Last night (18 June), The Brewery hosted a special celebration for London Technology Week 2015.
As official venue partners for the week-long technology festival, The Brewery welcomed 110 event organisers, industry contributors and tech specialists to celebrate the hugely successful event, London Technology Week.
Held in the outdoor courtyard marquee, a semi-permanent venue space erected for the summer months, guests were welcomed with Pimm’s cocktails to enjoy the late evening sun. There was also time for networking and a spot of simulation tennis, courtesy of Pavegan Systems’ – the innovative game generates renewable energy.
After being ushered inside to the Queen Charlotte Room there were welcome toasts from Adrian Newton of UBM and Tracy Halliwell, Director of Business Tourism and Major Events at London & Partners.
Canapés included triple fried chips with charred fillet of beef, and béarnaise sauce; crispy chicken skin, rosemary scented mascarpone and pancetta sauce were served. Bowl foods included tempura cod, skin on crispy chips, crushed peas, tartar sauce and malt vinegar gel; chickpeas, fig, mint and cinnamon yoghurt, pomegranate and spinach salad with tamarind sauce.
Throughout the evening guests were encouraged to get technical; activities included a gamified Twitter Wall from The Brewery’s event tech partner Lumi Insight, Mash Machine allowed attendees to generate their own music, while Zappar showcased their app, which transformed everyday images into augmented reality.
Faye Loader, Head of Business Development at The Brewery said: “It has been great to support London Technology Week this year. Having so many influential and creative people in one place was a great opportunity to showcase everything The Brewery has to offer, especially after what has been a hugely successful and busy week of events. Innovative thinking is an asset to London, and something The Brewery thrives on. It is this way of thinking that has taken the capital to where it is today, arguably the most advanced global tech hub.”
London Technology Week comes before The Brewery hosts the next instalment of The Knowledge Guild on Wednesday 8 July, An Insight into Tech, Trust and Transformation.
Here is a brief glimpse behind the scenes at last nights AIM Awards, where both Twin Atlantic and Daughter performed live in The Porter Tun. We love hosting this event as AIM supports the independent music industry and it is always a special night. Photos courtesy of AIM
Working in conjunction with Made Up we recently held the ICE Gaming afterparty for Playtech Software Ltd. Over 1,000 high profile guests attended this event which is a highlight of the gaming calendar and featured a set from acclaimed DJ Robin Schulz. We consulted with Playtech to create a bespoke food and cocktail menu which was served from a custom built bar and food stalls. Production across the venue, provided by Made Up, featured custom lighting with laser provision and operation, a stage set design with bespoke video content, an aerial performer truss and VIP areas.
Click below to see what went on behind the scenes.
Being called The Brewery it would not be right for us to take part in a dry January detox and as such we were delighted to host the huge annual tasting for Bibendum this year entitled Just Add Bibendum.
The event brought over 2,000 wine lovers and some of the world’s best wines into The Brewery. As stated on their blog “The Bibendum Times” Bibendum use this event to showcase their portfolio in a fun and engaging environment and if you look at the pictures below you will see they did a fantastic job in achieving this.
This event further demonstrated how flexible the spaces at The Brewery are and the ability to link the rooms together makes us perfect for large scale product shows and exhibitions such as this one.
The City is set for a luxury pop up hospitality club this summer; The Retreat.
In situ from 27th July to 12th August 2012, The Retreat has been designed to give the benefits associated with an upscale members club; a place to network, entertain, celebrate and close deals with the London 2012 Olympic Games as its backdrop.
Comprising of six distinct hospitality areas, The Retreat will offer spaces for every taste and mood including a beautifully manicured park with a signature Champagne bar. Celebrating the Best in British, the hospitality spaces will include: The Country Club with a nod to outdoor pursuits – The Club with a number of live acts and DJ’s – playing into the night, a purpose built cinema screening British classics along with the Games and The Backstage area offering members the chance to pamper and rejuvenate.
With convenience high on the agenda for its members, The Retreat will offer unlimited selected food, drink, entertainment and interactive pursuits included in its membership fee. The Retreat is a short journey from the Olympic Park and amongst a plethora of immediate transport options. Full unrestricted wireless internet gives members the chance to keep abreast of work or to kick back and keep up to pace with the goings on at the London 2012 Olympic Games. State of the art screens throughout the hospitality spaces will provide members with the optimum viewing experience.
Membership to The Retreat for 17 days is £2500 + VAT
Thomas Gore has been appointed Executive Chef at London venue The Brewery.
The new Executive Chef’s culinary experience includes roles at a number of event caterers, most recently as Executive Chef at The Recipe having moved to The Recipe after holding an Executive Chef role at Dish. His previous experience also consists of Taste Catering, Digby Trout as well as a period of employment in Sydney.
Gore will bring his wealth of knowledge and gastronomic skills to the award winning catering team at the venue, while being responsible for overseeing a team of ten chefs. His role includes designing menus, and creating dishes for a range of prestigious events, from breakfast boardroom meetings of 40 people, high profile conferences for up to 1000 delegates to celebrity studded three course awards dinners for 600 guests.
Thomas Gore, Executive Chef at The Brewery, commented: “I am really looking forward to widening my skills by working at The Brewery and passing on my experience to the rest of the catering team. The venue already possesses a respected reputation for catering within the events industry, which many venues with in-house caterers fail to achieve. I aim to strengthen this reputation further, winning more awards, staying up to date with food trends, and creating a distinctive offering suitable for the wide range of high profile events The Brewery hosts.”
Maria Duddin, Managing Director, The Brewery added: “Thomas is bringing to The Brewery a wealth of knowledge, creativity and experience. I am really looking forward to seeing the impact of these skills on our award winning catering, taking it to the next level of gastronomy.”
On Friday 18th November, a selection of The Brewery’s finest set sail for the Eventia Awards at The Hilton Park Lane in search of the coveted Eventia Event Team of The Year Award. Our entry had made it through the stringent judging process to be one of the 4 nominees on the evening.
The competition was extremely tough with the other nominees in the category being Lords, The Natural History Museum and The Saatchi Gallery. However we prevailed by being able to demonstrate the number of events our team have organised and managed over the last year and how the team has performed in making all of these events successful.
We have been very lucky in the last year to have hosted some amazing events; the three highlighted in this entry were the Football League Awards, Carsonified FOWD and Bibendum EC1 which were all amazing events but very different showing the flexibility of the team to manage a variety of events to an extremely high standard.
We are very proud to have been recognised for all the hard work that we have put into all the events hosted here in the last year and can’t wait to continue this awards winning ethos.