Sound and Vision

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Date: March 2021

Location: Abbey Road Studios, 3 Abbey Road, London, NW8 9AY

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Time: Doors open at 6:30 pm, Carriages Midnight

Dress Code: Lounge Suit/ Cocktail dress

Cancer Research UK’s event Sound & Vision takes place every year at the iconic Abbey Road Studios and is an opportunity to celebrate music legends and the history of the Studios. Sound & Vision was founded in 2006 by The Beatles’ producer, the late Sir George Martin, and the legendary radio DJ Bob Harris. Previous supporters of the event have included Sony and Universal Music as well as continued support from Marshall Amplification. To date, the event has raised nearly £2m towards Cancer Research UK’s lifesaving work. 

A key element of Sound & Vision is its art exhibition which is made up of artwork from some of the world’s leading artists as well as recognizable music memorabilia. Previously we have secured a Banksy which was purchased for £100k. Throughout the years we have also had the pleasure of incredible hosts, performances and entertainment. The most recent Sound & Vision in 2017, included performances from Spandau Ballet and Boy George.

Art Exhibition

Each year we feature an art exhibition and auction made up of music memorabilia and art from leading global artists. Previously we have secured work from the likes of Banksy, Bambi and Damien Hirst for the event which was purchased for up to £100k.  At the 2021 event we will be including around 25 items in the auction made up of photography, drawings, paintings and memorabilia. If you are interested in donating towards this year’ auction and exhibition, please email

Are you a keen art collector? Do let us know if there are any artists or specific styles you would be interested in seeing in the exhibition on the night.

Stand Up to Cancer

Through Sound & Vision 2021, we hope to raise in excess of £450k for our Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) campaign. SU2C is Cancer Research UK’s fundraising campaign in partnership with Channel 4, which brings the UK together to speed up progress in life-saving cancer research. Specifically, SU2C funds translational research, which turns the awesome academic breakthroughs that lab researchers make into new treatments and early diagnosis tools for people with cancer.   

What can £450k buy?
It could almost entirely fund a project that’s giving radiotherapy the ultimate upgrade. Using technology that can live scan tumours at the same time as delivering the cancer-blasting beams, this epic science aims to revolutionise radiotherapy – turning it into a highly precise tool for zapping cancer cells.