ArtsEd alongside Chiswick Book Festival, last night, proudly hosted the much-anticipated ‘Chiswick Arts and Business Networking Drinks’, a vibrant networking event that brought together the local business and art community in an evening of performance, inspiration, and community spirit. With an impressive turnout of over 100 attendees representing 36 diverse businesses, the event was a resounding success, showcasing the unity and creative flair of Chiswick.
The highlight of the evening was the outstanding performance by our talented Sixth Form students (16-18), who captivated the audience with two beautifully rendered songs. Their performance not only showcased their artistic skills but also echoed the rich cultural ethos of ArtsEd.
In a series of engaging speeches, the essence of community and collaboration was highlighted by our esteemed speakers. Torin Douglas from the Chiswick Book Festival, Peter Middleton, Head Teacher at ArtsEd Day School & Sixth Form, and Mary Ann Parish, Head of Development at ArtsEd, all contributed their insightful perspectives, adding depth and context to the evening.
A special mention goes to our generous partners who added an extra layer of excitement to the event with their thoughtful contributions to the goodie bags and food for the evening. The Chiswick Cinema delighted many with a free cocktail voucher and popcorn, while The Post Room Café enhanced the mix with pastry-with-coffee vouchers, and the Chiswick Book Festival introduced the intriguing Winter Writers Trail. A unique touch was added by Harriet Benton from Harriet’s Kitchen, with her delightful Pepper Pots, as well as providing delicious food for the attendees. The Hogarth Club offered a few exclusive day passes and a much coveted one-month membership worth over £400.
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all our partners for their generosity and to every attendee for making the ‘Chiswick Arts and Business Network Drinks’ a memorable annual event. Your participation and support exemplify the strength and vibrancy of our local business community and its support for the arts. We look forward to hosting you at ArtsEd in the future.
ArtsEd is incredibly proud of the support we receive from local businesses and benefactors, which enable us to offer fantastic opportunities to our students via our bursary schemes.
Find out more about how you can help us shape the performers of tomorrow by contacting, Mary Ann Parish firstname.lastname@example.org with the added bonus of receiving exclusive access to ticket bookings for our sold out shows.
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