We spoke to Francesca Nally, event organiser at Midsummer Nightcap about what to expect at the exciting Christmas Pundemic, taking place in Brighton this December! Come eat, drink and be merry at this socially-distanced Christmas wonderland - tickets on sale now.
Your new Christmas event will come to Brighton's Jubilee Square on various dates in December with food, drinks and cabaret. Can you tell us more about the cabaret side of things, who are the performers?
We're working with an amazing company called Hooray Cabaret who will be putting on an unforgettable festive show throughout the month. Alfie Ordinary will be the host of Christmas Pundemic's Merry Musical Bingo - don't be fooled by his name - this award-winning drag prince is anything but ordinary! Our Cabaret will include an exciting mix of Drag, Burlesque, Comedy and Circus, all with a festive twist of course!
What are the food and drink options available to people?
In terms of tasty treats, we've put together a delightful menu with our – 'It Ain't Easy Being Cheesy' gooey cheese feasting platter, alongside other festive favourites and you have to try our vegan Shamembert from Honestly Tasty. Our cosy caravan bar will also be on site selling all your favourite Winter Warmers and our speciality Christmas Cocktails.
We also have lots of fizz, that can be popped and guzzled at our bottomless brunches. We have a couple of workshops available or "afternoon festive-teas" with a quirky tea pot of Warm Winter Pimm's to accompany your meal. Make sure you check out our Pupmas events too- a dining experience with food for you and your furry best friend.
How will the event be socially distanced and what is the format of the seating etc?
Our seats will be laid out as usual socially distanced however instead of being under individual pergolas they are under the most beautiful giant dream dome you have ever seen. We will also have ski gondolas for the ultimate Christmas bubble, and vintage ski chair lifts for couples for an apres worthy of the alps!
You held socially distanced events earlier this year in other locations (Warwick and Oxfordshire), how has it been working as an event organiser during 2020 and what are your plans for 2021?
We're planning on continuing our socially distanced series of picnic at the castle and palace, and have some unbelievable new locations in the mix so keep a eye out for these!
It was a swim or sink situation for us this year, when all our events cancelled in March with no end on site we really had to get creative and adapt to the current situation, it's been the most trying year of my life as an event organiser but there has been some unbelievable moments and even a proposal.
We won't forget this year any time soon. We are just so grateful for any continued support every ticket purchased to one of our events really makes a difference for not just us but the performers, suppliers and workers, In this most trying of years.
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