Women for Women International hosts a charitable auction

Place your bids for an array of once-in-a-lifetime experiences in the #SheInspiresMe online sale

Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo: Alison Wright

An online auction of unique experiences and special art and design commissions will be held in aid of Women for Women International from 29 October.

The curated collection will be listed during the three-week-long #SheInspiresMe Auction: 20 Unique Experiences, which will culminate in an invite-only live auction and reception at Sotheby’s in London at the end of November.

Included in the auction is a sensational two-metre-tall sculpture by Philippa Craddock from the V&A’s ‘Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up’ exhibition. The work is formed from hundreds of silk flowers that create a magnificent headpiece in homage to the artist.

Also available is an exceptional trio of culinary experiences: a three-course meal for four guests at Angela Hartnett’s Michelin-starred Mayfair restaurant Murano; a dinner for two at Yotam Ottolenghi’s newly opened Fitzrovia venue, Rovi; and an exclusive cookery masterclass for 10 with Thomasina Miers, the co-founder of the Mexican restaurant Wahaca.

Porcelain pieces created by The Conran family. Photo: David Harrison/courtesy of The Conran Family

Other lots include a luxurious safari trip to Rwanda, a private guided shoot with the model Arizona Muse, a striking dinner-set designed by the Conran family in collaboration with Portmeirion, a bespoke fragrance in a beautiful, custom-made flacon made by Azzi Glasser and sartorial treasures from Peter Pilotto.

Exterior of Bisate Lodge, Rwanda. Image courtesy of Journeys By Design

Women for Women International helps female survivors from war-torn countries to improve their lives over a year-long course during which they learn how to earn and save money, improve their health and make their voices heard both within their communities and at home.

The ‘#SheInspiresMe Auction: 20 Unique Experiences’ runs online from 29 October until 19 November. For more information and to place a bid, visit www.womenforwomen.org.ukThe live auction is on 19 November 2018 at Sotheby’s London. For more information contact Rebecca Clarke at rclarke@womenforwomen.org.

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