Bullseye: An oldie but a goodie
Our World | On 15, Dec 2011
St Ermins Hotel is a beautiful 4 star deluxe hotel, nestled away behind Victoria Street, close to Westminster. Quite how a 331 room hotel can “nestle away” is beyond me, but somehow it’s managed it!
Following a £30 million refurbishment the hotel is very historical and has the incredible feel of a private stately home. The best feature is undoubtedly the Crystal Ballroom where you can close your eyes and step back in time to the era of Prohibition. Being the former home of MI5 and the filming location of Spooks, it lends itself so perfectly to a themed 1920’s supper club, a masked ball or may be Bullseye. Yes Bullseye, the retro TV game show!
Wrong on so many levels, yet so right, this weekend we hired the original stage set of Bullseye as the entertainment for a Christmas Party. Complete with the 80’s backdrop, revolving dartboard and Tony Green; lights, camera, action and we were back in our childhood playing Bullseye.
As if it were yesterday, it all came flooding back “Out of the black and into the red, there’s nothing in this game for two in a bed” and the collective Bully “mooo” as Bully darted across the screen to announce the 9 prizes on the prize board. As the teams competed for prizes such as garden furniture, an ice cream maker and televisions, the stakes were high!
As the winner’s celebrated their success, the evening turned into a VJ disco (video jockey if you need to ask!). What a superb idea, gone are the days when the entertainment was watching the moves on the dance floor, now you watch the music video on a big screen, as well as a live camera feed capturing the more “creative” dance floor moves. Genius.
Two hours of good fun and one of the most memorable Christmas parties to date. Fortunately I didn’t leave with just my BFH (bus fare home) so I had to make do with a lift back in our Sales Director’s beautiful Audi!
Sarah Stanyer, Events Team