Tempus to host star-studded inaugural Earth Conservation Gala in aid of WWF
Join us at the Dorchester London on 31 May for a night of glamour and fun, all to raise vital funds for wildlife conservation
Tempus is proud to present the first ever Tempus Earth Conservation Gala, raising vital funds for wildlife conservation organisation WWF, at the Dorchester London on 31 May 2018. With a star-studded line up of expected guests, including host Alan Carr, Orlando Bloom and the newly-minted Duke of Sussex – Prince Harry's – Arctic guide Inge Solheim, the inaugural event will bring together exclusive performances, a live auction and more, with the help of our sponsors, Volund and the WaterBear Network.
The Ballroom at the Dorchester London will be transformed into a tropical paradise by immersive art and theatre company Vox Vanguard, which will treat guests to an original immersive dance performance featuring royal ballet dancers, a 40-piece symphony orchestra and award-winning pianist Fabio D'Andrea during a three-course meal.
Alison Lucas, WWF executive director fundraising & marketing services told Tempus: "We’re so grateful to be chosen by Tempus magazine as the benefactor of their fantastic Earth Gala. At a time where over half of the world’s species are in decline and our planet’s resources are under increasing pressure it is now more important than ever to raise awareness and funds for our vital conservation work.” >>
Keynote speakers including Solheim and WWF's Tony Juniper will deliver speeches, before guests can bid on a luxury auction offering incredible prizes – such as a three night stay at Sabi Sabi private safari, the best of Botswana with Feline Fields, a bespoke jewellery piece by Volund worth $30,000 and much more. If that's not enough, renowned fashion photographer Gavin Bond will be offering portraits of guests.
"The team at Vox Vanguard feel privileged to have received the opportunity to collaborate with Tempus and the WWF for such an incredible cause. The future of our planet and the welfare of the animals that inhabit its multitude of complex and diverse ecosystems should be of fundamental importance to everyone," said founder and artistic director Matthew Tosca.
"1000 Tropical Nights reimagines an ancient story in which Sheherazade tells the story of her carnival of the animals through dance, bringing the vivid music of Rimsky-Korsakov to life and immersing guests within the beauty of the animals. The production is connected and woven together through a beautifully choreographed programme and video wall."
The event is in held in association with Volopa, a Foreign Exchange Solutions (FX) and international payment provider and WaterBear Network, a soon-to-be-launched philanthropic streaming network.