Party Of The Week: Beam us up to Skylon

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The Independent Culture

After the London premiere of J J Abrams' must-see movie 'Star Trek' on Monday was the glitzy party at Skylon. Guests including Jonathan Ross and Jeremy Clarkson sipped Enterprise and Star Fleet cocktails. Many of the Enterprise crew turned up – Zachary Quinto (Spock) and screen siren Zoe Saldana (Uhura), Simon Pegg (Scotty), Eric Bana (Nero), John Cho (Hikaru Sulu) and Karl Urban (Dr Leonard 'Bones' McCoy). Located within the Royal Festival Hall, Skylon overlooks the River Thames, with floor-to- ceiling windows.

It was all lit up in blue to match the colour scheme of the movie, although purple hues had been added, which is less harsh on the complexion. The party was suitably out of this world, with tall silver vases containing sleek sculptural displays of arum lilies and bamboo. In keeping with the galactic theme, DJ Jim Wood played cosmic disco and future funk, which served as background music while guests celebrated what had been a hugely successful screening.