As event planners we certainly appreciate the hard work that goes on behind the scenes at events such as this. In tonight’s case the toil really paid off, so well done to the Pride team. We must also acknowledge that Stephen Sohal, Director of Pride Life really worked the floor bringing people together as any worthy host should do.
Pride Life magazine is the voice of Gay Pride and features general news items, fashion, media and travel articles. This year’s summer edition features interviews with Jake Shears from the Scissor Sisters, articles on pride events across the globe and some interesting interviews with men and women involved in surrogacy, and an exploration into why the pink populace love their pooches so much.
We love the informal but informative journalism and the diversity of the articles. The on-line version can be found at www.pridelife.co.uk
Late evening, Editor in Chief, Nigel Robinson gave a very moving speech about the campaign work of Jason Pollock. Jason was also the founder Chairman of Pride Life Magazine who sadly died last year but whose legacy of good works will be remembered for many years to come.
Our great friend Sandra entertained us with her witty comments on life and received a lot of attention regarding her new tv star status. And on the same theme, tonight’s entertainment included – Sax and Honey, a husband [sax] and wife [honey voice] duo www.saxandhoney.com; British Magic Champion David Penn, www.davidpenn.co.uk whose illusions amazed and wowed us; and the incredible Vanity Von Glow, who sang cover songs, adding his own very funny and clever libretto.
A warm thanks to all the staff at the Grange Hotel for their ‘can do’ attitude and to Steve and Emily from Pride Life for introducing to us to the Grange Management, as without that introduction we wouldn’t have had the opportunity to decorate for this great event.
Finally, the Grange is one of the select hotel chains in our event portfolio, one reason being is they are located in some of the most exciting and vibrant places, including St Paul’s, Bloomsbury and Tower Bridge, www.grangehotels.com