Fenwick of Bond Street, official fashion partner to The Olivier Awards 2014 is to launch a one off shopping evening on April 10th 2014 with support from the stars of the stage and screen to raise funds and awareness for the charity Acting For Others.
For one special evening, the crème de la crème of British actors will take their spotlight to the shop floor at Fenwick of Bond Street. Manning the tills & being personal shoppers, these performers will spend from 6pm to 8pm serving Bond Street customers to raise money for The Olivier Awards’ charity partner, Acting For Others. Perhaps you’ll hear Biggins on the tannoy, or maybe you will stumble across Emilia Fox in the Beauty department. Strictly between us, we expect Natalie Gumede to come dancing, Bill Deamer to lead a tap dancing class & so much more! Fenwick of Bond Street will also be donating a percentage of sales during this period to the charity.
Shop With The Stars’ highlights include:
- In association with The Olivier Awards and Acting For Others, Fenwick of Bond Street will be offering customers the chance to join an exclusive ‘In conversation with Dame Judi Dench’ (interviewed by Susanna Reid) – with champagne and nibbles at the Bond & Brook restaurant. Tickets to this unique event will cost £100, with 100% of profits donated to Acting For Others. Visit: www.fenwick.co.uk/shop-with-the-stars for ticket details. Guests will also have access to Simon Annand’s acclaimed photographic exhibition The Half, featuring actors preparing for the stage in the last half hour before show time.
- Olivier Award winning director and choreographer, Bill Deamer will be leading a tap class on Fenwick’s 3rd floor. Tickets are limited and on a first come first served basis. Participants can take part by pledging £10 – with proceeds donated to Acting For Others. Please bring along your own tap shoes if you have a pair!
- Cantando Events – four singers from the West End will be entertaining customers throughout the evening on a Grand Piano on the ground floor, with VIP guest stars singing alongside!
Stars already confirmed to participate on the evening include Dame Judi Dench, Joanna Lumley, Christopher Biggins, Sheila Hancock, Kara Tointon, Natalie Gumede, Maria Friedman, Vanessa Redgrave, Emilia Fox, Thom Evans, Michael Ball, Jim Carter, Julian Fellowes, Summer Strallen, Ben Forster & many more!
David Walker Smith, Managing Director, Fenwick of Bond Street said:
“The London stage is globally revered and we are delighted to help raise awareness and funds for Acting For Others. It’s heartening to see the Capital’s acting talent pledge their support to such a worthwhile charity, and we are delighted to welcome everyone involved with the theatre to our Shop with the Stars evening. At Fenwick of Bond Street we believe our shop-floor is our ‘stage’ and this very special evening will showcase our ongoing partnership with The Olivier Awards.”
Julian Bird, Executive Producer, Olivier Awards said:
“We are delighted to be working alongside our fashion partner, Fenwick of Bond Street, to be able to raise the profile of the Combined Theatrical Charities, Acting For Others. This special evening and fund-raising initiative will generate much needed monies enabling Acting For Others to continue offering financial and emotional assistance and support to those members of the entertainment profession who are most in need”.
As official fashion partner to the Olivier Awards 2014, Fenwick of Bond Street will be dedicating its iconic Bond Street windows to the world of theatre. Four of its windows will celebrate the Olivier Awards, with costumes from the Olivier Award winning musical Top Hat and this year’s nominated designers plus life size replicas of the iconic Laurence Oliver Award itself (affectionately referred to as Larry.) One of the windows will be dedicated to the V&A, and will feature a giant ‘behind the scenes’ image of Dame Judi Dench photographed by Simon Annand titled ‘Beautiful Picture’