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Photo:  Alan Yentob and Grayson Perry

Figures of Speech Fundraising Gala Dinner

27 Feb 2008

Join the Institute of Contemporary Arts and host Graham Norton for Figures of Speech with special guest speakers including Nigella Lawson, Nathalie Press, Harry Enfield, Gavin Turk, Michael Nyman, Shami Chakrabarti, Sally Phillips, Jodie Harsh, Kwame Kwei-Armah, and Peter Serafinowicz.

Time: 7pm champagne reception; 8pm dinner and entertainment

Venue: Lawrence Hall, Greycoat Street, London SW1P 2QD
Dress: Up! 

Figures of Speech is a spectacular night of intriguing insights. An all-star cast of special guest speakers will reveal the stories behind their most treasured possessions. One object. One lifetime.

"A high wire act... the most dangerous thing I’ve done this year - brilliant!" Jon Snow, 2007 Gala Speaker

"Like speed dating without the sex." Jefferson Hack, 2007 Gala Speaker

"Exciting, exhilarating and wholly unexpected." Joanna Lumley, 2007 Gala Speaker

The evening’s entertainment will include an auction of priceless experiences and limited edition design pieces.

All proceeds from this fundraising event support the ICA New Commissions Fund, allowing emerging artists to produce new work for exhibition.

Special thanks to our friends at SpinVox for their ongoing support.

Committee:  Simon Benney, Stella Ioannou, Bob Clyde, Philippa Copleston, Charlotte Dellal, David de Rothschild, Bella Freud, Marie Helvin, David Horsfall, Michael Howells, Leah Johns,David Kotler, Jude Law, Sydney Levinson, Emma Lewis, Mary McCartney, Martha Mehta, Elizabeth Neilson, Oliver Peyton,Caroline Renton, Liberty Ross, James Scroggs, Alex Shepherd, Jon Snow, Christopher Taylor, Andrew Warren, Caroline Weston, Micha Wyatt, Alan Yentob, Anita Zabludowicz 

For further information please contact Rosie Allerhand, Development Manager T: 020 77661414  E:


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