During the interval all
the beer, most of the wine and nearly all the cupcakes were consumed
by the enthusiastic gathering and the raffle was held - our Gambian
offerings went down well, with one of them, a caftan, immediately
being modelled with much hilarity by a male member of the audience.
In the second half Arthur introduced Elliot Steel, Jo Ostrowska
and, finally, Kevin Day - all received with great enthusiasm.
Dominic wound the proceedings up and was clearly delighted at how
the whole evening had gone - he said that the school had never done
anything like this before, so he had been unsure of how much support
they would get. He need not have worried - I do not have the final
numbers, but the estimated audience was in the region of 170, very
nearly the capacity of the hall.