The Diary: Guests attend the DKMS Gala at London’s The Roundhouse

Guests including Mathias le Fèvre, Naomie Harris and Jeremy Irvine came together at one of London’s most iconic venues to support the charity...

Last week, guests including Naomie Harris, Alice Eve, Mia Regan, Jeremy Irvine, Ella Richards and David Blaine came together at one of London’s most iconic venues, The Roundhouse, to support DKMS, the international charity dedicated to the fight against blood cancer and other blood disorders. 

After guests gathered at the cocktail reception, Katharina Harf, Chairwoman DKMS Global, warmly welcomed invitees to the Gala, marking the return of the annual event in London after the pandemic. 

Katharina Harf, Nicholas Vu and Sue Y Nabi

Guests at the event included actors Alice Eve and Naomie Harris, iconic singer Boy George and television presenter Claudia Winkleman. They were joined by musician Lou Hayter, internet star Olivia Neill and models Mia Regan and Ella Richards. 

Photographer Sascha Von Bismarck, actor Jeremy Irvine and film producer Kris Thykier also joined the party — alongside illusionist and magician David Blaine, who performed for his fellow guests. Other attendees included Mathias le Fèvre, Cinderella Balthazar, Princess Lilly zu Sayn-Wittgenstein and Heinrich Donatus Hereditary Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe.

Sue Y Nabi, Ella Richards and Constantin Sklavenitis
Lou Hayter

Following dinner, where attendees enjoyed heirloom tomato, smoked cod’s roe and pesto tart, roast sirloin of beef with buttermilk mash and summer greens and a chocolate and passion fruit opera served with salted caramel ice cream, guests were given a special insight into the importance of the work DKMS accomplish.

Katharina Harf, Chairwoman DKMS Global, reflected on the return of the London gala by saying: “It feels amazing to be back in London after the last two years, celebrating the remarkable milestone of 100,000 second chances at life given to blood cancer patients in need”.

Naomie Harris

Sotheby’s Chairman, Lord Dalmeny captivated audiences during a live auction for the occasion, offering unique lots such as a made-to-order dress from high profile fashion designer Emilia Wickstead, a seven night stay at luxury private waterfront villa Sleeping Dragon in Mustique and an immersive trip to Florence to visit the Carolina Bucci atelier to create a bespoke piece of fine jewellery.

To close the evening, iconic British pop singer and front man of Culture Club, Boy George performed an uplifting set for attendees, including classic hits ‘Do You Really Want to Hurt Me’ and ‘Karma Chameleon’.

Ella Richards watches David Blaine perform
Sebastian Kurz

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