Love Ball Arabia to be held under the patronage of Her Excellency Sheikha Al-Mayassa Bint Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani and Natalia Vodianova in Doha as part of the Qatar–Russia cultural exchange
The Love Ball, the signature fundraising event created by Natalia Vodianova in aid of her Naked Heart Foundation, helping children with special needs, travels to Doha on 29th March 2019 and promises to be an outstanding charity gala, continuing the tradition of the previous occasions held in London, Paris, Moscow and Monte Carlo.
One of the most anticipated charity events in the world, drawing a high-profile audience, the Love Ball Arabia is held as part of the Qatar-Russia Cultural Exchange in partnership with the Al Shafallah Centre for persons with disability and Qatar Museums.
The fundraiser will take place in Doha’s iconic Museum of Islamic Art under the patronage of Her Excellency Sheikha Al-Mayassa Bint Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani and Natalia Vodianova.
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The venue is an architectural masterpiece designed by the great Chinese American architect I. M. Pei. The museum showcases Qatar’s world-class collections of Islamic art spanning 1,400 years. Collected from three continents, including countries across the Middle East, and reaching as far as Spain and China, MIA’s artworks date from the 7th to the 20th century.
The Museum of Islamic Art collection features manuscripts, ceramics, metal, glass, ivory, textiles, wood and precious stones. Collected from three continents — including countries across the Middle East and reaching as far as Spain and China — the museum’s artworks represent the diversity of the Islamic world and date from the 7th through the 20th centuries. The museum rises from the sea on Doha’s Corniche and was designed by noted architect I.M. Pei, who was inspired by elements of classic Islamic architecture. The Museum of Islamic Art is the flagship project of Qatar Museums, which under the leadership of its Chairperson, H.E. Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, is transforming the State of Qatar into a cultural capital of the Middle East.
The evening’s programme will comprise a gala dinner with an immersive theatrical performance combining dance, music and art produced by internationally lauded performers alongside actors with special needs, and will culminate in an exclusive fashion show by Ulyana Sergeenko featuring the full Spring-Summer 2019 collection, which is complemented with brand-new couture pieces inspired by and devoted to Qatar. Each appearance on the scene will be accompanied with the world's rarest Burmese rubies from Faidee jewellery house.
The festivities will end with a charity auction held by Lord Mark Poltimore offering a variety of splendid lots from money-can’t-buy experiences to exclusive luxury items. Among the highlights are: 'Meet and Greet' with top players of Paris Saint-Germain F.C.; Daniel Arsham’s unique sculpture ‘Wrapped Frog’; lunch with Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen; personalised fashion advice and a couture dress by Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing; afternoon tea with Valentino Garavani at his Château de Wideville; after hours exclusive shopping experience at iconic Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche; Ulyana Sergeenko unique Couture gown with Faidee limited edition ruby brooch; artwork by Markus Martinovitch, visual artist with autism ‘Mama in a dress with dots’; one of a kind ‘Naked Heart” ring with heart shaped 20,78ct garnet created especially for Love Ball Arabia by Russian jewellery and fashion house founded by designer Yana Raskovalova; and many more highly desirable items.
All proceeds will benefit the work of Al Shafallah Centre and Naked Heart Foundation, and will go towards developing and launching a new parents training programme for families of young children with autism, as well as enhancing advocacy campaigns in both Russia and Qatar, raising awareness of the cause.
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Naked Heart Foundation
Naked Heart Foundation is an international charity founded by Natalia Vodianova in 2004.
Its main mission is to help build an inclusive society that is open to people with disabilities and special needs, through encouraging play and creation of free support services for affected families. To date 200 play facilities have been built in more than 150 towns in Russia and beyond, including three in the UK, and the Foundation continues to support a range of Russian NGOs helping children with special needs, as well as running Family Support Centre in Nizhny Novgorod, training teachers of special schools and nurseries using modern technologies for working with children with autism and organising annual international "Every Child Deserves a Family" forum for childcare professionals, which attracts hundreds of specialists from around the world.
To learn more about the Foundation's work please visit nakedheart.org.
In harmony with the mission of Qatar Social Foundation For Social Work, Al Shafallah provides model services for persons with mental disability and autism in the State of Qatar which includes education, rehabilitation, societal awareness and legal support for achieving all their daily life rights and integrate them in Qatari society. Al Shafallah also works on raising awareness about the causes of disability in order to work together to prevent or diminish its occurrence. The centre also provides all modern equipment, compensatory means and educational means enhancing their efficiency of target groups in facing their challenges to achieve maximum independence in their daily life and their integration on the society.
Learn more about Love Ball events we held in the past to raise funds for the Naked Heart Foundation: