I don’t know about you but these days any excuse to get dressed up and feel glamorous for an evening gets my vote. Last Thursday was just that kind of evening. In the wonderful medieval surroundings of Warwick Castle’s Great Hall I attended Warwick Rocks Food and Film Festival‘s Award night. The theme was Great Gatsby and we surely did celebrate the roaring 1920’s in style.
On arriving at Warwick Castle I could see friends and other guests enjoying the summer evening. It was great to see so many people had embraced the theme.
I love that Becky wore her grandmothers vintage 1920’s dress, leather gloves and vintage handbag. There was also vintage in Katie’s from her vintage pearls and grandmothers vintage brooch as well as very modern Warwick Rocks Food and Film Festival Nails.
The Great Hall was dressed for an evening of movies. Entrants had to script and shoot a three to five minute film around the theme of ‘Warwick Rocks’. This could be about the town, community, history and could be a documentary, comedy, drama, adaptation or live action. The evening was compared by local radio presenter Phil Upton and the awards were designed by the gorgeous duo Hatton and Harding. Below are a few of the winners.
Warwick Rocks Food and Film Festival is the brainwave of three talented men (Jack, John and Paul) who all had individual ideas and the coming together of these ideas has resulted in the Festival. To enable the Festival to happen they have worked with Charlee, Lara and Kris who make up the Food and Film Festival team. The Awards kick started the Festival which has already seen Smith Street turn into a streetfood and food market, a drive in movie at Warwick Race course and screenings of classic movies such as Some Like it Hot and Romeo & Juliet. There’s still more to come with an open air screening of Top Gun, with street food, Les Miserables and Mama Mia showing at Warwick Castle, a Pudding Society night and of course grand finale of an outdoor movie in the market square with streetfood and songs from the movies.
The Food and Film Festival has seen new visitors to the town and truly brought the community of Warwick together. This team is surely an inspiration and shows that with hard work and dedication your ideas and dreams can come true. This years Festival isn’t yet over and I’m already looking forward to next year.
Warwick certainly does….Rock!
Photos are a mix of my own and from Fiona Murray. More photos from the evening, by Fiona Murray