Charity of Choice | Past Charities

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Previous Salons have been inspired by the work of the following individuals and organisations.

Scandinavian Models of Philanthropy inspired by conversations with The Human Practice Foundation. Please click here to view our report.

On Blindness and Beauty: An evening with Sightsavers and Boucheron inspired by conversations with Sightsavers and Sayuri Aoyama. Please click here to view our report.

Calamity, Empathy and Responsibility: Creating Models for Refugee Resettlement, to mark the launch of Prospero World’s Refugee Fund, which supports outstanding interventions addressing the refugee issue. Inspired by many including CalAid and The Bodossaki Foundation, the evening’s Charities of Choice. Please click here to view our report.

Peace, Stability and Prosperity: How International Collaboration Is Creating Educational Excellence in Rwanda inspired by conversations with Angie Kotler, Director of A Partner In Education, the evening’s Charity of Choice. Please click here to view our report.

Has London Become The Capital of Global Corruption? was inspired by conversations with Global Witness, Transparency International and Corruption Watch, the evenings Charities of Choice. Please click here to view our report.

Our Salon The Caribbean with a Conscience was inspired by conversations with Isabelle Legeron and Valmiki Kempadoo, Founder of Kittitian Hill, the evening’s Charity of Choice. Please click here to view our report.

Our Christmas Celebration in aid of The Bethlehem Icon School was inspired by conversations with Stephen Baister, one of our supporters, and Ian Knowles, Iconographer and Founder of the School. Please click here to view our report.

Our Salon Globe-to-Globe Hamlet was inspired by conversations with Deborah Fisher, Trustee of The Prospero World Charitable Trust, and Dominic Dromgoole, Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe. Globe-to-Globe Hamlet was the evening’s charitable project of choice. Please click here to view our report.

Exile, Identity and Loyalty inspired by conversations with Diana Spiegelberg at the “Kensington and Chelsea Foundation”, and subsequent discussions with the Migrant and Refugee Communities Forum and The Gate Theatre, the evening’s charities of choice. Please click here to view our report.

Making Conservation Relevant inspired by conversations with Mark Rose, CEO of Fauna and Flora International, the evening’s Charity of Choice.

The Future of Prisons inspired by conversations with Murray Shanks. The evening’s charities of choice were Only Connect, Trailblazers and Handmade Alliance. Please click here to view our report.

Construction and Design: The Role of Architecture in States Emerging from Conflict, inspired by conversations with Mark Dempsey and Charles Walker, Founders of the Architecture Development Agency the evening’s charity of choice. Please click here to view our report.

A Culinary Celebration inspired by a conversation with Yossi Elad, co-founder of Chefs for Peace the evening’s charity of choice. Please click here to view our report.

Russian Art inspired by conversations with Alexandre Tissot Demidoff about the St Gregory’s Foundation, the afternoon’s charity of choice. Please click here to view our report.

The Portrait inspired by conversations with Theodore Zeldin. The Oxford Muse  was the evening’s charity of choice. Please click here to view our report.

The Music of Birdsong inspired by a conversation with Planet Birdsong, the evening’s charity of choice. Please click here to view our report.

The Catastrophe of Everyday Life inspired by discussions with Professor Matthew Gumpert and with Handmade Alliance, evening’s charity of choice. Please click here to view our report.

The Water Deficit inspired by a conversation with Professor Ghislain de Marsily and by ongoing discussions about both food and water shortage and climate change, including with 1001 Fontaines Pour Demains, the evening’s charity of choice.

Music and Trauma inspired by our ongoing research into organisations using the Arts as a tool for social change or development, in particular our work with Syria: The Trojan Women.

The Mosquito inspired by conversations in the field with Dr Frank Smithius of Medical Action Myanmar in Yangon, Myanmar in December 2012.

Burma: From isolation to inundation inspired by field investigations to Myanmar in 2009 and 2012 and the many NGOs we have met with an interest in this country.

North Korea; The Tipping Point inspired by one member’s travel to North Korea to see the work carried out by Christian Friends of Korea to combat tuberculosis and our ongoing research into NGOs working effectively in these difficult conditions.

What is Important Today? inspired by work done with Theodore Zeldin and The Oxford Muse .
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