THE EXTRAVAGANT Moulin Rouge cabaret club was recreated for a night of Parisian magic at the annual Spalding Midsummer Ball.
More than 500 ball-goers in their finery enjoyed seeing Spalding’s Springfield’s transformed into a vision of the legendary birthplace of the risque can-can – including a windmill on the roof.
Inside guests strolled down a recreated Parisian street and through a dressing room strewn with dancers’ clothes, underwear, jewellery and make-up before arriving in the main hall swathed in cream and twinkling lights and enjoying a French-style bistro with a riverside view in the patio bar.
Entertainment for the evening included can-can dancers, a band and disco and guests enjoyed a four-course dinner.
And the organising committee are hoping this year’s event will have beaten last year’s record total by raising £30,000 for three charities – Action Medical Research, Macmillan Cancer Support and Spalding Special Schools Federation.
Committee chairman Tanya Beresford said: “It was an absolutely fabulous night and we have had some amazing feedback from it.
“A lot of people said it was the best Midsummer Ball yet and now we are getting ready to start organising next year’s, which will be on the theme of Best of British to tie in with the 2010 Olympics in London.”
Further information about the event, and more pictures are available on the committee’s website at www.spaldingmidsummerball.co.uk