All the bling of the Ball!!!

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Well I know it is a little late, but here is the story of the Bollywood Ball!


As everyone arrived they were amazed to be greeted by our Stilt Walking Ganesha who set the the scene and created an ambiance of Good Luck. The ladies were welcomed by our Bollywood Dancers  with the traditional orange flower garlands. Reception drinks were served from our ‘Living Table’ who fitted in with the Bollywood theme perfectly in her colourful costume.




Guests were then asked to take their seats for dinner my our fabulous MC – Mark from the Short Film Company – who did a sterling job keeping the evening on track including introducing the entertainment from the Howard Productions ‘Bollywood Dancers’ who gave great entertainment value and really set the room alight.


After dinner, a short AV presentation was shown to tell everyone a little about what we do and then everyone was subjected to me giving a short talk. Everyone listened and I’m told a few people even had tears in their eyes from our video.

The Auction followed where the week at Casa Susegad was sold for £700, the meal at the Hamborough Hotel on the Isle of Wight raised £200 and the drawings of wildlife donated by Carl D’Silva raised £300! In fact all the items sold well and that, combined with the raffle, the silent auction and the Casino, raised the grand total of £3500 which will enable Bookworm to go properly on the road with their mobile library deliveries.

So, that just left enjoying ourselves!!! Jeanie Barton was just wow!!! with the guys from Jazz and Cocktails and everybody then got down to the disco or decamped to lose loads of virtual money at the casino tables.



We have lots of photos (a huge thakyou to Norman Reid for donating his time and capturing it all so beautifully) of you all arriving and seated at your tables and a gallery will soon be posted (Colin’s busy building the mini-site) and if any one wishes to buy a photo, that facility will be available soon as well.

So… What next?

Well, it will be ‘Murder at WaterCress Manor’ which will take place on the Watercress Line in deepest Hampshire. Be ready for murder at 7pm and then you can use your sleuthing capabilities to solve the murder whilst being pulled through the Hampshire countryside by a steam train and dining in a 1st Class Pullman. Agatha Christie eat your heart out! Full post with details soon…


2 Responses to “All the bling of the Ball!!!”

  1. Jeanie says, April 30th, 2010 at 13:16

    What a lovely do – well done everyone and thank you for having us xx

  2. gina says, May 3rd, 2010 at 07:10

    I’l say it again & again -you’re just too wonderful -from just a thought & a conversation about the school in Mandrem -you’ve taken it so far. God bless !

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