29/05/17: As if bank holidays don’t already prove hectic enough sometimes, the Royal Vauxhall Tavern brought an extra lashing of madness to the long weekend on Monday afternoon with a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. Themed after Alice in Wonderland, the event, hosted by Rose Garden (“Alice? Alice? Who the fuck is Alice?”), saw four teams of four contestants slug it out in mad hat tasks, all in the good name of raising funds for Cancer Research UK. It got sticky and messy! There were possibly tears, certainly sweat and even blood, but after the afternoon had become increasingly competitive, the Flamingos won the day, while the other three teams ended up in a tie. As we left, the event had raised an estimated £2,500, though the final figure is expected to be higher. Something to make participants and organisers grin like Cheshire Cats!
The Royal Vauxhall Tavern, 372 Kennington Lane, SE11 5HY
Words by Nicolas Chinardet
Photos by Zefrographica