The evening started with a drinks reception, sponsored by Addleshaw Goddard, where guests were treated to a unique performance of Carnet de Voyage by duo Mimi Xu and Rose Chan, and a performance by classical pianist James Rhodes.
The evening continued with an exclusive ‘in conversation’ with James Rhodes hosted by award-winning documentary filmmaker, broadcaster and author, Tim Samuels. James spoke about his own mental health experiences detailed in his memoir, Instrumental, which was recently published. It is a brutally honest, moving and compelling story that was almost banned until the Supreme Court unanimously overthrew an injunction in May 2015.
Dinner was followed by a lively auction with a fantastic selection of money-can’t buy-experiences and exclusive gift packages, led by Bonhams’ Caroline Oliphant. Lots included an original painting by artist Scarlett Raven, a Las Vegas holiday package and corporate hospitality tickets for the first day of the Open Championship 2016.