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The London Critics’ Circle is inviting you to attend their 29th annual film awards at The Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

Proceeds from the event are to benefit The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), a UK based charity that advocates for child protection through public awareness campaigns, helplines, and counseling services.

Tickets to the Film Awards, to be held on February 4, 2009, are on sale for £200 (US$297) per person, or £2000(US$2970) per table. The star-studded event will begin with a champagne reception, followed by the award ceremony. The evening will continue with dinner and dancing, before coming to a close with carriages at 1:30. Celebrity attendees of past ceremonies include notables such as Hugh Grant, Nicole Kidman, Sienna Miller, and Martin Scorsese amongst others. This year, Dame Judi Dench has been confirmed to be on hand to accept the Circle’s highest honor.

Nominations for the 2009 Awards include a selection sure to please any film buff. Film Section Chair Jason Solomons told Look to the Stars, “I am thrilled with this year’s set of nominations which show a wide range of critical tastes and, I hope, a refreshing mix of studio movies and independent-minded film making.” He remarks that the participation of a record number of critics and films this year will “hopefully…encourage our public to be as proud and supportive of our own films and industry as we (the London Critics’ Circle) clearly are.”

This year’s partnership with the NSPCC continues a tradition dating back to 1994. A Film Awards brochure explains the choice of charity noting, “We (the Critics’ Circle Film Section) are very proud of our long association with the NSPCC, a great and deserving charity that works ceaselessly for distressed, abused and deprived children. Every penny raised by our Awards goes to the NSPCC and towards helping somewhere a child who is in dire need.”

For more information about obtaining tickets to the 29th annual awards, visit the NSPCC website

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