There’s little more Christmassy than a Narnia-themed event, so we were delighted to be invited to perform at the prestigious PPA Connect Awards in December 2015. This event marks the achievements of events industry professionals, so it’s a tall order to impress a room full of individuals who book entertainment for a living, but we knew we were up to the challenge!
The ceremony was hosted by ETC venues, in London, which was transformed into a theatrical Winter Wonderland with clever lighting and tasteful decor. As guests arrived to the drinks reception they were greeted by our luxurious roaming ice statues, offering a unique photo opportunity.
Their eyes were then drawn to our classical dancer performing in one of our illuminated giant martini glass props, which we’d decorated with frosted ivy.
Guests took their seats in the dining room and enjoyed silver service, before our star act took to the stage – the UK’s only contorting foot archer. With the act being brand new it was wonderful to watch the dinner conversation slowly silencing as she captivated every member of the audience, to the point where they were rooting for her to hit that next shot! She bowed to rapturous applause, and many of the guests posted photos and adoring comments about her on social media #ppaconnect
Desserts were finished and guests headed to the bar area to an alpine scenery set up as a photo area, with various props and accessories to add to the fun. Our one-of-a-kind clockwork Nutcracker doll mingled on the dancefloor, dance en pointe (her Ballet tiptoes) to the amusement of guests. And she would occasionally stop still as if her batteries had run out, prompting guests to run her LED-lit wind-up key, enabling her to dance again. A charming act enjoyed by all.
Thanks for having us, PPA Connect. See you in 2016!