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IMAX To Screen New Film “The Walk” Before Anyone Else

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IMAX cinemas in the UK will screen Robert Zemeckis’ new film The Walk a week before it enters cinemas nationwide, reports Top 10 Films.

Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President of IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment, said, “No one understands IMAX better than our longtime partner Bob Zemeckis – he is an artistic genius who uses all of his expertise to give audiences an edge-of-your-seat thrill that will make moviegoers feel like they are out on the tightrope themselves.”

 

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Soreen adds New Flavour to Halloween “Scream” Range

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Soreen, maker of The Original Malt Loaf, is launching a new flavour, Chocolate and Blood Orange, as part of its limited edition ‘Scream’ range of Lunchbox Loaves for one of the biggest seasonal events of the year for some retailers, Halloween.

Chocolate and Blood Orange, made using natural orange and blood orange flavourings with milk chocolate chips, will be available in five individually wrapped Lunchbox loaves with a Halloween-themed party idea on pack at a RRP of £1.35. The Scream range will be listed in Tesco, Asda and Morrison’s from the 21 September to 8 November.

Paul Tripp, UK Managing Director of Soreen, said: “Our limited edition Scream range enjoyed great success when in launched in 2014, so we’re confident that this new flavour addition will be devilishly successful and build on the already strong growth in Soreen Lunchbox Loaves.

“Falling on a Saturday this year, Halloween will undoubtedly result in more consumers making the most of the opportunity to celebrate.”

Soreen’s value sales have risen by 15.1% and volume sales by 9.4% over the past year and penetration has increased from 22% in 2011 to 31.9% at May 2015 as the brand has added new products to its core lines and invested in above the line advertising.

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Celebrity Chef Scoops County Pub of the Year 2016

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Emily Watkins, Chef Proprietor at The Kingham Plough near Chipping Norton is delighted to have won County Pub of the Year again in the Good Pub Guide 2016.

The editors of the Good Pub Guide have once again finished their annual sweep of the very best fine dining pubs across the United Kingdom. The award for the best county pub was shortlisted down to 50 across the UK before The Kingham Plough, a pub with rooms, came out on top for the 2016 award. Fiona Stapley, Editor of The Good Pub Guide, said the feedback from readers was excellent making The Kingham Plough a natural choice as a winner.

Fiona added: “The food that Emily Watkins cooks at the Plough in Kingham is inventive and exciting and the pub deserves to be Oxfordshire Dining Pub of the Year in our newly published Good Pub Guide. But there’s a proper bar, too, with an interesting range of drinks served by knowledgeable staff and a genuine welcome for all”.

Emily Watkins who recently appeared on BBC’s Great British Menu as a veteran judge, is thrilled to have been awarded again saying, “We are so proud to have been awarded Oxfordshire pub of the year for the second year running. It means so much to us – it proves that we the guests are enjoying what we spend so much time to creating – a real pub with delicious food. A huge thank you to both the editors and readers of the good pub guide”.

The Kingham Plough has celebrated much success already in the year of 2015 from being accredited a two SRA Rating for their sustainable kitchen to proudly watching Emily Watkins participating again in The Great British Menu to performing a live demo at Jamie Oliver’s Big Feastival. The Kingham Plough has also recently undergone refurbishment, expanding to six bespoke bedrooms for guests.

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“Bring Out the Branston” Limited Edition Packaging Launches this Summer

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Branston Pickle, the UK’s leading sweet pickle brand with 85.5% share*, has announced the launch of the latest limited edition ‘Bring out’ packaging that will hit shelves this month. The quintessentially British brand has introduced four new front labels to its core 360g pack size, which will read on-shelf ‘Bring Out’, ‘Branston’ – ‘Cheese’, ‘Picnic’ and ‘Sarnie’ – and will be available in stores nationwide.

After the exceptional success of the first iteration of ‘Bring Out’ in January 2014, the new limited edition labels are on shelf this month. The packaging is designed to provide inspiration to customers on the ways they can use the pickle over the summer picnic season and in the back to school lunch box.

Victoria Adams, Brand Manager of Branston Pickle, said: “The success of the ‘Bring out’ limited edition packaging was a great boost to the company’s overall 2014 revenue. We listen to our customers here at Mizkan Euro, and it is with great pleasure that we ‘Bring Out’ these labels once more as a fun and novel way to underline the core ‘Make it Special’ message of the brand. With this we hope to engage with our customers and further consumer consumption and trial of the pickle over summer.”

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Tax break will Boost UK Film Industry

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A scheme to encourage more blockbuster film productions to the UK will continue after the tax break gained EU approval. “The film tax relief is a key ingredient in the UK’s winning combination of outstanding film-making talent and crews, world-leading studios and facilities, and iconic locations,” said Amanda Nevill, chief executive of UK film body the BFI.

See top10films for more.

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New Documentary “Death of a Gentleman” Sheds Light On Corruption in Cricket

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Death of a Gentleman is a 90-minute film about what we are terming as potentially the ‘biggest scandal in sport’ – the fact that due to the greed, self-interest and corruption in its administration, cricket – the second-biggest sport in the world – is actively contracting towards one market. FIFA, for all we have seen in the last months, at least presides over a sport that is growing. It is impossible for cricket to deal with the many problems afflicting the game, including the sidelining of Test cricket in favour of Twenty20, without proper standards of governance.

Four years in the making, we had our world premiere at the prestigious Sheffield Documentary Festival in early June. We were thrilled that the film received an overwhelmingly positive reaction, some of which are shown in attached screenshots. The audience appeared to share our belief that this is a hugely important film at the right time. The Times covered the film in the next morning’s paper (also attached), the Telegraph gave us the back page of their sports section, and our first review (from a non-cricket fan, the curator of the BFI’s political and campaigning film wing) describes ‘Death of a Gentleman’ in the terms we always hoped audiences would;  “this rousing and powerful film about greed and secret deals at the highest levels of cricket is a persuasive and gripping story, whatever your level of interest in the game.”

The film will be going into UK independent cinemas in August, starting in the largest independent chain in the UK – Picturehouses – on August 7. The event on July 27 is our official London Premiere and we would love you to join us there.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Actress Melia Kreiling talks about her First Starring Role in DxM

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Melia Kreiling, the talented actress who appeared alongside Chris Pratt in Guardians of the Galaxy, will next star with Jurassic Park actor Sam Neill in Red Bull’s first feature film DxM. She talks to Top 10 Films about her approach to the profession she adores, the experience of working on one of Marvel’s most successful superhero movies, and getting a soap bath with Jeremy Irons in TV’s The Borgias.

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Top 10 Classic Comedies that Broke New Ground

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Top 10 Films takes a look at comedy movies that broke new ground; films that took a risk and succeeded. These genres classics came from filmmakers who wanted to push the boat out, to try things that had never been tried before. In this top 10, you’ll see films such as Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Beverly Hills Cop. Check out the list on Top 10 Films.

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New Issue of FEAST Magazine: The Wild Issue!

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As always, this issue of FEAST Magazine contains a varied stock of featured articles from interviews with well-renown chefs such as Malcolm Emery of Sodexo Prestige and Nathan Outlaw all the way through to a summary of our first-hand experiences at a number of the best zoos and animal parks in the north of England.

Featuring again this year is an update on the progress being made at The Clink Charity in providing much-needed opportunities for offenders who deserve a second chance and a fresh start. This is now the second year we’ve featured the charity and their respective restaurants and it’s honestly great to see the organisation still burning brightly.

Following on from the restaurant theme (always an important one in FEAST), we also look at Chiquito, reviewed by our very own Fran Smith and summarise our thoughts on the current London dining experience. Also reviewed in this issue is the Mud Putty Hobbit Hidey Hole (perfect for the kids) and some of FEAST’s suggestions on kitchen essentials this year.

We also tail off our “Supermarket Special” and lay down the foundations for the ever-important healthcare and education reviews to assess the important work being undertaken in the industry to provide high quality, varied and balanced meals to aspiring minds and provide the nutrition required to aid in the recovery of patients at hospitals across the nation.

Finally, we also welcome a new writer in this issue of FEAST and on FEAST Online, Hayley Toth who will be working to open up new topic areas for the magazine including literature, publishing, the arts and a number of philosophical and in-depth topics as well as contributing to the already-existing topic areas of FEAST. Pieces by Hayley thus far include this issue’s insightful piece on Malcolm Emery and Sodexo Prestige. Other pieces can be found here and there.

A special thanks also goes to Amy Brewer for her lovely wildlife photography featured on the front cover of this issue and further in the magazine – find more wonderful imagery at Wild Photographic. Additional photography in this issue was also provided by our very own Contributing Editor, Dan Stephens, also Editor in Chief of Top10Films and Journalist, Alice Rose Batley, owner of the ever-so famous, Pepper.

Coming Soon… FEAST will be interviewing a spokesperson for Wiley, a leading publisher in the arena of education, professional practice, scientific and research books to provide insight into the support on offer for aspiring authors and the ways in which Wiley can assist them with their publishing ambitions.

 

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