The Twinkle of Christmas 2018

At the Twinkle of Christmas 2018 party, Joanna Lumley, actress, presenter and writer, was warmly welcomed by a crowd of top designers and high-profile design lovers. With her characteristic warmth and sense of fun she brought seasonal good cheer to the evening by illuminating the glass domes at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour. Overhead a magnificent Christmas tree six metres high suspended from the ceiling and surrounded by thousands of twinkling lights, baubles and silver snowflakes, each as delicate and spellbinding as the next, cascaded through the Centre Dome. ‘It’s thrilling to be here,’ she said. ‘To see so many lovely lights in one exciting space is absolutely gasp-making.’ Mistletoe stilt walkers and Santa girls mingled amongst the crowd, while trumpeters announcing Joanna’s arrival added to the sense of occasion. Guests enjoyed mulled wine, cocktails, roasted chestnuts and festive canapés as well as live performances from carol singers, The London Community Gospel Choir and the Beatbox Collective. Now in its ninth year, the event is a much-anticipated annual tradition bringing the design community together.

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