There was no shortage of celebrity content at the gala dinner of special-needs educational charity Kisharon as impressionist Jon Culshaw entertained the 750 turnout with impersonations of Boris Johnson, Prince Charles, Tony Blair and Arsene Wenger, to name but four. Another special guest was Sir Ranulph Fiennes, who regaled guests with tales of Antarctic exploration.
Prominent figures from culture and the media, including actress Zoë Wanamaker and former Times editor James Harding, will be welcomed to London’s new Jewish community centre when it opens later this year.
After a decade of anticipation, planning and construction, JW3 will formally open in north-west London’s Finchley Road on September 29.
Yorkshire cricketing legend Geoffrey Boycott doubtless had some trenchant opinions on England’s failure to capitalise on a winning position in Sunday’s Champions Trophy final against India. But instead of sharing them with BBC radio listeners, he was supporting the Leeds communal six-a-side cricket tournament, held in the grounds of Harewood House stately home.
Invited to the May fundraising dinner of the British support group for the Tikva children’s home in Odessa, the Duchess of York was so moved by the stories of its work that she asked the charity if she could visit.