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.

Warwick Rocks Food and Film Festival - Great Gatsby

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.

Warwick Rocks Food and Film Festival - Great Gatsby
Warwick Food and Film Festival - Great Gatsby

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.

Warwick Food and Film Festival - Great Gatsby

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 - Great Gatsby
Warwick Food and Film Festival Award winner
Warwick Food and Film Festival Award winner
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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.

Warwick Rocks Food and Film Festival organisers - Great Gatsby

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 Rocks Food and Film Festival 2014

 

Warwick certainly does….Rock!

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Warwick Rocks Food and Film Festival is on until Sunday 25th August 2013.

Photos are a mix of my own and from Fiona Murray.  More photos from the evening, by Fiona Murray


2 thoughts on “Great Gatsby comes to Warwick

  1. Oh wow what a fabulous theme – I love Great Gatsby – I’ve been thinking of a 1920’s theme for my 40th (eek!) in October and Warwick Castle is the perfect backdrop.

    Suppose I’m a bit old to have seen JLS lol but I attended one of their concerts there a few years ago – we had a great night as well 🙂

  2. A Great Gatsby theme for your birthday would be fabulous! I agree Warwick Castle is a wonderful setting whether for JLS ;0) or other concerts/ events.

    Have a fabulous birthday!

    Lula Belle x

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