Joanna Lumley and Virginia McKenna are set to round up three weeks of Tiger Tracks, the world’s largest tiger conservation event in London tonight.
The sold-out Tiger Tracks Gala Dinner is a star-studded Champagne reception and dinner at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, with all profits going to the Born Free Foundation's tiger conservation projects, as well as those of the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA).
Tiger Tracks kicked off three weeks ago when rock music icon Brian May and West End Sensation Kerry Ellis performed a number of classics in front of large crowds at St Pancras International, officially opening the world’s largest tiger conservation event.
“This is a wild scheme – part of a last-ditch attempt to save these magnificent wild animals,” said Brian May. “We will pitch ourselves into the Gothic public space in St Pancras International on March 1st, and hopefully make an impact on commuters. Tigers are on the verge of extinction – our grandchildren may never have the chance to see one. This is a real chance to gather support, address the issue, and avoid an imminent tragedy.”
“I think we all feel desperately sad that we are perilously close to losing these magnificent and beautiful creatures forever,” added Kerry Ellis. “This is a real chance to make a difference and rally support to save these precious wild animals. I think St Pancras International will be rocking on Friday night for the rush hour crowd and we are hoping everyone will get behind us and help save the wild tiger.”
Due to popular demand, Kerry Ellis and Brian May are going back on the road in 2013 with their hugely successful Born Free tour, acoustic and by candlelight. Beginning Tuesday June 18th, Brian and Kerry are heading out on the road to present their Born Free Tour, a series of intimate and totally acoustic shows performed under candlelight.
These special concerts provide a chance to see Ellis and May close-up, and are being especially performed to raise awareness of the work of the Born Free Foundation.
Full UK June 2013 Tour Dates:
18 June 2013 – Bournemouth Pavilion
19 June 2013 – Basingstoke, The Anvil
21 June 2013 – Northampton Derngate
23 June 2013 – Liverpool Philharmonic
24 June 2013 – Birmingham Town Hall
25 June 2013 – Salford Lowry
26 June 2013 – Gateshead The Sage
28 June 2013 – Worcester Malvern Theatre
29 June 2013 – Llandudno Venue Cmyru
30 June 2013 – Dublin Olympia
To find out more about the Tiger Tracks initiative, click here.