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The Brewery Summer Party and Menu Tasting

On 8th August, award-winning events venue The Brewery welcomed 140 new and existing clients and agencies to the venue for a showcase focused heavily on their new food and drink offering.

Hosted in the venue’s two summer marquees, the first course was served picnic style with all the elements of the dish being placed on the table for guests to help themselves.

The next two courses were presented in a more traditional service style and comprised dishes including Mackerel with BBQ potato, charred cucumber, apple sauce, chervil, green oil and leek ash as well as Iberico pork belly with pineapple ketchup, parsnip puree, smoked carrots, purple octopus and dill oil.

Once guests had finished dinner they were taken to The Grubstreet Author for dessert and the after-party. The Cutting Room hosted a Champagne and fruit caviar bar as well as a live dessert station which saw The Brewery’s chefs start with an empty table and built it up with sweet treats as guests ate from it.

The Sample Room provided the main bar location in which guests were able to select any cocktail that they wanted, which was then created by the venues expert mixologists.

In The Pasteur Room a dessert canapés bar was set up with chefs personally preparing dishes for guests. This was complimented with a punch bar in which large glass pineapples we’re generously filled with a selection of vibrant and flavoursome alcoholic punches.

Menu

Lamb toastie, parmesan and truffle

Enoki mushroom, carrot, pepper, pickled ginger, mooli

Ssamjang, spring onion, walnut, burnt cucumber

Seabass ceviche, squid ink cracker, mojito sphere, lotus root

Mackerel, BBQ potato, charred cucumber, apple sauce, chervil, green oil, leek ash

Sourdough, liquorice or chicken butter

Iberico pork belly, pineapple ketchup, parsnip puree, smoked carrots, purple octopus, dill oil

The Brewery appoints Blitz to bolster technology capabilities

The Brewery, the Grade II listed events venue on London’s Chiswell Street, has unveiled Blitz, a GES company, as their new in house AV partners. The technical event production specialists have been selected with a brief to enhance the venue’s audio-visual capabilities and manage the state-of-the-art technology infrastructure.

The new partnership, which will commence from 1 September 2018, will see Blitz utilise The Brewery’s advanced technology and digital infrastructure, to create showstopping AV experiences; from breath-taking projection mapping installations, to top of the range widescreen blending displays and flawless audio performances.

As well as audio-visual services, Blitz will assist clients with digital branding and digital signage opportunities helping event organisers increase exposure while maximising sponsorship revenues and increasing ROI. The partnership also brings a range of new services previously unavailable at the venue, including digital and interactive technology, registration and RFID tracking and live audience participation. This exciting new partnership recognises the changing event technology landscape and underlines The Brewery’s commitment to maintaining a cutting-edge digital offering that is fit for the future and creates engaging experiences.

James Varah, commercial director at The Brewery commented on the new appointment, “Design, production and technology are at the heart of what makes events at The Brewery such standout affairs. Clients are looking for bigger, more exciting productions as well as providers offering  an ‘end to end’ service, and we’re confident Blitz will do just that. We look forward to working with the team at Blitz to create incredible live event experiences for clients and their guests.”

Graham Pope, group commercial director at Blitz added, “Event audiences are more demanding than ever and organisers are under pressure to create bigger, better, more engaging events. Blitz totally understands and embraces the challenge – our reputation for innovation and unrivalled technical and creative expertise is what makes this partnership such a great fit. We are excited to be working with The Brewery – an iconic London venue, with a superb roster of clients and a shared ambition to deliver extraordinary events. We can’t wait to get started!”

The Brewery channels 60s Las Vegas with Golden Palms Lounge and Casino Christmas packages

This Christmas The Brewery, on London’s Chiswell Street, invites guests to experience the bright lights of swinging 60’s Las Vegas, as the Golden Palms Lounge and Casino comes to the capital.

The themed packages, for between 40 and 1,000 guests, will transport party goers back to the hay-day of sin city with a glamourous backdrop, dazzling entertainment and a mouth-watering menu to match. Celebrating the grand opening of The Golden Palms Lounge & Casino, guests can sip on cocktails and hit the buffet before retiring to the lounge for an evening of festive celebrations.

Christmas party packages at The Brewery start from £125 +VAT per person and include:

Exclusive room hire

‘Golden Palms’ venue design

Entertainers on arrival

45 min sparkling cocktail reception

3 course meal or buffet with coffee and petit fours

5½ hrs of unlimited house wine, beer and soft drinks

Live band and after-dinner DJ

Complimentary cloakroom

Simon Lockwood, creative director at The Brewery looks forward to opening the Golden Palms: “We pride ourselves on designing and creating a bespoke story for each festive celebration and we’re delighted to be bringing the electric atmosphere of Las Vegas to the capital this winter. We always aim to offer guests something they’ve never seen before, coupled with the consistently high level of service they’ve come to expect from The Brewery and can’t to welcome guests, as we now say, for one month only, Viva Las Vegas!”

For more Christmas package information visit: http://golden-palms.co.uk/

The Brewery and Speakers Corner rip up the rule book at Knowledge Guild

On Monday evening, The Brewery and Speakers Corner welcomed more than 200 event professionals and entrepreneurs to the summer 2018 Knowledge Guild showcase. The latest installment in the popular series delved into how social change is affecting politics, equality, the workplace, the environment, brand interaction and customer transactions.

Titled “Putting Meaning Into Life: How generations are ripping up the rule book”, the event was compered by Georgie Barrat, presenter of The Gadget Show, who was joined by an impressive line-up of speakers to discuss how millennials and generation Z are challenging us in new ways.

Professor Noreena Hertz explored the science and statistics behind these generational changes and educated the audience on Generation K (those born between 1994 and 2003). Shockingly, she commented that 60% of people over 40 trust big corporations to do the right thing, whereas only 6% of Generation K do. Noreena focused on what these young people value the most, from equality to climate change, and how employers can ensure that they create a motivating work environment for this generation.

Sam Conniff, an award-winning social entrepreneur, helped us understand why there are such dramatically changing outlooks amongst young people by introducing attendees to his new book, Be More Pirate. He highlighted that “change-making is trouble-making”, encouraging future generations to challenge conventions and look to the examples set by  every single statue in Parliament Square, who were all notable rule breakers.

Last to take to the stage was Johnny Cupcakes who explained how to capture the imagination of future generations and create meaningful connections with consumers. He told the audience about the story behind his ground-breaking t-shirt brand and how future minds need to use creative thinking to invent brand experiences that last. Ultimately, he inspired delegates to “do more of what makes you happy”.

At the end of all Knowledge Guild events, guests and speakers shared stories during a Q&A session. Before and after the panel session, attendees networked in The Brewery’s outdoor summer oasis, complete with two luxury marquees. Guests also enjoyed a drinks reception and a bowl food menu, designed by The Brewery especially for the event. Dishes included tuna tacos with smoked salt guacamole, tequila atomiser and lotus crisp and Cornish crab doughnuts with lemon aioli.

The Knowledge Guild is a partnership between The Brewery and Speakers Corner, offering a mixture of world-class speakers and exceptional individuals discussing pertinent topics in a panel discussion.

The Brewery Opens New Venue – The Grubstreet Author

A new events venue is coming to London, The Grubstreet Author on Milton Street in the heart of Moorgate, is a collection of three luxuriously designed spaces, operated by the team behind The Brewery.

Occupying a previously forgotten and derelict part of the original Whitbread Brewery, the venue will fulfil the need for smaller numbers and intimate events in the City. Comprising three striking rooms, each with their own history and story to tell, The Grubstreet Author is the modern events venue to spark imagination for up to 70 guests, and perfectly suited for meetings, private dinners or product launches.

With a private entrance on Milton Street, previously known as Grub Street, the venue takes its name from the bohemian area best known for publishing houses, poets and ‘hack writers’ during the 18th Century. The venue has been given new purpose with a contemporary design approach, featuring:

– The Cutting Room; a fully functioning cinema auditorium for 48 people. Restored to its former glory and enhanced with the latest AV, signature lighting and tiered red velvet cinema seating creates a quirky and elegant setting.

– The Sample Room; the former beer sampling area of the original brewery is a contemporary reception area for up to 70 to get the creative juices flowing. A metallic bar with glowing neon quill, bold herringbone floor and luxurious furnishings will become a feature for cocktail receptions and networking.

– The Pasteur Room; named after the original room in The Brewery for beer fermenting, the stunning tiled roof and commanding burnt iron chandelier is designed for private dining for up to 70. The Pasteur Room can be used in conjunction with The Sample Room to create a separate reception space to host larger standing events.

Simon Lockwood, creative director at The Brewery commented, “We are always looking for ways to develop our offering and with the launch of The Grubstreet Author, we are adding a whole new dimension to what we can provide to event organisers and guests. We’ve seen strong demand for more intimate events with a higher personalisation and exclusivity and have endeavoured to give clients the opportunity to combine luxurious dinning and furnishings with the functionality for corporate presentations. This is a new era for the whole team and we can’t wait for our clients to see the new space and be part of the exciting future for The Brewery and its venues.”

No matter the event, if it’s a high-profile presentation, awards dinner, conference, Christmas party or wedding receptions, The Grubstreet Author is an inspiring and luxurious venue to cater for a variety of occasions.

For more information and to book, please contact the team on 020 745 678, email info@grubstreet.co.uk or visit: grubstreetauthor.co.uk

World Cup 2018 Screenings

It’s World Cup year and we are already getting our hopes up for an England win, this is the year, we can feel it! If you want to get your team together and cheer England on (or any other country that you may support) you can hire The Brewery for a private World Cup screening. We have a selection of spaces available for hire that can host parties from 30 – 700 guests, the packages are all inclusive and you can see what is included below. If you would like more information or would like to check availability then please get in touch here.

The Knowledge Guild: Game-Changers: People, Ideas & Inventions That Disrupted The World

The first Knowledge Guild conference of the year saw us welcome a group of inspiring individuals who threw out the rule book and changed the game for the better.

The fascinating speakers included Lord Sebastian Coe, President of the IAAF, Olympic Champion & Chairman of London 2012; Marc Koska, inventor of the K1 Auto-Disable Syringe responsible for saving countless lives; Lorraine Heggessey, CEO of The Royal Foundation & first female Controller of BBC One; and Ade Adepitan, TV presenter & Team GB Wheelchair Basketball player. You can watch the highlights video here to see what they said.

The Brewery, on London’s Chiswell Street, has announced Milena Gorska as wedding and private event planner.

Milena joins from, One Aldwych, London, where she was groups & events executive and responsible for executing bespoke weddings and social events. Having also previously worked in event management roles at Intercontinental, London Westminster, Milena brings a wealth of creativity and flair for special occasions to her new role at The Brewery.

Working alongside senior members of The Brewery’s team, Milena will manage and oversee the delivery of all weddings and private events held at the venue, from new enquiries and conversions to supporting throughout the event planning process. Milena will also be responsible for the development of The Brewery’s dedicated wedding brand ‘Proposal’, working alongside the creative director on all marketing activity and continuing to establish the venue as market leaders in tailored service.

James Varah, commercial director at The Brewery commented; “This year has been one of growth for the whole team at The Brewery and Milena will no doubt make a fantastic addition to an already strong group. Milena’s experience and passion will bring a new approach to the delivery and strategic direction of weddings and private events and we are excited for couples to experience a Brewery inspired wedding.”

Milena Gorska, wedding and private events planner at The Brewery added; “I’m really excited to be starting a new journey at The Brewery. The quality of service and the dedication of the team made it an obvious choice for me. I’m looking forward to working with the venues impressive roster of suppliers to deliver incredible experiences for our couples and guests.

The Brewery and Speakers Corner get disruptive for Knowledge Guild – Game-Changers: People, Ideas & Inventions that disrupted the world

Last night (Monday 26th February), The Brewery and Speakers Corner welcomed event professionals and budding disruptors to the first Knowledge Guild showcase event of 2018. The latest installment in the highly anticipated series celebrated the people, ideas & inventions which changed the world.

Compered by former Sky News anchor and current BBC World presenter Samantha Simmonds, the thought-provoking evening explored the movers and shakers from the worlds of sport, health and culture as well as the visionary leaders who’ve thrown out the rule book and found another way to play the game.

The evening consisted of a panel session with double Olympic champion, former MP and chairman of the London 2012 Olympics Lord Sebastian Coe as well as much-loved television presenter and former Team GB wheelchair basketball player Ade Adepitan, creator of the K1 auto-disable AIDS treatment and co-founder of Star Syringe Marc Koska and the first female controller of BBC One, Lorraine Heggessey.

The 180-strong audience were treated to personal accounts from those who have influenced, shaped and fundamentally changed the society we live in today. The evening highlighted the importance of pushing boundaries, using new approaches and facing challenges head on. From Lord Coe’s accounts of running one of the world’s most logistically complex planning processes, the Olympics, to Ade Adepitan’s personal journey of overcoming his disability to become an elite athlete and Marc Koska’s persistence in the face of enormous bureaucratic red tape to save over 14 million lives.

At the end of all the Knowledge Guild events, guests and speakers share stories during a Q&A session, before delving into the post event reception and networking opportunity. Guests also enjoyed a drinks reception and a bowl food menu, designed by The Brewery especially for the event. Dishes included beetroot gnocchi, miniature fish and chips, chicken tikka curry and winter spiced cheesecake.

The Knowledge Guild is a partnership between The Brewery and Speakers Corner, offering a mixture of world-class speakers and exceptional individuals discussing pertinent topics in a panel discussion.

The Knowledge Guild – Oct 2017 – What’s The Big Idea – Highlights

The latest installment of The Knowledge Guild, organised by The Brewery in tandem with Speakers Corner, saw us asking What’s The Big Idea by focusing on marketing and branding insights.

The evening presented by Jeremy Vine saw keynotes from Jo Malone from Jo Loves and Dan Germain from Innocent.

You can view the highlights here which also features a panel discussion with Holly Tucker from notonthehighstreet.com, Kate Anketill from GDR Creative and Rafe Offer who founded Sofar Sounds.