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Arts & Minds Gala Dinner

Arts & Minds Gala Dinner

A celebration of art and mental health

On 13 June 2024, at Battersea Arts Centre, we will hold our second Arts & Minds Gala Dinner. This year's gala dinner will be hosted by the actor Alistair Petrie, star of Netflix's hit show Sex Education.

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Our luxury gala includes a champagne drinks reception, a three-course dinner, fine arts, spectacular entertainment and a silent auction. The evening will bring together 200 guests for a night to remember, all while raising vital funds for children and young people's mental health.

We will be treating guests to:

  • live performances from soulful singer-songwriter Katie Melua and students from our partner schools
  • the opportunity to participate in art activities that Place2Be practitioners use to support children and young people’s mental health
  • contemporary artist LUAP creating a spectacular artwork that will be auctioned off as part of our exclusive live and silent auctions.

Taking place every two years, we created Arts & Minds to shine a bright light on art as a creative tool to develop resilience and connect with each other.

This year, we will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of Place2Be. The gala promises to be a special moment marking this milestone.

We thank Marshall Wace and the Sadie Sherman Gallery, who have generously sponsored Arts & Minds 2024, and all others who have given their support.


Tables of 10: £10,000

Individual tickets (limited amount available): £1,000

Event date: 13 June 2024

Venue: Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, London SW11 5TN

If you want to buy tickets to the Arts & Minds Gala Dinner or would like to find out more about the event, please email the Philanthropy and Special Events Team at philanthropy@place2be.org.uk using the subject line 'Arts & Minds 2024'.

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Hosts and entertainment

Alistair Petrie

Alistair Petrie

Alistair Petrie has appeared in many award-winning films and television productions internationally, including the Emmy, Golden Globe, and BAFTA-winning The Night Manager, Funny Woman, Sherlock, The Terror, Deep State, and four seasons of the Netflix hit Sex Education. He has also appeared on stage at The RSC, The National Theatre, in the West End, and in New York.

Katie Melua

Katie Melua

Making her musical debut in 2003, Katie became one of Britain’s most successful recording artists of the millennium, selling more than 11 million albums, 1 million concert tickets, and 56 platinum awards. Having experienced her own battles with mental ill health, Katie greatly resonates with Place2Be's work.



Paul Robinson, also known as 'LUAP,' is a British multidisciplinary artist born in 1982. Originally from Grimsby, LUAP is now based in London and has showcased his work on a global scale. One of his most recent commissions, Finding Light In Darkness, took centre stage in the iconic Fortnum & Mason window displays in London.

Past Arts & Minds Gala Dinners

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Arts & Minds Gala 2022

We held our first Place2Be Arts & Minds Gala Dinner on 12 October 2022 at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Our wonderful Place2Be Ambassadors Kate Silverton and Rhys Stephenson hosted the evening. Guests enjoyed exclusive appearances from:

  • The Joe Stilgoe Trio
  • poet Zohab Zee Khan
  • artist Ricky Martin.

Guests also heard the stories of students from some of our Place2Be partner schools. Arts & Minds Gala Dinner 2022 raised over £275,000. This year, we hope to raise even more vital funds to continue our work providing mental health support for children, families, and staff in UK schools.