Is there anything that Rolf Harris can’t do? Aside from gracing the stage each and every year at Glastonbury, entertaining children and helping sick animals, he has made his name primarily as an artist. Having taken photographs of various subjects since the 1960s, he then commits the shots to canvas, a collection of which were put up for sale at Whitehall in Highcross, Leicester, on Sunday. Fans were snapping up colourful prints costing hundreds of pounds, some thousands, just in time for the equally colourful Christmas parties Leicester styled season ahead.
As well as signing each and every purchase for excited fans, Rolf also spent time chatting to people and was described as ‘having time for everyone’. Not bad for the UK’s best-selling published artist and portrait painter to the Queen.
Known for enjoying a good laugh, we know that Rolf would absolutely love the Leicester installation of our popular White Christmas events being hosted by Foster’s Comedy Live. Alongside a cracking Christmas dinner, guests are set to enjoy a full two hour comedy show with three acts taking to the stage to bring the laughter. There’s also a festive horoscope and complimentary mulled wine to look forward to. If we were betting folk we’d put our money on Rolf’s horoscope predicting more artful goodness and perhaps a headlining slot at the next Glastonbury festival in 2013!
Other Christmas party ideas for Rolf to get his teeth stuck into include En Glace, the Christmas party that seemingly has got it all. A canapé reception is accompanied by stilted birds in a red and blue-lit setting. Ice bars provide a wonderful place to gather and convalesce, whilst the scent of mulled wine and pine trees fill the air giving off an unmistakable Christmas aura.
Being a London resident, Rolf would also do well to explore the option of Christmas parties in the capital, but our Leicester offerings (coupled with those in Birmingham and Nottingham) show that Christmas options for those living and working in the Midlands are stronger than ever in 2011.