Jeremy Vine to host community quiz in Sutton

TV and radio presenter helps raise funds for town hall restoration.

Broadcaster and Eggheads host Jeremy Vine is to host the next in a series of community quizzes which will also raise money for the restoration of Sutton Coldfield Town Hall.

The interactive quiz, to take place on Wednesday 19th May will be broadcast live to ticket holders on zoom.
Panorama, Crimewatch, Eggheads and Points of View — as well as his daily Jeremy Vine Show on BBC Radio 2, the UK’s most listened-to radio news programme and his daily Channel 5 show.

Ahead of his rescheduled live talk at the Town Hall on 24th September, Jeremy was asked to guest host the virtual community quiz in the meantime, following a successful quiz hosted by The Chase’s Paul Sinha in April.

The quiz, run by producers InQuizition, is challenging enough to make players think, but with a focus on accessibility and fun. Revenue from tickets will go towards a £5million major renovation of the charity trust-run Town Hall. The essential renovation works will secure and restore the Edwardian venue for future generations to use and enjoy.

Tickets are £7.50 per device. Audience members can operate as a team or alone at home, or work with friends and family over the telephone or messaging apps. Quizzers cannot be seen but can message the host and each other live. Ticket holders will be quizzed on a range of topics from popular culture to geography, history to science, and everything in between. Businesses wanting to take part as an office should contact Julie at the Town Hall to arrange a group booking.

The Town Hall has been able to continue community and artistic projects through the year to engage local audiences, including these online quizzes with the support of the government’s Culture Recovery Fund.

The quiz on 19th May will take place at 8pm, with streaming starting at 7.50pm, until around 9.15pm. To purchase a unique link, or for more information, visit the What’s On page at Town Hall or go to Virtual Vine.