London Artisan Patisserie Introduces the UK to S’mores

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Renowned Kensington Patisserie is proud to launch its brand new decadent treat – the S’more. Traditionally an American campfire favourite, the Anges de Sucre range of S’mores has a signature British flair and is made with premium ingredients including the finest Belgian chocolate and organic vanilla pods.

Each indulgent, hand-crafted S’more is lovingly made with own-recipe rye biscuits – taking inspiration from the iconic American Graham cracker – topped with homemade gourmet marshmallows and a thick, generous layer of smooth Belgian chocolate. The impeccable result of the different textures married with the tempting flavours is a delectable sweet snack to be loved by all ages.

Reshmi Bennett, Founder of Anges de Sucre says, “Anyone with a sweet tooth will adore a S’more. I’ve been a fan of the North American traditional treat since I was a child living in Canada, but the Anges de Sucre S’mores are a superior, grown-up version of the campsite treat. We make each element from scratch, where the rye biscuits are also infused with cinnamon and acacia honey and our marshmallows are utterly mouth-watering.”

As each separate ingredient is handmade by the boutique patisserie, Anges de Sucre has invented a number of variations on the classic S’more. There are three different taste bud tantilising flavours available:

Golden Graham – a fluffy vanilla bean pod mallow, sandwiched in between two cinnamon-sugar rye biscuits and finished off with Belgian chocolate and smooth sea-salted caramel.

Triple Chocolate – cocoa rye biscuits with a delicious chocolate marshmallow, dark chocolate ganache and a sumptuous layer of sea-salted caramel.

PB – A nod to the other side of the pond, the PB is the ultimate American dream with organic peanut butter and Belgian chocolate dripping from a vanilla pod marshmallow, held together by two cinnamon-sugar rye biscuits.

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Event Hire are finalists in the Hire Awards of Excellence

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Great news. Event Hire have, once again, become a finalist at the Hire Awards of Excellence, hosted by the Hire Association of Europe and the Event Hire Association.

Event Hire have entered the category for Event Hire Company of the Year.

Independently judged, the awards genuinely recognise excellence throughout the Hire Industry acknowledging the successes of the hirers and suppliers along with successful individuals who set the standard. Without doubt these Awards are the industry’s most sought after accolade.

The Awards ceremony will take place on 18th April at a new venue for2015, 8 Northumberland Avenue.

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Event Hire provided catering equipment for the opening night of Beautiful The Carole Kind Musical

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Event Hire London supplied catering and kitchen equipment and also set up a full oval “Starlight Bar” at Somerset House” on Tuesday evening where Zafferano provided catering for guests attending the official opening night of Beautiful The Carole King Musical which is now showing at the Aldwych Theatre, London.

Carole King, the chart-topping music legend, was an ordinary girl with an extraordinary talent.. She fought her way into the record industry as a teenager and sold her first hit, “Will You Love Me Tomorrow”, when she was just seventeen. By the time she was twenty she was writing number ones for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll, including the Drifters, the Shirelles, Aretha Franklin and the Monkees but her greatest challenge was to find her own voice and finally step into the spotlight.

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Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre Events Announced

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  • SIMON AMSTELL AND JIMMY CARR STAND-UP COMEDY AT REGENT’S PARK OPEN AIR THEATRE AS PART OF THE 2015 SUNDAY EVENTS PROGRAMME
  • COMEDY STORE PLAYERS RETURN TO CELEBRATE 25 YEARS OF PERFORMING AT REGENT’S PARK OPEN AIR THEATRE
  • LUNA CINEMA PRESENTS OUTDOOR SUMMER SCREENING OF SOME LIKE IT HOT AND 40TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING OF JAWS
  • PRIORITY BOOKING OPENS 26 FEBRUARY AT 11AM; PUBLIC BOOKING OPENS 5 MARCH AT 11AM

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre is delighted to welcome one night performances from Simon Amstell, Jimmy Carr and the Comedy Store Players as part of the 2015 Sunday Events programme.

Also at the venue, The Luna Cinema present outdoor screenings of Some Like it Hot and, celebrating its 40th anniversary, the Steven Spielberg classic, Jaws.

Following sold out residencies in New York and London, award-winning comedian Simon Amstell makes a welcomed return to Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre on 28 June as part of his fourth international stand up tour, To Be Free. With intense vulnerability and troubling honesty, Amstell explores freedom, joy, love, death, adventure, art, peace, sex, regret, success, eating, suffering, dreaming, healing, forgiving and other areas. Amstell (Grandma’s House, Never Mind the Buzzcocks) has won two British Comedy Awards, an RTS Award, a Broadcast Award, a Chortle Award and has been nominated for a BAFTA.  

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The Generation of Z: Apocalypse Comes to London‏

zombieAfter critically acclaimed runs in New Zealand and at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, The Generation of Z: Apocalypse is a high-velocity theatre experience being brought to a purpose-built venue in East London from 4th April.Described as “an adrenaline-churning assault of a show” by The Scotsman, this is immersive theatre unlike anything you have ever experienced before. Audiences are hurled into the maelstrom of a zombie apocalypse, where the unique story unfolds around them in real time. Through the electrifying 75 minute show the fate of our audience lies in their hands, where every choice they make can mean life or death for themselves… and for the rest of mankind.

The world of The Generation of Z: Apocalypse unfolds within a purpose-built, labyrinthian venue in Dept W on Mile End Road in Whitechapel. The former Wickhams department store is an iconic building in the heart of East London, with its basement spanning over 25,000 square feet. It is here that audiences must attempt to navigate their way through our apocalyptic wasteland.

Not for the faint hearted, The Generation of Z: Apocalypse throws you into your very own action movie, where there is no fourth wall and no interval.

Show Producers Beth Allen and Charlie McDermott say, “We can’t wait to unleash The Generation of Z: Apocalypse onto London audiences. We are creating theatre for a new generation, giving our audiences an experience and not just a performance. With film-quality production design, a heart-stopping narrative and opportunities for audiences to affect the story’s outcome, this show will be like nothing anyone has experienced before.”

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Imagine Children’s Festival

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The kids are in charge at the Southbank Centre once more this February as their two-week children’s festival returns. In 2015, expect a wide range of captivating theatre, dance, music, film and comedy plus readings from some of the UK’s favourite authors, with free and ticketed events for young people of all ages.

A panel of children from south London schools, the Festival Ideas Cloud, will be asking ‘What Would I Do as Prime Minister for the Day?’ at their very own Question Time, and have created a free magazine on the topic which will be available at festival events. The Young Orchestra for London will perform a free family concert conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, there’ll be special appearances from the likes of Russell Brand, Judith Kerr, Anthony Horowitz and Helen Skelton and another chance to stay the night in the Royal Festival Hall at The Big Sleepover (Feb 20).

Craft workshops and live drawing sessions will take place throughout the festival, but the real chance to get involved is during the Kids Takeover (half-term week – Feb 16-20) which will see children helping with site operations such as intercom announcements, selling programmes and assisting light technicians. Animal Parade Day (Feb 16) and Down the Rabbit Hole Day (Feb 20) are your chances to dig out your very fanciest fancy dress, budding buccaneers can attend Pirate School and visitors of every age can tear up the dancefloor at the free Big Fish Little Fish Family rave.

Check the Imagine Festival webpage for details of dates, prices and times.

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Hippodrome Granted Permission to Be London’s First Casino Wedding Venue

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The Hippodrome Casino in Leicester Square has been granted London’s only casino wedding licence.

And for the first year, the owner will give newlyweds a chance to win their wedding for free on the roulette tables after their ceremony.

The venue, which opened as a theatre in 1900 and re-launched three years ago as the UK’s largest casino after a £50m restoration, will host weddings for up to 150 in its cabaret and music room.

The Hippodrome was recently named European Casino Operator of The Year. Its restaurant, Heliot Steak House, was also named Steak Restaurant of the Year by Bookatable.

The stage where couples can now get married is sited above the original performance space where Charlie Chaplin first appeared on the theatre’s opening night, and has seen appearances by some of the world’s biggest stars including Judy Garland, Shirley Bassey, Michael Jackson, Tom Jones and Stevie Wonder.

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British Pie Week is heading our way

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Do you prefer breast or a thigh? It sounds like a line from a 1970s sitcom, but as we approach British Pie week, (2-8 March 2015) the team at the Great British Meat Company have developed some tasty Pie recipes using chicken thigh as a replacement to the more common breast filling. It helps keep costs low and the combination of white and dark meat found in the thigh, gives a more balanced flavour.

With new research showing that 75% of Brits enjoy a pie at least once a month, British Pie Week celebrates the humble pie in all it’s glory and continues to grow in popularity with pie-eaters.

CHICKEN THIGH BALTI PIE 

Originating at Midlands football grounds in the late-1990s, the balti pie is now synonymous with British Football culture and has become an adopted classic. That said, most people’s experience of a balti pie is generally ready-made shop bought, but that needed not be the case, as they’re much easier to make than you’d expect.

We’ve used chicken thighs rather than breast, as we think the mixture of white and dark meat on chicken thigh makes an ideal pie mixture, but if you prefer only breast meat use 500g diced chicken breast or 2 x chicken breast fillets instead.

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First Set of Hire Awards Finalists Announced

image (1)The first phase of this year’s judging is complete for the 2015 Hire Awards of Excellence.

Finalists for the EHA Company of the Year have been announced and Event Hire are once again in the running.

EHA Company of the Year – This category is open to hire and rental companies in the Event Equipment sectors which can best demonstrate how they have applied their resources to achieve commercial success.

Congratulations to all the other finalists!

The second batch of finalists will be announced near the end of the month.

The Hire Awards of Excellence takes place on 18th April 2015 at 8 Northumberland Avenue, London.

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BoomTown Fair Major Headliners Announced

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BoomTown Fair has released the first wave of headliners for Chapter Seven of the massively genre expansive festival. Taking place over 13th – 16th August in the Matterley Estate near Winchester BoomTown once again will house heavyweight names from reggae to ska punk; psy-trance to world music, putting underground genres in the spotlight at one of the most creatively and musically ambitious festivals on the circuit. With 22 Main Stages situated over eight very individual districts the music programming is as diverse as it would be within any large city, providing something for all tastes, ages and cultures!

The Town Centre, known for hosting some of the most raucous, party inducing acts this year will host: LA’s anarchic Celtic punk folksters Floggying Molly, bringing their internationally celebrated break-speed anthems to Winchester for a rare and exclusive UK festival performance. The return of the hedonistic gypsy punk of Gogol Bordello, headlining the festival in 2011 they totally blew the Town Centre apart with their rip-roaring, frantic show that whipped the crowd into a palpable frenzy, this year with a new album recently released and the BoomTown citizens more than quadrupled in numbers since the bands last visit to the town, one mega party is expected to kick off! Keeping the knees in the air and the skanking skills up to max is the American ska punk of Streetlight Manifesto. One of the most requested ska acts by BoomTown citizens over the years, Streetlight will be bringing their life affirming vibes and outstanding energy in a very overdue first visit to the fair!! Another returning to the Town Centre are ultra-slick Parisian outfit Caravan Palace. After storming the place with one of the most memorable shows, these premiers of electro-swing and gypsy-funk are guaranteed to host one almighty spectacle, worthy of their fierce reputation as an ultimate live act!

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