Celebrities are stepping in to help young Britain get the skills they need to jump start their careers.
Louis Theroux, Dan Gillespie Sells, Brix Smith Start, Amber Atherton, Amal Fashanu, Nick Ede, Hardeep Singh Kohli and TOWIE’s Jessica Wright are among the VIP guests attending the YOUYOU Mentoring ‘Be Inspired Secret Summer Dinner’ on Tuesday 3 July.
The intimate, glamorous and fine dining fundraising event has been curated by Disappearing Dining Club and will be hosted at a secret location in Shorditch, East London.
The celebrity supporters of YOUYOU Mentoring, a scheme that helps young people aged 17-21 gain practical on hand skills and career building development with mentoring from renown individuals in creative industries. Louis Theroux said:
“I’m delighted to be supporting YOUYOU. Join me for a fantastic night for a fantastic good cause that is helping and giving today’s young people opportunities to develop their talents and job prospects. ”
Guests will be treated to a welcome drinks reception, 5-course meal created by Fred Bolin and exclusive after dinner performance from Martina Topley-Bird. Mercury-nominated singer songwriter, female vocalist on Tricky’s Maxinquaye and prolific collaborator with Damon Albarn. A silent auction will be held where guests can bid on beautiful items to include Atelier-Mayer 1950’s diamante pendant necklace, snap up stunning photographs by rock music photographer Andy Fallon, illustrations by Big Active and once in a life time food experiences at The Cube Electrolux at The Royal Festival Hall.
Amongst the guests will be some of the young people benefiting from YOUYOU. These will include: Nicola Jones, 20 from Greenwich who aspires to be a music journalist. Her mentor is Q Magazine former editor in chief Paul Rees. Nicola recently interviewed Little Boots with published work in Q Magazine.
Laura Pratt, 19 from SW London, a keen photographer mentored by portrait photographer Richard Bailey. Lauren’s photographs along with nine other young photographers had their work exhibited in January at YOUYOU’s photography exhibition Close-Up at The Strand Gallery.
Farhan Mannan,20 from Acton. Farhan a budding singer songwriter and musician has been mentored by songwriter and producer Guy Chambers, 3 times winner of the acclaimed Ivor Novello Awards. Farhan has recently recorded his first professional track ‘Remember Yesterday’ at Guy’s private studio in London. Sarah Francis,18 from Ilford, Essex is one of three mentees selected to be mentored by TV Celebrity Stylist & Brand Expert Nick Ede (Owner and Creative Director of EdenCancan.) Mentees will be styling the outfits for Dan Gillespie Sells, Amal Fashanu and TOWIE’s Jessica Wright who are attending the dinner on the 3rd July.