Chatsworth announces largest exhibition to date: ‘House Style: Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth’

25 March to 22 October 2017

Next spring, Chatsworth will present its most ambitious exhibition to date, exploring the history of fashion and adornment: House Style: Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth. 

The exhibition will bring to life the captivating individuals from the Cavendish family, including Bess of Hardwick, one of the most powerful women of the 16th century; the 18th century “Empress of Fashion” Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire; and Adele Astaire, the sister and dance partner of Fred Astaire. Deborah Devonshire and Nancy Mitford, two of the Mitford sisters; model Stella Tennant and John F Kennedy’s sister ‘Kick’ Kennedy will also be central to the show. Telling the rich history of both international style and the Devonshire Collection, the exhibition will demonstrate the power of fashion to illuminate these extraordinary characters.

Deborah Devonshire & Stella Tennant, Chatsworth, 2006. Credit: © Mario Testino

Deborah Devonshire & Stella Tennant, Chatsworth, 2006. Credit: © Mario Testino

House Style will give unprecedented insight into the depth of the Devonshire Collection and the lives of renowned style icons from Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire to Stella Tennant. The exhibition will be woven throughout the grand rooms of the house including the Painted Hall; the Chapel and the State Music Room. Layering art history, fashion, jewellery, archival material, design and textiles, the exhibition will be organised by theme, including Coronation Dress; The Devonshire House Ball; Bess of Hardwick and the Tudor influence; The Georgiana Effect; Ducal Style; Country Living; The Circle of Life; and Entertaining at Chatsworth.

Sally Ambrose, Chatsworth’s Head of Visitor Services and Marketing, said: “House Style is a landmark exhibition for Chatsworth that has been years in the making. Fashion is interwoven into the fabric of the Cavendish family history, and the house itself has been at the centre of international style for decades. This exhibition will give visitors the opportunity to see the story of Chatsworth, through the styles and fashions of the people who have lived and stayed here. House Style will stay true to the history and tradition of Chatsworth, whilst also including modern day concepts and designers, appealing to style aficionados, casual observers and those with an interest in heritage and culture alike.”

Highlights of the exhibition will include personal family collections, including items belonging to the current Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, such as a Givenchy bolero worn on the Duchess’ wedding day. These pieces will be displayed alongside livery, uniforms, coronation robes and fancy-dress costumes, demonstrating the varying breadth of fashion and adornment from the Collection throughout the generations. The show will also include exceptional couture designed by Jean Phillipe Worth and Christian Dior, together with influential contemporary garments from designers such as Gucci, Helmut Lang, Margiela, Vivienne Westwood, Erdem, Alexander McQueen, Christopher Kane and Vetements.

Mistress of the Robes Coronation Gown, Painted Hall, Chatsworth, 2016.  Photo by Thomas Loof, © Chatsworth

Mistress of the Robes Coronation Gown, Painted Hall, Chatsworth, 2016. 
Photo by Thomas Loof, © Chatsworth

Important artworks will also be on display, including rare costume designs from the 1660s by Inigo Jones, Surveyor to the King’s Works and one of the most notable architects of 17th century England. Contemporary artist TJ Wilcox will be showing his intimate filmed portrait of Adele Astaire, which contains the only surviving film of the star, found at Chatsworth in 2015.


Hamish Bowles, International Editor-at-Large at American Vogue, will curate this landmark show with creative direction and design by Patrick Kinmonth and Antonio Monfreda, the duo behind some of the most memorable fashion exhibitions of recent years.

Hamish Bowles commented: “To be let loose in the wardrobe rooms, the gold vaults, the muniment room, and the closets, cupboards, and attics of Chatsworth, in search of sartorial treasures has been a dream come true for me. Chatsworth is a real treasure house and the characters of generations of Cavendish family members who have peopled its rooms and gardens and landscapes is revealed as vividly through their choice of clothing and adornments, as through the canvases and lenses of the great artists and photographers who have memorialised them through the centuries. In House Style, we hope to bring these compelling and fascinating people and the very different worlds they inhabited to life, through the clothes and the jewels that they wore.”

Alessandro Michele, Creative Director at Gucci, commented: “Chatsworth is unlike anywhere else in the world. A place full of charm, history and rituals. It is a piece of England, of Europe and the contemporary world, all at the same time. You can see history everywhere, yet everything is alive. This exhibition proves how much historical objects are an incredible source of inspiration for creating the present. Thus far the house has been speaking, now House Style gives a voice to the wardrobes of its inhabitants and guests.”

Patrick Kinmonth commented: “The patina of Chatsworth House itself is one of the greatest treasures of the collections, and looking at the surfaces and materials of clothes worn over hundreds of years in these very rooms proves to be a novel way to rediscover both the house and the wonderful things in it. Clothes and personal objects (especially jewels), in turn bring ghosts and visions of remarkable characters to the surface of the place, and we hope to conjure the presence of these remarkable men and women who have animated, loved and created this unique ensemble of great art, furniture and personal style in its many layers.”

To coincide with the exhibition, Rizzoli will publish House Style: Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth, with a foreword by the Duke of Devonshire; an introduction by the Countess of Burlington; edited by Hamish Bowles; and essays and texts by Hamish Bowles, Kimberley Chrisman-Campbell, Charlotte Mosley, Sarah Mower, Diana Scarisbrick, and Lady Sophia Topley. This book will be a 200-page survey of fashion at Chatsworth featuring photographs by Mario Testino, Cecil Beaton, Bruce Weber, Steven Meisel, Tim Walker, Ellen von Unwerth, and many previously unseen pictures from the Devonshire personal photograph albums.

The exhibition runs from 25 March to 22 October 2017, and is included in the price of entry to Chatsworth House. For full details of ticket types and to book, please visit: www.chatsworth.org/book-tickets-and-prices

House Style: Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth has been made possible with the support of principal sponsor Gucci, together with C W Sellors Fine Jewellery, Investec, Sotheby’s and Wedgwood.

NEW COCKTAIL BAR SHAKES UP NOTTINGHAM

A brand new bar in Nottingham is set to mix it up with one of the biggest cocktail menus the city has seen, serving over 150 different concoctions.

Photo Left to right is: Rhys Oldfield, Steve Locke and Leigh Miller. 

Photo Left to right is: Rhys Oldfield, Steve Locke and Leigh Miller. 

Be At One opened their doors on Victoria Street in September after work has been carried out to totally transform the venue, which used to be the Nirvana bar.

The cocktail institution has over 30 sites across the UK and this is the first in the East Midlands, creating 16 new jobs in the city.

Be At One prides itself on having fantastic bar staff, offering exceptional service and showmanship. The new Nottingham team will undergo an extensive training programme to ensure they give guests the best possible experience while preparing their drinks.

It has one of the industry’s largest cocktail lists serving everything from blended specialties like the Popster, topped with sweet and salty popcorn, and re imagined classics such as the Gin Re-Fashioned.

There are even healthier options in the virtuous range, which contain less alcohol and sugar. Beetroot juice, manuka honey and carrot juice are among the ingredients used to create cocktails like the Beetroot Retox, Bee’s Knees and Flame-Haired Vixen.

Co-founder and director Steve Locke said: "I'm really looking forward to opening the bar – it's going to be absolutely phenomenal. Nottingham is a great city and the Hockley area in particular is really buzzing, although there's nothing like Be At One there at the moment.

“We take our drinks seriously and are consistently refining our menu and testing the drinks to keep improving them. We also pride ourselves on offering great customer service.

“Our new bartenders are all local talent and they undergo nine weeks of training which costs £5,000 each. This training means that all our guests will be acknowledged within five seconds of reaching the bar. To my knowledge no-one else invests so much in training their bartenders.”

Guests at Be At One can also use its award-winning smartphone app, with a personalised ‘Appi Hour’ and a random daily £5 cocktail available through the ‘Be Appventurous’ feature. They can also make use of the private cocktail masterclasses, learning how to mix Be At One cocktails through games and races.

Be At One opened its doors in Nottingham on Friday 16th September and for more information visit www.beatone.co.uk/cocktail-bar/nottingham.

All About Tourism continue to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

All About Tourism have continued to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support with their latest event being a great success at Nottingham Castle. The Great Food and Drink Festival saw over 10,000 people attend the event, meaning that over £5,000 has been raised for Macmillan Cancer Support.

50p of each ticket for every Great Food and Drink Festival over the course of the year will be donated to the wonderful charity. With 2 more Great Food and Drink Festivals to go this calendar year, All About Tourism are very well on target to hitting £20,000 to be raised before the year is out.

Rachel Herrick Area Fundraising Manager in the East Midlands says “We are absolutely delighted that the company have decided to support Macmillan in this way. Today there are 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK. By 2030 it will be 4 million and in five years nearly half of the UK population will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.

We want to make sure everyone gets the support they need. That’s why Macmillan is leading the way in transforming cancer care by piloting new services and developing existing ones. But in order to do this we need the support of companies like All About Tourism to help raise the vital funds to support our work.”

Between £15,000 and £20,000 could pay for a fully-kitted Macmillan Information Space, including build costs, IT equipment, furniture and décor. The Space is a partitioned and furnished area within a larger area where information and support can be given to people affected by cancer.

£13,963 could pay for a Macmillan social worker or family support worker for six months. They work with community and social services agencies to help people manage the social and practical problems of living with cancer.

Macmillan is a charity which is close to the workers at All About Tourism, so any money that can be raised for the charity is seen as a success. If you want to find out more about All About Tourism by going to www.allabouttourism.co.uk and to find out all you need to know about Macmillan and start fundraising yourself visit www.macmillan.org.uk

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Derby Companies Unite at the Launch of The Derby Business Expo.

Companies throughout Derbyshire came together at the launch of The Derby Business Expo at The Roundhouse. The historic venue will play host to this momentous event on Friday 30th October, which is set to be one of the most prestigious events in the Derby business calendar. The leading objective of the event is to create inward investment and business growth throughout the city and county.

Amongst the companies who attended were sponsors, East Midlands Trains, East Midlands Chamber of Commerce and Derby Connected.

Donna Adams, Business Development Manager for East Midlands Trains, stated: "We are proud to play an important role in supporting local businesses and the economy, providing convenient and punctual services from Derby to London and other important towns and cities across the country. Supporting the Derby Business Expo is part of that ongoing commitment to encourage growth and investment along our route and we are delighted to be part of this excellent project."

Along with the sponsors, a host of exhibitors and supporters were also present at the press day; Harper HR, Air-IT, Gravity Digital Ltd, Talk Staff Recruitment, Russell Scanlan, Three Hundred & Sixty Degrees, Jury’s Inn, Status Social, Marketing Derby, Clean Slate, Flint Bishop, and Swindell & Pearson.

The press day gave an opportunity for all attendees to do some networking with fellow exhibitors and to get a feel for the stunning venue.

The main event, taking place at the end of the month, will be a great place for delegates to come along and network. With an array of fantastic guest speakers, including Former F1 Mechanic Marc Priestley and Huub Managing Director Dean Jackson and workshops taking place by industry leaders, there will be plenty of opportunities to gather new knowledge.

Come down to The Roundhouse on the 30th October and help celebrate Derby as a great city to do business and make contacts whilst you’re there. All you have to do to is register for your free delegate ticket, more info can be found at www.businessexhibition.co.uk/derbybusinessexpo

Free delegate tickets can be found here - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-derby-business-expo-tickets-16953607697

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‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles’ Fuel the First Ever Derby Business Expo.

Derbyshire’s first ever Business Exhibition will be taking place at The Roundhouse on the 30th October later this year. Fully supported by Derby City Council and Marketing Derby, The Derby Business Expo is set to showcase the county as a great place to do business, create inward investment and to continue to build on business relationships within Derby.

‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles’ is the overall theme of the Derby Business Expo. Rolls-Royce and Bombardier are among the highly reputable companies attending the exhibition, along with providing informative and expressive speeches about their respective sectors. Marc Priestley, former mechanic of Formula One team McLaren Racing, will also be providing a speech on his previous insights from the face paced motorsport environment. Dean Jackson, managing director of Derby based Huub, Claire Brumby, founder of Scrubby’s crisps and Susan Hallam of Hallam Internet will be among the other high profiled speakers at this event.

Inside The Roundhouse, Derby.

Inside The Roundhouse, Derby.

Councillor Martin Rawson, Cabinet Member for Communities and City Centre Regeneration, said: “We’re pleased to be supporting the Derby Business Expo which will be an inspiring event for the city’s business community. The expo is all about local companies and organisations, so it’s the perfect opportunity to network and realise the business potential we have in Derby and the local area.”

Harper HR, Swindell and Pearson, Flint Bishop and The Bowmer and Kirkland Group are just some of the fantastic companies that will be exhibiting at this prestigious event at The Roundhouse. Along with speakers and exhibitors, there will also be a host of workshops taking place over the course of the day, with these being conducted by industry leaders, such as Air-IT, Talk Staff and Status Social.

If you want to find out more information on The Derby Business Expo or to get tickets as a delegate, you can go to www.businessexhibition.co.uk/derbybusinessexpo or call the office on 0115 9472 768 if you are interested in exhibiting at the exhibition.

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It’s ‘All About’ Birthday Celebrations for Local Events and Marketing Company.

All About Tourism are set to celebrate the last five years in style with a big birthday bash at their office on July 24th. What a five years it has been too!

Starting off in 2010, the company has taken huge leaps and bounds to now being one of the leading events and marketing companies throughout Nottinghamshire. 2015 has already been an amazing year after being announced as one of 10 companies inducted into the Creative Class of 2015 for Nottingham by Nottingham Means Business, The Creative Quarter and Nottingham City Council.

After putting on a number events this year that consist of Business Exhibitions, The Great Notts Show, The Great Food and Drink Festivals and more, the company intends to put on even more events in 2016 and expanding into Leicester, Lincoln, Derby and beyond. And you can’t talk about All About Tourism without mentioning their fantastic charity cookbook project which launched in 2014 and is set to become even bigger and better with the next edition not only an online publication, but a hard copy which will be sold in over 700 stores of a High Street Retailer.

Since 2013, All About Tourism, have already more than doubled their number of staff and have plans to extend this further over the coming months, showing that the company is going from strength to strength all the time.

So if you would like to come along to this celebration of five years, with a complimentary bar, food, live music and entertainment, then please get in contact with Andy on andy@allabouttourism.co.uk Invitations will need to be sent out as it is an invite only event, so make sure you send back your RSVP’s.   

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George's Fish and Chip Kitchen win 'Best New Venue' at Nottingham Post's Food and Drink Awards

The cream of Notts food and drink scene were acknowledged at a black-tie ceremony last night, held at the East Midlands Conference Centre, hosted by Master Chef’s very own Greg Wallace.

More than 400 guests from restaurants, bars, cafes and pubs, plus sponsors, gathered for the event in anticipation of a fantastic night which certainly did not disappoint!

The Nottingham Post hosted the awards for the first time, in partnership with Fraser Brown Solicitors.

Finalists within the Best New Venue category were Annie’s Burger Shack, The Ruddington Arms and George’s Fish & Chip Kitchen, with George’s Fish & Chip Kitchen being named as the winner!

Managing Director, Andrew Constantinou, said “The award pays testament to all the hard work that everyone has put into to making our restaurant what it has become  in the short time we have been open. It is something that everyone who has been involved should be extremely proud of”

George’s Fish & Chip Kitchen is located on Queen Street in the stunning grade two listed building that was formerly home to the post office!

Visit www.georgesfishandchipkitchen.co.uk to have a look at the menu and to book a table. 

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All About Tourism are Proud to be Sponsoring ‘Best International’ at Nottinghamshire Food and Drink Awards

On Thursday 25th June at The East Midlands Conference Centre, The Nottingham Post’s Food and Drink Awards will be taking place. With over 1,400 nominations over the 10 available categories it is set to be a fantastic celebration of Food and Drink throughout Nottinghamshire.

The categories consist of; Best Restaurant, Best Pub, Best Cafe, Best New Venue, Best Drinks Venue, Best Casual Dining, Best out of Town, Best Asian Experience, Best International and Outstanding Service.

All About Tourism, who put on multiple food and drink festivals throughout each year such as The Great Notts Show and The Great Food and Drink Festivals, are delighted to announce they will be sponsoring the category of ‘Best International’. The category has been narrowed down to just three nominees, with the winner being announced by Gregg Wallace, co-presenter of Master Chef, at The East Midlands Conference Centre this coming Thursday, 25th June.

Andy Whyles, Project Director of All About Tourism commented “We are delighted to be sponsoring ‘Best International’ at the Nottinghamshire Food and Drink Awards. Working in the tourism industry and particularly the food and drink sector, it is great to see these establishments doing so well. We wish each of the three finalists and all the other finalists the best of luck in Thursday."

The final three nominees are:

Iberico World Tapas, of High Pavement, who “bring together the rustic simplicity of Spanish tapas together with the refined ingredients of world cooking.”

Reno’s, of Alfreton Road, who started out in the late 60’s and have continued to succeed after it “became clear that the public of Nottingham wanted Italian food as at the time there was no provision for the average person to eat Italian.”

And last, but not least, Yamas of Thurland Street, who “offer a delicious Mediterranean Tapas and Meze dining in rich, warm, cosy surroundings.”

But, of course, there can only be one winner. Keep your eyes peeled over the next few days to see which of these great restaurants will be the proud and deserving precipitant of this prestigious award.  

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#CC2015 KICKS OFF WITH LIFE-SAVING DEVICES, VIDEOGAMES AND ROBOTS!

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#CC2015 KICKS OFF WITH LIFE-SAVING DEVICES, VIDEOGAMES AND ROBOTS!

Pioneering technology capable of diagnosing cancer in minutes, a do-it-yourself robot, and the world's first videogame arcade. These were just some of the amazing products and services announced at the Nottingham Creative Class 2015. 

Pictured: Nottingham's Creative Class of 2015

Pictured: Nottingham's Creative Class of 2015

The Creative Class 2015 line up - or #CC2015 - was announced at the Nottingham contemporary. Ten business were identified as having huge growth potential.

The ten firms were: All About Tourism, Appinstitue, Azotic Technologies, GameCity, Hallam Internet, Impression, MeArm Robotics, Reach Separations, Spinning Clock and Tumour Trace.

Five of these remarkable firms are based in the Creative Quarter, showing how the area is a hub for creative and ingenious talent.

They presented their business before an enthusiastic audience of Nottingham Means Business members and guests eager to hear about what inspired them, how they've grown and the secrets of their success.

Tony Reid, director of BioCity Nottingham and Creative Quarter board member, said: "It's great to see such wide variety of businesses in the #CC2015."

"I would like to congratulate them all on this achievement."

Mr Reid praised businesses such as BioCity's Azotic Technologies and Impression Digital and range of entrepreneurial talent across this city's many districts, including the Creative Quarter.

The Creative Class 2015 was co-supported by Nottingham's Creative Quarter and Nottingham Means Business (NMB), and is being sponsored by PwC.

Simon Gray, chief executive of NMB, said: "We've been incredibly impressed with the innovation and passion of all the ten businesses which make up the Creative Class of 2015.

"They are all making an impact locally, across the country, and in some cases, across the world."

"Nottingham is by far one of the best places to do business in the UK, and these ten companies are a shining example of what's possible with the talent we possess here."

Launched in 2011, this is the fourth event of its kind in the city. It started off with nine creative companies heralded as pioneers for their dynamism and diversity.

In all, there have been 37 creative class members - including this year's line-up.

"The Creative Class of 2015 is supporting innovation in the city, which is fantastic," said Paul Norbury, senior office partner at PwC.

"Nottingham has some enormous brand-defying companies but it is important for us not to forget up and coming businesses.

"Because of this, we are proud to support innovations and creation in the city and the Creative Class event."

The ten companies that make up #CC2015 were both proud and humbled to part of a robust and respected network of businesses.

Susan Hallam of Hallam Internet was exctited for the business to be part of this year's Creative Class.

Susan said: "To me, there are two main benefits of the creative Class: firstly visibility in Nottingham's business community, secondly it provides us the opportunity to act as ambassadors of Nottingham.

"We are so proud to be part of Nottingham's business community and the Creative Class."

David Dent, cheif technical officer at Azotic Technologies said: "this is a wonderful opportunity for us to network with other businesses in Nottingham.

"I'm from Hampshire originally and both the Creative Quarter and NMB have helped me to integrate myself and my business into the city's working community."

According to the Royal Bank of Scotland's regional growth tracker, Nottingham grew by two percent in the first quarter of 2015. The East Midlands rounded out 2014 with a great final quarter of growth.

At the end of December the economy was three per cent bigger than a year ago. It's this sort of growth that has meant businesses in the East Midlands could create another 50,000 jobs, making unemployment 5.5 per cent lower in the region than the UK average. 

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New tourism publication ‘The Tourist’ set to boost promotion of the city and county

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New tourism publication ‘The Tourist’ set to boost promotion of the city and county


The publication is the latest promotional tool by Nottingham based marketing company All About Tourism to promote the city and county to the millions of visitors each year
The publication features news, reviews and a host of things to do when visiting the region, it will be available in a printed and Electronic version for free.
“We currently distribute 1000’s of leaflets each year in our many leaflet display units promoting the leisure and tourism industry for the city and county but felt the time was right to launch a publication that will have regular updated news from the industry and help drive more business and spend from visitors   
Publications will be available in 90% of the Hotels, Apartments and Accommodation, it will also be available in various high footfall sites which include; Travel Centres, Attractions, Pubs, Restaurants, Theatres and Entertainment venues to name a few.”
The e-publication is distributed on-line to 1000’s of email subscribers; it’s also available for free across social media networks and various web based partners which include travel networks like East Midlands Trains and the Trams 
The Magazine can play videos, link to websites, Google maps, even shop direct from the page or book tickets for attractions and shows  
All of the On-line publications are search engine optimised so advertorials and articles can be found on web searches
The release date is March 2015
There are over 32 Million visitors each year to our region with 12 Million visitors and tourist staying in hotels in the city and county. Recent stem figures show visitor spend topped just over 1.2 Billion in the city and county and is growing every year.
To find out more about how you can get involved visit www.allabouttourism.co.uk

 

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New tourism publication ‘The Tourist’ set to boost promotion of the city and county

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New tourism publication ‘The Tourist’ set to boost promotion of the city and county

 

The publication is the latest promotional tool by Nottingham based marketing company All About Tourism to promote the city and county to the millions of visitors each year

The publication features news, reviews and a host of things to do when visiting the region, it will be available in a printed and Electronic version for free.

“We currently distribute 1000’s of leaflets each year in our many leaflet display units promoting the leisure and tourism industry for the city and county but felt the time was right to launch a publication that will have regular updated news from the industry and help drive more business and spend from visitors  

Publications will be available in 90% of the Hotels, Apartments and Accommodation, it will also be available in various high footfall sites which include; Travel Centres, Attractions, Pubs, Restaurants, Theatres and Entertainment venues to name a few.”

The e-publication is distributed on-line to 1000’s of email subscribers; it’s also available for free across social media networks and various web based partners which include travel networks like East Midlands Trains and the Trams

The Magazine can play videos, link to websites, Google maps, even shop direct from the page or book tickets for attractions and shows 

All of the On-line publications are search engine optimised so advertorials and articles can be found on web searches

The release date is March 2015

There are over 32 Million visitors each year to our region with 12 Million visitors and tourist staying in hotels in the city and county. Recent stem figures show visitor spend topped just over 1.2 Billion in the city and county and is growing every year.

To find out more about how you can get involved visit www.allabouttourism.co.uk

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Nottingham's first fashion and retail markets coming soon!

Trinity Square Fashion

 

Located in the heart of Nottingham’s culturally diverse and buzzing city will be Trinity Squares Fashion and Creative Markets ‘Trinity Trends’, a unique market showcasing the finest new fashions and trends in Nottingham.

This City has an abundance of independent fashion designers, Trinity Trends will represent these non-established designers as well as collaborating with many of the cities well established boutiques and online shops. Nottingham has a variety of creative online shops and unique boutiques in various pockets of this exciting city. An urban area surrounded by food and bars, by adding a fresh market idea that marries the area together bringing an edgy new feel.

Nottingham is also home to a diverse range of up and coming designers hailing from the various fashion design courses at Nottingham Trent Uni. To celebrate this inspiring talent we will be running a competition to give away 2 free stall spaces. To be involved in the competition hopefuls will be able to email us with images of their work for us to post over various social media platforms, images with the most favourites, likes, retweets and comments will not only earn themselves a free stall space to sell their designs but will also get the chance to showcase their designs on a catwalk show with professional photography and videography.

The catwalks give every stall holder the opportunity to share some of their unique designs in live shows throughout the day. This is a small but intimate area perfect for small businesses and new designers to start sharing products and innovative ideas in a new and cutting edge venue.

Not only will these events give stall holders a chance to promote their products in a new style, but it will be an escape from the cookie-cutter shopping centre stomping ground. This is a great way for independent fashion labels to test the water and interact with potential customers on a relaxed and one to one level.

These markets will offer stall holders an opportunity to sell, network and showcase their concepts of fashion with other retailers and customers and will offer invaluable market research for the established and little known labels of the future. This will build growth in the retail market with more local online shops and boutiques in Nottingham, England’s Fashion Capitol. 

for more details visit www.itsallaboutevents.co.uk or email lizzy@allabouttourism.co.uk

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The Great British Online Cook Book raising money for charity

The Great British Online Cook Book

Posted on May 2, 2013 by allaboutmarketing

 

 

The hunt is on to find 300 dishes from 10 regions of Great Britain

The search will begin this month for what hopes to be the start of something special, celebrating our very diverse culture, uncovering extraordinary dishes served up in the 100s of pubs, restaurants and hotels across our great nation.

We are looking for venues in England, Scotland & Wales that have a dish worthy of featuring in The Great British Cook Book, and perhaps winning a fantastic prize, and global recognition.

Our job is to find 100 starters, 100 main course and 100 desserts, which embrace local produce, regional tastes and use ingredients as locally sourced as possible.

Nominated venues don’t necessarily have to be AA Rosette or Michelin star rated, but must be passionate about food, innovative and inspiring.

Our panel of judges will be using Trip Advisor and social media platforms in their quest for venues that fit this criterion.

As well as recipes of mouth-watering dishes, there will be features on seasonal produce, growers, suppliers and featured articles on butchers, bakers and fishmongers.

What makes The Great British Cookbook unique is its ability to link through to food, drink and shopping websites straight from the recipe pages, from where you can buy the ingredients you’ll need for the dish you’re looking at.

As well as viewing cooking and instructional videos embedded within its pages; you’ll also be able to make reservations at the restaurant you’re reading about, all without leaving the publication.

Once the book is launched the next challenge is to vote for the best three dishes from the Starter, Main Course and Dessert categories, with the winning venues receiving a prize worth over £30,000.

The publication goes on sale in February 2014 at just £7.50 +paypal charge as standard with all proceeds going to the following charities;

Hospitality Action

Hospitality Action is the trade charity offering a crucial lifeline to people of all ages, working and retired, from the hospitality industry.

Whether we’re approached by a chef, chambermaid, school cook or bar staff, Hospitality Action will endeavour to support, whatever the difficulty.

Sometimes all it takes is a very small change in circumstances to tip the balance and turn a manageable situation into an unmanageable one.

An extended illness such as cancer can lead to a drop in pay.

Other circumstances such as a relationship breakdown, bereavement or redundancy can also put a strain on the household budget.

We strive to keep our support relevant to the industry and so in addition to our long running grants programme we also offer help via our Employee Assistance Programme, alcohol and drug seminars and our very popular befriending scheme for industry retirees.

We receive no government funding and so are dependent on individuals and corporate bodies from within

the industry.

With your support we can continue to grow and provide a vital lifeline to our industry.

Macmillan Support 

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, you need a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. That’s who we are.

We are the nurses and therapists helping you through treatment. The experts on the end of the phone. The advisers telling you which benefits you’re entitled to. The volunteers giving you a hand with the everyday things. The campaigners improving cancer care. The community supporting you online, any time. The fundraisers who make it all possible.

Cancer is the toughest fight most of us will ever face. And the feelings of loneliness and isolation that so many people experience make it even harder. Now, more than ever, we need people like you to join our team and get involved.

No one should face cancer alone. And with your support no one will.

registered charity number 261017.’

 

www.macmillan.org.uk

For more info:  www.thegreatbritishcookbook.co.uk   or email  press@thegreatbritishcookbook.co.uk