James Franco Curates Art Exhibition In London In Support Of The Bottletop Foundation

A-list actor James Franco flies in to support top art and fashion collaboration for AIDS charity Bottletop Foundation

Bottletop charity
Bottletop charity

A-list actor James Franco flies in to support top art and fashion collaboration for AIDS charity Bottletop Foundation

A-list actor James Franco supports top art and fashion collaboration for AIDS charity Bottletop Foundation.

Next Friday 7th June, leading lights from film, fashion, art and music come together to celebrate another great year for the Bottletop Foundation at its annual Full Circle exhibition.

The night is a unique evening of contemporary art and performances by leading musicians, in support of young disadvantaged people worldwide. It also celebrates the launch of a new exhibition which looks at the enduring influence of film on visual artists and how in an age of the Internet and social media, painters engage with the moving image. Proceeds from the exhibition will go to support the Bottletop Foundation.

The Bottletop Foundation is a UK charity which travels the world empowering disadvantaged young people to take control of their lives through health education film, music and theatre, equipping them to address issues including the prevention of HIV/AIDS, unplanned teenage pregnancy, substance abuse and gender equality. Countries include Malawi, Brazil, Rwanda, Kenya, Mozambique and the UK. They've also signed up to Bono's (RED) RUSH TO ZERO campaign, to raise funds and awareness to help deliver an AIDS Free Generation by 2015.

The Bottletop Fashion Company was founded by Cameron Saul and Oliver Wayman and funds the foundation by selling a celebrity endorsed collection of handcrafted, luxury bags made by disadvantaged women in Brazil and sported by everyone Peaches Geldoff, Kate Moss, Elle McPherson and Natalie Imbruglia.

The Full Circle event will also see the launch of an exclusively designed (RED) leather bag which will be sold to raise funds to fight AIDS.

The exhibition Cinematic Visions: Painting at the Edge of Reality runs 8th June – 3rd August 2013 at the Victoria Miro Gallery, 16 Wharf Road, London, N1 7RW.



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