Leading Ladies and Sipsmith

Shaken and stirred, Leading Ladies mix it with the experts from Sipsmith Birmingham

Hippodrome Leading Ladies enjoyed a tasting event with Sipsmith independent spirits in the Marco Pierre White private bar on the 25th floor of The Cube. Forty network sponsors, members and guests were put through their tasting paces by Sipsmith’s Briony Dixon. Historical anecdotes and mixing tips added to the flavour of the evening which raised £1,700 for Hippodrome Heritage, the year-long project in which the Hippodrome is preserving more than 100 years of rich theatre history for future generations.

Photography by Vivienne Bailey


  1. Natasha Walkden, Linda McBride, Briony Dixon, Jessica Leo
  2. Jayne O’Malley, Emma Blackley, Jane Chandler, Lauren Hartigan-Pritchard
  3. Kate Courbet, Hannah Wolsey
  4. Amy Watson, Amy Maclean, Jessica Hurd, Allison Scott
  5. Audrey Elliott, Louise Townsend, Victoria Emery
  6. Emma Price, Jane Jones, Asha Sharma
  7. Jessica Leo, Lina Solanki, Lisa O’Keeffe
  8. Hayley Basford, Emma Dunnill
The Heritage project has been selected for this year’s Big Give Christmas Challenge, details at www.thebiggive.org.uk