So we enter the new ‘Roaring Twenties’! I hope this year and the next 10 are positive for you, optimists live longer apparently!
I had a great New Year’s Eve meeting people at Hencote’s where the champagne flowed and people turned out in their flapper art deco dresses and black tie. Great group for a picture to record how they looked. I have toned all these pictures to blend them with the 1920s look. It is a while since I did a 1920s theme, two weddings one of which was on a New Year’s Day, much fun too!
Vivienne the events planner booked me and I got myself a black tie and trilby just to fit in, the finishing touch to which was to add a press pass card secured by the hat band! Quite like dressing up myself, also indicated I was game to the people at the party and trying to add to the atmosphere.
Entertainment was provided with a caricaturist during the drinks reception, and then live music to celebrate late into the night.
I even managed to get some portrait shots at the piano making the link to the jazz music of the day. The piano was a great prop and allowed some separation from the rest of the restaurant busy enjoying the menu.
The monkey with his Hencote wine bottle made it into most of the pictures which helped with the context and I am sure the venue will enjoys the extra advertising!
It is always difficult to know when enough is enough and people want to do something other than pose for you. I could take such pictures all day!
Chris Ryder the caricaturist had a lot of fun with guests at the beginning of the evening as they settled into the swing of things.
By way of music there was entertaniment from ‘Last Call’ a popular band from Manchester. They covered a number of contemporary and classic popular music favourites. Enjoyed it, and would have joined in the dancing.
They dressed for the occasion just like everyone else and were game fo photographs at the piano too.
Many got up onto the dance floor to shake those beads and tassels after letting a Hencote’s ‘The View’ meal go down.
‘Last Call’ made the evening with classic and contemporary popular music
Many had come because they were looking for a live music event for their New Year’s celebration and ‘Last Call’ did not disappoint.
So if you are thinking of an event in the Shrewsbury area I can definitely recommend Hencote’s as a venue, Vivienne will do you proud. if it is amusing entertainment then Sue Ryder can draw you and your friends into her funny caricature world. As for music then you would do well to book Last Call for you special event, a pleasure to listen and dance to. Links to all these fabulous people can be found in the text above.
Happy New Year to all readers.