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6th April 2014
Bath Comedy Festival - Red Wine Arts Trail.
 

Guests arrive on the Red Bus with Lorraine Chase as the conductress
Guests arrive on the Red Bus with Lorraine Chase as the conductress

Morgan-Brinkhurst Consultancy were delighted to be one of the sponsors of this years Bath Comedy Festival. Morgan-Brinkhurst Consultancy and the Mayor of Bath sponsored two drinks receptions in the Mayors Parlour at the Guildhall, Bath as part of the comedy festivals red wine arts trail.

The VIP guest for the event was comedian Lorraine Chase who delighted guests by being the conductress on the Routemaster London Red Bus which was used to take the guests to each of the drinks venues during two events.

Lorraine Chase added such fun to the event and was bowled over by the visit to the Guildhall and the Mayors Parlour, all the guests who bought tickets for the Red Wine Bus Arts Trail did not know where they were going when they get on the bus, all the venues are kept a surprise until guests on the bus get to the venues.

Guests enjoy drinks and easter hat fun in the Mayors Parlour
Guests enjoy drinks and easter hat fun in the Mayors Parlour

Loraine Morgan-Brinkhurst said "My team and I were delighted to support the Bath Comedy Festival, festival director Nick Steel organises such a fun packed few days of comedy, giving festival goers a great time. I was particularly pleased to sponsor the red wine arts Trail as all monies raised from this event will enable the fabulous Ralph Oswick to raise much needed funds for the fantastic 2014 Widcombe Rising event that takes place here in the City of Bath."

The Mayor of Bath hosted as a sponsor the drinks reception and welcomed 120 guests to the two receptions, to add to the atmosphere in the Guildhall a harpist played. The Comedy Festival were delighted that the Mayor offered to support their two events as this was the first time the Guildhall was a venue for the Comedy Festival Arts Trail events.

Loraine and Clyve meet Lorraine Chase at the Guildhall Bath
Loraine and Clyve meet Lorraine Chase at the Guildhall Bath

Ralph Oswick said "We want to thank The Mayor of Bath for hosting such a special reception in a special venue, the 1st time our arts trail has had the opportunity to visit the Mayors Parlour for a reception as part of the tour. I also want to thank Loraine and the Morgan-Brinkhurst Consultancy team for their support on the day, the generous support from Loraine and The Mayor gave our guests such a wonderful and what will be a memorable time."

Nick Steel, Director of the Bath Comedy Festival said " I want to thank Loraine for the idea that the Guildhall could possibly be a venue for our Red Wine Arts Trail receptions and to the Mayor of Bath for his fantastic support. This is the sixth year in the history of the comedy festival and it has been well received.
I am also delighted to announce that three of Comedy's best loved veterans have agreed to become Patrons of Bath Comedy Festival: Terry Jones - comedian, writer, actor, director, author and Python. Barry Cryer OBE - writer for many comedy legends and king of the one-liner. Arthur Smith - Comedian, broadcaster and famously grumpy old man.

The Mayor of Bath & Loraine welcome the guests to the Guildhall
The Mayor of Bath & Loraine welcome the guests to the Guildhall

Other patrons of the Festival are former Natural Theatre Company supremo Ralph Oswick, Commissioner of Transport for London Sir Peter Hendy CBE and stalwart supporter Robert Brinkworth.

At a drinks reception for Patrons in London, Festival Director Nick Steel said "I am absolutely thrilled to receive the support of such a group of respected comedy greats and wonderful people. I hope that together we see the Festival continue to grow from strength to strength in the coming years."

Terry Jones said he was "delighted to become a Patron" because "Comedy is what makes the world a bearable place."

Photos courtesy of Raine and Quil Harvey-Cantrell and John Arnold Photography

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