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LONDON GETS #TIGERINSPIRED IN 2015
Save wild tigers held the biggest Tiger event in Europe in 2015: our BE INSPIRED Art Exhibition and Gala Dinner.
Our prestigious tiger-inspired art exhibition was hosted by the Club at Cafe Royal on Regent Street from 22 September to 8 October. It was an extraordinary display of diverse artworks curated by celebrated British artist Christian Furr, the youngest artist ever to paint the Queen, and featuring talented international artists. The exhibition was a huge success, and bidding for the fantastic artworks kicked off online, powered by Paddle8, the auction house for the 21st century collector.
BE INSPIRED culminated with our exciting Gala Dinner at the iconic SAVOY Hotel London on Friday 9th October. It was a magnificent evening, hosted by Magic FM's Angie Greaves, and featuring spine tingling performances by the world renowned London Community Gospel Choir and Britain's Queen of Soul, Beverley Knight.
On display on the night was the exhibition of exclusive tiger-inspired artworks PLUS Zoe Fox's amazing 3D Cake Sculpture "Tony the Tiger" created for the "Bakers Unite to Fight" collaboration. All the artworks, plus many more exciting lots were auctioned by BBC's James Lewis.
A HUGE thank you to the Savoy, the Club at Cafe Royal, and all our artists and entertainers. Thanks also to our wonderful supporters, who contributed to making these events a big success!
THE MAJESTIC TIGER BALL
MANGO TREE TIGER DINNER
We held our 2014 Save Wild Tigers UK dinner at the Mango Tree in London, raising an incredible £60,000 for tiger conservation. We are overwhelmed by the support and generosity of those involved and the guests who attended. It really was a brilliant evening.
A massive THANK YOU goes out to the Mango Tree for hosting and sponsoring the event and to their wonderful staff who worked so hard to make it such a fantastic evening. The food was absolutely delicious as always and presented so beautifully.
We were lucky to have the brilliant Angie Grieves and Donal MacIntyre hosting the evening with the wonderful James Lewis running the auction. The evening saw a diverse range of entertainment in the form of ROAR (a group of Opera singers who have come together for SWT), Jazz bands and Thai dancing. All of the incredible artwork from Thrive (see below) was auctioned during the evening so a big thanks to all of the artists involved and Lauren Baker for bringing together such an amazing group of talented individuals.
THRIVE; AN INSPIRATIONAL ART EXHIBITION WITH A VISION
In May 2014 we were extremely lucky to have an incredible group of artists working with us to reverse the decline of the tiger.These talented individuals came together and created an amazing array of tiger inspired art works which were exhibited at the Sanderson, London and then auctioned in aid of Save Wild Tigers at our Mango Tree tiger dinner, London.
Our artists included:
AP, Cassandra Yap, Chapter, Chiara Lisa Perano and Bellerby & co, Claire Bentley Smith, Clara Bacou, Gary Hodges, Jane Lee McCracken, Laura Lian, Lauren Baker, Magnus Gjoen, Mark Powell, Mikey Brain, Otto Schade, Pampa Louzao,rIoger Hooper, Rohan Chhabra, Shannon Rose Lane and Yanskiy
For further information on our artists please visit http://www.savewildtigers.org/inspired/swt-art-exhibition-2014
TIGER TRACKS AT ST PANCRAS INTERNATIONAL
THE WORLD'S LARGEST EVER TIGER EVENT – MARCH 2013
This high profile event was held at the iconic St Pancras International station during March 2013.
Tiger themed activities, retailer promotions, musical performances, dance acts and children’s art competitions were just a few of the exciting events that were running throughout this stunning Grade 1 listed building during Tiger Tracks. Commuters, visitors and passengers of St Pancras International witnessed the transformation of the station into a tiger exhibit, which we hope helped to inform people about the plight of the wild tiger and the threats that they face. On display were confiscated tiger artefacts from London’s Met Police wildlife crime unit, and a fascinating tiger tracker which gave an insight into tigers in India. We had some incredible artists on hand creating tigers out of electrical tape and drawing portraits of people pulling tiger “Roars”. The recycled Veolia tiger (created out of milk bottles!) drew in the crowds with its intricate detail, and people came from all over London to have their picture taken with it!
The launch night was a spectacular event was kick started by Brian May and Kerry Ellis who drew in the crowds with a fantastic live performance. With Brian on guitar, complemented by Kerry’s stunning vocals, this one off concert in front of hundreds of thrilled commuters literally rocked the station.
Many retailers, restaurants and bars at St Pancras chose to be involved in the tiger themed activities and had great fun making tiger biscuits, burgers, cappuccinos and cocktails. We even had tiger nail painting on offer!
Our Tiny Tigers weekend was extremely popular with families travelling from all over the UK to be there. Face painters, balloon modellers, dancers, tiger tattooists and celebrity book readers took over the station and all helped to make the weekend a huge success. Our national schools competition to make a tiger out of recycled materials (Tigers Are Not Rubbish) was also judged and we were amazed at the standard and amount of entries we received.
The event culminated with an exclusive champagne reception and Black Tie Gala dinner at the stunning 5 star St Pancras Renaissance Hotel on 21 March 2013. With significant celebrity & media attendance, this truly was “The night of the year, the cause of a lifetime.” Drummers led the way in and Chinese dragons danced as guests were led through into the five star hotel. Guests were then treated to performances by the incredible classical group Amore and Indian sensation Navin Kundra, accompanied by his spectacular dancers. BBC’s Eric Knowles then started off the bidding for our main and silent auctions. A fabulous night was had by all and much needed funds were raised for tiger conservation programmes.
In total, an incredible £200,000 was raised for tiger conservation.
TIGER GALA DINNER AT THE MANDARIN ORIENTAL KNIGHTSBRIDGE
The evening was a huge success filled with celebrities including Joanna Lumley, Jimmy Choo, Alistair McGowan, Virginia McKenna, Nicholas Parsons, Bill Oddie, Liz Bonnin, Donal Macintyre and many more. The evening boasted unforgettable entertainment, with special choreography by Gauri Tripathi, artist in residence at the South bank Centre, London.
Simon Lycett who's clients include The Royal Family, Elton John, David and Victoria Beckham donated the magnificent flowers.
Thanks to all our sponsors and all who came and donated to the incredible event. On the night, we raised over £80,000 - an incredible amount!
WildlifeXpo, LONDON, 14-15 OCT 2011
Save Wild Tigers took part in WildlifeXpo at Alexandra Palace, London on 14th and 15th October 2011. This was the UK’s most comprehensive wildlife exhibition where all things wildlife came together under one roof. The event gave visitors the opportunity to listen to lectures and presentations from some of the best known wildlife presenters, view over 70 of the winning and commended entries from the 2011 British Wildlife Photography Awards, and participate in workshops with photography experts. Speakers from EIA, WildAid and Born Free presented Save Wild Tigers: turning words into action. It was a great day enjoyed by all!