LONDON, England, 21 September 2011 – SMart Network, the arts based charity which helps socially marginalised individuals to regain a sense of purpose using creative expression has announced its 2011 Frugal Dinner date and location.
Last year’s Frugal Dinner took place in the convivial Seven Dials Club, an open-access community forum in Covent Garden and this year the charity is delighted to be hosted by The Wallace Collection at Hertford House on the 28th of October 2011.
The interest of the Wallace Collection’s Education Department in facilitating SMart’s annual fundraiser event, reflects their continuing creative partnership, dating back around ten years. The Wallace Collection provides cultural and educational access for SMart’s members and facilitates regular Life Drawing workshops and exhibition opportunities for them.
As well as a way of raising valuable funds for SMart Network, the Frugal Dinner occurs alongside a display of the works produced by those who participate in the workshops held at the Wallace, with the artists themselves in attendance.
Finally, it will preclude the launch of SMart Magazine, an innovative publication that will extend SMart’s humanistic ethos, ideas and stories, to a wider public.
As the name suggests the dinner centres around the thought that less is more, in consideration for those who are not blessed with the abundance that many of us share. The entertainment however will not be frugal with a wide range planned including live music, auctions and collective artistic activities. Contemporary artwork by SMart Network members will be available for purchase on the evening.
An important message will be delivered by a range of speakers on the SMart ethos of inclusivity, tolerance and bringing an aesthetic appreciation of beauty and creativity back into the lives of everyone. The charity aims to provide equality of opportunity for those who suffer social disadvantage.
Art can save lives!