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Michael Wilson & Partners, Ltd. (MWP) Hosts Guy Fawkes Bonfire Night Reception

MWP hosted a bonfire night and fireworks party on Saturday 5 November 2016 in honour of the traditional British celebration of Guy Fawkes Night.

The Guy Fawkes Night tradition developed following the uncovering of the infamous Gunpowder Plot of 1605. At a time of great tension between the burgeoning English Empire and the already established Spanish Empire, a group of Catholic radicals, sympathetic to Spain, plotted to overthrow the Protestant English King, James II, in the hope of returning a Catholic Stuart monarch to the throne. Despite their months of planning, however, the plot, which involved blowing up the House of Lords while the King was in Parliament, was uncovered at the 11th hour after an anonymous tip-off, and its leaders arrested. Guy Fawkes was one of the leaders behind the plot and he was caught guarding the cache of gunpowder in a cellar beneath Parliament. Ever since, people in towns and villages across the British Isles have lit bonfires and enjoyed fireworks on 5 November to celebrate the King’s lucky escape.

From 7.00 pm last Saturday, MWP’s clients, contacts, friends, guests and their children gathered at the Butakovka residence and enjoyed drinks and canapés while the finishing touches were put to the bonfire outside, and the effigy of Guy Fawkes perched on top. At 8.00 pm guests proceeded along a wintry path - especially torch-lit for the occasion – and gathered around the bonfire, which was lighted shortly after. A spectacular fireworks display was then hosted next to the bonfire, before guests returned indoors for more traditional foods and warm drinks. At 9.30 pm the resident band struck up, and the revelry continued late into the night.

MWP thanks its guests from Air Astana, Asia Life Insurance, BPA International Group, Falck Kazakhstan, Forbes Kazakhstan, Galaksi Group, KAZ Minerals, Medical Union Pharmaceuticals, NCOC, Reemtsma LLP, Imperial Tabacco, the Embassy of Hungary, the Embassy of Austria, Visor/Tengri Capital, El Plato, Wimpex Group, Six Senses Club, Norilsk Nickel, Qazaq Air and others for a wonderful contribution and making this night fun and special.

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