2018 Autumn Gala

Autumn Gala

FIWAL’s Autumn Gala, co-hosted by the Azerbaijani Women’s Association in the UK, was held on the 17th of November 2018, at the Lansdowne Club.


Funds were raised during the live auction for both the Yaradan Children Creators project based in Azerbaijan, as well as for future FIWAL programmes. 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.

We thank the Ambassador of Azerbaijan to the UK, HE Tahir Taghizade, and the AWAUK Honorary President Ulviyya Taghizade, and first and current committee members, for making the evening so successful.

Thank you too, to our wonderful music performers: Alexandra Maks, Sophie Atalar and Farziyeva Saadat Ibrahim.

We also wish to thank our generous donors.

Wine & Brandy Donors: Chabiant is a brand of Ismayilli Sharab winery from Azerbaijan with its own 250 hectares of vineyards planted with local and Caucasian varieties. It is located on the southern slopes of the Greater Caucasus. http://www.chabiant.az.  Tovuz-Baltia Ltd, a subsidiary of the Naig K°corporation, was founded in December 1989 and focuses primarily on the cultivation of grapes and the production of wine. http://www.naigco.com.

Our Auction Donors:  Anna Gilder Millinery, Kamran Gajar – Azerbaijan Airlines, Dana Talibova – Food By Dana, Gazelli Wellbeing House, Mr. Hadi – GB Rugs, Gulnara Khalilova – Azerbaijani National Dress Center, Tushar Sabale – Artist,  Lucy Choi – Lucy Choi London, Roger Squire & Sylvia Wallach, Julia Prodrick – Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel, Mesut Özil – Arsenal FC, Clartés Bohemia.

Our Programme Sponsors: Nesrin Comert – Dulwich Interior Design, Oracle Capital Group

Our Goody Bag Donors: Food by Dana, Penhaligon’s