At the invitation of Nils Kristiansen, Pauline and I, and Per Damsleth, the JP Kenny Norway Engineering Manager attended the Small World 2010 women’s charity event titled Sparkling Future at the British International School, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Thinking there wont be many people at the charity event, we ventured in at half past 6, only to find the longest queue in Lagos that I have ever seen. What you’re seeing is only the portion of the line in front of me. What is not shown is the line behind me. In total, there were an estimated 3000 expats and locals who attended the event.
Pictures below show the school, and the food stalls.
But the main event was the dance performance by each country. The show started at 8.35 pm and lasted until 10 pm. The best performance of the night went to the male dancers from Palestine. There were boos from the crowd when the Israel dancers took to the stage, which also resulted in a small altercation between some Israelites and Palestine's, which was quickly diffused by the security forces (first time I’m seeing an expat security force). The movie is around 8 minutes long, a composition of all the dances that was on show.
The sequence of countries dancing are as follows:
- Solo artist
- West Indies
- United States
- United Kingdom
- Sexy Girls and Hunky Man
- South Africa
The party ended with a parade of flags, but by then we were on our way to Tistles for a beer and then to YNot before calling the night at around 2 am.