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John Rendall: A Celebration Concert & Fundraiser
January 23 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The late Australian author John Rendall, who famously bought a lion from Harrods in 1969 that he would walk around London, will be celebrated with a special concert in Chelsea this month.
Commemorating his work and life, Chelsea Theatre, in partnership with the Tait Memorial Trust, is hosting an evening of music and dance. Funds raised will go to continue the theatre’s creative and cultural work with their community.
World’s End local John was a trustee of the Tait Memorial Trust, which supports Australian and New Zealand musicians and artists residing in the UK. He passed away in 2022, age 76, after a long battle with the after-effects of Covid.
“He was always so kind and friendly to everyone, and totally original in everything he did,’ Isla Baring OAM, Chair of the Tait Memorial Trust, said. “His Australian humour and ‘joie de vivre’ always led us astray! His knowledge of Africa and wildlife was extraordinary (not to mention his daring!) and how he managed his hectic social life, and his deep love for his family.”