Out and About:
Whether you see it as a reason for celebration or not is open to debate, but the team behind search engine Ask Jeeves, were determined to re-launch in style, with the return of their favourite Butler Jeeves. Their week of celebrations began in Broadgate Circle London, with a free lunch event.
Office workers were said to be delighted with their free Cottage Pie and Bangers and Mash, all served up with a hint of glamour. A beautiful outdoor restaurant attended by Jeeves and his waiting team was set up, a string quartet entertained, and as an added distraction a celebrity was put in charge of the Kitchen. Atomic Kitten star Liz McClarnon served 1000 diners, but as a former Master Chef winner, she no doubt took serving the hungry office workers in her stride. Luckily, she was said to approve of the menu too.” Everyone knows that when it comes to food, I am a homely girl at heart, so bangers and mash was right up my street and it seemed to go down really well. With most people watching what they spend this year – especially ahead of the Budget details – dishing out a free lunch is the perfect way to help Brits get something for nothing.”
Ask Jeeves is now ‘Whole Again’ and available now for all your search requirements at www.askjeeves.com.
Legendary American act The New York Dolls pay a visit to London at the start of May, to celebrate the U.K release of their new album ‘Cause I Sez So’. Their first diary date is a pretty big one, as they are lined up to appear on ‘Later With Jools Holland’ on May 12th which airs on BBC 2. They will perform songs from their new album on the show, which will be repeated on May 15th.
The band will also be out and about meeting their fans at a record signing on May 14th. This will take place at HMV Oxford Circus. But the story doesn’t end there. One fan that gets their album signed, will also walk away with a pair of tickets to see The New York Dolls perform at the 100 Club in London later that same evening. An opportunity not to be missed, so don’t forget to make a note in your diaries!
If, like me, you’ve not heard of The New York Dolls before, then click through to www.nydolls.org for all the information on this high decibel rock band.
And for the O.A.P’s…
Yes that’s right, we have news that will be of interest to the over 70’s who might want to experience a summer festival. Cornbury Festival, one of the best boutique festivals in the U.K is already known for attracting people of all ages and tastes to it’s annual party, and now it’s throwing open the gates to the over 70’s as well. Not only that, but entry for this age group will be completely free, now you can’t get a better offer than that!
Cornbury is known for its beautiful Cotswold Location, it’s inclusive ‘something for everyone policy’, and a wide range of entertainment. As with any festival, there will be a host of well known and up-and-coming music acts taking to the stage, including The Sugababes, The Pretenders, competition winners Relay, Sharleen Spiteri, and a line-up of folk acts that include The Peat Bog Fairies. Alongside the music there will be hot air balloons, a morris dance pageant, children’s theatre workshops, and a large fairground. For something different, festival fans can also try out a farmers market with a rock and roll dance floor.
Cornbury definitely sounds like the place to be on July 11th and 12th, but don’t just take my word for it, head on over to www.cornburyfestival.com to find out more.