Best-dressed Bond girl or villain at Blickling proms concert can win magnum of champagne

Ursula Andress as Bond girl Honey Ryder

Ursula Andress as Bond girl Honey Ryder - Credit: Archant

Glamorous girls and evil villains are all part of James Bond's all-action world.

Honor Blackman as Pussy Galore

Honor Blackman as Pussy Galore - Credit: Archant

And for concert-goers heading to a summer proms-style event there is a chance to dress up like one of the famous film figures - with a magnum of Champagne prize if they are picked as the best on the night.

The organisers of Last Night of the Blickling Proms are giving the audience a licence to thrill at the Saturday August 10 event.

A 50 Years of Bond theme has been added to the picnic-style classical event, where fans like to dress up and eat in style at the National Trust's lakeside setting.

The Sinfonia Viva orchestra will be playing movie music, including a medley of iconic Bond themes including Goldfinger, Live and Let Die and Skyfall.

Organisers Revival Productions are adding other glitzy Bond touches, but want to reward guests who go the extra mile in the dressing up stakes.

Spokesman Lisa Ward said: 'The role of Bond Girl has evolved through history, from bikini-clad eye-candy to glamorous, armed female agents - but it has always remained one of the most iconic roles in film.

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'These girls have become members of one of the most exclusive groups in film business so there's plenty of scope to choose from. So whether you decide to go for Pussy Galore, Honey Ryder or perhaps the more demure Vesper Lynd from Casino Royale, your efforts may be rewarded with a magnum of champagne.

'For the boys, tuxedos are too easy, so the challenge is to find the best-dressed villain. With over 20 films released through five decades, the James Bond series has had more than its fair share of great villains, perhaps the most iconic and memorable being the quintessentially larger than life bad guy Jaws, the effortless charming Francisco Scaramanga with his third nipple or perhaps bodyguard Oddjob.'

The winner will be presented with their bubbly at the interval by orchestra conductor Roderick Dunk.

The concert will also feature a return of the Grace Spitfire doing a choreographed air display. A second half of flag-waving Proms favourites, including Rule Britannia, Jerusalem and Land of Hope and Glory, will have a firework finale.

There will be a hog roast and bar on site and Byfords hampers can be booked in advance. Visitors are being encouraged to book tickets early as numbers will be restricted to ensure the enjoyment of those attending the event. Tickets are available for £32 (group discounts available), visit or call the box office on 01263 734711. No booking fees, and car and coach parking is free.

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