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Don’t miss out on ‘My Great Big Fat Greek Gala Ball’
The Australasian Hellenic Educational and Progressive Association (AHEPA) is hosting a charity gala on 28 November to support Paradise Kids for Africa (PK4A) at the Museum of Brisbane and the Brisbane Room, Brisbane City Hall, 64 Adelaide St, Brisbane. If you like glamour, excitement, kicking your heels up and feeling good about yourself then this is one gala ball you just cannot miss.
Ticket prices are: Early Bird: $115pp (purchased on or before the 7 November, 2014)
To make sure the night's Hollywood theme is realised dress code for the evening is Formal and Fabulous. Prizes are on offer for the 'Best Dressed Hollywood Celebrity' who attends the ball. It's worth a few hours searching for those glamorous frocks and tux granny and grandpa use to wear when they tripped the light fantastic back in the day (or should that be night?).
Costumes from the Golden Age of Hollywood
The evening is going to be full-on fun. Kicking off at 6.30 pm with drinks and canapés in the Museum of Brisbane, Level 3, City Hall where you will browse the 'Costumes from the Golden Age of Hollywood' exhibition. You'll see the glamour fashions of Hollywood from the 1920s right through to the 1960s with the actual costumes worn by Hollywood's stars such as, Julie Andrews, Fred Astaire, Marlon Brando, Judy Garland, Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor, Lana Turner, Barbra Streisand and many, many more on display.
Costumes Through the Ages on Display - Wikimedia Commons
The 'Costumes from the Golden Age of Hollywood' exhibition is exclusive to Brisbane and is the first time any of these unique artefacts have been displayed in Australia. The costumes, props and ephemera are all from the private collection of Brisbane's own Nicholas Inglis, an avid collector of motion picture memorabilia for almost two decades.
At 7.30pm the festivities will move into the beautiful Brisbane Room for a sit-down, two-course dinner where you will be entertained with soothing music and the charming conversation of those seated around you. In addition there will be more fun and excitement as the silent auctions and raffles whorl around the Room throughout the evening.
In the midst of all this fun there is also a serious side to the night. AHEPA has pledged to provide 3D printers to the charity PK4A as a means of supporting and assisting Father Themi Adamopolou on his mission in Sierra Leone. Father Adamopolou's missionary work provides much needed support to the country's orphans, amputees and disabled in a region devastated by war, poverty and disease.
The 3D printers to be purchased from funds raised at the Gala Ball will make it possible to cost effectively print prosthetic limbs to dramatically improve the lives of amputees in Sierra Leone. This new technology can custom print and fit prosthetic limbs for the thousands of victims of systematic amputation. The printing process is very cheap and safe – far more so than commercial alternatives.
The hand below is the first proof-of-concept prosthetic – proving 3D printing is a reality and will really work.
There is, however, so much more to do, such as, printing different types of hands and arms for people with different injuries, experimenting with new printers for printing different and larger prosthetics, training in 3D printing and training carers and amputees in use of prosthetics.
Joining in on all the fun of the Gala Hollywood Ball will enable you to have a night of decadent pleasure and still feel good about yourself in the morning! Book now and help some desperate people rise above their torment and help make it possible for them to make a decent life for themselves.
Book now by following this link or find out more about a great night and a fantastic cause here.