Concert on 7 March with Maya Jama, Anne-Marie and Mahalia will raise funds for UNICEF
Exhibition London, Shepherd's Bush's newest venue created within a Grade II listed building by Westfield Shopping Centre, is hosting a special concert to celebrate International Women's Day on 7 March, with funds from tickets sales going to UNICEF.
Sponsor Pandora's #CharmsForChange concert will be hosted by BBC Radio One presenter, Maya Jama, with exclusive performances by multi-platinum selling Anne-Marie as well as the incredible 2020 BRIT nominee, Mahalia and New York DJ’s Coco & Breezy.
The organisers say: "Join us in singing along to some of the most iconic female tunes of our time, whilst supporting UNICEF’s world for children and young people programme."
Pandora will donate 100% of the ticket sales to UNICEF’s work for children and young people including education, gender equality, rights awareness, personal empowerment
and civic engagement programmes.
Terms and conditions apply. All under 15’s must be accompanied by an adult. Doors. will open at 6pm on 7 March, with performances from 6.45pm till 10.30pm.
Find out more about this event and book tickets, priced £25, here
This is the second big event at Exhibition London, the first being a sold out gig by British indie-pop band Catfish and the Bottlemen, part of the BRITs Week with O2 for War Child 2020.
Though a full programme has not yet been announced, the venue is also set to host MTV's Reality Con from 8 - 10 May.
Reality Con is described as "an immersive event bringing to life some of MTV's most iconic reality TV shows, including Geordie Shore, Ex on the Beach and Just Tattoo of Us. Taking place in May 2020, fans of reality TV will have the unique opportunity to see the stars behind their favourite shows and visit the unforgettable locations behind the chaos."
You can find out more and book tickets here.
Built in 1898/9, the Grade II listed building, is one of two ‘Dimco Buildings’, designed by Harry Bell Measures as the engine and boiler houses of the Wood Lane generating station, supplying energy for the Central London Railways. Both were Grade II listed a century later in recognition of their heritage, and the iconic Transport for London aesthetics remain, with tiled interior walls and red brick lending unique character.
They were named for the Dimco Company, which opened a machine shop there after it was no longer needed by the railway, with the powerhouse shut down in 1928.
More recently, the building found fame as the Acme Factory in the film Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and as the interior of the British Museum in The Mummy Returns.
It was the used as a bus garage as part of White City bus station, before being sold by Transport for London to Westfield.
Now Exhibition London, given its new name due to its proximity to the site of the Franco British Exhibition of 1908, is formally open after ten months of renovation and redevelopment to create two floors of event space which can hold over 2,000 visitors and can host music and arts, plus conferences and other events.
To mark its opening, H&F Council Leader, Cllr Stephen Cowan joined representatives from Westfield owners Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield and Broadwick Live to unveil a Blue Plaque been awarded by the Hammersmith & Fulham Historic Buildings Group.
Cllr Stephen Cowan said: "This beautiful Victorian building has been brought up-to-date and transformed into a new 21st century entertainment hub which has few venues to rival it in London. It’s great to see this level of investment in H&F which all residents can benefit from and enjoy."
Annabel Clarke, Chairman of The Hammersmith & Fulham Historic Buildings Group, said: "The Hammersmith & Fulham Historic Buildings Group are delighted that another listed building in the borough has been so sensitively restored and transformed into an exciting new entertainment venue."
You can find out more about Exhibition London and what's coming up on its website.
February 24, 2020