Thanks for popping in. Fantastic evening at the Old Vic last night. Superb performance. Here’s something interesting though: it was a private party. Yep. The entire audience – and there wasn’t an empty seat in the theatre – were guests of The Royal Bank of Canada! What a gig! As soon as we arrived, we were greeted by live music in the foyer, smiling greeters, complimentary drinks and nibbles, boxes of candy for everybody, warm mince pies. Astounding generosity. How did I get an invitation? Lucky smile? No. My friend Anita has connections at the bank, and she took me along.
Turns out the RBC is a major sponsor of The Old Vic, and that this is an annual one night a year event. The Bank has very strong beliefs and convictions in The Arts – particularly The Performing Arts. Seems they plough a lot of money into programmes for developing budding artists, especially in underprivileged urban areas. Interesting, isn’t it? We always think of the Banks as being cold hearted money-mongers. We don’t associate them with philanthropy. Yet here is a Canadian bank which does great things in London.
So I have made a little card today, to say a quiet thank you to the RBC for all that they do. And to Neet, for taking her old mate along to the ball!
How about I step by step this little card tomorrow, show you how I made the background? Yes, let’s do that. I have to go find the Christmas Tree stand. It’s in the garage somewhere, which narrows it down, I suppose. Also means I’ve got 2 hopes – Bob Hope and No Hope. It’s looks even worse than my artroom down there!!
Love & Hugs,