On Friday 21 December, SIAS held its flagship black-tie annual dinner event. More than 800 members and guests 'painted the town red' in the grounds of the Royal Artillery gardens.
The evening began in style with canapés and bubbles, followed by a fabulous three-course meal under the sparkling lights of the dining room. The night was packed with entertainment, with performances by circus acts, jugglers, magicians, burlesque dancers and, despite the tuxes and gowns, even some dodgems.
A charity raffle drawn during the evening raised almost £1,000 for our three nominated charities, Guide Dogs for the Blind, RNLI and Dementia UK, with prizes won ranging from bottles of vintage port to activity experiences and retro sweet hampers. The partying continued well into the early hours, with the hard core staggering to the after party at Amber bar. A great time was had, and we look forward to next year's dinner already.