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Thursday 30 June 2022..

Thursday 30 June 2022...7pm to 9.45pm... SERPENTINE GALLERY SUMMER PARTY, Kensington Gardens, London W2. Over 500 guests here tonight...a bit of rain early on but thankfully it stopped pretty quickly. Lots of glammed up women here, and as usual a dozen or so well known names including... THOMAS BRODIE-SANGSTER (plays Malcolm McClaren in PISTOL Disney tv series) TALULAH RILEY (plays Vivienne Westwood in PISTOL Disney tv series) I had a nice chat to them about the filming of it, and got a photo with them..see Facebook. Also photos with of me with Damian Lewis and Sam Smith. DAMIAN LEWIS (said he was going to see Pearl Jam in Hyde Park next weekend) SAM SMITH NICOLA ADAMS MICHAEL BLOOMBERG EDWARD ENNINFUL OZWALD BOATENG ARLENE PHILLIPS ANNA WINTOUR CLAUDIA WINKLEMAN CIARA IRIS LAW RICHARD CARING DAVID ARMSTRONG-JONES - 2nd Earl of Snowdon JACKIE ST CLAIR and husband CARL PHILIP SALLON A DJ was playing some tunes. Complimentary Laurent Perrier champers, Rose Wines, Mojito Cocktails, canapes & oysters. The organisers did say in advance that there would be no big name music act playing this year and that it would finish a couple of hours earlier than usual due to....."in light of the global context". -------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------- Wednesday 29 June 2022...5.45pm to 9.30pm... ALL STAR LANES - showcase - Ariel Way, Westfield, White City, London W12. All Star Lanes is a luxury bowling venue matched with a modern American restaurant and Cocktail bar. It is a massive venue, and we are in the space at the rear that they use for private events, that can hold up to 120 people, and has exclusive use of two private bowling lanes. Drinks, food and bowling packages start from 60. The entire venue holds 350 and is available to hire as well. They have four venues across London - White City, Stratford, Holborn, Brick Lane. We had two rounds of bowling, one early on and one a bit later. I won the second round with four strikes out of my ten bowls. Photo booth specialists PHOTOBOT were here, so we had some fun photos taken. There were a female duo singing with sax and keyboards playing 30 mins of cover versions. Lots of complimentary drinks and food including Bellini's, different wines and different beers, including our fave Blue Moon Belgium White along with mini-burgers and lots of different canapes. A great evening here, and well worth a visit. www.allstarlanes.co.uk - Visit their website here. -----------------------