Review: Christmas Ball

Teresa gets festive at Christmas ball

Teresa Barros-Bailey

The build-up for the Mermaids Christmas Ball was immense – queuing hours for tickets (and then again for wristband collection), desperate pleas on Facebook for re-sales, and the endless hype surrounding one of the most popular balls of the semester. The expectations were high.

Upon entering Kinkell, ball-goers were greeted with free champagne, Turkish Delight, and chocolate fountains. The first 240 guests were given cupcakes from Daisy Cakes; delicious, but Bibi’s cupcakes were sorely missed #RIP. The Fine Food Society made an appearance with grilled cheeses, and Jannetta’s was as popular as ever.

The decorations set the festive mood, with upside-down lit Christmas trees hanging from the ceiling, and Santa’s Grotto surrounded by snowflakes. The decorations didn’t quite reflect the much-anticipated Narnian theme, and weren’t quite the Christmas explosion that one would expect of such a festive themed ball.

The numerous bar venues were a hit, with queues that were far better than other events of this calibre and popularity. The Union staff were accommodating and merry in their Christmas jumpers despite the busy night.

DSCF5421-e1417614790188

The attached marquee allowed for a nice break from the musical mayhem of the dance floor, as well as the occasional drunken incidents from overly keen ball-goers; many guests seemed to not notice this space, as it was a bit difficult to find after a few glasses of bubbles. Some signage throughout the venue that pointed guests to this underrated space would have been helpful.

The music was spot on and one of the best things about the ball. With appearances from the Alleycats, Jazzworks, the Black Sheep, and The Correspondents, guests had plenty of variation to keep them dancing. The dance floor was constantly packed and grooving until the very last few minutes.

Christmas Ball was enormously successful, and Mermaids should be thrilled with the evening as well as the funds they have raised that will be sending student acts to the Edinburgh Fringe this coming summer.

The ball was well organised and ran smoothly – as did the ticket sales, where the Christmas carols and atmosphere made the act of queuing for hours slightly less painful. Was it worth the hours of queuing and the £35 ticket? Did it live up to the hype that caused tickets to be resold for upwards of £70 on the Facebook page? It would have been difficult for any ball to live up to hype that big – and though it fell partially short due to the lack of Narnia decorations, Christmas Ball certainly came close.

Pictures by Gillian Davies

Comments

comments

54 thoughts on “Review: Christmas Ball

  1. After going over a number of the blog articles on your site, I honestly like your way of blogging. I added it to my bookmark website list and will be checking back soon. Please check out my web site too and tell me what you think.

  2. jeetwin sign up
    Jeetwin Affiliate

    Jeetwin Affiliate
    Join Jeetwin now! | Jeetwin sign up for a ?500 free bonus
    Spin & fish with Jeetwin club! | 200% welcome bonus
    Bet on horse racing, get a 50% bonus! | Deposit at Jeetwin live for rewards
    #JeetwinAffiliate
    Casino table fun at Jeetwin casino login | 50% deposit bonus on table games
    Earn Jeetwin points and credits, enhance your play!
    https://www.jeetwin-affiliate.com/hi

    #JeetwinAffiliate #jeetwinclub #jeetwinsignup #jeetwinresult
    #jeetwinlive #jeetwinbangladesh #jeetwincasinologin
    Daily recharge bonuses at Jeetwin Bangladesh!
    25% recharge bonus on casino games at jeetwin result
    15% bonus on Crash Games with Jeetwin affiliate!

    Spin to Gain Real Cash and Gift Cards with JeetWin Affiliate Program

    Are you a supporter of virtual gaming? Do you actually like the thrill of spinning the roulette wheel and triumphing large? If so, then the JeetWin’s Affiliate Scheme is perfect for you! With JeetWin, you not only get to partake in enthralling games but as well have the possibility to generate genuine currency and gift certificates simply by promoting the platform to your friends, family, or virtual audience.

    How Does Function?

    Enrolling for the JeetWin Affiliate Program is speedy and easy. Once you transform into an associate, you’ll acquire a distinctive referral link that you can share with others. Every time someone registers or makes a deposit using your referral link, you’ll get a commission for their activity.

    Incredible Bonuses Await!

    As a member of JeetWin’s affiliate program, you’ll have access to a selection of attractive bonuses:

    Sign Up Bonus 500: Get a generous sign-up bonus of INR 500 just for joining the program.

    Deposit Bonus: Enjoy a huge 200% bonus when you fund and play slot and fishing games on the platform.

    Endless Referral Bonus: Acquire unlimited INR 200 bonuses and rebates for every friend you invite to play on JeetWin.

    Exhilarating Games to Play

    JeetWin offers a variety of the most played and most popular games, including Baccarat, Dice, Liveshow, Slot, Fishing, and Sabong. Whether you’re a fan of classic casino games or prefer something more modern and interactive, JeetWin has something for everyone.

    Join the Supreme Gaming Experience

    With JeetWin Live, you can enhance your gaming experience to the next level. Engage in thrilling live games such as Lightning Roulette, Lightning Dice, Crazytime, and more. Sign up today and begin an unforgettable gaming adventure filled with excitement and limitless opportunities to win.

    Simple Payment Methods

    Depositing funds and withdrawing your winnings on JeetWin is rapid and hassle-free. Choose from a assortment of payment methods, including E-Wallets, Net Banking, AstroPay, and RupeeO, for seamless transactions.

    Don’t Lose on Exclusive Promotions

    As a JeetWin affiliate, you’ll receive access to exclusive promotions and special offers designed to maximize your earnings. From cash rebates to lucrative bonuses, there’s always something exciting happening at JeetWin.

    Install the Mobile App

    Take the fun with you wherever you go by downloading the JeetWin Mobile Casino App. Available for both iOS and Android devices, the app features a wide range of entertaining games that you can enjoy anytime, anywhere.

    Join the JeetWin Affiliate Program Today!

    Don’t wait any longer to start earning real cash and exciting rewards with the JeetWin Affiliate Program. Sign up now and become a part of the thriving online gaming community at JeetWin.

  3. I blog quite often and I genuinely appreciate your content. This great article has really peaked my interest. I will book mark your website and keep checking for new information about once per week. I subscribed to your RSS feed too.

  4. Hello, I believe your web site may be having web browser compatibility problems. Whenever I look at your blog in Safari, it looks fine however, if opening in I.E., it has some overlapping issues. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other than that, wonderful site!

  5. PBN sites
    We establish a system of PBN sites!

    Pros of our privately-owned blog network:

    WE DO everything so Google DOES NOT understand that this is A private blog network!!!

    1- We obtain domains from distinct registrars

    2- The main site is hosted on a VPS hosting (Virtual Private Server is rapid hosting)

    3- Additional sites are on separate hostings

    4- We attribute a individual Google profile to each site with confirmation in Search Console.

    5- We create websites on WordPress, we do not use plugins with the help of which Trojans penetrate and through which pages on your websites are established.

    6- We refrain from reproduce templates and employ only individual text and pictures

    We do not work with website design; the client, if wanted, can then edit the websites to suit his wishes

  6. I seriously love your blog.. Very nice colors & theme. Did you develop this web site yourself? Please reply back as Iím trying to create my very own blog and want to learn where you got this from or exactly what the theme is called. Cheers!

  7. An outstanding share! I have just forwarded this onto a friend who had been conducting a little homework on this. And he actually ordered me lunch because I found it for him… lol. So allow me to reword this…. Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, thanks for spending some time to talk about this subject here on your web page.

  8. I truly love your blog.. Very nice colors & theme. Did you create this web site yourself? Please reply back as Iím wanting to create my own blog and would like to find out where you got this from or exactly what the theme is called. Kudos!

  9. This is the perfect site for anyone who would like to find out about this topic. You realize a whole lot its almost hard to argue with you (not that I really will need toÖHaHa). You definitely put a fresh spin on a topic that’s been written about for years. Excellent stuff, just great!

  10. Hi, I do think this is an excellent web site. I stumbledupon it 😉 I will come back once again since i have book marked it. Money and freedom is the best way to change, may you be rich and continue to help others.

  11. A motivating discussion is definitely worth comment. I do believe that you need to publish more on this issue, it may not be a taboo subject but generally people do not discuss such subjects. To the next! All the best!!

  12. An interesting discussion is definitely worth comment. I believe that you need to publish more about this topic, it may not be a taboo matter but typically people don’t speak about such issues. To the next! Many thanks!!

  13. After going over a number of the articles on your website, I really appreciate your technique of blogging. I book-marked it to my bookmark site list and will be checking back in the near future. Please check out my website too and let me know what you think.

  14. Good day! I could have sworn Iíve visited this website before but after going through many of the posts I realized itís new to me. Regardless, Iím certainly happy I stumbled upon it and Iíll be bookmarking it and checking back often!

  15. Having read this I believed it was really enlightening. I appreciate you taking the time and energy to put this article together. I once again find myself spending a significant amount of time both reading and posting comments. But so what, it was still worthwhile!

  16. Next time I read a blog, Hopefully it doesn’t fail me as much as this one. I mean, I know it was my choice to read, nonetheless I genuinely thought you would have something helpful to say. All I hear is a bunch of crying about something that you could fix if you were not too busy seeking attention.

  17. A fascinating discussion is worth comment. I do believe that you ought to publish more on this issue, it may not be a taboo matter but usually folks don’t speak about such issues. To the next! Cheers!!

  18. I blog quite often and I genuinely appreciate your content. This article has really peaked my interest. I’m going to book mark your blog and keep checking for new information about once a week. I opted in for your RSS feed too.

  19. An impressive share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a colleague who was doing a little homework on this. And he actually ordered me lunch simply because I discovered it for him… lol. So let me reword this…. Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending time to discuss this topic here on your web page.

  20. I blog frequently and I genuinely thank you for your information. The article has really peaked my interest. I’m going to take a note of your website and keep checking for new details about once a week. I subscribed to your Feed as well.

  21. I really love your blog.. Pleasant colors & theme. Did you create this amazing site yourself? Please reply back as Iím looking to create my own personal blog and would like to find out where you got this from or what the theme is named. Appreciate it!

  22. Right here is the right webpage for anyone who hopes to find out about this topic. You realize a whole lot its almost tough to argue with you (not that I actually would want toÖHaHa). You definitely put a fresh spin on a topic that’s been written about for years. Great stuff, just wonderful!

  23. Sim số tứ quý: Theo CEO Dương, sim số tứ quý (4 số giống nhau) vẫn luôn là dòng sim số đẹp được ưa chuộng nhất trên thị trường bởi ý nghĩa phong thủy mang lại sự may mắn, tài lộc và đẳng cấp cho người sở hữu.

  24. After I initially left a comment I seem to have clicked on the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now every time a comment is added I receive 4 emails with the same comment. Perhaps there is a means you can remove me from that service? Thanks a lot!

  25. I really love your site.. Great colors & theme. Did you build this web site yourself? Please reply back as Iím looking to create my very own site and would like to know where you got this from or exactly what the theme is named. Kudos!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

THE STAND