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Damian Lewis Attends the Prince’s Trust Awards 2024

20 Years of Servitude 

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | May 21, 2024

Damian and Alison Mosshart attended The Prince’s Trust Annual Awards at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, in London on Tuesday, May 21, 2024. Damian read a letter to the audience from the trust’s founder, His Majesty King Charles III, who was unable to attend the 20th event. Damian has long been a Patron of The Prince’s Trust and the awards honor and celebrate the successes of those who have been helped by The Trust, and those who support them, in the UK and around the world. What do you do after an event like that? Well you create your own afterparty and have some much needed cocktails at Joe Allen Bar with your partner Alison. View more photos from the event and their afterparty in our Gallery here.

The event was hosted by Goodwill Ambassadors Ant and Dec with partners TKMaxx and Homesense. Special guests like British actor Martin Freeman and the night’s winners walked the red carpet as they arrived for the main event. The Awards shine a light on the inspirational stories of young people, volunteers and those who support their wider communities. It showcases the impact of The Trust’s work in building the confidence and skills needed to get into a job, education, training or self-employment. Many of the winners have overcome significant barriers to transform their lives and build brighter futures for themselves and their communities.

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High Tea with Damian Lewis for Cure EB

Silver Butterfly Dinner Fundraiser

by Damianista | damian-lewis.com | May 15, 2024

Well, some lucky people will have high tea with Damian Lewis at The Ritz London. And for a good cause, too!

Damian is a proud patron of Cure EB, a foundation that works tirelessly to raise awareness and funds for research to find a cure for the horrible skin condition Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). Damian will host Cure EB’s biannual Silver Butterfly Dinner at RIBA on Thursday, May 16, 2024 in which there will be a live auction for people in the room and a silent auction for people in front of their screens who are able to bid for an amazing array of prizes, varying from enjoying all the action on Number 1 Court with a pair of tickets for Wimbledon on July 2, 2024 to two tickets to see Coldplay’s Music Of The Spheres Tour from your Friends & Family P1 seats! View photos from the event in our Gallery here. Continue reading High Tea with Damian Lewis for Cure EB

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Damian Lewis Celebrates 25 Years of Scene & Heard Charity

Kind of Like Fantastic

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | May 13, 2024

Have you heard? Damian attended the opening of Scene & Heard’s pop-up museum on Thursday, May 9, 2024 at their headquarters on Chalton Street in London. The exhibition titled ‘Kind of Like Fantastic’ was officially open to the public for free on May 10th and 11th, celebrating 25 Years of community outreach. Damian has been a Patron of the charity since 2001. Other supporters at the event included HRH the Duchess of Edinburgh, Nina Sosanya and Tom Goodman-Hill.

Scene & Heard is a unique mentoring charity that partners the inner-city children of Somers Town, London with volunteer arts professionals. The aim of their  work is to boost confidence and raise aspiration through realizing young imaginations on and off the stage.

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Damian Lewis Was Guest Inspector in Whodunnit3 [Unrehearsed]

Polishing His Magnifying Glass

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | April 28, 2024

Surprise! Damian was one of the random guest Inspectors in the limited run mystery play Whodunnit3 [Unrehearsed] at Park Theatre London on April 28, 2024, where he tried to solve a crime live on stage with no rehearsal whatsoever. Audience members were also treated by Damian singing a special cover of “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers, just like he did at his recent Oxford gig back in March.

This isn’t the first time Damian has been the guest Inspector. Read about his 2019 appearance here. The special fundraising event was to raise funds for the Park Theatre building and its community outreach programme. The play runs from March 27 – May 4. Get tickets now why you still can, here. Continue reading Damian Lewis Was Guest Inspector in Whodunnit3 [Unrehearsed]

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Damian Lewis Hosted the Annual McCrory Award in Private Exhibit

The McCrory Award Campaign 2024

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | March 26, 2024

Damian hosted a private viewing of the “DoNotDisturb” art exhibit on March 26, 2024 at the Alon Zakaim Fine Arts gallery in London, showcasing exclusive photography pieces and black and white sketches of Helen McCrory and other celebrities to support the Sir Hubert von Herkomer Foundation and to honor The McCrory Award.

Funds raised from the charity event will sponsor three young HvH Arts Foundation artistic beneficiaries who will be bestowed The McCrory Award mentorship. The inaugural event launched back on June 15, 2022.

Debbi Clark, photographer and CEO/Founder of HvH Arts Foundation, and Sadie Frost also co-hosted the occasion, with a visit from the Mayor of Camden. The event was curated by stylist Marcella Martinelli. Others in attendance at tonight’s private exhibit were Damian and Helen’s children Manon and Gulliver.

Images of Helen, Damian, Cillian Murphy, Jude Law, Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne, Billie Piper, James Purefoy, Andrew Scott, and many more were donated in support of the private viewing and some images were launched via the online catalogue to browse for purchase through donation and pledge to support the charity.

The pieces were donated by professional photographers Debbi Clark, Ray Burmiston, David Venni, Clive Arrowsmith, Ian Derry, Charlie Gray, Lorenzo Agius, Tony Vaccaro, John “Rankin” Waddell , Ram Shergill, Terry O’Neill, plus black and white sketches from artist Nina Mae Fowler.

The foundation – which Helen was the former Patron of and is now patroned by Damian – gives access to free art and media workshops for disadvantaged children “…so they can express their inner artist” and flourish.  This includes, but not limited to, photography, film making, sculpting, cooking, music production and song writing, drama, poetry, dance, crochet, fine art/painting, graffiti street art and much more. View more images from the event in our Gallery here.

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Unveiling of ‘A Fairy Tale of New York’

Sir HvH Arts Foundation

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | December 23, 2023

It was a fantastical evening as Damian and friends unveiled the Advent window ‘A Fairy Tale of New York’ on the eve of the Winter Solstice for Sir HvH Arts Foundation, a charity organization that Damian is the Patron of, and Helen McCrory was the former Patron. The beautiful design was created by Damian and Helen’s children, Manon and Gulliver, and displays a silhouette of the New York City skyline as “our Angel” flys over all those on earth.

Source: Debbi Clark, CEO of Sir HvH Arts Foundation

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Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends Concert Recording to be Released This Week

Live Recording on CD Set

by Alex Wood and Tanyel Gumushan | WhatsOnStage | December 6, 2023

A live cast recording of Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends will be released in the US and UK this Friday, December 8, 2023 on a 2-disc CD set and digital and streaming formats from First Night Records.

The WhatsOnStage Award winning event, which took place in May 2022, featured a bumper cast of Michael Ball, Helena Bonham Carter, Rob Brydon, Petula Clark, Anna-Jane Casey, Rosalie Craig, Janie Dee, Judi Dench, Daniel Evans, Maria Friedman, Haydn Gwynne, Bonnie Langford, Damian Lewis, Julia Mckenzie, Julian Ovenden, Bernadette Peters, Sian Phillips, Jon Robyns, Clive Rowe, Jenna Russell, Imelda Staunton, Charlie Stemp, Gary Wilmot and Michael D Xavier. View photos from the event in our Gallery here.

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Damian Lewis To Host Annual McCrory Award in Private Exhibit

The McCrory Award Campaign 2024

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | December 5, 2023

Damian is scheduled to host a private viewing of the “DoNotDisturb” art exhibit on March 26, 2024 at the Alon Zakaim Fine Arts gallery in London, showcasing exclusive photography pieces and black and white sketches of Helen McCrory to support the Sir Hubert von Herkomer Foundation and to honor The McCrory Award. Funds raised from the charity event will sponsor 3 young HvH Arts Foundation artistic beneficiaries who will be bestowed The McCrory Award mentorship. Sadie Frost will also co-host the occasion. More than likely there will be an online catalogue to browse for purchase through donation, typically via a prize draw and pledge to support the charity.  The inaugural event launched back on June 15, 2022.

The foundation – which Helen was the former Patron of and is now patroned by Damian – gives access to free art and media workshops for disadvantaged children “…so they can express their inner artist” and flourish. Like last year, we anticipate featured photographs will be donated by additional celebrities, all who have posed for Helen’s friend Debbi Clark, photographer and CEO/Founder of HvH Arts Foundation. To explore more about Debbi Clark Photography click here and here.

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Damian Lewis for CureEB

Coffee To Cure EB Campaign

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | November 6, 2023

Damian took to social media today to aid in the ‘Coffee To Cure EB‘ campaign. Damian has been a Patron of the charity since 2014 and encourages his followers to donate the price of the average coffee, £3, by texting CUREEB to 70560.  Cure EB is a research-focused charity dedicated to finding effective treatments and a cure for all types of Epidermolysis Bullosa. Do it like Damian:

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Damian Lewis and Alison Mosshart Attend Vogue World: London

Vogue Brings Fashion Fantasia to the West End

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 14, 2023

Damian and Alison walked the red carpet in style as they attended the star-studded Vogue World: London show at Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London on Thursday, September 14, 2023. The theme and dress code for the evening was Opening Night for the 1,500 guests. Damian performed on stage in a punchy tartan frock coat and worked the crowd playing a hammy theater usher as part of the original comedy sketch Safety Curtain alongside James McAvoy, James Corden, Sienna Miller and others. The evening concluded with a live performance by the fabulous and talented Annie Lennox singing ‘Sweet Dreams.’ View more photos from the event in our Gallery.

Vogue brought its very own fashion fantasia to the West End as audience members and streaming viewers watched the magazine dramatically bring to life the pages of Vogue. Masterminded by BAFTA- and Olivier-winning director Stephen Daldry, show director Emily Burns, and creative producer Fran Miller, alongside the Vogue team, the evening ran the gamut of the performing arts—opera and ballet and theater, oh my—with a galaxy of fashionable stars ranging from Kate Moss, Jared Leto, Brian Cox and Cindy Crawford to Sophie Okonedo, Ian McKellen, Linda Evangelista and Stormzy. Other guests included Baz Luhrmann, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie and Maisie Williams.

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Damian Lewis Supports BGC Charity Day 2023

On the Trading Floor for Cure EB and HvH Arts Foundation

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 11, 2023

Damian makes trading look easy as he participates in the annual BGC Charity Day 2023 on Monday, September 11, 2023 at Canary Wharf located at One Churchill Place in London, England for CureEB (alongside founder Sharmila Collins) and Sir Hubert von Herkomer Arts Foundation (alongside Ambassador Sadie Frost and CEO Debbi Clark). He was among other celebrities helping raise money for various charities for the 22nd anniversary of 9/11.

The annual Charity Day supports BGC Partners and it’s affiliated companies Cantor Fitzgerald and GFI Group and all profits made from trades today will go to hundreds of charities across the globe. In addition to BGC’s offices in London, Charity Day 2023 took place across the firm’s international offices including, New York, London, Paris, Singapore, Hong Kong, Sao Paulo and Sydney. View more photos from the event in our Gallery.

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Damian Lewis To Support BGC Charity Day 2023

Time to Make Some Calls for Charity Day

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 6, 2022

HvH Arts Foundation announced on social media today that their Patron Damian Lewis will be back on the trading floor this year to support their charity at BGC Charity Day 2023 with Ambassador Sadie Frost and CEO Debbi Clark. Damian will also raise funds for CureEB as Patron of that charity, alongside founder Sharmila Collins. He is scheduled to participate in the 19th annual BGC Charity Day on Monday, September 11, 2023 at Canary Wharf located at One Churchill Place in London, England.

Damian raises money for two local organizations: The HvH Arts Foundation, a foundation near to Helen McCrory’s heart, provides free courses designed to deliver a route through the often prohibitive costs that comes with studying the arts for young people, as well as free after-school, weekend, and holiday tuition for vulnerable children and youth. Donations support their summer holiday programs which provides art, music, photography, film, sculpture, illustration, dance and drama workshops every day during summer break, and helps develop their Music Mentoring Project that supports young gifted and talented musicians with resources associated with live band or music studio. CureEB is an organization that supports those affected by epidermolysis bullosa, a severe genetic skin condition that leads to blistering and skin loss at the slightest friction. Children with the condition are often referred to as ‘Butterfly Children’ as their skin is said to be as fragile as a butterfly’s wings.

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