Vanessa Redgrave to be honoured at Arts for India Charity event at BAFTA

Amy Jackson to host Arts for India charity event at BAFTA
Amy Jackson to host Arts for India charity event at BAFTA

(PRESS RELEASE) Vanessa Redgrave CBE to be honored at the Arts for India annual golden gala in London at BAFTA 195 Picaddily on the 31st of May 2017.

Vanessa Redgrave CBE is an English actress and a political activist. She is a 2003 American Theatre Hall of Fame inductee and received the 2010 BAFTA Fellowship. She rose to prominence in 1961 playing Rosalind in As You Like It with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

The UK charity, Arts for India announces screen icon Vanessa Redgrave will be honoured during the Golden Gala at iconic London landmark, BAFTA.

The star-studded evening, hosted by International Bollywood Star, Amy Jackson will consist of a champagne reception, dinner, auction, and awards ceremony, with all proceeds going on to help young students get the education they deserve.

Vanessa Redgrave has won several major acting awards, including one Academy Award, one BAFTA TV Award, two Emmy Awards, one Olivier Award and one Tony Award. Overall in her career, Vanessa has won 42 awards. Other awards include Golden Globe Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award and Drama Desk Awards.

Vanessa Redgrave CBE will be awarded during the charity evening event with the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’, recognizing her outstanding contribution to the film industry.


Speaking on this occasion Satish Modi, Arts for India charity Founder said, “We are delighted to honour Vanessa Redgrave CBE during this year’s gala. She is a truly talented actress and we have long admired her career on screen.” “We are also proud to be supported by BAFTA once more, who I know appreciate the work we do for education in the film industry.”

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Apart from iconic actress and activist Vanessa Redgrave other stars to be honored at the event includes Tamanna Bhatia from Bhaubali film, actress Kunjue Li, and Film Director Kunal Kohli. Renowned film maker Shekhar Kapur will also be present during the event.

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International Institute of Fine Arts (IIFA) providing full-time board and lodgings for students. The IIFA provides 4-year scholarship programs in BFA degrees (Bachelor of Fine Art); in sculpture and painting, fashion design etc. Last year a Hong Kong-based company sponsored 4 underprivileged Chinese students to fly over to India to do a one year programme at the IIFA, a positive indication of what may be achieved in the future.

The Institute is also given educational support by the University of Arts London, the Royal Drawing School London and the Zurich University of the Arts. The University of Arts London has sent teachers to the IIFA for 3 month periods since 2005 to 2015 and the Royal Drawing School London will continue to send teachers for the next 5 years.

Arts for India (AFI) – a charity registered in U.K. In 2016 Arts For India became truly global after launching in New York and Hong Kong. They also proudly announced a prospective collaboration with the Columbia University School of the Arts, who will help with the film and television syllabus and the expansion of the current facilities into a state of the art learning space.

Sponsoring a student for a 4-year BFA degree is just £3,600 for the entire programme – just £900 a year, for tuition, board, and lodgings. At the end of each year, the student will gift the sponsor an artwork as a show of gratitude.