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RECENT EVENTS - Mikhail Gorbachev 80th Birthday Charitable Celebration

Wednesday 30 March 2011 - 7:30 PM

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All proceeds from this event will be shared between the Gorbachev Foundation (66%) and Macmillan Cancer Support (33%) after deduction of the costs of hosting the Event and Associated Events.

Mikhail Gorbachev is one of the few people who can justify the label  'The man who changed the world'.

In March 2011, he will turn 80. Outstanding representatives of the world of culture, science, sport, entertainment and politics from around the globe will join together at the Royal Albert Hall 2011 to celebrate the life of the Nobel Peace Prize winner and transformational 20th Century figure. The evening will presented by special guests including Sharon Stone and Kevin Spacey.

This fantastic gala evening will bring together the greatest artists from East and West, who will perform unique duets on the Royal Albert Hall stage to honour Gorbachev's achievements. Together, they will celebrate the seven stages of Mr Gorbachev's life including his childhood, rise to high office, the reforms of Perestroika, his international peace efforts and the charitable work of the Gorbachev Foundation.

Artists currently confirmed to be performing at this event include:
Bryan Ferry
Shirley Bassey
Katherine Jenkins
Paul Anka

Lara Fabian

Melanie C
The London Symphony Orchestra
Maestro Valery Gergiev
Bolshoi and Mariinsky Soloists
Dmitry Hvorostovsky
Andrey Makarevich and Mashina Vremeni
Igor Krutoi
Turetsky Choir
Andrey Gavrilov

A long list of high profile VIPs will attend the red carpet event including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Shimon Peres, the RT Hon Sir John Major and mayor Boris Johnson.

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