A British Entertainment

"As featured in: Sunday Times Magazine, GQ Magazine, Harpers Bazaar, Tatler Magazine and many many more titles around the world."

Thomas Pink is proud to present a limited edition art book that celebrates the essence of “British Entertainment” through the lens of the award-winning documentary photographer Jocelyn Bain Hogg. The book is a volatile heady mix of social gatherings of unlikely social bed fellows. It touches on what one might call the “contemporary season” featuring the more quirky, undiscovered occasions as well as calendar classics.

In a year of Royals, runners and rowers putting on some of the finest shows on the planet, 2012 is THE year to celebrate British entertainment.


A British Entertainment Preview

Too Many Women Charity Dinner, Petersham Nurseries, London – October Too Many Women was set up to encourage women to raise money to fight breast cancer: other events to date include a Winter Wonderland preview evening in Hyde Park.

The Tweed Run, a charity bike ride through Central London. – April The Tweed Run started in 2009 to raise money to send bicycles to African school-children. Vintage bicycles are preferred but not essential; clothing made of tweed, however, is de rigueur.

Street party to celebrate the Royal Wedding, Hoxton, London. - April Pearly kings sing “God Save the Queen”. The pearly kings and queens originated in the East End in the 19th century, when working class men and women wore pearl buttons on their coats to raise money for good causes.

The Secret Garden Party, Cambridgeshire - July Started by a group of friends from New College, Oxford in 2003. The festival aims to be ‘a celebration of absolute freedom’: the only rule is that spectators become participants.

Glyndebourne Festival Opera, east Sussex - August Since 1934, the Christies have been hosting singers at their family home. Guests, dressed strictly in black tie to show respect for the performers, picnic all over the grounds before concerts begin.

The Goodwood Revival, Goodwood, West Wussex - September A motor race meeting set in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, this aims to revive the golden age of Goodwood Motor Circuit. Headscarves, trousers and sturdy boots are typical of land girl fashion. The Women’s Land Army replaced men in agriculture during the first and second world wars.

The 'Too Many Women' Charity Dinner

The Tweed Run

The Royal Street Party

The Secret Garden Party

The Glyndebourne Opera

The Goodwood Revival