Events

Prospero World regularly hosts lively and engaging events designed to inform our members and guests about particular themes or partner charities.

Prospero World’s Cornucopia Giving Circle

Prospero World's Cornucopia Giving Circle (formerly The Cornucopia Club) brings together philanthropists, charities and experts for regular gatherings designed to stimulate debate and pose solutions to local and global development challenges. Inspired by 18th Century Literary salons, our carefully curated events are hosted in exceptional settings across London, turning private homes, galleries and work places into theatres of conversation and exchange. Each Salon is inspired by the remarkable individuals and organisations we meet doing our charitable research. At every event, as well as hearing from an expert on a specific topic, members and guests are introduced to a Charity of Choice that we can recommend as excellent in its field, and new associations are made, often leading to long-term collaborations and friendships.

In addition to our regular events, we coordinate and host special events. These have included a dinner which raised £71,000 for three charitable organisations helping North Koreans, and The London Philippine Fashion Show which raised £160,000 for the Ayala Foundation's CENTEX programme.

For further information about our Cornucopia Giving Circle and other events, please contact us.

Past Events

March 2012: The London Philippine Fashion Show

The London Philippine Fashion Show"We are so happy with the way the evening turned out. So many generous individuals and companies were involved. The show brought out the incredible talent of Philippine designers and raised over 10 million Pesos for CENTEX. It was a pleasure to work with such a talented, fun and dedicated team."
Fernando Zobel de Ayala, Chairman Ayala Foundation, quoted in the Philippine Tatler.

June 2011: The Brown Agenda

The Brown Agenda"Richard Fuller is an amazing speaker and the presentation on toxic pollution in the developing world was informative, inspiring, imaginative and best of all, all based on the evidence. I couldn't believe that toxic pollution is affecting the lives of over 100 million people, causing sickness, death, mental and physical disability especially in children and how Richard and his team at the Blacksmith Institute are tackling the toxic pollution problems with limited resources in the developing world is making a huge difference to millions of people's health and quality of life. The Thomas Goode House venue was fantastic, delicious canapés and drinks too - Well done!."
Anil Patil, The Tubney Charitable Trust

May 2011: "Building" film Premiere

BuildingThe film Premiere of "Building" was held in Central London on Thursday 26th May. The film, a portrait of an extraordinary apartment block in the heart of Phnom Penh that reveals the changing face of Cambodia, was followed by filmmaker AlnoorDewshi in conversation with Theodore Zeldin.

October 2010: Theatre is Development

Cultural Relations and Conflict ResolutionProspero's Theatre IS Development evening was held on October the 21st at the Africa Centre in Covent Garden. Over 100 people came to experience how theatre techniques can be used by development organisations. Many present that night had not experienced theatre in this way before and came away with inspiration and ideas of how they could use some of the techniques in their own work.

Guest speaker David Morrissey opened the evening explaining how the arts had opened up his life, and influenced his career. Our three selected charities, PAN Intercultural Arts, Cardboard Citizens and Trueheart Theatre then each performed an extract from their work with interventions from the audience.

Footage of the evening can be viewed on Prospero World's Facebook page, courtesy of Donald A Maclean, for anyone wishing to refresh their memories or for those of you who missed the event.

September 2010: Cultural Relations and Conflict Resolution

Cultural Relations and Conflict Resolution"I wanted to say how much I enjoyed the evening at Asia House. The performance by Shakthi was incredible. In fact the whole concept was inspirational. I felt quite emotional at the end! Many thanks for the invitation."
Shevanthie Goonesekera

July 2010: Summer Party

The Prospero Summer party"It was a brilliant party last night. I can assure you that it is a high point to come up to London and enjoy such a stimulating evening of cultured conversation, especially when it is accompanied by delicious food and liquid. It was wonderful to meet some of your, as ever, fascinating contacts. I came away well-sustained both physically and intellectually - thank you all so much for a really enjoyable evening."
George Monck, CleanUp UK

April 2010: Film Screening: Prospero in the Philippines

Film screening: Prospero in the PhilippinesAn informal screening of our film footage from the recent research fieldtrip to the Philippines, investigating a diverse range of projects including microfinance, education and sex tourism.

November 2009: An Evening with Palfest

An Evening with Palfest"I attended the Palfest fundraising evening organised by Prospero in Autumn 2009 and was hugely impressed both by the event and by the work of Palfest. I was so inspired that I subsequently sent a long e-mail to the organisers asking to participate in the next festival, and I am delighted to say that I was accepted for the 2010 Palfest. It strikes me as a unique event, doing extremely valuable work in a place of terrible injustice and hardship, and I am both proud and grateful to have the opportunity to participate."
William Sutcliffe, Novelist

January 2009: Fragile States with presentations on projects in Iraq, Myanmar (Burma) and Zimbabwe

Fragile States invitation"A hugely enjoyable evening. The presentations were enthralling. Each speaker had their own gripping story and I learned a huge amount. speaker had their own gripping story and I learned a huge amount. It makes me ashamed (and concerned) for how short a period most of these issues occupy our minds once the media interest has died down."
George Monck