KILN COMMUNITY

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As we build towards our reopening, your support is more crucial than ever. With your help, we can bring our many communities together again. All donations, whatever their size, are greatly valued. Thank you.

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“This is a time of a lot of anger, pain and anxiety. But this time will pass and we will gather again to sing, dance and most importantly to heal. We need to listen to one another and be better. We’ve missed our audiences, supporters, our neighbours and local businesses, the many young people who come through our building everyday and inspire us, the staff who care so much and our community of actors, playwrights, creatives, musicians, backstage technicians and all the people that create the work you see on stage. The building is a shell without the energy and passion of all who come through our doors.” – Indhu Rubasingham, Artistic Director

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FULL STATEMENT

It’s been a tough time for so many people. Many things are being questioned and things we took for granted are now absent. The world is deeply uncertain place.

It’s important that people stay safe and well, but it’s even more crucial that we look out for each other in our isolation.

Since our theatre closed to the public in March, we’ve realised -even more – how important our communities are.

And we miss you.

We’ve missed our audiences, supporters, our neighbours and local businesses, the many young people who come through our building every day and inspire us, the staff who care so much, and our community of actors, playwrights, creatives, musicians, backstage technicians and all the people that create the work you see on stage. The building is a shell without the energy and passion of all who come through our doors.

Over these past months, we’ve looked for every possible way to make a difference to our communities. We can’t wait until we can be together again in person, to share our stories of different worlds, different people, and different perspectives – so that we can discover more what connects us, rather than what divides us.

This is a time of a lot of anger, pain and anxiety. But this time will pass and we will gather again to sing, dance and – most importantly – to heal. We need to listen to one another and be better.

I’ve been deeply reminded of the power of theatre and the necessity of narratives to make sense of the world we find ourselves in. I’ve been reminded of the power of theatre in bringing people together to share an experience that has the possibility to transform.

We cannot exist without you.

Together we can get through this. We are the Kiln Community. Join us.

“Building the show across the last few weeks was so creatively fulfilling. It was a huge challenge and gave me such a wonderful outlet during this surreal time. Absolutely loved doing the show, and the support network we had with each other during it.” – Young Company participant of our digital production ‘Dear Future Generations’

YOUR DONATION WILL SUPPORT:

  • Our Young Writers programme working with young local people, who are new to writing for theatre, to develop their skills
  • Our Creative Engagement programme which includes Youth Theatres, a Young Companies and our Minding the Gap project which supports young people newly arrived in the UK to develop their language skills and confidence through drama 

  • Free English classes for adults in Brent, with free childcare
  • A collaboration with a local GP surgery to support people living with diabetes in Brent
  • collaboration with charity Food For All to provide free hot meals once a week from our building to those in need

  • Work on our stage which we are announcing soon
  • The reopening of Kiln Cinema with low ticket prices to encourage all to attend
  • Keeping our ticket prices affordable to make sure that everyone can experience the power of theatre

“Living next door, I walk by the Kiln everyday and continuously keep my fingers crossed that it will be able to open soon – it is the cultural bedrock of the community.” – Abaigh, Kiln Supporter and Local Resident

OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT

We know not everyone is in a position to give financial support right now. Don’t forget there are other ways to play your part in the Kiln Community.
  • Spread the word – tell others about us! Share our projects, encourage donations, talk about us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
  • Join In – to hear about our volunteering opportunities, get in touch

Thank you

Thank you, from all of us at Kiln, for your support this year. You provided us with a lifeline during our most uncertain and difficult period and we are so grateful. Read here about your Solidarity and Support.

A huge thank you to our Kiln Community

Alan and Virginia Lynch
Alan Maclean and Jo Corkish
Alice Clifford
Alice Morgan
Alice Rowan
Andree Molyneux
Anneke and Fred Mendelsohn
Anthony and Min May
Antony Weatherhead
Atalanta Goulandris and Stephane Gripari
Barrie Tankel
Barry Serjent
Beth Silver
Brenda Beary
Catherine Walker
Charles and Dafna Bonas
Christine Jude
Christopher Bevan
Clare Doust
Colin Adams and Mary T. Farrell
Colin Pollard
Colin Steward
Conor Gunn
David and Elizabeth Bromage
David and Iona Heath
David King
David Lanch
Debbie Elliott
Demola Soremekun
Diana Laurillard
Dipo Baruwa-Etti
Dominic Cooke CBE
Donald Jones
Elaine Morris
Farah Elahi
Francisco Furtado
Fred Dick
Freya Stanley-Price
Gemma Jackson
George Meyer
George Tomlinson
Grant and Julie Winstock
Happen Digital
Henry Chu and James Baer
I G and B Rappaport
Jennifer Pope
Jeremy Lewison and Caroline Schuck
Jim Carter and Imelda Staunton
Jim Thomas
Katherine Ronayne
Katie Bradford

Lady Alison Irvine
Laure Duvoisin
Lesley Platz
Liz Kwast
Liz Walker
Lyn Meadows
Maggie Lindford
Marion Machin
Martin Enthoven
Martin Hall and Anne Heath
Mary and Jim Callaghan
Matthew Greenburgh and Helen Payne
Maureen Preston
Michael and Jenny Nathan
Miranda Persaud
Moyra McGarth Brown
Norman Bell
Penny Badowska
Peter Lawrence
Philip Best
Philip Hooker
Rama Thapar
Richard Johnson
Richard Naylor
Richard Rawlinson
Robert Coniglio
Ros and Alan Haigh
Ros Lewis
Sandar and Steve Warshal
Selena Arbe-Barnes
Simon Judge
Simon Taylor
Sinead McKenna
Sioban Whitney Low
Sita McIntosh
Susan Bush
Susan Yeomans
Swetha Charles
Tatiana Chater Davies
Tessa Stanley-Price
Tibor Gold
Tom Happold
Tom Heath
Tom Proffitt

Special thanks to Happen Digital for creating the video for the Kiln Community campaign

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Any questions?

To discuss your support get in touch with the Fundraising team on give@kilntheatre.com

Promise to supporters

We believe that every supporter has a right to know how their donation is spent. Our Promise to Supporters tells you how we intend to communicate with you and how we would like to recognise your support. It also tells you how we respect you as a donor and how we aim to be as transparent as possible in everything that we do.