Mayor’s charity Speakeasy takes over Winter Garden

Wanted poster
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Tickets for the Mayor’s annual charity ball are selling fast but there is still time to book a seat at this weekend’s Speakeasy themed event.

A wide variety of entertainment will be on offer at the ball on March 1 at the Winter Gardens, all set to a 1920s prohibition theme. Authentic music from Carl Greenwood and his live jazz band and a barber shop quartet will get people in the mood for what promises to be a fantastic night.

Proceeds will be donated to Mayor Cllr Mike Thompson’s chosen charity, Lark in the Park, which works with youngsters with disabilities such as Downs Syndrome, autism and Cerebral Palsy.

World class ventriloquist Steve Hewlett will be compering the event. There will also be a casino and themed bars selling evocative cocktails such as the South Side, the High Ball and the Za Za.

Cllr Thompson said, “A lot of work has gone into making this year’s charity ball a night to remember and an accurate recreation of a classic Speakeasy. I can promise attendees a fantastic night of entertainment and a few hilarious surprises along the way.”

Tickets for the Speakeasy cost £45 with discounts for tables of 10. To book call the Mayor’s Office on 415020 or email

Lark in the Park is an Eastbourne based Charitable Trust for local youngsters with special needs. The group works with ages five to 25 and the disabilities include Downs Syndrome, Autism and Cerebral Palsy. Lark in the Park provides holiday breaks for the youngsters as well as an annual Christmas Party.