The Big Night In was a roaring success this winter as we saw 40 of aod's supporters join us over zoom to help raise funds for our Big Give Christmas Challenge. Not only did we exceed our Big Give Christmas Challenge target, we also saw 27 new donors take a chance on aod!The evening saw us joined by some fantastic special guests including Professor Mary Bear, Professor Michael Scott, Professor Edith Hall and Professor Katherine Harloe. All our guests read beautifully, and we enjoyed a delightful range of ancient Greek/ Roman texts.
Abby McCann and Ben Scheck performed wonderfully alongside Tamsin Shasha and Mark Katz (the former wowed us with aerial trapeze improvised to the YMCA!).
We had cocktail making, a quiz, and a fabulous raffle with prizes generously donated:
Afternoon tea for two at the 5 star Montcalm Hotel donated by Experience Days
A wine bundle from Michael and the team at Majestic Wines Brighton & Hove
A painting from Choosing Disco in the neon style
A deluxe box containing all sorts of brilliant aod merchandise
A free aod digital workshop
Urban axe throwing experience from WhistlePunks London
All in all a fabulous evening and we look forward to 2021 when we can host another Big Night In!