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WEWORK ANNOUNCES WEEK-LONG FESTIVAL TO CELEBRATE WORLD REFUGEE WEEK

WeWork to celebrate World Refugee Week through culinary experiences, workshops, and a pop-up shop, during a week-long festival held at WeWork Devonshire Square in London

WeWork, the global space and services provider that fosters collaboration, has today announced that its Devonshire Square space will host a week-long festival, starting 18th June, to celebrate World Refugee Week in the UK.

The festival follows on from WeWork’s Refugee Initiative, which aims to bring together companies and refugees in an effort to expand opportunities and build a brighter future for all.

Lincoln’s Inn to host Sir Cliff Richard & Lesley Garrett concert

On 15 July Sir Cliff Richard and soprano Lesley Garrett will perform at Lincoln’s Inn, London during a fundraising dinner for dementia charity Lost Chord.

Held in the venue’s historic Great Hall, the evening will commence with a champagne reception, followed by a fine-dining three-course dinner created by head chef David Bush and his team before the intimate performance takes place.

Hubbox opens first Welsh restaurant at SREF’s Mermaid Quay, as scheme’s transformation continues

Schroder UK Real Estate Fund (‘SREF’) has signed a deal to bring Hubbox to Mermaid Quay, the popular 150,000 sq ft mixed-use destination on the waterfront in Cardiff Bay, as the fund continues its multi-million pound strategic repositioning of the scheme.

Hubbox is a small, independent chain with seven outlets across South West England, this letting marks its first restaurant in Wales. The restaurant has taken a 3,000 sq ft unit, with 500 sq ft of outside seating, located next door to Cosy Club, which opens its doors  this month.  Everyman will open an 11,500 sq ft, 5-screen boutique cinema at Mermaid Quay later this year, its first in Wales.

NATURAL PRODUCTS REVITALISE CRANLEIGH SPA USERS

A new level of tranquillity is now available at Cranleigh Golf and Country Club spa with the launch of a new natural product range.

The Retreat has partnered with the Natural Spa Factory – a company which uses botanically-sourced ingredients derived from natural sources including herbs, plants and flowers – to not only bring a new range of products, but also new and unique treatments to Cranleigh.

Award winning Eckington Manor appoints new Head Chef

Award-winning Worcestershire hotel, Eckington Manor, has appointed Mehdi Amiri as the new Head Chef.

Mehdi will be bringing his wealth of experience and love of food to Eckington Manor from Swinton Park Hotel & Spa, replacing culinary couple Mark and Sue Stinchcombe.

Nestled in the heart of the gorgeous Worcestershire countryside, the restaurant offers a combination of British and European cuisine as well as dishes from further afield, creating diverse and imaginative menus that incorporate locally grown produce to give that field to fork dining experience.

Watneys, once Britain’s top-selling beer, is BACK and raising investment from the crowd

Watneys Beer Company is making a comeback by equity crowdfunding to re-launch more iconic British beers

Watneys, once the UK’s biggest selling beer, is back with a difference. The beer, originally brewed in London in 1837, was once synonymous with a cheeky tipple in pubs around the country, especially their (in)famous Watneys Red Barrel. Watneys is now back having reinvented the iconic brand for the tastes of the modern drinker and with a fresh approach to tackle the UK’s craft beer industry.

NEWBATTLE SCHOOL PROMOTES CHEFS OF THE FUTURE WITH APEX HOTELS

Newbattle High School cooked up a storm in the kitchen as they welcomed Apex Hotels’ Executive Head Chef for Education & Training into the classroom.

John Newton, Apex Hotels’ Executive Head Chef for Education & Training, visited the school as part of a wider reaching pre-apprenticeship programme from Edinburgh-headquartered Apex Hotels, which looks to unearth talented chefs of the future and provide them with a first taste of cooking as a career.

Charity Pub of the Year Awards open for entries

Competition endorsed by MPs returns for second year

The search is on for the UK’s Charity Pub of the Year, as the 2019 competition, organised by PubAid and the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group (APPBG) and sponsored by Matthew Clark, opens for entries.

The competition, now in its second year, seeks to recognise pubs who go the extra mile in their support of charities and good causes. While the sums of money raised are one element, judges are also looking for other involvement, such as hosting meetings for local groups, offering meals as raffle prizes or doing good works in the community, such as litter picking or helping elderly residents.

Dalmahoy unveils major refurbishment

Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club, a leading historic hotel built in 1725, has unlocked the doors to newly-modernised rooms after undergoing a £2m revamp, with help from Mary, Queen of Scots’ previously unseen keys.

 The £2m hotel refurbishment has helped shine a light on historic keys which played a part in Mary, Queen of Scots’ temporary prison break from Loch Leven Castle in 1568.  The keys belong to the 22nd Earl of Morton, who lives on the Dalmahoy estate, and today marks the first time the precious keys have been seen in public since the end of the 18th century.

THE GOOD LIFE EATERY CONFIRMED AS THE EXCLUSIVE HEALTHY EATING PARTNER FOR SOULCYCLE LONDON

SoulCycle is proud to announce that The Good Life Eatery, the London born health-focused dining concept inspired by the eateries of New York City and Los Angeles, will be serving quality food as the exclusive health food partner for the brands first London studio.

Co-founders Yasmine Larizadeh and Shirin Kouros created the business in 2013 with the common goal to normalise healthier eating-out options in the UK market. With locations across Notting Hill, St. John’s Wood, Belgravia, Marylebone and Chelsea, the partnership with SoulCycle will see The Good Life Eatery venture into Soho for the first time.