On Thursday evening, our team were delighted to photograph the inaugural Restore The Music UK Gala Dinner, at the stunning Corinthia in central London. Attended by Michael Ellis, Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism, this was a fantastic evening with live performance by talented young people, and hearing directly from an impassioned school headmaster about how bringing more music provision has changed the social and motivational fabric of his school. Guests also heard from the charity’s enigmatic founder, Gordon Singer, as well as the inspirational CEO, Polly Moore.
Restore The Music UK delivers private funding to schools to facilitate the provision of music – instruments and tuition – to all children in state education. This organisation is unique in awarding grants which seek to address the needs of music departments and their students. Successful applicants are identifiable by their determination to raise attainment levels, nurture talent, encourage ambition and foster a belief in personal success in all students.
The programme does not seek to reward individual talent but rather, it actively seeks to fund the opportunity for every child to experience and acquire the love and joy inherent in music of every kind.
With event management and production by our friends at Uptown Events, here are some of our favourite images from an amazing evening…