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WBSS 20th Anniversary Ball: The Golden Twenties

24 February 2018 | 7PM – 2AM

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Event description

Ladies and Gentlemen, 

We are delighted to convene you to our 20th Anniversary Ball ! May all you zozzled flappers and eggs get ready for our cat’s meow Ball ever. Come and make whoopee during this 1920s Speakeasy experience in the ethereal Botanical Gardens. Cast away your troubles and indulge yourself in a night of luxury for our niftiest ball to date ! Put the Volstead Act to the side and get ossified for a bee’s knees evening, transporting you to the Harlem Cotton Club to discover your inner hoofer. 

Dud up, put your glad rags and get a wiggle on for this unique opportunity, but be ready when tickets are released, you will not horn in. The kale for tickets is £55 and includes a gourmet 3 course meal; complimentary champagne, wine & giggle water; musical performances; a jitney to and from the venue and many surprises to be announced, no baloney.

Pickup: 6:30-6:45PM (time TBC) from Campus or in Leamington Spa.

Dress code: black tie

If you are too half-seas over to understand 1920s slang, here is the vocabulary: 

– Half-seas over: thoroughly drunk
– Zozzled: drunk
– Flapper: the modern woman of the 1920s
– Egg: a person who lives the big life 
– Cat’s meow: the best of greatest; wonderful
– Whoopee: to have a good time
– Niftiest: greatest
– Volstead Act: US National Prohibition Act of 1919
– Ossified: drunk
– The Cotton Club: Harlem’s centre of Jazz music
– Hoofer: dancer or chorus girl
– Dud up: to dress up
– Glad rags: best clothes; what you wear to go out of town
– Get a wiggle on: get a move on, get going
– Horn in: to get into a dance without an invitation
– Kale: money
– Giggle water: alcohol
– Jitney: a bus
– Baloney: nonsense

Behind The Scenes

The Short Film

“No loud music, no casinos, no gambling; just no extravagance”.

Craving something new? Indulge in a night unlike any other at WBSS 20th Anniversary Ball.

No more dull parties. 

The glamour has not ended

WBSS 20th Anniversary Ball: The Golden Twenties

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Table 12

Diana Ross

1. Nour Dib

2. Jeanne Flipo

3. Alexia Bucher

4. Rachel Assaker

5. Flore Perroquin

6. Raissa Chamieh

7. Emilie Mayer

8. Eleni Yatracos

9. Weiran Li

10. Celeste Boulanger

Table 2

Calvin Klein

1. Sophie Lazzaroli

2. Shania Bhageerutty

3. Giulia Giantomaso

4. Elitsa Angelova

5. Khushali Mehta

6. Lucinda Smith

7. Alessandro Adducci

8. Sadafumi Takahashi

9. Javina Houri

10. Jay Singh

Table 3

Elton John

1. Menal Tedros

2. Veronika Stadnik

3. Amandine Cherdel

4. Alix Collin

5. Thelma Chavnonet

6. Pietro Cusimano

7. Edoardo Calleri

8. Francesco Lasagna

9. Youssef Loughzail

10. Eloi Martin

11. Teresa Valderrabano

12. Jeanne Henry

Table 4

Andy Warhol

1. Petra Ghamlouch

2. Luca Dugaro

3. Chloe Hardy

4. Jordi Drenthen

5. Oli Lemstra-Bake

6. Damian Jung

7. Victor Teilhard

8. Yuuki Larrieu

9. Mathilde Carnet

10. Romy Hunt

11. Victoire Lacoste

12. Hadrien Busser

Table 5

Mick Jagger

1. Michael Wong

2. Nicola Blasetti

3. Luca Depra

4. Lukas Anthuber

5. Alessandro Brizio

6. Philip Gregory

7. Filip Nowakowski

8. Paulo Velhinho

9. Joao Resnikoff

10. Tiago Ornelas

Table 6

Cher

1. Jaakko Järviniemi

2. Maria Timofeeva

3. Chloe Vergniere

4. Maja Volkel

5. Kris Banerjee

6. Helena Sania Volbeta

7. Evelina Molis

8. Jennifer Nu Dang Phan

9. Camilla Beltrame

10. Sara Siglienti

Table 7

Karl Lagerfeld

1. Mathilde Ussing

2. Nicolas Estevez

3. Martin Ginesta

4. Hermina De Jorna

5. Marie Mickeler

6. Armand Bouchet

7. Alex Brown

8. Zak Hassell

9. Auguste Kakneviciute

10. Sabrina Solemani

Table 8

Tommy Hilfiger

1. He Jiayue

2. Wicky Guo

3. Maxime Mendelssohn

4. Katie Walker

5. Chloe Byrne

6. Natalia Myslinska

7. Lauren Hogan

8. Sarah Jackson

9. Mariana Galben

Table 9

David Bowie

1. Marina Antanasiotis

2. Chris Cioranu

3. Fabio Savi

4. Sabrina Reinke

5. William Nolan

6. Julia Moriau

7. Gabriel Samiei

8. Humza Ahmad

9. Lisa Hallmann

10. Rapheal Postl

11. Christopher Hurren

12. Firas Mkdad

Table 10

Donald Trump

1. Nat Thill

2. Ella Krymolowski

3. Ludwig Wilke

4. Edison Low

5. Eliza Perry

6. Alexia Ellinas

7. Lauren Stohard

8. Serena Tugnet

9. Matthew Lennard 

10. Rebecca Smith

Table 11

Stevie Wonder

1. Leah Samson

2. Hélène Karayiannis

3. Julie Boukobza Deau

4. Elena Kouzari

5. Eliana Sakka

6. Adriana Zraick

7. Charlotte Rossignol

8. Alienor Germon

9. Maria Vittoria Bognetti

10. Marie Raison

Table 13

Tina Turner

1. Amelia Shiner

2. Eva Ahlstedt

3. Tina Wang

4. Liaisan Iksanova

5. Sara Sousi

6. Emilia Pugachova

7. XinYue Yin

8. Mariia Sazonova

9. Maya Pugachova

10. Gaia Darro

Table 24

Marilyn Monroe

1. Alexander Stubbs

2. Kristof Tuzes

3. Mahrukh Zahid

4. Aditi Singhania

5. Adrian Wong

6. Kshitij Agarwal

7. Eveliina Torkkeli

8. Mara Dumitrache

9. Vedika Akhramka

10. Sara Naveed

Table 14

John Lennon

1. Colomba Gachet

2. Jules Cuvillier

3. Annabelle D’Andigné

4. Inès Derreumaux

5. Emma Anglade

6. Diane De la Raudière

7. Sybille De la Raudière

8. Serena Altare

9. Sayakki Pransveswaran

10. Vittoria Lucchese

Table 15

Madonna

1. Daniel Muir

2. Titouan Dupleich

3. Thomas Blackburn

4. Atharv Joshi

5. Jackie Dong

6. Rostislav Brytskyi

7. David Miladinovic

8. Cyril Laborde

9. Sharda Pisupati

Table 16

Freddie Mercury

1. Christopher Swafing

2. Louis Quin

3. Callum Rainey

4. Antoine Veillerette

5. Saskia Daniels

6. Carlotta Rodrigues

7. Florian Day

8. Camille Felton

9. Maria Carvahlo

10. Chess Channon

Table 17

Nile Rodgers

1. Axel Hirvenoja

2. Declan Thiriet

3. Romain Touyé

4. Stephen Grimaldi

5. Thomas Bruneteaux

6. Marine Von Renteln

7. Carolina Borrelli

8. Ines Fuentes

9. Clara Quintard

10. Adelaide D’Huart

11. Julie Jacobs

Table 18

Olivia Newton-John

1. Rajan Sakhrani

2. Trisha Malkani

3. Seint Shin

4. Ishita Aggarwal

5. Lena Lou Simon

6. Ayah Al Jaber

7. Olivia Brecque

8. Kay Karen Jasmin

9. Lara Apstein

Table 19

John Travolta

1. Yan Le

2. Esperanza Jimenez

3. Mohammed Almasri

4. Nima Tohidi

5. Camilla Zanetti

6. Katia Kondrashova

7. Lazaros Efraimoglou

8. Cecilia Zetti

9. Virginia Casagrande

10. Denym Stengel

11. Maria Ross

Table 20

James Brown

1. Jessy Manic

2. Roshni Harjani

3. Akash Mittal

4. Beatriz Rodeia

5. Natasha Syed

6. Rosie Judd

7. Sudara Senaratne

8. Varun Devjani

9. Cathyna Liang

Table 21

Prince

1. Luis Van Ginderachter

2. Pablo Navajas Helguero

3. Javier Perez Garcia

4. Alejandra Yanes

5. Katrina Lane

6. Beatriz Marin Dawid

7. Lara Martinez

8. Marta Alonso

9. Ignacio Borrego

10. Ricardo Picon

11. Carolina Sagardoy

Table 22

Michael Jackson

1. Nick Rajpal

2. Mohammad Alnuaimi

3. Sachin Nantheesan

4. Pasha Korolev

5. Pasha Saganov

6. Albus Foglia

7. Arsalan Shams

8. Zyad Akkari

9. Jacob Krihli

10. Lara Rodriguez

11. Clara Villegas

12. Claire Piacentini

Table 23

Dolly Parton

1. Lea Assaf

2. Yasmina Abusamra

3. Karim El Khoury

4. Ines Achour

5. Omeir Nasser

6. Ali Ismail

7. Samir Ijeilat

8. Gergana Nikolova

9. Zlatina Bozhilova

Table 1

Grace Jones

1. David Aliagas

2. Pieter T. Hoen

3. Sonali Pugh

4. Lucy Walker

5. Alba Palombi

6. Javi Sanchez Biel

7. Maria Heredia

8. Nour Rahmi

9. Seren Bird

10. Joel Cases

11. Timo Fukar