The Alternative Hair Show is an annual event to raise money
for sufferers of leukaemia. Organiser Tony Rizzo decided to
utilise his expertise in the hairdressing world after the death
of his son, Valentino, from leukaemia and the Show was born
at Camden Palace in 1983.
In previous years the event has been held at the Royal
Albert Hall and for the organisers to move the event to FMH
was quite a challenge. It had taken months of preparation from
them and FMH staff to make sure the event was a success.
It took from the Friday until the Sunday to transform
the Grand Temple for this 90-minute theatrical show.
Behind the scenes there were 19 teams from all over the
world who were performing, and many areas within
the building became dressing and make-up rooms.
During the Sunday evening there were three performances
with an audience of 1,400 per show, and the final gala
performance culminated with the appearance of Vidal
Sassoon, who was heralded by a fanfare of trumpeters.
The event raised £162,000 for Leukaemia Research.
Karen Haigh is head of events at Freemasonsí Hall
Hiring Freemasonsí Hall
Spectacular displays at Grand Lodge
from The Alternative Hair Show,
as well as a £162,000 cheque for
To hire Freemasonsí Hall for an event please contact Mrs Karen Haigh,
Head of Events, on firstname.lastname@example.org or on 020 7395 9350. Each event
is costed according to individual requirements, depending on the dates being
available for hire. It is not the policy to host weddings, wedding receptions,
birthday parties or general office parties.
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