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Memorial service for Charles Hedges

Posted on September 20, 2012

Charles Hedges, the dance and film critic and former chair of the dance section of The Critics’ Circle, will be remembered at a memorial service to be held at St Joseph’s Hospice, Mare Street, Hackney, London E8 4SA on Sunday, September 23 at 2.30pm.

Charles, who was also chairman of the long-established St Albans Ballet Club, died peacefully on June 16 following a long illness. The service will be a non-religious, but formal occasion to celebrate his life, with music, appreciations and anecdotes from some of his long-term friends.

There is no car parking at the Hospice itself; however, parking on the surrounding roads is free on Sundays. The nearest London Underground station is Bethnal Green.

Jonathan Gray is editor of Dancing Times. He studied at The Royal Ballet School, Leicester Polytechnic, and Wimbledon School of Art where he graduated with a BA Hons in Theatre Design. For 16 years he was a member of the curatorial department of the Theatre Museum, London, assisting on a number of dance-related exhibitions, and helping with the recreation of original designs for a number of The Royal Ballet’s productions including Danses concertantes, Daphnis and Chloë, and The Sleeping Beauty. He has also contributed to the Financial Times, written programme articles for The Royal Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet, and is co-author of the book Unleashing Britain: Theatre gets real 1955-64, published in 2005.

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