Sha la la, Make me happy
Astragal went along to Make’s bash last night, held at the derelict Middlesex Hospital. But before you start leaping to conclusions, Ken Shuttleworth has not taken to staging illegal raves. No, the chosen setting is the site of one of Make’s upcoming residential projects. But the ‘kooky’ setting was in a rather dilapidated state, giving the venue a boudoir-ish feel, with the main room taking on the appearance of an opium den. In fact, it was so dark it was nigh on impossible to see what canapés were on offer. Indeed, one could only blindly shovel food into one’s face and pray for something nice. Needless to say after such an astounding spread last year, Astragal was rather disappointed. But worry not, dear reader, the main event was yet to be served. For minutes later, out came little bowls filled with bangers and mash, small curried delights, and Lord knows what else. Huzzah! Huzzah! So, well done Make, you saved the best till last, and quite possibly kept your Best Canapés of the Year accolade.