A unique charity ball that promises an evening of fashion and glamour, putting the fun into fundraising.
The Beehives, Bobs and Blow-dries charity ball at The Civic on Friday February 23 will be co-hosted by celebrity hairdresser, Andrew Barton and TV celebrity fashion stylist and broadcaster, Mark Heyes, who is watched by millions on ITV’s Lorraine.
The charity ball is sponsored by Andrew Barton Professional and Barnsley College. Acclaimed as hairdressing royalty, Andrew Barton holds British Hairdresser of The Year and British Hair Icon amongst his many awards. His clients include a string of celebrities at the world famous salon, Urban Retreat, at Harrods, where Andrew is Creative Director.
The fundraiser will feature a fashion show, showcasing independent retailers and the Barnsley College Fashion Design department, with a three-course dinner from Dine celebrating local produce, a silent auction, exclusive gift bags, and the chance to dance into the night with Barnsley-based band, BA Funk.
Helen Ball, CEO of The Civic, said: “The evening promises to be enormous fun, with a chance to dress to impress and perhaps get some top hair style tips from Andrew himself! As well as a must for lovers of fashion and style, the charity ball is a chance to raise money for our ambitious #connect fundraising appeal at The Civic. We want The Civic to be the pride of Barnsley’s town Centre and put it back as Barnsley’s heart.”
The £5m #connect fundraising appeal is to complete building renovations and return The Civic to its full glory and create a world-class destination for the arts by 2023.
Helen added: “Andrew is a Civic Champion, as he grew up in Barnsley, and he understands the value of places like The Civic for aspiring artists, whether it be in fashion, art, theatre, dance or music. We’re really thankful to him for his kind support. Everyone is welcome to the ball so please do book a table and support a good cause.”
Known for his TV appearances on hit shows such as 10 Years’ Younger, Andrew Barton will debut his new exhibition, Beehives, Bobs and Blow-Dries – on the history of hairdressing and the design of hairstyling – at The Civic, from Saturday 17th February to Saturday 7th April. The exhibition was created in partnership with The Civic’s curator, Donna Bevan, and the curator of visual arts for the Hull UK City of Culture, David Sinclair.
Andrew Barton said: “I’m passionate about supporting The Civic’s appeal, which is why I chose the venue to debut my exhibition. Barnsley has produced some of the most amazing talent across all sectors, from broadcasters to ballet dancers, and I’m very proud of Barnsley. It’s important for The Civic to be supported in a time of austerity and arts cuts, and I hope you’ll come and join the cause, as well as have a fabulous night at what promises to be a very special charity ball.”
The charity ball will also raise funds for The Princes Trust, of which Andrew Barton is an ambassador.
Beehives, Bobs and Blow-dries Ball on 23rd February has limited availability, to book your table visit http://www.barnsleycivic.co.uk/events/beehives-bobs-blow-dries-ball or call The Civic Box Office on 01226 327000.
Follow Andrew Barton @A_Barton @beehivesbobs1 and The Civic fundraising campaign @BarnsleyCivic #connect