Island Life Magazine Ltd December 2008/January 2009 - Page 7

BREAKING NEWS life FOREWORD 2009 Hunt Ball Don’t miss the Isle of Wight Hunt Ball. It’s the social occasion of the year and the event where everyone is welcome to let their hair down and enjoy themselves, whether they hunt or not. Many visitors from the mainland make a special visit to the Island just to attend this event, which is a major fund-raiser for the Isle of Wight Foxhounds. As before, this glamorous black tie occasion will be held in a beautiful traditional marquee in the grounds of one of the island’s most stunning houses. The evening traditionally begins with cocktails on the lawn followed by dinner and a breakfast will be served after midnight. This year, the ticket price will include wine and soft drinks on the table, but a licensed bar will also be available. Dinner will be interspersed with the popular Heads and Tails game as well as the hotly-contested Horn Blowing competition for which a trophy is kindly donated by Mrs Viv Jones. Dancing will be to a top band as well as the Island’s well-known disco man, Tony Martin. Applications for tickets for the fourth running of the marquee ball will be invited in February, when the location for this prestigious event will be announced. Tickets will be strictly limited and arranged on a ‘first come first served basis’, so put the date in your diary, organise your friends and prepare to dance until the small hours. Tables will be for 10 guests and carriages will be at 2am. Island Life is pleased to support the Isle of Wight Hunt Ball and will be covering the event for the social pages of this magazine. The Island's new funky radio station www.wightfm.com 7