We had lovely cakes and coffee this afternoon at the press call for the 2nd Butterfly Ball next week at Es Vive. This is a chance for island residents (and anyone else for that matter) to give something back to the island as its in aid of the islands local Cancer Charity and the UK Macmillons cancer support trust – charities that are very close to home to a lot of people here…
You can email the organisers through their myspace page or email: thebutterflyballATgooglemail.com
so we make no apology of copying and pasting todays press release (albiet tarted up for the web ;) )
‘The Butterfly Ball’
In aid of MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT +
AECC (Asociación Española contra el Cáncer)
Tues 9th October
Hotel Es Vive (Figueretas), Ibiza
Now wake all at once to a loud trumpet call,
To tell them this greatest of days has begun,
The day of the Feast and The Butterfly Ball”
William Plomer, The Butterfly Ball
The concept of The Butterfly Ball stems from a children’s book first published in 1973.
Written in poetic form by William Plomer and beautifully illustrated by Alan Aldridge, the book tells the tale of the creatures of the forest preparing themselves for ‘The Big Day’ – the day of The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshoppers Feast.
The event of the same name has been organised to take place in Ibiza in order to raise much needed funds for both Macmillan Cancer Support in the UK and the Spanish Cancer Association, AECC.
In order to raise awareness and cash for the cause, a night of eating (a sumptuous Thai Buffet), drinking(champagne to start), bidding(celebrity auction) and dancing(in the Hotel Es Vive’s Cabaret Bar) has been meticulously organised as a way to do just that.
The festivities will commence at 20.30 when the Hotel’s doors will be opened to guests, who will be greeted with champagne and canapés. The Buffet will follow on, a veritable feast of Thai delights, prepared by the in house chefs of Hotel Es Vive. Once guests have been sufficiently fed and watered, the Butterfly Celebrity Auction will commence.
Amongst other items up for grabs to the highest bidder; signed shirts from the likes of David Beckham and Pau Gasol, rock memorabilia from artists including Arctic Monkeys and Kaiser Chiefs, art from a range of well known artists, Marcos Torres and Gary Cook amongst them, weekend breaks and spa treatments from island hospitality institutions including Pikes, Atzaro, the Hotel Es Vive itself, not to mention the various other collectable antiques and unique items on offer in the auction.
The auction will be hosted by Keith Holden, legendary island character. Giving him a hand on the stage, the event’s presenter and island personality, Jessica Henderson (aka DJess)
Inspired by the book, ‘The Butterfly Ball’ event is set to take its guests on a similar journey as the characters in the story. Its author, William Plomer, tells the story of the inhabitants of the natural world prepare themselves for the biggest event in their calendar, the Butterfly Ball.
Set in springtime, all creatures great and small scrub themselves up for the party.
Bearing an uncanny relation to the tale, throughout the last few weeks, many of the island’s inhabitants have been preparing for ‘the big day’, taking their lead from the event’s organiser and butterfly girl, Jillian Canney.
A team of Butterfly Helpers have gathered together to make this fundraising event an out and out success, with their ultimate goal the raising much needed funds to help cancer patients both in UK and Spain.
The charities that will benefit from the proceeds of the event, Macmillan Cancer Support and AECC are delighted to be involved with The 2nd Butterfly Ball. The Vice President of the AECC, Sue Mari has expressed her gratitude and she and other volunteers from the AECC have also been collaborating in the Ball’s organisation.
On the night itself, Tues 9th October, The Hotel Es Vive will be transformed into a fantasy forest again taking its inspiration from Aldridge’s illustrations. Add to that, the tempting Thai feast, celebrity auction, performers of all kinds (Magic Steve; Paul Alcaide and Party Planet) and a musical line up from island DJS and artists including Alex Wolfenden, Jordi Vilalta, Papercut, Javi Box and B’Fly+Toga.
Throw in confetti, balloons and a few other surprises and The Butterfly Ball has all the ingredients for a great evening’s entertainment, all in the name of a good cause.
The event will be transmitted live on LoveHouse 107.7fm and filmed for amongst others, IB3.
It has already gained great media attention, even making it to MTV News.
Response to the event thus far, from press and public, shows all the indications of the 2nd Butterfly Ball being a night to remember, and all in aid of a very worthy cause.
We hope that guests will go home from Hotel Es Vive on 9th Oct, thinking much along the same lines as the character’s in Plomer’s tale…
“Such a Ball and such a feast
No one can forget:
Oh, if both would last, at least
One more hour, not finish yet”
20.30 hrs.- Doors open
22.00 hrs.- ‘The Grasshopper Feast’
23.00 hrs.- Auction
00.00 hrs.- Deejays & Live music
From 20.30 to 00.00 hrs.
Magic Steve (magician)
Paul Alcaide (guitar)
Party Planet (stiltwalkers)
From 00.00 hrs.
Javi Box (Peter Colours) – www.myspace.com/thepetercolours
Jordi Villalta (Amnesia/ Europa FM) www.myspace.com/djjordivillalta
Alex Wolfenden (Mambo) www.myspace.com/alexwolfenden
Paper Cut (e-boutique records) www.myspace.com/papercutibiza
B´Fly + Toga (Girlz Skool)
‘The Grasshopper Feast’
A selection of tasty morsels and Thai cuisine fit for the King + Queen of the Butterflies
To whet your appetit
Spring Rolls, Dim Sum; Gyoza(Pork+Veg); Fried Prawns and Sugar Cane Satay with Prawns
Thai Green Curry with Chicken and Vegetables
Thai Red Curry with Pork or Chicken
Thai Yellow Curry with Seafood (Tuna and Prawns)
Tom Kha Soup with Chicken or Prawns
Thai Noodles with Chicken and Peanuts
Stir Fried Pork with pineapple and vegetables
*All of the above served with Jasmin Rice and/or fries
PETE TONG REEBOKS + PETE TONG MERCHANDISE
One of only two pairs in existence these collector items are the official Pete Tong Reebok and have been signed by the superstar DJ himself. Mens Size? Also with this lot, selection of the latest Pete Tong recordings and merchandise.
JADE JAGGER’S JEZEBEL MERCHANDISE
The Queen of Ibiza Glitterati, Jade Jagger is no stranger to Macmillan Cancer Support, having supported their cause for some time. She has kindly donated us some of her trademark Jezebel merchandise, signed and an exclusive piece of her own design jewellery.
STEVEN GERRARD SIGNED ENGLAND FOOTBALL SHIRT
Footie Fans pay attention..this item has been specially donated and signed by England Vice Captain/Liverpool Captain Steven Gerrard . The shirt is accompanied by a letter of authentification.
IBIZA ROCKS BAG, SIGNED by FatBoySlim, Mark Ronson and Zane Lowe.
You won’t get many of these to the pound. The three modern music pioneers have all played their part in making sure Ibiza Rocks:
FRAMED AFRIKA BAMBAATAA MESSAGE
From the Grandfather of HipHop and electro, this framed and signed message of peace from Afrika Bambaataa is a collector’s item for any discerning fan of music. Peace and Love, man.
KAISER CHIEFS OFFICIAL TOUR SHIRT, SIGNED BY ALL BAND MEMBERS
Chart topping British Rockers Kaiser Chiefs excelled themselves in their support of The Butterfly Ball, by donating an official 2007 K.C tour shirt. Size:
I predict a Riot when the bidding starts for this item.
SIGNED OFFICIAL MAXIMO PARK TSHIRT
Signed by all its members, this is a collectable for anyone who has their finger on the pulse of the current nu wave of British Rock bands. Their first album, In 2005, they swiftly rose to indie fame with their debut album, A Certain Trigger, the album was later nominated for a Mercury Music Prize. Their second album, ‘Our Earthly Pleasures’, released in April of this year, went to #2 in the British charts.
Original Painting by Jesus de Miguel,
One of Ibiza’s bets known and loved artist/designers. This piece has been painted by Jesus especially for The Butterfly Ball. His off the wall style has been exhibited around Spain and further afield and this particular painting will certainly become a focal point in the lucky bidder’s front room-
POP ART, MARCOS TORRES
Ibiza’s renowned Pop Artist, Marcos Torres has exhibited his work alongside, amongst others, national and international artists including David Hockney, Takashi Murakami and Matt Lambert. This limited edition print, called… is valued at around 500€.
ORIGINAL PAINTING by IBIZA ARTIST ALICIA BOND…
Alicia Bond is a British artist who has been based in Ibiza since 2002. Since then, she has been commissioned to print for a long list of private clients. The name of the painting she has kindly donated for auction is ……and its value, 600€
HED KANDI COLLECTABLE PRINT ON CANVAS BY JASON BROOKS.
Hands Up anone who isn’t familiar with the work of Jason Brooks? Hmmm…cant see any hands.. The British born Illustrator’s work has been a firm fixture in Ibiza Club Culture since the 1990s when he created an identity for legendary London Club, Pushca.
In 1999 Brooks began a series of CD covers for Hed Kandi which went on to sell over 4 million albums worldwide. After 50 illustrated covers, in 2005 he decided it was time to move on and now creates music artwork exclusively for the new label Fierce Angel distributed by Universal music. This print has great sass appeal for any white washed wall.
ANTONY & THE JOHNSONS LIMITED EDITION VINYL(signed)
Accompanied by the edition of HOTROD magazine that Antony co-edited recently, this signed limited edition must go to an individual who’s got his finger on the vanguard music pulse.
A real collectors item generously donated by the magazine’s founder Jan Walaker.
Tom Middleton’s Crazy Covers
NIGHTMARES ON WAX SELECTION SIGNED CDS
Immaculate Ibiza CDs
DELTA DISCOS IBZIA MUSIC PACK 2007
A selection of CDs from Ibiza’s oldest record shop, including
The world’s greatest funky house mix
The world’s greatest Ibiza Club Mix
DJ Oliver Ibiza Sesions Deluxe #4
Jose Padilla’s Navigator
Jose Padilla’s Bella Música
KaRavan Pierre Ravan
The Islanders, Entre Agua
Ibiza Delta Discos 40 aniversario CD
M15 MUSIC PACK, VARIOUS
Details to be confirmed
VIP TABLE AT HED KANDI + VIP PACKAGE
Fancy VIP treatment at any Hed Kandi event in the world? Cos that’s what you’re getting here. Gladrags on, straight to the front of the queue to be escorted to your VIP table, where a bottle of fine champagne awaits you. Whilst you sip, all around a Hed Kandi party in full swing.
Anywhere in the world. You choose the party destination, we’ll give the lovely people at Hed Kandi the nod and they’ll treat you to a great night out on them.
This lot also contains a selection of Hed Kandi merchandise, including tshirts(M/F), CDS and bags.
A selection of these are on offer..choose from the SoulWax sticks, the Fratellis or even Tommy Lee’s drum beating weapons..
DAVID BECKHAM SIGNED SHIRT.
Goal…in the back of the net. A genuine collectors item, this England shirt signed by the one and only David Beckham is worth a whole lot more than all of David’s Golden Balls put together.
WEEKEND FOR TWO AT ES VIVE HOTEL
Donated by Jason Bull, owner of the Es Vive Hotel, a weekend for two in the island’s hottest hotel. Set in the outskirts of Ibiza Town, the hotel is renowned amongst those in the know as the place to lay ones head in Ibiza. The weekend package includes accommodation, meals and the opportunity to get a great tan whilst lounging by the poolside.
THE OFFICE SIGNED DVD SERIES 1+2
Huge supporter of Macmillan Cancer Support, world famous comedian Ricky Gervais has signed this limited edition pack of series 1+2 of the cringe inducing award winning series, The Office. A must for any individual who can draw comparisons with their own working environment.
LITTLE BRITAIN SIGNED DVD
Donated to The Butterfly Ball through the Macmillan Cancer Support, and signed by it’s two creators and stars, David Walliams and Matt Lucas, this Little Britain DVD will serve as a useful reminder of why exactly you don’t live there in the UK anymore.
TIESTO/MAXI JAZZ NEW SINGLE + DANCE 4 LIFE Record Bag.
In order to appreciate the value of this item, lets first talk about it’s donators, Dance 4 Life.
What is Dance4Life?
The Dance4Life organisation started out as a direct response to the fact that HIV and AIDS are hitting the world’s young people the hardest. Of the 12,000 people infected every day, more than half are under 25 years old.
Dance4Life actively involves youth all around the world in pushing back HIV and AIDS and fighting the stigma and taboos surrounding them. All through the common denominator of Dance. The single we have up for auction is the first Dance4Life release, a collaboration between DJ Tiesto and Faithless’ Maxi Jazz. It has been signed by Tiesto, himself a Dance 4 Life Ambassador. A limited edition Dance 4 Life record bag makes up the second part of this worthy lot.
3PART SERIES PHOTO PRINT BY LA SKIMAL
One of Spain’s most up and coming photography Duo’s, La Skimal have donated this three part print, which has recently been exhibited both on the island and mainland Spain.
One of 1000 first and limited edition, the new Absolut Disco Bottle has been donated by Tilllate.com, the world’s biggest dance music web portal, and firm friends of The Butterfly Ball. Drink the vodka, then use the bottle to brighten up your next house party! Very collectable item for the vodka connoisseur, Tilllate knows us too well…
Look into my eyes, not around the eyes, into the eyes. Hypnotherapist to the stars, Amanda ……..will change your life after just one session. Trust me, if your heads full of worms, this is the item you need to be bidding for. And I should know..she’s sorted me right out!
IBIZA ROCKS SIGNED POSTER SET OF THREE..
HARD FI, ARCTIC MONKEYS + WE ARE SCIENTISTS
A collector’s triple whammy if ever there was one. Fresh off the Ibiza Rocks stage this summer, we managed to pin down some of the UKs most relevant musicians to give us their autograph. When we tell you that unsigned posters from these events have already been changing hands for small fortunes, you’ll realise the enormous value of this triple set of signed posters.
Lovingly prepared and donated by world famous party promoters, Mike and Claire, this lot contains a variety of diverse, fun and collectable Manumission memories. The world’s biggest party squeezed into a hamper…almost as good as the real thing!
PAU GASOL BASKETBALL TOP, signed
Spain’s most famous (and tallest) Basketball export, Pau Gasol is one of only two Spaniards ever to play in the NBA. He is currently a member of the Memphis Grizzlies. The item has been donated by Amnesia Ibiza.
DURAN DURAN PHOTO PRINT
Die hard Duranies, take note. A one off print of the D.D boys, all five of them, taken before the 80s legends went on their separate ways again last year.
THE NAKED CLEANER
Fancy sitting back on your sofa and letting someone else clean up your mess… in the nude…her not you…
Bid for an hour’s worth of naked cleaning in your abode from a gorgeous lady who does just that… So, that’s where you left the remote control….
SIDS COLLECTOR BEER BOTTLE
You’ll never see one of these again…a mix up at the Brewery led to this Carlsberg bottle being filled and labelled with Heineken.
TRACEY TAYLOR IBIZA ROCKS PRINT
Renowned Rock Photographer Tracey Taylor has been living in the island for 4 years, during which time she has continued to thrive at what she does best- taking great artistic shots of rock bands in action. The official Ibiza Rocks photographer has kindly donated one of her favourite pieces for the auction, it has a value of some…….
GARY COOK ART
His murals are to be seen far and wide, from Windsor Castle to a top security prison in Australia. Gary Cook, born in the UK, arrived in Eivissa at the end of the 1980s with a specific commissioned work to do. That commission was a mural painting in Pike’s Hotel, one of the best, famous and most pretty rural hotels on the Island: Since then, he has established himself as one of the best artists the island has known, and his work is seen as highly collectable. More of Gary’s pieces can be seen in Can Tixedo, Buscatells.
PERSONAL TRAINER FOR A MONTH
Having a Master degree in Sports Science Christina Blaurock has worked in the sports sector for almost 7 years and since recently, as a Personal Trainer on the island. Christina has donated a 4 week course, the equivalent of approximately 8-10 training sessions and worth around 600 €.
Her method can adapt to your particular need, be it losing weight, preparation for a marathon, post natal training, general recovery or just for fun – anything really depending on what the client wants to achieve.
LOTTIE BOGOTTI’S LOT
Up the road in San Carlos, lies a hidden treasure trove of antiques and curiosities, under the roof of Lottie Bogotti. Those unfamiliar with this sweet little shop and its owner Hannah Rodgers are missing out on a right little treat. Lovers of antique jewellery, Murano glass and vintage accessories will be enamoured with the selection of rare and original items that Lottie Bogotti sells. For the Butterfly Ball, we are delighted to auction off Lotties Lot, which consists of:
Antique brass hunting horn
1950s Rhinestone brooch
1950s Rhinestone bracelet
1950s Murano ashtray
Hand knotted necklace with antique materials
A really gorgeous selection of antique goods up for grabs here, this lot is worth in total some 700 €
so get your backside down to es vive on tuesday…..
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