Now that the dust has settled and we’ve debriefed after the ball we thought it was time to do a piece on the ball. We hope you all had a great time! I know the Committee sure did, well, at least once everyone was seated and enjoying their food!
The ball started with people being ushered into the dining hall where long, Henry the VIII style feasting tables awaited us. Everyone’s eyes were fixed on the stage waiting for something to happen and they didn’t have to wait long. The show started with a burlesque dance and some acrobats who shimmied along the tables and round onto the stage to start the show.
Everyone then dug into their starters, a gorgeous plate of pate or some carrot, orange and coriander soup. Nattering and eating ensued whilst a magician travelled round individual tables carrying out some epic magic tricks.
The main then arrived, a choice of either pan seared chicken or cod whilst another set of acrobats took to the stage. This time, rather than staying on the floor, the acrobats took to the air. The suit the acrobat was wearing was turned on, producing a strip of neon lights, not too dissimilar to in the film Tron. The acrobat then took to the skies (well, ceiling of the restaurant) and began to spin and hover over the tables while people were dining.
After the excitement of the main meal, we were then treated to another spectacular show. This involved the main compere carrying out some magic skills on stage with the help of his assistant! This involved producing 5 doves from newspapers and a levitating act.
This was followed by the finale where all the female dancers stripped down into the burlesque outfits again and even invited one of the audience members up to take part in the show, being rewarded with a kiss on the cheek from the dancer. The show finally ended and after many calls for ‘more, more, more’ we moved upstairs into a private room for pudding and to continue the night.
Once upstairs we were treated to either lemon drizzle or chocolate sponge and everyone made use of their free drinks vouchers! People then started heading into town in drips and drabs but for those who stayed there was a mini show in the bar area where we watched the ‘fireman’ do some more tricks with the flame throwers. Afterwards the party then carried on into town…..
The society would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who came and we hope you had an entertaining night! Amy and myself would also like to personally thank the postgraduate society committee, particularly our communications (Beth Levick) and finance (Stuart McEwen) representatives for all their hard work and dedication!!