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Feria de Londres

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Friday 24th – Sunday 26th May 2019

Bernie Spain Gardens, South Bank, London SE1 9PH

Returning to the UK for its third year, Feria de Londres will be bringing its famous Andalusian carnival spirit

to London over the last weekend of May. Colourful ‘casetas’ will be popping up in the aptly named Bernie

Spain Gardens on the picturesque South Bank, serving up delicious Spanish tapas, refreshing cocktails,

tasting workshops, vibrant Flamenco dance shows, interactive activities and live Spanish music.

Taking place from 24th – 26th May, the three-day festival, inspired by Andalusia’s traditional spring fairs, is a

resplendent celebration of Spanish cuisine and entertainment. Throughout the weekend, there will be

chances for everyone to fully immerse themselves in the celebrations. Flamboyant dancers from London’s

best flamenco schools will lead Sevillana dance lessons and flamenco rhythm workshops, while children can

enjoy activities like face painting, fan making and kids flamenco dance lessons.

Alongside the entertainment, a variety of food stalls will be serving an array of tasty treats and Iberian

delicacies. No Spanish festival would be complete without some traditional tapas and flavourful paella from

seasoned aficionados. Authentic Spanish traders and key producers from some of London’s famous Spanish

stores will be present and running mini tastings.

Throughout the Feria, there will be bars serving some of Spain’s most refreshing drinks – from ice-cold

Iberian beers to the finest regional wines. Tio Pepe, Spain’s favourite fino, will be hosting a series of sherry

tasting masterclasses where guests will be able to explore the different styles of Spain’s most iconic wine.

On offer will be the original Feria cocktail, a refreshing Rebujito, consisting of Tio Pepe Fino sherry, lemonade,

and fresh mint on the rocks.

At the heart of every Spanish fiesta lies song and dance. While relaxing in the gardens, guests can immerse

themselves in live music and dance performances from guest flamenco dancers and Spanish gypsy bands

designed to get everyone dancing.

Taking place over one of London’s busiest weekends, Feria de Londres is a unique and free event that invites

Londoners and tourists alike to experience first-hand the warmth, vitality and exuberance of Spanish culture.

From tastings and tapas to rumba and sevillianas, the festival is a celebration of all things Andalusian and is

the perfect place for families and groups of all ages.


Friday 24th May

Saturday 25th May

Sunday 26th May

Bernie Spain Gardens, South Bank, SE1 9PH

For further information, please contact Kapranos PR

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An Evening with Bradley Wiggins

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UK Theatre Tour Announced

Join Britain’s most decorated Olympian Sir Bradley Wiggins as he tours theatres throughout the UK with his insightful and at times hilarious live show. ‘Bradley Wiggins: An Evening With’ provides a rare opportunity for fans to see the five-time Olympic Gold medallist and Tour De France winner share exclusive tales, prized memorabilia and career highlights in a unique and intimate live setting. A British household name and undeniable national treasure, Bradley Wiggins holds the iconic track hour record and is the only cyclist who has won World and Olympic championships on both the track and the road along with winning the Tour De France.

Bradley Wiggins said,

“I am really excited to get back on the road again with Icons. Cycling has always been my passion so to share my experiences, my journey and my own collection of memorabilia is fantastic.”

His easy charm in front of the press is legendary and he won the 2012 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award (voted for by the public), helping cycling smash its way into the mainstream. 2013 brought further success, including the Tour of Britain title, and in 2014 Wiggins added the rainbow jersey to his collection by winning the World Time Trial Championships.

The Summer of 2016 saw Wiggins win his 5th gold medal at the Rio Olympics in the team pursuit and his eighth Olympic medal overall, making him Britain’s most decorated Olympian ever and rounding off one of the most impressive sporting careers the nation has ever witnessed.

Announcing his retirement from professional cycling at the end of 2016, Wiggins said, “2016 is the end of the road for this chapter, onwards and upwards, ‘feet on the ground, head in the clouds’ kids from Kilburn don’t win Olympic Golds and Tour de Frances! They do now.”

Alongside his weekly appearances on Talk Sport Radio, his podcast The Bradley Wiggins Show was such a success in 2018 that it has returned for an extended 20-episode run mirroring the 2019 cycling season.  In November last year Wiggins released his latest book Icons (published by HarperCollins) taking readers on an extraordinarily intimate journey through his time in sport that made him a legend.

Fri 6th                     Lincoln Engine Shed 
Sat 7th                    Hull City Hall
Thu 19th                Leicester De Montfort Hall 
Fri 20th                   Birmingham Symphony Hall
Sat 21st                  Edinburgh Festival Theatre 
Mon 23rd                Harrogate Royal Hall
Tue 24th                 Cambridge Corn Exchange
Wed 25th               Bath Forum
Fri 27th                   Basingstoke Anvil
Sat 28th                  Newcastle Tyne Theatre
Mon 30th                Brighton Theatre Royal
Thu 3rd                    Liverpool The Auditorium at M&S Bank Arena

Sun 6th                  Wimbledon New Theatre

Tickets are on sale Friday 17th May at 10am with prices starting from £32.50 and a VIP Meet & Greet Package is available for £115 and includes:

Premium seated ticket within the first 5 rows
Meet & Greet with Bradley Wiggins
Individual photo opportunity
Bradley Wiggins exclusive gift

Tickets are available via

For more information please contact Warren or Jenny on 020 8281 0989

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Avatar By Posted on 2 m read Becomes the First UK Airline to Serve Nando’s Snacks Onboard

Leading leisure airline has turned up the heat by introducing two exciting Nando’s products to its new In-Flight menu, making it the first UK airline to help its customers get a Nando’s fix in the sky.

Launching just in time for Summer, the UK’s third largest airline has spiced up its In-Flight menu with the introduction of ‘Nando’s PERi–PERi Flight Bites’, two sky high snacks infused with Southern African PERi–PERi spice.

The products include a dip, drizzle and dunk ‘Nando’s Box’ which includes creamy houmous, smoky PERi–PERi drizzle and lightly salted pitta chips. Customers can also take their taste buds on a trip with Nando’s Half-popped Corn, a mild and delicious snacking option where fluffy popcorn meets crunchy corn.

To give customers even more reason to feel sky-high with excitement this Summer, Nando’s vouchers can also be found in selected Nando’s Boxes onboard, entitling one person to a free Nando’s meal.

The new In-Flight menu is’s biggest and best yet, with a number of new additions to give customers more choice and variety than ever. Following the introduction of its first ever In-Flight vegan meal earlier this year, the warming and hearty Penne Arrabbiata pasta dish, the company has added the vegan and gluten free ‘Gnaw’ chocolate bar, with Nando’s Half-popped Corn also suitable for vegans.

Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays said: “The addition of these two fantastic snacking options give our customers even more great choice than ever, and mean that we are the first UK airline to offer Nando’s products on our In-Flight menu. We have already made a number of exciting changes to our In-Flight menu this year, and we are sure this brand new menu will delight customers even more. We pride ourselves on delivering the very best customer service in every area, which was recognised at the recent TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice™ awards for airlines where we won five awards, and we can’t wait for our customers to try the exciting choice on this new menu.”

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Gozney’s new Black Edition oven.

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Summer is on the way. 

It’s finally time to retire that rusting BBQ and discover the power and superiority of traditional and primitive fire-cooking methods with the new Gozney Black Edition oven.

Featuring the same high-quality engineering expected from the market leader in design and innovation of stone ovens and accessories, Gozney’s new Black Edition is a beautifully crafted modular oven that produces delicious, restaurant quality food from the comfort of your own garden.

Guest Michelin award-winning chef, Tom Aikens, visited the Gozney kitchen and shares an exclusive butterflied leg of lamb recipe using Gozney’s new Black Edition oven. 

“Traditional fire-cooking is definitely having a culinary resurgence. Going back to basics and using traditional methods like open flames to cook tender meat like lamb is not only effortless, but it makes a great centrepiece for entertaining friends and showing off your culinary skills in your own home.

“I’ve used the new Gozney Black Edition oven to create a butterflied leg of lamb recipe which brings out the rich flavour combination of red wine and wood-smoke.”

See Tom’s video recipe

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Jumeirah Al Wathba Desert Resort and Spa

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Jumeirah Al Wathba Desert Resort and Spa, a new wellness retreat for your bucket list in Abu Dhabi.

Set deep within the mesmerising desert landscape of Abu Dhabi, the Talise Spa at the brand new Jumeirah Al Wathba Desert Resort and Spa is a hallmark intimate destination offering a sense of wellbeing and tranquillity. Suffused with peaceful beauty and focused on sensory experiences to offer the perfect escape, the spa is nestled within an exclusive natural environment.

Rebalance and embark on an individual wellness journey or escape the city as a couple or with a group of friends to enjoy pampering as calming as the setting itself. Trained to tailor experiences to individuals, spa treatments are delivered with faultless service in 13 luxury treatment rooms including couples’ suites and private terraces to top off the moment. Enjoy steam rooms, crystal salt saunas and plunge pools, but be sure to experience what makes this retreat especially unique; the Margy’s Monte Carlo treatments and Hammams inspired by traditional Turkish bathhouses. If the snow room is not quite cold enough, another standout feature to add to the list includes the revitalizing IceLab Cryo Therapy, where exposure to -110°C (-166°F) for one to three minutes invigorates the mind, relaxes muscles and supports anti-ageing.

With a resort design inspired by a historic village, and rooms as well as villas featuring timeless details and meandering courtyards, this brand new exclusive destination transforms the way that wellness is defined. A stunning desert resort with over 22,000 sqm of dunes provide a calming energy, underlined by the soothing sounds of water, with a 1,000 sqm pool set to rejuvenate guests in a tranquil and peaceful environment.

There are few sights and experiences that top this desert resort’s serene setting, overlooking the extraordinary natural landscape and gazing into a calm wilderness. Learn about Abu Dhabi’s ancient traditions admiring majestic birds of prey, or with an unforgettable guided trek as the sun sets, crossing the desert and discovering the dunes by horseback or modern day fat bikes. If you are hungry for more, enjoy the sunset in one of six venues including the breathtaking rooftop bar and Al Mabeet, a remote desert dining experience, or deepen your connection to the destination in the yoga pavilion to find your desert spirit.

José Silva, Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group, said: “It’s important for us to have a portfolio in Abu Dhabi that reflects the true essence of the destination and offers a unique wellness retreat with exceptional service. The Resort joins Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort and Jumeirah at Etihad Towers – both in prime locations. It combines Arabian charm, architecture, generous hospitality and promises a luxurious experience amidst a panoramic backdrop. We look forward to welcoming our guests.”

Packages start from AED 1900++ on weekdays, AED 2200++ on weekends and include AED 500 spa credit per person.

Personal trainers and private memberships are offered at Talise Fitness.

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About Jumeirah Group

Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates and manages a world-class portfolio of 15 properties in the Middle East, including the flagship Burj Al Arab, 5 properties in Europe and 4 in Asia with 10 properties currently under construction around the globe.

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Yankee Candle Celebrates 50 years

Yankee Candle celebrates 50 years with 16 limited edition fragrances

In 2019, Yankee Candle® will celebrate the momentous milestone of the brand’s 50th Anniversary. Since 1969, Yankee Candle has been sharing its passion for fragrance with the world; developing on-trend, true-to-life fragrances with the power to transform a home and to help people savour special moments while connecting with loved ones.

The Yankee Candle story began in the Christmas of 1969 when a sixteen-year-old Mike Kittredge, with no money to buy his mother a present, melted some crayons to make her a candle.  When a neighbour saw it and convinced him to sell the candle to her, Yankee Candle was born.

To commemorate such a significant occasion, Yankee Candle will relaunch a selection of popular fragrances from the previous 50 years. Each handpicked candle celebrates the nostalgia and memories of the past, giving candle lovers the chance to experience a selection of true classics from the previous five decades of fragrance expertise from Yankee Candle.

The 16 fragrances will be characterised by uplifting fresh, floral, fruity and gourmand fragrances. Each will be exclusively available for a limited time only, with different scents available each season, in a Large Jar format with unique anniversary packaging and an RRP of £23.99.

The Spring favourites fragrances, which are currently available from and Yankee Candle stores nationwide include:

Honeydew Melon, Rainbow’s End, Orange Dreamsicle, Salt Mist Rose, Strawberry, Lily of The Valley, Splash of Rain.

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Bosch Commercial and Industrial has announced the launch of its new range of air conditioning splits with environmentally friendly R32 refrigerant for the fast-growing UK domestic and commercial markets. The new range covers Single Split Residential Air Conditioning (RAC), Single Commercial Air Conditioning (SCAC) and Multisplit units with DC inverter technology.

The range is highly efficient with ErP rating of A++ for cooling and A+ for heating for both RAC and SCAC units and A+/A++ for cooling and A for heating of multisplit units.

A key feature of the new range is the introduction of refrigerant leakage detection. This ensures the safety of users and environment while protecting the compressor from being damaged by shutting down the unit and warning users in case of a leak.

Bosch RAC split range is available in four different cooling outputs: 2.6kW, 3.5kW, 5.3kW and 7kW with wall mounted indoor units.

Bosch SCAC range is available in 5.3kW, 7kW, 10.5kW 1-phase; 14kW 3-phase cooling output models with a possibility to choose between Cassette type and Duct type indoor units.

With Bosch Multisplit range, it is possible to connect 2 to 5 indoor units to 1 outdoor unit. It is available with two types of indoor units – wall mounted type and Cassette type. It provides an optimal solution for a wide application range from family houses to small offices. 5.3kW, 7.9kW, 10.5 kW and 12.3kW cooling output models are available.

The range also features a “Follow me” function which transfers the conventional room temperature measuring function from indoor unit sensor to a built-in wired or wireless controller sensor. This allows the unit to accurately maintain the temperature according to the user’s location.

The Bosch R32 air conditioning units come paired with a comprehensive after-sales service. This comprises of five years warranty, a contact centre open 364 days a year, and Bosch trained engineers providing national coverage and quick onsite response time.

“Air conditioning in the UK is a fast-developing market, so we are extremely excited to be serving both domestic and commercial markets with our R32 range,” says Tim Davies, Director at Bosch Commercial and Industrial. “At Bosch, we are also committed to driving down the energy bills of our customers and lowering the emissions from their properties while optimising their comfort levels.”

For more information on Bosch Commercial and Industrial and its range of heating, cooling and hot water technologies, please visit Alternatively, follow Bosch Commercial and Industrial on Twitter (@BoschHeating_UK) and LinkedIn (Bosch Commercial and Industrial UK).

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Laine Pub Company Expands to Birmingham with Acquisition of Urban Art Bar

Brighton-based independent multiple pub operator and craft beer brewer The Laine Pub Company has agreed to acquire Birmingham pub group Urban Art Bar from its founder Graham Smith. The group consists of three freehold pubs – the Lord Clifden and Red Lion, both located in the city’s Jewellery Quarter, and the Wagon & Horses located in Digbeth.

The acquisition represents a key step in Laine’s development beyond its existing Brighton and London heartlands to become a national pub and brewing business that brings enhanced pub experiences and great craft beer to savvy audiences throughout the country.

Laine’s CEO Gavin George commented “In Urban Art Bar, Graham has created exciting environments frequented by customers who are definitely receptive to a constantly evolving experience. That is what he has done so well for many years in Birmingham and we are delighted he is passing that mantle to Laine.”

Smith, who opened his first pub in the city 17 years ago and will be leaving the business following completion of the acquisition, said “I spend a lot of time in Brighton and have seen first hand what Laine has achieved with its pubs and craft beer portfolio. The originality, authenticity, quirkiness and sometimes audacity of what they bring to their propositions will work very well in these pubs and in this city. Our customers and staff will love them.”

The acquisition is due to complete at the end of April, on the eve of Brighton Fringe Festival when Laine will again be operating the performing arts focussed Brighton Spiegeltent. Following significant investments by Laine over the last two months including the launch of a new immersive concept the Ninth Life in Catford, Laine’s bottle shop at the Mesmerist in Brighton, and the refurbishments of the Glasshouse in New Malden and the Rook’s Nest in Hammersmith, Laine has exciting plans to invest in all three of the Birmingham pubs following completion of the acquisition.  The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

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– Shortlist Announcement –

The annual Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards celebrate the very best writers, publishers, broadcasters, photographers and personalities working in food and drink.

The shortlist for the 2019 Awards has now been announced. There are 13 categories and an independent panel of professional judges, led by Ewan Venters, CEO of Fortnum & Mason, selects the winners from work published or broadcast during 2018.


Black Sea by Caroline Eden (Quadrille)

Lateral Cooking by Niki Segnit (Bloomsbury Publishing)

Pasta Pane Vino by Matt Goulding (Hardie Grant Books)


First, Catch by Thom Eagle (Quadrille)

Pie & Mash down the Roman Road by Melanie McGrath (Two Road)

Sweet Slices of History by Marjory Szurko (Prospect Books)


How to Eat a Peach: Menus, Stories and Places by Diana Henry (Mitchell Beazley)

Shetland by James & Tom Morton (Quadrille)

Sight Smell Touch Taste Sound: A New Way to Cook by Sybil Kapoor (Pavilion)


Asma’s Indian Kitchen: Home-cooked food brought to you by Darjeeling Express by Asma

Khan (Pavilion)

Strudel, Noodles and Dumplings by Anja Dunk (4th Estate)

The Modern Italian Cookbook by Joe Trivelli (Seven Dials/Orion Publishing)


Red & White by Oz Clarke (Little, Brown)

Sake and the wines of Japan by Anthony Rose (Infinite Ideas Ltd)

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NEW Thorntons Pearls

Pearls have become this seasons must have accessory and NEW Thorntons Pearls have produced a dazzlingly delicious way to experience a little luxury this May.

The Salted Caramel Pearls are delicately flavoured with a hint of sea salt, with the rich and gooey caramel centre sure to provide a real taste of opulence with each mouthful.

Made with the finest quality roasted hazelnuts and elegantly enriched with crispy wafer pieces, the Nutty Crunch Pearls unveil a decadent praline centre delivering a delightfully surprising taste and  texture combination.

The key difference to other options on the market is that they’re made with real, whole ingredients in their centre. They’re the ultimate accessory for the season, perfect for sharing a little bit of luxury between friends whether it’s at a friend’s night-in, end of a dinner party, baby shower or at weddings.

Available in Thorntons stores from May

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