Book Launch, Fundraiser and Q&A with Philanthropist Laurie Marsh
You are invited to join one of the world's most active and successful philanthropists, Laurie Marsh, at London's fabulous Cinema Museum to launch his new book; telling the rags to riches life of a business man and entrepreneur who turned his back on the corporate world (property, film production) and still works daily as a philanthropist aged 86.
You are very welcome to bring a guest (please RSVP noting how many tickets you need reserving) to enjoy the evening with you.
The Cinema Museum is one of the many organisations Laurie has warmly supported over the years and a fitting venue to celebrate the launch of his new book: The Philanthropist's Tale (published by Urbane Publications). The evening will include a drinks reception, a guided tour of the Museum, a free copy of the new book, the chance to meet Laurie Marsh and have your book signed, light snacks, and a Q&A session hosted by Martin Humphries, co-founder of The Cinema Museum.
Schedule for the event
Drinks reception: 1800-1830
Tour of the Cinema Museum by Martin Humphries, co-founder of The Cinema Museum: 1830
Food provided and further drinks can be purchased from the bar
Speech by Laurie followed by a Q&A (questions from guests will be welcome): 1915-1945
Book signing: 1945 onwards
Event ends around 2000-2030
Discussion points for the Q&A
Laurie will open up about his life, business deals, switch to philanthropy, and reasons for writing this book, including his decision to donate all his proceeds to charities and give the book freely to those charities he supports (such as Medecins Sans Frontiers, Water Aid, The British Humanist Association, The Cinema Museum and Population Matters). In turn each of the charities are sending The Philanthropist's Tale as a gift to their donors, which is encouraging them to continue their own philanthropy. So far, hundreds of copies have already been gifted to donors with many more to be sent in the coming months.
Laurie will also answer questions relating to his CFI plans and current work with schools in London to build homes for teachers on site, but also the impact of Brexit on the British economy, how trillions could be saved by local and national authorities better using their assets (hospitals, universities, parks, car parks etc), rather than relying on tax payers, and much, much more. Please join us for an engaging, entertaining and illuminating evening hosted by one of the most enigmatic philanthropists in the country.
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About the book
"From the streets of Lambeth to the glamour of LA, this is a compelling true story of rags to riches, and sharing those riches with others. From persuading Disney to license their characters for the first time outside the US, to convincing film stars to perform in low budget movies, Laurie Marsh has carved success from his confident, entrepreneurial, and collaborative approach to life. His philanthropic work reaches the levels of far more public "givers" such as Bill Gates. Now in his late eighties, Laurie still works every day, using his wealth and influence to help as many good causes and charitable organisations as he can, from building community centers to advising the British government on how to make the National Health Service self-sufficient. His is an inspirational and fascinating story." https://www.lovereading.co.uk/book/9781910692547/isbn/The-Philanthropist-s-Tale-From-Walk-to-Wood-the-Life-of-Laurie-Marsh-by-Laurie-Marsh.html