LONDON, June 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Tonight [Tuesday 30 June] sees the hotly anticipated Neo-Romantic Art Gala take place at Masterpiece London, expected to raise in the region of £1m for the NSPCC.
Hosted by Claudia Winkleman and Mariella Frostrup, The Neo-Romantic Art Gala in aid of the NSPCC will feature special performances by renowned British magician Dynamo and multi-platinum selling singer, Emeli Sandé. Expected guests include Sir Michael Caine, Patrick Cox, David Furnish, Naomie Harris, Eva Herzigova, Elizabeth Hurley, Natalie Imbruglia, Roland Mouret and Mark Strong.
The event provides an opportunity to enjoy the world-renowned Masterpiece art fair after hours during a reception where guests will enjoy champagne and canapés. Entertainment will be provided by dancers from The London Ballet School, and throughout the night guests will have the chance to be sketched by award-winning artist, Clym Evernden.
The evening will feature a silent auction of exclusive items and money-can't-buy experiences including the chance to be photographed by Alistair Morrison with 12 friends, recreating his iconic 'Actors' Last Supper' photograph currently on display at the National Portrait Gallery, a private box at the O2 for 18 people to watch One Direction in concert and a VIP personal shopping experience at Selfridges.
During the sold-out Gala Dinner, guests will be able to battle it out in a live auction, hosted by Sotheby's, featuring pieces donated by contemporary artists including Mat Collishaw, Antony Gormley and Edward Ruscha, as well as the chance to be photographed by legendary fashion photographer Paolo Roversi, and a pair of exquisite white diamond earrings set in 18 carat white gold by private jewellers Star Diamond.
The money raised through the star-studded event will enable the NSPCC to continue its work with children affected by sexual abuse, helping them to recover through a range of therapies, including play therapy.