On Friday 12th October we held our 30th Anniversary Fundraising Gala Dinner in the beautiful Vitsoe building, home to our creation space.
The space was filled with tables named after each of our shows, each adorned with beautiful flower centre-pieces generously provided by Sarah Horne Botanicals, with lighting from Table Art UK. We also had an exhibition and video on display to encourage our guests to see how our journey unfolded over the past 30 years.
Each of our guests dressed to impress and celebrated the evening with us in style with an array of delicious food created by Vitsoe’s resident chef, fresh bread from Haddie and Trilby and hand-picked wines from Wine Poole.
Throughout the evening we watched an excerpt of our latest acclaimed work, Charge as well as presenting two of our brand new duets, Knot and Happy Hour, all of which had an amazing response from our guests.
We also held a fun game of heads and tails, a raffle full of fabulous prizes and even included a silent auction with an array of marvelous Lots to bid on, to raise money for our new Talent Development fundraising campaign, helping us to extend the reach of our work with young people, offering them life-changing creative experiences including for example, extended work placements, classes and training, and opportunities to work with the professional company.
Thank you so much to Black Country Living Museum, Warwick Castle, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Oscars Bistro, Be At One Cocktail Bar Birmingham, Majestic Wine, Wine Poole, Red Letter Days UK, The Retreat Spa, Leamington Therapy Centre, Decleor and Free Spirit Fitness for generously donating prizes to our raffle.
We are also extremely grateful to Birmingham Hippodrome , Park Regis Birmingham ,Wasps Rugby, ATG Tickets, Be At One Cocktail Bar, 45 Gin School, Middletons Steakhouse, Hilton Leicester, Waddesdon Manor , Jaguar and Land Rover for generously donating a spectacular prizes for our silent auction.
And finally, thank you to everyone who came, it was wonderful to share this special milestone with so many dear friends and supporters of the company and we are absolutely thrilled to announce that with your generosity we were able to raise our target of £6000!
Have a look through our photo gallery from the evening below: