Pop Up Opera, a company that takes opera into unusual spaces to make it fun and fresh, is putting on a performance of Bellini’s Romeo and Juliet at the Royal Free Hospital to celebrate the merger between cancer charities Cancerkin and Maggie’s. The opera will take place in the Peter Samuel Hall on Wednesday 6 April; doors open at 6.45pm for a drinks reception and the performance starts at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £25 and they can be purchased online or by emailing Ellie Shaw at eshaw@cancerkin.org.uk.

The Cancerkin Centre houses the only breast cancer-specific lymphoedema clinic in the London area, providing treatment completely free for this painful and commonly overlooked side effect of breast cancer treatment. The night will include a  raffle to raise funds for this very necessary service.


Image: Chris Hamer, managing director of Vinci, David Sloman, chief executive, Caroline Clarke, chief finance officer and deputy chief executive and Anthony Aikenhead, chief executive of Sir Robert McAlpine

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About the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

The Royal Free began as a pioneering organisation and continues to play a leading role in the care of patients. Our mission is to provide world class expertise and local care. In the 21st century, the Royal Free London continues to lead improvements in healthcare.

The Royal Free London attracts patients from across the country and beyond to its specialist services in liver and kidney transplantation, haemophilia, renal care, HIV, infectious diseases, plastic surgery, immunology, Parkinson's disease, vascular surgery, cardiology, amyloidosis and scleroderma and we are a member of the academic health science partnership UCLPartners.

In July 2014 Barnet Hospital and Chase Farm Hospital became part of the Royal Free London. Read 'A bigger trust, a better future'.