Here are the prizes that were on offer in our fabulous Awards silent auction!
Relaxing on a sun-drenched veranda overlooking the Aegean. Luxuriating in an exclusive London spa. Savouring an exotic holiday that helps a local economy. Strolling through the corridors of power.
Which experience would you choose? With the tve Global Sustainability Film Awards annual silent auction, you can choose the prize that’s right for you. You’ll enjoy some of the most delicious experiences on the planet – and, at the same time, contribute to tve’s work to boost sustainability worldwide.
Seven nights on a stunning Greek island
Starting price: £2,000
Watch the sun set from the large terrace and relax in the tranquillity of this gorgeous, traditional Greek five-bedroom home, with its whitewashed walls, terracotta tiles, flowering plants and stupendous views of the sea.
From spiritual history to turquoise-blue seas, Patmos is one of Greece’s most beautiful and untouched islands. Rustic, charming and largely tourist-free, Patmos has a unique and special heritage. On boat trips to nearby islands, you’ll enjoy great food at local tavernas, sparkling seas and glorious beaches. The house is located a few minutes’ walk from village cafes, a bakery and shops and a 5-10 minute drive (a 20-30 minute walk) to more and restaurants and shops.
- Available 1-15 June 2018
- 5 bedrooms with king-sized beds – sleeps 10.
- Satellite tv
- Maid service for additional fee
- Flights not included. Nearest airport is Kos
Dinner for 12 at China Tang in the Dorchester
Starting price – £850
A night to remember: invite your eleven favourite friends to the most glamorous dining experience of their lives. Feast on delicious dim sum and authentic Cantonese dishes at the elegant and iconic China Tang at The Dorchester on Park Lane in London’s Mayfair. Conceived by Sir David Tang, founder of China Clubs in Hong Kong, Peking and Singapore, China Tang is an art-deco jewel, filled with traditional and contemporary Chinese art and evoking the romance of the 1930s. The prize, valued at £1,500, entitles twelve guests to lunch or dinner in one of China Tang’s exquisite private dining rooms.
- Prize is valid until 30 June 2018.
- Not available: December 2017 and Chinese New Year
Bespoke Luxury China Experience
Donated by Grace Bian, Chair, China International Culture Stock Exchange
Starting price – £1500
This is an incredible opportunity to spend four nights/five days for business or leisure purposes in one or two of eight Chinese cities. If the trip is purchased for business purposes, prize donor Grace Bian, chair of the China International Culture Stock Exchange will provide you with a PA for your trip, and arrange introductory meetings with local government and business officials, or high net worth individuals. The prize includes 4 nights’ accommodation and breakfast in 5 star hotels (where available) or 4 star (where no 5 star available); transport to and from the airport and internal flights and transfers. China International Culture Stock Exchange will provide an English speaking team member to accompany you, if required. You can stay in one or two of the following cities: Beijing, Suzhou, Hanzhou, Shanghai, Guiyang, Dengfeng, Guilin, Guangzhou. Accommodation will be provided in a double room: twin or double bed. The prize must be taken before 26 November 2018, and you must give three months’ notice of the dates you wish to take up the prize. Flights to and from China, and local shopping, lunches, dinners and other personal expenses are not included in the prize.
Starting price – £300
Only the best: Atelier Swarovski regularly collaborates with the world’s most famous designers. Now you have a chance to win a Swarovski necklace designed by Jean Paul Gaultier, described as ‘the superstar of fashion’. Gaultier’s long pendant has hand-applied Swarovski crystals in dorado and 24ct bespoke chocolate-gold finish.
Atelier Swarovski offers cutting-edge jewellery, accessories and home décor items. Pushing the boundaries of creativity, it collaborates with the finest talents in the world across fashion, jewellery, architecture and design. Nadja Swarovski founded Atelier Swarovski in 2007 as a showcase for creativity, craftsmanship and the art of crystal cutting and crystal innovations. Other collaborating artists include, in addition to Jean Paul Gaultier, Viktor&Rolf, Christopher Kane, Maison Margiela and Mary Katranzou for jewellery, and Zaha Hadid, Daniel Libeskind and Ron Arad for home décor.
A Film & Fizz experience at One Aldwych Hotel
Starting price – £150
For a glamorous, knock-your-socks-off evening to impress, bid for this ‘film & fizz’ night at One Aldwych Hotel in London’s vibrant Covent Garden. Once you and your guest enter the hotel – known for both its contemporary elegance and temporary housing of Winston Churchill – you’ll be offered a chilled glass of Lallier Grande Reserve Champagne, followed by a three-course dinner in the Indigo restaurant, where the menus are inspired by seasonal British offerings. Last but not least, you’ll enjoy a film in the luxurious One Aldwych private screening room.
This prize is valid until 27 Nov 2018.
Lelia Pissarro – The Four Seasons Suit – Autumn
Starting price – £300
As the great-granddaughter of Camille Pissarro, Lélia represents the fourth generation of this family of artists. Born in Paris in 1963, her early years were spent in Normandy with her grandparents.
We are offering one of Pissarro’s hand-pulled fine art serigraphs, printed in 85 colours, signed by the artist and numbered. Each edition is numbered: 300, A.P. 30, HC 30, P.P.5. Deluxe edition, without margins, numbered 90. All screens have been cancelled.
Lélia Pissarro has created wonderful serigraph prints in the tradition so typical of the Pissarro legacy, using richness of tones and texture and brightness of colour. She has taken subjects of her native France and the rural English countryside of her adopted home. Lélia continues to express her heritage using her own development of the techniques and style so carefully passed down through three generations.
Image size: 51 x 69 cm ((19 ⅞ x 27 ⅛ inches)
Sheet size: 61.5 x 79 cm (24 ¼ x 31 ⅛ inches)
A Guided Tour for Two People Around the Stunning Stourhead Gardens
Starting price – £350
Enjoy a personally guided tour for two people by Edward Hoare of Stourhead’s world-famous landscaped gardens. Here, chalk downs, ancient woods and farmland are managed for wildlife.
When Stourhead first opened in the 1740s, a magazine described it as ‘a living work of art’. The beautiful gardens feature a magnificent lake reflecting classical temples, mystical grottoes, and rare and exotic trees, and offer a day of fresh air and discovery.
After the tour, you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch, hosted and attended by Edward, in the 17th century four-star Spreadeagle Inn in Stourhead. The Spreadeagle’s culinary delights include locally sourced free-range eggs from St Martin’s farm just off the Stourhead estate, Wiltshire game from Tisbury and steaks and English beef from the West Country, as well as fish dishes such as Lyme Bay scallops and fillets of Cornish bream.
House of Lords Lunch for Two
Starting price – £350
Two lucky winners will enjoy lunch in the House of Commons, hosted by Lord Glenarthur. On a tour of the House, Lord Glenarthur will explain its significance through the ages, show you the Lords’ chamber, where the Queen delivers her speech at the state opening of Parliament, and invite you to witness House of Lords Question Time.
The tour also includes a visit to Westminster Hall, the site of historic trials such as Scottish patriot William Wallace and King Charles 1, as well as the Crypt Chapel of St Mary Undercroft. Westminster Hall is also where the lying-in state of monarchs and eminent politicians takes place.
Four Nights Stay at Good Hotel Antigua
Starting price: £400
Imagine a former private mansion, a minimalistic design infused with local touches, personalised service and a social business model. Good Hotel Antigua is located in the heart of UNESCO-protected Antigua and offers premium hospitality with a cause.
Win a complimentary stay in one of the divine patio rooms with your private terrace with outdoor shower and a view of the volcanoes for which Antigua de Guatemala is famous. The rooms surround the inner garden and are the result of unique collaborations with local craftsmen. A perfect balance of modern design and tradition.
Spaces resemble a lush and private colonial mansion and the garden, living room and kitchen flow into one another, providing an ideal place to relax, chat and read. The living room serves locally sourced foods and drinks all day and there’s free wifi everywhere.
Good Hotel Antigua is based on a social business model. It re-invests profits in education, stimulates entrepreneurship and supports local NGOs. When staying at the Good Hotel, you directly contribute to these programs and help provide quality education to children living in poverty and train their unemployed parents. Founded by Dutch entrepreneur Marten Dresen, Good Hotel Antigua is part of Good Hospitality Group, which combines business and knowledge for development .
Stay good, do good…
- 4 nights’ stay with breakfast included for 2 people.
- Flights are not included.
- Prize validity: 28 November 2017 until 27 November 2018.
- Not available: New Year’s Eve (29-31 December 2017) and Easter 2018 (26 March 2018 till 1 April 2018).
Peace, tranquility and splendour for two at The Dorchester Spa
Starting price: £300
Dedicate some time to yourself and heal your mind, body and soul in the serene surroundings of The Dorchester Spa at The Dorchester hotel in London’s Mayfair. Described as ‘an exclusive pampering destination’, The Dorchester Spa combines 1930s Art Deco glamour with a contemporary edge.
With this fabulous prize for two, you’ll enjoy an Aromatherapy Associates facial (you’ll have a choice of three, including one for men), a bento box in the elegant and informal spa restaurant, The Spatisserie, (dressing robes welcome!) and an hour in the spa facilities. We recommend that you allow at least three hours for a deliciously relaxing experience.
- Prize for two people.
- This package is subject to availability.
- Not available on bank holidays.
Win! A stargazing break with 8-course tasting menu for two
Starting price: £300
Battlesteads Hotel & Restaurant in Wark, Northumberland, is offering one lucky winner and a friend the chance to experience an unforgettable stargazing experience and a true taste of local food, with a two-night break at the award-winning sustainable tourism destination.
A dedicated Dark Sky Discovery Site located on the edge of Northumberland National Park, Battlesteads’ observatory enjoys some of the clearest night skies in the UK where the Milky Way can be seen with the naked eye and there’s even a chance of seeing the Northern Lights.
The Battlesteads Restaurant showcases Northumberland’s finest local produce and Battlesteads’ own home-grown vegetables with its eight-course tasting menu, with paired wines available.
The prize includes a two-night B&B stay for two people at the award-winning Battlesteads Hotel, with an eight-course tasting menu on the first night and tickets to the observatory on the second night, worth up to £400.
Half day of headshots at your offices
Starting price: £300
Navy Studios is delighted to support tve’s Global Sustainability Film Awards by providing a half day of headshots at your offices. The prize includes travel to and from your offices based in England, half a day’s headshots at your offices, editing and retouching of the images, and providing the photographs to you by way of a stunning online gallery.
The photoshoot must take place by 5 April 2018. Additional charges will be incurred for travel and/or accommodation outside of England. Good luck!
Navy Studios was established to deliver bespoke photography for Corporates and Professional Service Firms by award winning photographer David Prior.
Navy Studios prides itself on relating to its clients. Whether that’s working with law firms or other professional services through to marketing managers at corporations, Navy Studios is able to draw upon its experience in both professional services and marketing to create images that convey your corporate message.
A tour of The Telegraph
Starting price: £250
Treat yourself to a brief immersion in the dynamic journalism of the Telegraph. You’ll spend an hour being toured through the Telegraph’s offices by Denise Parkinson, the Telegraph’s entertainment director, global and UK, who can brief you on her work doing global deals and opening new entertainment markets. The tour will be followed by lunch in the Telegraph’s busy in-house cafe. Don’t miss this inside look at one of Britain’s leading broadsheets, with its global presence and busy newsroom.
A visit to the Press Association newsroom
Starting price: £300
The Press Association, the UK’s national news agency and leading provider of multimedia content and services, is offering the chance to see inside its main newsroom for the lucky bidder.
He or she will have the chance to spend a morning in the newsroom, understanding how this major news provider responds to breaking stories, and watching how journalists cover the story as it unfolds.
The winner of this prize will then have lunch with Pete Clifton, the Editor-in-Chief, to discuss the morning’s experience. Pete has extensive experience in the world of multimedia journalism including 15 years at the BBC, where he held senior editorial roles including Head of Editorial Development, Head of News Interactive, Editor of the BBC News website and launch Editor of the BBC Sport website.
*Please note: Dates are to be confirmed with the PA Group. The prize winner will be responsible for making their own arrangements to get to the PA Group’s London offices; expenses will not be covered. Lunch is included. The prize is non-transferable and must be used within 12 months from the date of the auction.