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Drag act The Globe Girls provided added sparkle to a Narnia-themed winter showcase at The QEII Centre in London on 10 December 2019.
Event professionals were invited to climb through a wardrobe and brush past the fake fur and glamorous wigs for an adventure within the fierce and fabulous environment of Drag Narnia, a place inspired by the C.S. Lewis classic The Chronicles of Narnia.
Alongside an evening of entertainment from the visually stunning and hysterically funny drag act The Globe Girls, guests were invited to get creative over glasses of mulled wine at candle and wreath-making workshops led by home fragrance brand Earl of East London and floral designer Elizabeth Marsh.
The centre’s award-winning catering team, QEII Taste created a suitably festive menu including some innovative plant-based dishes in support of QEII’s sustainability drive.
After sampling delicious festive canapes such as roast turkey and cranberry; spicy Scotch egg, and pear and chutney tart, guests were encouraged to try delights from Oriental and Middle Eastern themed food stalls.
The Oriental stall served hirata buns filled with pulled pork or jackfruit, and spicy soya, mirin and honey-roasted chicken thigh with coriander and jasmine rice, while the Middle Eastern stall offered an entirely plant-based offering of smashed winter roots, puy lentils and hot and sour shallots and roasted cauliflower and chickpea masala, both presented in hot boxes.
The spectacular three-hour event, designed to say thank you to QEII clients while spreading festive cheer, was captured on video by young people from Content Creatives, an initiative that equips young people with the technical skills and knowledge needed to break into the creative arts and media industries.
The videos were posted on QEII’s social media feed and support QEII’s strong track record in backing CSR initiatives.
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