Summer Soirée @ The V&A

July 19, 2019

Is there anything better than a summer soirée with the very best entertainment in a beautiful venue? The answer to that of course is a summer soirée outside of a beautiful venue and that was the case with the magnificent showcase at the V&A earlier this week. Photos by Noah from Two by Two.

Taking on a fabulous French theme, the party was open to industry professionals from across London and we were only too happy to work with fellow suppliers on creating the very best showcase that we could! Working alongside Urban CapriceVelvet LivingPinstripes & PeoniesFisher ProductionsBlackwall Hire and, of course, Two by Two it was an absolute pleasure to deliver an event spectacular that all could enjoy.

Based in the courtyard, guests were welcomed to the venue with the marvellous Gabrielle Trio, a sumptuous band that combine vocals, guitar and double bass to create background music that all everybody can enjoy. With the lightest of touches, they were able to bring a smooth, summer sound to proceedings and as attendees sampled canapés and drinks, it was clear that the Gabrielle Trio were a real hit!

  As the music played, guests may also have noticed fashion illustrator Melissa meandering through the crowds, happy to stop and draw any person that wanted to be given a makeover with a flick of her pen. A true artistic talent, Melissa has an ability to put together quick sketches that appear as though they’ve just been drawn by the finest designers, and her unique skill perfectly fit with the mood of the evening.

  After speeches, it was time to welcome the one and only Jolie Papillon to the stage with a spectacular headline set. The cabaret performer appeared with two background dancers in full costume, with a vintage swimwear look that perfectly encapsulated the French Riviera theme. Delivering a dance and a sensuous acrobatic performance, Jolie was an absolute delight.

         Finally we progressed to the party music for the rest of the evening led by the always brilliant DJ Carlo and his outfit Him, Her & I. Delivering classic hits from the past through to the present day, they played from across the courtyard and delivered a pulsating set that had guests dancing all evening. With great stage presence, phenomenal instrumentation and powerful vocals, this is a band we can see being hugely popular throughout the summer!

       It was an utterly fabulous evening at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Working with all of the suppliers and the venue to create a superb experience was a delight and we cannot wait to return in the near future for more fun!




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By Henry Fosdike