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Homeless charity needs performers

Posted on November 11, 2010

Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, is calling for performance artists to volunteer their skills in London this Christmas.

For the scheme Crisis At Christmas, which runs from December 23-30, 2010, up to nine temporary centres will be set up in London. These will provide vital companionship for homeless and vulnerably housed people, as well as essential services such as health checks, housing advice, training and further education opportunities. The Crisis Entertainments Team organise performances and entertainment, giving guests the opportunity to engage, relax and have fun.

Crisis at Christmas is looking for all kinds of performers, from dance troupes to bingo callers. If you are a performer and would like to contribute your skills, email or apply online at


Zoë was born in Edinburgh, and saw her first dance performances at the Festival there. She is the dance critic of The Independent, and has also written for The Independent on Sunday, The Scotsman and Dancing Times. In 2002, she received her doctorate from the University of York for a thesis on “Nationhood and epic romance: Ariosto, Sidney, Spenser”. She is the author of The Royal Ballet: 75 Years and The Ballet Lover’s Companion.

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