The Wolterton Hall Glitterati Ball

We are excited to announce that Wolterton Hall will open its doors this summer for a sparkling event called The Glitterati Ball. The Ball is on Saturday, June 11th and takes place in the main state rooms of the Hall, including the Venetian Room, the Saloon and the Portrait Room. A dazzling selection of entertainments is promised and guests will be treated to a champagne reception and a three course buffet dinner – all for just £65.

The Glitterati Ball is being held at Wolterton Hall by kind permission of owners Peter Sheppard and Keith Day. Rt Hon Sir Norman Lamb is the patron of the event.


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Photograph courtesy Christopher Horwood

The evening will begin at 7.30pm with a glass or two of champagne or cordial. The entertainments include live music, with both a classical recital and a dance band, along with an auction of promises, a raffle, a photo booth and a wine bar. There’s also the chance for visitors to see some of the fascinating reconstruction work that Peter and Keith are undertaking in the building and grounds of this magnificent country mansion, once the home of the Walpole family.

“Glitter is the name of the game and we hope people will dress to impress,” says Sue Mumford, chair of Hospice Ethiopia UK. “The most sparkling outfit will win the wearer a bottle of bubbly!

Masked Ball Raises £12,000 for Hospice Ethiopia!

Everyone had a ball at the much anticipated ‘Wolterton Extravagant’ masquerade last Saturday! Plenty of eating, drinking, dancing, and fundraising went on and we raised an astounding £12,000 for Hospice Ethiopia. Very many thanks to all those who so generously gave their time and money – it couldn’t have happened without you.

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Trump signs up for the Wolterton Extravagant

On September 16 2017 one of Norfolk’s great country houses, Wolterton Hall, will open its doors for the Wolterton Extravagant – a charity fundraiser in aid of Hospice Ethiopia.  Alongside a champagne reception, a three-course feast and lots of live entertainment, there’s the chance to win some exclusive prizes.  And Wolterton’s very own Trump is looking to bow-wow guests in a special prize draw.

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Trump is a rather beautiful pug.  He had a traumatic start to life but was rescued, as was his sister Coco, by the Hall’s new owners, Peter Sheppard and Keith Day.  Now, as befits the top dog at a magnificent country house, he lives a rather more urbane lifestyle, rubbing shoulders with the great and the good and not above taking a nap on an antique sofa, surrounded by portraits of the Walpoles, who built the Hall back in 18th century.

Fittingly, Trump cuts a magnificent figure.  Guests at the Extravagant will be invited to guess just how magnificent – with the chance to win an exclusive weekend break on the Wolterton Estate for whomever gets closest to his real weight.

The prize weekend promises to be special.  Peter and Keith are restoring the Hall and its grounds to their former glory.  As part of the project, they are converting a selection of the outlying buildings into luxury holiday cottages – the winners will be amongst the first to visit and will be able to enjoy the rambles through one of Humphrey Repton’s finest landscape designs.

“Trump is an absolute cutie, a real gentleman – certain other Trumps would be much more popular if they took their cue from him,” says Sue Mumford, chair of Hospice Ethiopia UK. “The Extravagant is going to be fabulous – it’s all about having fun while we raise funds for this truly amazing cause.   We’re hoping the ‘Guess the Trump’ game will tickle everyone’s funny bone – and encourage them to put their hand in their pocket, of course!”

The Wolterton Extravagant takes place on September 16 2017, 7.30pm till midnight, and tickets cost £50, which includes champagne and food.  There will also be a cash bar, dancing and an auction of promises including holidays, artwork and jewellery.  For more information and to buy tickets visit www.hospiceethiopia.org.uk or contact Clare Glenn, 01263 734853 or info@hospiceethiopia.org.uk

The Wolterton Extravagant

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The ‘Wolterton Extravagant’  In aid of Hospice Ethiopia 

Saturday September 16 2017, from 7.30pm. Carriages at Midnight

In the Marble Room, various adjacent chambers & the grounds, of Wolterton Hall, by kind permission of  Mr Peter Sheppard & Mr Keith Day.  In the presence of The Lady Dannatt MBE, Patron.

Tickets: £50 (limited numbers) – early bird discount £45 (book before July 1)

Tickets available from Clare Glenn; 01263 734853; info@hospiceethiopia.org.uk
Or

buy online

Note surcharges apply to online sales.

To include:

A Champagne Reception
Monsieur Huvier’s boutique champagne, 2013, direct from Villiers St Denis*

A Masked Dance
With a splendid prize for the best mask 

A Buffet of Elegant Sufficiency
Embracing Nibbles of assorted varieties; Wolterton Lamb Shepherd Pie; & a Fruit Compote. Vegetarian option available. The food being prepared by Ms Hindry and her munificent epicurean brigade. 

A Delightful Harmoniousness
A Classical Ensemble: accompanying the early evening entertainments
The Gentlemen Gits: rollicking minstrels playing rock, roll and suchlike, for your dancing jollification

A Privilege of Promises (by Auction)

The esteemed Mr David Robinson will wield his gavel on bids for, amongst other extravagances:

  • A flight in an aircraft (piloted by Noel Bartram Esq.)
  • A garden sculpture, to be designed and crafted by Gentleman Blacksmith Mr Barron Tremain
  • Your pet’s portrait, painted by Ms Alice Mumford
  • & sundry other munificences, to be added in good time for the event

PLUS a multitude of diverse indulgences for your delectation including

Guess the Trump

How much does Wolterton’s little Trump weigh?

Raffle

Extravagant Prizes Galore

Photobooth & games & perambulations
Instruction (a brief history of the hall past, present & future)

Wine Bar
Serving a selection of reasonably priced wines and sundry soft beverages 

Note that the Wolterton Extravagant is a cash-only event. Credit Cards not accepted.

Tickets: £50 (limited numbers) – early bird discount £45 (book before July 1)

Tickets available from Clare Glenn; 01263 734853; info@hospiceethiopia.org.uk
Or online through Eventbrite, surcharge applies.

*up to three glasses per ticket            Dress to Impress – smart /smart casual