Auction of Promises 2017
8th September 2017
On Friday 8 September, the Town Hall in Chipping Norton opens its doors for another night of fevered bidding and top class entertainment. There's just one hitch - unfortunately due to an incredibly busy schedule, our regular ‘A List’ celebrity auctioneer, Jeremy Clarkson, is not available for this traditional Lido Fundraiser, so we’ve searched high and scraped deep to find someone nowhere near as famous or talented...
... Introducing semi-professional, 'celebrity' auctioneer, ITV 5’s Binkie de Sluice.
Many won’t recognise ‘Z List’ celebrity Binkie from his brief time on television’s ‘Bargain Hunt’ and his infrequent appearances as repro-ceramics expert on ‘Antiques Roadshow’, but most will know him from the tabloids’ coverage of his fraud and art counterfeit trial at the Old Bailey in 2009. Despite his controversial acquittal, Binkie has been out of the public eye for some years, so this is a rare chance to see the ‘magic’ that makes him singularly talentless, unpredictable and potentially volatile. Strap yourselves in for an unmissable comic auction that promises to raise both hairs and funds in equal measure.
Binkie’s coming and he’s bringing his hammer!
Tickets priced just £10 are available from The Lido and Jaffé & Neale Bookshop. Doors open at 7.15pm, ready for the Auction to start at 8.00pm.
(Binkie de Sluice is presented by Left of Centre Illusion, the company behind comedy Russian mind-reader ‘Kockov’)