Chesil Theatre Winchester will be holding an exciting fundraising event on 4th December 2015 with a Bond is Back evening. It’s the perfect occasion to harness your inner Secret Agent ready for a 007-themed quiz and charity auction. Tickets priced just £5 are available from www.chesiltheatre.org.uk.
The evening kicks off with a welcome drink courtesy of Twisted Nose, Winchester’s own gin distillery. The martinis will of course be shaken not stirred. After a quick-fire quiz (start boning up on Messrs Fleming and Broccoli now), the excitement will build when an amazing array of lots are offered in the charity auction.
There’s something for everyone with trips to the theatre, restaurants, sporting events and the thrills and spills that 007 takes effortlessly in his stride. Some opportunities, including a visit to Aston Martin Racing, are not not normally available to the public. These items are interspersed with a selection of James Bond memorabilia which will appeal to any of the super spy’s devotees. Full details, including the illustrated auction catalogue, are available from the Chesil Theatre website.
Buyers need not wait until the day to get into action though, as bids are being taken online now. Simply access http://www.jumblebee.co.uk/bondisback. All bids placed online will be carried forward to the live auction. A raffle will also be running on the night, with a further glittering selection of prizes because The Auction is Not Enough.
Chairman Martin Humphrey said: “We have had a tremendous response from a huge variety of organisations and individuals, local and national, who have supported our auction with wonderful donations. It’s all added up to our being able to create a very special fundraising event and one that’s right up to the minute with the recent release of SPECTRE. Charlie Seligman of Savills Winchester, a Chesil member, will be our auctioneer and I am hoping he will prove to be The Man with the Golden Gavel. I should also like to thank Paul Riddell who has been our very own M, pulling this event together.”
Bond is Back will be raising funds for the Chesil Theatre Development Appeal which aims to extend and improve the studio theatre in the heart of Winchester and home to the City’s foremost amateur drama company.