Britain’s Biggest Beach Clean

Jeremy Irons is a supporter of Be the Change Books and their efforts to bring awareness to the issue of plastic pollution in our oceans.

He is the narrator of Finn the Fortunate Tiger Shark & His Fantastic Friends, which is available on Audible and iTunes .

Jeremy was unable to attend Britain’s Biggest Beach Clean, in Shoreham-By-Sea on 4th March, but please take a look at their video from the event.

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The idea behind the event was to launch the book, Finn the Fortunate Tiger Shark, narrated by Jeremy Irons, and also to show the world how powerful we can all be when we come together on the issue of ocean plastic. At the event, Be the Change Books founder, Georgina Stevens talked about how we can all make choices as to where to shop, favouring those companies who do more to use less plastic, and also, as Jeremy is also a fan of, she said people can always leave their plastic at the check-out counter to really make a stand!

Listen to Georgina Stevens chatting to Mark Carter on the BBC Sussex Saturday Breakfast Show about the World’s Biggest Beach Clean.

View the Press Release from 5th March 2018

Coverage of the event from the Shoreham Herald

Visit and like the Be the Change Books Facebook page

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Photo from The Guardian

 

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BAM 2018 Gala to Honour Jeremy Irons

Jeremy Irons is among those being honoured at the 2018 BAM Gala on Wednesday 30 May 2018.

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6:30pm – Cocktails & Silent Art Auction

7:30pm – Dinner & Program

                  Brooklyn Cruise Terminal (72 Bowne Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn)

9pm – After Party & Art Auction Closing (auction closes at 11pm)

            Pioneer Works (159 Pioneer Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn)

Single tickets are $2500 (includes the Dinner and After Party ) and $5,000 (includes the Dinner, After Party, and listing as a member of the Benefit Committee in select materials).

There are also Party-Only tickets  available that are $150 and tables ranging from $25K to $100K. Tables seat ten guests.

More details, including the formal print invitation and the ticket order form will be released soon.

More information from Broadway World:

On May 30, BAM honors filmmaker Darren Aronofsky, actor Jeremy Irons, and philanthropists Nora Ann Wallace and Jack Nusbaum for their invaluable contributions to film, performing arts, and cultural philanthropy. Gala chairs are William I. Campbell and Christine Wächter-Campbell, Thérèse Esperdy and Robert Neborak, Judith R. and Alan H. Fishman (BAM Chairman Emeritus), and Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP. With a deep commitment to supporting excellence in the arts across disciplines, rag & bone is the Evening Partner of BAM Gala 2018.

The festivities kick-off with a stunning Manhattan skyline arrival and continue with a contemporary art auction-led by honorary artist chair Diana Al-Hadid-featuring works by artists such as Cindy Sherman and Kiki Smith as guests enter cocktail hour. Directed by performance and design artist Andrew Ondrejcak the Pop art-inspired evening unfolds in bursts of neon with confetti brio as guests dine on artful cuisine by Great Performances and wine generously provided by the Crimson Wine Group. A trio of performances punctuate the soiree, featuring curated pairings of emerging and well-known artists.

Coinciding with the final few hours of bidding in the BAM Art Auction, an after party nearby at Pioneer Works features an intimate performance by Yeasayer. The after party is hosted by BAM’s Young Producers Leadership Committee, co-chaired by Natasha Chefer and Marcel Przymusinski.

Benefit committee members include Roger Alcaly and Helen Bodian, Jonathan and Jessika Auerbach, Bank of America, Tony Bechara, Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany, Suzy and Anthony Davis, Mark Diker and Deborah Colson, Jeanne Donovan Fisher, Forest City Ratner Companies, Fox Searchlight Pictures, The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation, Penn and Diane Holsenbeck, Robin and Edgar Lampert, National Grid, Paramount Pictures, Rona and David Picket, Jonathan F. P. and Diana Calthorpe Rose, Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys, Anna Kuzmik Sampas and George Sampas, Alfred and Stephanie Shuman, Brian Stafford and Celine Dufetel, Axel and Galia Stawski, Joseph A. Stern, Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis, and Adam Wolfensohn and Jennifer Small.

BAM President Katy Clark, BAM Executive Producer Joseph V. Melillo, and Diane and Adam Max, BAM Board Chairman, are the evening’s hosts.

Each Gala honoree distinctly embodies BAM’s adventurous spirit and commitment to the arts, and each has contributed to BAM’s legacy of supporting outstanding achievements in the performing arts, cinema, and culture. A native son of Brooklyn, Aronofsky served as BAM Cinema Club Co-Chair from 2008-2009. Fellow honoree Jeremy Irons has long been a BAM supporter and patron, and served as the Friends of BAM Co-Chair in 2012. Nora Ann Wallace is an invaluable leader serving on both the BAM & BAM Endowment Trust Boards. She co-chairs the BAM Governance Committee and chairs the BET Audit Committee. She currently serves on numerous committees including the BAM Executive and Nominating committees. In 2017, she was presented with a BAMmie Award marking her 20 years of service. Her husband Jack Nusbaum continues to be an ardent BAM supporter.

For Gala tables or tickets, please contact BAM Patron Services at patronservices@BAM.org or 718.636.4182

The Hope Foundation – London Lunch 2018

Jeremy Irons will be a special guest at the 2018 London Lunch in support of The Hope Foundation, on 8 February 2018.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.thehopefoundation.org.uk/shop/events/london-lunch or by calling the HOPE office on +44 (0)20 8133 0863.

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Jeremy Irons Reads Shakespeare for Refugee Tales

On Friday 8 July 2016, at the Queen’s Walk, Southbank Centre, Jeremy Irons read the last surviving play script handwritten by William Shakespeare, in which he imagines Sir Thomas More making an impassioned plea for the humane treatment of refugees.

Learn more about Refugee Tales

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My Dinner with … Jeremy Irons

On Thursday 7 July 2016, at the luxurious Edition Hotel in Central London, Academy Award® winner Jeremy Irons helped to officially launch Raindance’s ‘My Dinner With’ series. The veteran British actor hosted an exclusive charity dinner with seven special guests in support of The Independent Film Trust, raising funds that will enable the Trust to advance the cause of independent filmmaking in the UK.

The guests enjoyed a cocktail reception and a gourmet dinner prepared by the internationally renown and award-winning chef, Jason Atherton.

Read the blog post from Raindance.org

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Jeremy Irons Supports WaterAid

Jeremy Irons is an ambassador for WaterAid.

Scroll down for videos.  Visit wateraid.org/uk

Follow on Twitter @WaterAidUK and on Facebook

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Cork County Matters Visits Sli Eile

Jeremy Irons is a patron of Sli Eile farm which offers a place where people experiencing mental health difficulties can find safety, acceptance and support to recover.

The Irish TV programme Cork County Matters visited Sli Eile and spoke with founder Joan Hamilton, farm manager John O’Connell and some of the residents of Sli Eile.

The Slí Eile’s Mission

MISSION
The Sli`Eile farm offers a place where people experiencing mental health difficulties can find safety, acceptance and support to recover.
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To provide housing and support services for people caught up in the revolving door of the psychiatric system.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Slì Eile’s approach is based on the belief that people have the capacity to recover their mental health, and that given support, understanding and time, they will discover their own way forward, for a new and better quality of life.

The Slí Eile’s  approach to recovery through community living is to provide another way of supporting people to recover from their experience of mental distress.

  • Creates an environment which fosters hope and instils belief that change is possible.
  • Creates opportunities for individuals to participate actively in choices and decisions in their lives.
  • Promotes the support of each individual in their recovery journey, employing a non-labelling and non-judgemental approach.
  • Fosters an environment where individuals are respected and listened to.

Learn more at www.slieile.ie

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