The Topolski Memoir Appeal
· Visual record of the personalities and the social and political events of the 20th century including WWII, Belsen and the Nuremburg Trials, Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Mao's China, Swinging '60's London, Elvis Presley and the Vietnam War.
· A personal and often satirical ‘summing up’ of the great public events, the societies Feliks explored and the encounters that shaped his life.
· The Memoir was given to the nation in 1984 and Feliks was still working on it at the time of his death in 1989.
· The Memoir was painted and is still housed in railway arches next to Royal Festival Hall on London’s South Bank.
· It is now in need of urgent restoration.
The Memoir Appeal is an ambitious, carefully costed plan to achieve the following aims:
Conservation work has begun in 2007 and structural work in 2008 and the newly restored Memoir will open in 2009.
· The Appeal aims to raise £3 million (£1.5 million from public sources and £1.5 million from individuals, trusts and foundations).
· The Waterloo Project Board has provided £350,000 in support of the Memoir as a valuable local asset.
· A Heritage Lottery Application for £1 million was successful in March 2006 - and is matched from other sources.
· Publisher Felix Dennis has generously supported the costs of two curators.
· The South Bank Centre is providing support totalling £50,000 per annum.
· As of May 2008, 85 per cent of the appeal has been raised with 400,000 pounds still required
For further information, please contact: Jane Hellings, Topolski Memoir Ltd, c/o ABL Cultural Consulting, 31 St Martin’s Lane, London WC2N 4ER
The Topolski Memoir is a registered charity no 1103516
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