Dancing under the stars
July has come around faster than expected this year and with it one of our favourite events in the Wiltshire calendar. The Ballet at Hatch House is a special occassion that takes place each year just around the corner from Guillotine England HQ. The Covent Garden Dance Company under the directorship of Matt Brady who devised the plan in 2010 descend on this beautiful corner of England to showcase contempoarary, classical and emerging talents.
The ballet takes place in the 17th Century Arts and Crafts Gardens at Hatch House. The audience sit underneath a sea through marquee roof, so literally under the stars and watch the performance that takes place a few feet away on the stage. Not everything is about the ballet and that is what makes this such an all inclusive event especially for those wanting to dip their toes into the world of dance. A three course meal is served in between dances along with champagne and wine all of which is included in the price.
What to wear at the Ballet
As you can imagine the weather at the end of July can be slightly problematic in terms of wind, rain and even sunshine. Which is why we highly recomend one of our summer linen gilets for the ballet. Don’t forget you will be outside for the majority of the night. The marquee is oppen sided so any draft on a cooler evening will mean a slight chill. What better way to keep yourself looking sharp and smart but cool or warm depending on the breeze.
Fundraising for Charity
It is with great pleasure that we announce the donation of 3 of our Il Pellicano Gilets to the official Hatch House Ballet Raffle. The raffle fundraises for the Dicky Buckle Fund, which Matt Brady, Director of Covent Garden Dance, created to support young artists bring their works to the stage, many of these works have premiered at Hatch over the years. In fact this year two of the dancers will perform works funded by the Charity.
The charity’s aims and ambitions are not only to fund the production of beautiful, short and accessible works that encourage and engage audiences, but to run educational programmes and open up rehearsals and creative sessions to the young to encourage and engage future generations. It isi part of the charity’s ethos to not only give young creative talent the opportunity to produce new and exciting work but for us also to provide a platform for it to be presented on.
Are you heading to the ballet at Hatch House. Don’t forget to enter the raffle or even wear your current Guillotine England Gilet. We would love to see some photos to share on our social channels so don’t forget to tag us on Instagram. #hatchhouseballet10 #balletunderthestars10