Lights Camera Auction

Charity auction
22 February to 10 March 2024

Lights Camera Auction

Raising funds for The Bright Foundation.

The Bright Foundation is delighted to be the charity recipient of a star studded auction featuring over 60 iconic film costumes created by Cosprop and worn by screen legends. The costumes will be going under the hammer in a live auction with Kerry Taylor Auctions on 5th March. There will also be an online auction from 22nd February to 10th March 2024 featuring film and TV related experiences and celebrity memorabilia.

With pro bono support from Kerry Taylor Auctions & Invaluable, 100% of the proceeds will be donated to us to provide free access to theatre shows, museum tours, visual and performance arts workshops for children who might not otherwise have the chance to do so, as well as supporting creative career pathways for young people.

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Live Cosprop Sale - 5 March 2024

The Bright Foundation’s founder and benefactor, John Bright, who is also the founder and director of the world’s leading period costume house, Cosprop, has selected a range of iconic costumes to go for auction including: a vintage 1950’s Christian Dior taffeta ball gown, worn by Madonna in Evita (1996); Johnny Depp’s costume as Ichabod Crane in the film 'Sleepy Hollow' (1999); Colin Firth’s infamous wet shirt from the BBC TV’s drama series Pride & Prejudice (1995); Heath Ledger’s masquerade ball costume from Casanova (2005); and the memorable dress and hooded cape worn by Meryl Streep in The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1981). The auction will take place live on Tuesday 5th March and is hosted by Kerry Taylor Auctions in London and on the digital platform invaluable.

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Online Auction - 22 February to 10 March 2024

To coincide with the live event a timed online only auction will run from 22nd February until 10th March, featuring over 40 unique film related experiences, celebrity memorabilia, original artworks, designer fashion and jewellery, fine dining and hospitality. Bidders will have the chance to have a bespoke wedding dress or period costume designed by John Bright, to be fitted and made by Cosprop. You can bid for two exclusive opportunities at The Bright Foundation: a puppet themed children's party or a private tour with John Bright and art masterclass. The list of stellar lots also includes the signed, full final script for Love Actually donated by Richard Curtis and Emma Freud; a set visit, including lunch, with Hugh Bonneville for four people to one of the actor’s upcoming filming projects; 2 admission tickets and Paddock passes for The Goodwood Revival 2024; and a limited edition pair of replica Star drum heads donated by Nick Mason CBE Pink Floyd drummer. For further details and to view the full online catalogue visit LightsCamera.Auction and

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