Gala Dinner 2017
Friday 9 June, Grange Tower Bridge Hotel
Last year's Diversity Role Models' Gala Dinner was the hottest ticket in town. This June it returns, and promises to be even bigger and better!
Join host Clare Balding for a drinks reception followed by a fabulous three-course dinner. The evening will be topped off by a set from a music superstar, who we'll be announcing soon. They'll be following in the footsteps of Alison Moyet, Heather Small and Jimmy Somerville, who have all wowed audiences at Diversity Role Models' past fundraisers.
All of the funds we raise on the night will support DRM’s vital work in schools, preventing homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying. This year we’re setting the bar even higher, and aim to raise £75,000, that’s enough to deliver our work to 7,500 young people. With your support, we can create a world all young people feel free to be their true selves, whatever their sexuality or gender identity.
Until the end of March, tickets for this year’s event are available at the early-bird price of £250 plus booking fees (discounted from £350) or £2,250 for a table of 10 (discounted from £3,500).
What are you waiting for? Buy your tickets now or contact us for more information if you'd like to buy a table of 10.
Photos from Gala Dinner 2016
On Friday 11 November 2016, over 200 guests joined our host Clare Balding and musical act Alison Moyet at the Waldorf Hilton. Below are just a selection of the photos from the evening.
At the Gala Dinner we'll be having a live and silent auction with a brilliant array of lots. Below are a sample of some of the lots we had for our 2016 Gala Dinner.
Dee Stanford - Solidarity
Originally from the UK, Dee Stanford has spent most of her adult life living in Cape Town where she worked on her sculptures and paintings, learning primitive methods and blending them with a more Western approach. Her award-winning sphere series allows different continuous states through either time or momentum or a static snapshot of the artist's observations of world problems. With only one sphere produced every year, each of these are highly sought after.
Solidarity is the 2017 sphere and uses silver as a material for the first time ever.
Kindly donated by the artist.
Weekend break at a luxury villa in the South of France
A long weekend (3 nights) at a private residence in the South of France. Featured in top magazines such as Vogue, Condé Nast Traveller and Tatler, La Fraissinède is an exceptional country retreat set in 120 acres of spectacular grounds in the French Languedoc. With six bedrooms in this stunning property, this is the ultimate prize for anyone in need of some R&R. Available to redeem from September to May [subject to availability] and valid for one year
Kindly donated by Andrew Nicholls and Ted Wilson.
Charming Baker - Being Yourself is Easier When You’re Not Being Someone Else
Charming Baker left school at 16 and worked various manual jobs and in 1985, having gone back to college, he was accepted onto a course at the prestigious Central Saint Martin’s, where he later returned as a lecturer. After graduating, Baker worked for many years as a commercial artist as well as developing his personal work.
Although Baker has produced sculptural pieces in a wide and varied choice of materials as well as many large-scale and detailed drawings, he remains primarily a painter with an interest in narrative and an understanding of the tradition of painting. Known to purposefully damage his work by drilling, cutting and even shooting it, Baker intentionally puts in to question the preciousness of art and the definition of its beauty, adding to the emotive charge of the work he produces.
Medium: 4 Colour Silkscreen Print with Hand Applied 24 Carat Gold Leaf on Somerset 410gsm Paper
Print Size: 64cm (w) x 89cm (h)
Frame: Black 75cm (w) x 101cm (h)
Signed on front with Charming Baker and Jealous Print Studio blind stamps
Kindly donated by the aritst.
Tate Tour for Two
Let a Tate Guide take you and another person on a tour of collection highlights or a special exhibition of your choice at either Tate Britain or Tate Modern. Enjoy some of the wonders of the Tate collections and learn more about the art on this intimate tour for two.
Kindly donated by Lord Browne.
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