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DIGNITY Photo Exhibition & Auction 2013


Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM (GMT)

DIGNITY Photo Exhibition & Auction 2013

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
General Ticket Ended £34.50 £1.51
Concessions Ticket Ended £19.99 £1.15
VIP Ticket (see package details below) Ended £100.00 £3.15
VIP Group of Ten Ended £1,000.00 £6.50
VIPInt Ended £50.00 £1.90

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“The answer to poverty is not simply more income.  
The answer is choice and opportunity.  The answer is freedom and dignity.
- Jacqueline Novogratz, Founder & CEO of Acumen.


Acumen's volunteer-led arm, London+Acumen, is hosting its 3rd annual flagship DIGNITY Exhibition & Auction to highlight the importance of dignity, not dependence, in changing the way the world tackles poverty. DIGNITY does this through leveraging powerful photography to engage the public and generate social change. Join us for an exquisite night out with breathtaking photography, an inspiring crowd from all walks of life, an exclusive venue in central London, amazing artistic performances by Somita Basak, fantastic networking opportunities, and drinks and canapés.

WhenSaturday, November 16 2013 from 6.30pm to 10:30pm

Where: The Heights Restaurant, Bar and Lounge, Saint George's Hotel, 14-15 Langham Place, W1B 2QS. Closest Tube Station: Oxford Circus 

SpeakerSir Timothy Ackroyd, renowned West End actor, founder of the Tusk Trust and Chairman of the Ackroyd Trust.

General Ticket: £34.50

Concessions Ticket*: £19.99

* Recipients of Universal or Pension Credit, full-time students and ages 16 and under - evidence required

VIP Ticket: £100

Our VIP ticket includes:

 - An exclusive preview of the photo exhibition from 5pm to 6:30pm, before doors open to other guests

 - Exclusive opportunity to listen to winners of inaugural DIGNITY Photo Contest share their dignity stories

 - Unique opportunity to meet Sir Timothy Ackroyd 

 - Opportunity to network with like-minded individuals

-  Reserved area with waitress service

About the Auction: Top photos from the DIGNITY Photo Competition will be auctioned throughout the night, together with beautiful images from the Nuru project, an NGO that uses photography for social impact.

Event format: 

6.30pm  Doors open & viewing of photographs 
7.00pm  Welcome by London+Acumen
7.10pm  Speech by Sir Timothy Ackroyd
7.15pm  Classical South Indian performance portraying dignity through dance by Somita Basak
7.30pm  Silent auction of photographs continues, drinks & canapes and networking
9.00pm Auction winners announced
9.15pm  Drinks until late 


Celebrate the beautiful images captured by the winners of our inaugural DIGNITY Photo Contest that portray the importance of dignity in our daily existence. Participate in an auction of the best captures to support Acumen’s work in investing in social enterprises, emerging leaders, and breakthrough ideas across the developing world. An invaluable opportunity for you to make a positive change, shift mindsets and debate the importance of dignity, not dependence with high profile business people, philanthropists, NGOs and the creative community in London.

For any queries, please contact Nishma Jethwa at or 07825190551.

a volunteer-led chapter of Acumen
T: @LONDON4Acumen

Have questions about DIGNITY Photo Exhibition & Auction 2013? Contact London+Acumen

When & Where

The Heights Restaurant, Bar and Lounge, Saint George's Hotel. Closest Tube Station: Oxford Circus
14-15 Langham Place
W1B 2QS London
United Kingdom

Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM (GMT)

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London+Acumen is a self-organized, volunteer-led group that seeks to inspire and empower like-minded individuals in and around London who are passionate about supporting Acumen’s mission to create a world beyond poverty.  Our chapter is one of 26 +Acumen chapters around the world sharing the principles of patient capital, cultivating an understanding of Acumen’s values, and putting these principles into practice in our community.

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