Posted by Devenia Besant on 04 Jul 2024

I didn’t expect to become a Bridgerton fan, period dramas are not normally my thing! But during the Covid / Lockdown duration and all the Facebook talk of the Duke and Daphne’s fringe had me intrigued and as  soon as I tuned in to Season 1 of the show on Netflix it had me totally hooked.  I am not sure if it was the boredom of being stuck “indoors” or if it was the amazing costumes, the diversity of the characters, the music, the drama or the raunchy love scenes,  who know’s?! but I binge watched the whole series and couldn’t wait to see more.  That said when season 2 came out I just couldn’t get into it. I don’t know if it was because normal life had resumed and I was too busy for “Netflix” but I just couldn’t get past episode 1 so I left it there!  This was until recently when my daughter suggested I the watch spin off series Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story –  as something to unwind to after the hectic days I sometimes have.  I absolutely loved it, a truly beautiful love story that again had me totally hooked and I do hope there will be another season.  The series definitely re-lit my Bridgerton fandom and what followed was an unapologetic binge watch of Season 2, and then the most recent Season 3 – perfect escapism, if a little too saucy at times!

Anyway this isn’t a Bridgerton series review but for those that don’t know, the series is based on author Julia Quinn’s book:

Set against the backdrop of the Regency era, the eight close-knit siblings of the noble and powerful Bridgerton family – Anthony, Benedict, Colin, Daphne, Eloise, Francesca, Gregory, and Hyacinth – navigate London high society in search of love, surrounded by friends and rivals alike.

Now why on a blog usually about events, business and services in Epsom and Ewell am I harping on about Bridgerton?

Well that’s because The Horton, a local beautifully renovated Grade II-listed building, that now offers a stunning atmospheric space for live performances, events, exhibitions and workshops is holding their very own Regency Ball.  It is honestly the perfect setting for this, the event is being held on Saturday 20th July and you are formally invited to:

– Wear Regency-inspired fashion
– Listen to the sounds of a string quartet and grand piano playing pop favourites in a classical style
– Learn traditional group ballroom dances
– Try a hand at portrait sketching
– Catch up on the latest gossip from Lady “Livingstone”
– Appreciate the opulent decorations in this grade-II listed heritage venue
– Take memorable photographs with beautiful backdrops
– Enjoy speciality cocktails, mocktails and treats
and more…Queen Charlotte may even make an appearance!

A perfect evening for any local Bridgerton fans and their friends to experience.  More information about this immersive event, with tickets starting from just £30 can be found here.

So hurry, gather your friends and spread the word…

Yours sincerely,

Lady Whistledown…oops I mean Dee xx



Devenia Besant
Devenia (Dee) Besant is the founder of Epsom and Ewell Families. Runs a busy household as a mummy of 3 and a wife and some would say crazily committed to helping small businesses and the local community.

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