s Riverside restaurant, a subscription to the Mindful Chef recipe box, or 12 months’ worth of tickets for Riverside Studios’ cinema.

Riverside’s Artistic Director/CEO, William Burdett-Coutts, commented: “Like every arts venue in London and across the UK, Riverside Studios has suffered hugely from the COVID-19 pandemic, losing all its revenue over the past 4 weeks. As a charity that receives no public funding, we need to safeguard the future of our historic venue and ensure we can continue showcasing talent. All our hosts have some relationship with the building.

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