2018 Autumn Gala

Tickets are now available for the Autumn Gala

When sending your RSVP to events@fiwal.org.uk please let us know how many tickets you would like and if you would like to pay via bank transfer or by cheque.
Details of auction items and the evening’s entertainment will be available soon.

Live Auction items include:

Azerbaijan Carpet
Two Business Class Tickets with Azerbaijan Airlines
Azerbaijani National Dress
A Weekend Sailing on the Solent
Please scroll down for more information.

Yaradan Project  

In 2017, the Yaradan (translated as The Creator) Creative Union launched a project called ‘Children Creators’. The main goal of this project is to create an environment for children aged 12-16 with limited abilities, from disadvantage families and children shelters, in order to develop and implement their skills in life and to facilitate their adaptation in society. Funds raised during the live auction will support the Yaradan Children Creators project and FIWAL programmes.


Built in 1763, Lansdowne House became a social club in 1935.  The Lansdowne Club has admitted men and women with equal social status since its doors opened. Today it is considered one of the most exclusive and traditional private members’ clubs in London. The Autumn GALA will be held in the Club’s Ballroom, which has recently been refurbished and features spectacular 24-carat gold leaf vaulted ceilings and minstrel galleries.


Live Auction

The live auction will be hosted by Mrs Ulviyya Taghizade, the Honourary President of the Azerbaijani Women’s Association in the UK. Auction items (including the carpet shown below) will be announced on this page in the coming weeks.

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Two Business Class tickets with Azerbaijan Airlines

A beautiful Azerbaijani national dress by the designer Gulnara Khalilova

A Weekend  Sailing in the Solent

This weekend is for up to four people (children over the age of 12), travelling with Roger and Sylvia Squire on their yacht Our Sarah.

Our Sarah is a Westerly Corsair – a 36 foot sloop moored at Port Hamble Marina, Hamble, between Portsmouth and Southampton. The trip will last from Saturday morning till Sunday late afternoon (or midweek 2 days, 1 night). Date to be agreed between May 2019 and September 2020 (some July & August dates may not be available).  All meals and drinks included!