Winslow goes glam, as town gets ready to have a ball

Emily Curle posing at Beautifully Different to promote A Touch of Glamour Ball being organised the Winslow Chamber of Trade.'110803M-F209
Emily Curle posing at Beautifully Different to promote A Touch of Glamour Ball being organised the Winslow Chamber of Trade.'110803M-F209

HOT on the heels of its phenomenally successful Handmade And Vintage Fairs, Winslow’s Chamber of Trade is inviting residents to attend its glamorous inaugural ball next month.

The Winslow Ball will take place in Winslow Public Hall on Saturday, September 3, and tickets are on sale now.

The black-tie evening for 150 people will feature live music from local firefighter Paul French and his popular band The Midnight Express, featuring their new female singer, Alkka Stevenson, described on the band’s website as a “seductive soulstress”. There will also be a disco and hot dinner.

The glamorous theme presents the obvious problem of how to turn the public hall into a glamorous location for the night.

Step up the indefatigably inventive Lisa Wright, of Polkadot, on the Market Square, who has been gamely stockpiling chandeliers and candlebra for weeks.

In the past, Lisa has themed various Chamber of Trade events, including making giant teacups and flamingos for an Alice In Wonderland fair in the Market Square last summer.

Lisa did admit she had felt a bit daunted at the thought of transforming such a big venue as the public hall.

“But I think I can pull it off,” she told the Advertiser.

Part-time assistant at Beautifully Different, on the high street, Emily Curle, pictured left, took the opportunity to showcase the new range of reproduction vintage clothes now being stocked in the shop.

Owner Kim Curle said: “Part of the vintage theme is to try and attract more people into the town.”

Well-known brands include Tara Starlet, Stop Staring, So Couture and Glamour Bunny.

And the shop continues to stock its range of evening bags, pashminas and jewellery.

As unual, many of Winslow’s stores will be open during the Winslow Farmers’ Market, from 10am to 2pm on Sunday.

Tickets for The Winslow Ball cost £30 a head, from Polkadot.