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Damian and Helen Attend Best Beginnings Gala Dinner – May 17, 2018

Best Beginnings 10th Anniversary Gala Dinner

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | May 17, 2018

Damian and Helen attended Best Beginnings 10th anniversary dinner on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Guildhall in London to springboard the charity into their second decade. The evening began at 6:30 p.m. with a Champagne Reception sponsored by Pol Roger, followed by a three course dinner in the Great Hall.  “School of Rock – The Musical” was the entertainment for the night.  Thirteen superb child actors performed live, putting children at the heart of the event.

Auction prizes, alongside dinner tickets and pledges, raised more than £100,000 in support of Best Beginnings’ future plans. Best Beginnings is a UK charity which aims to reduce child health inequalities by creating and distributing innovative resources for families and professionals. For more information, please visit Best Beginnings.org and follow them on Twitter.

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Damian and Helen Attend Old Vic’s Bicentenary Ball – May 13, 2018

The Old Vic Theatre Weekend Celebration

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | May 13, 2018

In February we reported about Damian and Helen’s involvement and preparation with Old Vic’s 200th bicentennial anniversary and this weekend the celebration abounds!  The Old Vic Theatre, Britain’s first National Theatre, celebrated it’s 200th birthday the entire weekend in style.

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Damian Takes the Stage for Cure EB Initiatives – May 11, 2018

Patron of the ‘Cure EB’ Charity

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | May 11, 2018

Source: CureEB

Damian took to the stage to talk to Cure EB friends and supporters about fundraising initiatives to raise awareness for Epidermolysis Bullosa at the House of Lords on Friday, May 11, 2018. In addition, Professor McGrath and Professor Hovnanian spoke about Epidermolysis Bullosa research and developments in current clinical projects.

Damian is a proud patron of the charity Cure EB.org, formally known as Sohana Research Fund. Sohana Collins is a young teenager who was born with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB or EB), which means she lacks the protein that holds her skin together. Children with EB have extremely fragile skin and they are sometimes called “butterfly children.” For more information about the charity and organization, follow them on Twitter, visit them on Facebook or donate here.

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Video: Damian and Helen Attend Circus Gala – May 10, 2018

Expect the Unexpected

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | May 10, 2018

Damian Lewis and Gala Ambassador Helen McCrory attended the Circus Gala 2018 titled ‘Expect the Unexpected‘ in London on Thursday, May 10, 2018. The Gala is a fundraising event to help raise money to support the next generation of circus artists and will celebrate and ignite the future of the art-form.

This year, the National Centre for Circus Arts Gala partnered with Chef Ben Spalding to offer a unique and unexpected three course dinner, along with cocktails, silent and live auctions and other fundraising games.

For more information about the National Centre for Circus Arts organization, please visit their website here.

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Preparation for Old Vic’s 200th Anniversary in May – Feb 12, 2018

Damian and Helen: Old Vic Theatre Ambassadors

by Matthew Hemley | The Stage | February 12, 2018

Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, Cate Blanchett and Eileen Atkins are among more than 100 actors, writers and TV personalities announced as ambassadors of the Old Vic as it prepares to mark its 200th anniversary.

They join Imelda Staunton, Ian McKellen, Maxine Peake, Damian Lewis, Derek Jacobi, Janie Dee and Simon Russell Beale as Bicentenary Ambassadors, who will be involved in a variety of initiatives to mark the theatre’s anniversary. These include curating monologues, attending events around the anniversary in May and raising awareness of its education work.

Peake will curate a series of monologues called One Hand Tied Behind Us, to mark International Women’s Day, while Helen McCrory will hold a workshop for aspiring actors. Bertie Carvel will run this year’s London Marathon to raise money for the theatre.

The Old Vic, originally named the Royal Coburg, first opened its doors in 1818 and over the last two centuries has played host to opera, dance, cinema, music hall, classical dramas, variety, clowns, big spectacles and novelty acts. It was the original home of the English National Opera, the Sadler’s Wells dance company and the National Theatre. It has also been a tavern, a college, a coffee house, a lecture hall and a meeting place. The theatre is unique. It stands alone, an independent charity producing groundbreaking work, with no public subsidy, and a social mission running through all it does on and off stage. The adventurous spirit that has permeated every chapter of its history remains as strong today, 200 years on, as it was in 1818.

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