June 12, 2013
Montagues and Capulets, Sharks and Jets, Wigan and St Helens... there are some rivalries that can only be settled with violent conflict. Others, like the one between the House of Lords and the House of Commons, can be settled with a relatively friendly Tug of War, as we discovered this week when the Blind Tigers provided background music for a festival of rope burn and parliamentary grunting in College Garden.
The event, organised by Macmillan Cancer Support, is now in its 26th year and pits Lords and MPs ‘gainst one another in the grounds of Westminster Abbey under the watchful eye/clock face of Big Ben. Those lucky enough to attend and not have to tug on a rope were able to enjoy the summer garden party atmosphere along with champagne and canapés.
Vintage jazz outfit The Blind Tigers completed the laid back garden party feel with a few sets of impeccably selected 20s and 30s Jazz. The trio were later joined by a mystery guest on the spoons who may appear to be polishing his spoons but I can assure you he’s playing them.
Take a look at some more pictures from the event below.Thanks to photographer Phillip Ammon for the amazing pictures - find out more about Philip on his website.
For more info on booking the Blind Tigers for corporate events or private functions, head over to our contact page and get in touch. Also, be sure to check out Macmillan’s website for more details on donating money and fundraising for the charity.
(And in case you're interested - the House of Commons won the tug of war - in your face House of Lords fans...)