Music and Magic at Somerset House for Table Talk

July 29, 2011

While Corporate Entertainment is hardly a male dominated industry (ladies outnumber menfolk 6-4 in the Sternberg Clarke office) it’s still a nice change to see an all female line up of entertainment for an event and that’s just what was on offer at Somerset House last week for Table Talk’s event in the beautiful Terrace area of the venue.

The View over the River at Somerset House Photo by Hannah Maule-ffinch
To compliment TableTalk’s irresistable choice of canapes and a selection of drinks tailor-made for a humid London evening – guests were treated to a line-up of corporate entertainment that went from classical to ambient chill-out, with a little close-up magic thrown in for good measure.

String and Wind Quartet Sahara Photo by Hannah Maule-ffinch
First up, guests were treated to the musical talents of String and Wind Quartet, Sahara, who performed a variety of classical and popular tunes in elegant white dresses under the marquee as guests arrived. One of the girls even switched instruments (Flute and later Soprano Sax) to perform a Jazz tinged second set as the light began to fade.

Take that out of your mouth! If you just wait a minute, there's be canapes Photo by Hannah Maule-ffinch
Female magicians are in short supply so when one comes along who’s as charming and talented as Katherine Mills – we rightfully get a little excited. Katherine strolled between guests delighting them with her close up magic tricks using everything from cards to coins to metal rings. Katherine earned herself a number of admirers over the course of the evening and left a huge impression on everyone she performed for.

DJ and Percussionist Lyndsay Photo by Hannah Maule-ffinch

Once the ladies of Sahara had finished playing and Katherine had put away her magic hoops, it was the turn of DJ and percussionist Lyndsay Evans to entertain guests into the night with an enticing mixture of live performance and DJ-ing. Lyndsay acted as a sort of one woman Organic Jam using a combination of electronic and traditional percussion instruments to create an exciting and energetic musical backdrop for the evening.

Close up magician Katherine performing at Somerset House Photo by Hannah Maule-ffinch

You also might have noticed the photo’s of this event are rather good – that’s thanks to extremely talented photographer Hannah Maule-ffinch who was on hand to capture the entire event. As well as her career as a globe-trotting photographer for a range of high-profile publications, Hannah is also a highly sought after wedding photographer and her website is well worth a look if you have an upcoming event that you’d like to capture.

Sahara performing in a Marquee at London's Somerset House Photo by Hannah Maule-ffinch
For more info on booking any of the acts we've mentioned inthis post, or to book entertainment for events at Somerset House, get in touch via our contact page