Ice Bar at Greenwich London

From 25th November through to 4th December, London based events business Urban Spirit will have their very own exclusive ice bar and Indian cuisine at Ye Olde Maritime Christmas Market beside the Cutty Sark in Greenwich. Urban Spirit have very cleverly named their exciting attraction, ‘Ice and Spice’. Urban Spirit boast several years of experience in the hospitality sector meaning that this event is sure to be a success. Ultimately making the festive period memorable for everyone visiting Greenwich this winter. Ice and Spice will be offering three different ticket types to the general public these include – ‘entrance & drink’, ‘entrance, drink & food’ and a ‘group of 4’ discounted ticket. All ticket types include entry and a drink. Treat yourself to a fantastic, frosty cocktail in Urban Spirit’s iconic ice bar…or maybe heat things up with some irresistible Indian delicacies and fall in love with the fabulously fresh flavours. A few footsteps away from the bright lights across the river, there isn’t a more perfect place to spend quality time and enjoy a bite to eat with your friends and family than the distinctive surroundings of Greenwich. Ye Olde Maritime Christmas Market will also feature a giant snow globe, main stage for performances, scrumptious street food stalls, fairground rides, real life reindeer, incredible ice sculpture and much more meaning that there’s definitely something for everyone! Ice and Spice are hoping to bring an individual and quirky experience to Ye Olde Maritime Christmas Market alongside these already amazing attractions. If you are thinking of attending Ice and Spice Greenwich or have any queries, please do let us know here. Tickets can be bought via the following link:...

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Mobile Bar Hire Sponsor Bexley Skills Charter

Jan 26, 17 Mobile Bar Hire Sponsor Bexley Skills Charter

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The Bexley Skills Charter was launched on 18th January and has been designed to encourage conversation between all types of organisation including Businesses, Learning and education providers, Information, advice and guidance providers and Support services. These conversations will aim to ensure the London Borough thrives in 4 key areas: A learning offer fit for the future A skilled workforce for strong and sustainable growth A thriving business and enterprise environment A culture of continuous learning and development One of the first businesses to sponsor and support this Bexley Skills Charter was Mobile Bar Hire Ltd. The portable bar providers sponsored the drinks, bar and staff for the launch night which coincided with the launch of the Bexley Business Excellence Awards. In total, 30 organisations signed up to the charter on opening night with more expected to do so in the coming months. Director of Mobile Bar Hire Ltd Avtar Sandhu MBE said, ‘It is a great idea for all organisational types to come together to enhance cooperation. Through training staff in a range of skills to giving back to the wider community, we are pleased to be part of it.’ If you think the Bexley Skills Charter is a good idea for the borough, let us...

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Alcohol to be banned in Indonesia

Aug 19, 16 Alcohol to be banned in Indonesia

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The Government of Indonesia is to discuss whether a bill of Alcohol to be banned in Indonesia should be passed. Tourism experts have predicted that this will have a dangerous and significant impact on the tourism in Indonesia, especially the tourist popular Indonesian Island of Bali. Producers of alcohol and business who rely on the sales of alcohol have also backed up the threat of loss of tourism if the bill of alcohol to be banned in Indonesia is passed. The bill of law to ban distribution, production and consumption of alcohol in Indonesia was introduced by the United Development Party and the Prosperous Justice Party which are the two highest ranking Islamic dominated parties. The Indonesian House of Representatives have now taken the bill under consideration and will undertake many steps to decide its final conclusion if alcohol is to be banned in Indonesia. If the bill of alcohol to be banned in Indonesia is to pass, it will only apply to drinks with over 1% of alcohol in them. Furthermore, this will be the first law of its kind in Muslim-majority Indonesia. Only exceptions to ban of alcohol is for travellers, religious rituals and customary activities. But even the chance of banning the substance has the tourism and hospitality industries rallying together in repute and outrage against the consideration of the law. It is a strong understanding that industries who benefit from the production and distribution along with the consumption of alcohol will receive a crippling and even maybe a fatal blow. Breweries, venues and resorts will be caught by the tidal wave of effects due to the law and hundreds of thousands of jobs are also at risk. The consideration of the bill for Alcohol to be banned in Indonesia comes after a previous bill was passed for alcohol not being sold in mini marts, many of the population fear that this law may lead to some more changes which will affect their way of life and livelihood. What do you...

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Brighton Pub Installs Mobile Phone Signal Blocker

Aug 02, 16 Brighton Pub Installs Mobile Phone Signal Blocker

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These days many people seem to be on their phones 24/7, even when they are out and about everybody seems to have this fatal attraction to staring at their small screens whenever they can. Verbal conversation is at the brink of decline and it seems that nobody is caring about it. But one bar called “The Gin Tub” in Brighton is bringing socialising back to the old days. They have declared that mobile phones are killing pubs due to customers always being on them whilst inside the venue and not participating in the atmosphere of the place, and so they have come up with a solution – a mobile phone signal blocker. The Gin Tub has included an additional feature to the roof of their property, a mobile phone signal blocker that disables customers receiving 3G and 4G signals. But they have placed old style phones with rotary dials at each table that can connect to other tables or to the bar for ordering a round of drinks. The Gin Tub is speculated to be the only one bar that has a mobile phone signal blocker attached to the venue ceiling in England, and within its first few weeks of business, it has received a great amount of reviews on how well it gets customers to socialise without the use of mobile phones. For those who have companions who are stuck to their mobile phones, then this may be a great place to bring them and truly interact in a social way without media. The Gin Tub is the only bar which has a mobile phone signal blocker, but maybe not for long. Other bars and pubs are now starting to look into having signal blockers on their roofs to get people socialising in the old fashion way. So maybe verbal conversation is not as near to a decline as we thought. What do you think of mobile phone signal blockers in pubs and bars? Tell us what you think...

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Budweiser renames itself America this summer

May 17, 16 Budweiser renames itself America this summer

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The American beer Budweiser has won a bid to change their name to America. The Budweiser company is owned by AB InBev, which is a Belgian beverage conglomerate. The company aims to capitalise on three main points that are upcoming in American life; politics, sports, and US holidays. Budweiser is aiming the name change towards patriotic citizens during the Presidential Election, the Olympics, July 4th, Labour Day and Memorial Day. It is said that Independence Day is also a crucial point for the America beer, as it would be a great addition to the fireworks and barbeque. July 4th is said to be the holiday where the highest amount of beer is consumed in America. The name change will be accompanied by a TV ad campaign that will be running throughout the summer of 2016, it will debut on the 1st of June with the title ‘America is in your hands’. The name change won’t be permanent but will last from the 23rd of May to around November, which will be a majority of the rest of the year. Along with the Name ‘America’, the can will also be designed differently – it will consist of mostly silver and white, with the writing to be in Royal Navy Blue. Beneath the name would be a small group of lettering saying “Liberty And Justice For All”, and also “This Land Was Made for You”. Even though the name ‘Budweiser’ has changed its name to ‘America’ for the US population, many citizens have criticised it due to Budweiser being owned by non-American companies. Many have also tweeted about how the name change is just an exploitation of upcoming events and holidays so that Budweiser can increase their sales. What do you think of the beer ‘America’, and does it change your opinion about Budweiser? Tell us about your thoughts...

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St Patricks Day Sees New York Laws Eased

Mar 16, 16 St Patricks Day Sees New York Laws Eased

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The 17th March marks St Patricks Day each year to commemorate the Patron St of Ireland who apparently banished all of the snakes form the Emerald Isle (although it is highly contested there were no snakes there to begin with). The celebrations are held throughout the world with parades and events which see party-goers adorning novelty Irish hats, glasses and of course, drinking pints and pints of Guinness. The largest St Patricks Day parade in the world is held in New York with this year set to see 200,000 people marching up 5th Avenue with millions more spectating. But those looking to take part in the St Patricks Day tradition of drinking Guinness may be in for a treat as laws which would usually breach the ‘quality of life’ violations such as drinking in public places and urinating in the street will no longer result in arrest but will only be issued with a summons. The plans came into power on the 7th March, just 10 days before the yearly St Patricks Day festivities.  The District Attorney’s offices said it will allow ‘“the NYPD to devote its resources to investigating serious crimes, while further reducing the backlog of cases in criminal court”. New York City mayor Bill de Blasio called the plan “an intuitive and modern solution” that would “help safely prevent unnecessary jail time for low-level offenses”. Whilst this new leniency seems a blessing for St Patricks Day revellers, the state has imposed another ruling which may dampen their spirits. An alcohol ban has been introduced on the city’s Long Island and Upstate (Metro-North) rail lines for the festival. The only other days these lines are alcohol-free are New Year’s Eve and during the Santa-con bar crawl. Drinkers however, will not be arrested but simply have the alcohol confiscated. What do you think of the law being changed just in time for St Patricks Day parade in New York? Let us know...

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