A spectacular international charity fund raising event celebrating the best of film festivals in London.
The Splendours of the Commonwealth fundraising event is once again being hosted at the May Fair Hotel, the official host hotel for London’s film festivals, on Monday 28th September 2015.
This year’s daring event, taking place during the autumn film festival season in London, includes film, music and dance from countries around the Commonwealth.
The centerpiece is a 30 minute screening of a film featuring a CCLEF sponsored girl, “Nancy A One Girl Revolution”. Nancy Tomee, who has already been internationally recognised for her work by the UN and the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation, has been successfully campaigning against FGM in the Pokot Tribal area of Kenya.
Splendours of the Commonwealth 2015
Splendours of the Commonwealth 2015 is a glittering, thought provoking and unforgettable occasion of film, entertainment and fund raising, taking place during the film festivals season in London.
This year’s spectacular evening is being organised by trustees, friends and sponsors of the Commonwealth Countries League Education Fund (CCLEF) and features a post film 20 minute Q & A panel which will be chaired by Bianca Jagger*.
Our panel includes Sara Nason, film maker; Professor Sara Chandler, Vice President of the Federation of European Bar Associations and Dr Joanna Nurse, Head of Health and Education, Commonwealth Secretariat.
Our guest list comprises celebrities, members of the Diplomatic community of the Commonwealth, CCLEF supporters and senior influential women representing UK business, education and global women’s campaigns.
On arrival, guests will be welcomed by representatives from CCLEF’s board of Trustees who are hosting the evening. Once inside the exclusive Mayfair venue, guests will be served champagne and canapés. They will have time to view the artworks on sale before being led to their seats by musicians ACD-arts Ltd from Uganda to watch the Garba365 dancers perform traditional North Indian folk dancing with a twist.
All monies raised on the evening will go directly to sponsor girls’ secondary education in parts of the Commonwealth where, without financial assistance, they would not be able to afford to go to school.
Desert canapés and drinks will be served towards the end of this evening, providing a perfect networking opportunity.
* Subject to no higher priority commitment arising in the UN.