Motcomb Street Party Press Release 2011


Motcomb Street set for a jubilant July as it unveils plans for its annual street party

On Wednesday 6 July 2011, the beautiful cobbled Motcomb Street, part of Grosvenor’s Belgravia estate, will once again be transformed for the annual street party.

This yearly Belgravia affair has become a landmark event in the London summer diary, with last year’s party raising a staggering £44,000 as some 4,000 revellers joined comedian Harry Hill, over 50 members of the Household Cavalry and an army of horses to raise funds for two very worthy charitable causes. This year’s party is shaping up to be better than ever, and will be raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and the Household Cavalry Operational Casualties Fund.

Kicking off the evening’s festivities, a mounted Household Cavalry procession along the street will no doubt draw crowds and set the scene for an evening of fun and frivolity. Later in the evening a number of fantastic tribute acts will take to the open-air stage including George Michael, Mick Jagger and Rod Stewart & The Faces whilst street entertainers will be showcasing everything from magic and sorcery to amusing showbiz impersonations.

Nestled in the heart of Belgravia, Motcomb Street is widely renowned for its fashion, art, beauty, luxurious interiors, gourmet restaurants and specialist food shops – many of which will be opening their doors late into the evening especially for the occasion. Meanwhile, party-goers can indulge in a delicious array of food and drink from one of the many stalls lining the street, including those from The Halkin, The Pantechnicon, the Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel and holders of a Royal Warrant, Waitrose.

The eagerly-anticipated ‘Tree of Life’ (bedecked with mystery envelopes ranging in value from £5 to £800) and auction will include prizes from some of the most illustrious brands on the street. One of the stellar lots is a day of Motcomb Street pampering for two including breakfast at Patisserie Valerie, an indulgent morning of hair and beauty treatments at Daniel Galvin Jnr and Glow Urban Spa, a Pierre Herme chocolate and macaroon tasting, lunch at The Pantechnicon and a bottle of champagne at Motcombs Restaurant & Bar. Alongside this, eager bidders are also in with a chance to win a day’s golf for four at the RAC Golf and Country Club, a shooting lesson and lunch with professional gunsmith Ray Ward, a day of hair and beauty at Gianni & Claudie, an exclusive dinner for eight at Motcombs Private Townhouse, a weekend stay at the Hyatt (including dinner for two at Mosimann’s Private Dining Room) and a fabulous trip for two to Dubai.

With a celebrity opening soon to be announced, why not join the residents and retailers of Belgravia to celebrate the glorious British summertime in the heart of this beautiful neighbourhood.

Philip Lawless, Chairman of the Street Party Committee comments: “Following the success of last year we are very much looking forward to welcoming visitors to the street once again for a fantastic evening’s celebrations which is a great fundraiser for two very worthwhile charitable causes.”

John Clark, Director North Belgravia adds: “Grosvenor is thrilled to be supporting this year’s Motcomb Street Party and all the outstanding retailers that line the street. Motcomb Street is a charming street with a real community atmosphere – this year’s party is set to be a real celebration.”

The Motcomb Street Party will take place from 5:30pm onwards on Wednesday 6 July 2011. On entering the event, visitors will be asked to make a £5 donation to support the charities involved.

Further information can be found at www.motcombstreetparty.co.uk.

For more general information on the street party please contact:
Sue Liberman
E: streetparty@motcombs.co.uk

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