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Firebrand Social Club goes to the Movies

Katy Miller

The Firebrand team headed to the movies for a night of forced social engagement and popcorn.  The short of it - the first Firebrand Social Club Event was a hit.

"Sometimes it seems to me, the difference between what we want and what we fear is the width of an eyelash" - Evelyn

In an excess of candy and popcorn team Firebrand went to the movies. The movie, 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel', a British comedy-drama, directed by John Madden and written by Ol Parker is the sequel to the 2012 hit film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. 

Featuring the likes of Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie, Penelope Wilton, Ronald Pickup, Diana Hardcastle, Tena Desae, Dev Patel, Lillete Dubey, David Strathairn and Richard Gere what's not to love.

'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' could be accused of being true to its name but seeing as most of the team hadn't seen 'The Best exotic Marigold Hotel' - there was really nothing to compare. With an all star cast and plenty of laugh-out-loud moments the movie was an all round hit.

The most controversial moment of the night was whether to add or not to add the candy treats to the bucket of popcorn. While some thought mixing M&Ms, Skittles and Maltesers with popcorn was genius others were not so sure... 

Next up for the Firebrand Social Club we're giving back with a charity outreach. This months beneficiary is the  Otago SPCA , an easy pick for a team of fierce cat and dog lovers. If you'd like to get involved with us we're setting up a pet food collection box in our reception, ground floor Bracken Court 480 Moray Place behind the big orange door.  Come by, say hi and drop off a donation for our furry friends (the SPCA has let us know that wet kitten food is in particularly short supply!). Stay tuned for me Social Club news coming soon.