HIGH tea doesn’t come much loftier than the one Virgin Atlantic guests enjoyed recently at 35000ft. All part of Virgin’s sponsorship of the Sydney Film Festival, the tea party with a twist brought to life this unique onboard feature. Guests were greeted by The Queen of Hearts and the Mad Hatter then guided down a purple carpet by Virgin Atlantic crew toward a long dining table covered with giant tea cups full of colourful flowers, strewn tea cups, milk jugs and sauces, toy rabbits, glasses overflowing with lollies and high tea stands filled with yummy treats of macaroons, finger sandwiches, mini quiches, scones with jam and cream and mini cupcakes. While guests sipped on a glass of bubbly or a Twinings tea, British comedian Paul Warner presented a quirky comedy act. At the event’s conclusion there was a preview screening of cutting edge British film ‘My Brother the Devil’ introduced by the director, Sally El Hosaini. Virgin Atlantic’s on board bar is a feature of the Sydney Film Festival hub this year, found in The Lower Town Hall. Pictured above at the High Tea event earlier this week is Accor’s Gaynor Reid, The Queen of Hearts and Belinda Gurd and Roni Trieu, Virgin Atlantic.