Seven charity initiatives for the beginning of autumn

Sebastião Salgado’s show raises money for reforestation

Amazonas Yanomami Indigenous Territory State of Brazil, 2014, by Sebastiao Salgado

The Yanomami Indigenous State of Amazonas, Brazil, 2014, by Sebastiao Salgado © Sebastiao Salgado, courtesy of Sotheby’s

Brazilian photojournalist Sebastião Salgado is the subject of Sotheby’s largest solo photography show ever, also the climate activist’s first US survey since the 1990s. Featuring 50 works from 1978 to the present day (each from $40,000), the exhibition will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from print sales to Instituto Terra, the reforestation nonprofit founded by Salgado. He made his name establishing long-term relationships with his subjects; This show represents more than 12 of these communities, from the gold hunters of Pará to the Macuxi people in Roraima, northern Brazil. 26 September to 12 October, sothebys.com


Slash Team, Paul McCartney, Nile Rodgers and his colleague to support Ukraine

Slash plays a Gibson Les Paul in the colors of the Ukrainian flag

Slash plays a Gibson Les Paul in the colors of the Ukrainian flag

This summer, a collection of more than 20 limited edition guitars has traveled the world, going from festival to festival and musicians including Slash, Paul McCartney and Nile Rodgers. Each Gibson For Peace Les Paul model bears the colors of the Ukrainian flag, and will now be auctioned off at Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles, with all proceeds going to the Disaster Emergency Committee. 11 October to 13 November, juliensauctions.com


Abstract patterns to support the Yawanawá people

Inc Sheep x Yawanawá Wrap, £190

Inc Sheep x Yawanawá Wrap, £190

100 per cent of the profits from these colorful knitted wraps (£190) will be donated to the Yawanawá Sociocultural Society, which works to protect the territory and culture of the Brazilian people. A collaboration between the traceable knitwear brand Sheep Inc and the Yawanawá people themselves, the collection uses fine merino wool and geometric patterns inspired by traditional drawings. sheep.com


Six chefs come together to fight food poverty

From left, Jason Atherton, Dave Pynt, Philip Khoury, Angelo Musa and Tom Kerridge

From left, Jason Atherton, Dave Pynt, Philip Khoury, Angelo Musa and Tom Kerridge

“12 Michelin stars, six chefs and one Harrods table” – that’s the name of this one-off event at the Knightsbridge department store. Featuring a fish course from Jason Atherton and a vanilla lemon soufflé from Angelo Musa, award-winning pastry chef from Hôtel Plaza Athénée, the menu is designed to showcase the best of luxury cuisine from around the world. All proceeds from each ticket (£2,500) will benefit Refettorio Felix, a community kitchen serving vulnerable people in the Earl’s Court area and further afield. harrods.com


Sale of a new watch in the name of contemporary art

Chopard Spirit LUC Quattro 25

Chopard Spirit LUC Quattro 25

It has been announced that in early December, a series of art-inspired watches will be auctioned at Phillips New York’s first TimeForArt auction. The sale includes a timepiece by enamel artist Anita Porchet, created in collaboration with Romain Gauthier, and an hourglass collaboration between De Bethune and Marc Newson; its entire proceeds will go to the Swiss Institute, a non-profit space for artists around the world. The idea is to shine a light on the “creative heart” of urology – and strengthen contemporary art in the process. In early December, timeforart.ch


60 years of James Bond moments benefiting 45 charities

One of the lots is a single-breasted tuxedo worn by Timothy Dalton in 1989's License to Kill.

One of the lots is a single-breasted tuxedo worn by Timothy Dalton in 1989’s License to Kill © 1989 Danjaq, LLC and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc

This year marks the 60th anniversary of his release Dr. No, the first film in the James Bond series. To celebrate, Christie’s and EON Productions are hosting a two-part sale, with all proceeds going to support 45 different charities. Highlights include a number of cars – a 1981 Aston Martin V8 car (estimate: £500,000-£700,000), a Land Rover Defender (£300,000-£500,000) and a Range Rover Sport SVR stunt car (£80,000-£120,000). – but the bionic eyeball wearer is your favorite Ghost villain Primo (£4,000-£6,000), which comes with a velvet cushion and gilt metal cradle. 15 September to 5 October, christian.com


Aspinal London sunflower collection for Ukrainian charities

Sunflower Apostle Scarf, £145

Sunflower Apostle Scarf, £145

First used in 1996 to celebrate the abandonment of nuclear weapons in Ukraine, the sunflower has become a global symbol of peace and solidarity during the Russian invasion. In response to the crisis, Aspinal of London creative director Mariya Dykalo has designed a silk sunflower scarf for her own oil painting using the colors of the Ukrainian flag. All proceeds from the scarf (£145) will be donated to the Center for Women’s Perspectives in Lviv, while a heart ring in the same color (£45) is raising money for Ukraine-based charity Dattalion. aspinaloflondon.com


A multi-course dinner for the benefit of hospitality workers

The terrace at Cinnamon Kitchen in Devonshire Square

The terrace at Cinnamon Kitchen in Devonshire Square

For one night only, The Cinnamon Collection’s executive chef Vivek Singh – best known for his attempt at the world’s hottest curry – will host a multi-course supper club with the help of five London chefs. The evening will take place in the Devonshire Square Cinnamon Kitchen: Saiphin Moore, co-founder of Thai Rosa, will start with courgette fritter canapés, followed by duck en croute from “London’s King of Pies” followed by Galvin Brothers’ signature cured salmon. Tickets are priced at £150, with around 50 per cent of profits supporting Hospitality Action. September 20, eventbrite.co.uk

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