Eastern Seasons Gala

05 December 2016

Eastern Seasons week of events will culminate in an elegant Gala Dinner. Guests will enjoy exquisite dining and exclusive entertainment in the grand interiors of One Marylebone – formally the Holly Trinity Church built in 1826, in the heart of London.

The evening programme will feature performances by the international ballet star Sergei Polunin, and British pop diva Sophie Ellis-Bextor. The gala will be hosted by former BBC Radio 1, BBC TV and current Sky Sports presenter David Garrido.

The event will offer guests an opportunity to take part in an auction of experiences and support Street Child United, a charity that utilises the power of sport to support street-connected children and orphans worldwide. All proceeds from the auction will go towards the Street Child World Cup which will take place in Russia ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The Street Child United World Cup will unite former street children and orphans from across the world to play in their own football tournament, celebrating their cultures and transcending language barriers at a festival of the arts, and standing together in their very own Congress. The aim is to challenge negative preconceptions and give all children an opportunity to reach their full potential.

Sergei Polunin

Sergei Polunin trained at the Kyiv Choreographic Institute, before joining the Royal Ballet School aged 13 on a scholarship from the Rudolf Nureyev Foundation. He became a first soloist at the Royal Ballet in 2009 and was promoted to Principal in 2010, aged 19. Sergei left the Royal Ballet in 2012 to dance as Senior Principal for the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Music Theatre and as Guest Soloist with Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre. At present he performs all over the world with leading companies.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Sophie Ellis-Bextor is an English singer/song writer and model. Having originally come to prominence in the late 1990s as lead singer of TheAudience, she went solo, achieving widespread success in the 2000’s. She has recently released her sixth album, Familia, following the commercial and creative success of Wanderlust in 2014 which spend three weeks in the Top 10 and subsequently went Gold.



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