Spellbinding Evening for the John Badley Foundation

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By Veryan Vere Hodge, Head of Development

Old Bedalians, parents, students and friends came together on 21 March for a magical evening at the House of MinaLima in Soho, London.

Guests were treated to private tours of the enchanting four storey Victorian townhouse, which showcases graphic art of the Harry Potter films, created by founders of design studio MinaLima: Miraphora Mina (OB 1978-85) and her business partner, Eduardo Lima. Guests also had a chance to meet with Miraphora and Eduardo for Q&A sessions.

The House of MinaLima provides an illuminating insight into both the creative and technical aspects of graphic design, and the exhibition space, which is set over three floors and linked by a narrow, winding staircase has a distinctly Bedalian feel.  The lucky raffle winner of a limited edition ‘A Hum of Bees’ print, from MinaLima’s Collective Noun illustrations, was Adah Parris, a friend of Valerie Saint-Pierre (OB 1983-1990) and all guests went home with a wonderful goodie bag courtesy of MinaLima.

Huge thanks to Miraphora, Eduardo and their brilliant team for offering Bedales such a wonderful opportunity, to everyone who came to the event, and to parents Mariangela Franchetti, Philippa Page and Patrick Heneghan for their help on the night serving refreshments.

We are delighted to report that the evening raised over £1,500 for the John Badley Foundation which transforms lives through full bursaries.  If you would like to find out more about the Foundation’s work, or join the 1893 Club by committing a regular gift, please do get in touch.  Thank you.

View photos from the evening, here.