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Recently launched high-end burger and small plates dining concept, Bobo Social will be celebrating New Year’s Eve this year by transporting you back to the 1920s prohibition era with a bang. The evening will feature an array of creative canapés and cocktails for revelers as well as live music from the era, a magician and a blackjack table, straight out of one of Jay Gatsby’s infamous parties.

BOBO Social is the first solo project from talented operators Michael Benson and Jacinta Maddison. Michael has over twenty years experience in the restaurant industry with previous credits including Sticky Fingers, Palm Court Brasserie and Supperclub London. Jacinta has worked for 10 years in the media and advertising industry and brings a wealth of interior design knowledge to the concept. The pair have been friends for 4 years and shared a mutual love for eating out. Finally deciding to take the on the restaurant world themselves, BOBO Social was happily born.

So if you want to say hello 'old sport' to 2015 in style there is nowhere better than BoBo Social

BOBO SOCIAL NEW YEAR’S EVE SPEAKEASY

31st December 2014

9pm-3am

£50 per person – welcome cocktail, canapés & entertainment included

Dress Code

Ladies – flapper or silent film star

Gentlemen – suit & tie or shirt & braces

BOBO Social

95 Charlotte Street

London, W1T 4PZ

Website: www.bobosocial.com

Tel: 0207 6369310

Twitter: @BoboSocial

Instagram: @bobosocialcharlottestreet

Facebook: www.facebook.com/bobosocial

Opening Hours: (Monday- Friday 12pm-10.30pm Saturday 11am-10.30pm)

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Following on from Uncle Barts Grand refurb, Barts will be in full bloom for this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, which will take place from 20th – 24th May 2014.

Located a stone’s throw from the world’s most famous flower show, Barts secret speakeasy bar is the ideal place for drinks after any visit to the exhibition. Talented bar manager Vincenzo Sibilia has created an exquisite cocktail in homage to the show, ‘The Chinese Lantern, a heady blend of home-made Hibiscus flower and Rose jam infused Tanqueray Malacca, apple juice, lime juice, egg white and sugar syrup. The cocktail will then be served in the perfect summer garden accessory, a giant, glowing – that’s right, you guessed it- Chinese Lantern, filled with Violet Essence.

Barts is renowned for its fancy dress box and for the duration of the show the box will be themed along the lines of ‘Blooming Marvelous’. Guests will be able to indulge their love of ‘Flower Power’ by delving into the box of delights and find anything from ultimate hippy flares to wings and flowers worn by flower fairies.

Just in the time for the Chelsea show, Barts will also be re-opening its very own Cuban garden where guests can sip their drinks surrounded by lush foliage and exotic plants.

Barts was opened five years ago and is London’s first 'speakeasy' style bar located on the prestigious Sloane Avenue. It is the brainchild of Duncan Stirling and Charlie Gilkes, the dynamic duo that own the Inception Group that also comprises of the highly successful 80’s themed nightclub, Maggie’s and an Englishman's Italian, Bar, Pizzeria and Karaoke, Bunga Bunga in Battersea. This summer they will also be launching Mr Fogg’s in Mayfair, a recreation of the actual home of Jules Verne’s most famous adventurer, Phileas Fogg, as well as a Disco, an underground boîte in Soho, inspired by the disco movement, which started in 1970s Manhattan. This summer they will launch Cocobananas, a nightclub based on a Brazilian beach party and Beaver Lodge, a cabin bar and dance saloon based on the winter cowboy log cabins found in Wyoming.

Barts will be the pick of the bunch for this year’s Chelsea Flower Show. 

BARTS

20th -24th MAY 2014

Secret Theatre arrives in London with a bang of a show, a Quentin Tarantino adaptation, directed by Richard Crawford and Brooke Johnston.

Having staged productions in New York and Hollywood, Secret Theatre has now crossed the Atlantic. The company work from a foundation of daring, and immersive, avante garde productions staged in site-specific locations and fostering an element of mystery by withholding the title, location and cast until the last possible moment. Previous productions include the sell out world stage premier of Tim Burton's Edward Scissorhands in a disused storage factory in New York.

Transcending the boundaries of traditional theatre, Secret Theatre encourage audiences to become one with the performance. Participants who register on the website and buy tickets get a series of clues regarding the show and invitations to secret free pre events. Register today and come to our free Undercover Police training at Kings Cross station in September!

Secret Theatre do not work for profit and work closely with charities. For this production Secret Theatre will be collaborating with artist Lauren Baker and donating a percentage of sales to Save The Wild Tigers.

Tickets are £18 and are sale via the website and the performance is running from the 29th October to November 30th on selected dates in a secret Zone 1 location.

Tip : if you sign up to the mailing list you can watch out for an exclusive free invite to an underground secret theatre pre-party in association with Quentin Tarantino on October 19th in a secret 1920s London speakeasy. This will only be offered to members and people registered on the mailing list.

In honour of Oktoberfest, the world’s biggest beer festival and one of Uncle Barts favourite German traditions, this year, Barts will be hosting The Oktoberfest Party on Thursday 26th September, 6pm-late.

Expect a heap load of hops, Steins brimming with Barts special brew, Jagermeister tastings and some traditional toe tapping tunes (German drinking songs), played by host of the evening, Accordian Karlotte. There may even be a selection of beer serving hop hotties in ‘traditional’ Bavarian dresses of course, and, Lederhosen and Bavarian drinking hats for all – courtesy of Barts longest standing member – the infamous fancy dress box.

Chef Clause will then be running the outside Bratwurst Grill, whilst Aunty Barts sets up a cosy little facepainting corner inside.

Guests that arrive before 9pm can also enjoy Barts steaming Stein and Bratwurst combo, for just £10 – who ever said old Uncle Bart doesn’t look after you eh.

Oktoberfest is held annually in Munich. It lasts 16 full days during which approximately seven million litres of beer is guzzled by more than six million revellers. This year marks the 180th Oktoberfest.

Barts is a quirky 'speak easy' style bar on prestigious Sloane Avenue in the heart of Chelsea. It is the brainchild of Duncan Stirling and Charlie Gilkes, the dynamic duo who also own the highly successful 80’s themed nightclub, Maggie’s and an Englishman's Italian, Bar, Pizzeria and Karaoke, Bunga Bunga in Battersea. And, more recently, have opened, Mr Fogg’s in Mayfair, a recreation of the actual home of Jules Verne’s most famous adventurer, Phileas Fogg, and Disco, an underground boîte in Soho, inspired by the disco movement, which started in 1970s Manhattan.

So for Lederhosen in London parade on down to Barts, Prost..!

The Hutch Club at Quaglino’s in Mayfair opened this month and will run through to 31st August 2013.

This glitzy summer pop-up is a glamorous cocktail and jazz club, which is set to recapture the hedonistic spirit of the venue when Giovanni Quaglino first opened the doors to London’s beautiful, decadent society in 1929.

The Hutch Club at Quaglino’s will be located in the depths of the iconic London venue and will boast an Art Deco inspired Martini Bar, a private Drinking Den and London’s first boutique alcoholic Popcorn Bar.

You can expect glamorous cocktails and jazz along with a hedonistic spirit from this new pop up named after ‘Hutch’, one of the most popular cabaret entertainers of the twentieth century who took London’s café society by storm. Legend has it that he created a stir by arriving at nightclubs with a white piano strapped to his chauffeur–driven car, dressed like an aristocrat and dazzled audiences with his brilliance.

The velvet voice of Hutch was one of the highlights of an evening at Quaglino’s and he was idolised by all the best people—The Prince of Wales even asked him to play at St James’s Palace.

THE HUTCH CLUB at QUAGLINO’S will be located in the depths of the restaurant and bar and will boast an Art Deco inspired Martini Bar, a private Drinking Den and London’s first boutique alcoholic Popcorn Bar.

Strictly by reservation only, guests descend into an underground late-night bar featuring vintage golden palm trees, dimly lit cocktail lounges and the old-fashioned glamour of a grand piano, overlooking the legendary sweeping staircase to Quaglino’s restaurant floor.

The late-night revelry and charm of evenings with Hutch is revived with a programme of live jazz on Friday and Saturday evenings, featuring the Basin Street Brawlers who will bring to life the hottest stomps and rag tunes from the roaring 1920's. Other acts include vintage vocal duo Verity & Violet; Benoit Viellefon and His Hot Club playing the feverish swinging music that emerged from the infamous Parisian Cafes of that era and The Dixie Ticklers, playing Dixieland jazz with a contemporary London edge.

The Hutch Club also features London’s first boutique alcoholic Popcorn Bar curated by gourmet popcorn connoisseurs Joe & Seph, who have designed an exclusive Gin & Tonic flavour with No 3 London Dry Gin for the club, among other alcoholic varieties to be paired with artfully crafted cocktails.

Guests can take pleasure in late summer evenings at the luxurious subterranean lounge; from an Art Deco inspired Martini Bar to a decadent Drinking Den, which can be booked exclusively for your own special event.

A wonderful array of heritage cocktails is on offer, featuring iconic spirit brands Courvoisier Exclusif VSOP Cognac, The Macallan Amber Malt Whisky, No3 London Dry Gin and elit by Stolichnaya Vodka. 

Guests can also indulge in a delicious selection of alcohol-infused small plates priced at £5.50 per person per dish. Dishes include Salmon Tartar with Vodka Jelly & Herring Roe; Oyster & Gin Soup with Lime & Coriander; Duck Breast with Cognac, Cherry & Chilli and Smoked Chocolate Ice Cream with Whisky Cream & Mandarin Popcorn.

See the full programe below

   Basin Street Brawlers (www.basinstreetbrawlers.com)

29th June, 12th July, 2nd & 16th August

Bringing to life the hottest stomps, rags and Dixieland tunes from the roaring 1920's

       Benoit Viellefon and his Hot Club (www.benoitandhisorchestra.com)

7th & 28th June, 19th July, 30th August

Playing the feverish swinging music that emerged from the infamous Parisian Cafes of that era

      The Dixie Ticklers (www.dixieticklers.co.uk)

31st May, 10th & 31st August

Led by clarinettist and composer Dom James, the ensemble play Dixieland jazz with a contemporary London edge

       Jojo Desmond (www.jojodesmond.com)

8th & 22nd June, 13th & 27th July, 17th August

A superbly talented 1940’s jazz singer bringing glamour and sparkling luminosity to the stage

       Verity & Violet (www.verityandviolet.com)

1st & 14th June, 20th July, 3rd August

An impressive vintage inspired singing duo, mixing the old with the new

       Luca Rossi Trio (www.lucarossitrio.com)

15th June, 5th & 26th July, 9th & 23rd August

A group specialising in 1930's jazz with a mélange of modern classics,

       Roland Perrin Trio (www.rolandperrin.com)

21st June, 6th July, 24th August

Playing a variety of hot jazz from the 20s and 30s as well as Latin and jazz classics