Month: March 2013

Gala Dinner 2013 – Book Now!

We are delighted to announce the second Gala reception and dinner in aid of the charity Creative Youth, organisers of the International Youth Arts Festival, on Thursday 25th April at the Holiday Inn Kingston. We are thrilled that His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex, our President, is again joining us for this event.

In 2012 HRH The Earl of Wessex enjoyed performances from some of the most exciting young talent around as part of the Creative Youth Gala Dinner. Prince Edward was among an audience who helped to raise over £10,000 at the black tie dinner, along with other well known figures such as Strictly Come Dancing’s Darren Bennett and Lilia Kopylova and a number of high profile business people and supporters.

In 2013, the evening will consist of a champagne reception with canapés commencing at 7.15pm followed by a dinner. Highlights include performances from some of South West London’s most exciting young talents, an auction, including prizes such as a Fender Stratocaster guitar signed by Pete Townshend, and an entertaining raffle.

Creative Youth works with hundreds of young people throughout the year delivering artistic projects of exceptional quality and providing training and mentorship opportunities to young people, supporting the next generation by providing transferable skills.  Since its inception just three years ago the International Youth Arts Festival has grown from engaging with 450 young people to an astonishing 7000 in 2012. It highlights the high quality of youth arts locally, within the UK and from around the world.    We need your help to ensure we can continue to provide year round support to the young people we work with and a platform for them to showcase and celebrate their passions and skills at IYAF.

We do hope that you will be able to join us for this special evening at the Holiday Inn Kingston and support Creative Youth and the International Youth Arts Festival.

Tickets are £100 per person or a table for 10 for £1000

To book tickets for this event please complete the booking form and return to

If you are unable to be there on the day, you can still help to make it a success – provide an auction or raffle item, or simply make a donation at