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Ryden joins campaign to support Aberdeen Music Hall Transformation

Posted: 31st May 2018

Ryden is now part of the new corporate sponsorship campaign supporting the transformation of Aberdeen’s Music Hall.

Aberdeen Performing Arts (APA), the charitable trust behind the refurbishment of the iconic building, have named the new sponsorship initiative The 1822 Club, as a nod to the first year it opened.

Aberdeen’s category ‘A’ listed Music Hall closed in spring 2016 to undergo a two-year Transformation.

Ryden - Aberdeen Performing Arts

Once completed, the Music Hall is expected to generate more business, attract more visitors, improve the built environment and help make Aberdeen a great place to live, work and visit.

Ken Shaw, Ryden’s Investment Partner in Aberdeen, explained: “We are very proud to make a donation to this remarkable scheme to improve the Music Hall which has been at the heart of cultural and community life in Aberdeen for nearly two centuries. Ryden has been present in the city since 1980, providing advice to clients on a wide range of property matters and therefore it seemed fitting for us to give something back to support the restoration of one of the iconic buildings at the heart of the local community.”

Debbie Mackenzie of Aberdeen Performing Arts added: “We are delighted to welcome Ryden on board as one of our 1822 Club sponsors.  This initiative is delivering new partnerships between business and the arts and we hope more organisations will follow Ryden’s lead and share in the benefits of supporting the Music Hall Transformation.”

The Transformation project aims to retain the original period features, revealing the classic beauty of the hall and making it a contemporary space, accessible to all. In February, it saw the successful completion of major structural and civil engineering works. The most ambitious phase of the project has been excavating below ground to expand the basement to make room for new public toilets, in turn freeing up space on the upper floors, which will house a new creative learning studio, café and bar, relocated box office and a new, intimate performance space.

For further information on the campaign, go to:

http://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/musichall/give-a-gift/1822-club

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