Photo : Jordan Gray with some of our awesome guests | Photo by John Dyer

Jordan Gray, role model and star of hit TV show The Voice, entertained guests at British LGBT Awards finalist Inclusive Networks very first ‘#ThisIsMe Rooftop Garden Party’ in Edinburgh on Saturday 2nd July 2016. It was Jordan’s first ever performance in Scotland too.

120 guests representing the diverse communities from across Scotland enjoyed a fun afternoon of music and free treatments from leading brands Kiehl’s and Fake Bake in the stunning rooftop garden at The Glasshouse 5* hotel in the heart of Edinburgh – with stunning views of Calton Hill.

Guests were treated to delicious nibbles from gourmet popcorn company Joe & Seph’s and The Glasshouse and drinks from Scottish brands Crabbie’s, Ogilvy Spirits and Foal – and global brand Vita Coco. Our guests were definitely ‘feeling awesome up on the roof’.

Edinburgh based artist Mark Vice exhibited four new pieces of art, produced especially for the event. Mark designed the cover for Inclusive Networks print and online #ThisIsMe magazine, published in 2016.

Jordan Gray closed the event by wowing the crowd with a very special 30 minute performance that included her unique interpretation of hits by Coldplay, Johnny Cash and Culture Club, and many more, as well as her single ‘Hang With The Happiness’.

“Inclusive Networks was proud to host our very first #ThisIsMe Rooftop Garden Party at The Glasshouse hotel in Edinburgh. It was fantastic to see so many people come together on a day of celebration in the city.”

Thomas Anderson, Founder of Inclusive Networks and #ThisIsMe, said : “Inclusive Networks was proud to host our very first #ThisIsMe Rooftop Garden Party at The Glasshouse hotel in Edinburgh. It was fantastic to see so many people come together on a day of celebration in the city. Thank you to our supporting partners who made the event possible and demonstrated their commitment to diversity and inclusion in the heart of Scotland’s capital city. I look forward to welcoming lots more people to our next event.”

The event was hosted as part of Inclusive Networks series of #ThisIsMe engagement and ‘networking remixed’ events to bring people from all walks of life and sectors together, to celebrate diversity and to be a place to encourage collaboration. We believe we’re all stronger together.

With authentic community engagement and giving back to and celebrating those that help others at the heart of what Inclusive Networks is all about, the majority of the tickets available to the event were given to local charities, community groups, individuals in the creative and media sector and local social enterprises – free of charge.

Photo : Our stunning venue, The Glasshouse in Edinburgh | Photo by Carol-Anne Shaw

Photo : Artist Mark Vice with one of his awesome artwork pieces created for the event

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Photographs by Yemi King