The night of the year, the cause of a lifetime


The Night of the Year, The Cause of a Lifetime

The Night of the Year, The Cause of a Lifetime

In celebration of the Year of the Tiger, EIA have teamed up with Born Free & WildAid, for what promises to be the fundraising event of the year, at the Mandarin Oriental on 3 March. Celebrity guests confirmed include Ronni Ancona and Alastair McGowan, Virginia McKenna, Joanna Lumley, Bill Oddie, Liz Bonnin, Ching he Huang, Steve Backshall with Donal McIntyre to MC the evening. We have just found out today Jimmy Choo is also attending.

Enthralling entertainment will be performed throughout the evening. In keeping with our Asian theme, world class artists and musicians from tiger range countries have all kindly donated their time and will be performing traditional displays. The champagne reception will be complemented with music by an authentic Thai orchestra in the superb Carlyle Suite. Before being served an exquisite Asian three course dinner in The Ballroom, Tibetan monks will give a blessing and set the tone for a truly unique evening. When our stomachs are full an exceptional Balinese traditional tiger dance will be featured, especially choreographed for the night. Followed by Gauri Sharma Tripathi, who is a world famous  Kathak dancer, a classical Southern Indian dance form and known for adding her own contemporary twist. She is also a resident artist at the Southbank centre and will be leading what promises to be an extraordinary performance. There will be the opportunity to bid for magnificent art pieces in aid of the wild tiger before our evening climaxes with a breathtaking Chinese dragon display.

Our auction prize list, is nothing short of spectacular and offer fantastic experiences to suit every taste. If food is your passion, you have a chance to bid for dinner for two at Michelin star restaurant Texture, or foraging with Master Chef Winner Matt Follas followed by dinner at his award-winning restaurant in Dorset or learn to cook at the fantastic food school, Thyme at Southdrop. If escaping for some sun sounds more appealing, Air Asia have donated two premium class tickets, return to Malaysia, Orient Express are providing a unique travelling trip or bid for a chance to seek out the wild tiger in its natural habitat in India.  Fantastic pieces of art will be up for auction in keeping with our wildlife theme, Gary Hodges, Rosie Corcoran, Laura Lian as well as many other artists have kindly donated pieces to raise funds for the wild tiger. And for sporting fans, be in with the chance to take a VIP tour of Arsenal football club, conducted by one of their past great players.

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We have a few tables left for corporate at £300 per head (10 to a table) or an individual rate of £250.

An alternative is a raffle draw with the prize being 2 tickets to the evening, you can purchase them here.

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